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Offline Bruno

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7425 on: Monday 10 June 2019, 08:10:52 pm »
From a quick glance, Portugal are 7th favourites for Euro 2020 at 14/1. They have a really good team all over the pitch now if they can find a centre half that isn't 35.

Ruben Dias who played last night is supposed to be decent, but I guess they need another centre back to partner him.
Rúben Dias and Ferro will be Portugal's CBs for many years. They play together for about 8 years now, after joining Benfica youth system in 2008 and 2011 respectively. Both born in 1997. Both starters for Benfica.

I prefer Ferro (better on the ball) but Rúben Dias reached Benfica and Portugal's first team sooner. Pepe will be 37 and José Fonte 36 at Euro 2020 and are rapidly declining so was surprising to see Ferro out of the list for the UEFA Nations League final four. Hopefully he will start being called for the national team before Euro 2020.

There are many decent under 30y players across all positions:

GK: Anthony Lopes (28y, Lyon)

CB: Ruben Dias (22y, Benfica), Ferro (22y, Benfica), Diogo Leite (20y, Porto), Diogo Queirós (20y, Porto)

FB: Nelson Semedo (25y, Barcelona), João Cancelo (25y, Juventus), Raphael Guerreiro (25y, Borussia Dortmund), Ricardo Pereira (25y, Leicester), Diogo Dalot (20y, Man. United), Mário Rui (28y, Napoli), Rúben Vinagre (20y, Wolverhampton)

CM: Danilo (27y, Porto), William Carvalho (27y, Betis), Ruben Neves (22y, Wolverhampton), Renato Sanches (21y, Bayern), Gedson Fernandes (20y, Benfica), Florentino Luís (19y, Benfica)

OM: Bernardo Silva (24y, Man. City), Bruno Fernandes (24y, Sporting), Pizzi (29y, Benfica), João Mário (26y, Inter), João Carvalho (22y, Nottingham Forest)

Wingers: Rafa Silva (26y, Benfica), Diogo Jota (22y, Wolverhampton), Gelson Martins (24y, Monaco), Bruma (24y, Leipzig), Rony Lopes (23y, Monaco), Hélder Costa (25y, Wolverhampton)

Forwards: Gonçalo Guedes (22y, Valência), João Félix (19y, Benfica), André Silva (23y, Milan), Rafael Leão (20y, Lille)

Looking at players over 30y old, the only who should start are Rui Patrício (31y), Cristiano Ronaldo (34y) and (sometimes) Moutinho (32y). Pepe and José Fonte are naturally declining and should be on the bench during Euro2020.

Offline chopey

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7426 on: Monday 10 June 2019, 08:20:02 pm »
Wow, cracking insight, 14/1 you say ......
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Offline Fugazi

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7427 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 08:34:25 pm »
Thauvin nets for France
Consider winning

Offline Tomato Deuce

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7428 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 09:04:39 pm »
Insigne scored a cracking goal off a volley

Offline Yorkie

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7429 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 09:35:10 pm »
Four wins out of four for Northern Ireland.

Offline samptime29

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7430 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 09:42:24 pm »
I like Michael O'Neill. Good manager, done really well with limited options with Northern Ireland. Interested to see him in club management.

Offline Stifleaay

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7431 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 09:52:19 pm »
Four wins out of four for Northern Ireland.
They will still likely not qualify. They will either need to beat one of Germany or Netherlands, or draw 2 games against them.

Offline samptime29

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7432 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 10:16:45 pm »
Will be hard but if Germany beat Holland at home, 4 points from 4 games is enough. I still think Germany Holland will go through but they have given themselves a chance.

Offline Disco

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7433 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 10:23:01 pm »
I like Michael O'Neill. Good manager, done really well with limited options with Northern Ireland. Interested to see him in club management.

The anti- :giggs:

Offline Tribesman

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7434 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 11:46:33 pm »
Giggs showing why he should have got the Man United job.

Offline Fugazi

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7435 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 11:52:51 pm »
Consider winning

Offline Raconteur

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7436 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 08:38:41 am »


That ad is possibly The Greatest Thing Ever.
Looking after Charles Freck's artifacts

Offline Optimistic Nut

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7437 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 08:43:14 am »
Yeah, I hate the whole Paddy Power thing but that advert and the Scotland one before Euro 2016 were genius.
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Offline samptime29

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7438 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 09:55:41 am »
I like Michael O'Neill. Good manager, done really well with limited options with Northern Ireland. Interested to see him in club management.

The anti- :giggs:

Agreed.

Offline Tribesman

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7439 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:33:59 am »
I read in The Guardian Kosovo are 14 matches unbeaten. That's impressive for a new nation so should be a decent test for England. They definitely don't look like one of those teams that just make up the numbers in their group like San Marino and Gibraltar.

Last weekend the Serbian manager of the Montenegro team didn't turn up for their match against Kosovo because he doesn't recognise Kosovo as a country. I'm glad Shaqiri broke Serbia's heart at the last World Cup.

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7440 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:43:48 am »
Looking after Charles Freck's artifacts

Offline Tribesman

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7441 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:46:25 am »
Got sacked for it, didn't he?

He did and I think two players will not be picked for future international matches as well for not turning up against Kosovo.

Offline Disco

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7442 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 11:27:37 am »
I read in The Guardian Kosovo are 14 matches unbeaten. That's impressive for a new nation so should be a decent test for England. They definitely don't look like one of those teams that just make up the numbers in their group like San Marino and Gibraltar.

Last weekend the Serbian manager of the Montenegro team didn't turn up for their match against Kosovo because he doesn't recognise Kosovo as a country. I'm glad Shaqiri broke Serbia's heart at the last World Cup.

That'll be skewed somewhat from being in bottom Nations League grouping but they'll probably never have a better chance of qualifying for a major tournament because of that.

Offline Kanji

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Re: The other games today 2018/19
« Reply #7443 on: Friday 14 June 2019, 07:49:52 pm »
Are we going to have a Copa America thread?
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