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Title: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:29:45
The last day of the group stages today - after this we'll know the full draw for the knockouts and be able to work out exactly which day we'll be very grumpy.

Group E first at 5pm, Sweden win the group with a win over Poland and means Spain can't finish higher than second whatever they do against Slovakia, in a game where the possession stats are likely to be one sided.

Then Group F, which will decide England's Round of 16 opponents. If France and Germany win, we play Germany. If France and Portugal draw, and Germany win, we play France (please no). If Germany and Portugal win, we play Portugal. If Hungary win, we all laugh for a very long time.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:36:50
Out of the 3 likelier opponents its Portugal for me - although Ive a sneaky feeling wed beat Germany, too.

France - its goodnight!


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:45:59
It just depends how much France want to top the group, it is quite feasible that they would draw with Portugal in any case.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:47:33
I have a feeling Hungary are going to cause a shock tonight. I don't know why


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 17:27:35
Comical own goal puts Spain into the lead


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 17:28:10
*insert witty Kovar joke*


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 18:31:03
*insert witty Kovar joke*

Well, conceded 5 now   ;)


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 18:53:36
So if we'd have finished second in the group we'd have got Spain. Makes getting Germany or Portugal after winning it a little less painful.

Sweden now reasonably likely as a quarter final for the winner of us/group F second place, then Netherlands in the semi.

Other side of the draw probably has France, Spain, Belgium and Italy.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 20:10:17
Die Katze ist unter der Pigeons


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 20:19:59
Very unlike Sweden to have such an exciting young forward line coming through. Kusulevski, Forsberg, Isak, Sema, Larsson.

Great to see.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 20:50:37
If France and Hungary win, I think we get Hungary.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 20:51:25
Whoever wins I get Hungary tbh.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 21:15:04
As an England fan with money on France topping the group and Germany coming third, I would like these games to end now please.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 21:23:49
Well that went very wrong very quickly. Not a good day for goalkeepers.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 21:25:47
Crikey.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 21:28:27
Sane is shite, as is the defence


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 21:52:03
That was a lot of fun. England v Germany at Wembley, it almost had to be. They're a long way from their best though, we shouldn't be scared of playing them. Might not won, but we definitely can, probably should.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 21:57:09
Bring it on.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: StefPol on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 21:57:18
That was a lot of fun. England v Germany at Wembley, it almost had to be. They're a long way from their best though, we shouldn't be scared of playing them. Might not won, but we definitely can, probably should.

England have home advantage but have played 3 bang average teams. Germany played 2 teams who are among the favourites to win the tournament and playing better teams may serve them better in knock out stages. I make Germany slight favourites but anything can happen.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: StefPol on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 22:05:31
England favourites to win against Germany according to bookies.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 22:07:23
Draw opens up massively for the winner of England v Germany.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 22:14:53
England favourites to win against Germany according to bookies.

*British bookies


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 22:15:14
Key is who scores first, our defence is shoddy and if we have to chase the game, England have quick players to exploit that.
I would expect a change with possibly Emre Can coming into the midfield to add a bit more defensive bite. Also please not Sane again from the start - far too wasteful


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 22:23:11
It might be worth Southgate turning to his Bundesliga expert Mr Sancho for a place in the starting XI


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 22:27:38
England favourites to win against Germany according to bookies.

Is that on penalties😀


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 24, 2021, 09:16:43
Sane is shite, as is the defence

I was shocked as to how lax in possession the Germans were. Sane and Havertz in particular. Yes the conditions were awful and the Hungarians played out of their skin but Germany certainly are a shadow of their former selves. That's not to say they won't give us a stern test on Tuesday but last night gives hope.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, June 24, 2021, 09:23:51
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4mQngvXMAQMEyW?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

That's the route to the final. Very left side heavy there, Spain v France and Italy v Belgium the likely quarters. Good thing we won the group!


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 24, 2021, 09:31:47
Blimey.

If we can get past Germany, that's one of the 'easiest' routes to the final one could hope for.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, June 24, 2021, 11:30:06
Definitely think Germany are a better side to play than either Portugal or France. That said with Kane's poor form and a potentially negative set up from Southgate I'm not overly optimistic of winning the match.


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 24, 2021, 11:46:32
Aka penalties  :)


Title: Re: Day 13: SWE/POL, SLO/SPA, GER/HUN, FRA/POR
Post by: Batch on Thursday, June 24, 2021, 11:52:14
let's Greece the fuck out these Euros