C'mon Holland, beat those shifty Danes today! Hup Holland Hup!
The Danish win was a bit of a shock, and Portugal was so close.
Right now, I have no idea who I want to win between Spain and Italy.
The Spanish team is much better looking this year. I think I have picked a side. I got my red jersey on.
without having a favorite I watched the Italia/Espana draw this morning. Missed Opportunities 101. Some amazing pinpoint passing though...damn, those guys are good.
Ugh horrible start for Ireland :/
If anyone has a stream other than ESPN 3 let me know. I can't access that on my work computer, cell phone or kindle fire while i'm at work. I'll be listening on Sirius/XM.
I think I found a workaround. I turned my Droid into a hotspot and now ESPN3 is working on my kindle fire. I did this earlier but espn3 was demanding I logged into to an internet provider and my provider wasn't an option. Not sure why that popup went away but i'm happily watching now.
Last edited by faxman75; 06-11-2012 at 09:19 AM.
Ukraine and Sweden game was great. Loved the crowd and the Shevchenko header.
The second half was great. The first 20 minutes was fucking epic. I'm happy Ukraine won, but I like my Swedes.
England only had one shot (from a set piece) on goal while France had 15. I don't think they're going to make it out of group stages.
England v France was a bore. I also don't think the English are as doomed as you think, Phenomena; they could wind up like Greece in 2004 and make it all the way to the finals based on being tough to break down defensively. Their counter-attacking will also be much better once Rooney gets back into the team (although he'll probably be a bit short of match fitness/sharpness).
I guess we shall see.
France did miss some chances, but I felt they were too willing to take shots from distance. I know the English D was tough to break down, but they rushed a few shots, IMO.
England had only one Striker in yesterday's game vs. France in Welbeck, and hasn't he just mostly been a setup man for Rooney in league play? I guess the injuries have left England thin in terms of true attacking forwards, but I don't know how much of this will change once Rooney is back. Like someone said, he may be a little behind in terms of soccer fitness level due to the ban.
Also, how did James Milner ever get to start that game? He doesn't even start for his club team!
Last edited by CJC626; 06-12-2012 at 11:15 AM.
Danes get 1 back! 2-1
As much as it pains me to say this, the Dutch played like garbage today - the defense was essentially non-existent, and most of the team looked defeated as soon the game kicked off. I know mathematically they still have a chance to get through to the next round, but I seriously doubt it will happen. There's also rumblings (from the Dutch FA I believe) that van Marwijk will be sacked if the team doesn't make it out of the group.
He should be sacked. His lineups/substitutions make no sense at all. It's clear that overall he has lost the team. Very unfortunate with so much talent.
Speaking of sacked:
So long, 'Arry
that would be a coup. Moyes is a great Manager. I'm sure he would love a chance to manage a club that actually has money to spend. He's been one of the best at managing with success with very limited talent.
#7 is a feisty lil Swede. Sloppy and feisty. Too bad Rooney is out.
I wanted the Swedes.