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    Ahh, a good old piece of Italian cynicism, like mama used to make...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    You clearly don't follow Mario's work.

    **** it I'm writing off the Germans
    Never a good move. You can probably recall as many two-goal comebacks from Germany in big games as I can.
    Last edited by wpdavid; 28-06-2012 at 02:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Never a good move. You can probably recall as many two-goal comebacks from Germany in big games as I can.
    I luckily can't remember '70, actually probably want germany to win, not as strongly as some, but Italian football sucks, so if I have egg on my face I'll live.

    Sensible move taking Mario off, makes it less interesting to watch though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    I luckily can't remember '70, actually probably want germany to win, not as strongly as some, but Italian football sucks, so if I have egg on my face I'll live.
    There's been a few since then. 1976 Euro final, 1982 WC semifinal, 1986 WC final all spring immediately to mind. Maybe 1974 WC quarter final as well? Plus the 1954 WC final, so I'm told. It's just what they do.


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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Did they come from behind in the 74 final?
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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    BTW it was written in the stars that Italy would win the tournament as soon as the matchfixing story broke.

    Our clean sheet against them looks impressive now IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Did they come from behind in the 74 final?
    Yeah, but they were only one goal behind in that match.

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    Ah of course

    Still irritates me that they won that one, and it was ten years before I was born

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    Germans don't look much like scoring. Another Italy goal on the break looks more likely.

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    Spain v Italy? Tournament's dead to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Ah of course

    Still irritates me that they won that one, and it was ten years before I was born
    Yeah, I should have included that one in my earlier reply to benchy.

    And I feel the same way about the Hungary final, which was 6 years before I was born.

    On a different note, Klinsmann is so classy, isn't he. Really gracious about the whole thing in the BBC commentary team.

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    Disappointing result from a personal point of view, but clearly the better team won.

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    Love them or hate them but there is something undeniably magic about Italy in tournament football, sometimes they are a total shambles (last world cup) but then sometimes they go just go and be really good when it really matters.

    Germany got their starting lineup wrong but really Italy were just superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Yeah, I should have included that one in my earlier reply to benchy.

    And I feel the same way about the Hungary final, which was 6 years before I was born.

    On a different note, Klinsmann is so classy, isn't he. Really gracious about the whole thing in the BBC commentary team.
    Hungary one has got to be one of the worst things in Football ever.

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    Amazing really that the 54 & 74 Hungary & Holland teams didn't win anything. Probably two of the best teams ever.

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