Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 256

Thread: Euro 2008 Thread

  1. #51
    All is full of Orange! Mourning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Age
    38
    Posts
    9,024

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Sorry, Belli, I was pulling for Turkey in this one!
    2012 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2011 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2006 PD ABA Fantasy League runner up, sports.ws

  2. #52
    Team Raskolnikov's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ghent, Belgium
    Age
    30
    Posts
    4,596

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Damn, I missed the first 2 games...can't watch 'em all I guess.
    Word on the street is he doesn't want your money, he only wants to please your ears...
    Bum in Berlin on Myspace

  3. #53
    International Counter bellisimo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Budapest, Hungary
    Age
    32
    Posts
    9,113

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    tough loss for Austria - they played really well...deserved a draw there...

    was a bit disappointed with Poland's performance...thought they would get out and attack Germany a bit more...

  4. #54

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Austria deserved to win, respect to them. Croatia was really dissapointing in their win, last 15 minutes of the first half and the whole second half they were so pressed against their own goal that it seemed like they crossed the halfline just a couple of times.

    And Germany is just a couple of steps above all these teams in this group, they really got it easy.

  5. #55
    A Magical Place Hoop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Greenwood
    Posts
    4,603
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bellisimo View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    She's a cutie.

  6. #56
    All is full of Orange! Mourning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Age
    38
    Posts
    9,024

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bellisimo View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    was a bit disappointed with Poland's performance...thought they would get out and attack Germany a bit more...
    I disagree. Going more on the attack would have left there defense even more vulnerable then it looked now. Attacking more would, I think, have meant Poland running into a German knife. I think that Polish goal that was called for off-side should have counted though. The referee's were instructed just before the tournament to not call off-side when they see a very close situation and they can't be 100% sure.

    And, yeah, Germany does have it easy with this group and also relatively easy all the way up to the finals, if they get that far, compared to the team that comes up on top in the other leg of the tournament. The only other powerhouses they could face is Portugal and maybe the Chech Republic (who are getting old pretty fast now).
    Compare that with Italy, France, Spain, Holland and even Sweden, Romania and the last European Champion, Greece, and you know what I am getting at...

    I can's stress enough how lucky Germany and Portugal are and how BADLY the person who thought of this schedule for the tournament should NEVER get a job in something like this again.

    Regards,

    Mourning
    2012 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2011 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2006 PD ABA Fantasy League runner up, sports.ws

  7. #57
    Member efx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Age
    37
    Posts
    1,657

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Isn't the schedule randomized in terms of groups?

  8. #58

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by efx View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Isn't the schedule randomized in terms of groups?
    No, they have 4 pots from where they draw the teams, the teams from the same pot all go to different groups, the problem is the strongest teams have to end up in the same pot the next 4 in another and so on.

    http://www.uefa.com/live/competition...raw_basic.html

    Now how Netherlands end up in the same pot as Greece, Austria, Switzerland, and France with Poland, Turkey, Russia i have no idea. Is it based on Fifa ranking? Thats how you get Group C.

  9. #59
    International Counter bellisimo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Budapest, Hungary
    Age
    32
    Posts
    9,113

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    and voila...Euro 2008 has officially kicked off...













  10. #60
    Team Raskolnikov's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ghent, Belgium
    Age
    30
    Posts
    4,596

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Keep 'em coming, belli! I didn't catch a single game yet, but no surprises thus far it seems. Although I heard that both Switzerland and Austria deserved better.

    Tonight I will root for the Netherlands
    Word on the street is he doesn't want your money, he only wants to please your ears...
    Bum in Berlin on Myspace

  11. #61
    Team Raskolnikov's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ghent, Belgium
    Age
    30
    Posts
    4,596

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Holy crap, a Polish supporter has been stabbed to death by another one when they were discussing the (lack of) efficiency of their team. Other bad stuff (riots here and there) has been happening too. I guess the world will never run out of morons or idiots...
    Word on the street is he doesn't want your money, he only wants to please your ears...
    Bum in Berlin on Myspace

  12. #62
    All is full of Orange! Mourning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Age
    38
    Posts
    9,024

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Raskolnikov View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Tonight and for all eternity I will root for the Netherlands
    You are a wise man!
    2012 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2011 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2006 PD ABA Fantasy League runner up, sports.ws

  13. #63
    All is full of Orange! Mourning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Age
    38
    Posts
    9,024

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Guess I'm not the only one who noticed...

    "BERNE, Switzerland -- OK, I could have made this point before the tournament, but it's worth making again, because something isn't quite right here. Arrigo Sacchi, who led AC Milan to two European Cups said he'd love to see "Marco and Roberto meet in the final."

    He was referring to van Basten and Donadoni, his two former players who have graduated to leading Holland and Italy, respectively. A nice thought, except it can't happen.

    Because those two countries are on the same side of the draw. As is France. And Spain. And Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden. And Adrian Mutu's Romania. And Russia, a dark horse. And of course, Greece which, lest we forget, is the defending European champion.

    So what's on the other side of the draw? Well, Germany. And Portugal. And Croatia, which could pull off a surprise, I guess. The Czech Republic is always tricky ... and that's about it.

    With all due respect, this is about as lopsided a draw as you can get. The whole point of seeding teams is to ensure that the better ones -- the ones people actually want to watch -- don't knock each other out early. And to ensure that teams are rewarded for what they did before.

    Yes, some will point out that on the French side of the draw (the good one) there are six teams ranked in FIFA's top 20, while there are five on Germany's side, which isn't much of a difference, is it?

    Possibly. Except for the fact that FIFA rankings are silly, unrepresentative mathematical exercises. And, if you're going to play the FIFA ranking game, please tell me in what parallel universe does it make sense to have No. 3 (Italy), No. 7 (France), No. 10 (Holland) and No. 12 (Romania) in the same group?

    But the real absurdity is the tournament's structure and the fact that the two sides of the draw are kept apart until the final. Which could mean that, for example, France, which plays Italy on June 17, could end up facing the Italians again a few days later in the semifinal.

    Does that make any sense? No. Especially when the strength and depth of the two halves is so lopsided. Use whatever metric you like. The German half has won seven international tournaments (six of them -- three World Cups and three Euros -- courtesy of the Germans). The other half has won 12.

    The German half has five players who made the European Footballer of the Year Top 50 in 2007. The other half has 20.

    I just hope that, whatever happens, we get a clear-cut winner and that this column is the last thing you have to read about the controversy over the tournament's structure. It would be a real shame if Euro 2008 were ruined by something as avoidable as this.
    Link: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...ing/index.html

    Source: CNNSI.com

    Regards,

    Mourning
    2012 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2011 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2006 PD ABA Fantasy League runner up, sports.ws

  14. #64
    International Counter bellisimo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Budapest, Hungary
    Age
    32
    Posts
    9,113

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    France - Romania = boring match!

  15. #65

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    That was offside, but i ain't complaining dutch team is fun to watch and i really dislike Italy

    Edit: Beautifull, this is the kind of footie that should be played all the time
    Last edited by Chewy; 06-09-2008 at 03:19 PM.

  16. #66
    International Counter bellisimo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Budapest, Hungary
    Age
    32
    Posts
    9,113

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    I don't think that was offside - the player fell off the field but he was still in the area of play...well deserved lead by the Orange...hope they'll keep this up...its been an exciting game so far

  17. #67
    DIET COKE! Trader Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Troll Hunting
    Age
    26
    Posts
    32,482

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    That swedish chick is pretty hot.

    “WE NEVER SURRENDER, WE NEVER GIVE UP, WE KEEP ATTACKING”- Frank Vogel
    momentarygodsblog.com https://twitter.com/momentarygods

  18. #68
    Member LG33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Age
    28
    Posts
    17,922

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Italy is toast.

  19. #69
    Member idioteque's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    washington dc
    Age
    28
    Posts
    9,919

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: if you ain't Dutch, you ain't much.

    House of Orange mother****er

  20. #70
    All is full of Orange! Mourning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Age
    38
    Posts
    9,024

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Last edited by Mourning; 06-09-2008 at 04:46 PM.
    2012 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2011 PD ABA Fantasy Keeper League Champion, sports.ws

    2006 PD ABA Fantasy League runner up, sports.ws

  21. #71
    International Counter bellisimo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Budapest, Hungary
    Age
    32
    Posts
    9,113

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    a well deserved win by Orange...great game to watch.

  22. #72
    Team Raskolnikov's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ghent, Belgium
    Age
    30
    Posts
    4,596

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Great game! I thought 3-0 was a bit harsh, but they definitely deserved to win. Holland played great as a team (name one player who didn't play really good - maybe van Nistelrooij), but I've been saying it before: Italy's just not that good. Maybe they missed Cannavaro, though I don't think that would've changed much. The Netherlands were reigning in the midfield. Italy didn't convert their chances, but Holland could've scored (van Nistelrooij) a couple times more as well...I didn't see France's game, I do think they have a stronger team than Italy though. Already looking forward to friday's game...
    Word on the street is he doesn't want your money, he only wants to please your ears...
    Bum in Berlin on Myspace

  23. #73
    International Counter bellisimo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Budapest, Hungary
    Age
    32
    Posts
    9,113

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread


























  24. #74
    Member idioteque's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    washington dc
    Age
    28
    Posts
    9,919

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    Was there an "ugly girls enter here" sign on the Mayflower?

  25. #75
    International Counter bellisimo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Budapest, Hungary
    Age
    32
    Posts
    9,113

    Default Re: Euro 2008 Thread

    definitely looking forward to the Swedish and Russian fans tonight

Similar Threads

  1. Counting: It's Fun.
    By N8R in forum Market Square (General Non-Sports Discussion)
    Replies: 66943
    Last Post: 07-23-2010, 10:59 AM
  2. IGNORE THIS THREAD: THE MOVIE
    By Natston in forum Market Square (General Non-Sports Discussion)
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 06-18-2008, 01:49 PM
  3. 2008 Thread of the Year - Counting: It's Fun
    By Hicks in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 05-31-2008, 11:33 PM
  4. The PD NBA Best Pick Left in the Draft
    By Hicks in forum Indiana Pacers
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-23-2008, 10:23 AM
  5. The Official 2008 NCAA Tournament Thread
    By Shade in forum Market Square (General Non-Sports Discussion)
    Replies: 295
    Last Post: 03-31-2008, 12:57 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •