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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

is starting today after months of anticipation.
Who is your favourite and are you supporting a team?

Of course I would love the German team to win but there are Holland and  Spain who have the best chances imo.  We do not know how well France has recovered after the 2010 disaster and Italy is alway a candidate when players are involved in a match fixing scandal - like in 1982 and 2006 when they won the world cup :-)


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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 05:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Portugal must be in with a chance. They have a tough group but they are good enough to get results. Ronaldo has the skill to create chances and score goals against good opponents.


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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Portugal has no chance; Ronaldo is just like Messi in the national team, they both suck. My bet is on Germany or Holland. As long as Spain, Portugal or England don't win it, I'll be happy


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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fiercely proud that Ireland made it there....and backing them all the way - depsite the impossible "group of death" that has urrent world and euro champs (Spain) as well as last but one world champs (Italy)...and Croatia the other group team

as regards winners? hard to look beyond Spain and Germany


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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The smart money is on Spain

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Posted: 08 Jun 12, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favourite team is the Ukrainian team, of course.

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Posted: 09 Jun 12, 01:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:
Italy is alway a candidate when players are involved in a match fixing scandal - like in 1982 and 2006 when they won the world cup :-)

What can I possibly add to that perfection !?!!! :D


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Posted: 10 Jun 12, 02:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have to add that we really love Italy, Italian food is our favourite and Italy is still our favourite holiday destination. It's only football when we are fierce competitors because German teams just cannot win vs Italy :(

@ Brenski: I hope Ireland plays a good cup after having been robbed of the qualification in 2010 by the hand ball of Henry, that match is unforgotten. Italy did not win anything in 2010, so there is a chance to survive vs Croatia and Italy.

Last night we saw how Ronaldo can be stopped - by a uncompromising defender like Boateng. If not for the good defenders Germany would have lost their first macth right away.


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Posted: 10 Jun 12, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How does one stop Ronaldo?

I should think the Germans of all people are familiar with the use of abatis and entrenched machine gun nests ;-P


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Posted: 10 Jun 12, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, Croatia outplayed us tonight...so that's Ireland's tournament over....

now i can sit back and enjoy


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Posted: 11 Jun 12, 01:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great joke, thomasquinn. My grandfather already laughed about that.

The Irish fans are already champions, Brensky - I know it's not a consolation but they can be proud of their team who never gave up for a second.


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Posted: 11 Jun 12, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
well, Croatia outplayed us tonight...so that's Ireland's tournament over....
now i can sit back and enjoy


From what I've heard, you've done about as good as the Dutch. That's got to be at least some consolation.


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Posted: 11 Jun 12, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's always fun to see England lose something they had possession of


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Posted: 11 Jun 12, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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brENsKi wrote:
well, Croatia outplayed us tonight...so that's Ireland's tournament over....
now i can sit back and enjoy

From what I've heard, you've done about as good as the Dutch. That's got to be at least some consolation.

no it isn't. the Dutch can still qualify for the knockout stage...Ireland can't

incidentally, who gained most from that England/France draw earlier? my money is on Ukraine


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Posted: 11 Jun 12, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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thomasquinn 32989 wrote:
brENsKi wrote:
well, Croatia outplayed us tonight...so that's Ireland's tournament over....
now i can sit back and enjoy

From what I've heard, you've done about as good as the Dutch. That's got to be at least some consolation.

no it isn't. the Dutch can still qualify for the knockout stage...Ireland can't
incidentally, who gained most from that England/France draw earlier? my money is on Ukraine



Yes they can, Croatia has 3 points, Italy and Spain have 1 each.


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Posted: 12 Jun 12, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ukraine won yesterday!


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Posted: 12 Jun 12, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:
Great joke, thomasquinn. My grandfather already laughed about that.
The Irish fans are already champions, Brensky - I know it's not a consolation but they can be proud of their team who never gave up for a second.

yes but all the same...we'd rather have the championship - or at least a game in the knockout phase
it'll take a not inconsiderble mega-miracle now...or failing that neither Spain nor Italy turn up for their games against Ireland...wonder what odds i'd get on bet365pointlessfritteringofcash.com ?

ps - there's going to be a right old "knees-up" nbetween poland and russia tonight...riot police are about to earn their overtime bonuses


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Posted: 13 Jun 12, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is always a chance to beat a big team - that is football. But I agree that chances to beat Spain or Italy are really slim having seen them play.

Unfortunately, there were street fights in Warsaw last night - there are always idiots who use any far fetched "reason" to start fights with fans from other countries. It's really a shame that a couple of hundred people always manage to ruin it for the thousands of peacful fans who only want to have a good time.


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Posted: 13 Jun 12, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Obviously i hope that England do well but I got Italy in the work sweepstake so i hope they win!

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Posted: 13 Jun 12, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:
There is always a chance to beat a big team - that is football. But I agree that chances to beat Spain or Italy are really slim having seen them play.
Unfortunately, there were street fights in Warsaw last night - there are always idiots who use any far fetched "reason" to start fights with fans from other countries. It's really a shame that a couple of hundred people always manage to ruin it for the thousands of peacful fans who only want to have a good time.


Russia vs. Poland. There was never any question as to whether there would be fights, that's just a given. Most hooliganism is a form of organized crime, but the Russians have turned it into a form of irregular warfare. They make British hooligans look like choirboys.


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