Germany vs Turkey

Discussion in 'Euro2008 (archive)' started by frogwoman, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    What does everyone reckon the score will be? I will be (sort of) supporting Germany for this, they are an amazing team, especially Michael Ballack and Podolski! But Turkey have really impressed me aswell :D ... so I am not sure who I want to win, especially because Turkey are such an underdog.

    I reckon the score will be 3-1 or 4-1 to Germany. How about everyone else?
  2. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Bit early for this thread? Doesn't kick off till wednesday.
  3. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    That's the gut instinct isn't it? I doubt it will be quite that easy.

    Wonder if Germany will go back to 442 if Frings has recovered?
    I thought they looked more dangerous and almost spontaneous at times when they had Klose up front and at any given time one of Podolski, Schweinsteiger, Ballack and even bloody Mertesaker turning it on.

    I also want Phillip Lahm to play for City.
  4. upsidedownwalrus

    upsidedownwalrus RIP R.I.P.

    I think Turkey are fucked. Their squad is all injured.
  5. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

    I'm torn about this. Germany were my, not all too original, tip for the tournament but Turkey's heroism makes them the obvious choice. That heroic ability to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat will only be backed up on Wednesday by the fact that their single sub is a reserve goalkeeper who Terim is now seriously considering as an attacking subsitute.
  6. Jazzz

    Jazzz the truth don't care Banned

    I have placed a small bet on Turkey to draw or win in normal time, this is because I live near Dalston and the roads go berserk every time Turkey wins :cool:
  7. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    As much as i would love the Türkiye team to advance, its really difficult to see past the Germans for this one i think.

    Their previous experience, the ominous way that they've played their way into form, and the lack of bodies for the Turks would seem too much for me.

    Let's hope for an entertaining match, but i reckon 3-1 Germany isn't unrealistic.
  8. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    With Turkey to score in injury time;)
  9. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone post tenebras lux

    3 - 0 to Germany. Turks will be down to 9 men by the end of the game.
  10. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    My feelings too, can't see Turkey doing owt tbh
  11. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    my mate the croupier reckons turkiye are nailed on for a draw at full time and a sneaky extra time win.

    i don't know what to bet on tbh.......
  12. lenny101

    lenny101 On the Rock & Roll

    Turkey have only 13 outfield players for tonight I just heard on the news.
  13. Obnoxiousness

    Obnoxiousness >-->))).>

    Germany are a very tough side to beat.

    I think the Turks will lose... the Germans play strong football and I don't think Turkey have the strength..
  14. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    Turkey will lose, I'm sure (sadly), but it won't be by 2 or 3.
  15. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Any team news from germany? Is Frings fit again?
  16. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    Think he may well be but Rafael Honnegstein (sp?) was saying on the Guardian podcast that the team are not all that happy with the idea of him playing because he's a bit slow and they've been better without him. He was suggesting the final decision may rest with Ballack.
  17. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    I rated Frings highly in the World Cup but he has looked off the pace and they played much better with Rolfers and Hitselsperger (sp?) in there allowing Podolski, Ballack and Pigboy to do more damage.
  18. Obnoxiousness

    Obnoxiousness >-->))).>

  19. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Official Twitter Liaison Officer

    You can't possibly see passed Germany in this.

    Turkey have had an interesting tourney though...who knows.
  20. N_igma

    N_igma Epistemic nuisance

    Come on ze Germans!
  21. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

    Really looking forward to this. Despite all the hype about Turkey's players being banned and injured they can still put out a reasonably good team. Only problem being that they have no attacking options left on the bench and some rather green defenders at the back. Time for Kazim Kazim to step up?
  22. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone post tenebras lux

    Bringt ihn Heim Deutschland!!!:)
  23. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I'm torn too. My head says germany, my heart says Turkey.
  24. pastieburt

    pastieburt Best team in the league.

    Why was Boris Becker bigging himself up at the start of the footie?
  25. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone post tenebras lux

    I thought it was quite good, England's favourite cupboard shagger reminding us not to underestimate the underdog.
  26. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    Come on Turkiye!!!!
  27. pastieburt

    pastieburt Best team in the league.

    3-2 to the Germans i think after watching the national anthems.
  28. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone post tenebras lux

    Nah, I need an early night undisturbed by constant horn tooting. :)
  29. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    if they win, i'd get the old ear plugs out if i were you.
  30. pastieburt

    pastieburt Best team in the league.

    Turkey hit crossbar.

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