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ITALY vs England

Discussion in 'Euro 2012 championship' started by twistedAM, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Pingu

    Pingu Credo

    just waiting for the phonecall and I am so there. jumpers for goalposts etc
     
  2. chieftain

    chieftain Mega Gammon

    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.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's really not, you know.
     
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  4. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    decent effort this. sadly too little too late.

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  5. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    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.:p
     
  6. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    they're regularly used as evidence of how bloody stupid FIFA are
     
  7. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Yes that's true.

    Apart from that then.
     
  8. Big Gunz

    Big Gunz Well-Known Member

    Hey look on the bright side at least Rooney didn't get sent off! :D
     
  9. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    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.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_coefficient#Final_ranking_in_2011
     
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  10. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    England are winning 9-0.

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  11. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    BBC viewing figures peaked at a massive 23M viewers.....not bad for a repeat.
     
  12. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    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.
     
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  13. 8ball

    8ball I am Spasticus

    They were ok. Just not great on penalties.
    They should do the final decision with a game or air hockey, maybe.
     
  14. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    I watched the game in Italy, and can confirm that England does not have a monopoly on cretinous football fans.
     

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