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.  
     
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  • "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