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    Fabregas properly snatched at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Ronaldo going last to take the glory?
    And by doing so, he doesn't take one at all.

    That was so depressingly, soul-destroyingly inevitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Corrected. In my lifetime they've always been utterly tedious. Including when England won their one and only meaningful penalty shoot-out back in Euro 96.

    I missed out a feature of their game plan when I describe them as trying to win the possession stat first, walk it into the net second and win the game third. They also have the incredibly cynical side to them which warrants a definite mention. The number of times they just blatantly take out someone out on a counter attack is ridiculous. That's basically how they stop teams taking advantage of counter attacks - cynical professional fouls or cheating essentially.
    I take it you didn't watch Euro 2008 then?

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    I take it you didn't watch Euro 2008 then?
    What the bits where they drew 0-0 with quarter finals with Italy and beat Germany 1-0?

    Putting a few past some sub-standard teams in the other fixtures doesn't make them entertaining.

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    Usually have a lot of time for Spain, but by the end of the match I really wanted them gone on this occasion. Have really had enough of watching this 6 man midfield system. As Pothas said a while back, without Messi at the head of it, it just doesn't work, and it's tedious to watch. They looked a bit better when they brought Navas and Pedro on, but they had no incision and you never felt like they were going to score.

    Terrible decision to send Bruno Alves back after he walked up to take his kick, don't rate him at the best of times, but that sort of thing would be enough to cause anyone to lose their bottle. No wonder he missed.

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    Spain's last nine results in tournament knock-out matches:

    0-0
    3-0
    1-0
    1-0
    1-0
    1-0
    1-0
    2-0
    0-0

    A phenomenal run of clean sheets, but just 10 goals in those nine games means it's a ****ing lot easier to admire than love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Spain's last nine results in tournament knock-out matches:

    0-0
    3-0
    1-0
    1-0
    1-0
    1-0
    1-0
    2-0
    0-0

    A phenomenal run of clean sheets, but just 10 goals in those nine games means it's a ****ing lot easier to admire than love them.
    The fact that they have a really strong and well organised defence (quite underated I would say it is actually) makes their reluctance to be a it more adveturous higher up the pitch hard to understand.

    Ramos is pretty dodgy I suppose, but when he's partnered by Pique, has Arbeloa the other side of him, has Busquets and Alonso in front of him, and has Casillas behind him he can be carried through most games no problem. Has Llorente featured at all in this tournament? Surely he would be worth a go ahead of Negredo.

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