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Title: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 09:18:05
Cracking line-up of fixtures today, park yourself in front of the TV for a big Sunday (and have the World Test Championship on picture in picture too).

Portugal v Germany biggest game of the tournament so far? Germans really need something, even with third place qualifying no points from two games would leave them sweatier than a man in lederhosen in central London at the moment.


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: mexico red on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 11:04:06
Spain have to drop morata and give Moreno a try


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 14:44:47
Hungary take the lead against France


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 15:36:53
1-1 now but this would put le cat amongst le pigeons


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 15:53:29
I wonder if French Twitter is full losing its shit yet!

Makes the group a bit more interesting for sure.


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: DiV on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 15:55:17
Italy still the only team to look nothing but decent during both their games so far.


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 16:10:37
I reckon there will be at least one red card in the Portgualv Germany match


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 17:05:42
Portugal started poorly but what a break away!


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 17:15:32
I don't see any goals in the Germany team at all, too many attacking midfielders & no striker


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 17:16:09
The best in the world is Ronaldo. 36 years old making runs like that... Obscene


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 17:18:00
Yep he's still got it...fantastic player  :pint:
I don't get to see any German football so have no idea if they have any decent young forwards out there.


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 17:34:45
Quote from: Matchworn Shirts
I don't see any goals in the Germany team at all, too many attacking midfielders & no striker

well, they've found a way :)


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: donkey on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 17:35:10
I don't see any goals in the Germany team at all, too many attacking midfielders & no striker

Thankfully for the Germans, there's goals in the Portuguese team.


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 17:38:53
Don't the commentator & Dixon like to talk😀


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 18:06:29
I don't see any goals in the Germany team at all, too many attacking midfielders & no striker

Ageing like a fine Bratwurst.


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 18:14:47
well well well. it's 4


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 18:15:38
What odds on 7 do you think?


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 21:30:06
Spain are so boring and predictable.


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 21:54:36
They're also in a whole lot of trouble now. That third place qualification spot going to ruin a few proper surprises, but fair play if they manage to be one of only 8 teams knocked out at this stage...


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 22:11:19
it's not even remotely impossible. Poland beat Sweden. Slovakia get the draw.

I can dream


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: StefPol on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 23:10:01
Yeah Spain are in transition at the moment. Their performance was a lot like Englandís performance vs Scotland. Technically they were the better side and passed the ball around nicely without any proper penetration.

Iíve been disappointed with the quality of the football so far in the tournament. I guess itís hard to coach and train players to play a certain way when you donít manage the players on a weekly basis like at club football. However bang average teams can go deep in tournaments now a days - just look at Wales in euro 2016 and England in the World Cup. Get a favourable draw and have a good defence and you can go deep.


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, June 19, 2021, 23:45:39
Get a favourable draw and have a good defence and you can go deep.

Not a new thing, Greece in 2004 springs to mind.

I guess the question is, would we take an England win playing like that, or would we prefer glorious failure playing attacking football.

The problem is we will play dull, negative football without the winning bit :(


Title: Re: Day Nine: HUN/FRA, POR/GER, ESP/POL
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, June 20, 2021, 08:01:47
Not a new thing, Greece in 2004 springs to mind.

I guess the question is, would we take an England win playing like that, or would we prefer glorious failure playing attacking football.

The problem is we will play dull, negative football without the winning bit :(
Take the win - Over time, everyone will forget how we played and remember the performances as swashbuckling, dazzling brilliance!