At 6/19/12 04:55 PM, Auz wrote:
Ukraine seemed like the better side to me today, but their aim was way off when they attempted a shot at the goal. I've seen many of their shots ending up well wide or over the bar which made them much less of threat to England.
More often than not they were shots from distance though. We are crap at closing down, but we rarely give away clear cut chances.
Anyway, the quarter finalists are now known. I predicted 5 out of 8 right. Got the first group completely wrong, but other than that I was pretty much spot on with my predictions. For the semis I have Portugal vs Spain and Germany vs England and I predicted the final would be Spain vs Germany where Germany will win.
Ditto, probably the same 5 (Group A was a bust, and the the Netherlands a massive failure). I'd love to see England in the semis, I can't believe there is even a chance of that given our build up to the tournament. Should we get that far Germany will be much too good though. I still fancy Spain in the final.
Best goal of the group stages? Poland's goal against Russia for me (can't remember, let alone spell the name of the scorer). Quality strike, and fantastic reaction in the stadium.