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PostRe: Euro 2016 - Draw in OP
by Quantum Name » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:16 pm

And what a difference that is.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by PsychicSykes » Mon May 09, 2016 10:13 pm

Iceland Squad Announced

Iceland became the first team to announce their squad for the championships earlier today.

Goalkeepers: Hannes Halldórsson (Bodø/Glimt), Ögmundur Kristinsson (Hammarby), Ingvar Jónsson (Sandefjord).

Defenders: Ari Skúlason (OB), Hordur Magnússon (Cesena), Hjörtur Hermannsson (PSV Eindhoven), Ragnar Sigurdsson (Krasnodar), Kári Árnason (Malmö), Sverrir Ingi Ingason (Lokeren), Birkir Sævarsson (Hammarby), Haukur Heidar Hauksson (AIK).

Midfielders: Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff), Theódór Elmar Bjarnason (AGF), Arnór Ingvi Traustason (Norrköping), Birkir Bjarnason (Basel), Johann Gudmundsson (Charlton), Eidur Gudjohnsen (Molde), Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson (Sundsvall).

Forwards: Kolbeinn Sigthórsson (Nantes), Alfred Finnbogason (Augsburg), Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Kaiserslautern).

Eidur Gudjohnsen makes the squad at 37 years old and disappointingly prevents a clean sweep of players ending in "son."

BBC Reveals Pundits

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand and French World Cup winner Thierry Henry are among the TV pundits for the BBC's coverage of Euro 2016.

They will join BBC regulars Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan and Alan Shearer for 26 live matches.

Gianluca Vialli, Jens Lehmann, Robbie Savage and Neil Lennon are among the other former internationals who will appear on TV and Radio 5 live.

The BBC Sport website will have live text, featuring in-game highlights.

BBC Sportsday also announced that joining them would be Martin Keown, Kevin Kilbane, Chris Waddle, John Hartson, Robbie Savage, Danny Murphy, Jermaine Jenas and Danny Mills. Hopefully not all at once.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Blue Eyes » Mon May 09, 2016 10:17 pm

No Lawro? :cry:

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Poser » Tue May 10, 2016 8:44 am

Blue Eyes wrote:No Lawro? :cry:


Not sure if serious. He is utterly turgid.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Drumstick » Tue May 10, 2016 9:02 am

I must admit that I quite enjoy Lawro's miserableness.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Tomous » Tue May 10, 2016 9:27 am

I find Lawro hilarious to be honest.

Anyone else going over to France for this? We've got a 10 day trip planned in the South (Marseille, Lyon, Nice), with tickets to England v Russia, Iceland v Hungary, Iceland v Portugal and Belgium v Italy.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Poser » Tue May 10, 2016 9:36 am

Tomous wrote:I find Lawro hilarious to be honest.

Anyone else going over to France for this? We've got a 10 day trip planned in the South (Marseille, Lyon, Nice), with tickets to England v Russia, Iceland v Hungary, Iceland v Portugal and Belgium v Italy.


Can't agree on Lawro. He's stuck in the past and has long since given up offering any meaningful insight. Punditry has moved on and left him far, far behind.

Mad jelly re your trip, though, that sounds amazing.


Quietly confident re England this summer, mind. Now Roy seems largely set on a 4-3-3, and now we finally have a defensive midfielder to replace Hargreaves(!), we stand a chance at not being totally rolled over.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Drumstick » Tue May 10, 2016 9:50 am

What is everyone's ideal squad then? That alleged fake leak yesterday has me paranoid.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Photek » Tue May 10, 2016 9:50 am

I like Lawro, he's oddly funny. He's probably going to pundit over here for TV3.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Moggy » Tue May 10, 2016 9:51 am

Poser wrote:Can't agree on Lawro. He's stuck in the past and has long since given up offering any meaningful insight. Punditry has moved on and left him far, far behind.


Yeah, if only he was more like Michael Owen. :slol:

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by BTB » Tue May 10, 2016 9:54 am

Tomous wrote:I find Lawro hilarious to be honest.

Anyone else going over to France for this? We've got a 10 day trip planned in the South (Marseille, Lyon, Nice), with tickets to England v Russia, Iceland v Hungary, Iceland v Portugal and Belgium v Italy.

Very nice, I wanted to try and see a Wales game or game in Marseille as my parents live about 30 mins away, but the cost of flights/trains when I looked was crazy and i didn't even have a ticket lined up. :(

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by DML » Tue May 10, 2016 10:16 am

Drumstick wrote:What is everyone's ideal squad then? That alleged fake leak yesterday has me paranoid.


I think its going to turn out that is the exact squad and the leak was real. We'll see.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by degoose » Tue May 10, 2016 10:27 am

My favourite football Co commentator was Mick Mccarthy .He cracked me up and was so to the point the main commentators couldn't tell if he was being sarcastic or just honest.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Poser » Tue May 10, 2016 10:39 am

Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:Can't agree on Lawro. He's stuck in the past and has long since given up offering any meaningful insight. Punditry has moved on and left him far, far behind.


Yeah, if only he was more like Michael Owen. :slol:


Well, yeah, there are still bad examples. All the reasons people hate Owen apply to Lawro as well.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by sawyerpip » Tue May 10, 2016 11:11 am

Tomous wrote:I find Lawro hilarious to be honest.

Anyone else going over to France for this? We've got a 10 day trip planned in the South (Marseille, Lyon, Nice), with tickets to England v Russia, Iceland v Hungary, Iceland v Portugal and Belgium v Italy.


That's a good trip you've got planned, Belgium v Italy should be a cracking game. We are doing 9 days in Bordeaux and then 4 days in Paris so are out for the whole of the group stage, but only have tickets to the Wales v Slovakia game. I know loads of other people who are going over for it, I think Bordeaux is going to be 90% Welsh on 11 June.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Tomous » Tue May 10, 2016 11:21 am

Yeah we basically applied for the first round of tickets before the draw had been made.

Between my mates & I we made 33 separate applications and were successful with...3 matches and planned the trip round that. The applications gave us 4 tickets at 3 games, which wasn't ideal as we have 6 going but fortunately, in subsequent resales we managed to get those games up to 6 tickets (although obviously 2 people will be sitting by somewhere else) and also add in a 4th game in St Etienne (Hungary v Portugal).

Haven't got a bad selection of games, but would have loved a Wales match. Also, we tried to get tickets for Spain v Turkey in Nice but were unsuccessful unfortunately. I think it may be a fairly small stadium.

Should be good though.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Blue Eyes » Tue May 10, 2016 12:28 pm

Poser wrote:
Blue Eyes wrote:No Lawro? :cry:


Not sure if serious. He is utterly turgid.

Totally serious. I do enjoy him and his quips as co-commentator. Remember Phil Neville at the World Cup? That was strawberry floating turgid.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by PES Fan » Tue May 10, 2016 12:30 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:
Poser wrote:
Blue Eyes wrote:No Lawro? :cry:


Not sure if serious. He is utterly turgid.

Totally serious. I do enjoy him and his quips as co-commentator. Remember Phil Neville at the World Cup? That was strawberry floating turgid.


Don't forget Danny Murphy and Robbie Savage.

Not sure why they hired Henry too as he is awful on Sky.

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by Poser » Tue May 10, 2016 2:31 pm

People pointing out other gooseberry fool commentators as if that means Lawrenson isn't also terrible. :fp:

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PostRe: Euro 2016
by PsychicSykes » Tue May 10, 2016 2:35 pm

Drumstick wrote:What is everyone's ideal squad then? That alleged fake leak yesterday has me paranoid.

One without Rooney and anyone who hasn't been playing regularly before now. Most of the squad picks itself tbf.


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