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Old 06-14-2008, 01:53 PM   #401 (permalink)
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wow what a lucky win in the end for spain....would like to have seen this a draw but fantastic finishing on that goal..well done
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Old 06-14-2008, 01:56 PM   #402 (permalink)
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wow what a lucky win in the end for spain....would like to have seen this a draw but fantastic finishing on that goal..well done
true, but we deserved to win. Sweeden was playing with 11 in their field. They didnt call the penalty and there were bad calls against us.
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:11 PM   #403 (permalink)
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true, but we deserved to win. Sweeden was playing with 11 in their field. They didnt call the penalty and there were bad calls against us.
Bel- it was a great goal by Villa, but there were plenty of calls against Sweden, too.

I was getting quite pissed with the Spanish defender who kept yelling at guys he fouled to get up, as if they had been diving. That's pretty ballsy. The play just prior to the winning goal was certainly no dive.

However, Spain was definitely deserving of the win..... and I'd prefer to see Sweden get through by virtue of a win against Russia, not a draw.
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:22 PM   #404 (permalink)
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Yeah thats right. Spain-Italy quarterfinal is coming folks!!
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:27 PM   #405 (permalink)
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I want Sweeden to pass, I have always liked them, but they dissapointed me a lot today, they played cowardly.
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:30 PM   #406 (permalink)
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there were plenty of calls against Sweden, too
in the first 20 minutes of the second half specially there were a lot of bad calls again Sweeden, thats true. I would say it was a bad refereed game. But the fact that they didnt call the penalty and then the referee didnt let the play end was ridiculous.
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spain first of the group!! woopdidoo
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:56 PM   #408 (permalink)
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Anyone else happy to see Greece go home?
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:17 PM   #409 (permalink)
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always good to see a defending champ sent home...its also always good to see the knob end greek twats in tdot sad faced at the realization they have to take their flags down haha.

In honour of there exit, i ate a tasty gyro for dinner.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:26 PM   #410 (permalink)
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hehe extremelly happy I am.
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:54 PM   #411 (permalink)
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Sucks for Greece big time. If only they would play Russia so at least is they win and Sweden would lose to Spain, Greece would have a chance to move on.

Sweden and Russia game on the 18th should be good, the battle for the playoffs. It sucks though cause all Sweden's gotta do is tie and they're in
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:36 AM   #412 (permalink)
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i could care less that greece is out, as long as the italians lose, i am happy
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:52 AM   #413 (permalink)
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Why the hell is everyone so hating on Italy?? What did they ever do to you??

I can't stand it how people just hate random teams, well guess what??



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Old 06-15-2008, 10:57 AM   #414 (permalink)
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That's exactly why everyone hates the Italians.
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:11 AM   #415 (permalink)
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Why the hell is everyone so hating on Italy?? What did they ever do to you??
Its a common hate in the football world man. They always play ugly and still win with their dirty ways.

In the lasst world cup they probably dint play one single decent game and they won because Materazzi (one of the most dirty players ever) provoking Zidane, arguably the most beloved player in football history, in the last game of his career.

Every team has a bad memory of playing agasinst them because of playing better than them and still losing. I still remember the 94 world cup when Italy eliminated Spain in the semis or quarters I dont remember. They broke Luis Enriques (a spanish attacker) nose in the area and they didnt call penalty in the last seconds of the game, then after a great game by Spain they beat us in the penalties. Thats just an example and there are millions of them.

Another thing is their soccer style. The Italian league and national team, is based in really good defense and counters. Its Ok to do that sometimes, but Italians have taken it to a level where it just promotes ugly football.

Finally, italian soccer players, are well known for having a lot of extreme-right supporters between them. Many of them have more than "questionable" tattos, with NAzi references. Of course thats a generalitation. I love some of them, but yeah, there are a lot of reasons to hate them.
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Of course alot of us hate italy also because they tend to win alot and beat our teams...is part of it just being sour, perhaps.

I dislike italian soccer, i find it boring but thats my opinion on what soccer should be...scoring, attacking. Italian fans generally dont see it that way. Even growing up surrounded by italians here in Hamilton, they love finesse, they love defence and a counter attack.....I may not like the italian style of play but i respect it as their way of playing and its damn right successful. I can admit they have great teams both nationally and at the club serie a level.

Now with that line, i always found that the italians fans i knew were very ignorant to other styles of soccer. They would say things like english is just all attacking, long ball and sucks ..they would say things like english football is classless and no english team stands a chance against italian teams. I guess they just thought they were the best, they played the best footy and fuck the rest....

And boy do they complain!!!! a foul goes the wrong way and we all complain...who wouldnt?? but with italian fans, its always a conspiracy or the world is against them.

Us english fans always think we are gonna win when a tourney comes by, but the difference with us is that once we face the sad realisatoin that in fact we self destructed in the tournament, we cry like a lil bitch for a few days, have a pint and move forward in hopes we will take the next tourney. God save the Queen!!! haha.

Now of course not all italian fans are ignorant and of course there are english twats that think they are better then italians....but i think alot of us experience similar things growing up around our italian canadian friends.

Anywho, wishin your team all the best in the last game. They need a favour from holland.
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:59 AM   #417 (permalink)
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Theres something typical here in spain, that when you are playing soccer or watching a game where all the team is defending close to his own goal (Much like Sweeden did againts spain for example) you say "they are playing CATENAZZO" (a name for the italian league), wich means you are playing coward, ugly football.

When a team plays like that it usually gets dished.
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Both of you guys have a point here. Good posts. It's just that it kind of bugs me when it seems like Italy hasn't done anything wrong, but yet people still bash them. But I guess thats how it always is in the football world.
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Both of you guys have a point here. Good posts. It's just that it kind of bugs me when it seems like Italy hasn't done anything wrong, but yet people still bash them. But I guess thats how it always is in the football world.
If it makes you feel better, I actually think they are not playing their ugly style that much this Eurocup. Wich is ironic cause now they are missing the luck they usually have. Except that Buffon stop, wich was awesome.
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i agree with belsius on this..

But also, come on man, teams like italy, brazil, argentina, germany, england...these were the old school power houses (although im not so sure england fits in there haha) and when either one of them is booted from a tourney i'll be freakin excited.

Seeing italy fail is fantastic...seeing france fail is fantastic....to anyone that isnt italian or french.

Im sure you think the way about england, spain etc. It just natural rivalry and wanting them to feel the pain i feel that england aint there lol.....That said i like to think we are more fans of the sport and respect each team when they win.

To be quite honest with you, Italy sucks...wtf is going on with them this tourney? I totally expect more from them becuase i know they are a great team..heck they won the last world cup...as an italian fan while you have to support your team, you also have to be pissed off with their effort...stop looking for excuses or reason why fouls werent called or goals called back etc and look at reasons why they allowed themselves to depend on those decisions in the first place. You guys are too good of a team to be playing this bad and thats the honest truth.

You have to hold the players and coachin accountable for not going out and taking control of those games and getting the job done.
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