UEFA EURO 2016

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  1. ThePhilosopher

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    Croatia is out with a whimper:eeek:

    A scrappy goal by Quaresma in one of the most boring games you'll ever see:

    https://streamable.com/l9pk

    That the match was a snoozefest can be emphasized by the fact that the only two shots on goal in that entire game(which went to extratime,mind you) are both contained in that clip above:sleep:
     
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  2. Matra2

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    At least the last 6 minutes were good. :cool:
     
  3. frederic38

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    really, only 2 shots on target? i'm glad i didn't watch this one :thumbup:
    the eastern european teams are a big disapointment as always, so far
     
  4. frederic38

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    3 exciting matches tomorrow
    france/ireland, germany/slovakia, hungary/belgium

    3 white teams in an underdog situation against more multiracial teams
    it would be great if at least 1 surprise could happen
    maybe hungary? their match against portugal was very strange though
     
  5. frederic38

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    lol pogba :aplastao:
     
  6. Jack Lambert

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    I missed the 2nd half of the match (was busy with other things), but looking at the box score, it appears Griezmann bailed the French team out again. To think he was actually benched for Coman after the 1st match. It's obvious Griezmann is one of France's best players; only a white guy could get benched after one game of not scoring. At any rate, I'm glad he ended up scoring as a sub in that match against Albania; it got him back into the starting XI.
     
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    Pogba's clumsiness and stupidity could've cost France dearly. Two minutes in and he's in his own box knocking over an Irish player. What was he thinking?
     
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    I'm nitpicking here but I tend to think of Croatia as more southern and central European than eastern. Anyway, yes after the way they played in the group stage that was disappointing. The Portuguese goal came right after one of the few Croatian attacks. Croatia hit the post then Portugal scored on the break. That side of the draw looks very weak.
     
  9. frederic38

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    all the teams from yougoslavia have a very good skill level usually but they always seem to lack something
    but considering their population it's less of a disapointment than the true easter europeans russia and ukraine and some others
    but spain built a winning mentality relatively recently so there is still hope
    still in tournaments when i see teams from yougoslavia and eastern europe i try not to get my hopes too high lol
     
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    perfect partnership up front between giroud and griezmann, griezmann scored the goals and giroud fed him (on the first or second goal for example and on the sequence that ended with a red card for the irish defender)
    pogba still flopping, france played much better in second half when he went back to a more defensive role
    imagine the people who believed that pogba would be the best player of the tournament lol, after hearing it in the media, for them pogba has to be one of the biggest flop of the past seasons
     
  11. ThePhilosopher

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    Silly penalty given away by the stupid oaf Pogba : https://streamable.com/xip8

    And the jews at Juventus want 120m for this bungling buffoon!:rolleyes:

    And finally someone spoke up today,as Gary Lineker tweeted :
    If only more white players spoke up after their careers were over.

    Back to the game,Griezmann scored a beauty to equalize: https://streamable.com/v7x3

    For his height,physicality,Griezmann has one of the best headers in World Football.

    And while the winner was again Griezmann's,it is Giroud who should a lot of credit for the knockdown : https://streamable.com/cnbn

    Giroud and Griezmann are really too hot to handle and now there must be no more tampering with the strike partnership.
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    Boateng opened the scoring for Germany with a brilliant goal : https://streamable.com/df5c
    Well,he's half-white isn't he?:p


    And Ozil promptly missed a penalty : https://streamable.com/b4jj

    Who the hell decided that he must take it after his horrible penalty miss against Bayern was responsible for Arsenal's exit from the CL a couple of years ago?:confundio:

    Mario Gomez then scored before half-time to make the score 2-0 : https://streamable.com/6uv1

    Hopefully Hungary can take out Belgium who are now the along with France the blackest team in the tournament:demon7:
     
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  12. Ambrose

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    Shouldn't Germany be favored to win this show?
     
  13. frederic38

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    about the germany game, great save by neuer when the score was still only 1-0
    also in the france match, lloris was perfect and saved france a few times
    i wonder how perfect is courtois these days, he used to be as good as those 2 even better sometimes
     
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    they could easily lose in the next round against italy or spain in my opinion but yes they are amongst the favourites
     
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    "Boateng opened the scoring for Germany with a brilliant goal : https://streamable.com/df5c
    Well,he's half-white isn't he?:p"


    so far the only blacks or part black player who have been good or at least up to expectations seem to be boateng and sanches of portugal
    but when it comes to defending i am not really convinced by boateng and even germany in general
    they said it was boateng's first goal with germany but with bayern munich he scored a relatively similar goal in champions league i remember
     
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    Germany has looked a lot better in this match against Slovakia, but overall, they haven't been too convincing as of yet. Germany have also struggled with Spain and Italy recently. Even though Germany does have a lot of attacking power, Italy's defense has looked great so far this tournament.

    As an aside, if a multi-culti team ends up winning the tournament, I prefer it be Germany. They've only played 3 of their non-whites in the tournament. Also, Ozil and Khedira at least look white as well, compared to teams like Belgium, France, and England.

    I'll be hoping Poland are able to somehow win, but I wouldn't mind seeing Italy or Iceland win as well.
     
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    also how they play with no player in their own half most of the time, i hate it
    well, i hated it when i was rooting for them and they used to give algeria (2014 world cup) or balotelli (2012 euro champs) a lot of space to attack and score, lol, if they could do this now against italy or spain in the next round i wouldn't mind
     
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    Neuer's brilliant save : https://streamable.com/9ktq

    Again like you said,France and Germany,though heavily non-white have a huge advantage over everyone else for having the the best goalkeepers in the tournament along with Italy,who have Buffon.Every other goalie has either messed up already or is expected to soon.Regarding Courtois,he's in the same zone as De Gea as Oblak where they are destined to become the best,but for now they will have the odd error in them owing to their inexperience.We all saw De Gea messing up completely against Croatia,letting Perisic(not taking any credit away from him,he was excellent and surprised De gea) steal the winner:

    https://streamable.com/i3zk

    Courtois not too long ago let Cavani score a very crucial from close range when he should have closed the ball down comfortably:

    https://streamable.com/metw

    That was the first leg of the CL round of 16 stage,and PSG won that game 2-1 and proceeded to next round subsequently.Oblak was clueless in the CL penalty shootout,and a much less talented but experienced Goalie would've done better for sure.There's a good reason why Goalkeepers are normally expected to peak 27 onwards.If anything its a miracle that De Gea,Courtois are as good as they are now.
     
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    Forget Belgium's blacks, Eden Hazard has been the player of the match. Maybe the best performance of any player at Euro 2016?
     
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    he was also man of the match in the previous game
    de bruyne excellent also, clearly the best players of the team
     
  21. ThePhilosopher

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    Hungary 0-4 Belgium

    Scorers: Alderweireld 10', Batshuayi 78', Hazard 80', Carrasco 90'

    With three assists so far this tournament,he has to be among the best players so far.
    And without a doubt,the best single individual performance of the tournament was by Eden Hazard today.He was everywhere and back-tracking so much,you'd be forgiven to think he was a fullback at times!And a great goal to top it all.He should get out of Chelsea ASAP!

    But I must add,that Lukaku nearly succeeded in undermining Hazard's show with a really awful performance and Belgium were lucky that Hungary didn't equalize before Lukaku was subbed off.That a useless black from the bottom French team looked like Maradona in comparison to Lukaku was telling.Lukaku is singlehandedly holding back this team and for all his "physique",Lukaku is so awful in the air,it hurts to watch.

    And finally you have to give it to Fellani,like a true Muslim was absolute *hit,and managed to elbow someone in the 10 minutes he was on the pitch and to top it all,showed 4 fingers to the injured player.Other than being turned upside down and used as a mop to clean bathrooms with,I wonder what he can add to the Belgium NT...
     
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    Jack -

    Once again, Poland’s strikers wasted several great scoring opportunities. I’ve never been comfortable with the idea of deciding a knockout match on penalties - and never shall be - but I’m still obviously thunderingly pleased that Poland are through to the quarterfinals. ;) As a bonus, the unholy Albanian-Negro mishmash of “Switzerland” is now out of the competition…

    I often talk football with an old Polish bloke who - despite hating Negroes and Muslims - has remarkably managed to retain his lifelong fanatical enthusiasm for the game, even after the age of seventy. While we were discussing Poland’s attacking options back in mid-December he optimistically stated that the combination of Lewandowski and Milik - both of whom were regularly knocking in goals for their respective clubs at the time - would get the team to at least the quarterfinals stage as long as the pair were put into half-decent scoring positions. I said I hoped this would occur but voiced apprehension that if Lewandowski would continue scoring for the rest of the Bundesliga season there was a danger he might slip out of form during the critical period of June. The old geezer (who still coaches gymnastics and was a fitness trainer at my Pogon Szczecin back in the 1970s) believed Lewandowski’s club form would carry over into the championships. But - sure enough - my worst fears have materialised. Lewandowski may have bagged a massive 30 Bundesliga goals…but has promptly gone right off the boil just in time for Euro 2016. His last international strike came in a 4-2 friendly win against Iceland way back in November. Although Lewandowski did not participate in two of Poland’s five friendlies since the Iceland match and was only used as a mid-second half substitute in the 5-0 win against Finland in March (I wonder if that outstanding intellectual specimen CrazyFinn is reading this… :)), that’s an awfully long goalless stretch. Hopefully he can break the duck and get a couple against Portugal. It also wouldn't hurt Milik to find the back of the net in the next game… ;)
     
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    Philosopher -

    Lukasz Fabianski may have had a rather torrid time at Arsenal but he has been consistently reliable since joining Swansea in 2014. His confidence was shot during those seven wasted years with the Gunners but being number one at a smaller club has permitted him to finally prove his worth. In addition to those saves, Fabianski’s excellent throw began the break which led to Blaszczykowski’s goal.
     
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    Frederic -

    Well, Poland are in the quarterfinals and have dumped the “multicultural” Switzerland out of the tournament (albeit on penalties - but, nevertheless, the job was done…). I’d say that’s not too disappointing.

    It appears Your statement was prompted by Croatia’s loss to Portugal. Perhaps You should take a moment to remember that the population of Croatia is just under 4.5 million - which is less than 7% of that of Metropolitan France. So one can safely state that Croatia tend to do pretty well for themselves on the international stage.

    France have been disappointing me - and disgracing the White race - for well over twenty years by fielding teams full of Negroes, Arabs, Berbers, Kanaks, part-Kalmyks, Tahitians, part-gypsies, et cetera. ;)
     
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    i don't know rebaljo, have anybody here been satisfied with what the all white teams from eastern europe, the balkans etc did?
    don't try to tease me by mentioning france, i have said i'm not patriotic at all and feel nothing for the french country :eusa_dance:
    even if france was 100% white i have nothing in common with the ugly french flag and phony anthem
     

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