Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by Puff Daddy » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:51 pm

Beaten by far the better team on the night

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by WorcesterWHU » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:52 pm

Up until the first goal it was even. The fact Wales conceded so quickly again was the killer.

But really, missing Ramsey completely did Wales in.

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by simon hammer » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:56 pm

Not quite good enough today, but overall Wales can go home with heads held high. They've been very good as a unit...probably, along with Iceland, the best 'team' in the competition.

Well done and congratulations on a fantastic tournament :thup:

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by D C » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:57 pm

The pundits were always going to mention Ramsey as if Portugal weren't without Pepe and William Carvalho.

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by giantsteps » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:00 pm

Xabbu wrote:Watch the slo mo view across the line and you'll see what I mean.
Mate, if Ginge is trying to spring an offside trap he's going the wrong way. :eh:

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by WorcesterWHU » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:01 pm

D C wrote:The pundits were always going to mention Ramsey as if Portugal weren't without Pepe and William Carvalho.
The difference being DC that when Wales go to make a change they bring on someone that plays for MK Dons. Ramsey was a bigger miss for them than Pepe or Carvalho for Portugal.

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by vietnammer » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:06 pm

Looking at a still of that Ronaldo header, Ginge could easily have punched him in the b*llocks but failed to do so

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by Xabbu » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:08 pm

giantsteps wrote:
Mate, if Ginge is trying to spring an offside trap he's going the wrong way. :eh:
For me ginge's initial movement was forward. He stopped when Williams didn't move and then went back. None of the pundits mention Collins being a fault and consider Williams to have made an error of judgement. I honestly cannot see how Ginge could have effected that passage of play mate.

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by pharaoh » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:16 pm

Williams was at fault. If he had not stepped back their player would have been offside. Collins had read this.

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by warp » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:05 pm

:scarfer:

força Portugaaaaaaal!!!

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:42 pm

warp wrote:
força Portugaaaaaaal!!!

At least you had to wait until the SEMI FINALS before you could take the piss ,

England were home and on their holidays by the time The Mighty Welsh went out .

Cymru Am Byth a Twll Dy Din Di .

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by warp » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:53 am

not taking the piss mate, been living in lisbon for three years, the current she-warp is half portuguese, and italy are out... força Portugal!

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by Clucking Bell » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:51 am

Oh well, the party's over. Wales unfortunately paid the penalty for Ramsey's ban. Portugal sat on Bale so Wales were always struggling going forward. Whoever was supposed to mark Ronaldo at corners didn't and it was more or less game over at that point - Wales never looked like scoring and even though Nani's goal had more than a little good fortune about it. Ultimately, guts and team spirit only take you so far and Wales are really three or four players short in their first eleven and the subs are mostly of Championship/League One standard

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by DaveWHU1964 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:04 am

I thought Ramsey's loss would be hard to make up for but I didn't think it would turn out to be impossible. Wales were comfortable in the first half but in truth never laid a glove on a team comfortable for the duration.

As someone said Bale just tried too hard. It never felt like it would come off for him. I've not liked a Portugal side since that little turd came on the scene but even so you have to begrudgingly admire the way they know how to deal with most teams in big tournaments.

Well done Wales. Heads held high all tournament.

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by beckton » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:07 am

D C wrote:The pundits were always going to mention Ramsey as if Portugal weren't without Pepe and William Carvalho.



Not quite the same thing when you have to bring on players that struggled to get in a relegated MK Dons side to chase a game.

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by beckton » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:24 am

giantsteps wrote:Ginge was ball watching for that 2nd, hate to say it.

Shame as he's been brilliant up until then.




Williams tries to play offside after the ball had been played and leaves Nani umarked. A bit daft and no fault of Collins.

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by giantsteps » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:16 am

beckton wrote:Williams tries to play offside after the ball had been played and leaves Nani umarked. A bit daft and no fault of Collins.
Agree with that, what I didn't agree with is the other fella saying Collins tried to play an offside trap. He went back towards goal.

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:37 am

Wales done an England. Failed to turn up on the night, the football was poor, panicked as soon as they went behind.

Very plucky though.

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:46 am

warp wrote:not taking the piss mate, been living in lisbon for three years, the current she-warp is half portuguese, and italy are out... força Portugal!
Fair enough , hope you win it then . :thup:

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Re: Wales vs Portugal Euro 2016 Semi Final .

Post by RichieRiv » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:58 am

At least Wales went for it despite being two nil down And as you say OMOS they did a damn sight better than those England donkey's

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