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***Official*** Road to Euro 2012


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We don't have one of these yet, do we?

Bricking it watching Ireland in Armenia here. Just taken the lead with fifteen minutes left.
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Neil Pickup

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Hurting my neck watching this, to be honest. Genuinely crap goal coming out of nothing whatsoever and aided by non-existent and half-arsed marking - but Armenia offering precisely nothing beyond aimless crosses and desperate shies from distance. Finally starting to take some risks going forward now, so a bit of late drama due

Sadly England are on ITV tonight so we have to listen to Andy Townsend.


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Absolutely. That was obscenely painful. Job done, though. Should really be qualifying from this group.

Magrat Garlick

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No thread. Was getting ready to chuckle at Trapattoni already :p

the groups

Group A: Germany, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan
Group B: Russia, Slovakia, Ireland Rep, FYR Macedonia, Armenia, Andorra
Group C: Italy, Serbia, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, Estonia, Faroe Islands
Group D: France, Romania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belarus, Albania, Luxembourg
Group E: Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Moldova, San Marino
Group F: Croatia, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Georgia, Malta
Group G: England, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Wales, Montenegro
Group H: Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Iceland
Group I: Spain, Czech Republic, Scotland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein

winners and best runner-up to Euro, other eight runners-up play off (so no 'worst team won't get there') this time around.


Hate International qualifying from an England point of view. No doubt will consist of a few scrappy away wins against the bigger sides in the group, the steam rollering of the smaller ones, a lot of moaning about Capello, and all of it culminating in the inevitable "this is the best side since 1966". Will keep a keen eye on Scotland though, their progress (or lack thereof) usually makes for entertaining viewing.

Scaly piscine

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I'm kinda hoping Wales get a distant second to England and then get through the play-offs.

Scotland are there for comedy value.

Ireland for narrow heartbreaking failure value.

Scaly piscine

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Mind I can't help laughing at Wales going 1-0 down. Oh well.

Rubbish team and formation for England. No Adam Johnson. WTF does Capello have against him? Also you may as just send a memo to Bulgaria saying psst attack down our right, there'll be no ****er there most of the night.
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Only non-enforced change from Jerry is Hart.

Hmm. Back to the future.

Interesting the two enforced changes are chaps who didn't make the flight tho.


Evil Scotsman
Getting booted off the park.

Nice to see Darren Fletcher's useless doppleganger has shown up again. How the **** does he start most weeks for Manchester United?

Scaly piscine

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Only non-enforced change from Jerry is Hart.

Hmm. Back to the future.

Interesting the two enforced changes are chaps who didn't make the flight tho.
Probably why he didn't want Johnson in there to make it 3 and make him look a bit more stupid. Playing two calamitous goalkeepers ahead of Hart was just such a blatant ****-up as well. You've got clearly better players who can handle it, seems like he went for experience just for the sake of it.

Really getting pissed off with Rooney. He plays as a forward when the ball is in midfield. When the midfield moves forward he comes back and lays the ball off 2 yards and continues running to the centre circle whilst the cross or through ball comes seconds later. He did that at least 3 times in the first half. Absolutely pointless, as well as putting in another complete ****house performance thus far.


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Decent enough from England so far without being too impressive. Get Johnson on the pitch, playing well at the moment and plenty of confidence. Have money on Defoe and 3-0, so need some goals!!!