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football thread No11

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Carras Dad, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Ferocitus

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    Brilliant (predictable?) ending.
     
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  2. thetrooper

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    Can't make up stuff like this.
     
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  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Well, it's not as if the English wanted to be European anything anyway.
     
  4. EnglishEdward

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    Well done, Italy!


    I got the next three out of three predictions right.


    That totals to 100% (7 out of 7) consecutive predictions.
     
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  5. Sofista

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    I spent the weekend leading to the final waist-deep in pessimism. I always do that, but wasn't expecting to move to emergency mode only two minutes in. We were shell-shocked for the rest of the half.

    Then, as luck had it, England didn't land the final blow, and slowed down instead. A risky conduct in a final, as the other team might just regroup and be back in the game.
    Spoiler Italy back in the game :
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    Which is just what happened. After that, ball control was ours, and while it would have been preferable to score during play it also proved true that penalties would weigh more on England, for historical reasons.
     
  6. J-man

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    The Scots can rejoice. England had a flying start but neglected the score the second.
     
  7. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    up yours.
    When I said that I felt strange backing the Czechs over the Ukrainians I should've listened to myself. Otherwise I would've had a perfect score, too. Oh, well…
     
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  8. Ferocitus

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    True, but one can wish, and it is the way I prefer to see England beaten. :)
     
  9. Gelion

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    Italy stands to get a world record for longest consecutive non-loose streak (or is it a win streak?) if they... beat Bulgaria in September 2021. If they win the next game against Switzerland then they will no longer share this first place with 2 others teams (Brazil and Spain, I think) and will become the team with the longest running streak ever amongst national teams.
     
  10. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    up yours.
    *unbeaten streak
     
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  11. J-man

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    Looks like Louis van Gaal is going to be the new coach of the Dutch national team.
     

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