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Re: Today's Games

Post by Tribesmen » Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:46 pm

Might watch the Scotland game tonight as it may have more of an edge to it

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Re: Today's Games

Post by DCWat » Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:03 pm

taio wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:45 pm
Of course it's the end of the restrictions etc that will make the fundamental difference but England winning the tournament would make a positive contribution or give many people a lift.
Every country in the tournament is probably saying much the same.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by taio » Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:13 pm

DCWat wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:03 pm
Every country in the tournament is probably saying much the same.
Not sure what your point is in relation to me saying it would give this country a lift

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Hibsclaret » Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:43 pm

I might watch Scotland tonight as everyone has been banging on for days about how well they played against England….just checked and yes they have scored zero goals in the tournament.

I suppose the old adage of play poorly and pick up points rather than playing like the 1970 Brazil team whilst scoring absolutely zilch springs to mind.

The Scots remind me of someone that excitedly ventures out to one of GIADJ’s infamous parties and ends up with a watching brief. :)

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Re: Today's Games

Post by tiger76 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:41 pm

Germany 0 Hungary 1

Portugal 1 France 0

Who else but Ronaldo from the spot, he now has yet another record on his CV, He is now the top European scorer at major tournaments ever, overtaking Miroslav Klose's old record.

20 goals combined in major tournaments, 13 at the Euro's, 7 at the WC, and you somehow suspect he's not finished just yet either.

And he's now just one shy of the overall record currently held by the Iranian Ali Daei, but I doubt he'll be holding onto that record for much longer.

BTW if these scores stay the same England will play France in the last 16.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by yTib » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:47 pm

another soft penalty.

france equalise. ridiculous.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Aclaret » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:48 pm

Lee Mason on VAR ?

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Winstonswhite » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:50 pm

That’s not a pen in any stretch of the imagination

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Re: Today's Games

Post by tiger76 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:52 pm

yTib wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:47 pm
another soft penalty.

france equalise. ridiculous.
That wasn't even soft it was never a pen, what is the defender supposed to do in that situation, and Mbappe went down like a sack of spuds, pathetic decision and that's where VAR should intervene and overrule.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:52 pm

Who’s on VAR? Michael Oliver?

Worst refereeing performance since Leeds v Burnley.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by yTib » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:53 pm

var actually had a look and agreed with the ref.

they aren't watching the same things i am.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by RVclaret » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:53 pm

Another France goal and Hungary hold out then we play Hungary at Wembley next - come on!

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Re: Today's Games

Post by taio » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:54 pm

The first one was definitely a penalty. The second certainly shouldn't have been.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by minnieclaret » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:02 pm

yTib wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:53 pm
var actually had a look and agreed with the ref.

they aren't watching the same things i am.
Theydon’t agree with the ref. They cover themselves by saying “not enough to overturn”.
If VAR had any balls they have sent him to review but he’s so up his own backside he’d have given it anyhow.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by minnieclaret » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:12 pm

France lead. Come on Hungary.
France..7
Hungary..4
Germany..3
Portugal..3

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Re: Today's Games

Post by tiger76 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:13 pm

2-1 France a brace for Benzema, Portugal now heading out as it stands. and England would play Hungary.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by superdimitri » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:14 pm

I feel like the Germans will score but credit has to go to Hungary. They defend a lot like Burnley do.
If Germany struggle to break them down, so will England.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Boss Hogg » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:19 pm

Pogba has played some lovely balls forward. A much better quality of game than the England game.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Vegas Claret » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:24 pm

beginning to wonder if the ref has a bet on

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Re: Today's Games

Post by dermotdermot » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:26 pm

How come the stadium is full and no one is wearing a mask?

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Re: Today's Games

Post by tiger76 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:26 pm

2-2 Portugal-France another clinical penalty from Ronaldo, he now joint level all time international goal scorer, and he might even break that record this evening at this rate.

England-Portugal again, but the way it's gone tonight you sense there will be another twist in the tale.

Good game this one as you'd expect with the quality on show.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by taio » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:27 pm

Unbelievable
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Re: Today's Games

Post by box_of_frogs » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:28 pm

C’mon France. Not often I say that….

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Re: Today's Games

Post by HahaYeah » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:29 pm

Amazing stuff, Hungary in front again.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by karatekid » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:29 pm

taio wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:27 pm
Unbelievable
Jeff

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Re: Today's Games

Post by tiger76 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:30 pm

Boss Hogg wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:19 pm
Pogba has played some lovely balls forward. A much better quality of game than the England game.
Pogba in a France shirt is a different player, and he has that ability in him he just doesn't produce it often enough for Man Utd.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Fenwick » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:33 pm

At what point do France and Portugal start playing for a draw?

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Re: Today's Games

Post by tiger76 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:39 pm

Fenwick wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:33 pm
At what point do France and Portugal start playing for a draw?
Dangerous game to play for Portugal in particular as 1 German goal would totally change the picture, France can be slightly more relaxed about this game ending even as they're already through whatever.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Winstonswhite » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:41 pm

Are Portugal not still through though as long as they draw?

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Re: Today's Games

Post by HunterST_BFC » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:41 pm

Fenwick wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:33 pm
At what point do France and Portugal start playing for a draw?
The time wasting has now started from Portugal.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by superdimitri » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:43 pm

Was looking good for England until Portugal scored. Common France lol

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Re: Today's Games

Post by superdimitri » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:46 pm

Damn. So lucky with that tiny deflection. Typical.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Fenwick » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:46 pm

Anyone but Germany. Please!

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:57 pm

The Germans will be very happy to play England

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:57 pm

Germans it is.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Vegas Claret » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:58 pm

Fenwick wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:46 pm
Anyone but Germany. Please!
best case scenario I think, Germans aren't that quick defensively - the one area we can hurt them

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Re: Today's Games

Post by superdimitri » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:58 pm

Poor Hungary. Deserved so much more. Germans get lucky again. Let's hope England can put them to bed in the next game.

Fantastic drama today though, international football at it's best.
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Re: Today's Games

Post by Winstonswhite » Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:58 pm

Good stuff. Easy beat them.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Dyched » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:00 pm

Perfect draw.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:01 pm

I think whoever we played would beat us , rather play the Germans. Not because we can beat them but because there is always something special playing them.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by tiger76 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:02 pm

Don't fancy us against the Germans they've really hit form in their last couple of games, and it would be sod's law that after being just minutes from going out they'll probably go on to win the whole thing now.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Chobulous » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:03 pm

Group F tonight was like going clothes shopping with the wife
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Re: Today's Games

Post by Fenwick » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:03 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:58 pm
best case scenario I think, Germans aren't that quick defensively - the one area we can hurt them
I think we will be ok. Every 20 years we beat 'em !

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Re: Today's Games

Post by taio » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:05 pm

Rather have Germany than Portugal and certainly France. Can't wait for Tuesday.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by taio » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:09 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:02 pm
Don't fancy us against the Germans they've really hit form in their last couple of games, and it would be sod's law that after being just minutes from going out they'll probably go on to win the whole thing now.
They weren't in form tonight. They scraped through. Feel for Hungary.
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Re: Today's Games

Post by RVclaret » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:11 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:02 pm
Don't fancy us against the Germans they've really hit form in their last couple of games, and it would be sod's law that after being just minutes from going out they'll probably go on to win the whole thing now.
They’ve conceded 5 goals in 3 games - there are frailties in there.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by tiger76 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:22 pm

taio wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:09 pm
They weren't in form tonight. They scraped through. Feel for Hungary.
They did scrap through, and yes you do have to feel for Hungary, they shipped 3 late goals to Portugal, pushed France & Germany all the way, and yet still bow out. However if Germany hit the heights they did against Portugal it'll be a tough evening for England, and our lack of big game experience could be telling.

We do have the weapons to hurt them if we get the ball to our pacy players such as Rashford, Saka & Sterling, but I'll be surprised if we keep a clean sheet, so to win we'll need to score 2, or face the dreaded lottery of penalties again.

Th good thing is we've at least got home backing, and if the fans can't get up for Germany then they never will.

Big prize on offer as the winner of this tie has a fair shot of making the final looking at the draw.

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Claret » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:34 pm

England have been really good in patches - some brilliant attacking play - but have played dreary, ineffective football most of the time. We also have a reasonable defence. It all means we won’t score many but will still stand a fair chance of getting past Germany or any other team. It’ll be close, as always with England

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Re: Today's Games

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:15 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:02 pm
Don't fancy us against the Germans they've really hit form in their last couple of games, and it would be sod's law that after being just minutes from going out they'll probably go on to win the whole thing now.
Winning it maybe not,but they are as good as in the last eight already :D

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Re: Today's Games

Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:19 am

Not true at all. It'll be tight either way, a lot will depend on our, England's, approach.

Give the Germans too much time, too much respect and we've had it.

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