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1 Posted 11/06/2021 at 19:09:33
They are light years ahead of the "Golden Generation"...Does this make me English ?
Good luck to the Jocks too. I'd love them to go deep into this competition. Shrewd manager who will get the best out of his players.
In fact. Good luck to everyone. I'm going to relax and enjoy this tournament after the stress and misery everyone has had to endure
2 Posted 11/06/2021 at 19:21:35
3 Posted 11/06/2021 at 19:27:19
France all day for me.
A decent sized bet is on
4 Posted 11/06/2021 at 19:46:05
5 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:02:11
I reckon Portugal will win it
6 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:19:26
7 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:25:54
Yeah I hate the wearing away kits just for the sake of it. Don't tell me it's because fans need a contrast to see it on black and white tv.
Chiellini two golden chances to score in a minute. Championship at best. Lol but seriously what a great CB he has been for club and country. Would love to have someone like him for my club and country
8 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:34:38
The away kit is because fans watching in B&W need the contrast.
9 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:41:06
10 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:43:03
11 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:43:12
12 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:44:01
At least I had a bit of interest, ToffeeWebers “Where are youâ€
13 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:44:18
14 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:46:45
15 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:47:43
16 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:48:35
17 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:51:02
18 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:51:19
You havent done enough and until you do, stop bleating
19 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:53:46
20 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:53:50
Ahh the good old days, late 70s early 80s seriously though did Imre ever play for Turkey?
21 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:57:30
22 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:57:38
23 Posted 11/06/2021 at 20:59:05
No. He was born in England though I'm not sure of his origins. But that said he'd played in the days when Turkey were at the San Marino level and regularly beat 8-0 by England.
Yes I like Insigne, he's like a not as good version of Aguero which means he's pretty good.
Yeah the ridiculous penalty appeals. Thankfully we don't have EPL refs otherwise we'd have seen five given
24 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:00:28
25 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:01:04
26 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:03:06
I'm 58 and I've watched them all that I could ,I've never once at the end said, well that was a shit tournament.
There's always something going on, great games, odd results, great teams, dark horses etc,
it's a break from the usual shit show if nothing else.
27 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:06:25
I'd have thought you're resigned that by now after 3,500 minutes of Everton this past season
28 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:12:15
29 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:18:25
On dark horses, I'm fascinated to see if Hungary can even get a touch of the ball. What kind of warped seeding system has them in a group with the world champions, Euro champions and Germany. While the Netherlands get Ukraine, Austria and not even all the Macedonians, just the northerners. Regardless, I'll be waving my Ferencvaros flag and thinking of Detari and Puskas
30 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:19:19
31 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:19:48
32 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:23:56
33 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:25:03
34 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:29:18
True but they made the last 16 in the last Euros which is more than can be said for Austria Ukraine or North Macedonia. But my bigger issue is having Portugal France and Germany together. That's madness
35 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:33:21
36 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:34:36
37 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:38:09
38 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:38:12
39 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:41:15
40 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:46:10
I wish, please enlighten me.
41 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:47:27
42 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:50:18
43 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:51:25
44 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:52:37
I used to watch that too. Samp with Mancini, Vialli and Lombardo. They were my “second teamâ€ after Altobelli and Jugens Inter.
Anyway, great result for Italy. Laid down a marker against a decent side. Mancini? How much to pay off the rest of his five year contract??
45 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:53:30
46 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:56:28
47 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:58:57
48 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:05:08
49 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:07:11
50 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:08:21
Didn't he have a spell at Palace?
51 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:11:06
52 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:14:47
I seem to recall seeing him at Selhurst versus us in the late 90s. I lived near London then so used to go to all the away games in the city. Palace fans (despite the annoying band) were usually the most welcoming. Aside from Wimbledon as they were outnumbered by Everton fans
53 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:16:29
54 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:18:07
Hungary 10 El Salvador 1
One of the finest games I ever saw.
55 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:18:07
Hungary 10 El Salvador 1
One of the finest games I ever saw.
56 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:23:02
The only baldie Russians I recall were Nikita Krushev and Nikolai Volkoff
57 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:26:53
Update: tells you what some good visual memories will do to your recollection...The take on his time at CP was that he was too good for the rest. Generally a frustrated time with him only scoring five that year. Looked ace every time on MoD though, heh.
58 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:32:45
59 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:32:46
60 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:34:56
61 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:38:17
62 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:45:34
63 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:46:11
64 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:46:18
65 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:48:55
66 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:49:09
67 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:53:17
68 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:54:26
All the front line workers, nurses and doctors should get one for what they have done in the last 18 months not just Manure and City footballers !!!!!
69 Posted 11/06/2021 at 22:56:54
Is it time for Brands to go as Jorge Mendes will now be our de facto DoF.
70 Posted 11/06/2021 at 23:01:25
Just treat it as a waste of time, stressed over it for years,it's always been a waste of energy, it'll never change.
71 Posted 11/06/2021 at 23:01:54
72 Posted 11/06/2021 at 23:05:15
73 Posted 11/06/2021 at 23:09:28
74 Posted 11/06/2021 at 23:10:15
Evertonians, more than almost any fans, would appreciate a team that plays with high energy, strong intensity and good pressing while still being organised at the back. Why do we not appoint a manager who plays in this style?!
75 Posted 11/06/2021 at 23:11:15
Cherie Lunghi from The Manageress wasn't interested, neither was Joss of Jossys Giants. Get over it
76 Posted 11/06/2021 at 23:12:58
Zaha uis the only player who does anything for them and that isn't often.
Like all of us we have no option but to take what is available and after the big failures over the last five years can Nuno do any worse. Solksjar looks lost in the Old Trafford job but is eking by with the riches Manure has.
77 Posted 11/06/2021 at 23:17:44
78 Posted 11/06/2021 at 23:18:09
The Italians stopped bleating and decided to do something about it. You do under stand that ?
79 Posted 12/06/2021 at 06:35:16
Darren @1; the beauty of not really following a national side. I can relax and just enjoy the football, especially after endless days of fretting recently.
I thought Italy were fantastic last night. They're my second favourites after France.
Belgium still have a very strong team, never rule out the Germans even though they're in transition and England have a chance.
Dark horses for me? I'm going to call out Denmark.
80 Posted 12/06/2021 at 06:36:10
81 Posted 12/06/2021 at 08:59:03
Italy have a history of playing a game which is based on a very strong defence (catenaccio) coupled with brilliant counter attack. Remind you of Everton's formation under Ancelotti - great away from home but crap at home?Ancelotti had not moved on from the style he played in and managed through his career but Mancini (especially with his experience in England) has modified the style that Italy now play. Gone has the back 3 (the old BBC - Bonucci, Barzagli, Chillini) they now play a 4-3-3 style but with a lot of fluidity, using Insigne as their main playmaker ('fantasista'). Yet Italy have no big target man, so they rely on midfielders to get forward and there central forward Immobile to move the centre halfs out of position and create space. Also look how defenders take the ball out of defence (e.g. Chillini and Florenzi last night) to make an extra man for the 8 man Turkey defence to think about.
28 games without a defeat and 9 wins without a goal against is a great record. Lets hope any new Everton manager is taking note.
82 Posted 12/06/2021 at 09:06:11
83 Posted 12/06/2021 at 09:14:53
I was surprised at how good Italy played last night. Even more surprised by their pressing and hunger for goals once they had scored. A total sea change from the catenaccio.
That's exactly the style of footy fans want to watch.
I hope the officials carry on in the same way throughout the tournament. It's embarrassing comparing the English refs to what we witnessed last night. An English ref would have got involved too much.
84 Posted 12/06/2021 at 09:15:43
Where are you in Italy? I worked in Anzio and lived in Latina for 2 years.
Have a soft spot for Roma.
85 Posted 12/06/2021 at 15:37:15
86 Posted 12/06/2021 at 15:54:33
87 Posted 12/06/2021 at 16:01:07
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