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Portugal v Spain

Discussion in 'Euro 2012 championship' started by dessiato, Jun 24, 2012.

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Who's the winner

  1. Portugal normal play

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  2. Spain normal play

    17 vote(s)
    51.5%
  3. Portugal on penalties

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Spain on penalties

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Neither, Both teams will go out and get drunk instead.

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    the first should be the least pressured as there is more time for your team to get back in it. As penalties head towards sudden death, the more likely the pressure increases as there is less time to change matters. If players less used to taking penalties go first then they take them with less pressure and should score. If the final penalty is reliant on you to score to win or stay in, then it's good to have someone more confident and used to taking penalties to take it. Clearly this strategy doesnt work if you lose before the final penalty! Putting your best on first may give you a boost of getting off to a good start but then this may increase the pressure on those, less able, having to follow you.

    Whilst it didn't work for Portugal last night, perhaps if England tried a different approach to penalties it might change their luck!
     
  2. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Do you want salt and pepper on that hat :p
     
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  3. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

  4. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Revol is still smarting from the footballing lessons Barcelona gave Man U the last two times they played each other (not to mention the pasting they got at the hands of Bilbao over two legs) so you could forget him for being a bit resentful towards the Spanish and their wicked football playing ways.
     
  5. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I had no idea he was a Manchester lad;)
     

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