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aberdien
06-21-2012, 03:01 PM
I dunno how many of you have been keeping up with the european soccer tournament, but I quite like soccer so I have. It's been fairly interesting. I'm a Spanish supporter, but they aren't looking as good as they have been in the past, likely due to David Villa being out.

I think Germany will win it all.

Jaws
06-21-2012, 04:21 PM
Germany look really strong.
The two teams I was rooting for did terrible. Ireland and Netherlands. Out with no points in the group stage.
1st team through to the semis - Portugal, with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.

InElwayWeTrust
06-21-2012, 05:11 PM
I haven't missed a single second of it. :D

It's been great so far, with plenty of scoring.

Viva España!!!!!!!! :rockon:

DevilSpawn
06-21-2012, 05:24 PM
Viva España!!!!!!!! :rockon:
^^^ x 10!! :dance:

EvertonBroncos
06-23-2012, 04:55 AM
Hoping England thump Italy tomorrow, can see it going to penalties though.

InElwayWeTrust
06-23-2012, 11:24 AM
Spain-Italy is about to start in like 20 mins or so.

Go Spain!!! :salute:

DevilSpawn
06-23-2012, 12:14 PM
Spain 1-0...OOOH!!Iniesta almost had it for a second goal. :(

aberdien
06-23-2012, 12:16 PM
La furia roja!

Wearing my Spain jersey for good measure :dance:

InElwayWeTrust
06-23-2012, 01:36 PM
Xabi = Beast

Too bad he plays for Real. :(

:laugh:

DevilSpawn
06-23-2012, 01:55 PM
Shweeet! :rockon:

EvertonBroncos
06-24-2012, 07:28 AM
Just over 4 hours until kick off, come on England!

Jaws
06-24-2012, 09:24 AM
Hoping England thump Italy tomorrow, can see it going to penalties though.

I think this one's got penalties written all over it.

EvertonBroncos
06-24-2012, 10:11 AM
I think this one's got penalties written all over it.

I'll be surprised and kind of disappointed if it doesn't, got a bet on it going to pens! Fingers crossed

Jaws
06-24-2012, 10:24 AM
I'll be surprised and kind of disappointed if it doesn't, got a bet on it going to pens! Fingers crossed

That's the one thing the quarters have missed so far. A good old penalty shootout!

EvertonBroncos
06-24-2012, 10:36 AM
That's the one thing the quarters have missed so far. A good old penalty shootout!

I agree it's not a major tournament without at least one!

CanDB
06-24-2012, 10:44 AM
Sorry......I am of Italian descent.....have to pull for my overly defensive Italians. They have been a good/sometimes great team for decades BUT too much D! Over the years, I swear they have gone for 0-0 games to give them a chance in shootouts!!! If they play a little aggressively they can be hard to beat. I don't know enough about England to assess their chances.

We will soon find out......:D

(good luck to my British buds)

EvertonBroncos
06-24-2012, 11:05 AM
Sorry......I am of Italian decent.....have to pull for my overly defensive Italians. They have been a good/sometimes great team for decades BUT too much D! Over the years, I swear they have gone for 0-0 games to give them a chance in shootouts!!! If they play a little aggressively they can be hard to beat. I don't know enough about England to assess their chances.

We will soon find out......:D

(good luck to my British buds)

Good luck my friend, may the best team win.

FLBroncFan
06-24-2012, 12:37 PM
Sorry......I am of Italian decent.....have to pull for my overly defensive Italians. They have been a good/sometimes great team for decades BUT too much D! Over the years, I swear they have gone for 0-0 games to give them a chance in shootouts!!! If they play a little aggressively they can be hard to beat. I don't know enough about England to assess their chances.

We will soon find out......:D

(good luck to my British buds)

No need to apologize for your Italian ancestry - love the food! :P

Myself, being of Scottish, Irish, English and German blood (great drinking background, no?) will have to root for England and Germany. Until they face each other in a bloodbath (wait, this is soccer, right?) :laugh:

Jaws
06-24-2012, 02:26 PM
I agree it's not a major tournament without at least one!

We got our shoot out.

Just not the result you would have wanted!

Not a good day for Ashley's!

aberdien
06-24-2012, 02:31 PM
My British friends will be angry :laugh:

DevilSpawn
06-24-2012, 02:38 PM
Spain/Portugal (I'm nervous about this one)
Italy/Germany

I will say... Spain/Germany in the finals.

aberdien
06-24-2012, 03:07 PM
I think Germany will win regardless of who is on the other side.

aberdien
06-24-2012, 03:10 PM
by the way, you're welcome

http://euro12babes.tumblr.com/

aberdien
06-24-2012, 03:12 PM
http://i.minus.com/ixSNKeWYY7zCQ.gif

DevilSpawn
06-24-2012, 03:25 PM
by the way, you're welcome

http://euro12babes.tumblr.com/
If I didn't have a girl in high school, I would've moved back to Spain and take up futbol just to get me one (or more) of them girlies. :)

EvertonBroncos
06-24-2012, 03:26 PM
Devastated :(

Congrats to CanDB though, fully deserved to be fair!

SoundsOfSuccess
06-24-2012, 04:10 PM
Watched a rare soccer match this morning for me, Italy v England..

Damn, what a waste of 2 hours.. loved the PKs, but all that time just for nothing to happen? Maybe I just don't understand the little things that make it great for some, but now I understand once more why I hadn't watched soccer in a while..

EvertonBroncos
06-24-2012, 04:16 PM
Watched a rare soccer match this morning for me, Italy v England..

Damn, what a waste of 2 hours.. loved the PKs, but all that time just for nothing to happen? Maybe I just don't understand the little things that make it great for some, but now I understand once more why I hadn't watched soccer in a while..
Not a good time to start really, it was a dreadful game.

CanDB
06-24-2012, 06:20 PM
Good luck my friend, may the best team win.

I guess we got our full money's worth......but not a big fan of the shootout to settle things. Never have been.


No need to apologize for your Italian ancestry - love the food! :P

Myself, being of Scottish, Irish, English and German blood (great drinking background, no?) will have to root for England and Germany. Until they face each other in a bloodbath (wait, this is soccer, right?) :laugh:

Love the food for sure!

And I recommend to anyone who travels to see Italy, if you can. It is a very special country. I gotta go back someday and see all that was missed.

DevilSpawn
06-24-2012, 06:29 PM
Watched a rare soccer match this morning for me, Italy v England..

Damn, what a waste of 2 hours.. loved the PKs, but all that time just for nothing to happen? Maybe I just don't understand the little things that make it great for some, but now I understand once more why I hadn't watched soccer in a while..
Yeah like EB said, you picked the worst match to start off watching lol.

To be honest, you have to be in it to really appreciate it. It's more national pride for me but didn't like it at first because I was, as my cousin says, "Americanized" with American sports. I used to get a kick (no pun intended) over cities throwing parades and blasting confetti and fireworks when someone scores 1 goal... and this is before the game is over. I never understood how a 1-0 match was a good match until I watched more and more games in La Liga. Unless you get into the sport, I mean really get into it, you may not like it.

CanDB
06-24-2012, 06:33 PM
Spain / Portugal is a tough one. Spain is definitely still showing why it won the World Cup, but Ronaldo and company are bringing it on. Edge would be Spain, but not by too much.

Germany will be favoured against Italy. But Italy looked solid against Spain (1-1) early in the tournament, and today they looked like a more aggressive team than usual, which is a good thing. If they can stay close for the first part of the game, it could get interesting. Edge Germany.

CanDB
06-24-2012, 06:35 PM
http://i.minus.com/ixSNKeWYY7zCQ.gif

Only those with cool can even dare to kick it right down the middle, when the game is on the line. Pirlo is an amazing player!

InElwayWeTrust
06-24-2012, 06:35 PM
Spain > Portugal
Germany > Italy

Spain > Germany

EvertonBroncos
06-27-2012, 08:57 AM
Hope Spain win then lose in the final, was going to put £20 on Portugal before the tournament at 25/1, would have won £500 if they win the tournament, I don't think I could handle the nerves of them being in the final!

Jaws
06-27-2012, 11:05 AM
Come on Spain. I like Portugal too, but I don't like Ronaldo.
Spain v Germany for the final.

aberdien
06-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Seems like Portugal has the upper hand now. I'm expecting them to score one.

DevilSpawn
06-27-2012, 02:43 PM
That was intense. I thought Portugal was going to win it. :)

EvertonBroncos
06-27-2012, 04:12 PM
Spain didn't beat Portugal, Ronaldo's ego did.

InElwayWeTrust
06-27-2012, 05:20 PM
Viva España!!!! :rockon:

Jaws
06-28-2012, 01:51 AM
Spain didn't beat Portugal, Ronaldo's ego did.

Never thought I'd agree with an Evertonian ;)

EvertonBroncos
06-28-2012, 06:58 AM
Never thought I'd agree with an Evertonian ;)

The first step towards getting over agreeing with an Evertonian is admitting it! :P

Jaws
06-28-2012, 08:31 AM
The first step towards getting over agreeing with an Evertonian is admitting it! :P

Lol.
I was raised with an Evertonian. My little bro chose the wrong side :eek:
And it's even worse with my Dad. He's a Manure lover!

EvertonBroncos
06-28-2012, 08:43 AM
So that's a Liverpool fan, an Everton fan and a U***** fan? Sounds like the start of a joke!

All of my immediate family are Evertonians, but my dad comes from a family made entirely of Liverpool fans, so if he'd have gone with his family I'd be sitting here now a Liverpool fan!

EvertonBroncos
06-28-2012, 11:42 AM
I reckon Germany 3-2 Italy

Jaws
06-28-2012, 12:55 PM
Your Dad took a wrong turn EvertonBronco ;)

I'm surprised that Italy are ahead 2-0 at half time!

aberdien
06-28-2012, 01:16 PM
Looks like we'll have an Espana v Italia finale.

EvertonBroncos
06-28-2012, 01:30 PM
Italy will win 4-0

EvertonBroncos
06-28-2012, 01:32 PM
Your Dad took a wrong turn EvertonBronco ;)

I'm surprised that Italy are ahead 2-0 at half time!

When you beat us 3 times last season I started thinking the same!

aberdien
06-28-2012, 01:40 PM
Italy has shown much more offensive power than Spain in this tournament.

InElwayWeTrust
06-28-2012, 01:43 PM
What a game, crazy upset!

My final prediction-

Spain 2
Italy 0

GO SPAIN!!! :salute:

EvertonBroncos
06-28-2012, 01:45 PM
Italy will win 4-0

Maybe not! It looked like they might though, Germany only ended up with about 2 defenders!

DevilSpawn
06-28-2012, 02:02 PM
A matchup of the last two World Cup Champions. I predict Spain 2-1 in extra time.

EvertonBroncos
06-28-2012, 02:05 PM
Italy on penalties, 1-1 AET

CanDB
06-28-2012, 03:52 PM
Italy has progressed amazingly in this tournament. They are not playing a game of D anymore, and the right players are stepping up as the tournament goes.

I may be biased, but right now if I were Spain I'd go into this game thinking like it's an even match. I wouldn't be saying that a couple of days ago, but I like the way the Italians are playing. In fact, in this tournament, with a little luck they could have easily scored another 4 or 5 goals.

Should be a great game!!

EvertonBroncos
06-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Pirlo hasn't lost a Serie A game since December 2010. Incredible player.

aberdien
06-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Spain is going to control the ball for most of the game obviously, probably going with their midfield heavy formation without a proper forward. As a result, I don't see more than 1 goal scored.

I predict: Italy wins 1-0

They'll score after the 70th minute. If they score in the first half, that'll force spain out of the possessive mindset and possibly open up for more goals.

EvertonBroncos
06-28-2012, 04:16 PM
In my opinion Spain need to play an out and out striker to win.

InElwayWeTrust
07-01-2012, 01:42 PM
Viva España!!!!!!!

:rockon: :dance: :rockon:

DevilSpawn
07-01-2012, 01:53 PM
OMG YES! YES! YES!! LA FURIA ROJA!! :rockon: :peace: :peace: :salute:

EvertonBroncos
07-01-2012, 02:07 PM
http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/340/089/509.jpg

:laugh:

Harsh scoreline on Italy, very unlucky with their injuries. However the best team definitely won. Congratulations to Spain, hope all the Spanish fans on here enjoy their win :salute: :beer:

DevilSpawn
07-01-2012, 02:55 PM
http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/340/089/509.jpg
:laugh:

Harsh scoreline on Italy, very unlucky with their injuries. However the best team definitely won. Congratulations to Spain, hope all the Spanish fans on here enjoy their win :salute: :beer:
Thanks dude. :beer:

Theatrics aside, I'm a fan of his.