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Pre-tournament friendlies

Scaly piscine

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
So Barry could be potentially out?
Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson. Please bring in Adam Johnson.
 

marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
Can't work out why a 23 man squad plus standbys was named when he knew he'd be missing so many from that squad for this game.

Not sure why Terry wasn't in Oslo tonight, seeing as his CL final efforts were limited to stealing the limelight.

In other news, Jones is **** (but apparently a good athlete), Downing not much better (without the athlete part) and our 3rd choice keeper (only first team experience to date is in League 2) is on holiday in Mexico.
 

TT Boy

Hall of Fame Member
Watched the first half. How bad are Norway? Gamst is their attacking outlet and that guy has been static for the past three years. Load of big blokes with no technical ability and no pace. Dire.

Belgium game should be more entertaining. Lots of talent and proven quality but not gelled as a team yet.
 

TT Boy

Hall of Fame Member
Huh.

Swiss leading Jerry 5-3 if the Beeb website is correct.

ITSTL as they say round here.
Mertesacker played so always liable. Awesome game, someone needs to buy Granit Xhaka. How much damage would the Swiss done if their best player featured…

Also caught highlights of the Netherlands game, predictably even against “inferior” opposition the Dutch had no ambition and created almost nothing. Portugal also fired blanks against Macedonia at home while Denmark got beaten soundly by a Brazil side which average age was 22. Group of death?
 
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BoyBrumby

Englishman
Italy 0 Russia 3

That's a paddlin'.

No-one does footballing corruption quite as well as Italy, despite some pretty stiff competition from elsewhere but with the PM calling for football to be suspended for two years and the coach saying he has "no problem" with Italy being withdrawn something seems even rottener in the long boot than usual.

Opens Group C right up if Italy are going to be poo too.
 

grecian

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Italy 0 Russia 3

That's a paddlin'.

No-one does footballing corruption quite as well as Italy, despite some pretty stiff competition from elsewhere but with the PM calling for football to be suspended for two years and the coach saying he has "no problem" with Italy being withdrawn something seems even rottener in the long boot than usual.

Opens Group C right up if Italy are going to be poo too.

It's odd really, normally some of their greatest moments come after another cheating scandal. Rossi is still revered after all.
 

Pothas

Hall of Fame Member
There is still time, they have to do the starting terribly and somehow getting out their group first.
 

TT Boy

Hall of Fame Member
Kompany out apparently. Injured in the warm-up.

England: Hart, Johnson, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Milner, Parker, Gerrard, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Young, Welbeck
 

Scaly piscine

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Ugh Townsend just shut the **** up you useless ****. Going to be torture having to put up with that imbecile for the whole of Euro 2012.
 

Scaly piscine

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
The players giving an exhibition in how not to do the basics in football. Tackling, passing and shooting - absolutely abysmal.
 

grecian

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Nice goal, though I'm still not a fan, but if he can carry on finishing it like that....
 

Furball

Evil Scotsman
Wellbeck, Rooney and Young developing an understanding at club level can only help England.

Reckon I rate Wellbeck a lot higher than some on here.
 

GIMH

Norwood's on Fire
I reckon this will be our XI V France unless he goes for Carroll ahead of Welbeck
 

The Sean

Cricketer Of The Year
Wellbeck, Rooney and Young developing an understanding at club level can only help England.

Reckon I rate Wellbeck a lot higher than some on here.
Likewise. He's still raw and should score about twice as many goals as he does, but he's had a pretty good season and IMO is a far better player than plenty around these parts give him credit for.
 

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