2020 Euro - Spoilers inside this thread [R]

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  1. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Euro 2020 (okay 2021) starts tomorrow.
    I wanted to make a separate thread where we can discuss all games.
    Spoilers of all Euro results will be ITT.

    I predict Oranje will roll over Ukraine 2 or 3-0 on sunday.
    But I suck at predictions, so thats probably all wrong.......LOL
     
  2. richsavare

    richsavare Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    New Jersey
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    No reason to doubt yourself!

    I agree with that prediction 2 nil Oranje over Ukraine

    Oranje 100%
     
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  3. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    I was thinking about 1-1 tie but I am going for the upset with Ukraine win 1-0. If I am totally wrong and Ukraine lose, I'd be happy.

    Some fun predictions from others:

    JAMES SHARMAN
    Final four: Italy, France, Portugal, Netherlands
    Winner: France defeats Portugal in final
    Tournament top scorer: Kylian Mbappé, France
    Breakout star to watch: Phil Foden, England
    Biggest surprise team: Netherlands
    Biggest flop team: Germany
    Can’t-miss group stage match: Portugal vs. France, June 23
    Storyline to watch: Kids. Youth will dominate what should be a wide open tournament. No longer are teenagers the exception as match-winners. There will be more than a couple of teens who become household names: Pedri, Foden, Musiala and company. The Mbappé’s of the world are now the established stars!
    DONNOVAN BENNETT
    Final four: France, England, Belgium, Italy
    Winner: France
    Tournament top scorer: Romelu Lukaku, Belgium
    Breakout star to watch: Jérémy Doku (Belgium), Phil Foden (England)
    Biggest surprise team: Wales
    Biggest flop team: Spain
    Can’t-miss group stage match: Portugal vs. France, June 23
    Storyline to watch: Continental Tournament. There is no host country as Euro 2020 will hold matches in virtually all of Europe. Dublin pulled out due to COVID-19 concerns so that brings the number to 11 cities hosting during the tournament with the semifinals and final at Wembley in London. This means much more travel for fans and players alike, which is not only bad for the environment it could lead to bad, tired football. Most importantly, it’s unsafe given the various variants currently running rampant in Europe. Will Italy benefit from home-field advantage in Rome during group play? Will the legacy of these games be a Euro 2020 variant? Will this be the new model moving forward as bids to host major tournaments has dwindled over time? We’ll have to wait and see.
    PETER GALINDO
    Final four: Italy, France, England, Denmark
    Winner: France defeats England 2-0 in the final
    Tournament top scorer: Harry Kane, England
    Breakout star to watch: Ryan Gravenberch, Netherlands
    Biggest surprise team: Denmark
    Biggest flop team: Germany
    Can’t-miss group stage match: England vs. Scotland, June 18
    Storyline to watch: Will fatigue affect the quality of Euro 2020? Considering these players have played matches every three or four days for the past 12 months, it wouldn’t be surprising if defensive solidity triumphed at this tournament. That’s why the “Group of Death” might not be as enthralling as we’re hoping for, because all of France, Germany and Portugal will be playing not to lose, rather than going for the jugular. That mindset would only increase in the knockout stage where one slip-up can end your hopes of becoming European champions.
    JEFF BLAIR
    Final four: France, Italy, Denmark, Portugal
    Winner: France defeats Portugal in final
    Tournament top scorer: Kylian Mbappé, France
    Breakout star to watch: Nicolò Barella, Italy
    Biggest surprise team: Denmark
    Biggest flop: Germany
    Can’t miss group stage match: Portugal vs. France, June 23
    Storyline to watch: How much of the Three Lions’ guaranteed implosion gets blamed on England fans’ continually embarrassing booing when their team takes a knee before the match – and the players’ reaction. That, plus Germany’s woeful performance in Joachim Löw’s swan song. Auf Wiedersehen, Jogi!
    JOHN MOLINARO
    Final four: France, Italy, England, Netherlands
    Winner: France defeats England in final
    Tournament top scorer: Kylian Mbappé, France
    Breakout star to watch: Phil Foden, England
    Biggest surprise team: Turkey
    Biggest flop team: Germany
    Can’t-miss group stage match: Portugal vs. France, June 23
    Storyline to watch: I’m always fascinated to watch who the young breakout players will be at each international tournament, and Euro 2020 is no exception. Phil Foden is coming off a sensational season for Manchester City, and it’ll be interesting to see if he can duplicate his club form for England. I suspect that the world is also about to discover what observers of Italian soccer already know: that Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli is an unheralded midfielder of sublime class and skill, and one of the best playmakers in the world.
    DAN RICCIO
    Final four: Italy, France, Spain, Germany
    Winner: Italy defeats Spain in final
    Tournament top scorer: Timo Werner, Germany
    Breakout star to watch: Nicolò Barella, Italy
    Biggest surprise team: Turkey
    Biggest flop team: England
    Can’t-miss group stage match: Portugal vs. France, June 23
    Storyline to watch: After missing out on the 2018 World Cup, the Italians come back to the international stage with a new look and feel. This isn’t the park-the-bus Italy of old – manager Roberto Mancini has reinvented the Azzurri with a strength in midfield. This tournament will mark the rebirth of Italian football on the international stage.
     
  4. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    My favorite part of NT competitions is watching how each team sings their country song. Both Turkey and Italy players were great!!!! I do miss Buffon who was always a great singer.

    Edit: Danny Makkelie is the CR!!
     
  5. BaritoPutra

    BaritoPutra Member+

    Jan 26, 2007
    What's up with all the whistling and booing towards the Italian players (on their home turf)...? :laugh: Three possible handballs in Turkey box in 45 minutes - the last one looked like a legit PK. No VAR so far.
     
  6. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Either Turkey is awful or Italy are much better than I thought.
     
  7. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    How bad was Oranje against Turkey ;)
     
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  8. BaritoPutra

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    Jan 26, 2007
    Thought the Italians were discipline and resolute. Their midfield was quite nice! That said, Turkey were very awful. They played to sit back and looked for a draw - once conceded, they fell part quickly. Hard to believe Oranje gave up 4 goals to this Turkish side last March :x3::confused:
     
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  9. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Oranje - Turkey 2-4, Turkey - Italy 0-3, Italy - Oranje 1-1.
    I like the way Italy played, confident, dominating; even they did not score on 1st half, playing the same tempo and then goals just came.
    I don't mind Frank trying 5-3-2/3-5-2 as long as I can see they can compact with no space for opponents to exploit, and dominate possession without too much back pass/side pass, and I hope to see more of Gravenberch, Koopmeiners, Gakpo, Malen and none of Veltman, LDJ, Klaassen, De Roon and even Promes.
     
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  10. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    I feel strangely confident about Sunday. Gonna say 3-0.
     
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  11. richsavare

    richsavare Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    New Jersey
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Hopefully Frank and his staff watched Italy pound Turkey today.

    Press the Turks and stay connected defensively, and attacking them by passing and moving quickly.

    Go figure.
     
  12. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    "We moeten ons eigen spelletje spelen" and that type of cliches.

    ("We play our own game")
     
  13. PuckVanHeel

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    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Eriksen is down like Nouri...
     
  14. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    His condition is stabilized according to reports and I truly hope the medical outcome is better than what happened to Appie.
     
  15. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I wonder what the long-term prognosis is for cardiac arrest at his age
     
  16. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    We need to find out what really happened. Maybe it was an arrhythmia which is what happened to Daley Blind.
     
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  17. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    #17 Brilliant Dutch, Jun 12, 2021
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2021
    Team doctor said it was probably a cardiac arrest.

    That medic who did the CPR should get a medal. He saved his life

     
  18. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    De Boer says he expects deLigt to be available for the Austria match on thursday
     
  19. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    I think he will have to retire from football.
     
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  20. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    England off to a great start so far
     
  21. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Macedonia are a feisty little team.
    Expect a physical match from these guys

    From NOS just now

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  22. BaritoPutra

    BaritoPutra Member+

    Jan 26, 2007
    The Austrian players look very tall and physical… I think they win almost most of the 50-50 battles. Unlucky to concede a silly goal but they are ahead now with 10 mins to go.
     
  23. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    CONFIRMED LINEUP

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  24. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Watching Spain right now, they are gonna have a problem scoring goals with this team.

    Morata isnt all that great, and their MF'ers and wingers arent exactly goal-scoring machines either (except for maybe Torres)
     
  25. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    They have a good team but the danger is always there it will degenerate in a tiki-takanaccio parody
     
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