European Football - Who's Going To Win

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Who do you think is going to win the European football that is going to be going on over the next few weeks.

I am English born and raised (with a Jamaican background an a slight detour through University in Maine USA) so I would like to see England win. However, what I like this year is that it seems to be the first year in as long as I can remember that there doesn't seem to be any real pressure on them to win.

I like this because I am feed up of being disappointed. I haven't watched them play properly for ages because I am feed up of all the hype and then nothing coming from it.

Spain are obviously up there and I would like to see Torres play well. England IMO don't have much of a chance on paper so without that pressure, maybe they young guns can shine. (and maybe pigs will fly - but I can hope can't I?)
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  • Profile picture of the author A.Green
    I haven't been paying attention honestly, but glancing at this UEFA EURO - Matches ? UEFA.com and if I understand it correctly, then I'll root for Ukraine until they, er I mean, unless they drop out. Then Poland. Then either Croatia or Germany, but my heart wouldn't be in it. Once I no longer have any favorite teams in I'm doubly uninterested.

    But seriously, Ukraine could cream England. Totally! Like, I mean, seriously purée them and then pour them off the pitch. Oh, yeah!

    ETA: Oh and Spain aren't "up there." You've got the map upside down.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
    I will be supporting England until the end.

    My advice to the players would be to have a pint of Magners before each game

    That might just do the trick! We've never tried that have we?
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  • Profile picture of the author Prashant_W
    Anyone can cream England. They're just about the most over-rated team in the history of football.

    France is going to trounce them in the opener. Name me one decent player they've got besides Rooney? Jokes like Walcott?
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    • Profile picture of the author Carlton Johnson
      Originally Posted by Prashant_W View Post

      Name me one decent player they've got besides Rooney? Jokes like Walcott?
      Err... Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard, to name just two. I agree they don't have lots of superstars, but they pretty much all play in the premier league which is one of the toughest leagues in the World. So they have experience, even the youngsters.

      Anyway, I am in the middle of watching Greece against Poland. I don't think either of these two teams have a chance, even thought I am reasonably impressed with Polands organisation, but Greece are so poor (no pun intended) that it is difficult to get a good idea of whether Poland is actually any good.
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      • Profile picture of the author Prashant_W
        Originally Posted by sloanjim View Post

        oh dear Peaseant..why do oyu hate England so much? So bitter
        And what's your problem? Can't friggin' spell a name that's stated pretty damn clearly. Can't spell "you" either, huh?

        Originally Posted by Carlton Johnson View Post

        Err... Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard, to name just two. I agree they don't have lots of superstars, but they pretty much all play in the premier league which is one of the toughest leagues in the World. So they have experience, even the youngsters.

        Anyway, I am in the middle of watching Greece against Poland. I don't think either of these two teams have a chance, even thought I am reasonably impressed with Polands organisation, but Greece are so poor (no pun intended) that it is difficult to get a good idea of whether Poland is actually any good.
        Nah man. Gerrard has lost it. He's part of a set-up that grossly under performs each season. He was a class act. But no more. Lampard, maybe.

        As for Ashley Cole... I can think of a few who are better than him. Jordi Alba for one.

        The Premier League is no longer the toughest. The players in general are very average. If teams like Athletic Bilbao are able to beat United convincingly, it really shows something.

        I'd still go with the La Liga. While Madrid and Barca are miles above the Spanish teams, the remaining lot (3rd place to 10th) are very competitive. And even the seemingly average teams (like Atletico, Athletic, Valencia) have comfortably taken on teams from other leagues.

        Full credit to Chelsea for winning the Champions League. But the only reason they won it is because Mario Gomez is one of the most over rated strikers who specializes in wasting opportunities.
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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      Originally Posted by Prashant_W View Post

      Anyone can cream England. They're just about the most over-rated team in the history of football.

      France is going to trounce them in the opener. Name me one decent player they've got besides Rooney? Jokes like Walcott?
      players dont win tournaments, teams do
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Wheatley
      England have a good chance. For the first time in my life, we don't actually have any expectations, which might work in our favour for once..

      Russia also looking very tasty at the minute...
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      • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
        Originally Posted by Mike Wheatley View Post

        England have a good chance.
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        • Profile picture of the author chilote77
          too early to call. however, the "usual suspects," Italy, Fance, Spain, Germany, stand a good chance. cannot rule out England
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Deutschland uber alles.
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  • Profile picture of the author drilling123
    I want England to win it but will be hard with all the injury's we have got.
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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    I've not really got into this at all yet....Enland have no chance I.M.H.O.

    Spain? Holland? Who else?
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  • Profile picture of the author sloanjim
    oh dear Peaseant..why do oyu hate England so much? So bitter

    Anyone can cream England. They're just about the most over-rated team in the history of football.

    France is going to trounce them in the opener. Name me one decent player they've got besides Rooney? Jokes like Walcott?
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  • Profile picture of the author automaton
    Paul the Octopus knows best, ask him.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
    Hopefully, England as all the other teams might be fighting each other on and off pitch....lol

    And I think the squad will be taking a pint of Magners Cider before each game and have Elton John sing to them before each game. We have to try everything!

    Either way, the Football and Olympics will be enjoyable for all sporting enthusiasts around the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author A.Green
    Paul the Octopus knows best, ask him.
    Shall we hold a seánce? Poor thing can't knock very well with tentacles. Besides, the hip kids are apparently following Fred the Ferret.

    Anyway, Croatia beat Ireland. I'm happy so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Carlton Johnson View Post

    European Football - Who's Going To Win
    Spain 3/1
    Germany 3.3/1
    France 8.4/1
    Russia 12/1 (Russians play football?! Russia is in "Europe"?!)
    Italy 12.5/1
    England 13.5/1 (that's just "patriotic money" influencing the UK market: that's a silly price)
    Holland 15/1
    All the rest huge outsiders

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  • Profile picture of the author scrapcar
    I find a bit boring to watch at the moment, teams are scared of loosing. i will wait until the last round of matches when teams will have to go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author A.Green
    Well, I was having rotten day up until now. Ukraine 2 - 1 Sweden, I believe it was. Anyway, Ukraine won, that's all I need to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author scrapcar
    If England play like they played last night they could win competition
    i have not seen anyone to fear.
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  • Profile picture of the author austinbrook
    spain spain forever... they will surely win EPL
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  • Profile picture of the author ViveK kathiriya
    Germany....will top gunner for this seesion
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    The best team of all time. ITALIA! ITALIA! Spain did play very well too though.
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  • Profile picture of the author yaoyo
    GERMANY !!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author abelamorales
    If Spain keeps playing Fernando Torres, then they will win -- IDK why they played Cesc Fabregas as a forward in the first game against Italy smh...

    I do like Germany as well, Mario Gomez is on fire -- that guy will score once he is in the box!
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  • Profile picture of the author Daones
    I think Spain has a good chance, even though I dont want them to win as I always root for the underdogs and they won the last world cup. Id like to see England win but its doubtful I dont think their ready. Depending on the next stage if Germany doesnt go against spain id say both of them will be in the Final.

    Going to be watching the england game tonight.
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  • Profile picture of the author simmondsgream
    Football is my favorite game.
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  • Profile picture of the author minihillier
    spain will win all day long!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
      Originally Posted by minihillier View Post

      spain will win all day long!!!
      Nah. Italy has SUPER MARIO!

      ITALIA! ITALIA! ITALIA! ITALIA!
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  • Profile picture of the author MIB Mastermind
    I said Spain from the start and nothing changes that.

    Although I have been impressed by Italy, especially Pirlo, he's class.

    As for Mario you're never sure what one's going to turn up. Can be very good
    or very bad, yesterday he happened to be good, can he do it two games in a row?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
      Originally Posted by MIB Mastermind View Post


      As for Mario you're never sure what one's going to turn up. Can be very good
      or very bad, yesterday he happened to be good, can he do it two games in a row?
      Haha true...he is good or bad but always entertaining. I can't believe he took his shirt off and got a yellow card...a big risk to take. Glad he was subbed off and can play the final next week.
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