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Did I hear right? According to 5Live commentary there were at least 8 PL players in the French team. Yes? No?

 

Were there any PL players in Portugal's team?

 

See previous post #599 for more details Barry.

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I thought the initial group games were quite exciting because of the "unknown" entities of Hungary, Iceland, Wales etc... Then it just turned into a lot of tippy tappy possession football going nowhere. The final would have been so much better had Wales got through (and won!).

 

I'm seeing more and more of this type of football. I know from a technical perspective its all about possession etc but its boring as hell to watch when the opposition doesn't want to press. I wonder if coaching this type of football actually coaches the individuality out of the player.

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So everyone else thought it was a poor final and a poor tournament apart from you. Surprise surprise. You really are pathetic enough to say things just to go against the grain, aren't you?

 

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There are at least 3 people who found things to like about it, and your opinion does not matter, like any tournament some parts were better than others but overall it was enjoyable.

To those who say it was badly organised - you probably have no idea of the anti-terrorist work that went on. People were generally kep[t safe, that's what matters. End of.

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...Still, Wales were magnificent against Belgium. Match of the tournament without a doubt.
Most enjoyable, the other shock was Iceland but not so enjoyable as we lost. Maybe the Vikings will be as famous as the Mexicans for a while.

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and your opinion does not matter,

 

And I suppose yours does?

 

Sorry to break it to you, , but your opinion is just as irrelevant as anyone else's, and is only important in your own, strange little mind.

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These tournaments are always defensive and have been since 1970, counter attacking football is the name of the game, even in the group stage if a team lose one game it's tough to recover as there are no "weak" teams anymore.

 

The tournament was OK, a couple of outstanding games but an absence of any standout magical players of the likes of Cruyff or Maradona etc. The pundits trump up the likes of Pogba, good player but not fit to lace up Cruyff's boots and worth 100m, wow.

 

Great to see the Welsh do well, made the tournament for me, I always "support" the British Isles teams. England have to do well in one of these tourney's someday.

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I said around 2-3 weeks ago portugal would win, simply because they got so far and havent even been that good all tournemount, i really really regret not putting ten or twenty quid on them now, all in all, personally euro 2016 isnt a tournemount i will remember that well, it was poor, i think the crowd trouble will be remembed more.

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Can we have the tournament again as I didn't bet on Portugal? This time I reckon England will remain in the tournament a lot longer.

 

For however long we have that mentality about taking the sterlings, wilshere's etc just because they play for man city, arsenal, united we'll never even reach the semi's.

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I can't see how anyone would not have found some enjoyment and entertainment in the competition, despite the awful England let down.

 

Lots of goals worthy of great players, a few thriller games, certainly there were a lot of late goals and surprises galore, with Wales deserving all the credit they got, Iceland and Portugal too.

 

My only real disappointment was the failure of Holland to qualify - they were badly missed, both team and their wonderful 'oranje army' of fans. It just didn't seem the same to have a major competition without them as I can never remember one before. I hope they rebuild and come good for Russia 2018.

 

Mixed feelings about the expanded format of 24 teams - it does allow some smaller nations a bit of glory, but they may as well go the whole hog and have 32 teams and 8 groups with the top 2 going through, the third place thing did cause some cautious play early on.

 

Finally, much as it will hurt some who probably hate the French just for being French, they DID organise it well, and almost certainly as someone else said, performed a good anti-terrorist operation which must have been incredibly difficult.

 

The fact that terrorism barely got a mention is testimony to the French security services doing this good job, as the safety of all is the number one priority at any event anywhere.

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I said around 2-3 weeks ago portugal would win, simply because they got so far and havent even been that good all tournemount, i really really regret not putting ten or twenty quid on them now, all in all, personally euro 2016 isnt a tournemount i will remember that well, it was poor, i think the crowd trouble will be remembed more.

 

I've just looked back and can't see you saying it!

 

My Portuguese mate told me they would, I thought he was talking crap too! ;)

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Extra time likely, I'd say, going to bet on a draw and remove small chunks of profit in-play cashing in as it goes, if possible.[/QUOTE]

 

Lovely massive profit on the final (the above posted before it in reply to For Us All recommending betting on Ronaldo and Griezmann to score), which I'd like to dedicate to sourpuss dogbreath Beechy and his enjoyment of Euro 2016.

 

That is often a good bet, start with say £5 on 0-0 and £5 on a draw in matches where it is likely to be tight, then use the In-Play facility to take some partial cash-out on Betfair as the odds lessen, taking most of the 0-0 by about an hour, will often give a good win. Best to cash half of the draw profit after 80 minutes to avoid late goal heartache - this worked a TREAT at the Euros in about 5 games. :smile:

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Here is the UEFA Euro 2016 Tournament Xl,chosen by a 13 strong panel of technical observers which included Sir Alex Ferguson,David Moyes and Gareth Southgate.

 

(4-2-3-1)

 

Patricio

Kimmich

Boateng

Pepe

Raphael Guerriero

Kroos

Allen

Ramsey

Griezmann

Payet

Ronaldo

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Here is the UEFA Euro 2016 Tournament Xl,chosen by a 13 strong panel of technical observers which included Sir Alex Ferguson,David Moyes and Gareth Southgate.

 

(4-2-3-1)

 

Patricio

Kimmich

Boateng

Pepe

Raphael Guerriero

Kroos

Allen

Ramsey

Griezmann

Payet

Ronaldo

 

Few strange decisions in there, I thought Allen was poor, Payet started off well in the group stages then faded quite a bit, I thought Ronaldo only had 1 good game against Hungary.

I think Bale should be in the XI and Matuidi from France was excellent throughout, wouldn't argue with the others in the XI though.

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