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Postby Gingerfinch » Tue May 10, 2016 7:29 pm

Only a month to go until Euro 2016.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j ... 1273,d.d2s

Hodgson has delayed naming his squad, for fitness reasons. Welbeck being one player in doubt.

First off, who will be in our squad, and then team for our first game against Russia?

Who's going to win it? the hosts? Germany? Spain, or even England? If Leicester can with the title............

Any dark horses? One of the home nations perhaps. There are bound to be a few surprises now we have 24 teams.

I for one, can't wait!
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Durhamfootman » Tue May 10, 2016 8:34 pm

Is Wellbeck not out for the forseeable?

2 years ago I absolutely knew that England would be home after the group stage. This time I'm not so sure, but I suppose it depends on whether Roy goes with Rooney, Smalling and Sturridge from the off.

I'm hoping that he thinks outside of the box rather than stick with the predictables who've let us all down before
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Gingerfinch » Tue May 10, 2016 8:49 pm

Welbeck is a big doubt according to the BBC

Wilshere and Henderson are still 'maybe's'
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Tue May 10, 2016 8:55 pm

Got to go through a stack of group matches just to go from 24 down to 16. Dilutes the beginning of the tournament too much for me.
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Durhamfootman » Tue May 10, 2016 9:24 pm

I'm trying to work out who qualifies for the knockouts

it looks like only the bottom teams and 2 of the 3rds will miss out, so England finally have a chance to play a KO match, for once
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Gingerfinch » Wed May 11, 2016 8:59 am

Similar to the world cup, Budget, though that has 8 groups, which makes it harder to get out of, unlike this tournament. England would have play like a bunch of wallies not to go through to the last 16.

Yes, footman, two from each group, plus the four best third place teams.
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Wed May 11, 2016 9:20 am

Gingerfinch wrote:Similar to the world cup, Budget, though that has 8 groups, which makes it harder to get out of, unlike this tournament. England would have play like a bunch of wallies not to go through to the last 16.

Yes, footman, two from each group, plus the four best third place teams.

It's fine in the world cup because it's 32 down to 16, so a 50% cull after the group stage which attaches more importance to each game.

The group stages in the Euros are going to full of games between moderate teams with a 33% cull at the end of it, and the third game will involve a million and one permutations for qualification.
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Gingerfinch » Wed May 11, 2016 9:22 am

budgetmeansbudget wrote:
Gingerfinch wrote:Similar to the world cup, Budget, though that has 8 groups, which makes it harder to get out of, unlike this tournament. England would have play like a bunch of wallies not to go through to the last 16.

Yes, footman, two from each group, plus the four best third place teams.

It's fine in the world cup because it's 32 down to 16, so a 50% cull after the group stage which attaches more importance to each game.

The group stages in the Euros are going to full of games between moderate teams with a 33% cull at the end of it, and the third game will involve a million and one permutations for qualification.


I must admit I prefer the old 4 groups of 4, two go through. Getting out of that group was always tough as there were, on paper, no or very few weak sides.
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Wed May 11, 2016 9:54 am

Me too.

This tournament isn't really going to start until the knockout stages.
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Gingerfinch » Wed May 11, 2016 4:35 pm

Sad news for England, Arsenal and Welbeck.

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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Aidan11 » Wed May 11, 2016 4:37 pm

Gingerfinch wrote:Sad news for England, Arsenal and Welbeck.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36270266


Wow that's worse than I thought. I figured the Euros were a no-go but he'll miss a large chunk of next season too.
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu May 12, 2016 5:32 pm

Gingerfinch wrote:Similar to the world cup, Budget, though that has 8 groups, which makes it harder to get out of, unlike this tournament. England would have play like a bunch of wallies not to go through to the last 16.

Yes, footman, two from each group, plus the four best third place teams.

I have a sneaky feeling that Italia '90 was 24 teams with 3rd placers going through

might be kismet
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu May 12, 2016 5:33 pm

could be semi's for England for the first time in 20 years

I suppose that depends on whether the wags are invited, though

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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu May 12, 2016 5:36 pm

Gingerfinch wrote:Sad news for England, Arsenal and Welbeck.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36270266

Well I didn't want him anywhere near the England squad, so I got my wish, but I'd have prefered him to just have been dropped so he could spend the summer enjoying himself on holiday somewhere (somewhere nowhere near the Euro's obviously)
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Re: Euro 2016

Postby Aidan11 » Thu May 12, 2016 6:41 pm

I no longer build my hopes up on England's chances.

It saves a lot of stress.
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