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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old June 7th, 2008, 16:35 Thread Starter
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Euro 2008 general thread

We can talk here about the tournament and games.
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post #2 of 85 (permalink) Old June 7th, 2008, 19:04
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C.Republic wins the first game...

they are really a good and solid team (in my opinion less than romania...)

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They are less spectacular than in previous years.


Switzerland deserved a better result.
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We can talk here about the tournament and games.
I think it is important to have a thread that is just to analyze our rivals. We can open a new one for the rest of the tournament

The Czech were horrible in the first game. I expect us to see many games like this as few teams seem eager to risk.
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The Czechs looked really bad. It's possible that without Rosicky they're not the same team.

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Without Rosicky, without Nedved, without Poborski, without the 2004 Baros...


They have a worse generation now. I think they are good players, but not near to the brilliance of those.
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I don´t think it´s Rosicky only. They lost Nedved and Poborsky, Koller is 35 and Baros is past his best form. Their golden moment passed.
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Austria - Germany might be a blat.

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yeah, it will take some years for them to have such a good team again. i see them missing even a WC or EC in the coming years. they are in the same situation we were some years ago. the only difference is that they are luckier/smarter not to miss the major tournaments although they have less quality now.

i'm sorry for Switzerland (and Frei), they deserved atleast a draw but football can be unfair.
great touch from Moutinho yesterday in their 2nd goal. if they don't waste too many chances i expect them to win this tournament. if they had somebody like Toni (and a better goalkeeper) they would be unstoppable.
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The portuguese are underachievers. They have great players just like Spain but they will fall to more effective teams IMO.
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It happened in WC 82 in Gijon.
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The portuguese are underachievers. They have great players just like Spain but they will fall to more effective teams IMO.
Well they have been semifinalists and finalists in the last 2 competitions...

I think they should be amongst the favourites, they looked good yesterday.

I want Germany to win if we don't.

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Austria looked serious in the 2nd half against Croatia, the Croatians were packed into their half for the last 20 minutes...

Seeing as Austria are ranked 90 in the world I guess its the big tournament atmosphere...

Hopefully nothing to look forward to for the World Cup Qualifiers!

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Golanski is playing against Germany, but as LB.
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Klose so unselfish. He is a pleasure to watch.
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Golanski made a mistake in the 2nd German goal.

No surprises until now in the tournament. It would be nice if we can make the first one tomorrow.
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So far it's been an attacking EC. I have to applaud Austria and Poland trying really hard to cause an upset. Austria in particular did much better than I expected. I liked their number 20 and the Turkish-Austrian who came in the second half (why didn't he play from the beginning?)

By the way, the Euro 2008 ball is really, really fast! It should be a weapon we should use. I'm thinking particularly about Tamas and Chivu whose shots are very powerful.

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Klose so unselfish. He is a pleasure to watch.
Particularly on that second goal haha, 2 great assists from him.
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Austria's 38 year old player of the year, Croatian name, number 7 was very good, he looked very technical. I don't know if he can hack 90 minutes though.

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