Semi - Final: Netherlands - England

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Il Drago

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Wednesday 10/7 - Dortmund
 

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A 'big' opponent / name, usually draws out much more dedication, inspiration and will to win from this tame orange generation. Lets hope so, because it would be a crime to the sport if this shitty England side luck their way to the final twice in a row, despite playing such poor quality and boring football.
 

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A 'big' opponent / name, usually draws out much more dedication, inspiration and will to win from this tame orange generation. Lets hope so, because it would be a crime to the sport if this shitty England side luck their way to the final twice in a row, despite playing such poor quality and boring football.
France-England would be even more boring as watching paint dry or grass grow.

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Voted for the Netherlands, but wouldn't be surprised if for some inexplicable reason England gets all breaks and goes through. The media in the US would swoon to the point of embarrassment.
 

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Voted for the Netherlands, but wouldn't be surprised if for some inexplicable reason England gets all breaks and goes through. The media in the US would swoon to the point of embarrassment.
Have you actually been watching the media in the US? They’ve been extremely critical of England.
 

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Bring our boys Denzel amd Stefan home. Time for a rest.
 

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They will come after the final ok? This England side is the most boring ever. Eventually it has to go wrong. Just like France. Final Will be Spain-Holland and we will get our revenche.
 

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Like fellow English fan said...this is a pure win-win situation. Can't decide what is really better...bring that trophy home finally or be one more time this close just to continue this beautiful dream and hope in the future. Good times never seemed so good indeed.
 

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Bro England is boring
But France is worse

As for Netherlands they are better than these two , but nowhere Spain
only Spain , Germany, Swiss and Turkey desrved to be on semi finals or Final
 

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I think England can be a bigger threat than Netherlands in the final.
Anyway, Spain should win this easily no matter who wins here.
 

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Preparing myself for an England victory. England appears to be figuring it out, albeit at a glacial pace. Netherlands has shown some grita, but with the pressure on I can see them fold. Whom ever scores the first goal will be critical towards determining the outcome.
 
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It is always easy to overestimate a team if they play attractive/possession football. But, the only reason Spain even got to play a semi final is the large amount of ref fuckups in their game vs Germany. Spain parked the bus for the majority of that game, barely had 40% possession during the 2nd half and simply would have been out if the Germans had gotten their penalty. I know this penalty was denied due to earlier ref fuckups regarding Kroos, but still.

We should also not forget that France were historically bad this tournament. They would have lost to the Netherlands as well if VAR hadn't cried about our boy Dumfries standing where he stood, by the same, tight 1 goal margin. And Netherlands were not even playing a good game. Spain is the only team France ended up scoring a field goal against. Italy, as another major country they faced, they dominated for 90 mins and still couldn't score once.

Neither England nor the Netherlands are retarded teams, they know no team is untouchable only because their style can look pretty. They will analyze and learn from the way the Germans handled Spain in the 2nd half, look at Spain's wastefulness, weaknesses in defense, heavily man mark the most effective players. The ball still is and always will be round. If EN/NL defense is at their peak during the final and they manage to score, which especially NL has been able to do quite a lot, even in their worst games, then everything is very much possible. Finals are rarely that easy... I consider Spain favorites as well, though. But, definitely not by as much as most people now seem to do.

I think this final will be tight and tense as fuck, whoever Spain's opponent ends up being. But, if you consider my position in our football pool at work, this probably means that Spain will comfortably win 4-1.
 

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Good luck to our boys tonight.
 

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Holy smokes, what a strike!
 

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What a hit.
 

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