Discussion in 'Euro 2012 championship' started by twistedAM, Jun 20, 2012.
just waiting for the phonecall and I am so there. jumpers for goalposts etc
Believing the hype is true of many club and country football supporters including your own country men. No excuses for some of the less knowledgeable English football fans but the Ramsey and Bale etc bollocks I've heard from the Welsh is just as deluded fella.
It's really not, you know.
decent effort this. sadly too little too late.
I'd say the hype around England (although I've heard very little this tournament tbh) is absolutely nothing to do with the rankings. I'm pretty sure I've never heard anyone use them as evidence for anything, ever.
Although it's quite funny how much they annoy some people.
they're regularly used as evidence of how bloody stupid FIFA are
Yes that's true.
Apart from that then.
Hey look on the bright side at least Rooney didn't get sent off!
According to UEFA's national team co-efficients, Italy were ranked 4th in Europe and England 5th.
The top three before the competition were Spain, Netherlands and Germany, so their top 4 rankings were 75% correct. England got as far as expected based on their FIFA and UEFA rankings.
England are winning 9-0.
BBC viewing figures peaked at a massive 23M viewers.....not bad for a repeat.
There's no hype whatsoever around England now, aside from what the tabloids push to tournament fans who barely watch a game outside even-yeared summers. The pretence that there is just as a pointless (unnecessary) attempt to justify hating England and their supporters beyond it just being normal rivalry.
The only people I know who expressed even a modicum of surprise that England aren't very good have been foreigners and non-regular football watchers. Anyone who has seen England play over the last decade more than a few times got what they were expecting.
They were ok. Just not great on penalties.
They should do the final decision with a game or air hockey, maybe.
I watched the game in Italy, and can confirm that England does not have a monopoly on cretinous football fans.
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