Author Topic: Euro 2016  (Read 2574 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Euro 2016
« on: June 02, 2016, 01:37:21 PM »

Offline LatterDayCelticsfan

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1754
  • Tommy Points: 128
  • Its RE-SIGN, not RESIGN
Starting later this month. Spain defending, Germany the world champs. Slovakia and Northern Ireland also there.



Who you got for the title?
If you haven't heard Salsa Celtica you haven't heard Salsa

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 05:15:47 PM »

Offline Who

  • James Naismith
  • *********************************
  • Posts: 36488
  • Tommy Points: 1821
I am going to go with France to win. Home soil advantage. I am going to go with Griezzman to be player of the tournament in leading France to the trophy.

I am interested to see how England do. I think they have a strong squad. I expect Roy Hodgson to find a way to screw it all up though. Probably something to do with Rooney.

I think Spain have the most talented squad. Not convinced they have found their groove yet post-Xavi though. Germany are strong but I don't think they'll win after the World Cup. Gotze hasn't had a good year. Reus is out again. Schweinstieger had a bad year. Ozil hasn't been doing so well over the last couple of months. They don't strike me as a team in top gear. Belgium are still figuring things out. I think it'll be the next tournament before they are ready to go all the way. Italy haven't been impressive although I am rooting for them to do well.

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 05:51:57 PM »

Offline Rondo2287

  • Frank Ramsey
  • ************
  • Posts: 12946
  • Tommy Points: 809
I got Belgium finally living up to their potential in this one. 

Also Love my hotspur making up 40% of the starting England squad.
CB Draft LA Lakers: Lamarcus Aldridge, Carmelo Anthony,Jrue Holiday, Wes Matthews  6.11, 7.16, 8.14, 8.15, 9.16, 11.5, 11.16

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 06:20:02 PM »

Offline Yoki_IsTheName

  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9893
  • Tommy Points: 1127
  • I'm a Paul Heyman guy.
France seems to be the favorites coming in? That midfield with Pogba, Kante, Payet, Matuidi is a beast.

And they have plenty of pace with Griezmann and Martial up front.

That back line seems to be a little vulnerable though. What does Sagna and Evra got left? Koscielny will be good, but what about the other CB's?

I would pick France.
"The Boston Celtics are not a basketball team, they are a way of life."

- Red


Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 02:48:54 PM »

Offline Sixth Man

  • NCE
  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Posts: 925
  • Tommy Points: 79
France seems to be the favorites coming in? That midfield with Pogba, Kante, Payet, Matuidi is a beast.

And they have plenty of pace with Griezmann and Martial up front.

That back line seems to be a little vulnerable though. What does Sagna and Evra got left? Koscielny will be good, but what about the other CB's?

I would pick France.

Bacary Sagna was one of the top performers for City at age 33, despite playing nearly all the minutes this season.  He was easily the best backliner (not saying much!) for us, overall.  I continue to be amazed that Evra has managed to prevent Alex Sandro from claiming the LB spot full-time at Juve...

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2016, 02:57:09 PM »

Offline TA9

  • Jim Loscutoff
  • **
  • Posts: 2534
  • Tommy Points: 165
  • I Bleed Green
I'm rooting for Italy as it's my homeland, but I don't think that they will win the title (I despise Conte as our coach...).

I think Spain might make a strong comeback after struggling the last couple of years (the recent friendlies have been promising), but obviously France is the favorite this year given the advantage of playing on homesoil.
Jack of all trades, master of none.

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 08:32:48 AM »

Offline Who

  • James Naismith
  • *********************************
  • Posts: 36488
  • Tommy Points: 1821
This is my bracket for the knockouts:

Last 16
Swiss vs Poland = Swiss 2-1
Croatia vs Portugal = Croatia 2-1

Wales vs Northern Ireland = Wales 2-0
Hungary vs Belgium = Belgium 1-0

Germany vs Slovakia = Germany 2-0
Italy vs Spain = Spain 1-0

France vs Ireland = France 2-0
Iceland vs England = Iceland 1-0

Quarter Finals

Swiss vs Croatia = Croatia 2-1
Wales vs Belgium = Wales 2-1

Germany vs Spain = Spain 2-1
France vs Iceland = France 1-0

Semi Finals

Croatia vs Wales = Croatia 1-0
Spain vs France = Spain 1-0

Finals

Croatia vs Spain = Spain 3-1

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 10:10:12 AM »

Offline Casperian

  • Ray Allen
  • ***
  • Posts: 3372
  • Tommy Points: 524
This is my bracket for the knockouts:

Last 16
Swiss vs Poland = Swiss 2-1
Croatia vs Portugal = Croatia 2-1

Wales vs Northern Ireland = Wales 2-0
Hungary vs Belgium = Belgium 1-0

Germany vs Slovakia = Germany 2-0
Italy vs Spain = Spain 1-0

France vs Ireland = France 2-0
Iceland vs England = Iceland 1-0

Quarter Finals

Swiss vs Croatia = Croatia 2-1
Wales vs Belgium = Wales 2-1

Germany vs Spain = Spain 2-1
France vs Iceland = France 1-0

Semi Finals

Croatia vs Wales = Croatia 1-0
Spain vs France = Spain 1-0

Finals

Croatia vs Spain = Spain 3-1

You're down on England, Who?

Man, this tree looks crazy



all the favourites on one side, the other side full of underdogs. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks that, despite their disappointing performances in the group stage, Portugal could win it all.
Messi wins the Copa, Cristiano the Euro, both Nike and Adidas happy.

That aside, here's what I got

Last 16
Swiss vs Poland
Croatia vs Portugal

Wales vs Northern Ireland
Hungary vs Belgium

Germany vs Slovakia
Italy vs Spain

France vs Ireland
Iceland vs England

The toughest matchup to predict is obviously Italy/Spain. Italy may not have the individual quality, but they play really well as a team, and they're always exceptional when it comes to the small, tactical details. The other tough match is Croatia/Portugal. As I said, Portugal looked rather ordinary, and Croatia has a pretty darn strong team, but one inspired performance from Cristiano could change everything.
"In Danny we trust" is so 2016.

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2016, 10:23:22 AM »

Offline Who

  • James Naismith
  • *********************************
  • Posts: 36488
  • Tommy Points: 1821
Yeah, I am not a big fan of England.

They do not know what their best formation is. They do not know what their best forward combinations are. England do not know what their best midfield combinations are. They are still struggling to pin down a specific style of play. Because of all that uncertainty, I do not think they have developed enough chemistry / understanding of how to play alongside each other and how to create chances well enough against (1) high quality sides or (2) strong defensive teams.

That is why I like Iceland. They are a dogged defensive team and I think they can frustrate England's attacking play and to get lucky on a counter attack or set piece at some point.

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 10:35:48 AM »

Offline Casperian

  • Ray Allen
  • ***
  • Posts: 3372
  • Tommy Points: 524
Yeah, I am not a big fan of England.

They do not know what their best formation is. They do not know what their best forward combinations are. England do not know what their best midfield combinations are. They are still struggling to pin down a specific style of play. Because of all that uncertainty, I do not think they have developed enough chemistry / understanding of how to play alongside each other and how to create chances well enough against (1) high quality sides or (2) strong defensive teams.

That is why I like Iceland. They are a dogged defensive team and I think they can frustrate England's attacking play and to get lucky on a counter attack or set piece at some point.

All good points. I like Iceland, it's always amazing what they can get out of their limited player pool, but I don't think England will lose just yet. Too much pride on the table. The thing about this England team is that they finally look like a bunch of players who want to be there, who want to have success with England, not just "grow their brand". They're not very good, but they're young and full of energy.
I don't think they'll give up so easily.
"In Danny we trust" is so 2016.

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2016, 09:41:39 AM »

Offline LatterDayCelticsfan

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1754
  • Tommy Points: 128
  • Its RE-SIGN, not RESIGN
Seeing portugal getting schooled in a big way. Just a hunch.
If you haven't heard Salsa Celtica you haven't heard Salsa

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2016, 12:50:20 PM »

Offline Who

  • James Naismith
  • *********************************
  • Posts: 36488
  • Tommy Points: 1821
Italy have been fantastic. Surprised by how lackluster Spain have been. Italy have completely taken the Spanish out of their game.

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2016, 04:55:25 PM »

Offline Yoki_IsTheName

  • Satch Sanders
  • *********
  • Posts: 9893
  • Tommy Points: 1127
  • I'm a Paul Heyman guy.
So, England Brexit the Euros, courtesy of Iceland.

My oh my, how bad is this going to be for English football?


"The Boston Celtics are not a basketball team, they are a way of life."

- Red


Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2016, 04:59:23 PM »

Offline Casperian

  • Ray Allen
  • ***
  • Posts: 3372
  • Tommy Points: 524
TP, Who, you called it. Should've listened to you, what a pathetic performance. You think we'll live to see the day when England has an at least adequate goalie?

Best joke I've heard?
Rumor has it, Lagerbäck, the Iceland coach, told his team before the game: "Lads, it's Tottenham".  :laugh:

my gut feeling for the next round

Poland vs Portugal
Wales vs Belgium

Germany vs Italy
France vs Iceland
"In Danny we trust" is so 2016.

Re: Euro 2016
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2016, 05:09:30 PM »

Online kozlodoev

  • Reggie Lewis
  • ***************
  • Posts: 15814
  • Tommy Points: 1101
So, England Brexit the Euros, courtesy of Iceland.

My oh my, how bad is this going to be for English football?
The British teams brought some of the most uninspired football to these Euros starting with game 1. I'm amazed England made it this far, frankly.
(Formerly) managing Rilski Sportist to glory at http://www.buzzerbeater.com