UEFA Euro 2016: Knockout stage (R16 to Final)

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  1. Welshfin

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    Well it was good while it lasted.
    A great effort overall by Wales; they certainly left their mark on the competition.
     
  2. trojanma

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    Many people seem to be oddly discounting Portugal, because they havent been as flashy as past teams.
    This is a veteran team that has been here numerous times before. Crafty coach, Know when to lean in and be aggressive and when to lay back.
    Perhaps not their most talented but one that knows their limits.
    Kind of remind me of those wildcard NYG teams

    Both Iceland and Hungary showed themselves to be reasonable Cinderellas
    And Portugal beat one of the Hottest teams in the form of Croatia.

    They won't be favored against the Germans or France, but could Portugal win a close to the vest final.
    Possibly.

    Wales hats off. That Belgium quarerfinal will probably go down in the annals of Wales lore forever.


    And something has to be done about this ridiculous Yellow Card rule.
     
  3. phins_4_ever

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    I agree on the yellow card rule. Essentially if you get a yellow card in the first game you carry it to the Quarters (5 games) and a minor yellow keeps you out of the semi. They should reset the yellows maybe with the end of the group phase or the R16.

    Not sure if Germany will make it. They completely dominated the first half against France but don't score. I said in the beginning of this thread that Germany's inability to score (for whatever reasons) may be their downfall.
    The funny part is that their defense was their weak part prior to the tournament. At Euro all they gave up is penalty kicks.

    Germany has to break out in the second half otherwise the final is gone.
     
  4. phins_4_ever

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    If you can't score goals you can't win. Add a couple of brain farts on D and you lose.
    The penalty kick definitely changed momentum.

    Anyhow, I hope Loew learned his lesson and goes back to a true #9. That means having a #9 on the bench as well in case your starter goes down. The false #9 should be put to rest. Couple players will probably retire from the National Team (i.e. Schweinsteiger) but Germany has some great young talent in the wings and will reset.
     
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    Delighted for Ronaldo and Portugal :) Love to see the underdog win

    Thought Nani had a great tournament
     
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    First Cleveland now Portugal. Start putting money on the Cubs folks it's in the stars this year
     
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    Congrats to Portugal (minus Ronaldo).
    A lot of talk about the quality of Euro 2016. I am a little divided about the increase to 24 teams. I think the quality has suffered tremendously because some teams just should not have been there. On the other hand teams like Wales and Iceland were such a pleasure to watch and the enthusiasm of those teams and their fans.

    My negatives
    - Quality of play
    - Portugal worst Euro Champion since Greece in 2004
    - French soccer fans for immediately adapting the Iceland "Hu" chant. At least leave that honor to Iceland until Euro is finished.
    - Disappointing Spain, Austria and Belgium

    My positives
    - The clear winner was ESPN with an excellent coverage. They did everything right. From the onsite setup (river Seine and the Eifel Tower in the back) to an extremely knowledge cast compromised of former US and International greats. Informative, funny......When it comes to providing soccer coverage through ESPN we are World Champions. Fox Sports in their coverage of Copa paled.
    - Refreshing teams like Wales and Iceland
    - Irish Soccer fans. Can their be anybody better representing soccer and their country than Irish fans. Fun, hilarious.....

    .....serenading a pretty french girl

    [video=youtube;cYWOrgxd-Rc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYWOrgxd-Rc[/video]

    ......trying to sing a little toddler to sleep

    [video=youtube;5_Bp7vWvN1c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_Bp7vWvN1c[/video]

    We all know that Sweden has some of the most gorgeous women. So what do Irish fans sing to Swedish fans? Yep "go home to your sexy wives....."

    [video=youtube;7Znw7Da1n6c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Znw7Da1n6c[/video]

    ....... playing with a french guy on a balcony...at the end oft the video he must have felt like an emperor....:lol:
    [video=youtube;Ipg4oxNw2b4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipg4oxNw2b4[/video]

    Even the French police (female) and nuns weren't 'safe'....

    [video=youtube;zkdsdFytO9E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkdsdFytO9E[/video]

    [video=youtube;_r0LvSFHkWU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r0LvSFHkWU[/video]

    [video=youtube;XmiKKVMrwJ8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmiKKVMrwJ8[/video]

    And when it is all done...what sports fan is cleaning up? The Irish fan....clean up for the boys in green....
    :lol:

    [video=youtube;y7Q0u9Vc6EY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7Q0u9Vc6EY[/video]
    [video=youtube;GfWxvUINQ-U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfWxvUINQ-U[/video]
     
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