EURO 2016

Who will win EURO 2016?


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augustobt

Legend
He doesn't stink but against a team like Italy he is pretty much useless, agreed.
He doesn't stink? He is one of the worse national coaches I've ever seen. He pretty much destroyed the great football spain used to play. The titles are pretty much merits from the players (ONLY).
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
He doesn't stink? He is one of the worse national coaches I've ever seen. He pretty much destroyed the great football spain used to play. The titles are pretty much merits from the players (ONLY).
If you are talking about Del Bosque, Spain won World Cup and Euros under him. Also don't forget the success Real Madrid had while he was in charge.
 

augustobt

Legend
If you are talking about Del Bosque, Spain won World Cup and Euros under him. Also don't forget the success Real Madrid had while he was in charge.
Are you f...ing kidding me?

He just followed up Luis Aragones' fantastic job - but Aragones had a totally different mentality where the team played a vertical and entertaining football, that Euro 2008 was pleasant to see. Then del Bosque came and just said to xavi and iniesta "do whatever Guardiola tells you to do in Barcelona".

World Cup 2010 was a suffering to the viewers, a sequence of terrible 1-0s that were based in nothing but luck (Paraguai missing a penalty and Robben choking twice in front of Casillas). Thus, he picked up one of the best generations in the world. Steve McLaren would've done the same job if he had the options Del Bosque had.

In Real Madrid was pretty much the same situation - but this time he wasn't limited to players of a single nationality. Not to mention that in 2001 he had Zidane in his squad.

Thankfully since the confederations cup 2013 his mask is falling. I thought that humiliation against Holland (the worse performance by a team defending the trophy in the history of world cups) would've been enough, but apparently it wasn't. And now he selected one of the worse squads I've seen for the euro. The guy left Torres out for calling Adruiz! He even called Pedro and Bartra!
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
Are you f...ing kidding me?

He just followed up Luis Aragones' fantastic job - but Aragones had a totally different mentality where the team played a vertical and entertaining football, that Euro 2008 was pleasant to see. Then del Bosque came and just said to xavi and iniesta "do whatever Guardiola tells you to do in Barcelona".

World Cup 2010 was a suffering to the viewers, a sequence of terrible 1-0s that were based in nothing but luck (Paraguai missing a penalty and Robben choking twice in front of Casillas). Thus, he picked up one of the best generations in the world. Steve McLaren would've done the same job if he had the options Del Bosque had.

In Real Madrid was pretty much the same situation - but this time he wasn't limited to players of a single nationality. Not to mention that in 2001 he had Zidane in his squad.

Thankfully since the confederations cup 2013 his mask is falling. I thought that humiliation against Holland (the worse performance by a team defending the trophy in the history of world cups) would've been enough, but apparently it wasn't. And now he selected one of the worse squads I've seen for the euro. The guy left Torres out for calling Adruiz! He even called Pedro and Bartra!
Though he has lost the plot recently, I think you are really underrating what he has done in the past.

Scorelines aside, they were visibly better in all of the games. Spain missed the penalty themselves in the match against Paraguay. Knocked out Germany who were scoring for fun prior to the semi... Anyway, what about the next Euros? That didn't have a sequence of 1-0s. They scored many goals and conceded only once in the entire tournament. I missed him saying that to Xavi and Iniesta. Not a fan of Barca's style? It was indeed a winning formula at that time both for club and country.

Since Del Bosque, no Real Madrid coach managed to win both in Spain and Europe despite all the spending they have done over the years. One of the two Champions Leagues was won before Zidane joined.

I thought he would be sacked too after that debacle, but all the previous success saved his @$$. Will probably be kicked out if they don't win the title again, which with this squad and performances looks very unlikely. I am more amazed how Hodgson is still in England. He has no such past glory to rely on.
 

augustobt

Legend
Though he has lost the plot recently, I think you are really underrating what he has done in the past.

Scorelines aside, they were visibly better in all of the games. Spain missed the penalty themselves in the match against Paraguay. Knocked out Germany who were scoring for fun prior to the semi... Anyway, what about the next Euros? That didn't have a sequence of 1-0s. They scored many goals and conceded only once in the entire tournament. I missed him saying that to Xavi and Iniesta. Not a fan of Barca's style? It was indeed a winning formula at that time both for club and country.

Since Del Bosque, no Real Madrid coach managed to win both in Spain and Europe despite all the spending they have done over the years. One of the two Champions Leagues was won before Zidane joined.

I thought he would be sacked too after that debacle, but all the previous success saved his @$$. Will probably be kicked out if they don't win the title again, which with this squad and performances looks very unlikely. I am more amazed how Hodgson is still in England. He has no such past glory to rely on.
I love Barcelona's style, but Spain (as a team) is nowhere close. And in euro 2012, apart from the final, was another sequence of 0-0 and 1-0 (that 2-0 against france was with a goal in the very last minute).

My main thing with Del Bosque is that he ruined the joy of watching Aragones' team playing. I mean, look at Spain in euro 2008 and then in Euro 2012.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Though he has lost the plot recently, I think you are really underrating what he has done in the past.

Scorelines aside, they were visibly better in all of the games. Spain missed the penalty themselves in the match against Paraguay. Knocked out Germany who were scoring for fun prior to the semi... Anyway, what about the next Euros? That didn't have a sequence of 1-0s. They scored many goals and conceded only once in the entire tournament. I missed him saying that to Xavi and Iniesta. Not a fan of Barca's style? It was indeed a winning formula at that time both for club and country.

Since Del Bosque, no Real Madrid coach managed to win both in Spain and Europe despite all the spending they have done over the years. One of the two Champions Leagues was won before Zidane joined.

I thought he would be sacked too after that debacle, but all the previous success saved his @$$. Will probably be kicked out if they don't win the title again, which with this squad and performances looks very unlikely. I am more amazed how Hodgson is still in England. He has no such past glory to rely on.
He kept Fulham up that one year and developed cult hero status.
 

KingKyrgios

Professional
Are you f...ing kidding me?

He just followed up Luis Aragones' fantastic job - but Aragones had a totally different mentality where the team played a vertical and entertaining football, that Euro 2008 was pleasant to see. Then del Bosque came and just said to xavi and iniesta "do whatever Guardiola tells you to do in Barcelona".

World Cup 2010 was a suffering to the viewers, a sequence of terrible 1-0s that were based in nothing but luck (Paraguai missing a penalty and Robben choking twice in front of Casillas). Thus, he picked up one of the best generations in the world. Steve McLaren would've done the same job if he had the options Del Bosque had.

In Real Madrid was pretty much the same situation - but this time he wasn't limited to players of a single nationality. Not to mention that in 2001 he had Zidane in his squad.

Thankfully since the confederations cup 2013 his mask is falling. I thought that humiliation against Holland (the worse performance by a team defending the trophy in the history of world cups) would've been enough, but apparently it wasn't. And now he selected one of the worse squads I've seen for the euro. The guy left Torres out for calling Adruiz! He even called Pedro and Bartra!
I couldnt believe he left out El Nino... Same thing with Italy about Pirlo..
 

Goosehead

Legend
Beautiful crossing pass that froze the nearest Portuguese defender and then the constant whining from pretty boy Ronaldo...what a pleasant combo to watch.
ha moaning Ronaldo..he just makes himself look foolish going on about Iceland having a small team mentality and parking the bus in the goalmouth,

that's just exactly what they are. 300k population must be the smallest country to ever reach a worldcup or euro finals..Uruguay have a pop of 3.3million, northern Ireland less than 2m, Iceland are way way the smallest..

...but not as small as Ronaldo's brain.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
From 'Roman' one of the Russian Ultras:

'If the English are aggressive or try to fight - we think they will be very drunk instead - they will get a response twice as strong.'

Roman, a lawyer when he is not an ultra, warned: 'We don't really care about what they think about us in England and in Europe in general. Some think that we drink vodka with bears, others - that we run around with an AK-47.

'We don't give a **** about what Europe thinks about us, but we all know that everyone - and everywhere - is afraid of Russians.

'Not so long ago I read some publication that arguably crowds of Russians are preparing to go to Euro and kill English fans.

'Honestly, there is some interest in the English but no one considers them real competitors for a long time now.

'They're too old, fat and drunk.

'All Russian hooligans are more interested in Poles, Croats, Swedes.

'These are our real competitors, who will be interesting to fight with. And the English... well, they'll come, get drunk, and will be beaten up, they'll lose their banners, and leave.'

He said: 'I am personally most interested in two games, us with the English, and Ukraine against Poland.

'First I'll try to support my national team and pull the English around Marseille, and then will go to support our Ukrainian brothers against the Polish whores.

'As much as it is surprising, given our [country's] relations with Ukraine, for me they remain brothers.'

He said many hooligans had been banned from travelling by the FSB.

'Our numbers won't be that big.

'But despite the number of hooligans, we will be able to fight against anyone.'
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Payet with the icing on the cake!!

That's ridiculous, I bet on France with the goal differential, and they get two in the last 6+ minutes, no freaking way!! :D
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Yes, the Albanian team was 'jammy' in that the French didn't manage to get a lead earlier in the match.
 

ScentOfDefeat

G.O.A.T.
It is jammy to always score in the last minute. Like it's inevitable that France always has to win when the tournament is held in France.
 

Vcore89

Talk Tennis Guru
Jammy bastards

I'll be so gutted for Sakho if France win it without him :( I don't think they will though.
Looks like France is going to win this.:(

England vs Wales, salivating, they are now tied at nil/nil on the 36th minute. A miss by Smalling, arghh.
 
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