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Who Will Win Euro 2020  

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  1. 1. Who will win ?

  2. 2. How much will you watch?

    • As much as possible
    • Only the big games, big teams
    • From knockout rounds only
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    • Just England matches , or other home nations
    • One or two matches only
    • Absolutely zero, couldn't give a fig

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Who is going to win the Euros, who would you like to win it, do you care and how much will you watch ?

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I think the BBCs comments about the feed are a complete cop out. Yes they have no control over the match cameras and what is shown, that is always the case in these tournaments, but they do have have

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I’ve voted for France; just because I don’t know the state of the other favourites in the competition less England. How strong are Spain and Germany? Italy strengthened after their recent fall from the top? The Portuguese always do well in these tournaments too...

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I’ve voted for france . I expect little from us . I find Southgate’s teams reflect Southgate , boring and bland . It’s painful watching us . He loves to rely on set pieces so I’m surprised he didn’t pick Ward-Prowse in among his 57 defenders , I’m sure he could fit in at right back if needed 

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I think Italy are peaking at the right time, have a settled team and a group that looks promising for them.

I don’t feel good at all about England’s defence which is the weakest and most inexperienced part of the team in terms of big time football.  Maybe they’ll rise to the occasion.

My other shout was for Spain as they looked great in the last few months playing other top European nations.  However their preparations have been thrown into disarray due to Covid which will either galvanise or break them I feel.

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No idea who are favourites and I honestly have no idea who is good or bad for England. But I'll watch the England games anyway. 

They do seem a bloody boring side to watch but I hope I'm wrong, I haven't really watched enough of them lately to have a real opinion.

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Its hard to look past France, on paper their second team would be good enough to win.

That said the Euros have a way of enabling sides who are plucky or take their rare chances. Denmark, Greece, even Wales and Iceland making it very far etc. Only Spain in 2008-2012 properly dominated like a tournament favourite should on the way to winning.

Sadly I don't see England in that same way. Perhaps its 23 years of punishment forcing me to be pessimistic? That said, low expectations were good in the most recent world cup. My main gripe is that we still don't seem to be able to attack creatively outside of set pieces despite having as good an attack as anyone in the world.

Germany, Italy and Spain look solid as ever. The Netherlands are finally coming good again after a few years in the doldrums. Belgium, like England, have so much talent but just don't seem to be able to get the best out of it in a creative sense at times.

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Our midfield was absolute rubbish in recent tournaments , devoid of any creativity , drive or threat at all . Hopefully Henderson won’t get fit and Southgate decides to play some players who can actually be lively and go forward , rather than pass endlessly sideways and backwards very slowly . There’s this thing about possession , which is pointless really if you’re going nowhere . Just have a go at least and we’ll accept failure a bit easier 

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3 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

Perhaps its 23 years of punishment forcing me to be pessimistic?

Noob.

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1 minute ago, Tommygilf said:

Well I say 23 years, I can actually only remember as far back as Euro2004...

Really should have beaten Portugal.

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10 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

Really should have beaten Portugal.

God yes , that was the tournament . Rooney would have won us that comp , one hundred percent . But even then we scored and just stopped playing . I clearly remember Motson saying ‘ England are playing like it’s the last 5 minutes ‘  . Then the goal we conceded , then the disallowed goal ... If tournaments were won on what ifs we’d have stars galore on our strip . We do get some bad luck as well mind , added to often not being quite good enough or having the winning mentality when it really counts . And a bit of shooting ourselves in the head . Apart from that tournaments are great fun 

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God yes , that was the tournament . Rooney would have won us that comp , then the usual bad luck struck . But even then we scored and just stopped playing . I clearly remember Motson saying ‘ England are playing like it’s the last 5 minutes ‘  . Then the goal we conceded , then the disallowed goal ... If tournaments were won on what ifs we’d have stars galore on our strip . We do get some bad luck as well mind , added to often not being quite good enough or having the winning mentality when it really counts . And a bit of shooting ourselves in the head . Apart from that tournaments are great fun 

Yeah, in many ways, that was the one more than Euro 96 because the path was right there.

I'm a very fairweather England fan so I'm not even sure when or who we're playing in the group stages. I'll pay proper attention if we look like doing anything interesting.

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One thing I remember about that match was Ashley Cole chasing Ronaldo up and down the wing all night and doing a great job . Greece winning it just made it sink home even more , we had a good side there . Euro 96 all I see is Gazza not getting his sliding foot on that ball and Andy Moller taking the proverbial after the penalty .

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4 minutes ago, DavidM said:

One thing I remember about that match was Ashley Cole chasing Ronaldo up and down the wing all night and doing a great job . Greece winning it just made it sink home even more , we had a good side there . Euro 96 all I see is Gazza not getting his sliding foot on that ball and Andy Moller taking the proverbial after the penalty .

I was mostly incredibly drunk for Euro 96 which turned out to the best coping strategy.

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6 hours ago, Johnoco said:

No idea who are favourites and I honestly have no idea who is good or bad for England. But I'll watch the England games anyway. 

They do seem a bloody boring side to watch but I hope I'm wrong, I haven't really watched enough of them lately to have a real opinion.

Pretty much this!

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I think learning to play at a slower tempo is the only hope for England if you want to win the tournament especially with it being further expanded.  That’s why I think to the frustration of a lot of England fans, Southgate is deliberately preparing the ground for the long run.

Realistically the format doesn’t suit us and it’s not surprising that teams either built around possession or rock solid defence or a balance will have the advantage when fatigue starts to kick in later in proceedings.

There’s a lot of attacking talent in the England squad on paper, but not much of it has played together in the national team.  Hopefully players can gel quickly, we’ll avoid injuries and get some luck in the tournament draw like we had in Russia.

 

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25 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

I'm a very fairweather England fan so I'm not even sure when or who we're playing in the group stages.

Croatia , Scotland and erm someone else . I’m all over it ...

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Just now, Gerrumonside ref said:

Czech Republic 

Is it true they’re officially Czechia ? I thought I heard that somewhere 

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