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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Another good thing that has come out of today is that Russia going out has prevented Arshavin from making any additional performances which may have made Wenger doubt his decision to get rid. If anything, his showing today should have hopefully motivated Monsieur to get shot of him ASAP.
    I'd hope Wenger was intelligent enough not to allow a week's worth of decent performances gloss over 3 years of absolute dross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Someone's a jinx.
    Haha yeah, although don't think many people saw Greece beating Russia.

    Made for a great end to the group, although would have enjoyed Russia v Germany.

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    Czech and Greece are terrible, reckon they might be the two worst teams in the tournament after Ireland. Basically a bonus round for whoever gets out of the group of death.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Bit harsh on the Czech's I would say, they are not good but tidy enough after their poor first game.


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    Czechs clearly better than Poland IMO
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    I missed the game last night but after watching the first two games I'd have said there's no way they're better than Poland. The performance against Russia was the worst of the tourney so far.

    Don't know whether it's a compliment or not though. Poland were clearly better than Greece, but totally choked, whereas Czech were under a lot of pressure for much of their game against Greece but still scrapped a win. There's a lot to be said for finding a way through in spite of your total ****eness.

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    Poland had a bit of the ball first half last night, but given how the Czechs stepped up after the break when they knew they needed to score I think they were more than happy with the draw which would've taken them through had the Greeks not scored.

    If they had a less turd striker than Baros they could've had three easily. Even the ball he played for Jiracek's goal was ordinary. Left the bearded winger with an awful lot to do.

    Can't believe Baros is still only 30. Has packed a lot of direness into those years.
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    Poland in all their games were capable of 20 minute spells of being really rather good but fairly hopeless the rest of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Poland had a bit of the ball first half last night, but given how the Czechs stepped up after the break when they knew they needed to score I think they were more than happy with the draw which would've taken them through had the Greeks not scored.

    If they had a less turd striker than Baros they could've had three easily. Even the ball he played for Jiracek's goal was ordinary. Left the bearded winger with an awful lot to do.

    Can't believe Baros is still only 30. Has packed a lot of direness into those years.
    He was decent in Euro 04, and um yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    He was decent in Euro 04, and um yes
    & Poborsky was ok in 1996 too & he was the man who launched a million "signing a blank Czech" jokes...

    Dangers of signing a player based on tournament performances, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    & Poborsky was ok in 1996 too & he was the man who launched a million "signing a blank Czech" jokes...

    Dangers of signing a player based on tournament performances, I suppose.
    I'm trying to remember the name of the Swede that dumped us out of Euro 1992 and was signed by Palace a few years and several kg later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    I'm trying to remember the name of the Swede that dumped us out of Euro 1992 and was signed by Palace a few years and several kg later.
    Per Tomas Brolin
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    I'm trying to remember the name of the Swede that dumped us out of Euro 1992 and was signed by Palace a few years and several kg later.
    Jane Torvill.


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    Brolin was quality at USA 94 as well.

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    Sweden had a really good time round then. Finished 3rd at that WC I believe.

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