Uefa Nations League Page 2

  • Deleted user 15 October 2018 20:37:09
    Well I'm glad I remembered to watch this. Shades of Munich except instead of long balls Spain's defense are terrified of young legs running at them.

    Edited by JiveHound at 20:37:27 15-10-2018
  • captbirdseye 15 Oct 2018 20:42:07 9,017 posts
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    Seems Southgate realised that the shitty system he played in the World Cup was pretty shit.
  • RGeefe 15 Oct 2018 20:46:54 188 posts
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    Right. Finally sat down for the second half. If there's no goals I'll be fucking cheesed off.
  • AboutHalfaStevas 15 Oct 2018 20:47:02 1,292 posts
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    Spain have been absolutely shocking against even a little bit of movement, it's like nobody thought to try it against them before or something.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 15 Oct 2018 21:10:05 13,350 posts
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    This is far more interesting than the equivalent friendly would have been. Really competitive.
  • Baihu1983 15 Oct 2018 21:25:28 10,621 posts
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    Spain have been pretty dirty and should have a few more players on a yellow card
  • Deleted user 15 October 2018 21:41:25
    Spain complaining about time being called when they had 7 minutes added.

    Have that up you, yer basterds
  • RGeefe 15 Oct 2018 21:42:22 188 posts
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    Was slightly hoping Ramos would get his goal taken off him. He is such a cunt.
  • Jono62 16 Oct 2018 22:17:38 21,586 posts
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    Germany lost again. They are clueless without Ozil.
  • fontgeeksogood 16 Oct 2018 22:20:41 4,280 posts
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    He's busy on Twitch
  • FWB 16 Oct 2018 22:25:00 55,486 posts
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    Just sack Loew. Stop pissing about.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Nov 2018 06:52:49 8,777 posts
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    GERMANY RELEGATED
  • Jono62 18 Nov 2018 16:13:11 21,586 posts
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    England won. Thought the game was on later.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 18 Nov 2018 16:14:06 13,350 posts
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    It was a good game.
  • Blackmarsh63 18 Nov 2018 16:24:28 1,912 posts
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    They won their group,whatever that means.
  • Jono62 18 Nov 2018 16:39:29 21,586 posts
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    It means England have a chance to be UEFA Nations league winner as we were in the top tier. Portugal are already though. France or Holland, Switzerland or Belgium will make up the other two spots.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 18 Nov 2018 17:23:43 13,350 posts
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    For all the sniffyness about the tournament, it’s clearly been taken seriously by the teams. So for us to win a group with Spain and Croatia is a big deal. Combined with getting to the semis of the World Cup, and with all the young exciting talent in the team (not to mention the major youth tournaments won in recent years) it feels like we’re genuinely back as a force in international football. Which is nice.
  • Youthist 18 Nov 2018 17:39:28 13,552 posts
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    Yeah I will definitely be staying up later to watch the game on ITV - staying up to watch an England game are words I never thought I would be saying again pre-Southgate era.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 18 Nov 2018 18:58:11 13,350 posts
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    Just read it’s the first time we’ve come back in the last twenty minutes since Cameroon 1990.
  • Dgzter 18 Nov 2018 19:11:56 2,514 posts
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    ‘Which was a fucking robbery!’ exclaimed five-year-old me.
  • super_whiskey 18 Nov 2018 19:38:50 281 posts
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    Does topping our group mean that we've qualified for Euro 2020 and therefore when the qualifying stages come around we don't need to bother with them?

    Do we still have to play the games though?
  • nickthegun 18 Nov 2018 19:44:37 76,174 posts
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    Try getting your head around this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2020_qualifying
  • Jono62 18 Nov 2018 19:45:37 21,586 posts
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    No, we haven't qualified for the Euros.
  • super_whiskey 18 Nov 2018 20:18:26 281 posts
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    Having read that it still makes no sense.
  • robc84 18 Nov 2018 20:27:53 13,031 posts
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    So if you win your nations league... group (as in you win the final for your group) you are guaranteed a playoff place for the Euro qualifiers? And if you have already qualified that goes to the next ranked team in your group?
  • MrFlay 18 Nov 2018 23:41:38 3,890 posts
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    Also the Nation's League tables are used to seed teama for the qualifiers. It's the most pointless tournament ever.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 19 Nov 2018 07:01:15 13,350 posts
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    What’s the point of any tournament? If the teams take it seriously then it’s competitive and entertaining, which is the only point of any competition.
  • robc84 19 Nov 2018 07:15:03 13,031 posts
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    I think it’s been great. Perhaps a bit over complicated, but like kal says , the fact all the teams are taking it seriously makes it really good to watch, and much more interesting than meaningless friendlies.
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Nov 2018 20:22:29 25,100 posts
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    Wow, I’m watching Scotland and they’re actually not looking shit. I expect heartbreak and glorious failure of course.
  • Jono62 20 Nov 2018 20:49:49 21,586 posts
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    Has McLeish finally got rid of hoof ball?
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