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Thread started 06/10/16 11:43am

EmmaMcG

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Euro 2016

I'm surprised nobody has made a thread about this already so I thought I'd do it. I know this tournament probably won't mean much to the non Europeans of the org but the NFL ones don't mean much to the non Americans so let's see how it goes wink


So, as some of you may or may not know, I'm Irish and I will of course be supporting Ireland in Euro 2016. Obviously, we have no hope of winning (I seriously doubt we'll pick up a single point) but it's rare for Ireland to even qualify for these things so as long as the players don't embarrass themselves, it'll be drinks all 'round (though not for me, I don't drink)


Germany is who I'm predicting to win, though if it won't be Ireland (and it WON'T be Ireland) I'd like to see England or Wales go all the way.
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Reply #1 posted 06/10/16 12:10pm

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Can't wait! I'm rooting for Germany, as my son blogs about Bayern Munich and hosts a podcast about them.

I love the Euro tournament. It's awesome, I wish that more Americans tuned in. But what I love almost as much as the Euro are the Heineken commercials! They're always the coolest!

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Reply #2 posted 06/10/16 12:38pm

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You're Irish and you DON'T DRINK??!!!!! Isn't that illegal in Ireland?? smile (I once heard someone make this joke - "Irish" isn't a nationality, it's a blood alcohol level... smile )

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Reply #3 posted 06/10/16 1:12pm

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EmmaMcG said:

I'm surprised nobody has made a thread about this already so I thought I'd do it. I know this tournament probably won't mean much to the non Europeans of the org but the NFL ones don't mean much to the non Americans so let's see how it goes wink


So, as some of you may or may not know, I'm Irish and I will of course be supporting Ireland in Euro 2016. Obviously, we have no hope of winning (I seriously doubt we'll pick up a single point) but it's rare for Ireland to even qualify for these things so as long as the players don't embarrass themselves, it'll be drinks all 'round (though not for me, I don't drink)


Germany is who I'm predicting to win, though if it won't be Ireland (and it WON'T be Ireland) I'd like to see England or Wales go all the way.



I've got Germany in the work sweepstake so breaking the habit of a life time "Go Germany"
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Reply #4 posted 06/10/16 1:28pm

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domainator2010 said:

You're Irish and you DON'T DRINK??!!!!! Isn't that illegal in Ireland?? smile (I once heard someone make this joke - "Irish" isn't a nationality, it's a blood alcohol level... smile )




LOL. Every time I'm abroad and it comes up that I don't drink people are like "I thought you were Irish?". In truth, I haven't noticed Ireland being any different to any other country I've been to when it comes to alcohol consumption. Its just one of those stereotypes like how English people like tea, Americans are stupid and Germans have no sense of humour. None of those stereotypes have been proven true in my experience but it is what it is.

But stereotypes and their negative implications are a thread for another day. wink
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Reply #5 posted 06/10/16 4:12pm

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As an English man it's sad to see English fans acting like wankers as usual. Hope we go out early. France doesn't need shit like that. mad

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #6 posted 06/10/16 4:15pm

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endymion said:

EmmaMcG said:
I'm surprised nobody has made a thread about this already so I thought I'd do it. I know this tournament probably won't mean much to the non Europeans of the org but the NFL ones don't mean much to the non Americans so let's see how it goes wink So, as some of you may or may not know, I'm Irish and I will of course be supporting Ireland in Euro 2016. Obviously, we have no hope of winning (I seriously doubt we'll pick up a single point) but it's rare for Ireland to even qualify for these things so as long as the players don't embarrass themselves, it'll be drinks all 'round (though not for me, I don't drink) Germany is who I'm predicting to win, though if it won't be Ireland (and it WON'T be Ireland) I'd like to see England or Wales go all the way.
I've got Germany in the work sweepstake so breaking the habit of a life time "Go Germany" biggrin

Russia here. No chance. Unless Putin invades France.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #7 posted 06/10/16 5:37pm

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EmmaMcG said:

I'm surprised nobody has made a thread about this already so I thought I'd do it. I know this tournament probably won't mean much to the non Europeans of the org but the NFL ones don't mean much to the non Americans so let's see how it goes wink


So, as some of you may or may not know, I'm Irish and I will of course be supporting Ireland in Euro 2016. Obviously, we have no hope of winning (I seriously doubt we'll pick up a single point) but it's rare for Ireland to even qualify for these things so as long as the players don't embarrass themselves, it'll be drinks all 'round (though not for me, I don't drink)


Germany is who I'm predicting to win, though if it won't be Ireland (and it WON'T be Ireland) I'd like to see England or Wales go all the way.



You mean the team Ireland beat the last time they played?

To misquote Eamon Dunphy, there are no world class players any more, every team is capable of being the best.

I don't really expect Ireland do very well either, but then I didn't expect Brazil to be embarrassed by Germany the way they were in Rio, I didn't expect England to go out so early, I didn't expect so many supposedly good teams to be so ordinary, and I certainly didn't expect the world champions to be beaten by Ireland a few months later (albeit in relatively unimportant game to them), so if Germany get trounced and an unexpected team get to the semis or the final, I won't be too surprised.
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Reply #8 posted 06/11/16 12:30am

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AsylumUtopia said:

EmmaMcG said:

I'm surprised nobody has made a thread about this already so I thought I'd do it. I know this tournament probably won't mean much to the non Europeans of the org but the NFL ones don't mean much to the non Americans so let's see how it goes wink


So, as some of you may or may not know, I'm Irish and I will of course be supporting Ireland in Euro 2016. Obviously, we have no hope of winning (I seriously doubt we'll pick up a single point) but it's rare for Ireland to even qualify for these things so as long as the players don't embarrass themselves, it'll be drinks all 'round (though not for me, I don't drink)


Germany is who I'm predicting to win, though if it won't be Ireland (and it WON'T be Ireland) I'd like to see England or Wales go all the way.



You mean the team Ireland beat the last time they played?

To misquote Eamon Dunphy, there are no world class players any more, every team is capable of being the best.

I don't really expect Ireland do very well either, but then I didn't expect Brazil to be embarrassed by Germany the way they were in Rio, I didn't expect England to go out so early, I didn't expect so many supposedly good teams to be so ordinary, and I certainly didn't expect the world champions to be beaten by Ireland a few months later (albeit in relatively unimportant game to them), so if Germany get trounced and an unexpected team get to the semis or the final, I won't be too surprised.
< pessimist > probably won't happen though < /pessimist >

#goireland



The reason I think Germany will win is based on the process of elimination. Spain aren't as good as they were and they're missing Costa. Torres, Mata etc. So they won't win. I remember growing up in the 90's, Italy was always regarded as among the favourites for the Euro's and world cups but you don't hear so much about them anymore. Now, I don't follow club football so maybe Italy still have great players at Juventus, Inter, Roma etc but they're not tye same level they were. Portugal are a team based around one player, same with Sweden. England will probably go out on penalties and after watching France last night, they don't stand a chance. That only leaves Germany. I know we beat them but like you say that game was a nothing game for them. When it matters, they'll win.
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Reply #9 posted 06/11/16 12:33am

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Marrk said:

As an English man it's sad to see English fans acting like wankers as usual. Hope we go out early. France doesn't need shit like that. mad



It's only a handful of dickheads that ruin it for the rest. I'd actually like to see England win.
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Reply #10 posted 06/11/16 2:31am

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i am english though my dad was irish so i hope they both do well,hope wales and northern ireland

have a good tournament too but i've had a small bet on spain as i like their style of football,i guess

the drunken violence from england fans was predictable sad to say that it looks a bit more than

just a handfull.

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Reply #11 posted 06/11/16 2:45am

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The Dutch ain't playin' this year.

So, I met with my friends with whom I normally watch the Euro. I decided to back up Emma and cheer for Ireland. And when Iceland plays, I'm for Iceland.

Another friend is for Wales.

The other two were undecided.

There has been a tv show over here, figuring out what country we have to cheer for. I think it was Belgium. But I, and many other Dutchies, automatically cheer for Belgium. Being it football, Eurovision song festival or when they have no government.







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Reply #12 posted 06/11/16 6:47am

nonames

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As an English man it's sad to see English fans acting like wankers as usual. Hope we go out early. France doesn't need shit like that. mad

I think they are trying to convince the rest of Europe to vote for Brextit...

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Reply #13 posted 06/11/16 7:00am

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dJJ said:

The Dutch ain't playin' this year.

So, I met with my friends with whom I normally watch the Euro. I decided to back up Emma and cheer for Ireland. And when Iceland plays, I'm for Iceland.



Another friend is for Wales.



The other two were undecided.

There has been a tv show over here, figuring out what country we have to cheer for. I think it was Belgium. But I, and many other Dutchies, automatically cheer for Belgium. Being it football, Eurovision song festival or when they have no government.













Yay. For the rest of the tournament, I hereby pronounce you to be honourary Irish smile
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Reply #14 posted 06/11/16 10:08am

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Rooting for Turkey and Northern Ireland, but banking on France here.

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Reply #15 posted 06/11/16 1:21pm

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Lammastide said:

Rooting for Turkey and Northern Ireland, but banking on France here.

[Edited 6/11/16 12:28pm]



Northern Ireland? Well, nobody's perfect I guess... razz

Nah, I'm just teasing. I would like to see Northern Ireland do well too.
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Reply #16 posted 06/11/16 1:35pm

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domainator2010 said:

You're Irish and you DON'T DRINK??!!!!! Isn't that illegal in Ireland?? smile (I once heard someone make this joke - "Irish" isn't a nationality, it's a blood alcohol level... smile )

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Reply #17 posted 06/11/16 1:40pm

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EmmaMcG said:

domainator2010 said:

You're Irish and you DON'T DRINK??!!!!! Isn't that illegal in Ireland?? smile (I once heard someone make this joke - "Irish" isn't a nationality, it's a blood alcohol level... smile )

LOL. Every time I'm abroad and it comes up that I don't drink people are like "I thought you were Irish?". In truth, I haven't noticed Ireland being any different to any other country I've been to when it comes to alcohol consumption. Its just one of those stereotypes like how English people like tea, Americans are stupid and Germans have no sense of humour. None of those stereotypes have been proven true in my experience but it is what it is. But stereotypes and their negative implications are a thread for another day. wink

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B gr8 to see Ireland scoring a goal or three at the Euros - tho tis hard to see them winning a match atall - but hey Ireland do better as the underdog so U never know ! - comon U boys in Green biggrin

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Reply #18 posted 06/11/16 2:01pm

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Can't say I've been following Euro 2016 yet; I've got my own thing going on with Copa America right here in the good ol' USA. flag woot! The media is still trying to get Americans excited about the possibility of us advancing to the quaterfinals tonight with a win or draw against Paraguay, but frankly we aren't all that good. We looked good against Costa Rica, but Colombia kicked our ass earlier, and how are we going to advance past them, Mexico, or god forbid Lionel Messi and Argentina? We could possibly squeak by Brazil, but that's only because Neymar isn't playing in this tournament.





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Reply #19 posted 06/11/16 2:53pm

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mk456 said:



EmmaMcG said:


domainator2010 said:

You're Irish and you DON'T DRINK??!!!!! Isn't that illegal in Ireland?? smile (I once heard someone make this joke - "Irish" isn't a nationality, it's a blood alcohol level... smile )



LOL. Every time I'm abroad and it comes up that I don't drink people are like "I thought you were Irish?". In truth, I haven't noticed Ireland being any different to any other country I've been to when it comes to alcohol consumption. Its just one of those stereotypes like how English people like tea, Americans are stupid and Germans have no sense of humour. None of those stereotypes have been proven true in my experience but it is what it is. But stereotypes and their negative implications are a thread for another day. wink


"Don't need no reefer, don't need cocaine
Purple music does the same 2 my brain"


music


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I'm Irish too and dont drink, dont smoke.. just a 'little bit' addicted to prince.org


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B gr8 to see Ireland scoring a goal or three at the Euros - tho tis hard to see them winning a match atall - but hey Ireland do better as the underdog so U never know ! - comon U boys in Green biggrin






I have a feeling that the most we can hope for is a few good arguments between Dunphy and co.
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Reply #20 posted 06/11/16 3:21pm

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EmmaMcG said:

mk456 said:

"Don't need no reefer, don't need cocaine
Purple music does the same 2 my brain"

music

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I'm Irish too and dont drink, dont smoke.. just a 'little bit' addicted to prince.org

.

B gr8 to see Ireland scoring a goal or three at the Euros - tho tis hard to see them winning a match atall - but hey Ireland do better as the underdog so U never know ! - comon U boys in Green biggrin

I have a feeling that the most we can hope for is a few good arguments between Dunphy and co.

yeah that and Apres match I suppose

[Edited 6/11/16 16:40pm]

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Reply #21 posted 06/11/16 3:51pm

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Lammastide said:

Rooting for Turkey and Northern Ireland, but banking on France here.

[Edited 6/11/16 12:28pm]

Now that is interesting. Why Turkey and Northern Ireland?

(I´m Turkish, by the way. But....I couldn´t care less about the Euro 2016 or soccer in general lol).

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If I recall correctly, you wanted to travel to Istanbul a few years ago, right?

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Reply #22 posted 06/11/16 4:17pm

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Wow. Russia vs England bloodbath. sad

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #23 posted 06/11/16 4:23pm

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Marrk said:

Wow. Russia vs England bloodbath. sad

That´s one of the main reasons why I never really got into that sport. The fanatics, the hooligans, the nationalism, all the ugliness outside the arena.

During my teenage years, basketball was the polar opposite of that.

Welldressed coaches in suits, wellbehaved players (well, at least up until the early 90s), and wellbehaved fans who just enjoyed their sport.

What these fanatics are trying to achieve ....acting like that....is totally beyond my comprehension.

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Reply #24 posted 06/11/16 6:30pm

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EmmaMcG said:

I'm surprised nobody has made a thread about this already so I thought I'd do it. I know this tournament probably won't mean much to the non Europeans of the org but the NFL ones don't mean much to the non Americans so let's see how it goes wink So, as some of you may or may not know, I'm Irish and I will of course be supporting Ireland in Euro 2016. Obviously, we have no hope of winning (I seriously doubt we'll pick up a single point) but it's rare for Ireland to even qualify for these things so as long as the players don't embarrass themselves, it'll be drinks all 'round (though not for me, I don't drink) Germany is who I'm predicting to win, though if it won't be Ireland (and it WON'T be Ireland) I'd like to see England or Wales go all the way.

Not following it but I'll root for Ireland just for you

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KoolEaze said:

Lammastide said:

Rooting for Turkey and Northern Ireland, but banking on France here.

[Edited 6/11/16 12:28pm]

Now that is interesting. Why Turkey and Northern Ireland?

(I´m Turkish, by the way. But....I couldn´t care less about the Euro 2016 or soccer in general lol).

.

If I recall correctly, you wanted to travel to Istanbul a few years ago, right?


I'm not a huge sports fan, so when I root for a national team, it's usually due to some sociopolitical affinity. I'll leave it at that. wink

And, yes, I did mention an intent to travel to Istanbul, though more recently than you recall. I visited both Turkey and Italy in January. Awesome excursion.

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Reply #26 posted 06/11/16 11:06pm

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kpowers said:



EmmaMcG said:


I'm surprised nobody has made a thread about this already so I thought I'd do it. I know this tournament probably won't mean much to the non Europeans of the org but the NFL ones don't mean much to the non Americans so let's see how it goes wink So, as some of you may or may not know, I'm Irish and I will of course be supporting Ireland in Euro 2016. Obviously, we have no hope of winning (I seriously doubt we'll pick up a single point) but it's rare for Ireland to even qualify for these things so as long as the players don't embarrass themselves, it'll be drinks all 'round (though not for me, I don't drink) Germany is who I'm predicting to win, though if it won't be Ireland (and it WON'T be Ireland) I'd like to see England or Wales go all the way.

Not following it but I'll root for Ireland just for you




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Reply #27 posted 06/11/16 11:58pm

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Purely because of this thread I asked my three young kids to choose a country each. They know nothing about football or who is most likely to win. I've since put £1 each on Turkey, Poland and Sweden. I don't think I've a hope in hell of seeing a return on my money biggrin
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KoolEaze said:

Marrk said:

Wow. Russia vs England bloodbath. sad

That´s one of the main reasons why I never really got into that sport. The fanatics, the hooligans, the nationalism, all the ugliness outside the arena.

During my teenage years, basketball was the polar opposite of that.

Welldressed coaches in suits, wellbehaved players (well, at least up until the early 90s), and wellbehaved fans who just enjoyed their sport.

What these fanatics are trying to achieve ....acting like that....is totally beyond my comprehension.

Yeah the hooliganism is crazy. I dont follow soccer but will usually watch a few games of the euros. Its nice to see the atmosphere at these tournaments when its a colorful, goodnatured and celebratory coming together of peoples from different countries, but the violence that emerges from certain fan(atics) is beyond comprehension.

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Reply #29 posted 06/12/16 3:41am

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It's about time FIFA banned England from international competition until they sort out the hooligan element of their support. This kind of violence happens at every single tournament they play in. Enough is enough.
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