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Can't get interested in this tournament, know nothing about the format because I can't be bothered to look into it ... nonetheless, Gibraltar win their first ever competitive match! And away from home! Armenia 0 Gibraltar 1! And! Netherlands 3 Germany 0!!

Alma Kirby (Tom D.), Saturday, 13 October 2018 20:46 (ten months ago) link

gibraltar's existence as an international football team or even a place at all is a horrible joke but at least we get to spare a chuckle for armenia

imago, Saturday, 13 October 2018 20:52 (ten months ago) link

The kids were half-decent yesterday, even though 3-0 was too flattering. It does seem with Koeman we have a manager who, for the first time in six years, at least knows what he's doing half of the time. Restructuring Holland still a mammoth task, but the talent is there.

Gott hilfe Germany tho.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 14 October 2018 19:30 (ten months ago) link

It was worth watching that game just to see that the Italians have a player named Lasagna.

droit au butt (Euler), Sunday, 14 October 2018 20:44 (ten months ago) link

Also one of the great continental European Kevins.

continental european footballers called kevin

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 14 October 2018 20:50 (ten months ago) link

Ireland - Denmark 0-0 but without Christian Eriksen.

Frederik B, Sunday, 14 October 2018 20:52 (ten months ago) link

there are more layers to the Lasagna story than I knew

droit au butt (Euler), Sunday, 14 October 2018 21:26 (ten months ago) link

"Kevin" or "Kevinismus" in German has become a short-hand for short-lived fads in given names based in pop culture

Leon Carrotsky (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 14 October 2018 21:35 (ten months ago) link

Gutted it's not Barry, obviously.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Monday, 15 October 2018 07:26 (ten months ago) link

LBI - great to see frenkie and bergwijn play finally!

both looked p decent

nxd, Monday, 15 October 2018 08:49 (ten months ago) link

It feels like the most despondent time to be an Ireland supporter since the Staunton era.

. (Michael B), Monday, 15 October 2018 09:29 (ten months ago) link

xp Even as the most ardent Ajax hater I have to admit Frenkie is really special. He can only end up at City, PSG or Barca imo. And to think he's only 21 years old; the way he reads the play and prances around the pitch is something to behold. His technique is incredible.

Bergwijn* had a great match as well. Really looking forward to PSV vs Spurs because I really think we can show our best (don't count out up and coming Pablo Rosario either).

* but also Denzel Dumfries! Saw a comment on the beeb abt the match from a Scotsman saying: "Holland playing someone named Dumfries (PSV) is the biggest achievement of Scottish football in at least 25 years" which made me chuckle)

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 October 2018 19:13 (ten months ago) link

England two nil up in Spain atm.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 15 October 2018 19:15 (ten months ago) link

Three!

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 15 October 2018 19:23 (ten months ago) link

Must be the Winks effect.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 15 October 2018 19:23 (ten months ago) link

ah, there's a thread for this thing. Thiago aside, this Spain team is absolute muck

Number None, Monday, 15 October 2018 19:26 (ten months ago) link

Lol at Ramos. Shambles. The only thing that can save him now is a red card.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 October 2018 19:28 (ten months ago) link

what on earth, who are these Spanish impostors?

calzino, Monday, 15 October 2018 19:46 (ten months ago) link

It feels like the most despondent time to be an Ireland supporter since the Staunton era.

― . (Michael B), Monday, 15 October 2018 09:29 (ten hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wtf at this

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Monday, 15 October 2018 19:50 (ten months ago) link

OTT perhaps but I haven't felt this despondent about the team in a long while

. (Michael B), Monday, 15 October 2018 21:07 (ten months ago) link

agreed

Number None, Monday, 15 October 2018 21:09 (ten months ago) link

there was a bleak comedy to Stan at least

Number None, Monday, 15 October 2018 21:09 (ten months ago) link

trap lads trap

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Monday, 15 October 2018 21:27 (ten months ago) link

Current reign of O'Neill has a whiff of Final Days of Trap about it with added PsychoKeane in there also

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:52 (ten months ago) link

Christie should have punished that mistake other than that all that’s to report is mcclean trying to kill as many fellas as he can

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:55 (ten months ago) link

it's not actually that good of a free kick lads

Number None, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:08 (ten months ago) link

Top corner me hole

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:09 (ten months ago) link

Griezmann 2 - Germany 1. Is this Löw's last match as Germany manager?

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:32 (ten months ago) link

theyll be looking for a new löw after this new low, the löw affair is well and truly öwer

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:43 (ten months ago) link

Are you stuck in the Pyrenees somewhere? Your ö is shöwing!

(also as if this were whatsapp: i tried to get tix for PSV-Spurs for us but failed; Wanyama's more popular o'er here than I thought!)

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:46 (ten months ago) link

Only seen a 5 min recap but Lloris was playing in beast mode tonight.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:57 (ten months ago) link

xp ah cheers but the days are filled as it is until i get höme

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:59 (ten months ago) link

Gibraltar wins again what the f is happening

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:02 (ten months ago) link

Oh ffs Ireland give us a little help here :( Now we have to at least draw against Wales in Wales.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:06 (ten months ago) link

look if ye cant beat us......

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:10 (ten months ago) link

"Is this Löw's last match as Germany manager?"

such a nation of enfeebled methodists, they are even too polite to sack crap managers :p

calzino, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:11 (ten months ago) link

someone has to nail a theses to the door of the FA iirc

Dmac TT (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:13 (ten months ago) link

look if ye cant beat us......

― Dmac TT (darraghmac), 16. oktober 2018 23:10 (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Only half the time, apparently :(

Frederik B, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:18 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

wtf Scotland running riot here.

ROCK MUSIC (Tom D.), Saturday, 17 November 2018 21:14 (nine months ago) link

Best dressed men in Albania

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 17 November 2018 22:48 (nine months ago) link

better than the world cup this tourney

nxd, Monday, 19 November 2018 10:02 (nine months ago) link

some very enjoyable games, the game between belgium and switzerland last night was a cracker

i still dont know what they are playing for though - placing in the euros?

. (Michael B), Monday, 19 November 2018 10:25 (nine months ago) link

For the sheer love of football

Danton Lok (Noodle Vague), Monday, 19 November 2018 10:27 (nine months ago) link

*wipes away tear*

. (Michael B), Monday, 19 November 2018 10:42 (nine months ago) link

Denmark won promotion, so next year it's six big losses. Yay.

Frederik B, Monday, 19 November 2018 10:51 (nine months ago) link

winner of each of the 4 finals gets a place i think

nxd, Monday, 19 November 2018 10:54 (nine months ago) link

I still don't understand it. Why are all the good teams playing each other, and why is there a sort of numpty section set aside for Scotland etc?

ROCK MUSIC (Tom D.), Monday, 19 November 2018 10:58 (nine months ago) link

That's how it is with leagues. The best English teams are in Premier League as well :)

Frederik B, Monday, 19 November 2018 11:46 (nine months ago) link

So there's actually two leagues operating here and that explains the relegation... uh.

ROCK MUSIC (Tom D.), Monday, 19 November 2018 11:56 (nine months ago) link

Yeah, there's four tiers. The Better Than Denmark, The Just as Good as Denmark, The Worse Than Denmark, and the A Lot Worse Than Denmark. Or at least that's how I understand it.

Frederik B, Monday, 19 November 2018 12:08 (nine months ago) link

The concept works well at the lower levels, I think. Kosovo have battered all the teams in their division and get moved up to play better ones next time, for example.

I can’t think of many pure friendlies wrt England more memorable than the Spain and Croatia games recently.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 19 November 2018 12:23 (nine months ago) link

woof

rake pulture (darraghmac), Monday, 19 November 2018 21:34 (nine months ago) link

Joachim LÖL

ROCK MUSIC (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:35 (nine months ago) link

I'd post a hearty "O'Neill Out" although I dont think it would get much better even if we did

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 09:14 (nine months ago) link

mccarthy in

old yeller-at-clouds (darraghmac), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 09:17 (nine months ago) link

Jamesy Forrest on, er, fire.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 20:35 (nine months ago) link

raking tackle wouldve prevented

old yeller-at-clouds (darraghmac), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 21:28 (nine months ago) link

Great idea of McLeish's to put Forrest on the bench for the first game against Israel. I'm giving McLeish absolutely no credit for any of this because the team that he's played for the last two games was forced on him through injuries and withdrawals, it picked itself. Left to his own devices he'd have undoubtedly picked a team of numpties and hod carriers, making sure he could make do with as few Celtic players as possible.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 22:30 (nine months ago) link

Wee Jamesy is a player

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 22:33 (nine months ago) link

He's scored some great goals in the last two games!

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 22:35 (nine months ago) link

It looks like O'Neill is getting the road

. (Michael B), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:26 (nine months ago) link

I know he has a reputation for negative, conservative football but do ye have anyone who could score a goal under any manager these days? It looks too early for Obafemi and idk who else there is.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:35 (nine months ago) link

its hard to say. i mean its been a long time since we tried

old yeller-at-clouds (darraghmac), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:39 (nine months ago) link

I'd have O'Neill as Scotland manager any day of the week btw.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:29 (nine months ago) link

gwan so

old yeller-at-clouds (darraghmac), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:38 (nine months ago) link

We're more likely to get Michael than Martin tbh. Either would be better than Big Eck.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:40 (nine months ago) link

Draw!

Netherlands vs England
Portugal vs Switzerland

I'd be pretty #stokedforthemadness if I could figure out what this tournament is about.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 3 December 2018 13:41 (eight months ago) link

it's about the thrill of qualifying for the Euros twice

biliares now living will never buey (Noodle Vague), Monday, 3 December 2018 13:43 (eight months ago) link

Is there going to be a thread for the Euro 2020 qualification? I look forward to Denmark playing against Ireland two more times. Four times in a year wasn't really enough.

Frederik B, Monday, 3 December 2018 13:46 (eight months ago) link

Scotland got Belgium and Russia, er, nae bother at a', er... England get their usual red carpet easy group.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Monday, 3 December 2018 13:49 (eight months ago) link

six months pass...

journalists once more giving it the "this is totally a real competition that is more exciting than meaningless friendlies", PR budget for this must've been massive

wake me up when we get to Biffy Clyro (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 21:06 (two months ago) link

imagining someone watching having been tricked into thinking this is an actively competitive match and going spare about how inept England are

Screwfix's favourite disco albums (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:17 (two months ago) link

I'm mostly surprised about the amounts of Dutch and esp English fans that went to Portugal for this

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:19 (two months ago) link

de Ligt is cancelled

Number None, Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:19 (two months ago) link

Yup, ages too late.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:20 (two months ago) link

opposition never knowingly underclownshoed of course

Screwfix's favourite disco albums (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:21 (two months ago) link

this England midfield is chronic

Number None, Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:24 (two months ago) link

Took a while but it's a proper pace now

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:25 (two months ago) link

oh dear, ya boy stones

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:55 (two months ago) link

not that it matters as it's just a friendly but Stones with one of the absolute worst performances you'll ever see for England

Screwfix's favourite disco albums (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:03 (two months ago) link

LOL

imago, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:16 (two months ago) link

4 goals, 4 horrible mistakes. I wonder what the level will be in the D finals (if those will ever take place)

Ludo, Friday, 7 June 2019 06:48 (two months ago) link

beautiful stadium though :-)

Ludo, Friday, 7 June 2019 06:48 (two months ago) link

i mean that is the booziest pair of anthems i have ever heard

godfellaz (darraghmac), Friday, 7 June 2019 18:44 (two months ago) link

going it like nfl

they wanted the physical limited Irish theyll get em

godfellaz (darraghmac), Friday, 7 June 2019 18:50 (two months ago) link

Decent start tho increasingly ragged since

FernandoHierro, Friday, 7 June 2019 19:13 (two months ago) link

gutsy

godfellaz (darraghmac), Friday, 7 June 2019 20:49 (two months ago) link

so there's a 3rd place play-off? lol this fucking tournament

wake me up for "I Should Coco" (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 8 June 2019 12:19 (two months ago) link

turkey are killing these showpony fools

godfellaz (darraghmac), Saturday, 8 June 2019 19:26 (two months ago) link


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