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 Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 14:52

I thought it might be better to start a new thread for today's games, rather than trawl through yesterday's.

First up at 5 pm is Denmark v Czech Republic. Nobody could have predicted that before the tournament began. The Czechs were considered to be Scotland's best chance of a win in the group stage, while Denmark lost the inspirational Christian Eriksen to an almost fatal cardiac arrest and produced a shell shocked loss to Finland in the first game. They've both done very well to get this far and the tournament has been successful for them - win or lose today. I think Denmark will edge it 2-1.

"The Big One", Ukraine v England, in Rome, is at 8 pm. England have a far better squad and are hot favourites to stroll it. That brings its own pressures though. Ukraine will be happy to be underdogs. Like Denmark and the Czechs, they have already exceeded expectations. If Southgate puts out his best team, instead of leaving his stars on the bench, England will stroll it, otherwise if he puts out a cautious team, it might go to penalties and I wouldn't fancy them at all in those circumstances. They don't have the best of records..... ☹

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 Re: Today's Quarter-final - Part 2
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 17:10

Some defending that by the Czechs. Wish they had defended corners at Hampden like that.

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 Re: Today's Quarter-final - Part 2
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 17:19

So many throw ins are "foul" throws - does my nut that refs dont pick up on them. Sometimes the ball is in front of the guy`s nose before he releases

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 Re: Today's Quarter-final - Part 2
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 17:46

I thought there had been some rule change regarding throw ins, it has been noticeable in EPL games as well.

Basic school boy stuff, ball behind your head no longer the rule?🤔
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-final - Part 2
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 17:50

The foul throw is one of three abuses which seem blatantly obvious but not picked up by referees.

1. Foul throw, maybe not a major advantage gained by the offenders and possibly the law should be changed.

2. Stealing 10 yards or more at throw ins is blatant cheating and needs to be urgently addressed.

3. Goalkeepers holding onto the ball for 15 seconds or more. I`m sure 6 seconds is the rule.

But even worse than these is spoiling the game by feigning injury towards the end of the game. Sorry GG but the Latino types are especially good at that and in the last few minutes against Belgium the Italians were dropping like flies at the least touch and especially the goalkeeper since he knew he wouldn`t be asked to leave the field. The assistant commentator Martin Keown was fulminating about how brilliantly they ran down the clock.



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 Re: Today's Quarter-final - Part 2
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 17:51

Another great game, I can't believe the amount of corners taken in the 1/4 finals

22 Switzerland v spain (Inc extra time)
14 Belgium v Italy
9 Czech v Denmark (ht)

A pretty even game normally averages between 9 or 10

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-final - Part 2
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 18:08

I reckon england will just edge it tonight. Only to get a hell of a beating by Denmark.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 18:11

Might still be the Czechs, 2-1 now.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 18:16

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Paralex, Sat 3 Jul 18:11

Might still be the Czechs, 2-1 now.


Czechs had to come out the traps at start of 2nd half, goal sets up 2nd half nicely.
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 18:55

What channel is this on. I cant find it

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 19:00

Just finished parrot. On adverts stv

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 19:03

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MDCCCLXXXV, Sat 3 Jul 19:00

Just finished parrot. On adverts stv


Ta. I dont have an arial fitted just now so just got the web channels. Got the england match on bbc i player ok.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 19:04

I know England havnt lost a goal yet but I had to bet Ukraine to score and have 4 corners in 90mins. Seems a really good price

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 19:17

Two or Three nil England

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: MikeyLeonard  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 19:23

On another note. . .I see Schick has now joined Ronaldo on 5 goals. Anyone know how the bookies (Bet365 in particular) decide on their payout when it's tied ? (Unless of course some other player scores more)
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 19:43

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MikeyLeonard, Sat 3 Jul 19:23

On another note. . .I see Schick has now joined Ronaldo on 5 goals. Anyone know how the bookies (Bet365 in particular) decide on their payout when it's tied ? (Unless of course some other player scores more)


You'll get settled as a tie on half the original odds i'd imagine. Or a third of the odds if another player ties on five goals an so on.....

Been diddled on it with place bets on golf numerous times.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 19:43

Quote:

londonparsfan, Sat 3 Jul 19:17

Two or Three nil England


I called tonight's game correctly, lpf. The bad news is I rarely manage 2 in a row. ☹



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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 20:07

Ooft! That'll add another £50m to Arry's price tag.



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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 20:08

Might be more at this rate!
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 20:08

Great start

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: k76  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 20:13

This is Premier League V Championship, England should have the wrapped up at half time.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 20:14

Why did the keeper not try and save it ?

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 20:17

He's got England on the coupon 🤪

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 20:17

Quote:

MikeyLeonard, Sat 3 Jul 19:23

On another note. . .I see Schick has now joined Ronaldo on 5 goals. Anyone know how the bookies (Bet365 in particular) decide on their payout when it's tied ? (Unless of course some other player scores more)


Ronaldo is the top scorer, at the moment, as he has more assists to his name.



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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 20:22

Not all one way traffic. England will get their butt`s kicked if they think it`s all over.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 20:29

England looking quite comfortable. Ukraine need some blood and thunder challenges to make the England superstars think twice instead of standing back admiring them.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:02

England just look so solid at the back. Ukraine have put together some decent passing moves and have got into promising positions but the England defence just smothers out the danger everytime.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:06

Game over
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:07

Still surprised anyone on here thought there would be any other outcome.
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:15

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londonparsfan, Sat 3 Jul 21:07

Still surprised anyone on here thought there would be any other outcome.


England playing with a lot of confidence. Ukraine never recovered from conceding that early goal. Unbelievably, they made an even worse start to the 2nd half.

I've lost interest now.



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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:17

Maybe it is coming home after all 🙄
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:17

If we could look at this objectively and this was France or Spain we`d be purring over the performances and results they have been getting. Still to concede and they are fives games in. Fortunately Rio Ferdinand and Jermain Jenas exist to remind us not to look at them objectively.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:23

They think it`s all over............

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:24

England have been superb tonight. Ukraine’s defence has certainly helped them though, you give players free headers at this level then you deserve a battering.
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:24

Ukraine didn't turn up.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:24

Great score, Denmark will struggle in midweek, Altho I hope England go all the way , I still think Italy will be too much for them


I must admit Southgate has went way up in my estimation as a manager,I have questioned his teams a couple of times, but again he was spot on tonight

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:29

England are quality tonight and listening to Southgates interview he is a top manager.
Denmark will be a harder game but still see a Italy v England final… hopefully I’m wrong lol

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:34

Haha I edited my last post to say the same thing EEP

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:45

Ohhh doesn`t it feel so good to be British!!!!!!

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:53

Denmark better destroy this overrated pile of *****
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: nazpar  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 21:56

I Guess England are the Greatest Team in the World again going by the pundits on BBC 🤣🤣🤣

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 22:01

Bit off the mark there Nazpar, greatest team of all time!!!

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: nazpar  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 22:02

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Paralex, Sat 3 Jul 22:01

Bit off the mark there Nazpar, greatest team of all time!!!


Oh sorry silly me ..🤣🤣🤣🤣

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: WarringtonPar  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 22:11

The pundits are a pain but this is a really good England team. Start getting used to it as I think they’ll win it.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: nazpar  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 22:27

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WarringtonPar, Sat 3 Jul 22:11

The pundits are a pain but this is a really good England team. Start getting used to it as I think they’ll win it.


Still got two games to play .if they win these two games I'll say there a really good team .but I wouldn't count my chickens until then .

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 22:29

So far in this tournament none of England`s errors (and there have been a few) has been punished and not always because of good defending. They`ll be lucky to get away with that against Denmark, Italy or Spain. Of these three I think Italy would have the best chance of beating them - but maybe Denmark`s name is in the Cup.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 22:39

Southgate is a top quality manager who has worked through the ranks of the English football system… they have spent a lot off cash and seeing the benefits now.
I’m not an England fan but they play good attacking football and it’s quick in the final 3rd against their opponents.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 23:06

Only Italy can stop England now. They are getting better the more this tournament is going.

Awight Pat!
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 23:12

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Frank Butchers LoveHandles, Sat 3 Jul 23:06

Only Italy can stop England now. They are getting better the more this tournament is going.


they played against a pub team tonight who chucked it 2nd half.

I would be very surprised if Denmark don't give them a real test on Wednesday night.
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: usurpar  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 23:46

Atrocious defending from Ukraine for three of the four goals and Pickford got away with a couple of dodgy moments, but there`s no denying the talent of Sterling, Mount, Shaw and especially Sancho. They also have great strength in depth, but they haven`t really played a good, in-form team yet. I think Denmark will run them close and Italy or Spain will have too much for them in the final.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 3 Jul 23:53

Don`t forget the smart chicken only crows after it has laid the egg. It`ll be OK if they actually win but if not (and Denmark or Spain or Italy will be no pushover ) the bubble bursting against any of these could all end in a very deep depression.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 07:36

I think England so far have looked like the strongest and best-balanced unit. They should win the cup on merit if they can hold their nerve.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 09:02

I am finding house tasks that I never knew I had to avoid watching the TV. It is everywhere. I cannot stand it.🥺
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 09:41

If England don’t win this one it’ll only be a matter of time before they do win something, and at least then the 1966 changes to another year, they are on the rise with a young talented squad where as the others are going opposite direction.

Germany need a rebuild and have needed it for a few years now. Portugal without Ronaldo who will hang his boots up sooner rather than later will be a different prospect. Spain without a striker are toothless.

Netherlands can’t defend. Belgium can’t seem to cut the mustard in the defining games.

England, France (if they keep their egos in check) & Italy will be the top teams in the future.

Allardyce leaving as quickly as he did worked out in the end totally in their favour as Southgate was a breath of fresh air and I’m not convinced Allardyce would’ve given youth and those an opportunity on merit as much as Gareth has.

Ofcourse majority of England’s games has been at Wembley which you can’t ignore, a large advantage but the way they’ve gone about it is impressive.
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: SusieQ  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 10:04

Not necessarily Berry - look at Belgium for example. Excellent current group of players but just can't excel enough at the major tournaments to win one.

England will never have a better chance than this given how skewed it is in their favour - all but 1 game at Wembley while everyone else is clocking up thousands of miles around Europe has to be a factor.

Why on earth did they decide that Denmark & the Czechs had to go all the way to Baku for example!! Utter madness.

Resigned to them winning it tbh despite looking utterly bang average against us in the group but hopefully Denmark give them a better game than Ukraine did - they're a very good team & won recently at Wembley in the Nations League.

Will definitely be interesting to see if their long QF trip effects them, especially in the latter stages of the game on top of all the understandable emotional energy they've carried through the tournament.


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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 10:55

Belgium are a decent side but take KDB, Lukaku, Muenier out I don’t think they surmount to much.

Possibly lack that depth that other nations have.
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 11:05

Didn't even fully realise till today that Denmark got through the group losing two out of their three games.

Even more bizzarely i assumed it would be viA the backdoor as a best placed 3rd placed team but they actually finished 2nd - bonkers !!

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Parfect69  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 12:13

Two home games for England. Brace yourselves, they might just do it.
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 19:43

I wonder if there will be a pitch invasion similar to the one that their thuggish grandfathers did in 66.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Kaiser  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 20:25

Topic Originator: MikeyLeonard like | nolike
Date: Sat 3 Jul 19:23

On another note. . .I see Schick has now joined Ronaldo on 5 goals. Anyone know how the bookies (Bet365 in particular) decide on their payout when it`s tied ? (Unless of course some other player scores more)


Depends on what your bet is for. Too Goalscorer or Golden Boot Winner

There is a Golden Boot award - Top goalscorer but if tied goes down to most assists.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 20:46

I heard someone saying , if they're level it go's to whoever has the most "assists" .

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 4 Jul 22:17

I’d actually make Denmark slight favourites. Very solid team with no real weaknesses




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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Mon 5 Jul 00:53

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Raymie the Legend, Sun 4 Jul 22:17

I’d actually make Denmark slight favourites. Very solid team with no real weaknesses


Can't agree with that at all Raymie. Whilst I agree Denmark are a solid team and have a threat about them going forward, England are a better team all round the pitch (barring goalkeeper) and are hitting form after a slow start. Very impressive to go 5 games without conceding too and they have home advantage too which I don't think can be underestimated unfortunately. Think England will win 1-0 or 2-1, certainly be a closer game than the Ukraine game.

Awight Pat!
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Mon 5 Jul 00:55

I noticed nothing has been mentioned about Harry Kane's ridiculous dive in winning the free kick for the 2nd goal for the Ukraine game which essentially killed the match.
Don't think it would have made a difference to the result but it was pretty bad form from Kane.

Awight Pat!

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Mon 5 Jul 05:04

Kane is a serial diver and folk never point it out. Nice enough guy but that aspect of his game puts me off him a bit. Its hard to respect dishonesty like that.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 5 Jul 06:04

"Kane is a serial diver and folk never point it out. Nice enough guy but that aspect of his game puts me off him a bit. Its hard to respect dishonesty like that."

I`m sure if it had been one of the Italian players, there would have been no lack of people not only pointing it out but condemning it as disgraceful.



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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Mon 5 Jul 09:42

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GG Riva, Mon 5 Jul 06:04

"Kane is a serial diver and folk never point it out. Nice enough guy but that aspect of his game puts me off him a bit. Its hard to respect dishonesty like that."

I`m sure if it had been one of the Italian players, there would have been no lack of people not only pointing it out but condemning it as disgraceful.


Watch him anytime he goes for a header, GG.

He shuffles near the centre half then takes a very deliberate look at them (eyes nowhere near the ball) and gives them a very subtle 'bump' to knock them off balance prior to jumping.

Has done it for years and referees rarely pick up on it.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 5 Jul 10:24

Kane has developed this "pike dive", much like as if he was diving into a swimming pool. It`s very effective and wins him many free kicks

His wee pal, Sterling, also falls over if his shirt, shorts or socks are touched and pulls a face like a spoiled child if, on occasion, the ref doesn`t fall for it.

The commentators gloss over it, though.

PS - Jamie Vardy is another who has perfected the dive




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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 5 Jul 10:51

The England players never commit a foul. If a free kick is awarded against them the commentator will often say something like `that was deemed to be a foul` by the referee, unlike free kicks awarded against the opposition which are indisputable.

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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Mon 5 Jul 12:11

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OzPar, Sun 4 Jul 07:36

I think England so far have looked like the strongest and best-balanced unit. They should win the cup on merit if they can hold their nerve.


Agree they are
Playing well
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Mon 5 Jul 12:16

Why did Scotland manage to make England look so ordinary when we played them. The rest of Europe needs to understand our pain, then they will do better 🥺
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 Re: Today`s Quarter-finals - Part 2
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 5 Jul 12:55

John Stones was within inches of scoring against us. That goes in and we would have been solidly beaten. Muller scores that equaliser and they might have been beaten by Germany.

We all hate poverty, war, and injustice.
Unlike the rest of you squares.
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