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Well done Portugal------------------------------------------

If you are old and wise you were probably young and stupid

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Well that was a disappointing tournament all round

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can't believe Portugal won....finally got one right !!!

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Well that was a disappointing tournament all round

24 teams yawn. 

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Great goal to win it. 

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#POR results after 90 minutes, including finishing 3rd in their group:

1-1 vs. #ISL

0-0 vs. #AUT

3-3 vs. #HUN

0-0 vs. #CRO

1-1 vs. #POL

2-0 vs. #WAL

0-0 vs. #FRA

Champions.

I'm an optimistic pessimist. 

I'm positive things will go wrong.

ConanTroutman
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Yakcall wrote:

#POR results after 90 minutes, including finishing 3rd in their group:

1-1 vs. #ISL

0-0 vs. #AUT

3-3 vs. #HUN

0-0 vs. #CRO

1-1 vs. #POL

2-0 vs. #WAL

0-0 vs. #FRA

Champions.

#betterthanwales

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Well that was a thoroughly uninspiring tournament.
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France run out of luck, Portugal not.

I was reading a good interview from Lucien Favre about the Euros. He said to many teams and the players are to tired from the regular season plus Champions league games, he is even more concerned about the plan for 40 nations world cup. He thinks fans are not stupid and will switch of because games going to be boring. He also says soon there will be only 5 5 tactics because players will be so flexible to switch to what ever is need in the game situation. He has not a good single word on Italy, he said they only play 5 in the back because they are just not good enough to play with 4 in the back, and the general lack of talent and no youth. Favre also disliked the whole 'defense tactic' talk he thinking it is easier to defend that why teams do it when they have no other quality. That said he is attack minded coach. He had some nicer words for Germany to actually try to play good football and had the quality but could not compensate all the injury in the semi, he think they are to slow moving forward.

I agree with him about the boring defensive tactics, I rather see my team occasional lose an exciting game than watching a defensive bore fest. It not always the result we like to see, it is the spectacle on the pitch. That why everybody loved Iceland, they played with some guts.

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wellingtonista and benfiquista 

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This must be a dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wellingtonista and benfiquista 

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And what the fudge happened to Eder???!!!!??? In portugal he's seen in the same way as someone like appiah!

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j0n0b4k3r wrote:

And what the fudge happened to Eder???!!!!??? In portugal he's seen in the same way as someone like appiah!

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for the love of god, it's "lose" not "loose"

I like tautologies because I like them.
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Cosimo wrote:

for the love of god, it's "lose" not "loose"

Loose spelling will make them lose street cred with their homies

Actually, getting outplayed quite a bit these days

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Cosimo wrote:

for the love of god, it's "lose" not "loose"

Your really getting wound up their aren't you?

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Shame for France. Jammiest winners ever. Crazy that 1 win and 6 draws in 7 games can win the tournament.

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Loew reckons the Germans were the better team after losing 2 - 0...Anyhow Portugal will beat the French in the final...Really impressed with young Sanches and Ronaldo is firing !

Finally got one right !! Not pretty but effective......
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Euro2016 was a very strange tournament however it was fun being there. I got to see a few games live and traveled to other cities to watch games in the Fan zones.

The best part of the whole thing was the off field stuff. The  thousands of foreign supporters made it a wonderful spectacle. Big ups for both the Irish teams supporters, the Iceland supporters were excellent too. The French too got right into it. France has had a shark 18 months with terrorism and domestic strife and thousands of Frenchies decided it was time to party. The Fan zones were great fun, colourful, loud and lively(some of the fan zones were regularly getting 80,000+ people). France is a great country to have a football tournament. Its easy to get around by fast train, its tourism/hotels/restaurants/bars etc all work very well. The sun shines, the wine/beer  is cheap and its not too expensive outside of Paris.

I have to say that much of the football was often very average. The format where 3rd pool placed teams qualified for the finals was stupid. Many teams played defensively for a draw. Bizarrely most of the top seeds finished on one side of the draw. Portugal deserved to win the final because they outscored France but they were a shark team to watch in most of the earlier games. The Croatia Portugal game was one of the worst games of football that I have had the misfortune to watch in my life. Incredibly Portugal only led for around 75 minutes in the 700+?? minutes they played in the whole tournament.

Heres my picks

best game.....Italy vs Spain

worse game.....Portugal vs Croatia

best team.....Italy followed by France

should have done better......Belgium closely followed by Croatia and Spain

worst team.......England...at least Albania tried to play

best story....Iceland

best player....... Griezmann followed by Buffon

best fans.....Irish

scariest fans...Russians followed by Hungarians 

best stadium...Veledrome in Marseille(and not coz I live down the road)

best bar....can't remember

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So apparently Eric Dier could've played for Portugal considering he was part of the Sporting CP Academy. Why would he choose to play for a team that has had a losing, negative mentality for decades over a team with Cristiano Ronaldo, etc. is beyond me.

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