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Just noticed that Ireland really got a beating this Euro. First the 3-1 against Croatia, then the 4-0 spanking against Spain and now another loss against Italy. At least the fans were fantastic(no pun intended).
Well I got the results for group B and C right. If everything goes right group D will be right too.
I wanted to pick Italy, but I chose Croatia because Italy had been getting older, Super Mario's an idiot, and people believe in Modric (although I don't). Foolish decision.
Balotelli love's controversy. He's the only person I know that gets angry after scoring a goal, how stupid.
C.Ronaldo also gets angry sometimes when making a goal.
They aren't a bad team so who knows. But England is strong so I don't think so but I could be wrong. After Russia what do we know lol.
It doesn't look like Sheva's going to play (he'll be out with a knee injury), so Ukraine shouldn't be able to muster up any resistance to England.
Though I don't like the fact that Rooney will most likely just walk back into the starting 11, it'll be great to have him back in the team. I think we can get the victory if we keep our defence as tight as against France and boss that midfield; and with Rooney up front, all we'll need is 2 or 3 chances and he'll score.
They even bothered to make reference to Rooney's underwhelming performance in that epic Nike commercial from WC 2010...it's funny that it didn't end up changing
Tbh, I haven't missed Rooney. Just as Frosty said he rarely performs at international level. So much hype and reliance on Rooney never pays off. Hodgson is the first manager in a long time that has actually given a chance to all the youngsters slash those English players who do not play for a top 3/4 PL team. I like his approach. I'm hoping the team gels as each game goes by. Rooney's return is welcomed but it doesn't change anything in my eyes.
So who will it be facing England in the next round!? Italy or Spain?
Rooney played very well. But IMO the game was really unfair had that goal been validated we could have a completely different result.
I was rooting for England and France from group D at the begining of the competition but gotta say Ukraine really caught my heart. They played well against all team they faced and I would have loved to see them go on on the competiton (sorry english folks)
And the crowd cheering when Shevchenko got in was beautiful.
Ukraine got absolutely screwed in my opinion. Oh well...
England looked so linear and dull, no player could really carry the team forward in that final third. Gerrard and Scott Parker were absolutely brilliant but they were playing from the back and providing the link going forward but also keeping the shape. Oxlade Chamberlain should've gotten on sooner and stretched Ukraine when they were going forward looking for that equalising goal. Don't even get me started on Faillbeck