Euro 2016 Mega Thread

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

  1. another_mrlizard

    another_mrlizard Squad Player

    I can appreciate it, but that isn't actually what you claimed now is it?
     
  2. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I claimed we have a good manager.

    To be honest, I'm surprised anyone is arguing that point. Some managers are good on the international stage, some are good at club level. Michael O'Neill has certainly proven himself to be a good manager at international level.

    I know Hodgson did well at International level with Finland and Switzerland, but maybe the pressure of England is too much for him or maybe he is too old. I wouldn't say he has been a good manager while at England (backed up by a quarter final defeat in Euro 2012 and an embarrassing world cup campaign in 2014).
     
  3. another_mrlizard

    another_mrlizard Squad Player

    I hope NI do well too, but to suggest that Michael O'Neill has proven himself a good international manager and better than Roy Hodgson (for all his too obvious flaws), merely for qualifying for a tournament including other such footballing luminaries as Albania, Iceland and Wales, is just plain silly.
     
  4. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    10 games out of 36 is quite unfair on him as it took him a couple of years to sort out the squad he inherited from Nigel Worthington. We were horrendous back then.

    I think we will just have to agree to disagree on the matter, and I also hope England and Wales do well (unless we end up playing them).
     
  5. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Is he actually any relation to ex-Leicester manager Martin O'Neill perchance?
     
  6. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    As far as I know, no he is not. Very common surname in ROI and Catholic communities in NI!
     
  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Could be a big blow for Northern Ireland if their main striker is out...

    Just waiting for one of ours to trip over his boot laces.

    Probably Vardy if he agrees to join Arsenal..
     
  8. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Michael O'Neill confirmed thats its nothing to worry about.

    Cathcart's injury against Slovakia also wasn't serious
     
  9. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Car packed and ready to go!

    Heading for the boat tomorrow morning
     
  10. JH93

    JH93 Squad Player

    I can't wait for Euro 1916!
     
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  12. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Poor England fans, doing nothing wrong. They are lovely people, buy their mums flowers and that.
     
  13. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

  14. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    What an embarrassment.

    40 year old losers fighting and smashing things up.

    Amazing alcohol is legal and weed isn't. Look at the results.
     
  15. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Bets for tonight:

    £40 on France -1 @ evens
    £10 on Under 3.5 free kicks in the first 10 minutes @ 8/11
    £7.50 on No corner in the first 5 mins (double with the same bet in the Albania/Switzerland game)
     
  16. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Did Paddy Powers sort out your balance?
     
  17. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Yeah :jumping1:
     
  18. another_mrlizard

    another_mrlizard Squad Player

    **** the haters

    Come on England
     
  19. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Alcohol isn't the problem, it's the way that certain people act once they've had a drink, and their motives to drink in the first place. Sad individuals, I pity them.
     
  20. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    Griezman to score, France to win to nil, 5+ Yellow cards, 8+ Corners - 23/1 on Skybet
     
  21. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    After the terrorist attacks we all changed Facebook photos to France flags, partook in minute applauses and spoke about it for weeks.

    Few months later we're there smashing the country up. The irony.
     
  22. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    France have been crap.
     
  23. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    as they make it 1-0!
     
  24. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Bit lucky there, Giroud. Could have gone anywhere, but credit to him for challenging the keeper.

    Keeper really should have claimed that though.
     
  25. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    What a goal from Payet!

    Thats what I love about football - he gets subbed after the goal and is nearly in tears walking off the pitch!
     
  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Wonderful goal from the best player on the pitch.

    Hard to believe he only cost the Hammers 10 million!
     
  27. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    He'll never play for West Ham again after tonight
     
  28. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    Pozzos hopefully on the phone as I type.
     
  29. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    If we sign Pereyra from Juve I genuinely think he would be our Payet. We might only have him for one or two seasons but he would be flippin amazing.
     
  30. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    Payet played an absolute blinder there was flawless even before the goal.
     
  31. East Stand Builder

    East Stand Builder Reservist

    Just remember kids you don't have to believe everything you read on Twitter... England fans have been targeted by police, how do you expect them to respond? ... Yes let's all run away and get into our beds
     
  32. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    That was a ****ing beast of a strike of a football by Payet.
     
  33. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I wish we had a player like Payet. Instead we have Jurado.
     
  34. In La Rochelle besieged by Taffs. Talk about innocents abroad...
     
  35. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    When France come up against a decent attack they're going to get roasted.
     

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