Expert

Toronto, Canada

#1597 Jun 30, 2012
Kubek wrote:
<quoted text>
"Africa crushed Germany. It must be very hard for Germans to see and accept something like this." - Sure, this very fact must hurt them. Not. I assure you they aren't like that and woe their performance, the whole team of Italy and their Italian jinx. Besides, they've got an African player on their roster too (well, he's half-Ghanaian) if you haven't noticed. Beside him, there are two Poles, two Turks, a Spaniard (half-Spaniard?) and a Tunesian (half-Tunesian) there. With that in mind you'd think they must've grown pretty indifferent as to what players' roots are by now, eh?
Coach Joachim Low said that the team was crying real tears in the dressing room. He said "It was as quiet as a graveyard in the room". So why are they reacting in such a non-typical way if it did not hurt them. I lived in Germany for a few years and I never saw Germans cry, not even my girlfriend who was German. I saw other people cry, but not Germans.
Germany may have players from other countries but they have to fit into the German mould. Remember we are talking about Germany and this how they do things there. They have to play German style football.
Indifferent to players roots? I thought Germany always had a Turkish problem.
Expert

Toronto, Canada

#1598 Jun 30, 2012
Kubek wrote:
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On Balotelli and Mourinho: Mourinho was eventually sick of his anitcs, tantrums and inconsistency that were detrimental to the whole team. He could see the talent and he'd been giving him chances but Balotelli didn't take them. Balotelli is lucky he's got a lenient and patient coach in his countryman Mancini at Man City (which still prompted Mancini say something like „if I were his father I'd slap him in that head of his daily”, mind), otherwise he'd dumped from there too and a long time ago.(And you're mistaken if you think Man City's game is smooth and silky.)
Here are a few facts about your hero Mourinho.

1 "There is God. And after God, me". True quote.
2 He comes from a very wealthy background.
3 He loves aristocrats kings princes dukes etc. He manages Royal Madrid aka Real Madrid. He is in heaven.
4 He said "I started out as a manger 10 years ago. I didn't change one single bit (Just like Angela Merkel Heh! Heh!). I KNOW THAT I DONT WANT TO CHANGE". He is a natural to manage Real Madrid.
5 Very autocratic and makes decisions only on his own, like a king.

Balotelli knows how to play the game instinctively that is why he scored the two beautiful goals he did, something Mourinho cannot produce. Balotelli swears at coaches and he does not listen to them, just like a true Genius. He knows very few coaches understand the game. His present coach Mancini says he leaves Balotelli alone and Balotelli doesn't listen to him.
Except for Barcelona, football is still in the dark ages. Balatolli knows this and this is why he seems difficult. You and most other people, especially coaches, are still living in the dark ages of football which you enjoy very much and want to preserve. Balatolli's two goals against Germany was a vivid reminder of this dark football. Balatolli refuses to play Dark Age football and the football coaching system knows only how to produce this type of game and players.
Annie

Southampton, UK

#1599 Jun 30, 2012
Dimitri100 wrote:
<quoted text>.
On the contrary, you're the uneducated moron.
Latin america is so called due to the colonisation by European Latins, Spanish and Portuguese.
I suggest you seek History lessons.
I suggest you seek geography lessons if you think Spain is part of Latin America :D

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#1600 Jun 30, 2012
Annie wrote:
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I suggest you seek geography lessons if you think Spain is part of Latin America :D
.

Shut up idiot,

don't try to save face with that garbage.
Dead Ruski

Long Beach, CA

#1601 Jun 30, 2012
Spain will beat ITALY!! Maybe..
Annie

Southampton, UK

#1602 Jul 1, 2012
Dimitri100 wrote:
<quoted text>.
Shut up idiot,
don't try to save face with that garbage.
If you like, we could all club together and buy you an atlas...? But then I guess it would be a waste as you would only use it as a doorstop.:D

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#1603 Jul 1, 2012
Since I started this thread, I must admit is has been an overwhelming success. Thank you all for your bombastic postings.
Tonight, the end is near. Since I have not attended any games in Polakia or Ukrainka I am not going to judge those locations.
As for the actual games, many disappointments are seen. Polakia, Ukrainka had no chance. Nothing to complain there.
Holland. The whole team was one big joke.
England. Has gone far enough.
The rest of the teams, just mediocre showing.

Tonight:
Spanish dwarfs vs Italian spaghettis.
Pleasantly surprised by Itailans, I must say.
Will they win, beat those boring Spanish dwarfs ?
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Finland

#1604 Jul 1, 2012
Balotelli will make the bullfights cry.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#1605 Jul 1, 2012
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Marrol's, a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has 51 luxurious guest rooms and three individually designed suites, with views of the Old Town streets or the hotel's garden courtyard.

It provides a full spa, a great restaurant featuring Italian and traditional Slovak cuisine, and luxurious rooms for private or business meetings. As good as these amenities are, the price is even better: A recent search on Expedia showed that a room at the 5-star hotel could cost only $114 per night (with breakfast and free Internet access).

Just in case, any of you wish to experience luxury, see above.
Pro Ukraine

London, UK

#1606 Jul 1, 2012
What's that got to do with Euro 2012, and who'd want to visit the peasant capital of the country that spawned you?

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#1607 Jul 1, 2012
For those who wish to visit a picturesque town, experience fun & meet hospitable people the above recommendation is the place to see.
Highly recommended by those who already visited Bratislava.
Kubek

Garwolin, Poland

#1608 Jul 1, 2012
Expert wrote:
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Neuer usually behaves with typical German arrogance and had a look of superiority about him, unill Balotelli. At the first goal by Balotelli, Neuer moved like he was shot in the back. It was a very comical sight, He was completely un-coordinated and had no idea where the ball was going or how fast. His understanding of the situation was the exact opposite of what it was. The second goal, a beautiful goal of great power, saw Neuer frozen and crouched like a helpless prey as Balotelli thundered towards him like a seaesoned predator. Balotelli would never kick the ball into the stands, he has superb control over the ball and there was no-one between him and the helpless Neuer.
Without Balotelli Italy would surely have lost. After two quick and spectacular goals, never seen by them before, they found it impossible to recover. Italy's defence is good but it doesn't have very good attacking capability. Against England they had 40 shots at goal and could not score. But that is England, who taught Manchester City's Balotelli how to score the way he did. So obviously England knew how to neutralize him, Germany didn't. That's why Balotelli couldn't score against England.
All the Italian players including the coach are praising him for the goals. They are saying "balotelli scored" not "we scored", "He is unique", "He is a genius". By the way Balotelli is very popular in England and he has a lot of fans. They even compose poetry and songs in his praise and sing it while he his playing. He understands why they are doing it.
(...)
At the first goal Neuer was caught moving towards farther goalpost, against his footwork. At the second goal it was too good and powerful a shot to save it - it was out of his reach. "Balotelli would never kick the ball into the stands?" - clearly you haven't watched him play at Inter and Man City, or even at these championships.

Italy would find ways to beat Germany with or without "Balo" like they have many times before. And does a team that makes "40 shots at goal", 40 chances against a team of England class, can be accused of having "not very good attacking capabilities"? I think not - their finishing sucked, that was that.
It is normal that an overally good player who scored two goals and played well in a huge game is praised and credited - nothing extraordinary about that at all.
Balo is supposed to be popular with English football fans? Haha, good joke. He's not entirely popular with his club fans. He's the butt of jokes and banter in the whole of football England and tabloids, stop making another stuff up.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#1609 Jul 1, 2012
Spanish flies are playing boring football, we all know it.
Even the fans booed them, recently.
Hopefully, Italians will win tonight & Balotelli pops one in too.
Pro Ukraine

UK

#1611 Jul 1, 2012
I think Italy might sneak it, they have been far more exciting to watch than Spain and it would be good for football if an attacking team wins it, unlike Spain who play without a striker.
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#1612 Jul 1, 2012
Pro Ukraine wrote:
I think Italy might sneak it, they have been far more exciting to watch than Spain and it would be good for football if an attacking team wins it, unlike Spain who play without a striker.
Have you purchased your ticket to Bratislava yet?(-:
AbeUG

Bedminster, NJ

#1613 Jul 1, 2012
Spain seems to be more aggressive now but I still think Italy will win.

Italy by 1.
AbeUG

Bedminster, NJ

#1614 Jul 1, 2012
ooops

LOL
Pro Ukraine

UK

#1615 Jul 1, 2012
neutral observer wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you purchased your ticket to Bratislava yet?(-:
Why should I want to go there when there are much finer cities to visit such as Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Baghdad, Tehran, Harare :-)
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#1616 Jul 1, 2012
AbeUG wrote:
ooops
LOL
ooops?

Did you drop your kielbasa or something?
AbeUG

Bedminster, NJ

#1617 Jul 1, 2012
neutral observer wrote:
<quoted text>
ooops?
Did you drop your kielbasa or something?
Does a day ever go by where you're not obsessed with me or kielbasas?

I come on here and I don't say a word about your Russia (which you're so paranoid about) and within MINUTES you feel this obsessive need to say something to me....about your favorite subject Kielbasas. I don't know what your more obsessed with, me, kielbasas or your Russia.

;-)

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