European Championship 2024

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Re: European Championship 2024

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scatts wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 7:26 pm The wooden spoon is mine I tell you, mine!
I shall be providing stiff opposition having failed to select a single goal scorer so far…
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Shabu wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 3:13 pm For those of you that consider yourselves football tacticians, what would be the best England team WITHOUT Harry Kane in the starting
Certainly no tactician, but I would personally play Watkins and support him with Bowen and (cringe) Gordon for their pace in the counter.

So that doubtless would fail…
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Haarlemammer wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 3:44 pm Certainly no tactician, but I would personally play Watkins and support him with Bowen and (cringe) Gordon for their pace in the counter.

So that doubtless would fail…
Cringe Gordon.

Flash's Cousin from Billericay :grin:
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It feels like there's more own goals at this tournament than in regular games.
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Agree/disagree?


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Abserlootly agree. The end of cautious 'tikka takka then pounce' would be very welcome.
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Completely agree.
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Completely agree also.
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Haarlemammer wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 3:37 pm I shall be providing stiff opposition having failed to select a single goal scorer so far…
It's yours for the taking Haarlem! I'm out. I ****ed it up from the start and then tried to fix it with my 'wildcard' which doesn't seem to work the way it says on the tin - meaning I have no idea when the team changes actually apply, but it wasn't 'immediate' as I think it suggested it was. I keep forgetting to to do subs and transfers on time....generally too much arsing around needed for me right now!

You guys deserve a proper competition for the bottom place in the league, not just me with a team I'm ignoring.

Best of luck everyone!
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vietnammer wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:55 pm Abserlootly agree. The end of cautious 'tikka takka then pounce' would be very welcome.
Turkey vs Georgia was exactly what football needs now. We need that type of excitement, ambition, bravery and fury from every team.
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very interesting article about Hungarian football.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/arti ... kk4zp5rg8o

In the village of Felcsut, there stands a stadium.

Felcsut, 28 miles outside of Budapest, is home to fewer than 2,000 people. Yet the stadium seats nearly 4,000.

And in some style. Its roof - covered in slate tiles and copper turrets - is supported by soaring wooden columns, all set off with artful architectural lighting.

It is estimated to have cost more than £10m.

It is called the Pancho Arena – part monument to Hungary's past, part statement of its future.

On the new stadium in his hometown, Orban is certain however.

But, back in power since 2010, football is no longer just a hobby for Orban.

It is increasingly a tool for influencing his allies, the Hungarian populace and even those beyond, with businessmen close to him acquiring clubs in neighbouring countries.

"Football is Orban's pet project," said Marton Tompos, an MP for Momentum, the Hungarian opposition party.

"If you are an aspiring oligarch or someone who wants to be close to the system, then you have to give back in a way that then you support your local football team."

Orban's government introduced the Tao programme - a scheme that enabled corporations to write off donations to clubs in certain sports as a tax deduction.

The effects since its introduction in 2011 have been marked.

"More than 20 stadiums have been built, well over 1,000 pitches built or renovated. Hungary play with sold-out stadiums at home, 60,000 attend even friendly games."

But questions have been asked about whether the benefits - with an estimated 923bn Hungarian forints, external (£2bn), external of potential government income directed to sports clubs instead - have been shared equally.

The Puskas Academy, founded by Orban in his hometown, has benefited most, with one November 2021 estimate that it had received 36.3bn Hungarian forints (£78m) over the previous decade.

Mezokovesd Zsory was the second-best funded club of that year, receiving 552m Hungarian forints (£1.2m).
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France have neither scored nor conceded a goal but fiind themselves on 4 points after 2 games.
Nice work if you can get it :crylol:
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Up the Junction wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:53 pm Agree/disagree?
Completely agree. Turkey vs Georgia was a better game than any of the 'super sunday' fixtures served up this season.

I've enjoyed it for the officiating as much as the football; the overall competency is a world apart to what we're used to, and the lack of big team bias is so refreshing.
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Up the Junction wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:53 pm Agree/disagree?


I LIKE THE THING I LIKE AND ANYONE WHO DOESNT IS A NERD

If he really loved football then he’d be after whichever pussy decided to move us on from those big brown balls that weighed a tonne. And who was the geek who decided to play as wingless wonders?
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I read on sky news that some Scotland fans want Moyes and were let down by Clarks negativity.

I'm tempted to say careful what you wish for lol. His tactics were likely to have been similar to Clarks.
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bonzosbeard wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 8:24 am I read on sky news that some Scotland fans want Moyes and were let down by Clarks negativity.

I'm tempted to say careful what you wish for lol. His tactics were likely to have been similar to Clarks.
Yes I saw that too and thought exactly the same thing :D
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I have noticed that in the (admittedly few) games I have watched, the injury time given has been what I consider old school - normally 4 mins or so. I know there have been a few with bad injuries and the such like, but as I say i have noticed most games have had low numbers. For people who have watched a few, is that because there has been no timewasting, or is it just our pretentious league that has the stupidly high injury time numbers, and this is the norm elsewhere...
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I just watched the Czechia v Turkyie ( as we now call them)game , that is how i like my football win or lose.
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jimmy666 wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 8:46 pm I have noticed that in the (admittedly few) games I have watched, the injury time given has been what I consider old school - normally 4 mins or so. I know there have been a few with bad injuries and the such like, but as I say i have noticed most games have had low numbers. For people who have watched a few, is that because there has been no timewasting, or is it just our pretentious league that has the stupidly high injury time numbers, and this is the norm elsewhere...
It is just a Premiership thing
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So the last 16 is

Sat 29th June

Switzerland vs Italy 5pm
Germany vs Denmark 8pm

Sun 30th June

England vs Slovakia 5pm
Spain vs Georgia 8pm

Monday 1st July

France vs Belgium 5pm
Portugal vs Slovenia 8pm

Tuesday 2nd July

Romania vs Netherlands 5pm
Austria vs Turkey 8pm
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