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

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

  1. Doctor Carrot

    Doctor Carrot Bear Grylls grills bare bears

    On the plus side there's still time for Rinaldo to cry. Losing in the final carries a high probability of tears :D
     
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Fucking ITV. I want to see the fans and the players not listen to a load of ex players drone on.
     
  3. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    Yeah they needed more premier-league quality, like England.
     
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  4. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    Ah well :) Fucking semis. Result.
     
  5. Doctor Carrot

    Doctor Carrot Bear Grylls grills bare bears

    :D
     
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  6. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Keane is interesting, at least. With that level of insight and passion, I'd agree with Mourinho's assessment of Giggs' managerial capabilities m
     
  7. souljacker

    souljacker and this is fresh

    Yep. If England had Wales' passion they might have done a bit better.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I like how Bale talks.
     
  9. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Well done Wales. Did my adopted home proud. Played with passion, played with honour, played with a great spirit. Did yourselves bloody proud. Can't imagine this is the last we'll see of this team in tournaments.


    CYMRU AM BYTH
     
  10. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Did really well. Semi-finals of the Euros...no mean feat for the size of the country.
     
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  11. whatever the result in the final ( Germany !) there are two real winners in the comp- Iceland and Wales
     
  12. sealion

    sealion Marilise Legijuana

    Ranked 6 or 7 in the world after this tournament.Which means getting to play much lower ranked teams in future qualifiers.
     
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  13. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Decent group for the World Cup, there is deffo more to come.
     
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  14. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Good show, especially in the first half. Shame Ramsey couldn't play - but such is life.

    Did us proud :cool:
     
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  15. spartacus mills

    spartacus mills let's wee on each other

    So it wasn't to be... but dilly ding dilly dong!!! We were in the semi finals and deserved to be!!! Over the years I've seen us lose by fives, sixes and sevens and we've sat out every tournament in my lifetime so getting this far was more than I ever dreamed of.
     
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  16. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    diolch Cymru
    fair play Wales, proper legends
    fucking safe as fuck :cool:
     
  17. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Flat end to a glorious campaign, and even then no reason why you couldn't have nicked it.
     
  18. MochaSoul

    MochaSoul It's being enslaved of your own free will

    {MochaSoul is feeling boastful]

     
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  19. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    That game was screaming out for Ramsay. If ever there was a player-shaped hole in a formation it was his. Not saying we'd necessarily have won with him on the pitch but by god we wouldn't have looked so flat. We all kidded ourselves we might be ok without him while deep down knowing how much his absence would hurt us. Sadly, the snidey whispers in our heads were right.
     
  20. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    i don't know why ronaldo is so obsessed with thornton heath.
     
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  21. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

     
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  22. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    TBF to him, Ronaldo is always great with fans, kids especially.
     
  23. Wilf

    Wilf Scratch a white car - for Christmas!

    As an England fan, I took our departure as annoying, frustrating, humiliating - and slightly amusing that we'd found a yet more embarrassing way to leave a tournament. Wales have none of that and gave a it a good go. Sorry, obvious point alert, but along with Iceland they really showed what could be done with a mixed bag of players from superstar to league one) + team spirit and organisation.
     
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  24. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    If Wales and Iceland don't organise a friendly some time soon it'll be a missed opportunity.
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm feeling a bit deflated today but feel so happy with the way that the Welsh team (and fans) gave a good account of themselves in France. Like Iceland (and Leicester!) they proved that a great team is not always all about big stars and planet sized egos. They played like a team and made sure that the fans knew that they were being appreciated. It was a magnificent tournament for Wales!
     
  26. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    They played great, and certainly deserved every bit to be in that semi-final. I reckon if Ramsey was on the pitch they may have done a bit better but for my money they were pound for pound as good as Portugal in the first half.

    Hope they get a heroes welcome back in Cardiff to contrast the tragic England flops who deservedly flew back to no fanfare.
     
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  27. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    I thought Wales edged the first half. Less possession but more dangerous with it.

    Second goal killed it. And yes, really really really really really missed Ramsey, as we all feared would happen.

    A bit of a flat end tbh, but Ronaldo's header for the first goal was superb. The single bit of quality in the match.
     
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  28. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Yep. Very much a team but with moments of individual magic as well, including for my money very clearly the goal of the tournament, and the high point of a whole career, for HRK.
     
  29. Wilf

    Wilf Scratch a white car - for Christmas!

    Yeah, its hard to say they were robbed over the 90 mins, but it might have been different with a another policy on yellow cards/bans (though Pepe would also have played, I think).
     
  30. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    It was mentioned during the Q/F, but with the addition of an extra game (round of 16) it did seem odd they didn't wipe the yellows before the Q/F stage. Two yellows over five matches is a bit harsh.
     
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