Who is the darkhorse to win Euro2008?

Discussion in 'UEFA and Europe' started by SectionX, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. SectionX

    SectionX Member

    May 27, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Who is the darkhorse to win Euro2008?
     
  2. 9_kezman

    9_kezman New Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    Turkey...:)
     
  3. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    where's the other option...?

    after splitting the world cup finalists to make it to the finals i'm going for scotland :)
     
  4. Chess_Panther

    Chess_Panther Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Porto, Portugal
    i don't get this...is Portugal not considered a darkhorse anymore because we were vice champions and it's a reflection of our actual strenght? Or because we're sucking lately and therefore we're not considered a danger?...
     
  5. cintosun

    cintosun New Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    LOL at Poland. They aren't going anywhere. They will perform their usual choke job when the big games arrive.

    The Czechs are getting old, and I think Sweden is overrated. Can they make the final four? Perhaps, but I would put my money on Croatia.
     
  6. cromagnum

    cromagnum Member+

    Aug 13, 2007
    i would say croatia..i am croatian but they are playing there best football since the mid-90's when they had great players..this team doesnt have the great players that team did but it has some very good young talent in eduardo, modric who will be playing for a big club soon and corluka who is an excellent young defender..croatia plays attacking football with alot of heart and passion ever since slaven bilic took over as coach after the world cup..
     
  7. U7 Blazej

    U7 Blazej New Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Club:
    AC Chievo Verona
    Nat'l Team:
    Austria
    Simply Poland, it's not run by a cocky overconfident Polish coach anymore as when the actual tournament starts, he goes on vacation. We actually have a World Class coach who knows what hes doing now.
     
  8. jpick

    jpick Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    jacksonville, FL
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    when italy plays scotland, toni will be back for another brace, mark it.
    either that, or the good memories from the past allow pirlo to bag a couple. I can't pick which one.:p
     
  9. mattteo

    mattteo Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    in your dreams
     
  10. German Ham

    German Ham New Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    It wouldn't really shock me to see either Poland or Croatia in the semis. Croatia is a team that is capable of making the finals if things break right for them.
     
  11. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    ahhhh yes....

    you know, it's a wonderful feeling when you're watching your dreams materialize right before your very eyes.
     
  12. jpick

    jpick Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    jacksonville, FL
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I figured i'd see you around here soon. :p

    the italy-scotland game in november now looms really large indeed.
     
  13. Mad2Ad

    Mad2Ad Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Leicester, Uk
    Gotta be Crotia for me. Not saying this just because they are above England in the group but they look very very good. Great passers of the ball too which is nice they passed England of the park and havent conceaded much either only 2 more then England and only 1 more then Russia. It will be very interesting to see how they play against England at Wembley. This will be a bigger test then facing England at home.

    Plus well done Scotland. Euro 2008 would be much better if the scots are involved. Then we English wont be the only people getting as drunk as possible lol:D. If Scotland win against Ukraine at home and Georgia away then there probs thru i reckon. Allthough a draw in italy mite come in handy just to be certain lol.
     
  14. mattteo

    mattteo Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    that's only one finalist
     
  15. jpick

    jpick Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    jacksonville, FL
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    If scotland ties italy, they got a real good shot to go through, but if they lose, then unless france drops points in one of their three easy games, scotland is in trouble, so, scotland wants a tie now at least versus italy, imo. the good thing for them is the match is in scotland, not italy.
     
  16. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    ok.... i said we were going to split the finalists. i never stated which one would join us.

    i don't think going to ukraine in november needing 3 points is as easy a game as you seem to think my friend :)

    also, italy at H is our final match. by then we'll know exactly what we need to do. as you say a tie against italy may be all we need as our head to head record against france is superior but if france go to the ukraine knowing they need to win and hope for the best then that's still a tough shout imo..
     
  17. jpick

    jpick Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    jacksonville, FL
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    it ain't easy or guaranteed, but then again, given that the other two games are faroe away and georgia at home iirc, france should go to ukraine only two points behind scotland if scotland wins their next two games, so a loss versus italy and you have to hope and pray for a draw or loss by a france team that will have everything to play for, against a ukraine team that by that time will most likely will have nothing whatsoever to play for except pride, and in the modern game, that doesn't mean a heckuva lot. :)
    not easy by any means, but I personally wouldn't bet against france.
     
  18. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Northern Ireland.
     
  19. irishwhisper

    irishwhisper New Member

    Aug 22, 2005
    Dublin,Ireland
    Have to say Croatia, only Germany and Italy imo are better than in international football at the moment. They are in great form and are playing great football. Was good to see them beat England 2-0 easily and win fairly comfortably 4-3 in Israel (should have won by more).

    Eduardo is flying and ya can always count on goals with him in the team.

    FORZA HRVATSKA!!!
     
  20. German Ham

    German Ham New Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Surprised at all the votes for Sweden! I mean they're a solid team and all, but can anyone realistically picture them as going beyond the quarters at best? I can't. Croatia has higher potential and it wouldn't be a terrible shock to see them in the semis or even the finals with the form they have now.
     
  21. Hrvat

    Hrvat New Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    Zagreb, Croatia
    We're young, we're talented, we're fired up... I sense something very nice happening. I have a strong gut feeling we could do really something big in the summer of 2008. But let's first not mess up the rest of the qualifiers...
     
  22. Tucker007

    Tucker007 New Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    I'm not surprised at all. Ibrahimovic - Elmander are probably the best forward duo in Europe at the moment. Those players can alone win games for Sweden against any team in the world. Isaksson is a quality keeper and Sweden have a solid defence and good midfielders as well(Freddie Ljungberg, Kennedy, Wilhelmsson, Kallstrom, Linderoth etc.)

    I wouldn't be surprised if they went beyond the Quarters. However you need luck as well.
     
  23. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's "Chech Rep"? Does it affect your reputation points if cote for it?
     
  24. Bartio88

    Bartio88 New Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    These countries aren’t that good at all. They won’t do shit at Euro2008. France, Italia (both will make it) or Germany will win it and probably only 1 of them. Anyway who or what is Poland? Sweden have Ibra although he is no Pele. Their defends is shit and midfield is overrated and not in Balance at all. Croatia is decent and has some class talented players but that isn’t going to win you shit. Czech Rep is a very old shadow of the team they were back in 2004.

    Portugal is the only darkhorse if they make it.
     
  25. Tucker007

    Tucker007 New Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    :rolleyes:

    Who peed in your cornflakes this morning?
     

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