Complain about Euro 2020 ITT

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dansplaining (dan m), Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:19 (eight years ago) link

they're RUINING football

Number None, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:20 (eight years ago) link

Eh, I've never been to an international so from a purely selfish stand point it doesn't matter to me that the tourney will take part in various countries. I'm far more annoyed about the expansion to 24 teams from 2016 tbh.

pandemic, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:21 (eight years ago) link

^^

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:22 (eight years ago) link

At least I'll be spared the "will country x be ready to host the tournament" stories.

pandemic, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:22 (eight years ago) link

all complaints welcome

Number None, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:23 (eight years ago) link

i mean there'll be probably be a game in Dublin and that'll be sort of cool but i won't get my act together in time to go or i'll be dead or something

Number None, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:24 (eight years ago) link

Too soon to start its own thread? I quite like the idea myself, but not all the big games being at Wembley. Give, I dunno, Reykjavik a chance.

― Ismael Klata, Thursday, December 6, 2012 10:20 PM (2 minutes ago)

Should've been 'All we are saying is give Leeds a chance', but otherwise I feel thusly.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:24 (eight years ago) link

Not too different from being a traveling fan in the states, at least you guys have trains that are worth a shit.

dansplaining (dan m), Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:29 (eight years ago) link

technically it's no different from having the World Cup in the US or Brazil or whatever but it's the principle of the thing. It just feels wrong

Number None, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:33 (eight years ago) link

Not even sure that's technically true

all the people on the right, boogaloo (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:36 (eight years ago) link

technically it would be equivalent to having the world cup in the world, except israel and kazakhstan are in uefa despite being outside europe so it would be like having the world cup in the world but possibly also the moon too

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:37 (eight years ago) link

The moon? Now you're talking!

pandemic, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:38 (eight years ago) link

Terrible idea to play on the moon. No atmosphere whatsoever.

all the people on the right, boogaloo (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:39 (eight years ago) link

Like to see Spain try their tiki-taki on a cratered pitch pfff.

pandemic, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:40 (eight years ago) link

how about under the sea?

Number None, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:40 (eight years ago) link

might lead to an increase in diving

Number None, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:40 (eight years ago) link

All those Apollo missions were just to put down the corner flags

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:41 (eight years ago) link

it's a great idea

bill paxman (darraghmac), Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:44 (eight years ago) link

Another great idea:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1aRJO3jw_w

all the people on the right, boogaloo (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:46 (eight years ago) link

groovy

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:48 (eight years ago) link

Kazakhstan 2024, if it happens mark it down I *will* be there.

dansplaining (dan m), Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:54 (eight years ago) link

seven years pass...

Ah now

Chip-vill-A (imago), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:31 (one year ago) link

An all-Ireland playoff would have been poetry. Poetry!

Chip-vill-A (imago), Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:37 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Scotland leading Serbia 1-0. Serbia equalise in the 90th minute.

Slovakia leading NI 1-0. NI equalise in the 87th minute.

Iceland leading Hungary 1-0. Hungary equalise in the 88th minute - and lead 2-1 by the 91st..

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 12 November 2020 21:36 (eleven months ago) link

Also, how is Paddy McNair still only 25?

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 12 November 2020 21:37 (eleven months ago) link

Steve Clarke better not try to come back to Scotland if we lose this, stay in Serbia, open up a little B&B on the Adriatic Coast and change his name to Clarkic.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 21:54 (eleven months ago) link

... actually I don't think Serbia has an Adriatic Coast.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 21:56 (eleven months ago) link

It’s the hope that kills you.

hamicle, Thursday, 12 November 2020 21:56 (eleven months ago) link

Poor subs. Bad time to hope that McBurnie might come good.

hamicle, Thursday, 12 November 2020 21:57 (eleven months ago) link

(xp) No, it's taking off your most creative players with three minutes to go and sending on three fucking carthorses.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 21:57 (eleven months ago) link

... also three of your potential penalty takers.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 21:58 (eleven months ago) link

And Serbia are fucking shite too. Aaaaarrrgghhh!!!!

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:01 (eleven months ago) link

xp covered that with poor subs. Only reason for those subs was the notion of seeing it out. Clearly wasn’t thinking about pens.

hamicle, Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:03 (eleven months ago) link

Yes, well send Armstrong and Griffiths on, not Kenny McLean and Calum Paterson.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:04 (eleven months ago) link

Would have been better not making the change at all

hamicle, Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:07 (eleven months ago) link

Davie Davie Davie! I love you!

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:22 (eleven months ago) link

!!!!!!!!!!!!

hamicle, Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:23 (eleven months ago) link

they can't VAR that one huh

imago, Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:23 (eleven months ago) link

All is forgiven

hamicle, Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:24 (eleven months ago) link

Clarke should still be hung for taking off Ryan Christie and putting on Calum Paterson.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:26 (eleven months ago) link

Hope he's learned his lesson.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:26 (eleven months ago) link

fuck me

Politically homely (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:30 (eleven months ago) link

got a wee bit misty-eyed there. I was 13 during France 1998, I'm 36 now. a long time to wait

Politically homely (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:31 (eleven months ago) link

I've always liked David Marshall.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:34 (eleven months ago) link

15 then, 37 now. Was almost greetin with Christie there.

hamicle, Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:37 (eleven months ago) link

Had the 'rona did the boy.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:37 (eleven months ago) link

Or was that his roommate?

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:38 (eleven months ago) link

Fucking absolutely delighted! Like Jim I was 13 during France ‘98, really hope this stupid tournament goes ahead as planned, got tickets for the England game and all

crisp, Thursday, 12 November 2020 22:41 (eleven months ago) link

I'm ancient enough to remember taking tournaments for granted so I'm pleased for all you late 30s young uns :)

ALAB (onimo), Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:01 (eleven months ago) link

Good movement tonight, wee triangles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrjnJ15uOXk

ALAB (onimo), Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:49 (eleven months ago) link

fucking yaldi - I'm no greetin, yer greeetin yadayada yassssssss

knowing for certain the first touch of the light will finish you (fionnland), Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:53 (eleven months ago) link

never in doubt

redalph, lord xyzzzz__ (||||||||), Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:53 (eleven months ago) link

Ryan Christie what a lad

— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) November 13, 2020

liam otm

redalph, lord xyzzzz__ (||||||||), Friday, 13 November 2020 11:38 (eleven months ago) link

How does someone like Oli McBurnie end up an international/premier league level footballer despite clearly not being a footballer?

Clean-up on ILX (onimo), Sunday, 15 November 2020 15:19 (eleven months ago) link

no, sir, I cannot boogie

||||||||, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 22:30 (eleven months ago) link

he plays in the Barclays premier league so he must be good, lads

Politically homely (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 23:12 (eleven months ago) link

Hasn't anyone in England noticed that Lyndon Dykes is like ten times as good as him? Anyway, great way to celebrate qualifying for the Euros, lose the next two games to two shit teams. I'd be upset if I had any idea what the Nations League (Cup?) is and what it's for.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 23:15 (eleven months ago) link

iirc it mostly determines whether you get to play other good teams in friendlies(ie nations league games) or other shit teams. Win your league and you get promoted, do it a couple of times and you may get to group A. Get to the last four of group A and you go to the finals, win that and you qualify for the Euros ( see Portugal). Noone really cares about it tho it does mean england get to play better teams more regularly than they were doing say 10 years ago. Of course all these "elite" teams could have just arranged better friendlies in the first place but whatever.

oscar bravo, Thursday, 19 November 2020 00:17 (eleven months ago) link

Oscar Bravo is close but I've studied UEFA's various tournaments, qualifiers and play-offs some depth and I have ascertained that what essentially happens is that Scotland play Israel over and over again for the right to play Israel. That right is determined by a combination of things such as "have you played Israel in the past ten minutes?"

Clean-up on ILX (onimo), Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:33 (eleven months ago) link

the algorithms have obviously decide that Scotland and Israel are the most compatible teams and from now on you will have your own competition

Bandscamp Fryday (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:39 (eleven months ago) link

*deletes ill-advised post about Islamification saving us*

Clean-up on ILX (onimo), Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:45 (eleven months ago) link

Aren't we always playing the Czech Republic too? But, yes, the Israel thing is ridiculous.

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:05 (eleven months ago) link

it does mean england get to play better teams more regularly than they were doing say 10 years ago

it does mean england get to play better teams found out more regularly than they were doing say 10 years ago

... fixed that for you. Iceland, by the way?

Boring blighters bloaters (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:09 (eleven months ago) link

i also stand corrected in that i thought nations league games only had other tournament ramifications for the Euros but it appears that wales by being a group B nations league winner get to go into a world cup play off if they fuck up their world cup qualifying group.

oscar bravo, Thursday, 19 November 2020 16:04 (eleven months ago) link

although we can't be many years removed from a 64 team world cup where there are multiple group stages and only one team is eliminated per stage and the whole tourney takes place over the course of 2 months.

oscar bravo, Thursday, 19 November 2020 16:07 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

essentially happens is that Scotland play Israel over and over again for the right to play Israel. That right is determined by a combination of things such as "have you played Israel in the past ten minutes?"

― Clean-up on ILX (onimo), Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:33 (two weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

Lads you'll never fucking guess who Scotland got in the world cup

Clean-up on ILX (onimo), Monday, 7 December 2020 18:10 (ten months ago) link

Come oan tae fuck!

ILXceptionalism (Tom D.), Monday, 7 December 2020 18:19 (ten months ago) link

Not bad group though. Apart from the Faroe Islands.

ILXceptionalism (Tom D.), Monday, 7 December 2020 18:24 (ten months ago) link

a tournament fans won't be able to attend: scotland qualify

a tournament in hellish heat at christmas time (with probably only a %age of fans able to attend): scotland 100% qualifying

sir kieth scamper QC (||||||||), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:18 (ten months ago) link

six months pass...

No ILE thread for this yet?

nashwan, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 23:24 (four months ago) link

this is it i guess?

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 23:27 (four months ago) link

i would try and be excited about this but i don't expect a good result from scotland's first two games. im also working for the england game and am not sure i can get it off :/

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 23:50 (four months ago) link

ok i got the afternoon off for the scotland v england game and now im all in. yes sir i CAN boogie!

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 10 June 2021 22:44 (four months ago) link

I’m irrationaly excited about this

groovemaaan, Thursday, 10 June 2021 22:47 (four months ago) link

ive just also thought to myself - "you work from home and can essentially watch most of these games" and im excited

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 10 June 2021 22:49 (four months ago) link

I was looking at the draw and it seems like the winner of the England Scotland Group D will almost definitely have to play France, Portugal or Germany in the 2nd round, but the runner up plays the runner up from Group E, which is probably just like Sweden or some other not-Spain team. England would be mad to try and get a win against Croatia

Working/training online til 11 that day and will have to perfect my definitely concentrating face

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 10 June 2021 22:55 (four months ago) link

Might double dip on a copa America quarter final straight after

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 10 June 2021 22:56 (four months ago) link

oof, im going to have to create a schedule for myself

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 10 June 2021 23:12 (four months ago) link

Euro
Copa
Glol'd Cup
Olympics

Gonna be a tasty summer

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Thursday, 10 June 2021 23:45 (four months ago) link

I’m irrationaly excited about this

I'm irrationally unexcited about this. Just can't work up any interest at all.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Friday, 11 June 2021 07:59 (four months ago) link

England would be mad to try and get a win against Croatia

And England never win their opening match whereas Croatia tend to. For some reason I'd like to see England play Ronaldo again 15(!) years later even though Portugal look stronger now than five years ago but it's unusual for defending champions to do well next time so why should they be any different.

nashwan, Friday, 11 June 2021 10:51 (four months ago) link

EURO 2020 (2021 Edition)

I started a new thread for the start of the tournament FYI

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 11 June 2021 16:12 (four months ago) link


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