Discussion in 'Euro2008 (archive)' started by Phenotypic Dai, Jun 22, 2008.
and your point is?
Come on TrappyLondoner, what's your point?
It is dramatic.
I'm a cock.
I can understand Turkey playing like that, because they're at the same level as the Treforest side who play up at the chalk tips.
We're all Treforest supporters after a display like this.
Here come the firecrackers.
did you mean to type t instead of c?
Spain v Russia. Can't wait. Well done Spain
Well thank fuck for that.
A victory for football indeed!
Either change would have made sense.
Hold on. How is it a victory for football exactly?
Because Italy were cynical and played for penalties. Glad Spain got through.
Um italy to busy looking for penalties -shit system- spain played more attacking footbal at least = win for football
As opposed to a victory for fly fishing?
yay! wager on 0-0 came off!!!
Wrong. They brought on Camornaesi and Di Natel to try and feed Toni
Well I'd hoped they would have come up with something more creative but Gatuso and esp Pirlo were suspended. Not making excuses for that but they played with the deck they had been left with.
Here's an idea. Let's get rid of goalkeepers and a couple of defenders and we can have 96-90 games like basketball.
Dunno about you but when I played football I was a defender. i like the dark arts.
We're still here TrappyLondonder....... You it seems are only here when it suits.....
No way they're gonna beat Russia.
No way. Could be quite humiliating.
Let the fireworks begin.
You sort of get the feeling that Russia were just sizing them up in the opening game. Interesting semi.
Thank fuck for that - well done spain.
But - My predictions for the quater final winners have now proved to be 100% wrong.
Surely it doesn't take that long for a wank
Defending is cool, but dont win you matches on its own- one dimesional set piece scavenging is also very dull to watch...
i think russia will win the next one.
Trippy seems able to post elsewhere but not here.
See, I thought Italy had it in the bag when they let Spain come on for 60 minutes and knew they could deal with them til next Wednesday if necessary.
Then they made some supposedly positive changes which didn't work and they could also have played til next Wednesday without scoring as it turned out they had no one of the ability of Pirlo or Gattuso to give Toni a good ball.
In the end it was a pretty shocking Italian team but they played to win with the resources they had...and almost did!
What, after 75 minutes?
Italy weren't good enough, the tactics merely covered up their lack of threat.
Whenever it was. Yeah, that's about the height of it I suppose. They couldn't even cope with Spain. They needed a David Healy type forward instead of Toni
Russia have a central defender suspended and that's not really where you want to be making changes.
Thought Italy played as well as they could have done with the resources they had, as stated. Yeah they could have gone gung ho and been stuffed, as it was they gave themselves the best chance they could.
And I stand by my statement that I enjoy watching good sides playing more tactical matches. I want to watch football, not circus clowns. They usually have blokes on at half time who can juggle for hours but they're shit footballers.
And for TL's benefit - I was talking to my flatmate and posting my anthems poll. Hope that's excusable.
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