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Re: EURO 2020

Post by Chappy » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:11 am

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We finished 4th at the World Cup last summer and are through to the final 4 of the European Nations League this summer so I'd say it's a pretty accurate reflection of where we are right now.
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Re: EURO 2020

Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:10 am

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by Tsi » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:13 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
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Re: EURO 2020

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:57 am

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Thank **** for that.

Hope they don't make a rash appointment as Rafa will be free this summer

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by lassassinblanc » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:17 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:57 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:10 am
Thank **** for that.

Hope they don't make a rash appointment as Rafa will be free this summer
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Re: EURO 2020

Post by UlversToon » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:56 am

What about Allardyce after all he has international experience?

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by krully » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:56 am

UlversToon wrote:
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What about Allardyce after all he has international experience?
He's holding out for the real or inter job

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by UlversToon » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:36 am

krully wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:56 am
UlversToon wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:56 am
What about Allardyce after all he has international experience?
He's holding out for the real or inter job
So many opportunities opening up for him!

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm

Steve Clarke insists his players have "good mental strength".

Shame it's not ability.

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by daib0 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:51 pm

Saw Spain on TV yesterday (4-0 v Faroes) .... boring, boring, boring
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Re: EURO 2020

Post by TJR » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:58 pm

daib0 wrote:
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Saw Spain on TV yesterday (4-0 v Faroes) .... boring, boring, boring
England V Bulgaria was the same. It was awful. Kosovo tomorrow will probably be even worse.

These qualifiers are pointless. They've got it right with the nations league thing. They should have just prolonged that and used it as the basis for qualifying.

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Post by Colly » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:05 pm

Kosovo are 15 games unbeaten...

Also, the qualifiers only seem pointless because we're decent at the moment, I remember points in the 90s where we weren't so good and they felt a hell of a lot more high stakes. The widening of the tournaments isn't going to help things feel important, but there's usually one or two high profile sides that don't make it through.

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:47 pm

Colly wrote:
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Kosovo are 15 games unbeaten...

Also, the qualifiers only seem pointless because we're decent at the moment, I remember points in the 90s where we weren't so good and they felt a hell of a lot more high stakes. The widening of the tournaments isn't going to help things feel important, but there's usually one or two high profile sides that don't make it through.
I’d say as a general point that the qualifiers are pointless. You could quite easily pick 80/90% of the teams who will qualify before a ball has been kicked. It’s a bit like the CL group stages, pretty much every group is easy to see who is likely to qualify as there’s so much crap in there now.
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Post by Remember Colo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:03 pm

I understand for fans of good sides it feels pointless or boring (as a Canadian, I can't relate), but what are people suggesting as an alternative? Countries need the opportunity to try and qualify, and the weaker countries would never get better without playing the better ones. I'm sure it wasn't long ago that a team like Iceland would have been considered pointless opposition too.

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by PTAO? » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:13 pm

They should let the top n ranked nations in then have wild cards. Let those play a tournament or groups to qualify without needing to have the farcical games.

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by UlversToon » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:01 pm

Azerbaijan, ranked 109 by FIFA, just took a point from their game with World Cup finalists, Croatia.

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by overseasTOON » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:01 pm

Bloody Belgians.

We'll end up below Cyprus by the end of the night.

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by Colly » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:22 pm

PTAO? wrote:
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They should let the top n ranked nations in then have wild cards. Let those play a tournament or groups to qualify without needing to have the farcical games.
Ridiculous. Should we have a European Super League too?

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Re: EURO 2020

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:23 pm

Scotland might win a game one day <laugh>
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Re: EURO 2020

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:41 pm

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