Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Live in the Now, Jun 10, 2016.
What are Barcelona doing with their money?
It's a celebration typically reserved for a long sequence of completed passes signifying dominance and technical superiority, hence the bullfighting-like cheer i.e. akin to the moment the superior matador evades the charging bull with elegance.
It's not meant for a team that's playing for time deep into injury time vs an exhausted opponent who gave them a much better game than they had expected. Only the French would get the idea to do this in this particular scenario, you'd never see an English or German crowd do it.
If France plays like that they will be destroyed by the much better teams than Romania in this tournament.
I wouldn't entirely trust him not to move if a top team knocks at the door.
That was a poor game. Both teams were too slow.
So much laughable content.
People are happy period.
English fans wouldn't do it.
They would rather fight in bars like they did two days in a row.
German fans wouldn't do it either. Last time we held a tournament in France some german fans sent a cop to a wheelchair.
That Payet goal was beautiful. At least Romania stayed in it most of the game.
I think 4 points gets them through, so a Swiss tie would likely do.
Nice deflection. Everyone knows the French don't have a good fan culture.
And everyone knows you're ignorant.
I think France would have lost if they faced a team with more talent up front. Defending didn't inspire too much confidence, Evra in particular was useless.
Fighting Spanish prosecutors
Paying gigantic wages. It may or may not be true that they don't have a huge transfer budget, but I very much doubt they'd buy big priced attackers with it.
I mentioned Montreal because they're francophone and their culture is obviously French-influenced. And the "Ole" in Montreal offended people because they did it even when the Habs weren't playing well..which applies tonight as well.
France got a lucky win and the French in the stadium who were silent and uncomfortable 5 minutes earlier act like the French team delivered a football masterpiece.
Happy France got the win there. First game was always gonna be the toughest.
That goal by Payet though
The French defense sucks and Evra in particular is the worst.
Pogba and Griezmann with disappointing performances. At least they didn't suck like Evra...
Kante and Payet were great. And that goal... WOW! By the way I thought it was cool to see how emotional Payet was when he was subbed.
Hopefully les bleus can relax now and play better next game, although I have little to no hope that the defense will ever be good.
Why does it feel like so many people dislike Giroud? He seems pretty good up top, not the best but far from the worst. Is there someone else people would like to see in his place?
Having lived in both places I can tell you they are different
They did well in the first half...missed the second...but they did well taking advantage of France's sloppiness, moreso than they forced france to give them so much space.
I'm glad french-Raffael got the game winner, such a delightful player.
They've got some really fun young attacking talent that should be hitting the NT by the next euros or following WC. On top of Hagi's kid; Rotariu, Tanase, Marin, Benzar and (I'm told) Jorza have some exciting skills.
Stanciu's the only one in that current squad who I rate much at all.
Chiriches has never played up to his tools, but he had some nice potential with his skill on the ball...once upon a time...
Benzema, HBA, Martial, Fekir, Dembele, Griezmann; take your pick.
They have a very passable World Cup qualification group, probably Poland are the favorites there but its pretty well balanced between ROU, POL, DEN. And as long as Euros stay at 24 teams, which it will, they shouldn't have problems qualifying
About Romanian talents in recent years, I know Torje was hyped like crazy but he failed at all three stints he had in the top Euro leagues (Udinese and Espanyol) and have no clue where he is now, Turkey I think?
Yeah, Torje's another one like Chiriches who had some real skill to work with, but no one every taught him to think the game sufficiently well. This is why I hope Hagi, Rotariu, Tanase & Marin; can move to european leagues where they will be better developed...would love to see Ianis in Gladbach learning from Raffael, they should get him & Avdijaj!
Because he plays for Arsenal.
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