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View Poll Results: Who will win EURO 2012?
Poland
 
4 11.11%
Greece
 
0.00%
Russia
 
0.00%
Czech Republic
 
0.00%
Netherlands
 
8 22.22%
Denmark
 
0.00%
Germany
 
11 30.56%
Portugal
 
1 2.78%
Spain
 
4 11.11%
Italy
 
0.00%
Republic of Ireland
 
0.00%
Croatia
 
2 5.56%
Ukraine
 
0.00%
Sweden
 
0.00%
France
 
0.00%
England
 
6 16.67%
Voters: 36

#1
04-27-12, 3:19 PM

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Who are you rooting for?

Who do you think will win?

I dont really have a team yet (since none of my home nations are in Europe), but I'm contemplating between Spain/Netherlands/Germany.

I supported Spain in the past Euro and World Cup as I was a Liverpool fan.
Back then, we were basically 1/3 of the Spanish national team when we had Rafa in charge.

But now, we only have Reina, and Enrique isnt going to make the team so I'm not as loyal towards the Spanish contingent anymore.

And then I really want Kuyt to pick up a winner's medal since we couldnt give him anything good at Pool for his years of service (except League Cup), and KD seems to be mistreating him like he is doing to many of our senior players...

And with Germany, I've read and heard many good things about the way they play, nice straightforward fluid attacking football. So I cant wait to watch them, I think they will go quite far.

The only team I dislike is England and I hope they get knocked out in the group stage. I dislike most of their players and also the English FA (most corrupted association, and I have never seen worse referees from any country) I hope Harry takes helm of the team, he has absolutely no tactical nuance. All he says is, "lads go out there and have fun", and oh, no corner kick practice too. Just put it into the box...

I think Spain probably is favourites for me. With Netherlands and Germany really not far behind at all.


What do you guys think?
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04-27-12, 3:27 PM

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bannie said:


The only team I dislike is England and I hope they get knocked out in the group stage. I dislike most of their players and also the English FA (most corrupted association, and I have never seen worse referees from any country) I hope Harry takes helm of the team, he has absolutely no tactical nuance. All he says is, "lads go out there and have fun", and oh, no corner kick practice too. Just put it into the box..


It's a shame Scotland didn't qualify, then you would have had yet another opportunity to say something rude or ignorant about it.

Still, I shall take your remarks about England as a consolation prize and be on my way.
Beg to report, Sir...
 
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04-27-12, 3:39 PM

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AnnoKano said:
bannie said:


The only team I dislike is England and I hope they get knocked out in the group stage. I dislike most of their players and also the English FA (most corrupted association, and I have never seen worse referees from any country) I hope Harry takes helm of the team, he has absolutely no tactical nuance. All he says is, "lads go out there and have fun", and oh, no corner kick practice too. Just put it into the box..


It's a shame Scotland didn't qualify, then you would have had yet another opportunity to say something rude or ignorant about it.

Still, I shall take your remarks about England as a consolation prize and be on my way.


Troll. nuff said.

Scotland and qualify should never be in the same sentence.
Last I heard it was going to be Team GB at the Olympics.

And it is indeed a shame- a shame that one of Scotland's only two successful clubs have to resolve to cheating and corruption. And yet they still cant balance the books and have to go into administration...

Now hurry along little kid.
 
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04-27-12, 3:58 PM

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Last time I've played Football Manager, Poland won it.

So I'm gonna vote for Poland.
 
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04-27-12, 4:05 PM

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Going to have to go for Germany, I always supported them as the best European team. They can't beat my favourite Argentina though ;) but for Euro.. I'm going to go for them' They always get far in the competition and they have much more experienced squad now compared to Euro 08 and World Cup 10. Spain seem off the boil lately as well..

The only thing I'm confused about is England atm, I do hope they at least get some progress in, or at least beat Germany in penalties just for their sake
 
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04-27-12, 4:10 PM

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Who I want to win: Netherlands
Who I think will win: Germany
Who hopefully doesn't win: Spain

Not that I have anything against Spain, it's just that one team dominating the tournaments is no fun, and Germany plays good football. I'm looking forward to the lesser known countries playing too though, Ireland, Denmark or the Czech Republic, I think any of those could cause an upset or two (although by no means a cup victory).

As a side note, this should be moved to Casual Chat, but as rules are rather lax at the moment, it can stay here, considering all other sport threads seem to pop up here too.
 
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04-27-12, 4:11 PM

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I want England to win, though know it's unlikely. I'm not really bothered who wins if I'm honest, though don't want Spain to win it, I think they've won enough recently. It would be nice to see the Netherlands win something for a change, they've definitely deserved something in recent years at least.

@OP

Your little dig at England is like, WUT. Especially the referee comment; the worst officials you've seen? You probably only watch the prem to begin with so can't even have an opinion on the matter. I also had no Idea you were in the dressing room while 'arry gives his team talks. Guessing the corruption comment is about Suarez, too? Pool fans are such a bore and need get of their imaginary high horse, you're no one special and anyone else would have had the same treatment or worse. Look at Terry, the cunts going to end up in court, be thankful that never happened.
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04-27-12, 4:27 PM

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bannie said:


Troll. nuff said.

Scotland and qualify should never be in the same sentence.
Last I heard it was going to be Team GB at the Olympics.

And it is indeed a shame- a shame that one of Scotland's only two successful clubs have to resolve to cheating and corruption. And yet they still cant balance the books and have to go into administration...

Now hurry along little kid.


Oh bannie, you're so easy...

You just keep hating on Scotland for as yet unexplored reasons, and I'll keep on laughing at you because you think it bothers me somehow.

Come on now, have another go. Say something clever about how we all wear dresses or are alcoholics.

Quickly, before I get too bored to bother responding to them anymore.
Beg to report, Sir...
 
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04-27-12, 4:28 PM

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HATCHA said:
I want England to win, though know it's unlikely. I'm not really bothered who wins if I'm honest, though don't want Spain to win it, I think they've won enough recently. It would be nice to see the Netherlands win something for a change, they've definitely deserved something in recent years at least.

@OP

Your little dig at England is like, WUT. Especially the referee comment; the worst officials you've seen? You probably only watch the prem to begin with so can't even have an opinion on the matter. I also had no Idea you were in the dressing room while 'arry gives his team talks. Guessing the corruption comment is about Suarez, too? Pool fans are such a bore and need get of their imaginary high horse, you're no one special and anyone else would have had the same treatment or worse. Look at Terry, the cunts going to end up in court, be thankful that never happened.


You wish.

Wow, do you even watch football? Another one of those wannabes who know nuts about football and attempt to join a football discussion. Maybe you should read the news and the interviews that Harry gives. Terrible.

And you dont watch footie outside of England huh? Or do you EVEN watch football? Cant blame you for not having seen good referees since ur trapped in your little world of the EPL. lawl.

Terry did not receive special treatment?
Gotta start reading the news buddy, if you ever get them in your little world.
You clearly have no clue what you are talking about.
I'll give you two tips,
1) Learn how the judicial system works and compare it to the FA panel.
2) Learn the maximum punishments for either system too.
 
04-27-12, 4:34 PM

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HATCHA said:
Guessing the corruption comment is about Suarez, too? Pool fans are such a bore and need get of their imaginary high horse.


What have you got against Liverpool fans? Don't just group every single reds fan having the same opinions with another Liverpool fan, that is just stereotyping

Also I guess your a Newcastle fan huh?
 
04-27-12, 4:34 PM

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AnnoKano said:
bannie said:


Troll. nuff said.

Scotland and qualify should never be in the same sentence.
Last I heard it was going to be Team GB at the Olympics.

And it is indeed a shame- a shame that one of Scotland's only two successful clubs have to resolve to cheating and corruption. And yet they still cant balance the books and have to go into administration...

Now hurry along little kid.


Oh bannie, you're so easy...

You just keep hating on Scotland for as yet unexplored reasons, and I'll keep on laughing at you because you think it bothers me somehow.

Come on now, have another go. Say something clever about how we all wear dresses or are alcoholics.

Quickly, before I get too bored to bother responding to them anymore.


You give Scottish people a terrible name. Troll on.

Unexplored reasons? Someone clearly quoted a post he did not read. Or lacked the intellect capacity to read it.

And now you mention that you wear dresses and are alcoholics. Nice one.
Some inferiority complex I sense there...
 
04-27-12, 4:37 PM

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Alfyan said:
HATCHA said:
Guessing the corruption comment is about Suarez, too? Pool fans are such a bore and need get of their imaginary high horse.


What have you got against Liverpool fans? Don't just group every single reds fan having the same opinions with another Liverpool fan, that is just stereotyping

Also I guess your a Newcastle fan huh?



Naw he cant be a Newcastle fan.

The Newcastle fans I've met are nice people.
But he could be the oddball.
At least they play in a cool stadium- Sports Direct Arena.
 
04-27-12, 4:43 PM

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bannie said:

You give Scottish people a terrible name. Troll on.


I try to do what I can.

bannie said:
Unexplored reasons? Someone clearly quoted a post he did not read. Or lacked the intellect capacity to read it.


Oh no bannie, I was talking about Scotland generally, not about the sports teams. I'm sure you've got a wealth of other material on a range of different Scotland-related subjects, and it'd be a shame if any of that rapier wit of yours was wasted.

bannie said:
And now you mention that you wear dresses and are alcoholics. Nice one.


Well that was pretty much the same thing I said... come on now bannie, you can do better than that. I'm just an amateur compared to the likes of you!

bannie said:
Some inferiority complex I sense there...


You're right. I'm just not as witty or intelligent as you are, and frankly that bothers me. I have to use cheap shots like satire, sarcasm and whimsy in order to make people laugh. You on the other hand just need to speak your mind and everyone around you is in fits of laughter. You're better than me and I know it, and deep down I hate you for it.
Beg to report, Sir...
 
04-27-12, 5:05 PM

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bannie said:


Wow, do you even watch football?


Is dis nigga srs...

bannie said:

Another one of those wannabes who know nuts about football and attempt to join a football discussion. Maybe you should read the news and the interviews that Harry gives. Terrible.


Brah, you don't seem to understand what you're implying. I have no doubt Harry said something like if you say he did, I have no reason not to believe you. Though that's not what I was getting at all, it's the fact you've basically just said Harry doesn't care about results as long as players have a laugh. Which is utter, utter Rubbish like you couldn't believe.


bannie said:

And you dont watch footie outside of England huh?


Making shit up.


bannie said:

Or do you EVEN watch football? Cant blame you for not having seen good referees since ur trapped in your little world of the EPL. lawl.


Why do you keep asking me if I watch football or not?

Also, European competitions.


bannie said:

Terry did not receive special treatment?


Police got involved with the whole thing basically the following day, it would make perfect sense to just back to fuck off.


bannie said:

I'll give you two tips,
1) Learn how the judicial system works and compare it to the FA panel.
2) Learn the maximum punishments for either system too.


Ok, I aint gonna lie. I have no idea about punishments regarding racism for either system, mainly because, until recently it had never been a huge problem, of course it would have been there, but it's only really kicked off to this extent, this season. There's no way Terry didn't get the shit end of the stick though, I certainly know I'd much prefer a 5 week ban than waiting to the build up to court and a possible criminal record and have my England captaincy revoked as well as the possibility of not being selected for the Euro's due to it. Sounds just too good to be true for Terry doesn't it, but at least he never got that shocking 8 game ban. What a fucking relief.
 
04-27-12, 5:17 PM

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HATCHA said:

Is dis nigga srs...


Probably dont want to say that...

HATCHA said:

Brah, you don't seem to understand what you're implying. I have no doubt Harry said something like if you say he did, I have no reason not to believe you. Though that's not what I was getting at all, it's the fact you've basically just said Harry doesn't care about results as long as players have a laugh. Which is utter, utter Rubbish like you couldn't believe.


He has no tactical nuances. VDV himself says that they dont practice corners and just puts it into the box. Even most Spurs fans want him to leave for the national team now that he's been found lacking.

I'll be glad for him to lead England.
Based on the squad he has, Spurs are underachieving.




HATCHA said:

Making shit up.


You wish I was.


HATCHA said:

Ok, I aint gonna lie. I have no idea about punishments regarding racism for either system, mainly because, until recently it had never been a huge problem, of course it would have been there, but it's only really kicked off to this extent, this season. There's no way Terry didn't get the shit end of the stick though, I certainly know I'd much prefer a 5 week ban than waiting to the build up to court and a possible criminal record and have my England captaincy revoked as well as the possibility of not being selected for the Euro's due to it. Sounds just too good to be true for Terry doesn't it, but at least he never got that shocking 8 game ban. What a fucking relief.


I'll leave that for another day.
It's way too lengthy a discussion and its not what the thread is for.

But feel free to read up the FA's Suarez-Evra incident report and also how both systems work.
 
04-27-12, 5:46 PM

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^ I'm just struggling to comprehend how you see criminal action as preferential treatment...
 
04-27-12, 6:03 PM

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FA's fine was 40000pounds.

Terry's maximum sentence?
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4106498/John-Terry-stripped-of-England-captaincy.html

Why double standards?

It would have been impossible to charge Suarez in court either.
There was no witness, and it was just based on Evra's word vs Suarez.
BBC reported, this case was decided on a lower standard that than in criminal court of “beyond all reasonable doubt”.

FA conviction rate is ~ 98%. During the fiasco, there have been lawyers that have questioned any system with a 98% conviction rate.

Basically if you are charged, you are pretty much guilty.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-16284813

Furthermore, this is a public order offence, not a criminal offence.

And because the case has been handed to the law, the FA no longer has to exercise a sentence on Terry.


Let's move on.

There are alot more nuances to the case that only people who have paid careful attention to the two cases would know. The mainstream media tends to sensationalize things.
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04-27-12, 6:19 PM

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Italy to win with Balotelli getting the winning goal in the final.

Sohei said:
Who I want to win: Netherlands
Who I think will win: Germany
Who hopefully doesn't win: Spain.


Almost everyone I know is of this exact opinion.

I'd like to see the Netherlands win as well, provided they play clean and not the absurdly dirty game we saw in the last WC final. I'd put Spain for who I think will win.
 
04-27-12, 6:58 PM

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The Netherlands, especially after the steal of WC
 
04-27-12, 8:55 PM

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CROATIA PLEASE.
I want a team that no one predicts to win the tournament, just like in Greece in 2004.
I favor Ireland too.
"Every man shall reap what he has sown, from the highest lord to the lowest gutter rat. And some will lose more than the tips off their fingers, I promise you. They have made my kingdom bleed, and I do not forget that"
 
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