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Soccer • Football • Voetbal • Fútbol • Calcio • Futebol - 2012-2013 Thread (Including EURO2012)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by El Argentino, May 22, 2012.

  1. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Not bad. Thought it would be 10 nil. Ref sucked. England didn't do too badly in the end.
     
  2. KitAkira

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    Chelsea's style of play must be contagious
     
  3. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Could be reserved German disposition, but sometimes I get the feeling that Ballack just wants to slug Lalas in the face across the desk.
     
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    Only played 4-4-2 when Henderson and Defoe came on...
     
  5. El Argentino

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    Throughout the first half, any time that France came out of the back, they fell into 4-4-2 defensively. They shifted a bit moving forward.
     
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    England parked the bus. People are praising England for doing that, but bitched when Chelsea did it.
     
  7. Reynard369

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    Defensively it was more like a 4-5-1. Young was very deep with Welbeck isolated up top.



    Don't think anyone's praising the style of the performance, but the result.
     
  8. worakl

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    So nervous right now. [​IMG] It's really ours for the taking after the draw in the first game.
     
  9. lasbar

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    France was slightly better than England..

    England scored on a free kick thanks to France's poor defending.

    On English television, it sounds like they drew wth Spain...

    France is 10th n Europe and 16th in the world...
     
  10. KitAkira

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    Then again, no one believes FIFA's rankings to be anything but a list of the top buzzword teams
     
  11. El Argentino

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    The mere fact that Uruguay are still as high as they are (despite admittedly strong performances) proves this ^^^.

    And England always being there until recently.
     
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    France extremely disappointing....

    England is using hodgson favorite tactic of scoring from set pieces only..worked for him in Europa couple of years ago so...

    Hope second game is more entertaining.
     
  13. lasbar

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    France wll get better wth M'Vla.

    Don't forget 2 years ago the team was in disarray...

    France is a good team but not a great team and they lack confidence...

    The average age is 27 and most of them wll be there in 2014.

    Debuchyand Cabaye were very good , Benzema,Nasri and Ribery were good ...

    The rest did ther jobs..

    England is playing very negatively...
     
  14. davesmith

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    +1. There is no way they can take on the big boys if they play like that.
     
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    Spain will split them open...
     
  16. El Argentino

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    Really, with all the reserved play thus far in the tournament, I think the "big boys" have yet to declare who they are.
     
  17. KitAkira

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    Denmark and Russia
     
  18. Neo_Version 7

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    Even though France is out of the way, I'm still a little anxious about Sweden and the Ukraine (the latter more so..). Hopefully, this upcoming match results in a draw too.
     
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    I was very impressed with Mathieu Debuchy. Bar the one incident where he dawdled on the ball and was robbed by AOC, he didn't put a foot wrong. Also had a lot of joy attacking down the left. Impressive from a relatively unheralded player.
     
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  20. El Argentino

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    Semi-racist probe: (?)

    Anyone else notice throughout the anthems in the opening round that it is most frequently the "immigrants" or the "others" that don't sing their nations' anthems? ie - Özil, Khedira, Boetang not singing while the rest of the Germans do. Nani during the Portugal one. Just now, the black player for Sweden. Van der Weil for Holland, Balotelli for Italy, Benzema and Evra didn't for France while the rest of the team were singing...? Maybe I'm just hyper sensitive to this.

    To be honest though, in international games, it bothers me when Donovan doesn't sing for the USA. Never does. Messi usually doesn't. Sergio Ramos only ever stares up into the sky - but many of the Barcelona players are very mute during the Spanish anthem (little surprise there).

    I'd just think you're pulling on the shirt, and you're playing as a team, and that should be enough.

    :hide:
     

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