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    Road to Euro 2008

    Alright fans, here's the official Road to Euro 2008 thread!



    Since the qualifyings went into phase two, it's time to get the ball rolling so to speak...

    The official homepage is http://www.uefa.com , check out your fave team's stats and group info there.

    This thread will be kept open until the official play-offs and then either merged with a new Euro 2k8 thread or closed, depending on the number of replies.

    So... fire away!

    Germany played Czech Republic (both group D) on last Sat and won 2:1 (1:0), nice match. Our boys obviously still are hungry enough but the indecisive Czechs also helped a lot. Man of the match was Kevin Kuranyi with two goals... he still had a thing to settle with ex-coach Klinsmann for not letting him in the WC 2k6 team but I guess that's a thing of the past now.

    I was a bit disappointed in the Czechs, they showed so much potential during euro 2k4 but had to leave WC 2k6 early and obviously still labour on their old problems.

    Anyway, the next qualifying day will be come Wednesday 28th (matchday 9) with Italy - Scotland as my fave of the lot (20:50 CET, Bari, Italy)... let's see what happens, hope there won't be another hool rage...
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    so Takumaji...do you see your boys meeting our boys(Portugal) in the final?

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    Why not, could be a cool match.

    But basically I have a different dream match - Germany - Italy...
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    Nice thread. How about a Champions League one too?


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    Ah well, Champions League... Kahn got banned from the next match vs Milan because of his tirades against doping tests, he was tested negative but that wasn't the point, they treated him like shit during the tests and so he let loose his mouth... which almost always means trouble.

    In Kahn's case, he has to pay a €12,339 fine, quite hefty if you ask me. His team mate Lucio also yelled at the testers, his fine is half that of Kahn.

    UEFA and FIFA have too much power IMO.
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    Nice thread! It's a pity Germany was beaten by Italy in semi-final in WC06. Let's see how Germany does in Euro 08.
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    Do you guys really think that England won't qualify for next summer's finals, or is the sweeping disapproval the quality of play from the team?

    I don't think England is playing well, but I still think they'll qualify for the finals. Isn't this only the halfway point of this group stage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitkit.com
    Nice thread! It's a pity Germany was beaten by Italy in semi-final in WC06. Let's see how Germany does in Euro 08.
    Pity, yes, but our boys are to blame, they didn't play full-scale back then, that was all. I still don't think Italy beat us because they actually were the better team.

    Specially that counter-goal by Italy was inexcuseable... god, I remember how my heart sank when I saw the Italian striker tank towards Lehmann, I knew what would happen... but that's a thing of the past, WC is over, Italy got the cup, congrats to them, end of story!

    I hope our team will perform better this time, even though we lost a test match against Denmark (0:1) a few days ago. Loew said that was due to extensive tests with 5 or 6 new and very young players.. excuses, excuses...
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    good thread indeed. about time the beautiful game gets some more mention here (and yes yanks, stay out of here )

    germany not beating italy was a shame.... i am not keen at all on the italian team. And don't get me started on Materazzi...

    I am very pleased with the way sotland are playing. Having lived there for 9 years I do follow them a bit and it is good that they finally got some good management in smith and now McLeish. Berti Vogts just wasn't right for a scottish team.

    Re England... they will qualify for sure. They've got the quality. Whether they'll live up to their potential however is another question.... and the answer is prolly 'no'. Far too influenced by a negative media, and it seems that most players prefer their clubs

    Germany have a decent side.
    But come to think of it, the international football hasn't got me at all exited.
    I am an avid follower of the Barclays Premiership and find the internationals always an unwelcome break from club fixtures. Maybe i start to see it the same as the players now
    I hope ManUtd win the league... and of course I hope that Werder can get their finger out in the Bundesliga

    anyway, good thread, keep it coming!

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    it's amazing to see people are still moaning about italy winning the world cup

    they were obviously the best team and rightly won

    all your whining is lame and laughable and won't change the fact they won the damn trophy for the 4ht time

    and could have been the fifth ( see usa 1994 )

    but it's obviously just luck and nothing else

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fran
    it's amazing to see people are still moaning about italy winning the world cup

    they were obviously the best team and rightly won

    all your whining is lame and laughable and won't change the fact they won the damn trophy for the 4ht time

    and could have been the fifth ( see usa 1994 )

    but it's obviously just luck and nothing else
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fran

    they were obviously the best team and rightly won
    ye...sure......

    football banter, cannea beat it

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    I'm as big an England fan as you will find anywhere, but I have to say that we are shockingly bad at the moment, and we were poor in last years WC, in fact overall we have not performed as well as we could for a very long time. We need a decent manager more than anything.

    I think we'll scrape through and qualify but with the current manager and with the teams he puts out, we will go nowhere in the tournament... as per usual really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazuya_UK
    I think we'll scrape through and qualify but with the current manager and with the teams he puts out, we will go nowhere in the tournament... as per usual really.

    Kaz
    I really wonder why... England has so many excellent players in the premier league. Perhaps it's because they get too much money and fame... you know, the "Beckham syndrome"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takumaji
    I really wonder why... England has so many excellent players in the premier league. Perhaps it's because they get too much money and fame... you know, the "Beckham syndrome"...
    part of the reason.
    another is the the insane and silly media pressure in England.
    the players and manager are always critised and seldom get support.
    Just before the last world cup the papers made up that stupid story about then manager Sven E. talking to sheicks about buying aston villa and him then becoming their manager. I mean, to do this to your own team just before a World Cup in order to sell papers. Real stupid. But the English media always manage to unsettle the team i think

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    Sorry to interrupt the UEFA thread but...





    Our team 1. FC Nuernberg is the new DFB Cup winner 2007!!

    The match vs current League Master VFB Stuttgart took place in the Olympiastadion Berlin on Saturday at 8 pm.

    Nuernberg started with lots of pressure but it did not work out very well at first when Stuttgart's Cacau (a former Nuernberg player) scored 1:0 for Stuttgart in the 20th. Seven minutes later Marek Mintal (FCN) equalized the score again, much to the dismay of Cacau and the rest of the VFB team.



    Ten minutes later in the 37th, Cacau attacked Mintal with a punch to the chest and was rightfully send off with a red card.

    VFB's Fernando Meira then fouled FCN star player Mintal who just came back from a recuperation phase after having been heavily injured in a League match, sadly Meira recieved no red card for his attack which sent Mintal back to the hospital for about a month or two.

    Two minutes after half time Engelhardt (FCN) scored a very nice head goal (1:2) but then VFB's Gomez stumbled over FCN goalie Schaefer... ...and of course ref Weiner immediately pointed to the penalty kick mark. Pardo took care of it and equalized the score again (2:2).

    In the 2nd part of overtime, Nuernberg's Jan Kristiansen nailed the box shut with his 2:3, a real sunday goal and the birth of a new legend.



    Man, what a night, what a party! Nuernberg has not won a League or DFB title since 1968 and frankly none of us thought this DFB Cup thing could work but obviousy Stuttgart can't win against us, it's the third time in a row that FCN beats VFB, even though the latter is the current league master team.

    For more footage and DFB Cup final reports, visit the 1. FCN homepage at http://www.fcn.de .

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    Is it me or does no one even talk about Milan winning the UEFA, lol. To bad to cuz I was going for Liverpool, lol didnt want milan to tie my club (Boca Juniors) in international cups, oh well we'll be number 1 after the copa libertadores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Geo MVS
    Is it me or does no one even talk about Milan winning the UEFA, lol. To bad to cuz I was going for Liverpool, lol didnt want milan to tie my club (Boca Juniors) in international cups, oh well we'll be number 1 after the copa libertadores.
    FC Sevilla it is...

    Ah well, was a nice match, too bad I had to watch in in a pub because none of our TV stations covered it.

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    Portugal won over Belgium last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Denim
    Portugal won over Belgium last weekend.
    And then drawn against Koweit on a friendly ...

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    ahahah they deserved that!

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    ...and Germany won 2:1 against Slovakia on Wed.

    Not the best match I've seen but oh well.

    Has anyone seen the match France - Georgia? Georgia gave France a hard time, that's for sure... I really like the spirit of smaller teams like Georgia, Slovakia, etc., most of them are still hungry and always ready to fight 'til the end.
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    So... my club 1. FC Nürnberg just beat AZ Alkmaar 2:1 !!

    This is the first UEFA cup victory for of my team since 1963 !

    YES!

    FCN wasn't that hot in our national league (Bundesliga) in the last couple of matches but their UEFA Cup performance was amazing so far.

    UEFA Cup, Euro, World Cup, BRING IT ON!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takumaji
    So... my club 1. FC Nürnberg just beat AZ Alkmaar 2:1 !!

    This is the first UEFA cup victory for of my team since 1963 !

    YES!

    FCN wasn't that hot in our national league (Bundesliga) in the last couple of matches but their UEFA Cup performance was amazing so far.

    UEFA Cup, Euro, World Cup, BRING IT ON!!
    I just wrote out a long response about the german team and why it won't... hopefully I can write a better one now.

    Germany typically seems to do well in the opening, but then suffer towards the latter stages of tournements. The team doesn't have the same magic as when they had Lothar, Jurgen, Rudi, Littbarski, and Brehme all on one pitch together. When it comes to the World Cup, the problem is that it's not going to be in Europe, and I don't think they'll break the tradition of not winnign cups outside Europe - not with the current squad.

    So what's the problem? 1) They need to phase out Lehmann. Too old. The guy was playing professionally when Germany won the last world cup. Train some new talent. Germany needs a goalkeeper for the future. Besides, Lehmann isn't even able to play now. Is Hildbrant really going to be the man of the future? 2) Jurgen should push to have Bastian sent to a better league. Send him to Chelsea for Malouda, loan him somewhere else, but loan him to a better league. No offense, but Bundesliga is second teir. The best teams have their players in either Serie A or Premeirship. Bundesliga is almost as good Eredivise and La Ligua. In fact, I think there are more good teams in Ligue 1 than there are in Bundesliga. Send out Podolski too. The two guys are in the springtime of their youths, and this would help out the national team immensely. Anyhow, that is my view.
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