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    Have we had a red card yet?

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    Haha was inevitably going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    Have we had a red card yet?
    The Albanian was sent off after about 20 minutes for 2 yellows at the weekend.


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    What's all this about a scratch and sniff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
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    I think it's been pretty good, but that might be mostly because so many of my favourite players have brought the goods. Great goals from Payet, Bale, Modric and Hoolahan already.
    Yeah think it has been pretty good, there were lots of people saying the group stages were going to be awful but don't think it has been the case at all so far. No great games but very few bad ones either, some great goals and plenty of chances.

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    The group games are often defensive but quite tense so having 16 teams go through possibly taken away a bit of the drama from results. That will amplify again once we get to the knockouts I think.

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    The group games are often defensive but quite tense so having 16 teams go through possibly taken away a bit of the drama from results. That will amplify again once we get to the knockouts I think.
    I can see a few boring games happening in the last 16 actually. Where you have group winners v 3rd place finishers which devolve into attack v defence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Yeah think it has been pretty good, there were lots of people saying the group stages were going to be awful but don't think it has been the case at all so far. No great games but very few bad ones either, some great goals and plenty of chances.
    I think the structure makes a draw in the first game a bad result, so everyone is trying to win. But we'll inevitably have situations in the second and third games where a draw suits both teams, so there'll be a few bad games then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I think the structure makes a draw in the first game a bad result, so everyone is trying to win. But we'll inevitably have situations in the second and third games where a draw suits both teams, so there'll be a few bad games then.
    Teams that try for a draw but are incapable of doing it should be funny then. England spring to mind for a team who might try it but are frequently unable to manage a game like the Italians.

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    Seemed like both Italy and Iceland were wearing away strips when it didn't look like there would have been a clash? Albania look like they normally wear red but France does have red socks so that ones explainable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Seemed like both Italy and Iceland were wearing away strips when it didn't look like there would have been a clash? Albania look like they normally wear red but France does have red socks so that ones explainable.
    Nobody wears their alternate strip when there's a clash with the other team's shirt. They are meant to stand out from each other. It's when they don't clash the alternate kits are required.

    Anyway, Italy, Iceland, Portugal and Belgium all play in dark tones/black. It's conceivable that at a glance or in peripheral vision it might be hard to distinguish a team mate from an opposition player, which probably explains the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Nobody wears their alternate strip when there's a clash with the other team's shirt. They are meant to stand out from each other. It's when they don't clash the alternate kits are required.

    Anyway, Italy, Iceland, Portugal and Belgium all play in dark tones/black. It's conceivable that at a glance or in peripheral vision it might be hard to distinguish a team mate from an opposition player, which probably explains the change.
    Clash a poor word choice but yeah seemed odd. I guess I can buy the dark times it's just preferable to see regular strips. I'm probably more sensitive to this because the US paradigm of every away team wears white is annoying.

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    Wouldn't be surprised if there's a marketing drive to wear all the strips to be honest, or some other initiative driven by a desire to make money.

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