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Offline Gooner  
#1361 Posted : 01 July 2012 17:37:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: future_is_orange Go to Quoted Post


Italy have been a relevation and have played some real entertaining football the suprsie team of the tournament, which says a lot how Italy have slipped over recent years.  Will be a fascinating game.. Would like Italy to win tho Spain will probably keep the ball off the Italians for long periods. I will try my hand at 1-1 and into extra time Spain winning 2-1



Italy won't mind Spain having the ball, I would imagine Spain will have to be super patient tonight. I fancy the Italians by the odd goal in 3

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#1362 Posted : 01 July 2012 19:32:58(UTC)
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Best Spain have played all tournement. Much more enjoyable.

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#1363 Posted : 01 July 2012 19:35:30(UTC)
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Game over
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#1364 Posted : 01 July 2012 19:38:26(UTC)
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Spain fantastic so far tonight, Italy have done OK but have been outclassed. The 2nd goal was superb. Alba looks world class.

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#1365 Posted : 01 July 2012 19:47:42(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: britbob Go to Quoted Post


Best Spain have played all tournement. Much more enjoyable.



A masterclass in modern football from Spain - a lot more incisive and purposeful in their passing and attacking intent. That second goal was a joy to watch. The run from Alba, the awareness and pass from Xavi, the glancing first touch from Alba and a composed finish. Superb.


Let's see what Prandelli can muster at half time. He tinkered against England and they dominated afterwards. Can he do the same against the best team in the world?

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#1366 Posted : 01 July 2012 20:34:00(UTC)
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It's officially a rout now. Spain have been a different class in this final, well done to them :)
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#1367 Posted : 01 July 2012 20:46:41(UTC)
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Great tournament, rubbish final, and I don't mind the way Spain played either, they were awesome. For a neutral who wants a good, even game it was a big letdown

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#1368 Posted : 01 July 2012 20:50:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Matty H Go to Quoted Post


Great tournament, rubbish final, and I don't mind the way Spain played either, they were awesome. For a neutral who wants a good, even game it was a big letdown


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#1369 Posted : 01 July 2012 20:54:04(UTC)
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Congrate s to spain i thought it would be a lot tighter the final. england have to up themselves now .
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#1370 Posted : 01 July 2012 20:54:26(UTC)
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And seeing the way Ballotelli acted at the end I'm glad his side got dicked

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#1371 Posted : 01 July 2012 21:04:43(UTC)
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Spain hadn't got out of 3rd or 4th gear all tournament but they were in 5th tonight and destroyed Italy who were a bit unlucky with injuries. Spain perhaps the greatest team in history.

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#1372 Posted : 01 July 2012 21:06:38(UTC)
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Baletelli big kid . spain crused then turned it up on the day.
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#1373 Posted : 01 July 2012 21:07:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Matty H Go to Quoted Post


Great tournament, rubbish final, and I don't mind the way Spain played either, they were awesome. For a neutral who wants a good, even game it was a big letdown



 


Oh, I don't know.... I always like to see the Ities get a caning.

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#1374 Posted : 01 July 2012 21:10:35(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Saint Snow Go to Quoted Post

Originally Posted by: Matty H Go to Quoted Post


Great tournament, rubbish final, and I don't mind the way Spain played either, they were awesome. For a neutral who wants a good, even game it was a big letdown



 


Oh, I don't know.... I always like to see the Ities get a caning.




Well, when you put it like that... :-P
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#1375 Posted : 01 July 2012 21:16:17(UTC)
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Torres playes like a muppet the n pops up in the champns league and now the euros. how can that work?
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#1376 Posted : 01 July 2012 21:20:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: schmee Go to Quoted Post
Torres playes like a muppet the n pops up in the champns league and now the euros. how can that work?


Because he started dyeing his hair blonde again. Highlights bring highlights.

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#1377 Posted : 01 July 2012 22:02:01(UTC)
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This Spanish team has achieved a few notable feats in the last four years:



  • First team to win three successive tournaments. Only W Germany, to my knowledge, previously came close to doing this in the 70s (won Euro 72, won World Cup 74, runners-up at Euro 76).

  • The second country to win the Euros three times, equalling the Germans.

  • First team to retain the Euro Championship.

  • First European team to win World Cup when the finals have been held outside Europe.

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#1378 Posted : 01 July 2012 23:08:05(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Saint Snow Go to Quoted Post


Originally Posted by: schmee Go to Quoted Post
Torres playes like a muppet the n pops up in the champns league and now the euros. how can that work?


Because he started dyeing his hair blonde again. Highlights bring highlights.


 Ok that why

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#1379 Posted : 02 July 2012 07:10:03(UTC)
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I've quite enjoyed this tournament to be honest, possibly as a result of having little or no expectation for England.


Still no Spain's biggest fan but they did play well against the 9 1/2 men of Italy, so well done them.

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#1380 Posted : 02 July 2012 08:19:53(UTC)
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The right (best) team won the tournament. You have to hand it to that Spanish team - they are miles ahead of most other teams in Europe and maybe the world at the moment.

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