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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by worms. on Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:26 pm

Antarion wrote:Germany vs PIGS

one already out. Still much work to do. I am on holidays now, but will be back for our final.

<Ale>

Our final lol! Typical German.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Puro on Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:28 pm

Prandelli speaks, he said in Italiano: "we tried to make them come out, but they wouldn't come out!" Laugh
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by  on Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:22 pm

PuroReturns wrote:

FORZA ITALIA!!! Them Germans are shitting their pants! TFS!

when and why did you become such a Vaterland-detractor, puro ?

we Germans are as "clearly anti-English" as you Peruvians are

+

Deutschland is the country that has welcomed Farfan, Guerrero and Pizzaro to its bosom

shouldn't we be sitting in the same boat ? scratch
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by bluenine on Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:33 pm

BoBo Vieri 32 wrote:
bluenine wrote:Tactics time.

So should Prandelli line up something like this (3-5-2):

Cassano - Balotelli
Marchisio - Pirlo - Nocerino
Balzaretti ------------------------- Giaccherini
Bonucci - De Rossi - Barzagli
Buffon

Or continue with the 4-3-1-2?

I think Prandelli should do for something inbetween the 3-5-2 and the 4-2-3-1

Balotelli
---------------Cassano -------- Borini
Marchisio - Pirlo - Nocerino
Balzaretti ---------------------------------------
Bonucci - De Rossi - Barzagli
Buffon

And give the Germans something to worry about... what do you guys think?

De Rossi is also a doubt! Maybe we will see Ogbonna?

Chiellini & Maggio definitely out, and Abate & De Rossi not sure. This is not good. That rules out the RB AND his back up, and the main CB AND his back up Sad

I don't think Ogbonna is ready for this stage.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by BoBo Vieri 32 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:36 pm

Ogbonna is also left footed so it would be difficult for him to play at RB.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Fade out on Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:38 pm

Kroos wrote:

The boy has to start.

Can't wait to see Reus-Goetze together cheers
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Luis on Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:45 pm

Spain 3-1 Portugal
Germany 1-0 Italy

Spain 2-0 Germany
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by christmasborocooper on Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:48 pm

I reckon 1-0 to Spain vs Portugal..can't see them putting that many past them. Portual might park the bus and just hit them on the break with Ronaldo..

Germany I reckon 2-1 vs Italy.

Spain vs Germany will be close too I think..see no reason why the Germans can't put at least 1 past Spain.

I might go 2-1 Germany.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Isco Benny on Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:57 pm

Germany 3 - 2 Italy
Spain 2 - 0 Portugal

Final: Spain 2-2 Germany AET. Germany to win on penalties
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Lusitan on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:01 pm

So...
Spain 1 x 2 Portugal
Portugal 1 x 0 Germany

Whoop

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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Luis on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:03 pm

Don't get me wrong, Germany are very good and have had a good tournament but they aren't on Spain's level. No one is.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by bluenine on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:06 pm

bluenine wrote:
BoBo Vieri 32 wrote:
De Rossi is also a doubt! Maybe we will see Ogbonna?

Chiellini & Maggio definitely out, and Abate & De Rossi not sure. This is not good. That rules out the RB AND his back up, and the main CB AND his back up Sad

I don't think Ogbonna is ready for this stage.

Now I hear Cassano is done and Marchisio may not have the legs for another 90 minutes, after playing 4 games in quick succession since his return from almost fatal operation. Considering all this and assuming none of these players make it, here is my preferred line up.

Balotelli
---------------Diamanti -------- Borini
Motta - Pirlo - Nocerino
Balzaretti ---------------------------------------
Bonucci - Barzagli - Ogbonna
Buffon

Thats 5 players with relatively fresh legs, never under estimate the importance of that.

2nd half possible subs: Marchisio/Montolivo for Motta, Di Natale for Borini, Giovinco for Diamanti, Giaccherini for Balzaretti - depending on the situation and who is more tired.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by bluenine on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:08 pm

Lusitan wrote:So...
Spain 1 x 2 Portugal
Portugal 1 x 0 Germany

Whoop


Everyone here is jinxing Germany and Spain, so don't you jinx Portugal Razz
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by debaser on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:13 pm

Should start Di Natale & Balotelli. Di Natale the only one who really looks like finishing chances this tournament & you need to make the most of what chances you get vs Germany.

While Balotelli is worth still having on pitch (despite poor finishing so far) as he is capable of unpredictable & offers the pace lacking elsewhere..
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Lusitan on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:14 pm

bluenine wrote:
Lusitan wrote:So...
Spain 1 x 2 Portugal
Portugal 1 x 0 Germany

Whoop


Everyone here is jinxing Germany and Spain, so don't you jinx Portugal Razz

You know we have the players for it. It's still a question of having a "team" Wink
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by bluenine on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:18 pm

debaser wrote:Should start Di Natale & Balotelli. Di Natale the only one who really looks like finishing chances this tournament & you need to make the most of what chances you get vs Germany.

While Balotelli is worth still having on pitch (despite poor finishing so far) as he is capable of unpredictable & offers the pace lacking elsewhere..

That is what is most likely, Prandelli is considering giving them both a start. But it will take some creativity away to start two strikers. I would much rather Italy have a 5 player midfield, and at least one winger against Germany.

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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by worms. on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:20 pm

Can't you get Maggios yellow care overturned? It's so unfair,Young is a piece of shit and I hope he dies.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Fey on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:27 pm

Only PIGS left!!

IE

No likeble teams!

Erm

I actually fancy Portugal for the title. They look well balanced! No idea how they line-up against Italy, we hardly ever see that match. But they are well balanced. If they go 1-0 up against Spain, I dont think Spain can come back from that. Acres of space behind their midfield ready to be exploited on the counter by Cr7 and Nani. Did deserve to get a result against krautistan.

Spain are boring.

Germany are the most all-round team.

Italy, as good as Pirlo is and they are in a semi, but they drawn 3 games and only beat ireland.

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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Lusitan on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:50 pm

lol!
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by BoBo Vieri 32 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:07 pm

bluenine wrote:
bluenine wrote:
BoBo Vieri 32 wrote:
De Rossi is also a doubt! Maybe we will see Ogbonna?

Chiellini & Maggio definitely out, and Abate & De Rossi not sure. This is not good. That rules out the RB AND his back up, and the main CB AND his back up Sad

I don't think Ogbonna is ready for this stage.

Now I hear Cassano is done and Marchisio may not have the legs for another 90 minutes, after playing 4 games in quick succession since his return from almost fatal operation. Considering all this and assuming none of these players make it, here is my preferred line up.

Balotelli
---------------Diamanti -------- Borini
Motta - Pirlo - Nocerino
Balzaretti ---------------------------------------
Bonucci - Barzagli - Ogbonna
Buffon

Thats 5 players with relatively fresh legs, never under estimate the importance of that.

2nd half possible subs: Marchisio/Montolivo for Motta, Di Natale for Borini, Giovinco for Diamanti, Giaccherini for Balzaretti - depending on the situation and who is more tired.

Chiellini was back in training today Smile

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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by worms. on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:34 pm

BoBo Vieri 32 wrote:
bluenine wrote:
bluenine wrote:
BoBo Vieri 32 wrote:
De Rossi is also a doubt! Maybe we will see Ogbonna?

Chiellini & Maggio definitely out, and Abate & De Rossi not sure. This is not good. That rules out the RB AND his back up, and the main CB AND his back up Sad

I don't think Ogbonna is ready for this stage.

Now I hear Cassano is done and Marchisio may not have the legs for another 90 minutes, after playing 4 games in quick succession since his return from almost fatal operation. Considering all this and assuming none of these players make it, here is my preferred line up.

Balotelli
---------------Diamanti -------- Borini
Motta - Pirlo - Nocerino
Balzaretti ---------------------------------------
Bonucci - Barzagli - Ogbonna
Buffon

Thats 5 players with relatively fresh legs, never under estimate the importance of that.

2nd half possible subs: Marchisio/Montolivo for Motta, Di Natale for Borini, Giovinco for Diamanti, Giaccherini for Balzaretti - depending on the situation and who is more tired.

Chiellini was back in training today Smile

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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by EMP on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:38 pm

wrote:
PuroReturns wrote:

FORZA ITALIA!!! Them Germans are shitting their pants! TFS!

when and why did you become such a Vaterland-detractor, puro ?

we Germans are as "clearly anti-English" as you Peruvians are

+

Deutschland is the country that has welcomed Farfan, Guerrero and Pizzaro to its bosom

shouldn't we be sitting in the same boat ? scratch

The united front with Germany has been offered Puro. The Fatherland awaits your reply.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by EMP on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:44 pm

Disco Benny wrote:@Otto,

I think we'll (Germany) be fine. The players have had plenty of time to do some shopping in the boutiques of Warsaw. I'm sure Gotze even had time to visit a few sunbeds and get his hair tinted.

Meanwhile, what are your Dutch team up to?

Apparently one player was the big trouble-maker in the Dutch camp. It wasn't one of Fey's marked men. This came straight from the zebra who talked directly to the horse. Apparently the superego was KJH.

Will be going to see Germany v Italy and then a long journey to Kiev. At Germans: How highly do you rate Hummels?

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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by worms. on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:04 pm

How many DPL players are in the starting XIs of the semi finalists?

4. (Nani, Meireles, Silva, Balotelli). 4 out of 44.

Extend it to the squads, with Mertesacker, Mata, Torres and Reina, and it's 8, out of 96.

Best league in the world my arse.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Puro on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:30 pm

I want Pirlos babys wrote:How many DPL players are in the starting XIs of the semi finalists?

4. (Nani, Meireles, Silva, Balotelli). 4 out of 44.

Extend it to the squads, with Mertesacker, Mata, Torres and Reina, and it's 8, out of 96.

Best league in the world my arse.

The Europa League and those numbers you posted are the acid test of how strong a league is in reality.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Puro on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:37 pm

wrote:
when and why did you become such a Vaterland-detractor, puro ?

we Germans are as "clearly anti-English" as you Peruvians are

+

Deutschland is the country that has welcomed Farfan, Guerrero and Pizzaro to its bosom

shouldn't we be sitting in the same boat ? scratch

Ottito how are you! Pizarro, Farfn and Guerrero helped the Bundesliga overtake Serie A with their goals in Champions League and UEFA Cup/Europa League. Many times against Serie A teams. TFS!

The Italiani took notice and have begun to sign Inca Warriors, AND you will see how Serie A reclaims its spot. You will see it!

I like the Bundesliga, I admire Germany for its pedigree in International Football, but I sure hope the Italiani play like Peruvians against Hitler's team and whoop your ass like when we utterly destroyed them in his own house 2-7! Biggrin <Ale>
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by abundance on Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:28 am

PuroReturns wrote:
I want Pirlos babys wrote:How many DPL players are in the starting XIs of the semi finalists?

4. (Nani, Meireles, Silva, Balotelli). 4 out of 44.

Extend it to the squads, with Mertesacker, Mata, Torres and Reina, and it's 8, out of 96.

Best league in the world my arse.

The Europa League and those numbers you posted are the acid test of how strong a league is in reality.

lol, those numbers...

Apart from the fact that's 8 out of 92, there's not much meaning in that as naturally most of those players play in their home country (20 for Italy, 19 for Germany and Spain, 10 for Portugal).
Oh, and 20 players is around 4% of a given league.


Of the remaining 24 players that play abroad, the Premier and La Liga gets the most (8 each).
Serie A, Ligue 1, and Turkish league have 2, Russian and Romanian league 1, the Bundesliga has none.
For La Liga, 6 of them are from a single team (Real).


Another stat that can be derived is that El Clasico is the best league in the world (14 starters overal between Real and Barca), followed by Serie A (11 starters), Bundesliga (9 starters), Premier (those 4), Liga Portuguesa (3), the rest of La Liga (2), and the Russian league (1)

All pretty meaningful stuff...




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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Balls Grayson on Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:53 am

hey abundance

how do you say "SERIOUS PWNAGE" in Italian?
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by S4P on Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:09 am

Nice stuff abundance, but don't worry yourself too much about the Worm. The only time he's not criticising England (or anything related to England) is when he's signing on for the next fortnight.
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Re: EURO 2012 Semi Finals

Post by Puro on Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:17 am

I will say it again: The Europa League AND the numbers posted by Worms are the acid test of how strong a league is in reality.

However, feel free to spin it any which way you desire to lull yourselves to sleep.

Bye now, I've got to see the U20 Copa Libertadores between Universitario and Defensor. I've got to see what the fuzz is all about regarding Mario Kazuma. cheers

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