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Euro 96

Discussion in 'International Football' started by Super_horns, May 11, 2020.

  1. The Doc

    The Doc #freegabrielheinze

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    :laugh:

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    Each to their own.

    I think you are trying a little too hard to show your ambivalence towards England but ok.......
     
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  2. njmcfc1894

    njmcfc1894 Registered User

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    Always watch tournaments as Neutral, Gascoigne goal and Holland game jazz it up better than it was, Euro 2004 England were alot better and WC 1998
     
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  3. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    England v Netherlands at 6.30 on ITV 4.

    Well worth a watch.

    We even helped Scotland ... but they stll couldn't get through
     
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  4. SamB_SCFC

    SamB_SCFC FF Old Skool

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    We got absolutely robbed in Euro 2004. Had Rooney not got injured and we not had a winning goal ruled out in extra time again Portugal for absolutely nothing I think we'd have won that tournament.

    Rooney was absolutely on fire and looked like he was going to be a world beater. He lost something once he reached his mid 20s and declined from there. He was far better than Ronaldo at that stage.
     
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  5. The Valiant

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    The end result always influences how you look back, I suppose. 1990 was before my time, but I watched a large part of the Cameroon game the other day, and it was ugly as hell. It was obviously a good Cameroon side, but we looked awful, and probably should've gone out.

    I agree that 2004 was the one. At the WC, just never good enough in my lifetime - usually nowhere near. The last one was the closest, but we weren't beating France even had we made the final. We had a number of ordinary/bad players at the back playing well above themselves at that tournament, but we lacked (and still lack) talent everywhere bar the forward line.

    True on Rooney. It seems so strange to say it or read it now, but he was much better at that point. Ronaldo was a vibrant sort of player, confident with energy and trickery, but was so far away from the real deal at that time. More flash than product.
     
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  6. The Doc

    The Doc #freegabrielheinze

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    The main difference between Roon£y and Ronaldo as there careers progressed seemed to me to be application and dedication.

    Can you imagine Roon£y if he had progressed at same level as Ronaldo? :eeek
     
  7. GDP

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    Can only speak for myself but I absolutely loved Euro 96.

    I hadn't been too long out of school so it was the first football tournament that I could watch out in the pubs with my mates and it was just brilliant to be part of.

    I don't know what it was like elsewhere but South London was buzzing, it seemed to be hot every day that summer and I spent virtually the whole time in pubs drunk somewhere.

    Some great days out, the Scotland, Spain and Germany games in particular were real stand outs and have some brilliant memories from them.

    Right up there with my favourite England tournaments.
     
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  8. Stuartt

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    Hope Scotland reach the final of Euro 96!
     
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    Rooney was an Everton player then and was still trying to prove himself.

    Once he went to United he had nothing to prove as they were the best in the country.

    Possibly.
     
  10. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Germany semi final on later at 6:40 on ITV 4 if anyone wants to be reminded of it !
     
  11. Stuartt

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    Euro 96 was rated as the 6th best ever European Championship Finals! in 2016 before Euro 2016 took place.
    what would you rate the tournament out of 10?

    I would say 8/10.


    When Patrick scored against England in the first round match England v The Netherlands I realised Scotland and the next round in a football tournament do not go together.
     
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  12. Stuartt

    Stuartt Registered User

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    How many off the top of your head can you name who played in both the Italia 90 semi Final West Germany v England and the Euro 96 Semi -final England v Germany?

    Gazza, David Platt & Stuart Pearce is my best guess!
     
  13. Taffy

    Taffy C'mon you reds.

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    Was the final settled on a golden goal which in the playground was next goal wins rule.

    The best game was England smashing the Dutch.
     
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    no the England v Germany semi final was the best match of Euro 96.
     
  15. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Yes.

    Deflected shot which slipped out of the keeper's grasp trickling into the net at a very slow rate..

    Jammy Germans in that sense.

    Sorry @Dirk - probably not the most memorable German side but did the job ?

    Sammer was outstanding.

    (Although tbf the Czech penalty was a foul out side the box)
     
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  16. Dirk

    Dirk In dubio pro Raute!

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    True. Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann from the World Cup team 1990 were already "over the hill.
    And with Marco Bode and Dieter Eilts there were even Werder Bremen players in the team. Can you believe that? :laugh:

    But as you said, they got the job done. German Efficiency ;)

    Yeah, Sammer was outstanding. Great player, too sad that his career in the [united) German team was relatively short.
     
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  17. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    The classic one tournament players who did well ?

    Sammer had his career stpped by injury I believe ?

    They kept saying the goalie was going to Barca - but it seems he never did.

    Presume that move broke down.

    Went to Marseille instead.
     
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  18. Dirk

    Dirk In dubio pro Raute!

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    yes, a bit tragic. Already in 1997 he had a knee operation and got a bacterial infection and had to end his playing career at the age of 30. So he made only 51 appearances for the unified german team (plus 23 for the East German team).

    He then got right into coaching. Very succesfull, led Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga title 2002 and became one of only few coaches that won the Bundesliga title as player and coach and was the youngest coach ever to win a bundesliga title.

    Then he moved from coaching to managing (which are 2 different shoes in Germany as you may know ;) )

    Yeah, he went to Marseille (like German internationals Rudi Völler, Klaus Allofs before him). Not a bad adress though at that time.
    Andy Köpke is Goalie coach for our National team for many years now.
     
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