Wales vs Portugal, European Championship semi-final, Weds 6 July, 8pm

Discussion in 'Euro 2016' started by editor, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Wales. In a European semi final! What a glorious time to be alive :)

    I think we could win this, but we're going to really miss Ramsey...

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  2. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    I'm looking forward to it. And I usually would be supporting Portugal. Not this time though. Wales played well and deserve their place. So, whatever the Welsh is for Go Wales!
    sealion likes this.
  3. Orang Utan


    I have suddenly discovered that I have some Welsh roots
  4. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    It's a shame about Ramsey. He's been instrumental so far.
  5. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Portugal for me although this could go either way. Sanchez is a huge young talent, midfield is strong , Nani and Ronaldo just about make a reasonable front two and I have a feeling when/ if Quaresma comes on he could wreak havoc.
  6. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Have Portugal got many/any out because of cards?
  7. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Carvalho the ex Chelsea player at centre half is suspended . I read somewhere that the Italy Germany game has the heighest number at risk of suspension for the winner in the semis.
  8. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

    Another four am start for me. Meh. At least I'm on vacation at the moment. :D
  9. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    My head says Wales but my pessimistic Welsh heart says Portugal. Ronaldo is the devil and he will break our hearts.

    But yes, what a time to be alive. :)
  10. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    I was a bit on the fence over the Quarters due to Belgium's Spurs connections, but this time I can support Wales outright. :cool:
    My brother-in-law and nephews are Welsh; I reckon that qualifies. :D
  11. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    We've changed my partner's birthday meal to lunchtime to watch this :D

    Come on Wales!
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  12. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    I still have not seen Ronaldo cry and I want to, I really want to. So. Wales. It is up to you!!

    I think they Wales can do it, Portugal have had quite a bit of luck so far and though are a good team have not, I feel, played that great.
    8den, Fez909, Badgers and 1 other person like this.
  13. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    Wales will only have 3 days to prepare for the final
    marty21 likes this.
  14. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    There's optimism for ya!

    No stress, Ramsey will have a week to prepare! Fucking talisman that kid.
  15. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Wales can definitely do it. I'd be more confident with Ramsey, but.
  16. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I obviously really, really want Wales to win, but Portugal have been utter shits this tournament and I see no reason to expect them to stop now.

    It's heart v cynicism, on and off the pitch.
  17. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Whenever the Portuguese winger's name is mentioned I always get visions of 90s children's TV (right);

    purves grundy likes this.
  18. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    I've just realised I'm going to be in Bilbao that night. I'll have to persuade Mrs D to stay in the hotel rather than go out to eat.
    The39thStep likes this.
  19. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Casting his shadow weaving his spell

    Creamed leeks for tea? :p
  20. blairsh

    blairsh Kip

    Just realised i'm going to miss this :(
  21. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    so Wales vs germany final then...
  22. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

    Not there yet..... One game at a time.
  23. Kesher

    Kesher 이달의 소녀 Banned

  24. han

    han brixton hill hobbit

    Come on Wales! Show Ronaldo who's boss!
    dessiato and Pickman's model like this.
  25. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    I'm going to wear a football shirt to work tomorrow :eek:
  26. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    My son was born in Wales and they're the underdog so there's two reasons to support Wales. And Portugal have been rubbish all tournament (zero shots on target in their semi final) and Ronaldo has been particularly useless and whinging since Iceland
    dessiato and han like this.
  27. I think 2-1 to Wales. It's going to be who's more disciplined as cheap free kicks will allow either Bale or Ronaldo a chance.

    I think the Portuguese back line, especially with Pepe, might give Wales more chances
  28. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Pepe injury doubt for Portugal btw.
    Flying back to Manchester tomoz should land at 8 so bit if luck will catch second half in the pub . We are bringing a Portuguese friend with us so should be interesting .
    AverageJoe likes this.
  29. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    not-bono-ever and sealion like this.
  30. Skyfallsz

    Skyfallsz Increase the positivity Banned

    Living here something that I've learned from this tournament is that it isn't only the English who hate Portugal. Dutch guy I lived with is even worse than me, Spanish of course, probably Iceland as well although I've never ever met someone from there, and now Poland also hate the diving, 'stop the game every 5 minutes cos they dropped a contact lens' bastards

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