I don't see Italy getting very far. They are in quite a weak group, and it won't be until the quater-final when they will be really tested, it could be the likes of Portugal or Germany or England.
Italy looked powder-puff upfront against Norway, and the loss of Buffon will be great. Toldo is a great stand-in, but Buffon is still miles better. Just like Van Der Sar compared to De Goeij for instance.
I see Italy not progressing further than the quaters, and I'm guessing on a final between Holland and France, that is if France can defeat Spain in the quaters.
I aggree wih legend, zoff is to blame for italys case,
Germans are looking in tatters
French have a strong chance but i see spain beat france score 2-1
England is still too weak to challenge the dominant powers of Holland, spain, even Italy.
Czech's will be intersting to see but i personally will rule them out of the final.
ITALY don’t need coach like ZOO F***
Sell Zoff and trust me we will win. All the media will blame the players for loss the game. And who blame????? Zoff the one to blame.POoOoOr Our player I wish I could do something to you.
ITALY will win without ZOO F.
i see it goes to HOLLAND Vs. PORTUGAL
there is a chance for ENGLAND, SPAIN, GERMANY, ITALY & NORWAY to reach the finals but hopes keep on floating because of injuries in each of them !!
-ITALY missing Buffon & Vieri
-NORWAY missing ""ALOT"" of international players + Henning Berg's injury ...
-SPAIN is OK, but where is Morientes ??!!
-GERMANY: Babbel, Hamann & Ballack SEMI INJURED
-ENGLAND: Alan Shearer, McManaman and Adams are injured in the last days before kick off...
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I really think we should have a new thread. It is a new day. If people disagree, just merge.
Just to get the ball rolling, here are my preferences, I think.
Needs: Nothing major, unless we sell/let go current stars. I am assuming that Pirlo leaves and Tevez stays. I am also assuming that Pogba...
We are at the midway stage and the difference with Inter is minimal (2 points). At the beginning of the season I have predicted a close race with Napoli, as I thought they were the most stable squad while there were alot of changes at Inter and Juve, how wrong was I.
Anyway, looking into the...
It's the QF phase and we face Roma at home:
Roma will have Eden Dzeko suspended which makes the job easier for the defenders, even though Kalinic can be threatening if he is on his day.
Looks like Sarri will play a strong lineup for this one, despite the Napoli match being played few days...
It is HT with the score 2-0, too bad for Demiral's injury as well as Zaniolo's.
We need to exploit the spaces left by Roma to score the 3rd and kill the match, conceding a goal will leave us on the edge.
Ramsey needs to do more, if he remains quiet I guess Sarri will replace him with Costa...