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Title: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Amsterhammer on June 02, 2012, 01:13
Group A                               
Czech Rep.    
Greece    
Poland    
Russia

Group B
Denmark    
Germany    
Netherlands    
Portugal    

Group C

Croatia    
Italy    
R. of Ireland    
Spain    

Group D
England    
France    
Sweden    
Ukraine    

Spain or Germany are favorites for me. Based on what I have seen of Holland's warm-up games, they will not survive the group. ???

Tonight's latest warm-up results -

Austria 3 - 2 Ukraine
Italy 0 - 3 Russia  :o
Czech  1 - 2 Hungary
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Dim on June 02, 2012, 01:22
Well in the absence of Scotland, guess im supporting the Republic of Ireland. Sooner england get knocked out the sooner we can get our club players back and save them getting injured.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 02, 2012, 10:03
France to rain on a couple of parades maybe? As carp as they are, they're still okay.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 02, 2012, 10:22
I think Spain won 4:1 over S. Korea, and Holland:Slovakia 2:0.
Today Croatia vs Norway.
Catholic big "C" group rocks :win
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: sublimit on June 02, 2012, 12:22
England must have the most uninspiring team in living memory.   Rooney and perhaps Ashley young apart they are rubbish.

I also reckon we'll get our botties kicked by Belgium tonight.   :spank
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Slow Rider on June 02, 2012, 13:45
Spain or Germany are favorites for me. Based on what I have seen of Holland's warm-up games, they will not survive the group. ???

Spain and Germany are definitely the favourites. I think Germany will take this, they probably have the most complete team. Spain has a great defence and the best midfield of the game, but lacks true goalscorers.

Based on the preperation matches, Portugal won't do well either. I think the Netherlands will survive the group as second, pretty sure even this Dutch team can beat the Portugese, who are not looking particularly great. I could actually see the Dutch getting somewhere this year, mostly because most other teams are pretty bad. England, France, Italy, all looking terrible. However, once the Netherlands encounter one of Spain and Germany they will be out.

Still, football still is unpredictable. We might see another completely unexpected team win, like Greece a couple of years ago. If I were to bet though, I'd go with Germany, definitely.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 02, 2012, 20:57
Croatia:Norway 1:1 awful match, Bilić signed couple of days ago for Locomotiv Moscow, lucky we :win, go Bilić go!
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Zam on June 03, 2012, 09:34
I think Spain won 4:1 over S. Korea, and Holland:Slovakia 2:0.
Today Croatia vs Norway.
Catholic big "C" group rocks :win

Yes they are just wrong it would be hard even for the press to hype them up and rooney banned for the first few games as well?  but shearer's logic is since no one is hyping them they just might win   ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 03, 2012, 12:52
Yes they are just wrong it would be hard even for the press to hype them up and rooney banned for the first few games as well?  but shearer's logic is since no one is hyping them they just might win   ;D
Dude what are you talking about? ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Zam on June 03, 2012, 23:39
Dude what are you talking about? ;D

OOps  :fp damn..i was talking about england.  ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Zam on June 04, 2012, 13:10
Croatia:Norway 1:1 awful match, Bilić signed couple of days ago for Locomotiv Moscow, lucky we :win, go Bilić go!

 Ivica Olic to miss Euros! Scans show Croatia striker's injury worse than previously thought. Nikola Kalinic to be called up
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 04, 2012, 13:48
Gary Cahill is to miss the Euros thanks to the injury he picked up on saturdays.
Hodgson has called up Martin Kelly who is in fact a full back to replace Cahill.
This has sparked controversy as he has once again overlooked Rio ferdinand, as he also called up another central defender Phil Jagielka when Barry was ruled out.

Not picking a top player is one thing, to then ignore twice again is a bit extreme and it highlights the fact that the only reason Hodgson doesnt want Ferdinand in the squad is not because of his playing ability but because of his brother's feud with John Terry over racial abuse, which will be taken to court in July.

The England team seems to be slowly falling to pieces with Walker, Ruddy, Lampard, Cahill, Barry and Wilshere all having been ruled out. And of course Rooney being suspended for the first 2 games. :'(
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Hitch on June 04, 2012, 16:34
Gary Cahill is to miss the Euros thanks to the injury he picked up on saturday.


That was pretty cheap behaviour from the Belgian, even if it was mildly funny at the time. Pushes the defender into the goalie to eliminate them both and  get a tap in, which will surely be disallowed, and in a friendly at that.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: benotti69 on June 04, 2012, 16:45
the Guardian has done some nice little animated histories of countries,  Italy, Republic of Ireland, Spain and England

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2012/jun/04/euro-2012-italy-animated-history-video (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2012/jun/04/euro-2012-italy-animated-history-video)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2012/jun/01/euro-2012-republic-of-ireland-animated-history?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3486 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2012/jun/01/euro-2012-republic-of-ireland-animated-history?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3486)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2012/may/31/euro-2012-animated-history-spain-video?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3486 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2012/may/31/euro-2012-animated-history-spain-video?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3486)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2012/may/30/euro-2012-england-animated-history?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3486 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2012/may/30/euro-2012-england-animated-history?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3486)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 04, 2012, 19:38
Ivica Olic to miss Euros! Scans show Croatia striker's injury worse than previously thought. Nikola Kalinic to be called up
Yes I was going to post this terrible news, but I see Italians news sites are damn fast ;D and lucky. Kalinić can t score even against India 8) I am not optimist at all.
Spain beat China 1:0
I am afraid of Ireland, not Spain or Italy, coz we are experts (idiots) of underestimating teams, and if not world champions it is not worth to play with them.
England in some serious sh*t.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 06, 2012, 21:20
Spaniard are already fighting between themselves, Italians are busted and Balotelli is red card bingo, but Ireland worries me, I could not sleep coz of them ::)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 07, 2012, 03:07
Yes I was going to post this terrible news, but I see Italians news sites are damn fast ;D and lucky. Kalinić can t score even against India 8) I am not optimist at all.
Spain beat China 1:0
I am afraid of Ireland, not Spain or Italy, coz we are experts (idiots) of underestimating teams, and if not world champions it is not worth to play with them.
England in some serious sh*t.
Who was the last great striker to score against India? Only Thomas Muller in this Euros. There's the evidence that we're the best and scoring against us is the benchmark.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 07, 2012, 10:41
England's luck just got somewhat worse with Defoe heading home as his father just died, dont know if a replacement can be called up as we need Daniel Sturridge desperately, this must be something like half of the ideal first team squad who are unavaliable to play France.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18352148 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18352148)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Poster Formerly Known As Moondance on June 07, 2012, 12:17
Going for Germany for the victory. All areas of the squad are stacked with talent, and Spain's going to have to luck out sooner or later. It is a shame however that if Spain and Germany both top their groups, they'll be set up for a meeting in the Semi's and not the final, which might allow a country like the Netherlands or France  (or maybe even England :P) to sneak into the final.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Poster Formerly Known As Moondance on June 07, 2012, 12:24
England's luck just got somewhat worse with Defoe heading home as his father just died, dont know if a replacement can be called up as we need Daniel Sturridge desperately, this must be something like half of the ideal first team squad who are unavaliable to play France.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18352148 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18352148)

Not Adam Johnson? I was shocked when Hodgson left him out. With Rooney, Carroll and Welbeck you're pretty well stocked on the striker spot.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 07, 2012, 12:26
Who was the last great striker to score against India? Only Thomas Muller in this Euros. There's the evidence that we're the best and scoring against us is the benchmark.
Sage ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Poster Formerly Known As Moondance on June 07, 2012, 16:12
Mind = blown

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/07/article-2155783-137E4B79000005DC-360_634x398.jpg)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 07, 2012, 16:22
Not Adam Johnson? I was shocked when Hodgson left him out. With Rooney, Carroll and Welbeck you're pretty well stocked on the striker spot.
No not really, most squads have 5/4 strikers and our wingers are sufficient.
Remember that Rooney is banned for first 2 and if you want someone off the bench... it is not like either of the above have exactly great international records (though neither does sturridge)
Also Sturridge is fully capable of playing on the wing or to the left of a 3 at the top something which he did a lot for chelsea
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Zam on June 07, 2012, 16:25
England should give up football and concentrate on cycling :P
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 07, 2012, 17:07
England should give up football and concentrate on cycling :P
No all our cyclists are from Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man or Keyna so wouldnt be much point ;)

Also
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18351326 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18351326)
Things heating up a tad.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Zam on June 07, 2012, 17:21
No all our cyclists are from Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man or Keyna so wouldnt be much point ;)

Also
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18351326 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18351326)
Things heating up a tad.

But they can always ride for  GB and they have.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Poster Formerly Known As Moondance on June 07, 2012, 18:10
No not really, most squads have 5/4 strikers and our wingers are sufficient.
Remember that Rooney is banned for first 2 and if you want someone off the bench... it is not like either of the above have exactly great international records (though neither does sturridge)
Also Sturridge is fully capable of playing on the wing or to the left of a 3 at the top something which he did a lot for chelsea

Right, Rooney is banned... Forgot about that. That does change things.

Although 3 strikers is perfectly fine for us. Van Persie, Huntelaar and Luuk de Jong. Then again, we only play with one striker, and England is married to 4-4-2 no matter how obsolete it becomes.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Amsterhammer on June 08, 2012, 12:11
Thanks to the poll adder! :pray

I'll vote for Spain, because they're half Barca. :P
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 08, 2012, 12:12
A Germany Greece final with Spain somewhere according to the poll then.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Capt_Cavman on June 08, 2012, 12:23
The Dutch to beat Germany in the final on penalties. Starting a new era of Dutch total defensive football, playing for 0-0 and then pens in every match.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 09, 2012, 03:21
So Dzagoev went apesh*t yesterday.

Shows you how much Akinfeev has stalled if he can't make it to the first team when he was supposed to be the gun keeper of the future.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Balaverde on June 09, 2012, 03:45
Hup holland hup  :)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Poster Formerly Known As Moondance on June 09, 2012, 06:17
So Dzagoev went apesh*t yesterday.

Shows you how much Akinfeev has stalled if he can't make it to the first team when he was supposed to be the gun keeper of the future.

He's been injured lately and hasn't played at all going into the tournament I think. Normally he does start for Russia.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Amsterhammer on June 09, 2012, 16:56
Hup holland hup  :)

Cheers, Bala :tu

I know that you have some Dutch connection, but I'm not sure if I ever knew what it was. Show your face around here sometime, it's much more light-hearted and relaxed than elsewhere. ;)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 09, 2012, 18:52
flip me, decent result for the Danes.

He's been injured lately and hasn't played at all going into the tournament I think. Normally he does start for Russia.
That crocked knee from ages ago? Was it so serious? The channel covering the RPL hasbeen zapped in recent times, so not quite aware.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 09, 2012, 18:59
This Euro is worst organized ever. I mean you should be completely idiot to underestimated Russian fans, just saw video of them beating ass out of Polish stewards after Čehi match.
We just need England fans to involved.
A Spanish football fan has been murdered in Donetsk. Close to where England and France play on Monday, some tweet, do not know if its true or not.
Oh Holland oh Holland ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Poster Formerly Known As Moondance on June 09, 2012, 21:46
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PpNKNkdKU6g/TKlWIpsC2aI/AAAAAAAABzc/K9iw74CAnV0/s400/wtf.jpg)
Anyway... We were still the better team. Created some 12 good chances, Denmark 2... But thats how it goes. Anyway, neither Germany or Portugal looked unbeatable, so with a bit of luck (which we didn't have today).
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 09, 2012, 21:50
I dont know what you think guys but football is dying since S. Africa, I mean what is purpose of euro when we have CL, players are toasted, tactics sucks.
Boring match, I watched only first half and when seeing Portugal playing like flipping Greece, I mean flip euro football 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Slow Rider on June 09, 2012, 22:14
Netherlands played alright but just couldn't finish it. Van Persie unlucky a few times, but the defence still is a problem. Was very happy to see Willems perform so well though, the 18 year old held himself nicely on the highest level.

Germany was quite weak. Portugal just don't deserve to win. They have the players to play great football, as shown by the last 20 minutes, but simply refuse to. Had they played more agressively from the start they might have overpowered the Germans, who were not strong at all.

But none of the four nations in the 'group of death' were playing well. Netherlands will have to win the remaining two matches though, even a tie against the Germans will make it very hard to go on.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Poster Formerly Known As Moondance on June 09, 2012, 22:54
Netherlands played alright but just couldn't finish it. Van Persie unlucky a few times, but the defence still is a problem. Was very happy to see Willems perform so well though, the 18 year old held himself nicely on the highest level.

Germany was quite weak. Portugal just don't deserve to win. They have the players to play great football, as shown by the last 20 minutes, but simply refuse to. Had they played more agressively from the start they might have overpowered the Germans, who were not strong at all.

But none of the four nations in the 'group of death' were playing well. Netherlands will have to win the remaining two matches though, even a tie against the Germans will make it very hard to go on.

Generally agree... The worst thing is is that we didn't even play that badly (finishing aside). Generally defended well, pressed the Danes well, bossed middle-third (apart from fifteen minutes in the first half), created loads, plenty of shots. Van Persie missed two awesome chances, Huntelaar missed one, and we should've had a penalty when Jacobsen handballed with 12 minutes or so to go... If Denmark play like they did today against Portugal and Germany that they wont get many more points (possibly one in a nil-nil draw with Portugal)

But Germany was so uncreative, and Portugal so downright horrid, that I actually think that despite a disaster opening round we still have a better than one-in-two chance of going through. Judging from today's performances I think we've got a perfectly good shot at beating Germany next Wednesday. I'm not a betting man (my mother is a rather stern Christian who always lectured me against sins like gambling, and one's entire upbringing is hard to shake) but I think there might be some attractive odds on the Netherlands tonight.

On the other hand I spent plenty of time today drinking (away my sorrows) so feel perfectly free to disregard my readings of todays games.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Hitch on June 10, 2012, 00:34
I'm not a betting man (my mother is a rather stern Christian who always lectured me against sins like gambling, and one's entire upbringing is hard to shake) but I think there might be some attractive odds on the Netherlands tonight.

.

Didn't you once bet DT that EBH would not do well in Mendrisio worlds  ;)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Poster Formerly Known As Moondance on June 10, 2012, 08:24
Didn't you once bet DT that EBH would not do well in Mendrisio worlds  ;)

And how did that work out for me? As we say in the Netherlands, "God punishes instantly"
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Balaverde on June 10, 2012, 16:27
Cheers, Bala :tu

I know that you have some Dutch connection, but I'm not sure if I ever knew what it was. Show your face around here sometime, it's much more light-hearted and relaxed than elsewhere. ;)

As I said - elsewhere - my attempt at encouragement wasn't very helpful. I also have a slightly different analysis of the dutch game, in that I think they were quite bad, in the essence of their game, which is quite worrying. I thought they hardly created any chances, mainly because of their inability to determine the pace of the game; their ball circulation speed was exceptionally slow; their passing was sloppy; the accuracy of passes was bad and player movement and position changes were inadequate. I found the midfield to really play below their potential, they were invisible and failed at feeding the offense, change the pace of the game, change the direction of the game, accelerate or temporize the game. Even worse, the holding midfielders were absent when the Danes, only sporadically, attacked. (Really, the Danes were not playing well at all) They could just walk all the way to the 16m, no one attempted to recover a ball or even make their forward movement difficult, where a shaky defensive line had trouble keeping them from pulling off some shots, or even move deeper into the danger zone. Another problem, there was no leadership or inspiration from anyone, to shake up the game, to turn it around, to motivate themselves and show some fighting spirit. In the 2nd half it looked as if they were 4:1 ahead, instead of 1:0 down. 19 shots on goal, only 3 on target. Very few outplayed chances, or opportunities created due to a passing game (as opposed to individual class). When VdV and Huntelaar came in, their play suffered even more, because the team was totally out of balance. Everyone seemed to be waiting to for an opportunity, instead of setting up a play.

It doesn't bode well for the next games, and I rate Germany and Portugal higher then Denmark. Portugal can really lock up a game, play compact and defensively, and if the Dutch couldn't even rip open a Danish defense, how will they be able to break a Portuguese defense. (Look at Germany sweating to create a chance against Portugal. They probably had one or two in 90m)

I'll try to stick my head in from time to time, but forums are extremely time consuming ;)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 10, 2012, 18:47
Just tired yourself bloody bastards ;D
You would see The real Artisans :P
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 10, 2012, 21:44
Routine victory over one more untalented, rugby, butchers team from north.
Almost 70 years and we are back on Ostfront ;D
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/6518/1croatianlegionrussia19.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/209/1croatianlegionrussia19.jpg/)
Ugh ;D
Croatia: 3
Italy: 1
Spain: 1
Ireland rugby team: zero points
We are champions for sure, Spain watch out we are going to bust your untalented asses :win
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 11, 2012, 05:20
Spain to be knocked out in the groups 8)

Toothless sh*te from them. Why the hell was Di Natale not starting?
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2012, 12:12
Spain to be knocked out in the groups 8)

Toothless sh*te from them. Why the hell was Di Natale not starting?
Yes, Spain is out. :win
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: sublimit on June 11, 2012, 12:28
Spain are boring, its like watching a computer game.          :)

I have a soft spot for the Eye Talions so fairly happy with that result, and now England are near to getting into the lions den and getting their collective butts kicked tonight.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Havetts on June 11, 2012, 12:40
the Dutch need to beat germany.. somehow I doubt it'll happen :(.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 11, 2012, 12:48

Toothless sh*te from them. Why the hell was Di Natale not starting?
i would take a wild guess and say maybe it is because Balotteli and Cassano are better...
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 11, 2012, 12:59
Di Natale is very good, and would definitely be in far better condition than Cassano. As for Balottelli, why would any pick that dick? It's not a clear cut decision to say that Di Natale is well worse than the other two.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Slow Rider on June 11, 2012, 13:00
The Italians surprised me with some good football. The Spanish are not as great as 2 years ago, they're missing a goalgetter and their defence is weakened too, but they're still one of the best teams in the world.

Netherlands-Germany should be a very interesting match. We will have to attack, while the Germans will be able to sit back and counter. It will depend on the form of Robben and Affelay, if they can provide some assists and goal attempts it could be much better than against Denmark. If they fail to do so however, it's pretty much lost already. A victory would be great, if it's a tie we'll have to depend on Portugal to beat Denmark, something I'm not at all confident in.

Tonight France-England. I still see France as one of the favourites, perhaps overlooked by many, but they have one of the best teams around imo. I could see them getting very far. Tonight will be the first test for them, against an English team that isn't great any more. Should be an interesting match I think.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 11, 2012, 13:19
Aye, hopefully it's the recent France and not the France that scraped past Luxembourg, only Spain can be that boring, it's a team of eleven Michael Carricks.

I say France win tonight by one goal.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Amsterhammer on June 11, 2012, 16:55
Any team with John Terry in it is a team I want to see lose.

As for Spain, they're trying to prove that you can play winning football with, in effect, 5-6 midget midfielders. ::)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 11, 2012, 17:24
If they could play a bit faster and a bit more direct, they'd be a treat to watch. Now they're just a sluggish mess. They could even do with the sh*t form Luca Toni of Bayern Munich.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2012, 19:07
Jesus England, do you guys on Island have a goalkeeper talent ID or just hire every idiot you can find on street ;D
Ukraine is tricky one, would not be surprise if they beat Švedska ::)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Amsterhammer on June 11, 2012, 19:13
Well, that was (not really very) exciting. A draw seems a fair result. I hate Ribery.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Havetts on June 11, 2012, 21:26
Shevchenko :win!
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 11, 2012, 21:33
Jesus England, do you guys on Island have a goalkeeper talent ID or just hire every idiot you can find on street ;D
Ukraine is tricky one, would not be surprise if they beat Švedska ::)
Find a better goalkeeper in the big island they call the globe and then we will see....
Also good call for the Ukraine match..
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Havetts on June 11, 2012, 21:34
Both England and France werent really convincing, happy with a 1-1.. ???
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2012, 21:44
Ukraine vs Ibro 2:1
I always say that people northern from Trieste doesn t know how to play football 8)
Of course some examples like Ibro denied me, but he is stolen from Balkan anyway :wave
Ugh France would be beaten by Ukraine for sure :fp
And that Ševčenko is just damn good player.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2012, 21:47
Find a better goalkeeper in the big island they call the globe and then we will see....
Also good call for the Ukraine match..
I can not buy that England (and Ireland yesterday), could not find better goalie, just cant believe. Shilton was last good one, of course he also had very fine moments ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 11, 2012, 21:59
I can not buy that England (and Ireland yesterday), could not find better goalie, just cant believe. Shilton was last good one, of course he also had very fine moments ;D
Asides from maybe Casillas and Buffon and only them due to experience, we would not willingly replace anyother goalie in this tournament with Hart..
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 11, 2012, 22:05
 Russia, Denmark, Croatia and Ukraine  all on top of the groups....

Now who would have guessed that on Friday....
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2012, 22:08
Asides from maybe Casillas and Buffon and only them due to experience, we would not willingly replace anyother goalie in this tournament with Hart..
Dude that Nasri goal Casillas would catch 9 out of 10 times, it is goalie mistake 105% and you are suffered to many times coz that. 8)
Just saying, don t say tomorrow that I didn t warn you.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2012, 22:11
Russia, Denmark, Croatia and Ukraine  all on top of the groups....

Now who would have guessed that on Friday....
No one for sure, bookies are earning some big money 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 11, 2012, 22:12
Dude that Nasri goal Casillas would catch 9 out of 10 times, it is goalie mistake 105% and you are suffered to many times coz that. 8)
Just saying, don t say tomorrow that I didn t warn you.
You evidently dont watch much premier league.....

Yeh of course it was Hart's mistake but it will be his only mistake of the tourney 105% guaranteed. He didnt make one such mistake throughout the whole PL season and I am willing to put this down to international inexperience.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2012, 22:17
You evidently dont watch much premier league.....

Yeh of course it was Hart's mistake but it will be his only mistake of the tourney 105% guaranteed. He didnt make one such mistake throughout the whole PL season and I am willing to put this down to international inexperience.
Out some money froome, put some money ;D
I am saying that Hart would cost at least two more times. Bet for one week ban 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 11, 2012, 22:18
Out some money froome, put some money ;D
I am saying that Hart would cost at least two more times. Bet for one week ban 8)
I wouldnt want to do that to you.... 8)
But I am willing to put money on the table... :)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 11, 2012, 22:25
I wouldnt want to do that to you.... 8)
But I am willing to put money on the table... :)
Ok I am having how much, 1600vr$, they are all yours if you would right, of course I would spam other threads to boost my bank account, all my money is yours :wave
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 11, 2012, 22:31
Ok I am having how much, 1600vr$, they are all yours if you would right, of course I would spam other threads to boost my bank account, all my money is yours :wave
*Gulp*
My ridiculous sense of patriotism is determined to influence my logic and therefore I will take your bet..
A bit difficult to define goalkeeping errors sometimes but not my problem as Hart isnt going to make any..
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Amsterhammer on June 11, 2012, 22:39
Indulge me, please.

                                                 :daotec




                                         :win      Sheva       :win

How flipping cool was that? Sheva, 35 year old superstar of the Ukraine scores both, two great headers. This could not have happened to a nicer or more deserving player, one of the few gentlemen left in the game!

:pray Sheva
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Balaverde on June 12, 2012, 00:34
Russia, Denmark, Croatia and Ukraine  all on top of the groups....

Now who would have guessed that on Friday....

When do the Russian, Danish, Croatian and Ukranian domestic leagues start and end their respective seasons?

France today was uninspiring; they seemed to suffer from the 'dutch disease' in that they were completely static, their positioning was lacking or too slow to cause England any problems, the ball circulation was slower than van Hummel backpedaling a mountain, everyone looked at each other for creativity, and their striker (Benzema) looked completely isolated. Ribery was nowhere, Nasri played alright but failed to service Benzema, and he often had to, or felt he had to, pick up the ball on the 30-35m, which meant no one was in front.

England played decent to well, especially with the quality players they have. They exploited their strengths (lock it down defensively) and had some nice counters, which could trouble France. Obviously their set pieces are dangerous and they got a good goal. I think a draw was fair to both teams.

Ukraine and Sweden was a helluva match. Very entertaining, with some, seemingly, classical Ukranian football. High paced, endurance-based,  running/ground game with quick position switches and a sly old fox called Shevchenko. Even though he is 35?36? he knows how to lose a defender in the blink of an eye; the defender doesn't pay attention for a split second and he is gone, and he has a superb nose for the goal. It was a joy to see Zlatan the magician too. How versatile is that guy; he can create his own opportunities, with the flick of his foot he makes any defender look like a chump; he distributes the ball; has defense splitting passing abilities (casually with the outside of his shoe), can hold the ball inside/at the edge of the box to service upcoming midfielder, has a good shot and header, and for his size, a lot of flair.

I would have liked to see Sweden score an equalizer, because somehow I thought it would do justice to Sweden's efforts. But what a match; a pleasure to watch.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Hitch on June 12, 2012, 02:51
Dude that Nasri goal Casillas would catch 9 out of 10 times, it is goalie mistake 105% and you are suffered to many times coz that. 8)
Just saying, don t say tomorrow that I didn t warn you.
Denmark is only.surprise.and.they are top cos.of.name.

Russia was most probable and Croatia was also very likely with Italy and Spain cancelling eachother  out (even if 1 team won Croatia just had to beat weak team of.group by more). Ukraine was unlikely but possible if England and France would cancel themselves out.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 03:26
When do the Russian, Danish, Croatian and Ukranian domestic leagues start and end their respective seasons?
Russia's now streamlined with the rest of Europe.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Tuart on June 12, 2012, 03:44
Russia are hardly a surprise (except maybe their dominance), clear favourites from that group imo.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 12, 2012, 09:44
When do the Russian, Danish, Croatian and Ukranian domestic leagues start and end their respective seasons?
Croatian league? Is that thing exist anymore ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 12, 2012, 09:50
Indulge me, please.

                                                 :daotec




                                         :win      Sheva       :win

How flipping cool was that? Sheva, 35 year old superstar of the Ukraine scores both, two great headers. This could not have happened to a nicer or more deserving player, one of the few gentlemen left in the game!

:pray Sheva
You are in Amster :wave, of course we are placing our money to see if this would happen to England goalie in Euro ;D
Hrvatska:Engleska Robinson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuBzGhuG1u0#)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 12, 2012, 11:07
When do the Russian, Danish, Croatian and Ukranian domestic leagues start and end their respective seasons?

France today was uninspiring; they seemed to suffer from the 'dutch disease' in that they were completely static, their positioning was lacking or too slow to cause England any problems, the ball circulation was slower than van Hummel backpedaling a mountain, everyone looked at each other for creativity, and their striker (Benzema) looked completely isolated. Ribery was nowhere, Nasri played alright but failed to service Benzema, and he often had to, or felt he had to, pick up the ball on the 30-35m, which meant no one was in front.

England played decent to well, especially with the quality players they have. They exploited their strengths (lock it down defensively) and had some nice counters, which could trouble France. Obviously their set pieces are dangerous and they got a good goal. I think a draw was fair to both teams.

I dont like to have a got at England but I feel I must have:
The obvious problem was that we werent all that good defensively, you highlighted France's faults well and if it wasnt for that we would have certainly lost by more than the final scoreline.
Looking at our attack it was certainly pretty limited as we did not really counter them at all and even when we attempted to we didnt have the necessary skills to take on the France defense. Rooney has these skills and Young to an extent but Welbeck doesnt haev the ability to take on defenders or make a cutting edge pass. Likewise with Milner who has a good array of skills but they do not involve fast counter attacking football. Chamberlain on the other hand has got these attributes yet he didnt properly ever get into the game probably due to inexperience.
The fact that our attack was lacking the basic necessities for a counter attack meant we had to deliver from the midfield yet Gerrard was forced to sit much too deep to accomodate our defensive tactics which means his full talent wasnt exploited to the extent it should have been.
Due to this inability to coutner effectively if Hodgson wants to play this way again and he surely will it is undoubted that he needs to include players on the wing who can open up the defence with cutting runs even if their defensive skills arent up to scrach. Namely we need Theo Walcott who i do not like much but he is necessary, likkewise Aaron Lennon and Adam Johnson would have been incredibly helpful in such a formation but Hodgson seems to have deemed players like Jordan Henderson to be more vital to the squad....
Of course when Rooney comes back this will change but I do not think the formation or tactics will change so I do believe we will need capable wingers to assist Young in feeding Rooney.

In defence meanwhile there was an obvious problem which was the fact that we lay too deep. This was the cause for the goal as Parker or Gerrard should have picked up Nasri.
On one hand this seems to be a tactic deployed by Hodgson in order to limit the French and specifically Benzema to only shots outside the box as did occur, as Parker would never usually play so deep even for Tottenham.
Yet it is obviously a stupid system as it allowed the French with such capable players as Nasri and Ribery enough space in front of the box to maneuvre the ball well. If a rematch was played and the French heed Bala Verde's advise then we will surely see a different result one which is not in England's favour. To allow such talent such free reign is inexcusable and it cant be justified by Hodgson.
I am all for Hodgson playing a defensive formation yet if he wants to he needs to ensure that he is utilising his immensely talented midfield duo properly with Parker sitting deeper than Gerrard which was not the case today. I can see that Hodgson is trying to make Gerrard the hub of the team but the same tactic should be tried as at Tottenham with parker controlling the defensive aspects and linking it through to the more attacking midfielders- Modric to then create something. Gerrard cant be compromised and if he is then we have no chance even with Rooney back.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 12, 2012, 11:12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18407626 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18407626)
Shame..
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 11:24
You are in Amster :wave, of course we are placing our money to see if this would happen to England goalie in Euro ;D
Hrvatska:Engleska Robinson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuBzGhuG1u0#)
Watched this live in the middle of the night. Brilliant
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: sublimit on June 12, 2012, 11:32
Joe Hart is a really good keeper to be fair, particularly for Man City but maybe not that convincing yesterday.  He never gets phased if he flips up usually.

I rate ze German Manuel Neuer as possibly the best keeper in the tournament.  Maybe.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 12, 2012, 11:40
True that. Neuer is as good as any keeper in the world. Better than Casillas, whose handling of crosses isn't exactly flash.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Amsterhammer on June 12, 2012, 12:02
Let's all keep our fingers crossed that Poland-Russia doesn't turn into a rematch of WW2. There is apparently much tension..... :(
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 12, 2012, 13:16
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18409916 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18409916)
Bad, bad news for this competition.. this could lead to some very serious consequences.
All i can say is that the fans are lucky Balotteli didnt hear as he stated before the tournament that he would kill anyone who racially abuses him, regardless of the consequences..
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: taiwan on June 12, 2012, 15:17
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18409916 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18409916)
Bad, bad news for this competition.. this could lead to some very serious consequences.
All i can say is that the fans are lucky Balotteli didnt hear as he stated before the tournament that he would kill anyone who racially abuses him, regardless of the consequences..

Wow a supreme effort is being made to downplay the blatant racism there. I think the people in charge have tolerance, if not a soft spot for racism in football. Institutional racism, like in the police.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: froome19 on June 12, 2012, 19:04
Let's all keep our fingers crossed that Poland-Russia doesn't turn into a rematch of WW2. There is apparently much tension..... :(
Turns out you were right, not quite to WW2 extent but the fans are playing up quite a lot..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18409776 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18409776)
Lets hope it doesnt get any worse..
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 13, 2012, 02:51
It's usually much worse in Russia. Just a pillow fight by their standards :D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Archieboy on June 13, 2012, 11:27
Let's all keep our fingers crossed that Poland-Russia doesn't turn into a rematch of WW2. There is apparently much tension..... :(

Another reason for the bitter rivalry between the two countries..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Warsaw_(1920 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Warsaw_(1920)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Poster Formerly Known As Moondance on June 14, 2012, 01:28
Bah... So it all comes down to Netherlands and Portugal again (and hoping that Germany wont soft play against the Danes). International football once again seems to be determined to drive a wedge between my girlfriend and me =/

Anyway, i think Germany will let Klose start, and the teammates should be pretty determined get him a few goals for his record. So with a bit of luck.... (I'm grasping at straws i know, but it's all i got).
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Zam on June 14, 2012, 11:55
Italy v croatia tonight...i wish i could watch with tony moanthecroat...i will punch him  ;D >:( :P

Fratelli d italia - ( Inno di Mameli ) - lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7pmy-u1awI#)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 14, 2012, 12:15
In your wildest dreams mate
World Cup 2002 Italy Vs Croatia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDnrg-IedMo#ws)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 14, 2012, 16:05
For less than 60 minutes we will see Artisans again, real beauty, real football :fp
Balkan Brazilians are marching again.
Italy would be just shattered in pieces, completely.
Zam don t tell that I did not warned you 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 14, 2012, 17:56
Ronaldo best free kicker? balls. Try scoring that one.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 14, 2012, 19:59
Must admit Italia was better, we don t know how to play on draw and that was for sure Bilić strategy. Thanks God we have super Manđo ;D
I was listening our players and coach later, Jesus, Italy was poor, they did not dominate, I say what game did you watching dude 8)
Lol Ireland is going to suck 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 14, 2012, 20:02
Pletikosa's double save off Marchisio was brilliant.

Ireland do suck when Torres scores a goal.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 14, 2012, 20:21
Pletikosa's double save off Marchisio was brilliant.

Ireland do suck when Torres scores a goal.
Yes he is good at it.
Torres scores :win
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 14, 2012, 21:09
Dude, Ireland are sh*t. Even Spain score two goals against them.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 15, 2012, 09:31
zam dont be sad, we would kick out Spain and you will beat Ireland 1:0, and sneak through group as usual ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: sublimit on June 15, 2012, 12:40
So England v Sweden tonight.   so another draw coming up. 

But impressed with the way Roy Hodgeson has gone about the job of England manager - getting the best out of some pretty ordinary players as per usual so hopefully we can scrape through the group stages.       then lose to the first decent team we play in the knockout stages.   ???
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: sublimit on June 15, 2012, 12:44
Dude, Ireland are sh*t. Even Spain score two goals against them.

This is the worst Ireland team regarding personnel for like ages,  most of the players are not even premier league standard.   

Dogged team as usual but completly outclassed yesterday so yes I  agree.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 15, 2012, 12:57
Come on England 8)
Gigi Buffon get mad, he states that we would play with Spain 2:2 ;D, of course that makes Italia out.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 15, 2012, 13:00
Now imagine if Spain score in the last minute to make it 2-2, it would be hilarious.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 15, 2012, 13:04
This is the worst Ireland team regarding personnel for like ages,  most of the players are not even premier league standard.   

Dogged team as usual but completly outclassed yesterday so yes I  agree.
Serious question- How the flip did Dunne carve out such a career despite being a bag of sh*te at best?
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: sublimit on June 15, 2012, 13:37
Serious question- How the flip did Dunne carve out such a career despite being a bag of sh*te at best?

Dunne is kind of like a fans fave  but I've never bought into it.     Had the occasional reasonable game maybe a few years ago but is too slow IMO.     

Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 15, 2012, 15:22
Now imagine if Spain score in the last minute to make it 2-2, it would be hilarious.
Jesus that would be enough reason to zam get banned me ;D,
and 2nd time since Denmark vs Sweden 2:2 back to 2004 Euro, lol

My bookie keep telling me to put money on 2:2, Torres equalizer 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 15, 2012, 21:57
Congrats England sweet :win
Lol that Lescott look really mental, and what name is Oxlade anyway? :fp
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 16, 2012, 02:51
Congrats England sweet :win
Lol that Lescott look really mental, and what name is Oxlade anyway? :fp
Doesn't Oxlade sound sleeping with an ox? I got my oxlade tonight.

Well played England. Bogey, what bogey? I also remember that France played football for a few minutes yesterday.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 16, 2012, 08:04
Doesn't Oxlade sound sleeping with an ox? I got my oxlade tonight.

Well played England. Bogey, what bogey? I also remember that France played football for a few minutes yesterday.
I did not want to say it loud, but I also think it has something to do with bull or ox ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Tuart on June 16, 2012, 08:11
Ukraine proper to still knock them out. ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 17, 2012, 11:51
Good goal yes, but not sure he deserves to be hyped too much just yet - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18475224 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18475224)

Felt for Russia last night, to win your first game 4-1 and then not make it through the group  :fp 
Poland started brightly, but only had themselves to blame - created very little after the break and looked a bit clueless about how to get a goal.  Looking forward to this evening's games.  Mathematically, Germany, despite winning 2 from 2, can still get knocked out, but realistically, the Netherlands need a minor miracle to get through.  If teams have the same number of points, is it head to head result or goal difference that is the main differentiator?
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 17, 2012, 15:53
I did not want to say it loud, but I also think it has something to do with bull or ox ;D
Man, any more info on that Croatian fan who had her tit licked by the Irishman? I know that she's losing her job at the ministry of culture ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: sublimit on June 17, 2012, 17:08
The Irish fans so happy despite them having one of the worst teams in Euro history.        ???

Russia have a good team but their fans and backers with copious amounts of cash are tossers.  so glad those scumbags are out also. 



Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 17, 2012, 18:12
Man, any more info on that Croatian fan who had her tit licked by the Irishman? I know that she's losing her job at the ministry of culture ;D
Lol you mean those two fat ugly girls ;D
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9162/screenshot1navijaciceci.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/screenshot1navijaciceci.jpg/)

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4281/navijacssssice4625index.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/715/navijacssssice4625index.jpg/)

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2078/004500748.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/109/004500748.jpg/)

They are not get fired yet..., but they are stars ;D, nice tits
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 17, 2012, 18:14
Bitka chuligánů Chorvatska s policií v centru Poznaně (10.06.2012) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49-72iXs5Vs#ws)
Ugh that was ;D, boys are just bored to death ::)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 17, 2012, 18:14
Croatia riots in Poznan - EM 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPp2Ouqmlqs#ws)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Flo on June 17, 2012, 18:43
Lol you mean those two fat ugly girls ;D
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9162/screenshot1navijaciceci.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/screenshot1navijaciceci.jpg/)

Ew look at her teeth!
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 17, 2012, 19:20
Ew look at her teeth!
Ugh :fp, they are sisters and can imagine what they are going through, whole nation are making jokes with them :fp
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 17, 2012, 19:24
Lot of talking here about 2:2 with Spain, I mean a lot. 2:2 option being banned from bookies ;D
What I am more concern is UEFA spies mingle with our fans tomorrow coz Balotelli racism issue, they speak our language and snitch for money 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 17, 2012, 20:14
Holland wtf, great match so far 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Sylvester on June 17, 2012, 22:01
Bye bye Holland. Can't say I'm sorry.

I hope Italy make it tomorrow. I don't care about Spain or Croatia, but a Spain win seems more likely. Sorry Anthony  ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Havetts on June 18, 2012, 11:10
We didnt deserve to even get one point, glad we can go home and these flipping ridiculous commercials about Euro2012 will hopefully be gone :fp.

Oh well, completely steamrolled by Denmark, Germany and Portugal. New negative record :tu... .. .. . . . . :fp
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 18, 2012, 15:01
Bye bye Holland. Can't say I'm sorry.

I hope Italy make it tomorrow. I don't care about Spain or Croatia, but a Spain win seems more likely. Sorry Anthony  ;D
Dude it ain't gonna happen, we are going to destroy them! Watch it, remember it, signed it dude, God damn it!
Starship - "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" - ORIGINAL VIDEO - HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBQVrCflZ_E#)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Dancing on the Pedals on June 18, 2012, 16:13
 :fp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18443469 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18443469)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 18, 2012, 17:14
Brilliant ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 18, 2012, 18:22
:fp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18443469 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18443469)
lol, lol
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 18, 2012, 22:07
We were stolen!
Congrats Italia, ugh that s hurts ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: sublimit on June 19, 2012, 13:57
Glad Ireland lost again.     dunno what their fans were singing for,  rubbish players, rubbish team, and an overpaid pensioner for a manager.   

Put Keano in charge.   ;D
 
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Havetts on June 19, 2012, 14:55
This croatian fan  :-*

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4933/e0765434481148460695953.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/403/e0765434481148460695953.jpg/)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: jobiwan on June 19, 2012, 17:10
I think France wins today. and England ties and gets the honor of playing Spain!
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 19, 2012, 18:25
This croatian fan  :-*

(http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/foto/e0765434_481148_460695953959092_1435274169_n.jpg)
I dont see nothing, bad link. But I bet it is good looking woman ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 19, 2012, 18:45
White box with red cross in it is sexy 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Tuart on June 19, 2012, 20:06
Right click, view image, then press enter in the address box. Result! ;)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 19, 2012, 20:20
Right click, view image, then press enter in the address box. Result! ;)
Thanks Tuarty 8)
Btw, thas is my wife
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Slow Rider on June 20, 2012, 10:16
Funny match yesterday. England was not strong, but Gerrard.. What a player! Three amazing performances in a row by him.

That goal where the ball was cleared from after the line by Terry proves once again that goalline technology is required. Weird however that the Ukraïnian coach was complaining so much about it, saying he had the refs against him, while the whole attack was offside in the first place, so it should never have been a goal anyway. So odd that everyone is complaining about that bad decision by the line judge, while they're all ignoring the error that allowed the attack to happen anyway.

Proof:
HD \\ Marko Devic Goal Disallowed | Ukraine vs England (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBgRNq0SKmA#ws)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: sublimit on June 20, 2012, 12:48
Yeah,, dunno how the Ukraine manager could of been so certain it was a goal anyway.   OK it was a goal after we got the slowed down replay but yes it was offside also in the first place..   

Still every time this scenario of a goal happening and then not counting - it makes the imbecile FIFA guy Sepp Blatter look a bigger fool than he already is.  This makes me happy.   :win
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: jobiwan on June 20, 2012, 22:58
Seen a whole bunch of these on all the Euro websites, but figured I'd do one myself.
My Euro 2012 Best of Group Stage VI

                      Casillas
Selassie        Hummels          Lahm
                 Pirlo      Gerrard
Dzagoev         Modric        David Silva
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Looking forward to the quarters. I expect Portugal-Germany and Spain-England semis!  ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: LukasCPH on June 21, 2012, 08:02
Looking forward to the quarters. I expect Portugal-Germany and Spain-England semis!  ;D
You'll have to wait a long time for those. :P
It would be Portugal-Spain and Germany-England. ;)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: jobiwan on June 21, 2012, 16:57
You'll have to wait a long time for those. :P
It would be Portugal-Spain and Germany-England. ;)

Oh, right.  :fp to me!
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 22, 2012, 09:19
Emmanuel Frimpong in all his glory
LEAVE IT YEAH REMIX - LETHAL BIZZLE FT EMMANUEL FRIMPONG (OUT NOW) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co8QwDoR60Y#ws)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Amsterhammer on June 22, 2012, 13:28
This will really only be of interest to Dutchies. Last night on VIOranje, Derksen came out with the following information that he had obtained from 'sources'.

- Heitinga was the 'deep throat' who leaked stuff via his wife on RTL Boulevard.
- There were deep divisions and lots of bad vibes in the squad
- v.d. Wiel didn't talk to anyone, spent his whole time online with his clothing and hip-hop business interests, wearing big head phones so he didn't have to talk to anyone.
 - Huntelaar and v.d. Vaart got on everyone's nerves with their constant complaining about not playing
- v. Persie and Afellay kept apart from the others, and were both arrogant and snobbish about their status within the group - Afellay in particular peeed everybody off by saying sh*t like, 'I play for Barca, who do you play for'?
- None of them took v. Bommel seriously as captain, but saw him as his father-in-law's mouthpiece. He was disliked by all.
- Sneijder tried to get Bert to basically play like everyone else in Holland wanted, but was not listened to till the final game, and even then he got it wrong by putting Wesley on the wing.
- Bert's 'gezag' in this group is gone, he will have to leave.

Phew. :o
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: on3m@ndog on June 22, 2012, 16:54
Portugal-Spain and Germany-England would be a good semis. Or maybe the Czechs squeak in there over Portugal?
 :wave
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Flo on June 22, 2012, 16:56
Portugal-Spain and Germany-England would be a good semis. Or maybe the Czechs squeak in there over Portugal?
 :wave

Portugal is already through. They beat Czech republic yesterday.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: on3m@ndog on June 22, 2012, 17:05
Portugal is already through. They beat Czech republic yesterday.

pfffff. how'd i miss that?
anyway's... Yay!
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 22, 2012, 17:42
This will really only be of interest to Dutchies. Last night on VIOranje, Derksen came out with the following information that he had obtained from 'sources'.

- Heitinga was the 'deep throat' who leaked stuff via his wife on RTL Boulevard.
- There were deep divisions and lots of bad vibes in the squad
- v.d. Wiel didn't talk to anyone, spent his whole time online with his clothing and hip-hop business interests, wearing big head phones so he didn't have to talk to anyone.
 - Huntelaar and v.d. Vaart got on everyone's nerves with their constant complaining about not playing
- v. Persie and Afellay kept apart from the others, and were both arrogant and snobbish about their status within the group - Afellay in particular peeed everybody off by saying sh*t like, 'I play for Barca, who do you play for'?
- None of them took v. Bommel seriously as captain, but saw him as his father-in-law's mouthpiece. He was disliked by all.
- Sneijder tried to get Bert to basically play like everyone else in Holland wanted, but was not listened to till the final game, and even then he got it wrong by putting Wesley on the wing.
- Bert's 'gezag' in this group is gone, he will have to leave.

Phew. :o
Jesus and there was no fist fight at all ;D
It reminds about Holland team issues back in 90s about black vs white dudes, it is not first time for them.
I say coach or manager is God! If players fight or acting like stars, send them home mate 8), there is plenty of not so rich bastards out there.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 22, 2012, 21:17
Greek goalie name is Sifilis 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Slow Rider on June 22, 2012, 21:57
Greek goalie name is Sifilis 8)

Sifilis? Well at least he managed to catch that then..
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 24, 2012, 09:05
Stupid Frogs, now we need to tolerate more of Spain's boring sh*t. That's all
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 24, 2012, 16:37
Stupid Frogs, now we need to tolerate more of Spain's boring sh*t. That's all
Oh that was so boring that I more prefer VR shoutbox ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 24, 2012, 16:42
Especially now ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 24, 2012, 16:52
Especially now ;D
Lol, must fly ;D
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: The Hitch on June 25, 2012, 04:29
This is who England missed most

 http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DY3hvQjGwN2s&v=Y3hvQjGwN2s&gl=GB (http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DY3hvQjGwN2s&v=Y3hvQjGwN2s&gl=GB)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 25, 2012, 07:57
Dear froome I send you all my money I can find coz that Hart bet thingie, hope you can buy napkins ;D

P.S. This is the worst England team I ever saw, and btw that Hart does not look like English bloke at all but never mind you got my money, I think he is Aussie ::)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: jobiwan on June 25, 2012, 16:40
(http://i.minus.com/ixSNKeWYY7zCQ.gif)

Pretty much sums up the game. Italy just outclassed England and deserved to win.
Looking forward to Portugal-Spain, and I think the Portuguese could actually win!
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Slow Rider on June 25, 2012, 16:57
It was a good game, one of the better ones of the tournament so far. Italy were the better team and deserved to win, but England played some football too. They were not playing like Chelsea anyway.

I hope Portugal will be able to bring something to the table against Spain, but I fear the Spanish will just step it up a level and once again win with 1-0.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 26, 2012, 09:53
Don't like Portugal, too many :censoreds in one team. Hope Spain win that.

Now I feel dirty
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 27, 2012, 21:39
I want this Euro to be over right now, they are so tired and boring 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Havetts on June 28, 2012, 00:56
Don't like Portugal, too many :censoreds in one team. Hope Spain win that.

Now I feel dirty

Never thought id see you turn down a bunch of :censoreds ;D.

All jokes aside, penalty series have been great this euro2012
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on June 28, 2012, 00:59
True, rookie error on my part. What I meant was too many thunder:censoreds in a team.

Tried watching it, not the most compelling at post midnight :fp
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: sublimit on June 28, 2012, 15:42
Please don't let Spain win, can't stand those doping swines!

I go with that.    They make Kenyan/African distance runners look like sluggards.

Like 400 metre track runners on speed but with short passes and a lack of individual flair.  They are the dullest most successful team in history by a mile.       
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Anthony Moan on June 28, 2012, 20:15
Forza Azzurri (- Balotelli)!!!! 8)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: jobiwan on June 28, 2012, 20:42
:fp
Wow that was depressing. Muller or Reus better be starting the 2nd half.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Zam on June 28, 2012, 20:50
As if others dont dope. Anyways good game so far, u can never write the german off though.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Tuart on July 01, 2012, 10:32
(https://p.twimg.com/AwonJKtCMAEgIWE.jpg)

 :)

stupid auto sizing sucks...
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on July 01, 2012, 10:33
That's some erection.
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: Slow Rider on July 02, 2012, 09:47
That was a pretty obvious win for the Spanish. First good match they played all tournament, and they played it at the right moment. Simply the best team of Europe if they're bothered.

Italy did well, and were almost equally matched to the Spanish for portions of the game, but were unlucky to have the goals fall in the favour of the Spanish. The second half was too much though, 10 against 11. The game was basically over when the 2-0 fell just before halftime.

Well, that was Euro 2012, now my attention can fully shift to the Tour, Wimbledon and in a few weeks the Olympics :)
Title: Re: Euro 2012 June 8 - July 1
Post by: ram on July 02, 2012, 11:06
Aye, for once Spain showed that they could win well and not be defensive dour thunder:censoreds.