Euros 2016



  • Apologies if there's already a thread running on the footy, but I saw this piece this morning whilst trawling for rugby news and I thought it deserved a wider readership.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-3637944/Euro-2016-violence-Marseille-Half-naked-paralytic-leering-women-taking-town-square-like-occupying-army-s-England-fans-repulse-world.html



  • UEFA should follow through and kick them both out. But mainly the Russians who have recent form (unlike the poms who have been good recently i thought).
    On field the football has been pretty good despite the lack of goals



  • It sounds like the Russians came organised for violence. Did crack up at this:



  • Fuck a duck you have to feel sorry for any Police, Business Owners and genuine fans in situations like this.
     
    I do take depraved satisfaction when I see members of "firms" get badly injured and/or locked up though. It's as good as watching Bulls gore matadors.....
     
    It's a shame ISIS don't target football hooligans instead of homosexuals.



  • And a Northern Irish supporter fell to his death in Nice after scaling a sea-front railing - unsuccessfully obviously.
     
    They showed a solid-looking Russian supporter wearing a Lokomotiv Moscow t-shirt who was heavily involved in the violence by the port and then the clashes near the Stade Vélodrome - no doubt they came to fight.  Hopefully they'll be on their way home after the group stages.  🙂
     
    I've only watched a couple of games (France-Romania and Germany-Ukraine).  Payet's winner vs Romania was a fantastic strike.  The Belgium-Italy game tomorrow will be interesting.  England-Wales coming up too.



  • And a Northern Irish supporter fell to his death in Nice after scaling a sea-front railing - unsuccessfully obviously.
    They showed a solid-looking Russian supporter wearing a Lokomotiv Moscow t-shirt who was heavily involved in the violence by the port and then the clashes near the Stade Vélodrome - no doubt they came to fight. Hopefully they'll be on their way home after the group stages. 🙂
    I've only watched a couple of games (France-Romania and Germany-Ukraine). Payet's winner vs Romania was a fantastic strike. The Belgium-Italy game tomorrow will be interesting. England-Wales coming up too.

    Terrible accident after a few too many beers it would appear from police reports - the guy fell over a promenade railing onto rocks on beach 8m below in Nice. I've been there. Very easy to happen if you're unsteady/drunk/lean over to get sick possibly.



  • First tournament in 58 years for Wales. Last was 1958 World Cup in Sweden.
     
    2-1 win against Slovakia last Saturday. England on Thursday. A win will definitely see us through to next stage.
     
    Draw may be enough.
     
    Happy days 🙂



  • Fuck a duck you have to feel sorry for any Police, Business Owners and genuine fans in situations like this.
     
    I do take depraved satisfaction when I see members of "firms" get badly injured and/or locked up though. It's as good as watching Bulls gore matadors.....
     
    It's a shame ISIS don't target football hooligans instead of homosexuals.

    Hold a hooligan version of the Euros.  All the firms are invited to same stadium, lock the gates for a few hours and let them get on with it.  
     
    If no-one emerges at the end society wins



  • Hold a hooligan version of the Euros.  All the firms are invited to same stadium, lock the gates for a few hours and let them get on with it.  
     
    If no-one emerges at the end society wins

    Tricky. It might work, but then again, this might happen:



  • No problem, All survivors get sent to the "World Cup" version in 2 years time 🙂



  • Ireland manage to score twice in their match against Sweden earlier.The first a cracking volley from Wes Hoolohan from 25 yards out to give Ireland the lead.The second a low header by Clark into his own net to give Sweden the draw.Still, a draw is better than the loss Ireland started with last time round.



  • Terrible accident after a few too many beers it would appear from police reports - the guy fell over a promenade railing onto rocks on beach 8m below in Nice. I've been there. Very easy to happen if you're unsteady/drunk/lean over to get sick possibly.

    I've been there too so I am familiar with the area.  Same for Marseilles.  No issues with a rugby crowd though.

    Hold a hooligan version of the Euros.  All the firms are invited to same stadium, lock the gates for a few hours and let them get on with it.  
     
    If no-one emerges at the end society wins

    Sounds like an excellent idea.  
     
    Cue the intro:  Warriors!  Come out to play-ay!



  • "Can you dig it?!"



  • I've been there too so I am familiar with the area.  Same for Marseilles.  No issues with a rugby crowd though.
     
     
    Sounds like an excellent idea.  
     
    Cue the intro:  Warriors!  Come out to play-ay!

    I think it will go well on Pay Per View. Potential sponsors might be a bit sniffy though...



  • I think it will go well on Pay Per View. Potential sponsors might be a bit sniffy though...

    Carlsberg will definitely be out, as a large portion of their target market eradicate themselves.
     
     
    The World Cup in Russia is just going to go swimmingly isn't it? Check this shit out
     
    http://www.football365.com/news/french-police-more-used-to-gay-pride-marches



  • Check out one of the posts on awesome stuff you see on the internet thread.
     
    This already exists in Russia basically 5 on 5 MMA of football hooligans. Its possibly the worst thing I have ever seen try to be passed off as entertainment. It seems okayish until one guy gets knocked out then its 5 on 4 and the 4 have no chance until its just 1 guy getting kerb stomped by 5 other dudes. 
     
    Mooshld



  • I've seen some pretty fucked up videos today, so many guys getting kicked while down by 5-6 guys.



  • Russia apparently on a suspended sentence of disqualification - any further bovver inside the stadium (the extent of UEFA's remit) and the suspension will be lifted. Does UEFA have the balls? And will that threat do anything to stop things kicking off away from the stadium? Seems unlikely. I'm pretty sure Lille will be a war zone before the weekend.
    Anyone else see this issue as just another arm of Putin's destabilising "hybrid conflict" with the West? First it's little green men in the Crimea, then it's "weaponising" the refugee flows to the EU by bombing all and sundry in Syria, now it's encouraging Russia's disaffected yoot to defend the motherland's "honour" at the Euros. All against the background of a constant stream of brazen alternative reality reporting of these issues via glossy state controlled multimedia outlets. What a world.



  • The way things are going, the Russian hatrick could be on:
    Thrown out the Euros
    Banned from Olympics
    Disqualified from hosting World Cup
    That would be some achievement, but of course various organisations will bottle it. Shame really, a nation being banned from the tournament it is supposed to be hosting would be a fitting end to Blatter era FIFA.
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  • I wouldn't be surprised to see a bit of this Russian rubbish as a little state sanctioned, Russia is a bit fucking weird. 
     
    Apparently it kicked off in Lille again over night. 
     
    Russia absolutely need to be kicked out, and not just for in the stadium rubbish as well. No organisation has the sack to do it though. 
     
    If the Russians and the Poles meet at any point, it would be best for the locals if they just left the city



  • I wouldn't be surprised to see a bit of this Russian rubbish as a little state sanctioned, Russia is a bit fucking weird. 
     
    Apparently it kicked off in Lille again over night. 
     
    Russia absolutely need to be kicked out, and not just for in the stadium rubbish as well. No organisation has the sack to do it though. 
     
    If the Russians and the Poles meet at any point, it would be best for the locals if they just left the city

    Russia are following the example of their esteemed leader.  And he's a total carnt



  • Surprised it hasn't kicked off, seeing as Russia are all but out of the tournament.



  • Big problems in Lille again, this time the English hooligans causing havoc. Damn, I so hope that we'll never see this trouble surrounding rugby games! It's just awful.
     
    http://www.newshub.co.nz/sport/36-arrested-after-french-police-clash-with-fans-2016061612#axzz4BhpD8ZOg



  • Great win for Norn Iron yesterday, but sadly another fan died. I doubt anyone keeps stats on fan mortality rates at major tournaments (actually, I don't doubt that), but relative to the size of NI's population/fanbase, two travelling fans dead for one country in the first week must be some kind of ghoulish record.



  • Tough but deserved loss to England for Wales yesterday.
     
    Still a good chance of getting through to next stage though 🙂



  • Tough but deserved loss to England for Wales yesterday.
    Still a good chance of getting through to next stage though 🙂
    Aye, no way am I cheering for Russia or Slovakia over the Welsh. I had Bale at 6/1 for first scorer yesterday, and he didn't let me down. With Hart's knack for high profile fails (in my view, at least), 6/1 was too good an opportunity to miss.



  • Aye, no way am I cheering for Russia or Slovakia over the Welsh. I had Bale at 6/1 for first scorer yesterday, and he didn't let me down. With Hart's knack for high profile fails (in my view, at least), 6/1 was too good an opportunity to miss.

    Hart is a goalkeeper in the best traditions of english blunders between the sticks.  David Seaman would have been proud.  As for Russia they are a miserable country filled with miserable people aren't they?  Mrs CF has a work colleague who is Russian but moved to NZ when she was very young, she farken hates them



  • It's not all doom and gloom. Plenty of fans from the likes of Sweden, Poland, Belgium, Ireland, Wales, etc enjoying themselves and creating good atmosphere in the stadiums.



  • It's not all doom and gloom. Plenty of fans from the likes of Sweden, Poland, Belgium, Ireland, Wales, etc enjoying themselves and creating good atmosphere in the stadiums.

    'Go home to your sexy wives': Irish fans lead the way at Euro 2016
    

    4:11 PM Friday Jun 17, 2016

    Republic of Ireland fans look on during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France. Photo / Getty
    If the only stories you've read about Euro 2016 this week were about the violence between England and Russia fans, you'd think France was a pretty unsafe place to be right now.
    Luckily, the Irish fans are showing what major football tournaments are all about.
    Decked out in all green, the Irish supporters have been winning over people everywhere they've been so far.
    Their deeds during the European Championships so far include changing the tyre for an elderly French couple, singing Westlife and ABBA and some of the funniest football chants you've heard.
    For example, the Irish were chanting "Go home to your sexy wives" to their Swedish counterparts before the clash in Saint Denis outside Paris.
    While Russian and English fans pelted French police with bottles and trashed bars and restaurants, the Green Army was actually cleaning up after itself.
     
    The fan sang "clean up for the boys in green" as they picked up trash from the area in Bordeaux they had been drinking.
    A cyclist was also given a helping hand through a huge crowd of supporters.
    The Green Army also paid tribute to Northern Ireland supporter Darren Rodgers, who died in Nice after a fall, the Guardian reports.
    In the 24th minute of the game against Sweden, the fan chanted "Stand up for the Ulsterman" in his memory.
    
    		 Of course, the Martin O'Neill coached team is going pretty well on the field as well, playing some great football in its opening 1-all draw against Sweden at Stade de France.
    Next up Ireland face Belgium in Bordeaux and then Italy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq - so it's not going to get any easier on the pitch.
    Let's hope their fans can continue to provide more colourful moments like these off the pitch.
    -News.com.au
    


  • Wales in their traditional black with flourescent green trim. Of course. The EBay resale value of a Wales v Englad Euro shirt lost about 90% of its future value.



  • Normally like the euros as much as the World Cup but not got into it this year yet with 24 teams to be whittled down by just 8 in the pool stages.
    Also hadn't followed the qualifiers as it seemed it would be almost impossible to not qualify. But now realising Holland, by their absence, must have managed just that.
    Plus Scotland. Gee, they've fallen off the sporting cliff the last 20 to 25 years.



  • Wales in their traditional black with flourescent green trim. Of course. The EBay resale value of a Wales v Englad Euro shirt lost about 90% of its future value.

    Yeah that was a shocking decision, Welsh folk should make their FA suffer for that nonsense



  • England unbeaten in the group stage but Wales tops Group B.



  • England unbeaten in the group stage but Wales tops Group B.England failed to play and win the game, their prize is a tough QF probably against Portugal



  • It could also be Hungary or Iceland.



  • It could also be Hungary or Iceland.That sounds better!



  • England unbeaten in the group stage but Wales tops Group B.

    Brilliant. Do you write for the Daily Mail? 🙂 😉
     
    The most relevant 'un' applicable to England is 'unable' to put the ball in the back of the net.
     
    England had the majority of possession, territory and shots on target against Russia, Wales, and Slovakia but failed to convert that superiority against Russia and Slovakia. Truth be told they were about two minutes and a lucky ricochet from drawing all three matches and sweating on progession to the last 16.
     
    Wales on the other hand were worthy winners of two of their three group matches, and came within two minutes of going unbeaten despite being second best to England (see above).
     
    Wales as a team has scored the most goals so far (6) and Gareth Bale is the current top goal scorer (3).
     
    Deserved group winners.



  • I don't exactly follow football but it's hilarious listening to the pommy commentators blahing on about how they've been so dominant. Ummm....no you haven't, you haven't even scored a goal, that's not dominance. Dominance is winning.



  • Yes! Its not a boxing match, you don't win on points, dominating is winning 3-0.
    In particular the smug self satisfied ITV match analysts do my head in
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  • I just can't bring myself to watch soccer anymore. I intensely dislike the histrionics during the game, after the game by the managers and the preening and the attitude to the refs and, and, and lots of other stuff. I caught some of the England v Slavs match though and the BS interviews and pundits afterwards. Complete tosh. England were this, England were that. No. What England were was shit at the main point of the game which is to score more goals than the opposition. Ian Wright you're talking shit. And the rest of you too. Except the foreigner bloke who said it straight.
     
    A waste of ten minutes of my life in which I could have been taking a dump or anything more productive than watching that bollocks.
     
    Oh and Well done Wales and good luck in the business end of the tourney.


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