NewsUnrealEdFilesModsFragBULiandri Archives
BeyondUnreal Forums

Go Back   BeyondUnreal Forums > BeyondUnreal > Off Topic

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 6th Jun 2012, 07:49 AM   #1
das_ben
Concerned.
 
das_ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb. 11th, 2000
Location: Teutonia
Posts: 5,883
[Euro 2012] Discussion thread.

The opening match is on Friday.

Who are you rooting for? Do you expect any group stage upsets? Which team will go under horribly and not be heard from again for a decade? Any guesses on who will win the tourney? Which are the dark horses? Discuss away!
__________________
- Ben. [Flickr] | [Blog] | [Tumblr]
das_ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th Jun 2012, 11:56 AM   #2
Big-Al
amateur de bière
 
Big-Al's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun. 14th, 2003
Location: Under a black flag.
Posts: 8,259
it's all just business.
__________________


I drink moosepiss
Big-Al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th Jun 2012, 04:39 PM   #3
tomcat ha
Registered User
 
tomcat ha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb. 2nd, 2002
Posts: 2,575
i dont really know whos going to win and im not as interested as last time...
ill still watch a couple of games at least.
__________________
Support the Crimean Khanate
tomcat ha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th Jun 2012, 05:10 PM   #4
Sjosz
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
 
Sjosz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec. 31st, 2003
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 3,049
I'm actually hoping to see some interesting play from England and France after their horrible fate in the last world championships. Of course I'm hoping for the Netherlands to get far in the tournament, though I'd prefer seeing them win/lose based on actual play instead of the Krav Maga match against Spain in the world championship finals.
__________________
]--[ UCMP ]--[ BioWare ]--[ Portfolio ]--[ HOLP ]--[]--[ Flickr ]-|-[
Sjosz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th Jun 2012, 06:40 PM   #5
Israphel
Sim senhor, efeitos especial
 
Israphel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep. 26th, 2004
Location: Lisboa,Portugal
Posts: 1,136
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sjosz View Post
I'm actually hoping to see some interesting play from England...
You might be disappointed there. England are setting themselves up like Greece in 2004 (or like Chelsea in this seasons Champion's League).
Ironically, they may be more effective than they have been before, but pretty and interesting...?
__________________
My website - Andy Mumford Photography and my my blog.
Israphel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Jun 2012, 01:42 PM   #6
DarkEmperor
Buried By The Dead
 
DarkEmperor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar. 22nd, 2002
Posts: 190
Laughing

Good match the first one. But so much help from the referees to Poland to win the game, LOL that was ridiculous. Greece has every right to protest for 2 non yellow cards to the same player that left them with 10 and a goal (1-2) that was not off-side. The penalty execution was lame, LOL. But overall it was the better team even with 10 vs. 11, the referees unfairly have stolen their win.

Last edited by DarkEmperor; 8th Jun 2012 at 02:00 PM.
DarkEmperor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Jun 2012, 03:03 PM   #7
Firefly
United Kingdom is not a country.
 
Firefly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb. 20th, 2000
Location: Bucks, England - Nowhere near Europe
Posts: 4,846
Firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Jun 2012, 03:56 PM   #8
Selerox
COR AD COR LOQVITVR
 
Selerox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov. 12th, 1999
Location: TheUKofGBandNI
Posts: 6,533
Exclamation Let's hope the young guys thrive.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Israphel View Post
You might be disappointed there. England are setting themselves up like Greece in 2004 (or like Chelsea in this seasons Champion's League).
Ironically, they may be more effective than they have been before, but pretty and interesting...?
I'm too disillusioned to expect England to do well. I'd take effective and ugly over pretty and incoherent any day. I'd prefer them to do the basics right than try to be clever and fail miserably.

They could play the ugliest, blandest football in the world; if they win it, I'll cry like a girl.
__________________

"There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings. I am not aware of Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death. I have mixed feelings about the decline for Christianity, in so far that Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse" - Professor Richard Dawkins
Selerox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th Jun 2012, 06:04 PM   #9
Israphel
Sim senhor, efeitos especial
 
Israphel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep. 26th, 2004
Location: Lisboa,Portugal
Posts: 1,136
Some good games today...but crikey, progression from this group might end up complicated.
If Holland beat Portugal 1-0 (not that unlikely) and Germany beat Denmark 1-0 (again, not unlikely), then Holland, Portugal and Denmark will all be on 3 points with a -1 goal difference.
How would qualification work then? Head to head results don't help, cos head to head Holland would have beaten Portugal, but Denmark beat Holland, and lost to Portugal.
Goals scored? Denmark and Portugal will both have 3 to Holland's 2...so would Portugal progress cos they beat Denmark head to head?
Weird stuff.
__________________
My website - Andy Mumford Photography and my my blog.
Israphel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th Jun 2012, 09:51 PM   #10
DarkEmperor
Buried By The Dead
 
DarkEmperor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar. 22nd, 2002
Posts: 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by Israphel View Post
Goals scored? Denmark and Portugal will both have 3 to Holland's 2...so would Portugal progress cos they beat Denmark head to head?
Correct.

Last edited by DarkEmperor; 13th Jun 2012 at 09:53 PM.
DarkEmperor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Jun 2012, 04:57 PM   #11
Selerox
COR AD COR LOQVITVR
 
Selerox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov. 12th, 1999
Location: TheUKofGBandNI
Posts: 6,533
Exclamation Awesome fan support, wish England could do the same sometime.

Feel seriously sorry for Ireland. They got pounded into the Gdansk turf tonight

But they kept singing...
__________________

"There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings. I am not aware of Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death. I have mixed feelings about the decline for Christianity, in so far that Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse" - Professor Richard Dawkins
Selerox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Jun 2012, 10:25 AM   #12
JaFO
bugs are features too ...
 
JaFO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov. 5th, 2000
Posts: 5,483
Yippy!
One more game and the Dutch can head home.
Either that or they become the second team in history that manage to place despite two (well deserved) losses.

Now let's hope those Germans don't go on to win and all will end well.
JaFO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Jun 2012, 12:10 PM   #13
SkaarjMaster
enemy of time
 
SkaarjMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep. 1st, 2000
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 4,700
Thumbs up

I'm cheering for Italy, but they haven't won a match yet; of course, they haven't lost either. Here's hoping they beat Ireland.
__________________

Insite Reviews: right here in the web archive
SkaarjMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Jun 2012, 06:26 PM   #14
Selerox
COR AD COR LOQVITVR
 
Selerox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov. 12th, 1999
Location: TheUKofGBandNI
Posts: 6,533
Exclamation 3-2! Finally!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkaarjMaster View Post
Here's hoping they beat Ireland.
Ireland had a great run making it to the Euros, but they're simply out of their depth. It's a shame, because I wanted them to do well, but from the word go it was pretty clear that wasn't going to happen.
__________________

"There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings. I am not aware of Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death. I have mixed feelings about the decline for Christianity, in so far that Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse" - Professor Richard Dawkins
Selerox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Jun 2012, 06:28 PM   #15
Balton
The Beast of Worship
 
Balton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar. 6th, 2001
Location: Berlin
Posts: 12,933
sore loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosers

Quote:
Originally Posted by JaFO View Post

Now let's hope those Germans don't go on to win and all will end well.
If we win, we'll take all your bikes!


kudos to the Irish fans
__________________

"God made Hitler and Saddam!!! Not schnitzel and the bomb!!!"
- oosyxxx
Balton is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16th Jun 2012, 06:34 AM   #16
das_ben
Concerned.
 
das_ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb. 11th, 2000
Location: Teutonia
Posts: 5,883
I can't watch nearly as much as I would like to (due to work), but I enjoy reading up on the matches and it seems as if this year there are quite a lot of interesting games that are very different from each other happening. Also, the top contenders Spain and Germany are getting into shape but they're not completely dominating the opposition (yet?). Italy and France are also showing some very decent football, and England is doing well despite being a tactical mess, as usual. I really hope Poland is gonna make it to the quarterfinals - they have the best team in decades - and that Ukraine will put up a great fight in their last match.
__________________
- Ben. [Flickr] | [Blog] | [Tumblr]
das_ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th Jun 2012, 07:10 AM   #17
Firefly
United Kingdom is not a country.
 
Firefly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb. 20th, 2000
Location: Bucks, England - Nowhere near Europe
Posts: 4,846




Last edited by Firefly; 16th Jun 2012 at 07:12 AM.
Firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th Jun 2012, 07:17 AM   #18
Lruce Bee
Transcending to another level
 
Lruce Bee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May. 3rd, 2001
Location: Malta
Posts: 1,642
Good start from England in the first half last night but midfield is all over the place and defensively, we're wide open.
I agree with Shearer, in that we've got no chance of winning this tournament with the current team but we do stand a good chance of winning the group after the win over Sweden.
Lruce Bee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th Jun 2012, 04:43 PM   #19
Selerox
COR AD COR LOQVITVR
 
Selerox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov. 12th, 1999
Location: TheUKofGBandNI
Posts: 6,533
Exclamation Payback for South Africa there...

Slightly dubious first half, but solid in the second. Let's hope we hold it together for Italy
__________________

"There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings. I am not aware of Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death. I have mixed feelings about the decline for Christianity, in so far that Christianity might be a bulwark against something worse" - Professor Richard Dawkins
Selerox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th Jun 2012, 08:00 PM   #20
DarkEmperor
Buried By The Dead
 
DarkEmperor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar. 22nd, 2002
Posts: 190
Yep, today was ugly. Ukraine dominated the match and they played attractive football contrary to England who had not even one chance, no posessive football or passing one, a lucky goal coming from Ukraine's bad defensive moment and a goal that was denied to Ukraine even though the ball had wholy crossed the line, with the 5th referee 4 meters away... So Ukraine should go to the next round instead of England but in football it's usually not the best who continues... Plus France only qualified because of that denied goal... UEFA is cooking and sometimes it smells fishy... (Poland and Russia out - hooligan's riots punishment?, Greece's matches with criminaly unfair referee decisions - debt punishment?) Expecting to see more of these.

Last edited by DarkEmperor; 19th Jun 2012 at 08:15 PM.
DarkEmperor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
armored rugby is not football, carslberg, lebron likes the tags, mcdonald's, no one cares butthurt euros, note to yanks football not soccer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Copyright ©1998 - 2012, BeyondUnreal, Inc.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Bandwidth provided by AtomicGamer