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"The love that dare not speak it's name"..........THE EURO'S 2012

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Posted on 28 Jun 2012 21:45:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jun 2012 22:12:28 BDT
gille liath says:
Italy worthy winners against Germany - surprisingly, maybe - and it could be an interesting final, in a repeat of both teams' first game.

Maybe - just maybe - there's life in the tournament yet.

In other news: slightly disappointed for Becks that he doesn't get to be in the GB olympic team. It would've been nice for him to have that last hurrah, and it's hard to believe he couldn't have contributed as much as the fast but guileless Craig Bellamy. You'd think Bellamy been selected mainly on national considerations, except that there's no senior Scot. Is no Scot good enough (Darren Fletcher is, but he's still poorly)?

Giggsy - class player, but are they likely to get 90 minutes out of him? Especially playing against all these 20-year-olds...

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2012 09:10:19 BDT
Molly Brown says:
Thought Italy were VERY good against Germans. What happened to Germany, we really did underestimate the Italians didn't we. Perhaps England weren't THAT bad after all. (But I think they were!).

As regards the Olympics, why the hell do we need Tennis and Football in the Olympics at all. It's ridiculous, no-one cares or watches it do they? Football, it doesn't mean a thing, because they don't chose the best players we have anyway. Tennis, well it's just the Davis Cup et al, they have enough to do in attempting to win Grand Slams. Total waste of money! IMO.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2012 19:44:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jun 2012 19:45:12 BDT
gille liath says:
Italy were good but, when I saw the TV highlights, Germany's defending for the goals - the first especially - was atrocious. So I think Spain and Italy both remain difficult to assess, and the final difficult to call. Their previous meeting was one of the better games of the tournament, so I'm hoping for a repeat of (or better still, improvement on) that.

The Olympics...I dunno. I don't remember it being a big deal in the past; maybe the age restrictions give it a different angle?

Tennis I don't give a flying flip about, Olympic or otherwise. What kind of a game has ten times as many attendants and officials in the area of play as actual players?

Posted on 1 Jul 2012 19:48:57 BDT
gille liath says:
According to Idrian Choiles, Spain have 58 passes per shot on goal.

<Yawn>...the nights are drawing in now, eh?

Posted on 1 Jul 2012 21:40:08 BDT
gille liath says:
So Spain upped a gear and ran away with it. Good performance by them, disappointing as a contest; but at least I win my sweep.

Are they the greatest team of all time? In this tournament, I reckon they were the best of a pretty average bunch.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2012 06:52:06 BDT
Molly Brown says:
Torres! Torres! Torres! El Nino!!!

I though actually it was a very good match (first half), Italy looked nackered, Torres wins "golden boot", Spain win by biggest margin in history, and first team to win it three times? Spanish football has to be the best in Europe at league level now surely.

Overall, tournament pretty boring though, and the least said about England the better. The only way this country can ever win anything, or have a chance at it is to become a Great Britain team, even then it would be pushing it. Ireland need to become united now in football at least, they'd be quite a good team then, and it would be good for the country as a whole.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2012 09:56:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jul 2012 09:57:38 BDT
gille liath says:
Once again, putting politics ahead of football there. :)
Twenty or thirty years ago, maybe. Now the other nations don't have the players to strengthen England much.

As for the match, sadly it was over as soon as Spain scored; Italy were never able to mount a serious comeback. I was very disappointed by them in the event; if Spain, as I said, went up a gear, they seemed to go down one. Maybe gave their best in the semi.
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