Italy V Spain

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

  1. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    viva espana!
  2. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    Woooooo :D:D
  3. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    still here

    and your point is?
  4. Concrete Meadow

    Concrete Meadow ars longa vita brevis

  5. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    Come on TrappyLondoner, what's your point?
  6. Phenotypic Dai

    Phenotypic Dai The girdle of Venus


    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.

    Forza Treforest!

    We're all Treforest supporters after a display like this.
  7. Donna Ferentes

    Donna Ferentes jubliado

    Here come the firecrackers.
  8. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    did you mean to type t instead of c?
  9. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Spain v Russia. Can't wait. Well done Spain :)
  10. poului

    poului a bit overrated


    Well thank fuck for that.

    A victory for football indeed!
  11. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    Either change would have made sense. ;)
  12. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Hold on. How is it a victory for football exactly?
  13. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Because Italy were cynical and played for penalties. Glad Spain got through.
  14. Sweaty Betty

    Sweaty Betty Hemo rising!

    Um italy to busy looking for penalties -shit system- spain played more attacking footbal at least = win for football:cool:
  15. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    As opposed to a victory for fly fishing? :rolleyes:
  16. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    yay! wager on 0-0 came off!!! :D
  17. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    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.
  18. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    We're still here TrappyLondonder....... You it seems are only here when it suits.....
  19. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    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.
  20. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Thank fuck for that - well done spain.

    But - My predictions for the quater final winners have now proved to be 100% wrong.
  21. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Surely it doesn't take that long for a wank:confused:
  22. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

  23. Sweaty Betty

    Sweaty Betty Hemo rising!

    Defending is cool, but dont win you matches on its own- one dimesional set piece scavenging is also very dull to watch...
  24. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    i think russia will win the next one.
  25. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    Trippy seems able to post elsewhere but not here. :rolleyes:
  26. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    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!
  27. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Official Twitter Liaison Officer

    What, after 75 minutes? :p

    Italy weren't good enough, the tactics merely covered up their lack of threat.
  28. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    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:p
  29. Donna Ferentes

    Donna Ferentes jubliado

    Russia have a central defender suspended and that's not really where you want to be making changes.
  30. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    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.

    Forza Azzurri :cool:

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