Euros 2016

I’m not convinced by the “Wales are a team” hype. They may be a team, but lets face it, they’re a team of not very good footballers. (Apart from one very good footballer).

 All the games have been close so far, I’d say we’re due for somebody to get a thumping.

 You can get very good odds on England winning by four goals.

fatcat posted:

I’m not convinced by the “Wales are a team” hype. They may be a team, but lets face it, they’re a team of not very good footballers. (Apart from one very good footballer).

 All the games have been close so far, I’d say we’re due for somebody to get a thumping.

 You can get very good odds on England winning by four goals.

I think you're missing the point of what the word 'team' means. England's players may be technically better but you can't win games at this level without a fair degree of technique and ability

naim_nymph posted:

So England can only beat Wales if they have an obvious offside goal mysteriously allowed,

then a second goal allowed that was scored a couple of minutes after the game should have ended.

Is there any match fixing going on?   

We should be told...

Debs

Debs - Vardy would have been offside had an England player headed the ball goalward but it was clear that the ball was headed by a Wales defender, Ashley Williams. The officials did well in spotting it.

naim_nymph posted:

So England can only beat Wales if they have an obvious offside goal mysteriously allowed,

then a second goal allowed that was scored a couple of minutes after the game should have ended.

Is there any match fixing going on?   

We should be told...

Debs

What are you talking about????

Vardy not offside and Sturridge scored in injury time!!!!

And while England still look like they could struggle to hit the biggest barn door, they outplayed Wales for about 80 minutes of the 94...

 

Sheesh

gary yeowell posted:

Wales were lucky to have been in the game at all, to be fair. One side turned up to play football, the other to stop them doing it.

Gary, I hope you had your fingers crossed and were winking maniacally when you say "One side turned up to play football" .. my oh my.

John Willmott posted:
gary yeowell posted:

Wales were lucky to have been in the game at all, to be fair. One side turned up to play football, the other to stop them doing it.

Gary, I hope you had your fingers crossed and were winking maniacally when you say "One side turned up to play football" .. my oh my.

Couldn't be more serious.

Wales were not in the game, and the scoreline flattered them. You don't get points for effort i'm afraid.

gary yeowell posted:
John Willmott posted:
gary yeowell posted:

Wales were lucky to have been in the game at all, to be fair. One side turned up to play football, the other to stop them doing it.

Gary, I hope you had your fingers crossed and were winking maniacally when you say "One side turned up to play football" .. my oh my.

Couldn't be more serious.

Wales were not in the game, and the scoreline flattered them. You don't get points for effort i'm afraid.

Agree with Gary. They're entitled to set up defensively but surely not when they have the best players and more passion than England (according to Mr Bale).

 

 

Kevin-W posted:
MDS posted:

This time Hodgson got the substitutions right. Suspect we won't see Sterling on the team-sheet in the next game, and rightly. 

Lazy and hopeless. Not sure how long he'll last under Pep G.

+2

For the second half of the Russia game and the first half of todays, he was a passenger.

He does a great impression of somebody skipping around a field, try to get their nail varnish dry.

tonym posted:

...and we'll gloss over the two Welsh handballs in the box..

Good point, Tony. There was nowhere near enough handling of the ball, and the ball was far too round, and as to those stubby little goal posts no wonder the ref didn't bother award any tries, and all the scrumming seems to be done outside the ground by the supporters and the police.

I'm not going to watch any more of this Euro 2016 rubbish, will wait a couple of weeks for the TdF which is always worth watching for at least the scenery : )

Debs

Eng v Wales looked like an FA Cup match between a Premiership team and a Championship team. Lots of sound and fury, plenty of low level fouling largely unpunished as they pulled and pushed each other endlessly. Precious little quality.

Congrats to Hodgson for apparently getting the subs right. Maybe a gold star for picking the right starting eleven next time?

Bruce

I guess when it comes to football I'm actually a neutral. I'm not terribly patriotic about Engerland and watch games (often only parts of games) on TV only rarely in the hope of seeing skill and entertainment. I have seen a lot more of that in other matches.

I'm clearly not a fan as such.

Bruce

Fabio 1 posted:

Job done Azzurri.I was working,couldn't watch television.Somebody told me it was not a nice match anyway

I saw some of it, Fabio. The Azzurri played within themselves. I guess since they got the 3 points from their opening game they felt they could afford to be measured against Zlatan's lot. And he didn't do much.

Mike

RoI fans will justifiably claim they should have had a penalty when the game was 0-0 but that aside they were taken apart by a resurgent Belgium.  Even though Italy have nothing to play for in the final group game it's hard to see Ireland beating them. The Auzzurri just don't give games away (I think it's in their DNA). 

naim_nymph posted

Good point, Tony. There was nowhere near enough handling of the ball, and the ball was far too round, and as to those stubby little goal posts no wonder the ref didn't bother award any tries, and all the scrumming seems to be done outside the ground by the supporters and the police.

 

Nice one Debs, had me creased up. 

Absolutely the funniest post across all forums this year, if there was a a competition, I'd be voting for this one.

Regards,

Dave.

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Another disjointed and uninspired England display. Plenty of huff and puff but predictable and static. Did their 'keeper actually have to save anything in the second half despite our 'dominance'? If so I cannot recall it. Best player on the pitch was a Liverpool player, and Slovakian.

We did have better haircuts though.

Could Eddie Jones take over the footie team too? We might then have some hunger, bite and desire evident.

I can just see the preening Ronaldo waiting in the wings to send Hodgson into retirement, and England home early again. Then we can get on with enjoying watching Wales perhaps!

Bruce

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