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post #1 of 236 (permalink) Old November 18th, 2007, 19:20 Thread Starter
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ECQ- England v Croatia

With Russia's loss at Israel it opens the door for England to get into EURO. Croatia is coming off a 2-0 loss against Macedonia which will go down in history as the first game ever played at a pig farm. This poor result will mostly likely mean the team will come out hard in London even if we're already qualified. You never know though.

Assuming Russia beat Andorra, England need only a draw to qualify for EURO. They'll be without some key players while Croatia has a full squad as far as I know.

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England will win, because they are a better team and Croatia are already qualified.
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England have better players, but not necessarily a better team. Croatia have a good set of players who understand each other and can play well in there system.

moved to the Euro2008 forum

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Croatia is coming off a 2-0 loss against Macedonia which will go down in history as the first game ever played at a pig farm.





I hope Croatia wins but i have a gut feeling it will end in a 0-0 draw.
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post #5 of 236 (permalink) Old November 18th, 2007, 19:33
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I voted Croatia.

If I remember correctly England will be without Rooney and Owen due to injuries so this is going to be difficult. Terry might miss it as well.... so it doesnt look that good for England
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England will probably win 3-0 and make it look like a succesful campaign by finishing top of the group.

Anyone predicting a Croatia win should remember that England havent lost a competitive home match for nearly 10 years.

05.04.00 - 05.04.09

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post #7 of 236 (permalink) Old November 18th, 2007, 19:37
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i think it will be a draw

croatia plays better football but last couple of games haven't been great and we're already through while england has to win this and they know it

plus don't be fooled 2-0 in first leg aside, england's play style and traditional english mentality (or traditional mentality of any team from british isles for that matter) doesn't suit us.

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post #8 of 236 (permalink) Old November 18th, 2007, 19:38 Thread Starter
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Why was this moved to this forum while the scotland italy thread remains there?
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post #9 of 236 (permalink) Old November 18th, 2007, 19:39 Thread Starter
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Hardly anybody posts in this forum. CM's and mods should know this by now. You can't force people to talk in this forum, all you're doing is ensuring that much fewer people will post in this thread.
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post #10 of 236 (permalink) Old November 18th, 2007, 19:45
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Anyone predicting a Croatia win should remember that England havent lost a competitive home match for nearly 10 years.
You know what they say "every streak has to come to an end".


Without Rooney your offense is total crap and if Croatia plays to win the game then i have no doubt they can get the job done. Watch out for Modric... he's being targeted by Chelsea so i'm sure he will play with extra motivation.
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there's a re-direct in the world football forum, so I think we covered all bases

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Hardly anybody posts in this forum. CM's and mods should know this by now. You can't force people to talk in this forum, all you're doing is ensuring that much fewer people will post in this thread.
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there's a re-direct in the world football forum, so I think we covered all bases
So what? Most people wont' post here when they see the redirect. How long does this have to go on for you guys to realize that?
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And you still haven't explained why the italy scotland thread stayed there?
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It's because anything about Italy is a worldwide subject.

Post some Croatian babes and we'll have a party.
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world cup 2002 qualifiers

england 0 - 1 germany.

what 10 year streak?
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Croatia will win, but Andorra will somehow magically hold Russia to a 0-0 draw and McLaren will keep his job.

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world cup 2002 qualifiers

england 0 - 1 germany.

what 10 year streak?

It was nearly 8 years ago, the game was in 2000.

7/8 Years is close to 10 years

05.04.00 - 05.04.09

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An anniversary we never wanted, but one we'll never forget.


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P.S Who said a 10 year streak ?

I said nearly 10 years

05.04.00 - 05.04.09

9 years of hurt and pain.

An anniversary we never wanted, but one we'll never forget.


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Croatia will win, but Andorra will somehow magically hold Russia to a 0-0 draw and McLaren will keep his job.
If that happens, Russian players should be sent to Siberia, like in the old days.
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