1. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

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    This should be filled w/a ton of great games. Get your predictions and rooting interests in;

    Group A
    Poland, Russia, Greece, Czech Republic

    Group B
    Holland, Denmark, Germany, Portugal

    Group C
    Spain, Italy, Ireland, Croatia

    Group D
    England, Ukraine, Sweden, France

    I tend to root along heritage lines; Czech, Scottish, and a wee bit Irish thrown in. My Czechs can get out of the group (fingers crossed). The Irish have Duff/Kelly, but will be hard pressed to advance. While the Scots :oops: recently got worked by a team wearing candy-cane kits.
     
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  2. nevzter

    nevzter Well-Known Member

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    Group B: Ouch. Group B matches are going to be fun...at least for the neutral.

    Group C is no slouch either.

    Basically, when the Euro finals come around, the majority of matches don't disappoint.
     
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  3. dcheather

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    Yeah group b is one unbelievably tough group. Is it weird that I like both the Dutch and Germans? But if I had to chose between the two it's the krauts, since I am mostly of German ancestry. And I refuse to root for the French, English, or Irish teams (my other European family ancestry).
     
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  4. VegasJustin

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    Come on Ireland. I think I have some Irish there somewhere so I'm claiming that.

    I read my ancestry thing and my family comes from Russia a few centuries ago. So let's go Russia!

    All of the groups are good. Hopefully it's an exciting tournament.
     
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  5. nevzter

    nevzter Well-Known Member

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    I'm supporting Roy. Up the England!
     
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  6. Clevelandmo

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    The Holland-Germany rivalry is intense so I look forward to that. I dont normally support the Netherlands, but due to the historic nature of the rivalry (WW2) I might make an exception.

    Otherwise I'm Ireland, England, and Poland as far as each group. Croatia in group C is also of interest to me. The former Yugoslav nations could put together a nice team if they were still together.
     
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  7. AggieMatt

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    Like others, I root along heritage lines which are roughly 65/25/10 Irish, Scottish, mutt. So it's Ireland over all others for me, but I don't expect anything from them. I have connections with Croatia, Germany & Denmark, so I'll pull for them as well.

    I don't root for England, Woy or no. Being a child of the 70's/80's, I still root against Russia. And Italy is despicable and pretty much represent everything that is wrong in football. The rest are neutral for me.

    Who wins? I'm gonna say the French. The Dutch would probably be my second favorites to win it. Germany concedes too many goals, Spain is dinged up, England is still England and Italy is a mess. This tournament is usually good for a few surprises.
     
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  8. DWAG

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    Hello Fans of Fulham FC Supporters!

    I'll admit it straight off that I'm writing from Fantasy League to let you know about our Euro 2012 Fantasy Football game where the first place winner gets £5,000 and a total of £10,000 to be won. It only cost £5 so sign up today!
    http://www.fantasyleague.com/ClassicEuro/

    If that doesn’t interest you we also are offering an auction based game where you and your friends can bid over the players in the Euro for free!

    Enjoy the games!
     
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  9. Clevelandmo

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    My picks

    A - Poland, Russia; B - Germany, Netherlands; C - Spain, Croatia; D - England, France

    Neth def. Poland, France def. Spain, Ger def. Russia, England def. Croatia

    France def Neth, Ger. def England

    France defeats Germany

    I just wasnt going to pick Spain, Germany or the Netherlands to win. Too easy
     
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  10. SoCalJoe

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    The two hosts have groups that they can get out of. This new stadium in Poland is sweet. I'll take the Germans to win the whole thing. The darkhorse team to win it all is Croatia.
     
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  11. Clevelandmo

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    Greece down a man and a goal at the half. They should have done their ref homework prior to the match?
     
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  12. AggieMatt

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    Really. 16 reds in 19 La Liga matches? Who picks these guys? The red on the Poland keeper wasn't bad, but there were numerous questionable calls.

    Tough break for the Polish fans. They outplayed Greece in the first & had the man advantage for quite a while, but Greece outplayed a visibly fatigued Polish side in the 2nd and were probably unlucky not to get the win.

    Wow, Cech and the Czechs laid an egg against Russia. They can still recover points off of Greece and Poland though from what we saw today.

    I'm not digging Ballack in studio. Wonder how that one came to pass. Is he the next big Euro to MLS?
     
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  13. jumpkutz

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    Russians really handed the Czechs (and Cech) their lunch today. Didn't see Pog in there the few minutes I was able to watch. Anybody got the 411?
     
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  14. VegasJustin

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    He didn't play. He's the third choice forward behind Kerzakhov and Pavlyuchenko. Unfortunately for him, they play a lone forward up top so he's not gonna play much.

    And my Russians are doing well! Let's go you Commies!
     
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  15. jumpkutz

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    The Dutch strips are just as cool on TV as they are in the literature...too bad they lost to the Danes in them! Shocking!
     
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  16. jumpkutz

    jumpkutz Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and just what IS the rule on handballs anyway? It seems quite arbitrary to me. I mean, it either is, or it isn't...right? I'm confused...
     
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  17. nevzter

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    I think most of the starting XI for Portugal are dopplegangers for boy-band members. I reinforce my opinion with the appearance of their manager's shirt and tie....which I now think is a necklace badge underneath creating the fashionable lines. :lol:

    Denmark with a huge win over the Dutch. I only viewed the first half - but apparently a quick counter and finish was all the Danes required.

    The loser of the Port v. Ger match is going to be in a world of hurt as they will be fighting with a Dutch squad who has no points of yet - tough road to hoe - and both squads if it is a draw.
     
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  18. SoCalJoe

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    It's the old 'hand to ball' (illegal) or ball to hand (accidental) ruling. Basically the ref in the Holland/Denmark game felt the Danish player had his hand in a natural position and had no time to react to the ball. Personally I thought it was a handball, but can see why it wasn't called. The Dutch have only themselves to blame, and now have to face Germany in an almost must win situation.

    My Czechs?? And the US think they have forward problems. Can't believe they rolled Milan Baros out there, what a 40 year old Jan Koller wasn't available :roll: ? Somewhere a certain Whitesbhoy w/Czech heritage is feeling my pain. The Russians look like are going to be a handful for anyone.
     
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  19. VegasJustin

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    There were a couple of players out there in that Russia game that could help us at RB. Anyakov and Sellassie both look like capable defenders who love to go forward.
     
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  20. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

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    Come On You Irish!!!!!!

    EDIT; Just saw the studio halftime show w/Lalas, Ballack, and Guiseppi Rossi for the Italy-Spain match. Was it me, or did Rossi look like this :shock: the whole time?
     
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