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  1. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    0-0 FT score. I was pulling for Sweden :thumbsup:
    Wont matter though, Spain will still easily advance out of this group.
    But I dont think they're good enough to win it
     
  2. BaritoPutra

    BaritoPutra Member+

    Jan 26, 2007
    HT break. Portugal front line is a bit wasteful at the moment .. but oh boy, they are really stacked with technically-gifted talents (CR7, Jota, Silva and Fernandes). Amazing that they haven’t scored. Hungary is clinging on by their fingertips - can’t imagine it will last much longer.
     
  3. BaritoPutra

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    Jan 26, 2007
    Missed the second half (had to work :p) - I saw that Portugal scored three in the final 6+ minutes of the match to secure a win. Evergreen CR7, wow.
     
  4. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Its gonna take one of the superpowers to knock them out.
    They're not gonna have an off-game and lose against a minnow
     
  5. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    That French team is STACKED!!!
    But Germany are at home......hhhmmm


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  6. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    #31 Brilliant Dutch, Jun 15, 2021
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2021
    Both teams sloppy as hell.

    Nice finish Hummels :ROFLMAO:

    0-1 France
     
  7. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    This game is really two levels above what Netherlands (and most other teams) can do.

    Only question is whether they can apply this intensity the entire game or the whole tournament. We all know this was previously not the case. That was the way a full-strength Netherlands won those games or got a result.

    Another thing to mention is that the decision making isn't always optimal. That provides some chances maybe.

    Benzema does many things right, as Sneijder said and showed during half time (followed by Pogba not having the same brain). Technically he is the best player on the pitch.
     
  8. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Sane and Werner coming on.

    I can still see Germany snatching a late 1-1, but I hope they dont.
     
  9. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    For some reason I don't think either of these teams makes it to the finals.
     
  10. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
  11. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Spain is dominating but toothless, unable to convert. Germany is not that impressive and lacking their clinical finish as well. Portugal and France are stacked with talents. These 2 teams will be hard to beat. It is boring to watch but these teams are efficient and find a way to win with the talents they have. So far I like France's, Portugal's, Belgium's and Italy's chances (from the bracket, if Belgium and Italy win their group they will meet in QF). England also has many talents but I do not think they can beat France or Portugal in round of 16 if England win their group. There are still 2 more rounds in the group stage. After the 2nd rounds maybe we can see one or two dark horses although Netherlands may also clinch the group :)thumbsup:).
     
  12. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
  13. BaritoPutra

    BaritoPutra Member+

    Jan 26, 2007
    Gareth Bale with a missed-penalty of the tournament so far… rumor has it that the ball boy is still searching and trying to locate the ball :D:p

    Also, found this quote from the Twitter world… :eek:

    Gareth Bale is the first player to miss the goal frame entirely from a penalty at the Euros (excluding shootouts) since Spain's Raul against France 21 years ago...
     
  14. PuckVanHeel

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    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    The Turks close to elimination, very nice!
     
  15. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    How did the Dutch manage to lose to this team in WC qualifications?
     
  16. PuckVanHeel

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    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Because the KNVB is a pub canteen organization run by an old boys network. Where every debuting Ajax player is immediately made a national team player.



    "There was [around 2006] too much Ajax in the team", he says after 10:35.

    That said, also some of the super stacked teams conceded goals and points against them:
    https://www.eloratings.net/Turkey
     
  17. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    :ROFLMAO:. Quotes from Reuters:

    “This is a very bad result and a blow, but it was only the first of the 10 qualifiers that we will play so we now have to make sure we don’t drop anymore points. They were a good opponent, but certainly not one that we had to lose to,” De Boer told Dutch television after the Group G match.

    “We knew that they are on the lookout for counter-attacks and their first goal was a textbook example of that. We needed to foul so that they could not make the transition but that did not happen.”

    De Boer also bemoaned the pace of the Dutch play.

    “It seemed like we were not that aggressive or alert, but we certainly had good opportunities ourselves,” he said.

    “We have to keep up the positivity, however, because things can change fast in football. We have to turn on the switch and with the experience of the boys I’m sure they will do just that.

    “We think this is terrible, but I’m not standing here with tears in my eyes. We must do much better,” he added.
     
  18. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Going by the first 15 minutes of the Italy-Swiss game its Turkey who are awful and Italy are average
     
  19. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Chiellini leaves the game injured
     
  20. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Story of his past four seasons at Juve; often injured.
     
  21. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Swiss are awful too
     
  22. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Nice shot from distance but the keeper looked to be asleep. It should be enough to send Italy through.
     
  23. PuckVanHeel

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    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Do you mean that? In the first game they totally outplayed Wales. Many of their players are also playing at clubs of a good level. Their player quality is probably somewhere in the middle of the pack, not the bottom.


     
  24. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Last time I checked it landed on the ....moon.
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  25. Brilliant Dutch

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    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    They're playing horrible against Italy right now.
    75th minute and they only have 1 shot on goal so far.

    Italy look beatable too.
    I think Oranje can beat them in KO rounds
     

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