Euro: Group B: Wales vs. Slovakia, 6/11/2016

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  1. Live in the Now

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    Wales:

    Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Daniel Ward (Liverpool), Owain Fon Williams (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)

    Defenders: Ashley Williams (Swansea), James Chester (West Brom), Ben Davies (Tottenham), James Collins (West Ham), Chris Gunter (Reading), Neil Taylor (Swansea), Jazz Richards (Fulham)

    Midfielders: Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), Joe Allen (Liverpool), David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace), David Edwards (Wolves), George Williams (Fulham), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Andy King (Leicester)

    Forwards: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), David Cotterill (Birmingham City), Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Simon Church (Aberdeen, on loan from Milton Keynes Dons), Sam Vokes (Burnley)


    Slovakia

    Goalkeepers: Jan Mucha (Slovan Bratislava), Matus Kozacik (Viktoria Plzen), Jan Novota (Rapid Wien)

    Defenders: Martin Skrtel (Liverpool), Jan Durica (Lokomotiv Moscow), Peter Pekarik (Hertha Berlin), Tomas Hubocan (Dynamo Moscow), Kornel Salata (Sloven Bratislava), Dusan Svento (FC Koln), Norbert Gyomber (Roma), Milan Skriniar (Sampdoria).

    Midfielders: Marek Hamsik (Napoli), Stanislav Sestak (Ferencvaros), Miroslav Stoch (Bursaspor), Vladimir Weiss (Al-Gharafa), Juraj Kucka (AC Milan), Viktor Pecovsky (Zilina), Robert Mak (PAOK), Patrik Hrosovsky (Viktoria Plzen), Ondrej Duda (Legia Warsaw), Jan Gregus (Baumit Jablonec).

    Forwards: Michal Duris (Viktoria Plzen), Adam Nemec (Willem II), Stanislav Sestak (Ferencvaros)


    Both teams are heavily reliant on one player, obviously. Wales does appear to have a better overall first team, but I don't think that's for certain.
     
  2. Cucumber

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    I think the Slovaks pull an upset and win 2-1.
     
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    I'm curious, Slovakia tends to come out big against big teams but struggle against smaller ones, guess it depends what they consider Wales :sarcasm:
     
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    Slovakia winning wouldn't be an upset.
     
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    That's what I was alluding to, for the Euro draw Wales was a Pot 4 team but for the World Cup Qualifiers they were a Pot 1 team :laugh:
     
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    2-1 Wales.
     
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    Agreed, Slovakia is the better team. They should win this one.
     
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    I dunno about that. They're pretty close on talent and Slovakia are well organized, with a strong collective; but I think it's close enough to be a legit toss up. Neither side winning would be an upset IMO.
     
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    It's tough to call. But BBC's Lawrenson thinks we suck so there is a chance :D
     
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    I have Wales winning 1-0 with Ramsey getting the goal
     
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    Bale will probably score, but I am thinking like 2-1 Slovaks
     
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    Didn't these two teams play against each other literally a week ago? Anybody seen the game?
     
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    No teams from the same group can't play friendly matches in the tournament lead-up. Slovakia played Germany and Northern Ireland while Wales played Sweden

    Tough game to call, Wales obviously have the best player on the pitch and one who can change a match but I would say Slovakia are slightly the better team overall. Wales will be tough to break down. Problem with Slovakia is they are very inconsistent, on their day they can look great but I've also seen them in qualifying struggle against 'lesser' teams than Wales
     
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    Danny Ward starting for Wales
     
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    Pulling for the Welsh, expecting a draw. Hoping Gareth Bale can absolutely make Martin Skrtel his ***** though
     
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    Great stadia in Bordeaux.
     
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    There are few people I want to listen to less than Wambach....wish they'd have just about anyone else on the TV crew.
     
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    It's had to have come up already, but that ESPN Paris green screen is an embarrassment. Looks completely ridiculous.
     
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    Come on boys!
     
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    Those Wales fans are really excited.
     
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    Bale will have a huge game! Ramsey will also be key in the middle.

    Slovakia will win I think... Hamsik is an incredible talent.
     
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    Great recovery there
     
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    Holy ****. Great play by Davies.
     
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    am I the only one pulling for Slovakia? lol I like Hamsik, I also like their jerseys
     

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