Euro 2016 Mega Thread

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by reids, May 13, 2016.

  1. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    I tipped France to win at the start of the tournament but fair play to Portugal for riding their luck at times and keeping it goalless, and then being the better side in extra time and getting the goal.
     
  2. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Thank God that's over.

    Worst international tournament ever?
     
  3. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    I remember World Cup 2010 being pretty ****e
     
  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I won the sweepstake, what do I get?
     
  5. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Awful tournament.

    Fracne have perhaps the best team in the world right now, but should have given more of an opportunity to Coman and Martial.

    I'm just glad it's over and real football can begin again.
     
  6. nascot

    nascot First Team

    South Africa was worse.
     
  7. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    I never said that the penalty decision itself was fortuitous, it's been established many times since via replays and pics that it was the correct one. What I meant was that France were fortunate to be going into the break 1-0 up when Germany could/should have been at least two goals up by then. There was still an element of luck with the freakish nature of the penalty incident, the referee probably should have blown up for half time by then and Germany uncharacteristically hit the panic button after being on top for so much of the game for a long time up to that point.

    They didn't really earn their place in the final and I'm glad justice has been served, though I imagine I'm very much in the minority.
     
  8. The PozzMan

    The PozzMan Squad Player

    No team that finishes 3rd in a group of 4 should be able to win the tournament.
     
  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I actually thought Portugal were a little more attacking than in previous games but that isn't saying much!

    France just didn't turn up but still had their chances.

    Just proves what good organisation and team work can do though.
     
  10. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    Am I the only one that enjoyed the tournament then? ;)
     
  11. Fitz

    Fitz Squad Player

    Nope, I had a great time. Yes, many of the games were stalemates to the end, and the final featured the worst show by a champ since 2004, but I had fun and will miss it... The days we had Copa in the evening and Euros in the morning here were really really fun.

    Farewell summer of soccer
     
  12. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    Although it does not seem right that a team finishes the group third out of four should win the tourenment, them are the rules, you could argue that a team that finishes sixth can win the play offs, it tourenment football and all about not losing. Congratulations Portugal, it proves you are not a one man team, your goalie was superb last night, love or hate ronaldo with all his money you could see how much this win meant to him. Not a good tourenment, the highlights being Iceland, Wales (ouch) Hungary and Croatia. I thought Italy would win it, I really hope they do away with 3rd place idea. I was hoping that France would win it after the year they had. Role on Russia
     
  13. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Agreed - World Cup 2010 was horrific.

    As for Portugal, the 90 minute thing seems a bit arbitrary. Surely they beat highly rated Croatia and beat favourites France fair and square albeit after 120 minutes? They only won one game on penalties and didn't lose a match all tournament.

    As for France - felt like they played safe in the final, both with their initial line up (Pogba deep) and with their substitutions (taking Payet off). Reckon they didn't go for it as much as they could have.
     
  14. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    I see the French fans rioted in Paris after losing last night, classy.
     
  15. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Portugal are a bit of a Greece...far from the best team in the tournament, but pulled it off.
     
  16. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Reminds me of a girl I used to know.
     
  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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