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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby Mike Dean » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:24 am

We are not giving Portugal enough credit.

Massive underdogs playing a Euro Finals against a very talented host nation. 8 minutes into a finals match they lose their best player and really their best hope of securing a goal to beat the heavily favored French side. They could have easily catered and no one would blame them. At that point everyone expected France to cake walk to the trophy. Instead, Portugal dug in, kept fighting, kept growing in confidence as the match progressed, and actually produced two best chances in the extra time. One hit the post, the other went in the net.

If it had been England, everyone here would be raving about heart and determination etc. etc.
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby Cripps » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:29 am

Portugal are the classic underdog story.

If someone before the tournament had said what's least likely to happen from the following

1 - wales semi final
2 - Iceland QF
3 - Portugal winning it

All would have chosen 3.

And to do it in the final having the best player in the world injured and to overcome that disappointment, what a night.
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Re: Final (POR - FRA)

Postby Cripps » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:12 am

Dejan wrote:
Dejan wrote:France will win and ronaldo will cry

Half right.
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby Santi » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:17 am

Mike Dean wrote:We are not giving Portugal enough credit.

Massive underdogs playing a Euro Finals against a very talented host nation. 8 minutes into a finals match they lose their best player and really their best hope of securing a goal to beat the heavily favored French side. They could have easily catered and no one would blame them. At that point everyone expected France to cake walk to the trophy. Instead, Portugal dug in, kept fighting, kept growing in confidence as the match progressed, and actually produced two best chances in the extra time. One hit the post, the other went in the net.

If it had been England, everyone here would be raving about heart and determination etc. etc.


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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby GoonerAlexandre » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:20 am

Seriously? Portugal lost probably a mediocre player and managed to bring their best player of the tournament Quaresma on early. I expected them to win from there. Quaresma is quality. Current form Ronaldo is not
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby OptimusPrimett » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:26 am

appallingly shite tournament. Delighted it's over.
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby Dejan » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:43 am

OptimusPrimett wrote:appallingly shite tournament. Delighted it's over.
Rest in Peace SE13 :(
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby Fenice » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:02 am

Dejan wrote:
OptimusPrimett wrote:appallingly shite tournament. Delighted it's over.
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby Santi » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:07 am

Fenice wrote:
Dejan wrote:
OptimusPrimett wrote:appallingly shite tournament. Delighted it's over.


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few danny downers in here
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby gooney » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:20 am

Duiring all these euros you guys missed caitlyn Jenner has become a grandmother. Congratulation to her
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby Cripps » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:06 am

Overall the quality wasn't great but ultimately the tournament will be remembered for the winners and therefore it was a great tournament.
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby dolan » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:17 am

Mesüt wrote:
Fenice wrote:
Dejan wrote:
OptimusPrimett wrote:appallingly shite tournament. Delighted it's over.


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They're not wrong. You can't honestly say this was an enjoyable Euros. Unless it's the first Euros you've seen.
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby Pudpop » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:18 am

I enjoyed it. 3rd Euros I've watched
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby Cripps » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:20 am

7th one I've watched.

In order

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2008
1996
2016
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2012
2004
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Re: Final (POR 1-0 FRA)

Postby Santi » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:27 pm

I enjoy watching football so yeah I did enjoy it :dontknow:


Better than f**k all being on between CL final and olympics/prem.
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