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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Richard A » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:56 pm

Though Oyazabal should have avoided it going to extra time.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Lianachan » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:59 pm

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Saw that. Huge rise in covid cases here, and our only hospital is overwhelmed. Doesn’t stop thousands of entitled and maskless English tourists coming up in their Gammon Wagons, of course.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:14 am

Two guesses why I haven't been in the centre of Edinburgh in months?
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Arneb » Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:24 am

FAZ's predictor has England as a 4:3 favourite over Denmark. Over here in our classy retreat in the Fichtel Mointains, we are rooting for the underdog, go, Danish Dynamite!
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Lianachan » Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:33 am

I have an archaeology meeting at 19:30 tonight, so probably won't see the match.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:26 pm

I have absolutely nothing important on so won't see the match.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:26 pm

Oh, I should have said today's TdF stage is a barnburner, twice over Mont Ventoux and riders all over southern France.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Lianachan » Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:41 pm

Copa America final is Brazil v Argentina. As it starts at what is 2 am on Sunday over here, I'm unlikely to see that either.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Arneb » Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:51 pm

England 2 - 1 Denmark

Sadness all around, our love for Richard and his folk notwithstanding. That it came about with an almost saved penalty after an outrageous dive makes us all the madder.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Richard A » Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:17 pm

Well, Arneb, there’s the World Cup next year. And while you found the dive outrageous, I was pretty pissed at the openly sad look on the Dutch ref’s face. The German ref - who I note is from Berlin - has always been scrupulously fair. But that sadness on the Dutchman’s face made us angry. Which made the outcome all the sweeter.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Arneb » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:06 am

There is that, yes. But maybe he was just sad about having made the wrong decision...
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:17 am

Arneb wrote:There is that, yes. But maybe he was just sad about having made the wrong decision...

Yeah, this.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:53 pm

England due to be severly tutted at.

UEFA statement today wrote:Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (2-1), played on 7 July at Wembley Stadium, London.
Charges against England :

Use of laser pointer by its supporters - Article 16(2)(d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem - Article 16(2)(g) DR

Lighting of fireworks by its supporters - Article 16(2)(c) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) in due course.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Arneb » Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:06 pm

Oh, I can almost feel their trembles of fear.

Whatever my own preferences, the win was deserved, of course. Denmark were slightly worse at preventing goals, but definitely a lot worse at even trying to create danger. Trying to tackle and free-kick your way into the penalty shootout and then may the force be with us only carries you so far, and the English team were easily a notch or two above that. So yeah, shitty penalty, below standard ref, vile England fans and really bad luck when Denmark would have needed some. But the right team in the final at the end.

My prediction is a spanking at the hands of Italy, but we have seen an upset or two in this tournament, and the seething, disease-ridden masses in the stadium will definitely be a factor.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:35 pm

From what I saw, they definitely had more of the ball and more chances. However, an extremely dubious win.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:46 pm

I am off to Brexitshire tomorrow and the one redeeming feature was that I would be on a canal boat with no tv. The Mem has just told me there is a tv . . .
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:56 pm

Doesn’t mean you have to put the damn thing on....

I’m off to Edinburgh this weekend. Harryhausen exhibition in the national gallery.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:30 pm

Well now. Don’t think we’ve encountered this scenario for our tally before. Does this count?
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Arneb » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:46 pm

Since we aren't counting for anything but fun, I'd sa 'green table' results can be ignored.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:34 am

Agreed, let’s only count played matches. Which we’ll have less of in the league cup now, thanks to this making it much harder to progress.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Heid the Ba » Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:13 am

Lianachan wrote:Doesn’t mean you have to put the damn thing on....

I’m off to Edinburgh this weekend. Harryhausen exhibition in the national gallery.

The Mem went to that, it is supposed to be very good.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Мастер » Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:20 pm

So the English and Irish pubs seem to be opening Monday at 8 am because of the Euro final.

Which is odd, because it's on at 3 am.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Arneb » Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:33 pm

Lianachan wrote:England due to be severly tutted at.

UEFA statement today wrote:Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (2-1), played on 7 July at Wembley Stadium, London.
Charges against England :

Use of laser pointer by its supporters - Article 16(2)(d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem - Article 16(2)(g) DR

Lighting of fireworks by its supporters - Article 16(2)(c) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) in due course.


How very dare you belittle the injustice and umiliation England has een made to suffer at the hands from the heavy-handed, partial and self-righteous UEFA disciplinary commission - a body with no jurisdiction or justification at all, as it was not instituted by the Crown! And the outrageous amount! 30 thousand Euro! In real money, that must be something like 3 Shilling Sixpence per ticket sold. And all that for nothing but good, patriotic behaviour. It used to be that NOT booing a non-British National anthem was considered beyond the pale. It used to be that NOT attacking someone from the stands who was standing in the way of English success was considered unpatriotic. It used to be that good, hard-working patriots used fireworks for a little fun and directed it towards the enemy crowd (or, for that matter, their combattants). You know nothing of good supporter behaviour, sir, absolutely nothing.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Lianachan » Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:50 pm

Aye, that'll learn them up right nice.
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Re: What sports teams do you support?

Postby Richard A » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:16 am

Yes, the behaviour of the English fans was despicable - no getting around it. And 30,000 euros is indeed not a lot. I'd kind of expected it to be the equivalent of about £300,000 by now, but that doesn't seem to have happened. At least England football representatives who carry respect here - not only Gareth Southgate (who could arguably have seen England disqualified and the trophy handed to Italy without even bothering with a match) but also Gary Lineker - have spoken out. I particularly liked Gareth Southgate's call not to boo the Italian anthem: "when we play away and our anthem gets booed, it makes us all the more determined". But a clear line needs to be drawn - given the amount of TV, CC and otherwise, footage of the fans, it shouldn't be too difficult to identify whoever shone a laser pen at Schmeichel. And then to give them a sharp reminder that even possession of one of those things is an offence not only under UEFA disciplinary regulations but also the criminal law.
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