the come on spain thread

Discussion in 'Euro2008 (archive)' started by lenny101, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Relahni

    Relahni New Member

    Put all of your money on Italy to go through to the semis.
  2. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial


    The Spanish national team have NO history.
    At best they're a footnote.
  3. Relahni

    Relahni New Member


    Remember that football existed before 1992 twisted. :rolleyes:

    Bloody Sky johnny come lately football fans.......

  4. Stanley Edwards

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

    Comfortable 3 -1 win for Spain this. Think they've got over their wobbles.

  5. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    AFAIK pre-1992 they were considered (football cliche on its way) dark horses but never came through. After 1992 they just became highly-paid underachievers.

    Revol told me they didn;t have football on TV before Sky;)
  6. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

  7. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

  8. i HATE the fact that i have to either, go to bed now and get up at 2:30 or stay up until about 5:30 to watch this. HATE IT.
  9. JHE

    JHE .

    OK, thanks for that. I can only suppose that The Times bod only looked up matches in 'official tournaments'. It did seem weird to me that Spain hadn't won in 88 years.

    Anyway, I'm hopeful that Spain will win this evening.
  10. moritz, estrella damm, voll damm, ambar, mahou v peroni. COME ON SPAIN.
  11. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    Come On Spain!
  12. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    Sadly this is my gut instinct as well. I really want to be proved wrong, viva Espaná!!!
  13. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Official Twitter Liaison Officer

    Spain ftw. :cool:
  14. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Official Twitter Liaison Officer

    No Gattuso to power the Italian engine, this is as guaranteed as you can get. :cool:

    Spain still need their best game tonight though. And I hope the ref's tough on those diving bastards.
  15. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    in other words, Spain fannied about and posed while Italy got on with winning a game of football
  16. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    That and the clear penalty we should have had. But who cares...we're through, they're crying into their cappuccinos
  17. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    yay spain!! :D
  18. Sweaty Betty

    Sweaty Betty Hemo rising!

    welldone spain- dont fancy chances against the russians though...
  19. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    italy were boring as hell tonight, so relieved spain won, one of my favoured teams in the semi finals atleast. Italy got what they deserved for boring football.
  20. october_lost

    october_lost It's not hip any more...

  21. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    what does everyone reckon are the chances of a turkey vs russia final??
  22. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Well spain battered russia 4-1 in the group so who knows..
  23. T & P

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

    Or rather, in yet another of the countless incidents of pisspoor refereeing against Spain in football tournaments, Italy were allowed to get away with grade-A cunt Mauro Tassotti elbowing Luis Enrique in the penalty box in the dying minutes.

    The video does not show it but Luis Enrique was bleeding from the mouth like a stuck pig as a result of the criminal assualt on his person. Needless to say neither the referee nor the linesman saw the incident, gave a penalty or sent off Tassotti.

    But tonight at least it was a victory for football.
  24. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    ^ Totally agree.
  25. isitme

    isitme Banned Banned

    spain are also rubbish

    imagine spain and germany in the final. all they will do is belt the ball from 30 yards out for the whole game

    it'll be like ryan giggs soccer school
  26. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    well done Spain.

    but this 'victory for football' pious crap is nonsense. If Spain were so entertaining they would have won that in normal time, instead we'll get upset at Italy's outrageous tactic of defending when the opposition had the ball. Terrible.
  27. T & P

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

    You can't be entertaining against a team that puts 10 men behind the ball.

    The frustraing thing about Italy is that they have fantastic quality, but have always been happy to play ultra-defensive, ugly as fuck football shamelessly against any opponent they judge skillful or good enough to be favourites to beat them.

    It might win them many games in the end, and indeed land them trophies, but some of us romantic fools would rather see teams playing constructive, atractive attacking football, certainly when they have the talent and ability to do so if so they choose.

    Agreed that they were missing a couple of key men today but I'm struggling to remember a team that has been more clearly set on going for the penalty shootout from the off. That's little short of a disgrace coming from a world-class side playing in a major tournament.
  28. isitme

    isitme Banned Banned

    Italy just couldn't get many chances because they didn't have Pirlo who is their playmake

    They have always played like that, sometimes it's amazing to watch, if they can't score goals then it's rubbish. It isn't like they are going to give away goals just cos they can't score any
  29. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    They weren't going for penalties from the off ffs, they were attacking when they had possession.
  30. Donna Ferentes

    Donna Ferentes jubliado

    I don't think they played like that in extra time: but yes of course, for the ninety minutes they defended efficiently which is what you're actually supposed to do and then tried to attack when they had the ball. Ten men behind the ball? Bollocks. I've seen that done and it's nothing like Italy last night - for a start, when teams trying that have the ball, they slow it down rather than speed it up.

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