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    Well done Japan, thrilled tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
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    Le Guen making a baffling selection decision?

    You're kidding me, right?

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    Wouldn't catch Martin O'Neil doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Why the Euros >>>>> World Cup for me, 2 utterly mediocre sides who have no right calling themselves one of the 32 best teams.
    Ah it's that time of the season again where Europeans claim Euro cup >>>> world cup.
    What have France, England povided in this world cup so far? Boring games?
    Didn't watch the Italian game last night... Knowing the Italians... would've been boring as hell.
    So far Argentina, Germany and the south Africa match have been good to watch.

    Tbh the Europeans have ruined football to certain extent with over emphasis on defending and having correct shape n just being too technical.... If I want to watch that ****... I watch it every year.... BPL, La-liga etc etc...
    World cup is the chance to see what teams from other continents provide....love the attackng play of most south Americans and enthusiams of African teams is great.... They may not have the best set of skills but at least they play the game ...The way It's supposed to play... At least for me...

    I enjoyed the Germans game and do appreciate the Spanish team... Most other games involving euro teams are pretty boring..... You expect a boring match because both teams are just too scared to attack.

    World cup has never been about best 32 teams...
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    Only one European is saying it to be fair.

    World cup so so much better than Euros.

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    Argentina were just as frustrating to watch tbh. Sure Messi appeared every now and again and dribbled past a few, but there was still only one goal.
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    World cup means a lot more, but, TBF, the standard of play has been a fair bit below Euro 08 so far. The Dutch didn't look a patch on the team they had back then.

    Of the teams we've seen so far only Jerry looks a potential winner. Although Italy didn't ever really look potential winners last time and still managed it, so impressions can be misleading.
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    AwtBrumbers tbh.

    It's a professional game though, despite the rank amateur performance of our blokes. And this being the most important tourney there is, it's just all about the result surely?

    The big teams surely would rather grind out a 1-0 win every match than lose 4-3? Just the reality of such a big sport I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    World cup means a lot more, but, TBF, the standard of play has been a fair bit below Euro 08 so far. The Dutch didn't look a patch on the team they had back then.
    nevertheless, WC 06 > Euro 04. Swings and roundabouts.
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    And Euro 2000 >>>> any other finals tournament.

    All the best teams playing great attacking football, packed full of a generation of wonderful players at their peaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    World cup means a lot more, but, TBF, the standard of play has been a fair bit below Euro 08 so far. The Dutch didn't look a patch on the team they had back then.

    Of the teams we've seen so far only Jerry looks a potential winner. Although Italy didn't ever really look potential winners last time and still managed it, so impressions can be misleading.
    Agree on the standards but than if I worried about that ... I probably would only be watching champions league beyond group stages.

    This world cup is not helped by the fact that alot star players from African teams have been injured just before the world cup.... Having them would only improve the standards..

    Euros was won by Greece not so long ago......

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    The World cup is just better because it is the World cup as far as I am concerned. Regardless of quality (there are arguments to be had both ways on that) the Euros will never be able to match it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Why the Euros >>>>> World Cup for me, 2 utterly mediocre sides who have no right calling themselves one of the 32 best teams.
    Quality of play, even if true (I have no basis to judge either way) is secondary tbh. Ideally you'd have both but it's the atmosphere and the excitement of teams facing each other from all over the world that means everything. If USA were invited to the European Cup for whatever reason, it wouldn't even make the tuesday night ESPN 2AM newsfeed here, and for good reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    World cup means a lot more, but, TBF, the standard of play has been a fair bit below Euro 08 so far. The Dutch didn't look a patch on the team they had back then.

    Of the teams we've seen so far only Jerry looks a potential winner. Although Italy didn't ever really look potential winners last time and still managed it, so impressions can be misleading.
    Italy were really good in their opening game against Ghana last time, I thought. That tournament kicked into action early with a purple patch of great long-range goals then petered out a bit in the knockout stages. Hoping this one does the opposite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Quality of play, even if true (I have no basis to judge either way) is secondary tbh. Ideally you'd have both but it's the atmosphere and the excitement of teams facing each other from all over the world that means everything. If USA were invited to the European Cup for whatever reason, it wouldn't even make the tuesday night ESPN 2AM newsfeed here, and for good reason.
    Nah, it doesn't really work like that. The European Championships are a huge deal. No World Cup, but a huge deal nevertheless.

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