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Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Barabas, May 29, 2008.

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Winner of Euro 2008 will be :

  1. Spain

    11 vote(s)
    15.9%
  2. Italy

    12 vote(s)
    17.4%
  3. Germany

    7 vote(s)
    10.1%
  4. Holland

    25 vote(s)
    36.2%
  5. France

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  6. Romania

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Czech Republic

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  8. Russia

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  9. Austria

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  10. Sweden

    5 vote(s)
    7.2%
  1. Barabas

    Barabas IncGamers Member

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    Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    Who do you consider will be the winner of this edition ?
    Who do you consider beeing the best ?

    PS: Please a mod change the title ... I was rushing and I wrote Germany instead of Switzerland. Please help. Thnx.
     
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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Germany

    As long as Holland survives the poul of DEATH and gets to rm Portugal im happy =)
     
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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    As no UK teams are in it this year I'm going to be rooting for Holland and I think they have a shot at winning it.
     
  4. LorveN

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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    Hm, I really do miss Portugal as a poll alternative, I would have voted for them.
    They'll beat Spain in the final, 3-1. :azn:

    Elly, memories coming back... Will there be a World-Cup-Predictions contest in two years again? :thumbsup:
     
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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    You forgot about Poland :tongue: :prop:
     
  6. krischan

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    Spain and Portugal have teams which are always pretty good, but they seem to be unable to win a tournament :tongue:

    GB teams: What a shame, none of them qualified. I actually like England's team (surprise!), but their gameplay is too old-fashioned. It seems they are in a similar state as Germany a couple of years ago. They have good players, so the potential is definitely there. In 1996 they deserved it to reach the final as much as Germany, their opponent, but unfortunately it involved a penalty shooting :azn: That was the most exciting football match I ever saw ! However, non-British and non-Germans might have a different memory.

    In contrast, Germany sometimes has a rather lousy team, but we *always* qualify, we *always* win our penalty shootings (with the only exception being 1976) and we make it to the semifinal or final more often than expected. Well, in the last Europe championship they didn't, but they were simply too bad to have a chance at all :azn:

    Poland - I'm not sure. They are always good for a surprise. We had a few legendary matches, like the rain battle in 1974 and the match in the last world championship. OMG, I was soooo happy when they made the winning goal in the last minute !
     
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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    eventhough iam not german, iam a german soccer fan since 1990.Germans have the best record in Euro cup.they better not to lose to lousy teams like checkoslovakia ,euro cup final,was long time ago.

    Germans are engineered to win
     
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    There's no Czechoslovakia anymore, they split into two countries, Czechia and Slovakia. BTW, it was the only team which ever won a penalty shooting against Germany. That means there's no existing country who won a penalty shooting against us :tongue:

    However, perhaps I'm not aware of a penalty shooting in the distant past which made the UK split into 4 football teams :laugh:
     
  9. Barabas

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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    I must apologize for this slip in choises, but still is not my fault 100%. Polls only have 10 choises, more than 30% of qualified teams were left outside because of tehnical organization.

    Yes, I must admit that Group of Germany, Italy, Holland and Romania is the death group.
    And I realy don't know how to react, I'm from Romania. My head says to be ready for the worse , but my heart thinks of Greece ... remember Greece miracle ? :wave:

    Lousy or not , the ball is round.
    Lousy David didn't ask the Goliat dude how it feels when the tiny winny stone touched the giant head.

    Greece won the european Championship not many years ago. Who was Greece when the first ball of the Championship touched the field? Greece had the last chance in all charts and polls , anybody saw Greece the first team to exit ... the God of soccer had other plans.

    This is the flavour of CE , tiny teams can give the bigest surprise.


    Germany - the most exact and eficient team in all soccer history, it goes as a swiz watch. Germany is "The footbal machine" , has the most eficient procentage of all europeans teams. Victory is what matters , not the show.

    Italy - latin team, latin philosofy in attacking and a very open game. Spectacular and spectaculous.

    Holland - "Mechanical orange", strong and attack in force. Strong and resistant players, more tehnical than Italy but less eficient than Germany.

    Spain and Portugal - Latins, Argentina kindof stile. Forever candidate for quarterfinals which seems to be the highest flag they can reach.

    France - Solid yet speedy. Most of the time Semifinals candidate.

    Russia - young players took place of the former russian stars. That gives viatlity. Is a team about nobody knows enough. That doesn't mean that we can't see Russia in the final, as I said, young players can make a good impresion.

    Czech Republic - give many players to the giant teams in all Europe every year. Good team.

    And others - Greece gave a precedent... so why not? as I said,the ball is round...


     
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    It's actually France, Italy, Holland and Romania :wink3:



     
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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    Bush wtf:tongue:

    Maybe I'll force myself to watch those 4 games (that's maximum amount if they lose all matches, right?:badteeth:) . I shall find some decent english or german channel though, as I can't stand "our old man" responsible for all garrulous, pushy, impetuous and generally crap sport commentary on polish public TV
     
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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    You could have left Sweden out. :tongue: (no, don't worry, I'm not mad)

    Even though I'm swedish, I'm a realist. We won't even get past the group stage. Russia is underestimated by everyone, their team fights for real.
    Greece won't do good this year. Last EC was a miracle indeed, they managed to go all the way by mostly luck and ultra-defensive play, which is boring. They won't succeed twice with that. Statistically, I will win €10 on lotterys first. Twice. :laugh:



     
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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    I'd be happy if Spain doesn't underachieve for once.
     
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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    My bet is on the swiss. I do think they have a real chance, playing at home and all.
    Next option would be any of the group 3 teams that survive.(Ofcourse rooting for Holland)

    btw: Italy isn't really a fabulous attacking team, they're more of a 0-0, 1-0 team.
     
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    Haha, like the UK ever stands a chance.

    Oh wait, I thought this was about Eurovision.



     
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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    Eurovision is not at all a musical contest. Rather a political party-pris. " I'm your neighbour , I give you 12 points"

    England has a good team, and if it has a good day can do a great match.
     
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    Re: Euro 2008 Austria & Switzerland

    DEUTSCHLAHD! DEUTSCHLAHD! DEUTSCHLAHD!

    No love for Italy eh..
     
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    Not from me at least :laugh:

    Anyway, I don't think Poland will go past the group stage but as usual, I'll be cheering for them, at least they've qualified for the first time ever :smiley:



     
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    Thanks for the support.

    It's Deutschland BTW.
     

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