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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-19 17:12:34 Reply

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.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-19 17:16:50 Reply

At 6/19/12 05:12 PM, Sentio wrote:
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.

Blaszczykowski, the polish captain, that was an amazing goal. Gomez's was ace to his first against the Dutch.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-19 17:25:37 Reply

At 6/19/12 05:16 PM, Lunaful wrote:
At 6/19/12 05:12 PM, Sentio wrote:
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.
Blaszczykowski, the polish captain, that was an amazing goal. Gomez's was ace to his first against the Dutch.

I wouldn't be able to spell that sober, let alone after a bottle of wine! Gomez scored two crackers in that game as well. but generally there haven't been many amazing goals in this tournamnet. A LOT of headers, but not many from distance.

Also so few penalties (just 1 in the opening game, which was saved!), despite a lot of potential shouts. It's as if the refs want to avoid controversy by just giving nothing in the area!


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-19 17:55:30 Reply

At 6/19/12 05:16 PM, Lunaful wrote:
At 6/19/12 05:12 PM, Sentio wrote:
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.
Blaszczykowski, the polish captain, that was an amazing goal. Gomez's was ace to his first against the Dutch.

Gomez header against Portugal was nice as well. But I think Ibrahimovic's goal today is the best goal so far.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-19 19:54:20 Reply

At 6/19/12 05:03 PM, Lunaful wrote: So guys best goal of the group stages?

I liked Welbecks. Ibra's was far, far better though

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-19 21:19:40 Reply

Football stills are so epic.

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 09:23:38 Reply

At 6/19/12 04:10 PM, Auz wrote: They have now, but England lucked out there. I have no idea why the linesman didn't see that as a goal. It clearly was as far as I could see in the replays.

It was marginally over the line, a decision very difficult to make in real time. Us viewers are lucky to see slow-motion replays, something the officials, for reasons only known to FIFA, aren't allowed to see. It was definitely a goal and Ukraine are right to feel robbed.

It wasn't the worse decision I've seen with the ball crossing/not crossing the line, though.

Germany Vs England and Chelsea Vs Spurs spring to mind.

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 09:51:20 Reply

At 6/20/12 09:23 AM, deckheadtottie wrote: It was definitely a goal and Ukraine are right to feel robbed.

But then I would have felt robbed since it was an offside.

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 10:07:46 Reply

At 6/20/12 09:23 AM, deckheadtottie wrote:
Germany Vs England and Chelsea Vs Spurs spring to mind.

I suddenly find it hilarious how a Chelsea player was involved in each incident.

Also yay England! And :( cause no football today.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 10:16:15 Reply

Here are all the goals made so far
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayq59NDmT44&feature=player_em bedded


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 11:36:58 Reply

At 6/20/12 09:51 AM, BumFodder wrote: But then I would have felt robbed since it was an offside.

This is the frame from the moment the ball is played, he is quite clearly onside.

Still, I'm happy England are having a nosh on a slice of luck right now.

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 11:46:37 Reply

At 6/20/12 11:36 AM, deckheadtottie wrote: This is the frame from the moment the ball is played, he is quite clearly onside.

I just looked on the highlights on bbc, and yes he was definitely offside.

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 12:13:23 Reply

At 6/20/12 11:46 AM, BumFodder wrote: I just looked on the highlights on bbc, and yes he was definitely offside.

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Are you breaking my balls on purpose, son?

That screenshot is taken directly from the BBC highlights.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 12:41:01 Reply

At 6/20/12 11:36 AM, deckheadtottie wrote:
At 6/20/12 09:51 AM, BumFodder wrote: But then I would have felt robbed since it was an offside.
This is the frame from the moment the ball is played, he is quite clearly onside.

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 12:53:17 Reply

At 6/20/12 12:41 PM, LostFaceInTrain wrote:
At 6/20/12 11:36 AM, deckheadtottie wrote:
At 6/20/12 09:51 AM, BumFodder wrote: But then I would have felt robbed since it was an offside.
This is the frame from the moment the ball is played, he is quite clearly onside.
Lies all lies

Oh, I seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 13:46:47 Reply

At 6/19/12 05:03 PM, Lunaful wrote: So guys best goal of the group stages?

Mines Ibrahimovic's against France.

I think I agree with that pick. Welbeck's being second. Those are about the only two impressive ones I can remember.

At 6/20/12 09:23 AM, deckheadtottie wrote:
At 6/19/12 04:10 PM, Auz wrote: They have now, but England lucked out there. I have no idea why the linesman didn't see that as a goal. It clearly was as far as I could see in the replays.
It was marginally over the line, a decision very difficult to make in real time. Us viewers are lucky to see slow-motion replays, something the officials, for reasons only known to FIFA, aren't allowed to see. It was definitely a goal and Ukraine are right to feel robbed.

I don't think it would've mattered at all in the end though. I believe they wouldn't have survived with a draw either, so Ukraine can whine all they want but they were knocked out fairly. Of course it would've become a different game and everything, but I don't think they would've won anyway.

Also, there was that offside bumfodder mentioned.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-20 14:33:26 Reply

So we are at a mid-tournament lull, and I am getting football cravings already! Can't wait for the quarter finals to start, and the tournament to really kick off. 7 of the 8 teams remaining have been in major finals in the last 16 years, 5 of them have won them... the cream really has risen to the top.

Also anyone else feel like the BBC Euro 2012 opening animation brings back memories of the classic save movie right here on NG? Good times...

Link for those not watching BBC coverage of the tournament.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-21 16:15:32 Reply

Well the Portuguese Cech Quarter final is meh.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-21 16:20:53 Reply

At 6/21/12 04:15 PM, Lunaful wrote: Well the Portuguese Cech Quarter final is meh.

Agreed. It's quite one-sided, but Portugal just can't manage to score any goals for some reason and it looks like this is heading towards extra time.

I had Portugual winning this one by 2-0. I think I'll have the winner correct at least.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-21 16:31:35 Reply

What? I've been really enjoying this game, even before the goal. I liked watched Ronaldo work his magic, Cech being wonderful and cheering on the Czech when they have got forward. Been thoroughly entertaining I thought.

Ronaldo = Freddie Mercury of football

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-21 16:32:21 Reply

At 6/21/12 04:20 PM, Auz wrote:
At 6/21/12 04:15 PM, Lunaful wrote: Well the Portuguese Cech Quarter final is meh.
Agreed. It's quite one-sided, but Portugal just can't manage to score any goals for some reason and it looks like this is heading towards extra time.

I had Portugual winning this one by 2-0. I think I'll have the winner correct at least.

Also all this bullshit of laying on the ground so the other team kick out the ball is a load of bollox, its really pissing me off now.

Sorry but the Portuguese have been doing it all night.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-21 16:46:08 Reply

That was one of the worst matches i've ever watched, it was basically United vs Swansea


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-21 16:49:26 Reply

Meh, Spain will stop the Portuguese in the semis


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-21 16:54:17 Reply

At 6/21/12 04:46 PM, LostFaceInTrain wrote: That was one of the worst matches i've ever watched, it was basically United vs Swansea

Was about to say that, its was dyer. Like watching a Wolves match.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-21 17:00:01 Reply

Looks like Portugal won, as I think most people expected. I hope the upcoming quarter finals will be more exciting. I agree that this was probably one of the worst matches of the tournament and I doubt Portugal will beat the other semifinalist if they play like they did tonight.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-21 17:04:09 Reply

I was hoping for a lucky goal for the Czech Replubic.. stupid Portugese people :(

Also, about England - Ukraine..

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-21 17:08:10 Reply

So lad, here in Ireland as part of the football coverage we get a little show after the matches called Après Match.

And tonight they showed a Classic Episode from Euro 2008, and it has a connection to Newgrounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCquLOskXB0

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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-22 05:26:33 Reply

At 6/21/12 04:46 PM, LostFaceInTrain wrote: That was one of the worst matches i've ever watched, it was basically United vs Swansea

I'm afraid this is what we have to cope with in the knock-out stages.


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-22 13:48:47 Reply

I can't find the site that I used to stream the game! Where is it?


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Response to The Official Euro 2012 Thread 2012-06-22 13:56:54 Reply

At 6/22/12 01:48 PM, jjjkuk wrote: I can't find the site that I used to stream the game! Where is it?

Nevermind. It plays on ESPN, right?


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