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Mad Biscione
02 Dec 11, 12:20
As qualifications are behind us and we know all the teams, it's high time to open an official Euro 2012 thread and forget the qualifications :megusta:


http://i.imgur.com/Sjxuu.png


Group stage draw took place in Kiev, and the groups are:


http://i.imgur.com/gRC20.png

Pajo
02 Dec 11, 12:24
Imagine Spain, Germany, Portugal and France :D

monster09
02 Dec 11, 12:31
Imagine Spain, Germany, Portugal and France :D

Follwed by Netherlands, Italy, Sweden and Denmark :D

Pajo
02 Dec 11, 12:46
Croatia > Sweden tbh...

monster09
02 Dec 11, 12:52
Croatia > Sweden tbh...

Yeah but I chose them because of Sweden Denmark rivalry..

Pajo
02 Dec 11, 12:58
Oh, that's different :D

Native
02 Dec 11, 14:41
Can you follow the draws somewhere and when will they exactly be?

Mad Biscione
02 Dec 11, 14:59
18 CET,

here are two streams that should stream in english http://www.meczyki.pl/transmisja-na-zywo,6404,euro_2012_losowanie_grup,1.html

Native
02 Dec 11, 15:03
Thanks mate :thumbsup:

Dylan
02 Dec 11, 15:40
My first Ireland draw for a major tournament :proud:

Mad Biscione
02 Dec 11, 16:09
My God, that Ukrainian chick is smoking hot :slick:

bibonzo
02 Dec 11, 16:14
Yea love the women from eastern part of Europe! Porn is full of them hahaa :trolldad:

On a serious note hope we get some easy(er) group or we are done. Croatia played like crap in most games except that vs Turky.

This is the real WC no easy teams at all. Brazil and Argentina are week right now so this will be the strongest possible tournament national wise. Germans are the best right now but you never know every team has something good to offer.

Ana Banana
02 Dec 11, 16:45
Damn, Dylan. Spain. Ouch

Vintage
02 Dec 11, 16:46
So far:
Group A : poland, czech
Group B : netherland, denmark
Group C : spain, rep. Ireland
Group D : ukraine, france


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Michael
02 Dec 11, 16:46
Why do these flags look like sperms? :chan:

Ana Banana
02 Dec 11, 16:48
:lol: someone has some tension built up :P

bibonzo
02 Dec 11, 16:50
Great. Spain will mop the floor with us. Irish also play some great football.

Mad Biscione
02 Dec 11, 16:51
Poland, Greece, Russia , Czech Rep :oblivious:

Vintage
02 Dec 11, 16:53
Interesting group B


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Mad Biscione
02 Dec 11, 16:54
Netherlands v Germany :trolldad:

Ana Banana
02 Dec 11, 16:56
Lol, Dylan, you're going down. Spain and Italy.

monster09
02 Dec 11, 17:01
Group A is damn easy.

Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark :lol:

Mad Biscione
02 Dec 11, 17:04
everyone's lucky in group A, especially Russia :notbad:

B is troll group :trollol:

Besnik
02 Dec 11, 17:04
Group B will be fun as hell. :D

On another note, Group A has kinda crap draw though. Other than that, its very normal.

wicked wizard
02 Dec 11, 17:04
we nearly got ireland. that would of been good

monster09
02 Dec 11, 17:10
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8227/groupst.jpg

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I want repeat of Netherlands Vs Portugal 2006 WC game. It was fucking awesome.

German_Interista
02 Dec 11, 17:10
Intresting group except of group a. Really looking forward to the games against Netherlands and Portugal. Still optimistic :)

Mad Biscione
02 Dec 11, 17:14
will be rooting for Poland, Czech Rep, Netherlands, Italy, Croatia, Ukraine

Coasterfreek
02 Dec 11, 17:15
I'll cheer on Germany for Euro 2012. Total group of death though :palm:

dynasty27
02 Dec 11, 17:17
Group A is group of death! The beast of the east gonna kill. Clearly most exciting group.

dor83
02 Dec 11, 17:18
Lol, Dylan, you're going down. Spain and Italy.
We'll be grand, I reckon we can get through, we always do ok against the big teams, Italy and Croatia are beatable if we play our best and we can get a draw against Spain too. Come on the boys in green.

interista4
02 Dec 11, 17:22
lol, group B is interesting but I would rather see those teams in the later stages.. well, my bets:

A: 1.Russia 2.Poland
B. 1.Germany 2.Holland
C. 1.Spain 2.Italy
D. 1.England. 2.France (Maybe Ukraine with thier support)

Overall, portugal got fucked up big time, they're not equal to holland and germany at the moment
The whole of group A are lucky mofos, and every team has (almost) equal chance to go thro

Btw this is the last euro with 16 teams, next one will be filled with 24 NT's, with pretty quite a few of crappy NTs (Maybe Israel :D), just like UCL is today with all those new, unknown and poor teams. Maybe for the euros it won't be that bad tho.

Mad Biscione
02 Dec 11, 17:25
for us A is still a death group :awwwyeah:

Besnik
02 Dec 11, 17:26
for us A is still a death group :awwwyeah:

:dielaugh:

Coasterfreek
02 Dec 11, 17:35
Group A is "Death" only because all those teams look equal, and there seems to be a share of balanced competition.

Native
02 Dec 11, 18:00
Fucking lord.

Dylan
02 Dec 11, 18:01
Group A eh?
Way to give the hosts a soft group :|

Haven't lost to Italy under Trap and I feel we could take between 3-4 points from Croatia and Italy. We could do something memorable and grab a 0-0 with Spain but all in all it's no as bad as I origionally thought.

FORZA IRELAND!


Once again, group A is a joke.

Btw Pajo, I know you love your ''Awkward moments'' so here:

The Awkward Moment When Xavi, Iniesta, David Silva,Fabregas, David Villa and Torres all realise Ireland have Richard Dunne

Native
02 Dec 11, 18:10
Spain is on it's way back down, haven't you seen their latest results, all played with their full first squad? GREAT difficulty in drawing Costa Rica, Lost to England, failed against Chile, etc... etc... And don't forget Switzerland beat Spain on the WC.

No, I don't see Spain as contenders to win it anymore, and I can see everyone fucking them up. I think you will make it Dylan. Because against Italy, stunting is also far from impossible.

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http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8227/groupst.jpg

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I want repeat of Netherlands Vs Portugal 2006 WC game. It was fucking awesome.

Hell fucking no...

monster09
02 Dec 11, 18:15
The Awkward Moment When Xavi, Iniesta, David Silva,Fabregas, David Villa and Torres all realise Ireland have Richard Dunne

And Puyol Pique realize Ireland have Shane Long and Keane :D

Dylan
02 Dec 11, 18:16
Getting in the mood now, can't wait another 6 months!

Mad Biscione
02 Dec 11, 18:25
group A with Uefa ranking:

6. Russia
8. Greece
15. Czech Rep
..
28. Poland :alone:


B:
2. Netherlands
3. Germany
10. Denmark
11. Portugal

C:
1. Spain
2. Italy
7. Croatia
13. Rep of Ireland

D:
5. England
9. Sweden
12. France
14. Ukraine

Tooz.9
02 Dec 11, 18:34
Yay eez group for me, the group play will be like a vacation, np.

vitomins
02 Dec 11, 18:39
group A with Uefa ranking:

6. Russia
8. Greece
15. Czech Rep
..
28. Poland :alone:


B:
2. Netherlands
3. Germany
10. Denmark
11. Portugal

C:
1. Spain
2. Italy
7. Croatia
13. Rep of Ireland

D:
5. England
9. Sweden
12. France
14. Ukraine



Average FIFA Ranking...


Group A: 31.25
Group B: 5.75
Group C: 9.75
Group D: 23.25

Uncommon
02 Dec 11, 19:39
I want repeat of Netherlands Vs Portugal 2006 WC game. It was fucking awesome.

16 yellow cards and 4 red cards...i remember Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Deco who were both sent off sitting next to each other and watching the game together :D

FCBarca
03 Dec 11, 11:47
Group A & C are going to be dull affairs I suspect, a lot of defensive footy...Group B will be like a cagematch

interista4
03 Dec 11, 14:45
Fifa ranking is a complete joke, just like european leauge rankings...

wicked wizard
03 Dec 11, 18:16
i hope it dont happen, but i can see italy not going though the group.

Choppin Onions
04 Dec 11, 08:15
England - France = :drool:

Germany - Netherlands = :drool::drool:

Italy - Spain = :drool::drool::drool:

Greece - Poland = :sleep:


No offense to any Poles or Greeks.

Batman
04 Dec 11, 17:47
Greece - Poland = :sleep:I dont think so tbh.. It will be an equal match, 50-50, both are almost on the same level.. Considering it will the opening match too, I think it will be pretty much interesting game.

Dylan
12 Dec 11, 15:52
Castrol's super advanced predictor has amazingly stated that perhaps, the top two teams ranked in the world, MIGHT BE IN THE FINAL?!?!

Shock horror:
http://castroledge.com/football/euro-2012-calculator?utm_source=castrolfootball&utm_medium=pagebutton&utm_content=draw&utm_campaign=eurocalculator

Mad Biscione
12 Dec 11, 16:14
haven't heard about Castrol's bullshit rankings since... oh yea South Africa, how dare they give Poland 1,5%, dont they know refs help the hosts :work: what's next McDonald's and Pampers rankings? I'd liek to see those, just as relevant.

ADRossi
15 Dec 11, 19:33
Italy - Spain is turning into a battle of the backup strikers. Villa, Cassano, Rossi all possibly out, and Torres is useless.

Ed.
15 Dec 11, 20:16
Italy - Spain is turning into a battle of the backup strikers. Villa, Cassano, Rossi all possibly out, and Torres is useless.

You are saying Pazzini is a backup?

DIN011
15 Dec 11, 20:17
You are saying Pazzini is a backup?

Rossi, Cassano, Balotelli, Matri >>> Pazzini.

Ed.
15 Dec 11, 20:27
Rossi, Cassano, Balotelli, Matri >>> Pazzini.

ok.

Pajo
15 Dec 11, 23:12
Rossi, Cassano, Balotelli, Matri >>> Pazzini.

Well, only Rossi and Cassano were always chosen before Pazzo. And since Rossi and Cassano are both out till the summer, you can presume Pazzo and Ballo will be starters. And no way in hell Matri will start over him..

Batman
16 Dec 11, 12:55
Rossi, Cassano, Balotelli, Matri >>> Pazzini.Matri :youravatar:

ADRossi
23 Dec 11, 20:59
Well, only Rossi and Cassano were always chosen before Pazzo. And since Rossi and Cassano are both out till the summer, you can presume Pazzo and Ballo will be starters. And no way in hell Matri will start over him..

This is what I was implying.

Kakaroto
12 Feb 12, 04:41
I think the final will be Germany-France.

Dylan
12 Feb 12, 11:32
Germany-Spain more likely.

Me2
12 Feb 12, 11:52
My prediction:
Germany - Netherlands

Native
16 Feb 12, 06:07
No way, we peaked 1 - 2 years ago and this team is on its return now, it was already in WC2010, but a bit of luck and a Sneijder (who is also not a glimpse of two years back anymore) got us to the final. Spain has always been overrated, they could barely stop this old squad even in the final, and only defeated Germany because Germany was stupid enough to use that one tactic you can't use against Spain, out of fear from 2008. If Bert van Marwijk would have already been there in 2006, things would have looked very, very different, and I don't think we would have choked against Russia in 2008. Bad luck again in 2010 etc. pulled another '74/'78, we all know the fucking story, I wouldn't be surprised if we lose to any team in our poule and get fucked out in the group stages. Spain is back to what it's used to be and will miss Villa, the only striker that could pull off something in their struggling attack. Germany on the other hand is a fresh young squad that already owns everyone by now, and they can only get better. They will be dominating the world for years to come. It is what it is.

vitomins
16 Feb 12, 11:56
No love for Italia huh? This is the best the team has looked going into a competition since before WC 2006...

Dylan
16 Feb 12, 12:15
No love for Italia huh? This is the best the team has looked going into a competition since before WC 2006...

Pity it doesn't have any star players though.

Pajo
16 Feb 12, 12:18
You don;t need starts bro. Fucking Greece won it :D

I wouldn't count off Italy tbh. They play great football, no pressure because no one counts on them. I don't think they can win it, but i'm sure they can make some problems for the others, and surprise them. I also think they will go far. We will see.

vitomins
16 Feb 12, 12:23
Pity it doesn't have any star players though.


http://www.inthestands.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/balotelli-why-always-me.jpg


Fuck you! They have the biggest star on the planet!

Mad Biscione
16 Feb 12, 12:27
LMAO HARD

http://static1.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/hard+to+type+lmao+internet+liberation+_9c51e9fe997 d5acba2777ad1a1dcc87a.png

Sassuolu
16 Feb 12, 13:01
Giuseppe Rossi, Antonio Cassano, Mario Balotelli, too bad for the formers injuries but that looks like a real formidable attack. El Shaarawy could also be called up and he could be a real wild card. Not to mention Pirlo, Motta, Marchisio, Montolivo, Aquilani and Nocerino. They've got some pretty good players, I can't wait to see their game with Spain should be entertaining.

vitomins
16 Feb 12, 13:10
Giuseppe Rossi, Antonio Cassano, Mario Balotelli, too bad for the formers injuries but that looks like a real formidable attack. El Shaarawy could also be called up and he could be a real wild card. Not to mention Pirlo, Motta, Marchisio, Montolivo, Aquilani and Nocerino. They've got some pretty good players, I can't wait to see their game with Spain should be entertaining.


Pazzini has also been in great form with them. 3 goals and an assist in his last 7 appearances...and he has only played 244 minutes in those 7 matches.

I am usually very pessimistic going into these competitions, but I have the same feeling as I did going into WC 2006. After the way Euro 2000 ended, I feel like we deserve one!

ADRossi
16 Feb 12, 20:03
You guys think Maggio or Abate starts at RB?

Pajo
16 Feb 12, 20:05
Maggio for me. But it depends actually, on the formation, Maggio is more attacking...

Bill
16 Feb 12, 20:06
Italy plays USA pretty soon, Feb 28? Interesting game.

I'm curious to see who Low starts. Does he stick with Klose and Podolski or does he utilize Reus, Schurrle, Gomez? Not to mention he has the Benders and Kroos to play somewhere in midfield.

vitomins
17 Feb 12, 13:36
Italy plays USA pretty soon, Feb 28? Interesting game.

I'm curious to see who Low starts. Does he stick with Klose and Podolski or does he utilize Reus, Schurrle, Gomez? Not to mention he has the Benders and Kroos to play somewhere in midfield.


They play the 29th. If Italy is still on form, they should win comfortably, USA cannot score more than one goal against weak teams, they should have tons of trouble against a good Italy squad.

Coasterfreek
17 Feb 12, 20:46
They play the 29th. If Italy is still on form, they should win comfortably, USA cannot score more than one goal against weak teams, they should have tons of trouble against a good Italy squad.

That and their defense sucks balls :lol: You should have fun watching USA get owned.

I don't hate the Italy NT, but I can't say I support/root for them either. Usually I tend to root for someone who isn't France, England, Italy or Spain when it comes to European NTs.

Dylan
23 Apr 12, 18:10
Is this thread gonna have a seperate sub-section with Group A-D like the other competitions?

Why can't this season just end :(

Cal
23 Apr 12, 18:43
Why? to watch 5 Englishman, 2 N.Irishman and 2 Scots get knocked out in the first round?

Team GB in disguise, much

Scottish_one
23 Apr 12, 20:18
Why? to watch 5 Englishman, 2 N.Irishman and 2 Scots get knocked out in the first round?

Team GB in disguise, muchFuck team GB...

looking forward to the euros though :P

Cal
23 Apr 12, 21:16
Any Scotland player who joins that team fucking GB should be banned from ever playing for Scotland again - whether their eligible to or not...

.... As well as being castrated

Dylan
23 Apr 12, 21:48
:lol: at least our stolen foreigners (1 starts) can qualify.

Cal
23 Apr 12, 22:02
We did qualify just bs cheating + shit refereeing is why we arent there. Besides Scotland > ireland. Fact.

Native
25 Apr 12, 17:02
Sneijder seems to be hitting form just in time ~_~

Although saying that after one good match might be a little premature

Dylan
07 May 12, 14:44
Irish squad announcent :slick:

So fucking close.

Bzzlightyear
07 May 12, 15:09
Irish squad announcent :slick:

So fucking close.

My soft spot

Cal
07 May 12, 15:17
Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012:

-Shay Given
-Keiren Westwood (English)
-David Forde
-John O'Shea
-Stephen Kelly
-Stephen Ward
-Richard Dunne
-Sean St Ledger (English)
-Darren O'Dea
-Kevin Foley (English)
-Glenn Whelan
-Keith Andrews
-Keith Fahey
-Darron Gibson (Northern Irish)
-Damien Duff
-Aiden McGeady (Scottish)
-Stephen Hunt
-James McClean (Northern Irish)
-Robbie Keane
-Kevin Doyle
-Shane Long
-Simon Cox (English)
-Jon Walters (English)

35% of your squad are stolen.

Enjoy losing all three group games.

:)

Bzzlightyear
07 May 12, 15:27
who is it going to be( Ireland gonna play against )

Cal
07 May 12, 16:02
Croatia + Spain + Italy = 3 Defeats

Dylan
07 May 12, 16:16
Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012:

-Shay Given
-Keiren Westwood (English)
-David Forde
-John O'Shea
-Stephen Kelly
-Stephen Ward
-Richard Dunne
-Sean St Ledger (English)
-Darren O'Dea
-Kevin Foley (English)
-Glenn Whelan
-Keith Andrews
-Keith Fahey
-Darron Gibson (Northern Irish)
-Damien Duff
-Aiden McGeady (Scottish)
-Stephen Hunt
-James McClean (Northern Irish)
-Robbie Keane
-Kevin Doyle
-Shane Long
-Simon Cox (English)
-Jon Walters (English)

35% of your squad are stolen.

Enjoy losing all three group games.

:)

:lol:

Hypocrite!

Scottish Squad called up to face Slovenia:

GK Matt Gilks English
GK Craig Gordon
GK Allan McGregor
DF Christophe Berra
DF Gary Caldwell
DF Richard Foster
DF Grant Hanley
DF Russell Martin English
DF Charlie Mulgrew
MF Charlie Adam
MF Barry Bannan
MF Don Cowie
MF Graham Dorrans
MF James Forrest
MF James McArthur
MF James Morrison English
MF Barry Robson
MF Robert Snodgrass
FW David Goodwillie
FW Craig Mackail-Smith English
FW Jamie Mackie English
FW Kenny Miller


So when 35% of an Irish squad ( Not even mentioning that N.Ireland will one day be Ireland ;)) qualifies it's an outrage to you but when almost a quarter of your squad fails it's alright?

Poor show Cal, poor show.

Cal
07 May 12, 18:15
Yep, uve named the squad vs slovenia... Well done

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GK Matt Gilks English

Goalie who doesn't even want to play for Scotland, meanwhile there are equally, if not better Scottish keppers who dont get picked. Craig Levein.


DF Russell Martin English

Fair enough, although its not like England will miss him...



MF James Morrison English

Again, its not like England will miss him


FW Craig Mackail-Smith English

The shittest player Ive ever seen. Cant even get a game in the championship, yet other actual Scots are scoring week in, week out at the same level yet arent picked. Craig Levein


FW Jamie Mackie English


Again, its not like England will miss him


Not even mentioning that N.Ireland will one day be Ireland

As much as Id like to see that come true, it never will ;)


qualifies it's an outrage to you but when almost a quarter of your squad fails it's alright?

Its not like Im picking these Englishmen, its our crappy manager. And as Ive said, its not like any of them will be considered to play for England. Whereas in your case, James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady would both be hugely important players for us, likewise with the Northern Irish players.


Poor show Cal, poor show.

Only poor show will be your shitty midfield vs Spain and Italy ;)

PS, try looking to steal players from further afield. We've nicked a talented Somalian recently :lol:

Dylan
07 May 12, 18:21
I could give you the exact same post in return, only McGeady and St.Ledger actually matter, McCarthy couldn't come as his father is having cancer treatment.

This whole thing you have is you're just mad McGeady doesn't give a fuck about Scotland :P

Big Willy
07 May 12, 20:12
No talk about the british kingdom here, thanks.





















































:troll:

Big Willy
07 May 12, 20:16
LOL dat spam.

Ed.
07 May 12, 20:53
:trollol:what's that?? Irish and Scottish are fighting over English players? :palm:

Native
08 May 12, 10:18
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

dynasty27
08 May 12, 11:11
Don't say shit about the Scottish or Calzinho will kill you.

wicked wizard
08 May 12, 11:19
seeing those scottish and irish squad's make's me realise england's team is not all that bad

Cal
08 May 12, 12:17
seeing those scottish and irish squad's make's me realise england's team is not all that bad

On paper? yea, Ok, but we would still beat you if we played each other tbh...

wicked wizard
08 May 12, 12:45
On paper? yea, Ok, but we would still beat you if we played each other tbh...beat us up ye al give you that one. but no way would you win in a football match :)

Cal
08 May 12, 13:22
so who won our last meeting?

vitomins
08 May 12, 15:21
So, when is Scotland's first Euro match??

Dylan
08 May 12, 15:39
Honestly though England has as much chance of getting through the groups as Scotland do. Appointing Roy Hodgson is just gonna make the scapegoat funnier.

Cal
08 May 12, 15:48
So, when is Scotland's first Euro match??

Well... Only reason we arent there is because of a dive and a bull shit penalty

Solfice
08 May 12, 16:29
Hope that Ireland will get their asses whooped! And Oranje will win!

wicked wizard
08 May 12, 16:51
so who won our last meeting?we wa a joke at the time. well more off a joke anyway

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Honestly though England has as much chance of getting through the groups as Scotland do. Appointing Roy Hodgson is just gonna make the scapegoat funnier.no way this time it will be diffrent they is no hype on our player's and no one expects us to go far. thats whats been holding us back for so long because player for player we are up there with the brazils and the spain's even better really. i meen look at germany who in that team would get in england i wunt pick one. so yeh is our time we deserve it more than anyone. :troll:

vitomins
08 May 12, 18:17
Well... Only reason we arent there is because of a dive and a bull shit penalty

Czech Republic 1–0 Scotland

That is the result that killed you...

Cal
08 May 12, 20:10
Czech Republic 1–0 Scotland

That is the result that killed you...

Well, you could argue that each result that points were dropped killed us.

I say the 3rd last game at home vs Czech at home which ended 2-2

this is how the table ended:

2 Czech Republic - 13 pts
3 Scotland - 11 pts

So basically if we had won the game, and not drawn which I mentioned, it would be:

2 Scotland - 13 pts
3 Czech Republic - 12 pts

Back to my argument, 3rd September 2011, 89th minute, Scotland lead 2-1 to the Czech republic, which would mean Scotland would qualify as I showed^^^^^

89th minute, this happens...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w2Xpy2jOmk&feature=related

If he had not dived/penalty had rightfully not been given Scotland would have qualified for the play-offs. Czech played Montenegro - definitely a win-able fixture, proving the point that Scotland should be at the euros

Meanwhile, Ireland who are apparently 'better' than Scotland because they qualified had a piss easy group and a piss easy play-off

their opponents:

-Russia: finished first. Would beat Scotland overall too, but they are certainly Nothing compared to Spain, world and european champions, who Scotland had to face twice.

-Slovakia: Hamsik + a couple of pacey wingers + others. Scotland are Overall better

-Macedonia: You know you are shit when your main threat is Pandev - easy win

-Armenia and Andorra: Bitch please....

Play-off opponent:

-Estonia: really? how in the name of fuck did they get above Serbia, NIreland, and Slovenia? God only knows. Regardless, easy win.

So as Ive quite clearly illustrated with this post, Scotland not only should have qualified, but are also better than Ireland

:)

Dylan
08 May 12, 21:06
Not quite sure how Scotland are better than Ireland considering Ireland are better in:
-Head to Head.
-Carling Nations Trophies :troll:
-Being in the Euro's.
-More preferable option for players who could play for either.
-We've qualified for a tournament in this fucking millenium :lol:
-Republic of Ireland.
-No rapists in their squad.
-Robbie Keane :megusta:


We'll see you in Brazil hopefully ;)

Cal
08 May 12, 21:50
-Head to Head.

hmmmmmmmmm

played 71 games.

Scotland wins - 51
Ireland wins - 10
Draws - 10


-Carling Nations Trophies :troll:

Your goal was BS on various different levels, and we dominated midfield.


-Being in the Euro's.

Ive just factually proved the invalidity of that argument


-More preferable option for players who could play for either.

Amount of People in Scotland with Irish heritage: High
Amount of People in Ireland with Scottish heritage: Low


-We've qualified for a tournament in this fucking millenium :lol:

Well, again I proved we Should have, and times before that too...


-Republic of Ireland.

What does that have to do with football?


-No rapists in their squad.

Your just jealous tbh


-Robbie Keane :megusta:

Wow!!!!!!!! I wish Scotland had a guy who plays for a pub team somewhere in America!!!!!


We'll see you in Brazil hopefully ;)

Next nations cup. That is, unless N Ireland fuck it up or some shit..

ADRossi
08 May 12, 22:31
Puyol out for Euros. Is Villa going to be back for Euros?

Visca
08 May 12, 22:39
Puyol out for Euros. Is Villa going to be back for Euros?

Latest is that he's trying to get fit but nothing is for certain yet.

Forzaforlan
08 May 12, 23:28
Wow!!!!!!!! I wish Scotland had a guy who plays for a pub team somewhere in America!!!!!



he was pretty good on loan to villa

Native
09 May 12, 01:32
I was wondering about a few things and I'm sure vitadmins knows the answer...

In preparation for the tournament, our NT will play a few friendlies... And because of some shit between KNVB and Bayern about Robben and an injury he had after WC 2010, they are going to do a friendly between each other and share the money they make...

So 22 May there will be Bayern - Netherlands. They expect Robben to play for both teams in this game, probably one half in each team.

So I was firstly wondering if it ever happened before that a club playes against a NT, and secondly, if it has ever happened before that a player plays against his own country, or against his own club, where he is currently still signed and playing. Does anyone know? :)

I4E
09 May 12, 02:01
Deutschland gehen

What would a bayern CL/Germany Euro double pay ?

Need Universe here for a tip.

Cal
09 May 12, 08:50
It happens all the time when countrys are preparing for tournaments, playing smaller local clubs..

Coasterfreek
09 May 12, 08:53
This is a short simplified breakdown of the competition from my school newspaper. It's watered down for length purposes.. not as in-depth as some of you would like it.

http://spartandaily.com/75816/euro-2012-preview


The enigma that is Sweden rolls into tournament without a definite purpose and star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic will come away empty again.

:lol:

Solfice
09 May 12, 09:28
Play-off opponent:

-Estonia: really? how in the name of fuck did they get above Serbia, NIreland, and Slovenia? God only knows. Regardless, easy win.

So as Ive quite clearly illustrated with this post, Scotland not only should have qualified, but are also better than Ireland

:)

With good playing and some luck.

Dylan
09 May 12, 14:59
hmmmmmmmmm

played 71 games.

Scotland wins - 51
Ireland wins - 10
Draws - 10



Any source for this? According to wiki Ireland have the upper hand ;)



Your goal was BS on various different levels, and we dominated midfield

Regardless of how much of a Barca fan you sound like (Dominated midfield counts for shit all), when you let Paul McShane run through you like that, you should just fucking quit playing football.



Well, again I proved we Should have, and times before that too...

Shoulda, woulda, coulda didn't.




What does that have to do with football?

Nothing, just amuses me.



Wow!!!!!!!! I wish Scotland had a guy who plays for a pub team somewhere in America!!!!!

That 'guy' scored more goals in his 4 or 5 games during his spell at Aston Villa than all of the squad you called up scored in the Premiership this year :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cal
09 May 12, 15:24
Any source for this? According to wiki Ireland have the upper hand ;)

As Ireland: http://www.11v11.com/teams/scotland/tab/opposingTeams/opposition/Ireland
As Republic of Ireland:http://www.11v11.com/teams/scotland/tab/opposingTeams/opposition/Republic%20of%20Ireland


Regardless of how much of a Barca fan you sound like (Dominated midfield counts for shit all)

well, it doesnt.


when you let Paul McShane run through you like that, you should just fucking quit playing football.

? I dont recall


That 'guy' scored more goals in his 4 or 5 games during his spell at Aston Villa than all of the squad you called up scored in the Premiership this year :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thats incorrect.

Gary Caldwell - 3 goals
Jamie Mackie - 6 goals
Id be willing to bet that James Morrison has scored a fair few more than 3, and possibly even Graham Dorrans too

vitomins
10 May 12, 19:16
Well, you could argue that each result that points were dropped killed us.

I say the 3rd last game at home vs Czech at home which ended 2-2

this is how the table ended:

2 Czech Republic - 13 pts
3 Scotland - 11 pts

So basically if we had won the game, and not drawn which I mentioned, it would be:

2 Scotland - 13 pts
3 Czech Republic - 12 pts

Back to my argument, 3rd September 2011, 89th minute, Scotland lead 2-1 to the Czech republic, which would mean Scotland would qualify as I showed^^^^^

89th minute, this happens...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w2Xpy2jOmk&feature=related

If he had not dived/penalty had rightfully not been given Scotland would have qualified for the play-offs. Czech played Montenegro - definitely a win-able fixture, proving the point that Scotland should be at the euros

Meanwhile, Ireland who are apparently 'better' than Scotland because they qualified had a piss easy group and a piss easy play-off

their opponents:

-Russia: finished first. Would beat Scotland overall too, but they are certainly Nothing compared to Spain, world and european champions, who Scotland had to face twice.

-Slovakia: Hamsik + a couple of pacey wingers + others. Scotland are Overall better

-Macedonia: You know you are shit when your main threat is Pandev - easy win

-Armenia and Andorra: Bitch please....

Play-off opponent:

-Estonia: really? how in the name of fuck did they get above Serbia, NIreland, and Slovenia? God only knows. Regardless, easy win.

So as Ive quite clearly illustrated with this post, Scotland not only should have qualified, but are also better than Ireland

:)


Russia - 11
Armenia - 47
Slovakia - 34
Macedonia - 98
Andorra - 205

Average Ranking: 79


Spain - 1
Czech Republic - 26
Lithuania - 89
Liechtenstein - 128

Average Ranking: 61


Not really that much of a difference. Slovakia and Czech Republic are pretty similar actually. Plus, you only had to beat out 3 teams to get a top 2 finish...Ireland had to beat out 4.

Cal
10 May 12, 19:55
-Surely you arent basing your opinion on the fifa rankings which are complete BS

-Czech and Slovakia are silimar. We should have beaten them at home as i said, and we only lost the away tie because our manager is a mong. Heres a test for you, what formation did Scotland play vs the Czech in the away game? Which is another point i havent mentioned, that Scotland are severely handicapped by our manager

-yes, but at the same time, Scotland before qualifying began were guarenteed to drop 6 points vs Spain, whereas Ireland had a shot to beat Russia. (dont know if they did or not)

Bzzlightyear
10 May 12, 19:59
-Surely you arent basing your opinion on the fifa rankings which are complete BS

-Czech and Slovakia are silimar. We should have beaten them at home as i said, and we only lost the away tie because our manager is a mong. Heres a test for you, what formation did Scotland play vs the Czech in the away game? Which is another point i havent mentioned, that Scotland are severely handicapped by our manager

-yes, but at the same time, Scotland before qualifying began were guarenteed to drop 6 points vs Spain, whereas Ireland had a shot to beat Russia. (dont know if they did or not)

To be honest IReland didnt deserve to be only one reason, they play so boring, even Armenia with 10 man played better at Aviva stadium then they did + the unfair red card as well

At that time Armenia was ranked around ranked 90+ or something and not 45+

Lionheart
10 May 12, 20:07
I'mma root for:

1. Italy :proud:
2. Holland

wicked wizard
10 May 12, 20:21
1 england
2 italy

Tsuna
10 May 12, 20:24
Holland/Germany

Bzzlightyear
10 May 12, 20:25
I will support the team that wins games VS Ireland

Dylan
10 May 12, 20:44
I will support the team that wins games VS Ireland

Don't be sore man, we played you in one of the first qualifying games and when we played you again near the end you were amazingly better. Your team has a lot of potential and I'm sure you'll have more luck next time.

Cal
10 May 12, 20:46
I will support the team that wins games VS Ireland

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:troll:

Bzzlightyear
10 May 12, 20:49
This








































:troll:


I am trolling a bit to be honest, but to be true i dont support anyone, i just wish there would be good games, nice and clean

DIN011
10 May 12, 23:00
1. Sweden
2. Italy
3. Croatia

Fitzy
11 May 12, 00:48
Couldn't give 10 fucks just wanna see some more football.

Visca
11 May 12, 00:56
I will support the team that wins games VS Ireland

So, Spain :D

ADRossi
11 May 12, 00:57
Man I can't wait. At least Prandelli has a brain and is leaving Totti and ADP home. Some of my idiot Italian friends are still crying about this :lol:

Pajo
11 May 12, 01:16
Italy, Croatia, Russia and Holland.

Coasterfreek
11 May 12, 06:28
I'm rooting for Germany as I did in 2006, 2008, and 2010. I've always liked Low's style of play, even though I know he wasn't coaching 2006.

Bzzlightyear
11 May 12, 07:55
So, Spain :D

just that match :) :slick:

Lionheart
11 May 12, 10:08
I'm rooting for Germany as I did in 2006, 2008, and 2010. I've always liked Low's style of play, even though I know he wasn't coaching 2006.

He might be a great tactician but you know:...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMsHJdeDVBc

I see a lot of Germans doing this tbh which disgusts the fuck outta me. One day I was driving to work & I was waiting behind the red light, I took a look to my left & saw a fucking woman do that!!! & she was all beautiful & stylish & shit! I just wanted to get outta the car, go to her & say "Why woman? Why the fuck? Just why?"

I was so disgusted by her that on that day I decided not to kiss German girls... cuz you never know, right?

vitomins
11 May 12, 13:59
-Surely you arent basing your opinion on the fifa rankings which are complete BS

-Czech and Slovakia are silimar. We should have beaten them at home as i said, and we only lost the away tie because our manager is a mong. Heres a test for you, what formation did Scotland play vs the Czech in the away game? Which is another point i havent mentioned, that Scotland are severely handicapped by our manager

-yes, but at the same time, Scotland before qualifying began were guarenteed to drop 6 points vs Spain, whereas Ireland had a shot to beat Russia. (dont know if they did or not)


Ever since they tweaked their ranking system, the FIFA rankings are actually good IMO. Is that the match where he basically played a 4-6-0 and tried desperately not to lose?? lol

Cal
11 May 12, 14:11
Ever since they tweaked their ranking system, the FIFA rankings are actually good IMO. Is that the match where he basically played a 4-6-0 and tried desperately not to lose?? lol

Correct.

Big Willy
11 May 12, 14:21
Germany and Netherlands are my candidates.

Coasterfreek
11 May 12, 18:07
He might be a great tactician but you know:...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMsHJdeDVBc

I see a lot of Germans doing this tbh which disgusts the fuck outta me. One day I was driving to work & I was waiting behind the red light, I took a look to my left & saw a fucking woman do that!!! & she was all beautiful & stylish & shit! I just wanted to get outta the car, go to her & say "Why woman? Why the fuck? Just why?"

I was so disgusted by her that on that day I decided not to kiss German girls... cuz you never know, right?

LMAO... I've seen videos of other famous people doing it, but lucky for me I haven't seen that stuff in person. I still like what he has done as a coach. I've always had this interest in watching them since I first watched the sport in 2006... (nothing to do with being hosts that year... just general style).

Bergkamp
13 May 12, 01:47
I was wondering about a few things and I'm sure vitadmins knows the answer...

In preparation for the tournament, our NT will play a few friendlies... And because of some shit between KNVB and Bayern about Robben and an injury he had after WC 2010, they are going to do a friendly between each other and share the money they make...

So 22 May there will be Bayern - Netherlands. They expect Robben to play for both teams in this game, probably one half in each team.

So I was firstly wondering if it ever happened before that a club playes against a NT, and secondly, if it has ever happened before that a player plays against his own country, or against his own club, where he is currently still signed and playing. Does anyone know? :)

http://www.barcablaugranes.com/2011/5/25/2189166/fc-barcelona-blast-from-the-past-fc-barcelona-vs-brazil-1999

Brazil vs. Barcelona 1999. Rivaldo chose to play for Brazil instead of Barcelona :D

Visca
14 May 12, 22:45
Hearing Villa is definitely out for the Euros, won't be recovered in time. Kinda relieved though, he shouldn't even be playing in a major tournament just coming off a serious injury like that.

Forza
14 May 12, 22:56
Hearing Villa is definitely out for the Euros, won't be recovered in time. Kinda relieved though, he shouldn't even be playing in a major tournament just coming off a serious injury like that.

Visca Barca! :D lol, I always laugh immaturely at that and Hala Madrid. Because in Swedish, visca means whisper, as in "whisper Barca" and Hala means like the slippery, "the slippery Madrid".

Visca
14 May 12, 23:12
Visca Barca! :D lol, I always laugh immaturely at that and Hala Madrid. Because in Swedish, visca means whisper, as in "whisper Barca" and Hala means like the slippery, "the slippery Madrid".

:lol::lol: wtf

Tanel
22 May 12, 14:33
Special Euro forum time maybe?

Also, any Poles here who want to help me do story for Estonian site. Looking for info on the problems Poland has had to tackle (or failed to tackle) in the months and what are the worries for them ahead of the Euro's.

Coasterfreek
23 May 12, 03:06
Is there a way to archive the 2010 world cup? I still see it's on the main page...

Ronaldo
23 May 12, 11:22
How could Netherlands, Germany and Portugal be in the same group and the other group Russia, Czech, Poland and Greece?!

Bergkamp
23 May 12, 17:47
How could Netherlands, Germany and Portugal be in the same group and the other group Russia, Czech, Poland and Greece?!
It was all luck ;D. Portugal is in the same group because they had to get in by playoffs. I believe its done by coefficients, which had Nedtherlands, Spain, and the two hosts in the first pot, followed by the remaining group winners in the 2nd pot.

Dylan
23 May 12, 21:35
How could Netherlands, Germany and Portugal be in the same group and the other group Russia, Czech, Poland and Greece?!

They don't want the hosts to get raped tbh.

ADRossi
23 May 12, 21:45
Poland and Ukraine were by default placed in the best pool, so that meant 2 really good teams ended up in the third pool.

Native
23 May 12, 23:45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB23g3XScXc&feature=relmfu

Bzzlightyear
23 May 12, 23:51
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB23g3XScXc&feature=relmfu

What are they talking about ; please translate is possible

Native
24 May 12, 00:14
The voice-over guy is explaining that the wives and kids of the players also came over to Lausanne, and they were allowed on the field, even though it might be bad for the grass (Yolanthe's high heel shoes for example). Then Sneijder talks about how this has a positive influence on the atmosphere in the team, it makes them feel good and a good mentality is obviously the most important key to win.

Nigel talks about how it's also good because now they still have a chance to see their family, as they will be away from home for quite a long time, but that they will have to remain focused and train serious and good, and that they still have plenty of time to do so. Commentator then continues - first about the kids, if they are left or right footed comparing them to their dads, talking about Thomas van Bommel on the field with father Mark and grandfather Bert. Then you can see the kids playing vs their fathers, commentator is just saying how they score, who's scoring and how the kids owned their dads 5-0. Just basic stuff really, but funny to see :)

Visca
24 May 12, 03:07
Don't know where else to put this.

http://eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/eurosport/20120523/25/9fc8d7cb90f65ae1d83b10c1e7abefd4.jpg

Kinda interesting.

Native
24 May 12, 15:52
Is that list only from last season or something? Cause otherwise I cant imagine Inter not being in there anywhere...

Visca
24 May 12, 22:50
It's from this season. Hence why Madrid is top, last year it was Barca and I'm sure Inter were pretty high after 2010. I think Inter is #30 in club ranking this season.

Native
24 May 12, 22:57
Aight, I think we're either 26 or 29 though, cause Greece is 30 and Portugal and Sweden 27 and 28... Or we're even below 30, which wouldnt surprise me after this season :palm:

Visca
24 May 12, 23:04
"Greece - 30th... the Internazionale of international football"

I meant if you take the national teams out and just counted the clubs, based on that statement I think that means Inter is 30th.

Native
25 May 12, 11:44
Ah... I see :)

Solfice
26 May 12, 07:43
The voice-over guy is explaining that the wives and kids of the players also came over to Lausanne, and they were allowed on the field, even though it might be bad for the grass (Yolanthe's high heel shoes for example). Then Sneijder talks about how this has a positive influence on the atmosphere in the team, it makes them feel good and a good mentality is obviously the most important key to win.

Nigel talks about how it's also good because now they still have a chance to see their family, as they will be away from home for quite a long time, but that they will have to remain focused and train serious and good, and that they still have plenty of time to do so. Commentator then continues - first about the kids, if they are left or right footed comparing them to their dads, talking about Thomas van Bommel on the field with father Mark and grandfather Bert. Then you can see the kids playing vs their fathers, commentator is just saying how they score, who's scoring and how the kids owned their dads 5-0. Just basic stuff really, but funny to see :)

Those kids had very good shots tbh. Not bad at all.Future is bright for Netherlands! Good news. :P

Aliano
28 May 12, 08:45
This tournament really miss Turkey and specially Belgium with their interesting players.IMO France have the strongest squad but Germany and Spain have the biggest chance for winning and I predict Poland as the surprise of the tournament.

Personally i support Portugal from their Euro 2000 great moments but they have some big holes in their squad like missing a world class target man.

Ronaldo
28 May 12, 13:00
They do have big holes..

vasilios
29 May 12, 14:08
Crazy that Inter only have 1 player involved in Euro 2012.

Pajo
29 May 12, 14:09
We have no europeans in our team anyway... Wes FTW!

Native
30 May 12, 13:10
And Ranocchia

Pajo
30 May 12, 13:12
Rano is not called up.

Dylan
06 Jun 12, 19:48
http://www.zonalmarking.net/

Zonal Marking have done some nice previews on all 16 teams.

Coasterfreek
07 Jun 12, 18:25
Does anyone know what TV channel(s) have this in the USA? I hope it's not ESPN or Gol TV... It would be great if it's on Univision like the Copa America was for me.

vasilios
07 Jun 12, 18:31
I believe they're all on some combination of ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Deportes. As well as ESPN3 online.

Coasterfreek
07 Jun 12, 19:08
Bleh.. being forced to watch games from the computer as always :ok:. Probably one day I'll go to a place to watch select games.

vasilios
07 Jun 12, 19:10
How do you not have ESPN? Just don't have cable?

Coasterfreek
07 Jun 12, 19:14
How do you not have ESPN? Just don't have cable?

Yea, I still don't. I honestly don't watch TV much where it's worth paying for it. So many channels would be useless back home.

I do have cable when I'm in school (except stupid NBC Sports network missing smh). I just don't have it back home...

Lionheart
08 Jun 12, 11:53
Who else doesn't give a single fuck about today's games like me? :yao: Raise you hand!!!

Poland - Greece
Russia - Czech Republic

:yao:

Pajo
08 Jun 12, 12:05
I don't about the first, but Russa could be interesting. I love the style Russia plays.

Visca
08 Jun 12, 12:27
yup, don't care. Gonna sleep through opening day :slick:

sanka
08 Jun 12, 12:42
Except from those who is their NT playin of Lionheart.Cause we should watch our :slick: Greece there.

(Allright some sarcasm is allowed i suppose...)

Dylan
08 Jun 12, 12:48
Maybe Group A will suprise everyone.

sanka
08 Jun 12, 12:53
We'll ride like 2004 bitches :awyeah:

Coasterfreek
08 Jun 12, 15:54
yup, don't care. Gonna sleep through opening day :slick:

I think I'll head to the Englander place for tomorrow's Germany game. Interested? Or are you going to watch in SJ at the Catalan place?

German_Interista
08 Jun 12, 15:59
http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/4409077_460s.jpg

:D

monster09
09 Jun 12, 06:19
Maybe Group A will suprise everyone.

Even I feel the same. Looks like Group A games will be open attacking games whereas other groups will be very tactical and Park the bus type of games.

achilles
09 Jun 12, 07:01
Today was the story of packed midfields and fullbacks making or breaking their team.

A lot of crucial mistakes it seemed were committed by each teams LB, like Lewandowski's goal, which came after BAD reading of the play by Greece's LB, the cross came from a good run by Poland's RB. Similarly, Poland almost threw the game away when they conceded the penalty, the LB was playing Greece's poacher onside, decides late to try draw the offsides instead of follow the run, and we all saw what happened, Szczeny saw RED. On another note, Papadopoulous looked good, just like when we played against him vs Schalke. Good strong young defender, not the best reader of the game, or anything, but he looks like he is built like a brick shithouse, and has a great future ahead of him.

Russia ran wild by getting their fullbacks into the attack, esp. Zhirkov and Arshavin combining on the left flank.

It tells you A LOT about the modern game. Get ready for 5 man midfields for the next couple years, and if so, the fullbacks become crucial in attack. Which is why Inter's lack of a LW and poor fullbacks (like Chivu) worries me!

sanka
10 Jun 12, 21:54
Didn't know where to post this but i was like loled when i noticed that firstly me and then most of the FIF members use that common phrase
"to be honest" and i laughed ironic cause i felt that there can't be so much honesty these days.All around whenever we say somethin from a crappy idea to a great one we type that "tbh" thing.It reminded me the american style that often used to see in american movies/shows the "do you know what i mean" shit.Spread the Karimi bro moto or whatever just don't say tbh.Say tbfh. :trollol:

edit:My inspiration on that was bzzdk.He said like 3 to be honest on two sentences.No offence pal.:)

Coasterfreek
11 Jun 12, 22:42
I like that every group had a winner... no one tied at 1 point each :)

vitomins
12 Jun 12, 12:00
I like that every group had a winner... no one tied at 1 point each :)


That hasn't happened since 1996 in case you were wondering.

Handoyo
12 Jun 12, 14:30
Happy that there hasn't been a single goalless game so far, iirc

Very different start compared to WC 2010 when everyone was very defensive, I think

vitomins
12 Jun 12, 16:36
Happy that there hasn't been a single goalless game so far, iirc

Very different start compared to WC 2010 when everyone was very defensive, I think



Euro 2012: 8 matches, 20 goals = 2.5 goals per match

World Cup 2010: 16 matches, 25 goals = 1.6 goals per match

sanka
12 Jun 12, 18:26
At large events like Euro tactical mistakes are not forgiven.Example Greece first 6mins at today's game.Cechs succeded the fastest 2-0 at Euros history.

Coasterfreek
12 Jun 12, 18:53
Euro 2012: 8 matches, 20 goals = 2.5 goals per match

World Cup 2010: 16 matches, 25 goals = 1.6 goals per match

Does the world cup just have more nerves and defense as well as less chemistry than Euro events? I had trouble convincing my friends to watch this competition with me since they were "sleeping" during the world cup watching the scoreless draws.

vitomins
12 Jun 12, 19:10
Does the world cup just have more nerves and defense as well as less chemistry than Euro events? I had trouble convincing my friends to watch this competition with me since they were "sleeping" during the world cup watching the scoreless draws.


There really wasn't that many scoreless draws though. Only 7 in the whole tournament and only 2 occurred on the same day. 7 out of 64 matches is not really that bad. Plus, there were matches to balance it out like these:


Argentina 4–1 South Korea
Nigeria 2–2 South Korea
Germany 4–0 Australia
Denmark 1–3 Japan
Slovakia 3–2 Italy
Brazil 3–1 Côte d'Ivoire
Portugal 7–0 North Korea
Argentina 3-1 Mexico
Germany 4-1 England
Argentina 0-4 Germany
Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
Uruguay 2-3 Germany

145 total goals scored...that is more than 2 a match.

Coasterfreek
13 Jun 12, 01:50
There really wasn't that many scoreless draws though. Only 7 in the whole tournament and only 2 occurred on the same day. 7 out of 64 matches is not really that bad. Plus, there were matches to balance it out like these:


Argentina 4–1 South Korea
Nigeria 2–2 South Korea
Germany 4–0 Australia
Denmark 1–3 Japan
Slovakia 3–2 Italy
Brazil 3–1 Côte d'Ivoire
Portugal 7–0 North Korea
Argentina 3-1 Mexico
Germany 4-1 England
Argentina 0-4 Germany
Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
Uruguay 2-3 Germany

145 total goals scored...that is more than 2 a match.

I guess it's just bad voodoo that my friends ended up watching the 0-0 or 1-0 games. I think they only watched the 3rd place game out of what you listed there.

Visca
13 Jun 12, 07:12
lol yeah most of my friends are the same way, even games that weren't scoreless or 1-0 they seemed determined to hate it.

Handoyo
13 Jun 12, 10:40
Americans

:D

Visca
13 Jun 12, 11:21
Pretty much :P I was in Canada the first week of the WC, they weren't even in the competition and they were a hell of a lot more into it than when I got back home.

Mad Biscione
13 Jun 12, 13:23
What is Joe Hart doing when not training for next Euro game?


http://i.imgur.com/Kz3Z7.jpg

bossing on the move :fuckyea:

Visca
19 Jun 12, 15:19
Bendtner fined 100k and banned for a match for displaying his underwear with sponsor on it. Meanwhile racist chanting and hooliganism gets much less punishment. :palm:

sanka
20 Jun 12, 19:20
http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/4538798_700b.jpg

_Ivan_
20 Jun 12, 19:47
croatia and ireland :D

figer
24 Jun 12, 12:32
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_ExJb-wkco

dynasty27
24 Jun 12, 21:56
///

Dylan
25 Jun 12, 00:49
Why the fuck are they expanding the amount of teams for the next tournament? What fucking use will teams worse than Ireland offer?

Fitzy
25 Jun 12, 05:13
Why the fuck are they expanding the amount of teams for the next tournament? What fucking use will teams worse than Ireland offer?http://www.movementsofgnostics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/money.jpg?w=150

monster09
25 Jun 12, 06:02
Why the fuck are they expanding the amount of teams for the next tournament? What fucking use will teams worse than Ireland offer?

This is one of the best answers I read in Irish forum.


It brings it into line with what the other confederations do.

e.g., Venezuela, Togo, Canada and UAE will rarely qualify for a World Cup with the amount of places available (5 or 6), perhaps once in 50 years they can expect to qualify.

But their 'local' confederation tournament is either a 12 or 16 team affair, so another 8 teams can qualify and the teams I listed now have a realistic chance of qualifying for tournaments (or guaranteed in Venezuelas case).

UEFA, at this moment has a tournament with either 14 or 15 qualification places, basically identical to the World Cup (13 places for UEFA).

So increasing it to 24 teams means that teams like Cyprus, Faroes, Finland, Wales, Lithuania, Armenia etc now have a realistic chance of qualifying for a tournament if they make some investment in playing resources, which is surely a case of UEFA correctly looking after its members.

No-one can argue that there won't be a reduction in quality, but I think its clearly a fundamanetally good thing for football in Europe in the lesser tiers. It gives another 20 teams a realistic chance.

Tbh, I agree with the quoted part, it improves overall quality in lesser tires, there will be few weaker teams just like in WC but it makes a hell lot of good for smaller nations.

Dylan
25 Jun 12, 16:59
Shouldn't UEFA be able to help grassroots or whatever in another way that weakening a very good tournament?

monster09
25 Jun 12, 17:07
Shouldn't UEFA be able to help grassroots or whatever in another way that weakening a very good tournament?

It will weaken the good tournament for sure but I think UEFA sees benefits in this, for ex quality of other countries will gradually improve. Sure UEFA can help but I dont think that is feasible. Smaller countries never stood a chance for any major competition, so where is the motivation to improve? It is near impossible to catch many Nations to qualify and not to forget there are teams like Belgium, Turkey who failed to qualify, so smaller countries never stand any chance.

I maybe wrong but playing in Euros will only draw attention of whole country towards this sport?

Cal
25 Jun 12, 17:50
Scotland in Euro 2016

You heard it here first.

monster09
25 Jun 12, 17:58
Scotland in Euro 2016

You heard it here first.

Darren Fletcher to return from injury and lead the team in Euro 2016 :proud:

Cal
25 Jun 12, 18:06
One of the most under rated players around.

crzdcolombian
25 Jun 12, 18:38
Yea I thought the quality of this tounie wasn't very good. The top 4 teams are from the same 2 groups. It's basically been Germany spanking everyone like it was 1942

Pajo
25 Jun 12, 23:59
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575414_244694082300868_2090915443_n.jpg

Tanel
27 Jun 12, 00:08
I did article on the fitness issues for these final few games.

There's been lot of complaints about resting time by Spain and Italy which are utter nonsense.

I will not translate in full since I guess there's not that much demand, but here are the main points.

- Statistically it is proven that the 3 days rest (by that I mean 3 evenings without a game) between ensures that the players regain their full fitness. Therefore, Spain and Italy should have no problems. Even if Italy played 120 minutes, it is likely that the extra 30 have little effect, because the game was not very high intensity.

- However, the winner of Italy-Germany semi-final might be in for a bad time in the final. They only get two days of rest (semi on Thursday, final on Sunday) and that is not enough to recover 100%. Statistically proven than teams who have had only 2 days rest tend to conceede ~0,5 more goals per match and score ~0,5 goals per match less than under normal circumstances, if they play against a team that has had the necessary 3 days of rest. THIS IS VERY WEIRD by UEFA becuase every other time teams have at least 3 days of rest between games, not sure how they can jeopardize the most important game of the tournament like this.

- While it seems that Germany has done a lot of rotation during this tournament, it is actually false claim to make. They've only changed their forward trio and if it weren't for Boateng's suspension, they'd have 8 players who have played almost every minute of the tournament, including Özil who was only subbed off for around 12 minutes at the end of one match.

- Spain and Portugal have been the teams least likely to offer rest to key players. 9 players have had less than 30 minutes of rest during this tournament in both teams.

- It is Italy actually who has done the most rotation, although partly aided by injuries. Italy has played total of 390 minutes (not counting in added time etc), but only Buffon, Pirlo and Marchisio have played full minutes. Of other players, only Bonucci and De Rossi have exceeded the 330 minute mark (which equals to less than 30 minute rest for other teams). And also have to take into account that none of these players had a particularly demanding club season behind them.

Edit: Fixed mistake with Spain.

Coasterfreek
01 Jul 12, 22:36
There goes that streak Italy had of not losing a 90 minute game in a knockout stage....

Nerazzurro
01 Jul 12, 22:42
Scotland in Euro 2016

You heard it here first.

Aye. Right.

figer
03 Jul 12, 17:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptWm7pLxpts


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4G80LYKPw8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr8Y0LkUo7Q


FootballFunnys:
Graphic showing where all the Euro 2012 goals have been scored

https://p.twimg.com/AwqUtM5CAAE7bE0.jpg

Devious
03 Jul 12, 18:06
England are the farthest and closest. Truely it`s the empire on which the sun never sets.

AxigZag.ESIOLAG.
04 Jul 12, 15:34
UEFA now manipulating video feeds to add emotion? I dont get the point... Seems to me they are just making the case against video refs or what ever they call that crap used by lazy american sports :P... and to a much smaller extent a case against goal line as well...

http://deadspin.com/5923264/sorry-mario-balotelli-didnt-really-make-this-german-fan-cry-how-tv-lied-to-you-during-euro-2012


Sorry, Mario Balotelli Didn’t Really Make This German Fan Cry: How TV Lied To You During Euro 2012
http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/commenter/0/3364_32.jpg Barry Petchesky

In the 36th minute of the Euro 2012 semifinal, Mario Balotelli scored his second goal, a screamer to the top right corner. Balotelli ripped off his jersey and flexed, and the telecast cut to a woman in the stands, a German flag painted on her cheek, a single tear leaking from her eye.

"It's too early for tears," intoned ESPN's Adrian Healey, calling the action. And it was.The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung talked to the tearful woman (http://www.sueddeutsche.de/medien/ard-will-sich-bei-uefa-beschweren-montierte-traenen-1.1397775): Her name was Andrea, she came from Dusseldorf, and she was surprised when she started getting texts from friends asking why she'd started crying with nearly an hour of play remaining. She hadn't, Andrea told them.
Instead, she said, she had been overcome with emotion during the playing of the national anthems, before the match kicked off. A camera recorded her then, and the footage was inserted into live TV later on, at the moment it would have the most impact. The emotional power of sport, on cue.
Don't blame Healey or ESPN. They didn't know, nor did ARD, the German network airing the match, nor did ZDF or SVT, or any of the other hundreds of channels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2012_broadcasting_rights) that had won the regional broadcasting rights around the world. They merely aired the streaming live signal from UEFA—which on multiple occasions goosed the live footage by adding prerecorded shots, with zero acknowledgement.

On June 13, during of Germany's group stage match against the Netherlands, cameras found German manager Joachim Löw sneaking up behind a ballboy and poking the ball from his grip. A humanizing moment in the middle of a tense game. Except it happened during warm-ups, well before the match, and was dropped in to make it appear live.


Two networks, claiming they were caught off guard by UEFA's practices, have spoken out against it.
"Of course any form of censorship or manipulation is not acceptable for us." said ARD's Euro 2012 chief editor Joerg Schoenenborn." That's why we clearly told UEFA that the German public expects coverage to be live when it says it's live. Live is live and has to stay live.''


"We have complained to UEFA that the impression was aroused that these were live pictures,'' ZDF editor-in-chief Peter Frey said. "That does not correspond to our journalistic standards.''


I would be shocked if they were as shocked as they sound. TV's been fudging the distinction between documentary and stagecraft for a long time. Your favorite news and sports shows always make sure to tape footage of their reporter nodding thoughtfully, and insert it under an interview subject's voice. This makes it look like correspondent are listening closely, when they might be doodling or picking their noses. It's subtle, and it's unnoticeable, and the Hollywood editing of seemingly unbroken scenes is surprisingly common.If you can't trust Killer Shark Live to actually be live, (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2007/jul/20/independentproductioncompanies.broadcasting) what can you trust?
Surely not the Olympics. We're less than three weeks away from the most expensive (http://broadcastengineering.com/news/broadcasting_nbc_shells_billion/) and slickest Games ever broadcast, and in the wake of the BBC's CGI blockbuster promos (http://deadspin.com/5923295/the-bbc-olympic-promo-trailer-is-pretty-awesome-inevitably-controversial), count on NBC making every effort to give you the most cinematic experience possible. While you're still figuring out whether a given event is live or tape-delayed, they'll be blurring the line even further.

UEFA under fire for 'manipulated' Euro 2012 images (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/soccer/wires/06/30/2080.ap.soc.euro.2012.manipulated.tv.1st.ld.writet hru.0347/index.html) [AP]

AxigZag.ESIOLAG.
27 Jul 12, 15:15
Nasri suspended for 3 games... FFF disciplinary comitee ruling.
Menez: 1 game
Ben Arfa & M'Villa: warning.
http://www.eurosport.fr/football/nasri-prend-trois-matches_sto3363334/story.shtml

(http://www.eurosport.fr/football/nasri-prend-trois-matches_sto3363334/story.shtml)
Samir Nasri (http://www.eurosport.fr/football/samir-nasri_prs32080/person.shtml) a été suspendu trois matches par la commission de discipline de la FFF pour son comportement lors de l'Euro 2012. Jérémy Ménez (http://www.eurosport.fr/football/jeremy-menez_prs30176/person.shtml) écope d'un match. Hatem Ben Arfa (http://www.eurosport.fr/football/hatem-ben-arfa_prs206770/person.shtml) etYann M'Vila (http://www.eurosport.fr/football/yann-m-vila_prs137843/person.shtml) ont de leur côté été "rappelés à l'ordre
http://i.eurosport.fr/2012/07/27/867249-14642698-640-360.jpgA
Un mois après l'élimination des Bleus à l'Euro, les sanctions sont tombées. Samir Nasri a été suspendu trois matches ferme en équipe de France par la Fédération française, et Jérémy Ménez un match. Hatem Ben Arfa et Yann M'Vila ont de leur côté été "rappelés à l'ordre", a annoncé la FFF. La commission de discipline précise dans le communiqué qu'elle "transmet au comité exécutif (organe décisionnaire de la FFF), pour ces quatre joueurs, pour mise en application de l'annexe 5 de la convention 'joueur équipe de France' et retenue éventuelle des primes en partie ou en totalité".Samir Nasri, entendu durant une bonne demi-heure vendredi matin pour ses insultes à la presse, manquera donc le match amical contre l'Uruguay, le 15 août prochain au Havre, ainsi que les deux premiers matches des qualifications pour la Coupe du monde 2014, le 7 septembre face à la Finlande puis le 11 face à la Biélorussie. De son côté, Ménez est sanctionné pour avoir rembarré son capitaine Hugo Lloris (http://www.eurosport.fr/football/hugo-lloris_prs47908/person.shtml) et insulté l'arbitre d'Espagne-France (2-0). La "3F" a été plus clémente avec Hatem Ben Arfa, convoqué en raison de sa brève altercation avec Laurent Blanc (http://www.eurosport.fr/football/laurent-blanc_prs210/person.shtml) dans le vestiaire de France-Suède (http://www.eurosport.fr/football/equipes/suede/teamcenter.shtml) (0-2). Le fait que l'ancien sélectionneur, invité à témoigner mais absent vendredi, confibe l'incident à la vie de vestiaire a sans doute joué. Quant à Yann M'Vila, il était auditionné pour avoir regagné le banc lors du même match sans serrer la main de son entraîneur ni de son remplaçant, Olivier Giroud (http://www.eurosport.fr/football/olivier-giroud_prs87281/person.shtml)."Ils ne se sont pas excusés, ils ont regretté"Nasri, Mvila et Ben Arfa (http://www.eurosport.fr/football/hatem-ben-arfa_prs206770/person.shtml) étaient venus se défendre en personne devant l'instance disciplinaire de la FFF vendredi matin. Seul Ménez, actuellement en tournée aux Etats-Unis avec le PSG, s'est fait représenter par son avocat. Ce dernier, Me Carlo Alberto Brusa, avait répété le mea culpa du Parisien. "Jérémy Ménez regrette profondément ce qui s'est passé, il veut oublier ces moments difficiles, c'est une erreur de jeunesse", avait-il expliqué à la presse à son arrivée à la FFF. L'avocat avait ensuite émis des regrets partagés par les quatre internationaux : "Les bonnes résolutions sont collectives et la volonté que ces faits ne se répètent plus, ce n'est pas seulement le fait de Jérémy mais de toutes les personnes malheureusement appelées en audition devant cette commission".Hormis une altercation rocambolesque survenue devant le siège de la FFF entre le père de Ben Arfa et son agent, les auditions des joueurs devant l'instance disciplinaire à l'intérieur de la "3F" ont été très "sereines" selon Jean Mazzella, président de la commission de discipline. Mais celui-ci a tenu à nuancer : "ils ne se sont pas excusés, ils ont regretté". D'ailleurs, des voix se sont déjà élevées pour dénoncer une trop grande clémence des sanctions. "Ca me paraît très généreux", a critiqué François Ponthieu, seul candidat déclaré à la présidence de la FFF en décembre. "Il doit y avoir une vraie rupture sur ces sujets. Je critique le barème et pas la façon dont il a été appliqué. En NBA par exemple, il y a de très fortes amendes et beaucoup plus de matches de suspension".
Eurosport - A.P. (avec AFP)


(http://www.eurosport.fr/football/nasri-prend-trois-matches_sto3363334/story.shtml)

Handoyo
31 Jul 12, 08:33
UEFA now manipulating video feeds to add emotion? I dont get the point... Seems to me they are just making the case against video refs or what ever they call that crap used by lazy american sports :P... and to a much smaller extent a case against goal line as well...

http://deadspin.com/5923264/sorry-mario-balotelli-didnt-really-make-this-german-fan-cry-how-tv-lied-to-you-during-euro-2012
Slight bump but this is quite bullshit. I hope they don't practice the same crap in the regular European season.