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post #1216 of 4307
U MAD BRO?
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Originally Posted by calisanfran View Post

BBBWAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Postiga did that to ENG in Euro 2004.

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Originally Posted by Sir Humphrey Appleby View Post

We've been organised and committed even if the players aren't very good. Hodgson is getting the best out of a very average side and I hope he keeps his job.

^ agree
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Lescott - fantastic
Johnson - very good
Terry - very good (and this pains me to admit)

^ yes and they almost pulled it off.

Pirlo's PK was brilliant, one for the ages. Smooth.
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

With the exception of the extra time, which neither team seemed to want to win, the game was quite good. Disappointed in the result but England and Italy were very evenly matched. Germany should cut through Italy with reckless abandon.

What are you talking about? England looked like a recreational team out there, only decent play was when Italy forgot what a tackle was.

 

Was out of town so I just watched this, kind of shouted when Cole missed and Buffon saved. Glad England didn't make it any further in this

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Thread Starter 
Again, just barely wrapped up a replay.

De Rossi and Pirlo. LIKE A FREAKING BOSS ALL GAME.

Pirlo's penalty made me break into laughter - such a player. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Balotelli constantly looks like he's on the verge of completely going insane. Maybe that's just his rep speaking louder, but DANG.

Hart's demon faces trying to psych out pk shooters was hilarious.

Gerrard had a good game. So did Lescott and Terry. Everyone else went missing. England is not the footballing power that everyone wants to believe they are, and shouldn't be in the top-10 in the world. Probably even lower than that. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by saludoalostros View Post

Anyways, Deutschland uber alles from now till next Sunday.

i don't see this happen...
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Italy was better and had the best chances...
England did not play badly at all but their players were exhausted in the second half...
Pirlo is a great player..

i concur
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Again, just barely wrapped up a replay.
De Rossi and Pirlo. LIKE A FREAKING BOSS ALL GAME.
Pirlo's penalty made me break into laughter - such a player. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Balotelli constantly looks like he's on the verge of completely going insane. Maybe that's just his rep speaking louder, but DANG.
Hart's demon faces trying to psych out pk shooters was hilarious.
Gerrard had a good game. So did Lescott and Terry. Everyone else went missing. England is not the footballing power that everyone wants to believe they are, and shouldn't be in the top-10 in the world. Probably even lower than that. nod[1].gif

England best players are getting older..

Lampard is 34 (not playing i know), Parker is 31 and Gerrard is 32 and it is showing at the end..

Cole and Terry are also 31 plus..

They need new blood injected now and will be like France left with a generation of average players...

They have a problem in the midfield area in that respect.

And Rooney was barely match fit..
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Originally Posted by dufferin1 View Post

England played well early on but it simply faded..the only real opportunities England had were on counters and even that didn't go so well. If Mario would finish on his chances the score would have been much different. Either way it was interesting but I think Germany will have the upper hand on Italy as long as they don't start diving.

what makes one think that?
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

That was a great PK but the Germans are the ones who are really laughing. They get to play the winner. LOL

Germans have been resting when the other ones were exhausitng each others on the pitch..

They will fresh and rested..

Italy has to score against Germany..
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Germans have been resting when the other ones were exhausitng each others on the pitch..
They will fresh and rested..
Italy has to score against Germany..

imo, it's possible. they are in great form and play a wonderful tournament.
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Germany was playing very well in 2006 and 2010 and 2008 but still Italy and Spain managed to win, so im not at all comfortable about the results based on tournament performances no matter how impressive germany has been.
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Originally Posted by saludoalostros View Post

Let's get one thing clear.  This game was decided on Penalty Kicks.  Penalty shootouts do not decide which is the better team.  They end the game because the ref and everyone else needs to urgently go for a dump after 2.5 hours in the stadium.

All this banging the drum about the better team won, justice was served, Rooney and Carroll didn't do their jobs, Hodgson stinks, blah blha blah.  Shut the fuck up.  The bottom line was that ENG and ITA were pretty evenly matched and neither could break through to score.  Balotelli tried, often misfired but was more often foiled.  English attacks didn't go according to plan either.

Sorry, but it was not a very even game. England played Italy even for some stretches but for the most part, especially at the end of regulation, Italy were well on top and would have had a goal were it timed better by a 1/4 step.
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^^^Fact.
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


what makes one think that?


As great as Balotelli is, he misses many chances and gets very angry/frustrated with himself and his team-mates.Past results could also be a strong motivator for Germany, as i'm sure they haven't forgotten the 2006 WC. What Italy has is Pirlo who will dictate the pace with his fantastic crosses/passes. Im not saying Germany will definitely win, but it will be a fantastic game and I hope Germany will come out on top.


Edited by dufferin1 - 6/25/12 at 5:49am
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