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EURO 2016

Post by Steven M. McCann » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:16 pm

Too many rubbish teams at this tournament, hopefully UEFA will see sense and get it back to 16 teams.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:35 pm

Nah m8. The rubbish (I'd prefer to call them unlikely...) teams are brilliant. Absolutely love watching minnow countries dick bigger/'better' teams, especially when it leads to Ballon d'Or winning babies having a massive cry because Iceland didn't roll over for them. Not to mention how lovely it is to watch excited supporters/players who are so chuffed to even be there.

Not sure that many teams have really proven themselves to be rubbish anyway (from the handful of games I've seen and others I've heard about), apart from Russia.
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Re: EURO 2016

Post by David Williams » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:18 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_1976
Something like this? (Best tournament ever, by the way.)

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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:07 pm

I have watched all the games bar Switzerland v Albania (a "Classic" apparently) and at least 1 if not both teams has put in a "rubbish" performance in nearly every match.
Some examples...........BELGIUM against ITALY, AUSTRIA against HUNGARY, N. IRELAND against POLAND, FRANCE against ALBANIA, WALES against ENGLAND, RUSSIA against ENGLAND & SLOVAKIA!, CZECH REPUBLIC against SPAIN, PORTUGAL against ICELAND, UKRAINE against N. IRELAND,GERMANY against POLAND,TURKEY against CROATIA.
Hopefully the Tournament will pick up, once these tedious Group games are out of the way.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:30 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:I have watched all the games bar Switzerland v Albania (a "Classic" apparently) and at least 1 if not both teams has put in a "rubbish" performance in nearly every match.
Some examples...........BELGIUM against ITALY, AUSTRIA against HUNGARY, N. IRELAND against POLAND, FRANCE against ALBANIA, WALES against ENGLAND, RUSSIA against ENGLAND & SLOVAKIA!, CZECH REPUBLIC against SPAIN, PORTUGAL against ICELAND, UKRAINE against N. IRELAND,GERMANY against POLAND,TURKEY against CROATIA.
Hopefully the Tournament will pick up, once these tedious Group games are out of the way.
Loads of the teams you mentioned would have been in the competition with 16 teams, though. France, obviously, while Belgium, Austria, NI, Czech Rep, Portugal and Germany all won their qualifying groups. How do you propose UEFA legislates against teams qualifying and then playing shit in the actual tournament?
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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Steven M. McCann » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:07 pm

Well done UEFA, thanks to the crazy format, we've now got GERMANY, FRANCE, SPAIN, ITALY & ENGLAND plus the possibility of BELGIUM or PORTUGAL or both joining them in one half of the draw and a bunch of teams that have absolutely no chance of winning it, in the other half!

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:24 am

Some of the 'big teams' were complacent or underperformed! What a fucking conspiracy!! Mate, seriously, take off your tinfoil hat for a day and stop crying over your shit, doomed bets.
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Post by Ian Volante » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:45 am

Steven M. McCann wrote:Well done UEFA, thanks to the crazy format, we've now got GERMANY, FRANCE, SPAIN, ITALY & ENGLAND plus the possibility of BELGIUM or PORTUGAL or both joining them in one half of the draw and a bunch of teams that have absolutely no chance of winning it, in the other half!
Well apparently they do have a good chance of winning it, given the draw.
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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:23 pm

Croatia to make the final to play England or Germany......you heard it here first
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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:48 am

Oops......ok then Meakins,next tip...Ireland to beat France today and Harry Kane to Score tomorrow in a 2 0 win
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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Steven M. McCann » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:28 pm

Well done UEFA, the ITALIAN Referee (less than a week after GERMANY put out his fellow countrymen) chosen to guide FRANCE through to the final, didn't let you down.
The penalty for the opening goal was absolutely ridiculous and would never have been given against the French.
The Germans barely got a decision all night.
PORTUGAL have zero chance of lifting the trophy, the officials will make sure of it!

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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:30 am

How much did you lose then
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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:59 pm

I see an English Referee Mark Clattenburg (rather than a GERMAN!) has been given the task of ensuring FRANCE lift the trophy on Sunday.
The same Mark Clattenburg that ensured MAN. UTD lifted the FA Cup by twice refusing to play the advantage rule, when CRYSTAL PALACE were clean through on goal.
Some bets for Sunday.......France to get a Penalty, Portugal to get a Red Card, Payet to score from a free kick (he will get at least half a dozen opportunities!).
I backed FRANCE to score a Penalty @ 7/1 last night as insurance that I didn't lose anything, Marc, but I was denied substantial winnings if GERMANY had won the Tournament.

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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:09 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:I see an English Referee Mark Clattenburg (rather than a GERMAN!) has been given the task of ensuring FRANCE lift the trophy on Sunday.
The same Mark Clattenburg that ensured MAN. UTD lifted the FA Cup by twice refusing to play the advantage rule, when CRYSTAL PALACE were clean through on goal.
Some bets for Sunday.......France to get a Penalty, Portugal to get a Red Card, Payet to score from a free kick (he will get at least half a dozen opportunities!).
I backed FRANCE to score a Penalty @ 7/1 last night as insurance that I didn't lose anything, Marc, but I was denied substantial winnings if GERMANY had won the Tournament.
You're probably right.

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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:12 pm

So you did kind of miss out on some winnings then.
I have a hunch old winker might win it for the the Portugesers....so lump it on France lol
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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Charlie Reams » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:27 pm

I feel we are witnessing a breakdown.

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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Jon Corby » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:39 am

Not a breakdown. A BREAKDOWN.

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Post by JimBentley » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:44 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:I see an English Referee Mark Clattenburg (rather than a GERMAN!) has been given the task of ensuring FRANCE lift the trophy on Sunday.
Some bets for Sunday.......France to get a Penalty, Portugal to get a Red Card, Payet to score from a free kick (he will get at least half a dozen opportunities!).
Just out of interest Steven, have you placed these bets? And if so, how much did you stake and at what odds?

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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Steven M. McCann » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:30 pm

No doubt other Bookies will be offering better odds than Paddy Power,Jim, but with them, I have had £30 @ 7/2 Payet to score at anytime, £20 France to score a penalty @ 17/2 (will probably get one and miss it!) £20 on Portugal to get a Red Card @ 13/2.
The 11/10 France to win in 90 minutes didn't really appeal.

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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:17 pm

One betting slip to tear up....Payet just gone off
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:33 pm

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Re: EURO 2016

Post by James Laverty » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:48 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:No doubt other Bookies will be offering better odds than Paddy Power,Jim, but with them, I have had £30 @ 7/2 Payet to score at anytime, £20 France to score a penalty @ 17/2 (will probably get one and miss it!) £20 on Portugal to get a Red Card @ 13/2.
The 11/10 France to win in 90 minutes didn't really appeal.
Eagerly waiting for the BREAKDOWN!!! Am I a bad person?
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Post by JimBentley » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:16 pm

James Laverty wrote:
Steven M. McCann wrote:No doubt other Bookies will be offering better odds than Paddy Power,Jim, but with them, I have had £30 @ 7/2 Payet to score at anytime, £20 France to score a penalty @ 17/2 (will probably get one and miss it!) £20 on Portugal to get a Red Card @ 13/2.
The 11/10 France to win in 90 minutes didn't really appeal.
Eagerly waiting for the BREAKDOWN!!! Am I a bad person?
The correct answer to this would normally be "yes", but I happen to have guessed that Steven will have placed some miraculous saver bet to recoup all his losses and then some. Consequently he now owes us all a drink. I know, it makes little sense, but that's how gambling works.

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Re: EURO 2016

Post by Mark James » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:05 am

James Laverty wrote:
Steven M. McCann wrote:No doubt other Bookies will be offering better odds than Paddy Power,Jim, but with them, I have had £30 @ 7/2 Payet to score at anytime, £20 France to score a penalty @ 17/2 (will probably get one and miss it!) £20 on Portugal to get a Red Card @ 13/2.
The 11/10 France to win in 90 minutes didn't really appeal.
Eagerly waiting for the BREAKDOWN!!! Am I a bad person?
Very possibly but I'd have to include myself as such a person. This thread genuinely made tonight's match way more enjoyable than I was expecting. I'm now getting great entertainment contemplating that someone from UEFA had actually read the thread and engineered the whole thing just to piss Steve off.

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