France - Republic of Ireland (R)

Discussion in 'Euro 2016' started by nirvaanfc, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. nirvaanfc

    nirvaanfc Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    https://footballfutbolcalciosoccer.blogspot.com/2016/06/euro-2016-best-xi-group-stage-round-of.html

    France have yet to show their best, but a matchup against the Irish should see them a clear favourites. I cannot see anything but a home team win here, but the Irish would do well to channel the hurt/anger for retribution for the infamous Hand of Henry goal to knock the Irish out of the World Cup 2010 qualification place. I was absolutely disgusted with this decision even without an affinity for the Irish team.

    Pogba, Griezmann, Payet versus Brady, Hendrick, Long.... this should not be close on paper but the Irish I am sure will fight to the end, hopefully giving us a great match.

    France - https://footballfutbolcalciosoccer.blogspot.com/2016/06/euro-2016-preview-group-france.html

    Republic of Ireland - https://footballfutbolcalciosoccer.blogspot.com/2016/06/euro-2016-preview-group-e-belgium-italy.html
     
  2. Marco Delvecchio

    Marco Delvecchio Red Card

    Apr 9, 2016
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Pogba will get on the score sheet today. Easy 3 or 4-0 win for France.
     
  3. FootballMental

    FootballMental New Member

    May 9, 2016
    Club:
    Gremio Porto Alegre
    Ireland certainly will not score. Easy game for France. Good chance for Pogba to dominate. He will be man of the match.
     
  4. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    That was the perfect start for Ireland.

    And a nightmare for France.
     
  5. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Country:
    Germany
    Je suis sincèrement désolé
     
  6. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Makes for an exciting match though.
     
  7. adam CZ

    adam CZ Member

    Feb 19, 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    Czechia
    0 for 4 so far.
     
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  8. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    HT.
    Ireland fighting like lions to keep this lead. Can they do it for another 45 minutes +?
     
  9. Takeover73

    Takeover73 New Member

    Jun 23, 2016
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  10. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    And there it is.
    1-1!
     
  11. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
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  12. adam CZ

    adam CZ Member

    Feb 19, 2014
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    Czechia
    For a second there Duffy thought he was Varane...
     
  13. barcaq8

    barcaq8 Member

    Jul 14, 2014
    Camp Nou, Barcelona
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    goodluck france and hardluck Ireland!

    A game that is 100x better than portugal vs croatia
     
  14. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
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  15. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    Don't expect that call from Dos Equis saying you're a finalist for the next M.I.M.I.T.W.
     
  16. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    Join the other waaaay off base predictors who no longer need to expect that call from Dos Equis saying you're a finalist for the next M.I.M.I.T.W.
     
  17. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Member+

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Country:
    England
    Ireland deserved that for the schoolboy defending on the 2nd goal
     
  18. Badattitude99

    Badattitude99 New Member

    Jun 26, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Ireland never chased a second goal and it bit them. Played above their pay grade and their fans are the best on the planet in any sport.

    Team needs an overhaul before the WC - too many old players sticking around.
     
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  19. Dennis324s

    Dennis324s Member

    Jul 27, 2014
    Alabama
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Country:
    United States
    Hmm...was that an Italian crew officiating?
     
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  20. nirvaanfc

    nirvaanfc Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Exactly the start the game needed. I thought the Irish were impressive, before the French really upped the ante and looked great in the final third of the match.

    Griezmann's header was brilliant, for a relatively small guy he really is a great header of the ball. Pogba looked really good in spurts (JUVE fan bias maybe).

    Robbie Brady (goals aside even) I thought was brilliant at this tournament. Can't see him staying with Norwich in the championship.
     
  21. MadcapDan

    MadcapDan New Member

    Jun 27, 2016
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    England
    France turned it on in the second half to the point they scared me. They've swung me as favourites to win the competition now. The home soil is working to their advantage, I think it would be asking alot for England or Iceland to beat them in the quaters. It's between them and Belgium I think.
     
  22. jeanmarc

    jeanmarc Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Country:
    France
    Thank you for the kind words, but I don't think we're favorites right now. I'd say Germany and Italy look really tough (great game coming up btw!), Belgium woke up last game so who knows...

    But what you mention is what's so frustrating about our squad. It's that we know what they're capable of, they just don't show it a lot since Euro 2016 started. You should have seen our recent friendlies, these are the games that have earned France its position as favorites initially.
    We can look like world beaters at times, and that's true of many of our national teams in many sports (who remembers the France-Germany game at the last Women's World Cup?) but our problems have always been mental toughness. That's what separates us from teams like Germany, even when we're better than them. We often beat ourselves.

    Btw imagine all the players we're missing: Karim Benzema, Hatem Ben Arfa, Lassana Diarra, Rafael Varane, Mathieu Debuchy, Jeremy Mathieu, Nabil Fekir, Kurt Zouma, Mamadou Sakho, Franck Ribery... We're like half a squad right now...
     
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  23. nirvaanfc

    nirvaanfc Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    The current squad is operating like a real team and that is different from recent French outfits. This tournament continues to show, the team is better than the group of individuals.

    Varane aside, none of the above mentioned players would improve the first XI. Benzema in my opinion would crowd Griezmann's space and Giroud has shown some flashes of good hold play.

    Fekir is fantastic but would mean likely displacing Payet who has been inspirational.
     
  24. Badattitude99

    Badattitude99 New Member

    Jun 26, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Surely you meant England Bahahahah
     
  25. jeanmarc

    jeanmarc Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Country:
    France
    It's not necessarily about modifying the starting 11. It's about having options. Just look at that list of players...
     

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