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Euro 2008 Discussion

Post by Mouse » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:25 pm

Here, we shall discuss the matches of the tournament. I have nothing really to say about day 1 matches (except that the results were as expected), but I think after Italy-Netherlands, we could have some nice (nice?) talks.
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Post by Tijny » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:39 pm

The Dutchies will DESTROY them Italianos! :twisted:

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Post by Etmil » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:29 am

Yeah I was kind of sad to see Switzerland lose after such a nice game but experience came to play, I think. During the second match I was also for Turkey (because they have such a wonderful F1 circuit, lol!), but the portuguese took their own. Today I'm going to be all for Austria in the first match, the second I don't really care. If Poland won, it would be quite awesome. And as an avid Netherlands fan, I hope they crush the Italy side, too. A 3-1 for Netherlands would be a great result! :)

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Post by Scud » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:12 pm

I have always been Netherlands fan, so i hope they will eat team macaroni :D. I also hope Romania will have good cup, George Hagi was amazing player when he was still out there.
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Post by Ivan Drago » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:13 pm

FORZA AZZURRI!

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Post by dede » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:27 pm

Etmil wrote:Yeah I was kind of sad to see Switzerland lose after such a nice game but experience came to play, I think. During the second match I was also for Turkey (because they have such a wonderful F1 circuit, lol!), but the portuguese took their own. Today I'm going to be all for Austria in the first match, the second I don't really care. If Poland won, it would be quite awesome. And as an avid Netherlands fan, I hope they crush the Italy side, too. A 3-1 for Netherlands would be a great result! :)
Since your expectations were completely correct, let's hope for tomorrow too.

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Post by Mouse » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:12 pm

Buying this tonight:
http://whoareyadesigns.bigcartel.com/pr ... -euro-2008

Buying this if Italy wins the cup:
http://www.soccer.com/IWCatProductPage. ... showcase=t

Good thing is, I was able to schedule some time off from work to see more matches live. Get out of work early for Italy-Netherlans/France, and the Quarterfinals. And have Semifinal days off. If this were a World Cup, I would have quit my job. :P
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Post by rostami » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:49 pm

I hate France, I hope that Italy and Netherland pass 1/4 finals :D In the other groups, "my bets" are Portugal and Turkey, Germany and Croatia, Spain and Sweden.

Final will be Portugal-Italy and we lose (as always) :?

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Post by Ivan Drago » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:22 pm

f*** ITALY

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Post by Tijny » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:42 pm

Woo nice match :)

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Post by Etmil » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:51 pm

Yay! told ya: van der Vaart for the win! And Robben, Babel too! :)

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Post by Mouse » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:58 pm

Etmil wrote:Yay! told ya: van der Vaart for the win! And Robben, Babel too! :)
Yeah, Robben and Babel were awesome in that game..... :wink:


Deserved win for you Orange men. First goal offsides, depending on who you ask (Italian player on the ground, off the pitch). Second goal was incredible though, perfect counter attack. Third goal, looked like Buffon was confused by his defender, who made a mess of the ball.

Was a good game, Pirlo made me jump off my seat a few times with his free kicks... so did Toni. Italy should have had at least one goal, argggg.
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Post by Chevron » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:14 pm

That was far from offside after all :wink:

Sneijder was awesome tonight. I hope he keeps up the good work and takes dem' dutchies to semifinals at least

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Post by Scud » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:26 pm

Really good game. Looks like italy really miss Cannavaro...defense really sucked. I hope to see Ruud Gullit in next match! :lol:
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Post by Jarno » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:38 am

Of corpse italy lost because there was some luca toni ass. It was clear who was best guy in field when del piero came in! del piero!
Spinnering on limits...

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Post by Etmil » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:05 am

The first goal wasn't offside, because that italian noob was lying on the ground off the pitch, which means that the 90m line (the shorter one of the 'rectangle'-shaped football pitch) becomes THE line which defines offside. That's what the commentators (kind of football experts) said on the Estonian TV channel, that this kind of situtation is clearly defined in the football regulations :P

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Post by dede » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:28 am

Jarno wrote:Of corpse italy lost because there was some luca toni ass. It was clear who was best guy in field when del piero came in! del piero!
Yep, it was Cassano. But yeah, I hope he will play next two matches so he can complete his wonderful national career: thanks to him we got kicked out from one world cup and one euro cup, so he is actually going to repeat himself. Luckily we didn't use him that much in last world championship. Too bad that he figures as winner too...

That offside goal doesn't change anything anyway, since we didn't loose 1-0.

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Post by rivolta » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:31 am

Congrats to Holland for the win! First goal was in offside but the win was deserved! Despite the defeat, I'm confident because we have the potential to win both the romania, both with france! Forza Azzurri! :)

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Post by Tijny » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:03 am

It was NOT offside, Panucci was stooging behind the baseline. :P

I must say our play really surprised me, Sneijder and Van der Fart were indeed awesome. We shouldn't get overconfident though; some people in this country act like we've won the final already, but it's only just begun. Also, good luck Italy for the remaining group games, you can still advance to the QFs. :)

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Post by dede » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:16 am

Tijny wrote:It was NOT offside, Panucci was stooging behind the baseline.
Yeah, rule says so. Panucci looked dead there, and after the goal he just started playing again. Bah..
Tijny wrote:Also, good luck Italy for the remaining group games, you can still advance to the QFs. :)
I think we'll be out after next game. But I hope they'll try at least to kick France out at last game.

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Post by olio » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:41 pm

dede wrote:That offside goal doesn't change anything anyway, since we didn't loose 1-0.
Haha, like it's that simple. Without that offside (or not offside, however) goal the match would've been totally different. Second goal came quickly after the first, they seemed still shocked of the first goal and the whole play of Italy was messed up at that point. So of course that first goal defined the path of the game.

And even though you hate Del Piero, Jarno is right. He got a lot of nice situations after he came in.


All in all, I'm bit surprised that losing Cannavaro had that big effect on the defense, even though he is superb. Defense is really messed up, and Toni's finishing is lost. Something must change if they wish to continue. Let's hope for the best!

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Post by dede » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:54 pm

olio wrote:All in all, I'm bit surprised that losing Cannavaro had that big effect on the defense, even though he is superb. Defense is really messed up
Materazzi had a bad shape during the final days of the season, and Barzagli played quite an average season too. Maybe Chiellini-Panucci as central defenders could've worked better. Grosso should've played from the beginning, and De Rossi too.

The biggest mistake was to try that much after Van Nilstelroy's goal.

About Del Piero, hopefully he'll be old enough to kick him out of national team for next world cup.

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Post by The Dude » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:56 pm

Let's hope for Sweden tonight! 8)

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Post by Storm » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:02 am

Ui ui Portugal!!


Quarter's = done

1st of the group=done

and still 1 game to play wtf!?

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