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The EURO 2016 Thread

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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by Joppe84 on Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:26 am

@Con wrote:
@Joppe84 wrote:
@Con wrote:You cannot know very much about Russia then.


Exept working with russians, having business trips there, vacations and generally living in a country that shares a border with Russia. Nice try though.


you call yourself an expert but you are not.

Actually I'm not calling myself an expert, but you seem to call me that.

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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by Trotters on Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:19 am

I don't think Kevin Keegan likes Andy Gray. Maybe because he can't get a word in edgeways.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by The Utterer on Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:33 pm

Can't believe how dense these Russian hooligans are lol!

Been reading the reports on how they are basically saying on the one hand that they are mainly forces guys and police and then saying how the English fans are fat overweight blokes who wear womens shoes Laughing

Did they ever pause to think that maybe just maybe English forces guys and Police may actually also be fairly fit & combat trained

Like DER!!!

Comparing highly trained military personnel with football fans and taking pride in beating them up!

Goodness me there really is just no hope for some "Human beings"

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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by 4BetLite on Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:41 pm

Anybody else think Russia winning the world cup bid was slightly bent , Blatter u prick, I would love to go Russia on holiday but I wouldn't go to the 2018 WC if u paid me..
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by Con on Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:45 pm

or maybe the "Russian fans" contain Russian-speaking Ukrainian agent provocateurs?

ever wonder where they got their police batons and riot shields? government sponsorship.

one thing all the governments of Europe don't want is for UK to vote Leave in the EU Referendum next week.

they need England out of the EURO competition. they will try any means they can influence that on the field, and off.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by FoxyAV on Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:54 pm

I think Clark's goal is the first from a Villa player at the Euros. Shame it was his own goal.

I wonder if Benteke is rueing his decision to go to Liverpool, stting watching Origi and Lukaku messing it all up.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by Con on Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:56 pm

Belgium have picked up the stupid flu from Liverpool.

Bench Benteke, bring on the pretender Origi when Lukaku under-performs, who proceeds to squander two easy headers from the six-yard-line.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by 4BetLite on Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:58 pm

Italy were quality though, Benteke should have stayed at Villa, we would still be in the prem and he would have started tonite
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by The Utterer on Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:49 pm

Yep surely Benteke would have scored one of those tonight... Will never know of course but Lukaku was dire.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by smetro on Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:06 pm

Hope RDM was watching tonight. (Belguim v Italy) No matter what talent you have available - if you pass the ball sideways, slowly - you won't score.....
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by De Kuip on Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:10 pm

Yeah Italy surprised me thought they were good value for the win and pleased for them as they were written off by their own press before they kicked a ball.
See Calamity Clarke was back in action. Nearly 2 own goals but for some stellar keeping kept it down to at least 1. I know it can be argued he kept Zlatan pretty quiet and at least was trying to head clear for the own goal, but yet again there is a goal conceded - either by a penalty or in this case a straight OG, that is down to him. That's why he can leave and I wouldn't bat an eyelid. No good playing out of your skin and giving away a goal as often as he does. Some people are just unlucky too many times. Shame as he seems a nice lad, but we need rid.
I also called it right on page 1 of this thread that Belgium would underperform but to be fair I called Italy Dad's Army and they looked like spring chickens tonight lol
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by Con on Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:27 am

@De Kuip wrote:I also called it right on page 1 of this thread that Belgium would underperform but to be fair I called Italy Dad's Army and they looked like spring chickens tonight lol

I like Italy and thought they would do well tonight but when it gets to the group stages the way to beat them will be to take them to extra-time, they will surely lose on fitness.

Benteke is not in the Belgium side because he needs the team to be built around him and to play to his strength. But that is exactly what this Belgium team need. Right now they are a collection of individuals. If they had to play one way playing direct to get the best out of Benteke they would play with much more decisiveness, as that is a clear simple gameplan which their abilities must match.  Right now whatever they are trying to play is directonless shite and the only thing that repeatedly worked for them anyway was the cross into the box which is what Benteke is the best at EURO2016 at connecting with. Might as well play the real deal.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by De Kuip on Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:08 am

Yeah I think Benteke is suffering from not being played at Liverpool and that is carrying over to his lack of selection at national level, let's face it he cannot do worse than Lukaku and origi who was embarrassingly bad. Problem is still all over the pitch though - as stated above, a collection of individuals, not a team.
As for Italy, before last night's game I'd have agreed they won't go the distance but I just have this feeling they might. Mrs DK's turn to cheer tonight as her beloved Austria play and I tell you what they could do well this year......be unbearable in our house if so and if England fail against Wales - she's a Rapid Vienna fan and I'm still scarred from the weapons grade pisstaking I received off her during the O'Neill years lol.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by smetro on Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:05 am

@De Kuip wrote:Yeah Italy surprised me thought they were good value for the win and pleased for them as they were written off by their own press before they kicked a ball.
See Calamity Clarke was back in action. Nearly 2 own goals but for some stellar keeping kept it down to at least 1. I know it can be argued he kept Zlatan pretty quiet and at least was trying to head clear for the own goal, but yet again there is a goal conceded - either by a penalty or in this case a straight OG, that is down to him. That's why he can leave and I wouldn't bat an eyelid. No good playing out of your skin and giving away a goal as often as he does. Some people are just unlucky too many times. Shame as he seems a nice lad, but we need rid.
I also called it right on page 1 of this thread that Belgium would underperform but to be fair I called Italy Dad's Army and they looked like spring chickens tonight lol

Clarke is ok for the odd game or as cover , week in week out there are just to many mistakes. I do think Tony Pullis would get the best out of him though - and for £5m it would be good business for us.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by Joppe84 on Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:50 am

I like Clark. Has effort, gives his all. Has shown he can perform well with Okore.

On the other hand, he isn't very good. If we get £ 5 million we can replace him easily.

Not fuzzed either way.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by FoxyAV on Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:59 am

Now we have two of them and to avoid future confusion (sorry Smetro, you're not the only one), Clark is an English defender who plays for the Republic of Ireland while Clarke is a Scottish assistant manager at the UK's finest football club.

The BBC's review of the Belgium/Italy match reminded me of Lambert's style of play, with everyone going down the middle and no one on the wings, with Lukaku marking defenders rather than looking for - and playing in - space. How many times did we see Gabby, Benteke and Weimann marking their defenders while the midfield passed the ball sideways and backwards? I'm really looking forward to seeing how RDM and Clarke get our players playing, and who they feel is worth fighting to keep and work with.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by The Utterer on Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:24 am

@De Kuip wrote:Yeah I think Benteke is suffering from not being played at Liverpool and that is carrying over to his lack of selection at national level, let's face it he cannot do worse than Lukaku and origi who was embarrassingly bad. Problem is still all over the pitch though - as stated above, a collection of individuals, not a team.
As for Italy, before last night's game I'd have agreed they won't go the distance but I just have this feeling they might. Mrs DK's turn to cheer tonight as her beloved Austria play and I tell you what they could do well this year......be unbearable in our house if so and if England fail against Wales - she's a Rapid Vienna fan and I'm still scarred from the weapons grade pisstaking I received off her during the O'Neill years lol.

Ah i understand your situation perfectly De Kuip. my Mrs is Polish who of course won their first game against Northern Ireland.

Love Austria btw and spent a fantastic weekend in Vienna a few years back. Very historic city indeed loved it.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by DelboyVilla on Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:20 am

Having watched most of the Spain game early and constantly screaming shoot at the tv I hoped Belgium would be more direct? Disappointingly I was wrong and Belgium looked totally disinterested not even pressing the ball on the edge of their own box. Amazing! So far no one looks great let's hope things improve?

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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by De Kuip on Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:25 pm

[quote="FoxyAV"]Now we have two of them and to avoid future confusion (sorry Smetro, you're not the only one), Clark is an English defender who plays for the Republic of Ireland while Clarke is a Scottish assistant manager at the UK's finest football club.

Holy cow Foxy - thank God you pointed that out - I'm sure everyone thought I was saying how disappointed I was with Steve Clarke for heading that ball into his own net, during the Ireland v Sweden game, yesterday. Very Happy Very Happy

Anyway, on a less pedantic point - Russia just got a 150,000 euro fine and a suspended disqualification if their "fans" play up again in the tournament. Looks like "licence to poke a Russky with a stick" time has come to Lille haha
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by Con on Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:45 pm

Tip of the iceberg

"Sepp Blatter claims European draws were fixed by using hot and cold balls"

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/sepp-blatter-claims-european-draws-were-fixed-by-using-hot-and-cold-balls-as-fifa-corruption-probe-a7081161.html
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by 4BetLite on Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:45 pm

Bloody politicians give ok to send loads more Brit police over to France using the violence as an excuse when the real reason is to get the bobby's to bring back more duty free for them............ Bloody buggers.
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by De Kuip on Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:15 pm

@Con wrote:Tip of the iceberg

"Sepp Blatter claims European draws were fixed by using hot and cold balls"

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/sepp-blatter-claims-european-draws-were-fixed-by-using-hot-and-cold-balls-as-fifa-corruption-probe-a7081161.html

"I never touched the balls" said Blatter.....

Why did I just turn into a sniggering 11 year old when I read that.....
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by VillaBill on Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:10 pm

just watching the Hungary Austria game & i thought I recognised the 40yr old goalkeepers name, we had him on loan once, didn't he let a soft one in against Man U in the FA Cup?
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by Joppe84 on Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:47 pm

Ex-Villa Stieber gets a goal!
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Re: The EURO 2016 Thread

Post by BillytheKid on Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:59 pm

I thought Steiber was a former youth player for us, what a goal aswell he scored blimey lovely cool chipped finish that and well done to the Hungarians thought Austria would wipe the floor with them tbh
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