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He hugely disappointed me.He is still young though and i hope he'll get better in this Euro.
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posted Jun 10, 2008
Worst game ever!! For the sake of my sanity i hope these two teams never meet again
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Soooooo disappointing. i almost died of boredom watching it (and I am a huge fan of les bleus.) Luckily Holland Italy reanimated me as i was going toward the bright light. France still has some chances to go further in the competition, but it would be only if Domenech suddenly realizes how poor his choices were and reshapes a new team on the spot, which sadly enough is: 1) not legal and 2) knowing him it will never occur to his pretentious self that he is poor coach, who has done little for the national team. And don't tell me that he brought France to the World cup final. He did not do anything, only Zidane pull the team out of the swamp into which Domenech had put us. I can't wait for the day when that 2 cents tarot reader freak is out of MY team. Anyway anything is possible, who knows I still believe that the Bleus can make it, but strikers should start to realize that it is not training time anymore, the midfielders should try to pass the ball forward from time to time and not just walk to the center and pass it behind. As for the forwards trying to come up the field and center the ball is not forbidden. Basic stuff.Allez les Bleus.
I loved the match - I backed under 2 and a half goals - as I have done in every match so far. Only last nights game had more. Lets face it - Holland and Italy are miles better than France and Romania.
"The French once again do badly in the big Tournments.....Romania have a chance to get out of this group"What are you talking about? have you discovered football yesterday? what about that for performing badly in big tournaments:World cup82: semi finalEuro84: winnersWorld cup 86: Semi finalWorld cup 98:winnersEuro 2000: winnersWorld cup2006: finalists
Ive been saying for weeks that Romania are the dark horses for this tournament. I have 100 euro on them at 33/1. It may have been a terrible game nbut Romania look strong defensively and could have sneaked a goal. Romania could hold Italy and if they do they have every chance of scoring. Remeber they beat and drew with Holland in the qualifiers. Italy are a lot weaker than everyone thinks. They won a bad world-cup and most of they're players play in the fourth best league in Europe.
france are rubbish.hopefully to go out this round.platini is a clown.never mind slating the english game , look at your own.a complete joke!!!!!!!!!!
I do wonder why the english are talking about other teams they can not help thesmelves to insult individuals or nations.Yes we were awful, but romania took 4 points of the ducth and didnt concede to them either. Whats more every team in euro is better than those that didnt qualify, as for France having 'another' poor tournament, may i remind you taht we have been the most successful team in europe in last ten years.Yes we were poor, and if we carry on playing like this we do not deserve to go through, tacticlly we were poor. But we play better againts better teams, e.g group stages of last world cup and then the knock out rounds against spain, brazil and portugal.Finally, i dont understand the hated on Platini in this nation. Apart form the fact taht he is a very well spoken and polite individual, he doenst like how the Premier league is all about money, and teams can win CL by just going into more an dmore debt. Thats not football doing the talking, thats money.If this was an englishman who was challenging this, he would be deemed a ST george's hero, football's hero while all the fat cats at UEFA are sitting there doing nothing.
LOL france are one of the favourites, you have to be kidding. OK Romania were very negative Mutu playing upfront with little support. But france had no invention no work ethic, appalling delivery of crosses into the box. And Anelka and Benzema attitude was a disgrace, football is pass and move they barely broke sweat. Why isnt flamini or guily ahead of the hopeless malouda baffling, france were a great team but are relying on ageing stars and replacing good players with inferior ones.Despite all that the french can still redeem themselves garbage match.
i agree we were poor, cant play flamini on wings though. the manager is showing too much loyalty IMO
U cant really blame Benzema to be honest, the service he recieved was terrible, he was constantly having to come back looking for the ball, then when he got it as with Ribery, he had to run past 5 or 6 Romainian players to get near the goal.The French selection was all wrong for this game, this was a game they should have goneout to win. Playing Makalele and Toulalon was foolish, 2 holding/defensive midfield players!?They desperately needed something from midfield, Ribery was running all over the place right and left but could not provide anything for the strikers, Malouda was as usual useless. Nasri should have been played in the midfield to provide for the strikers.And why did he not play Patrice Evra!!? Evra would have been perfect forthis game more attacking coming fromthe back Evra is excellent at doing it, Abidal is very much not.All Makalele, Abidal and Sagnol did all game was give away free kicks. France needed to push Romainia back to attack them to stop them attacking. They did not pressure Romainia enough because they had such a defensive formation, there was no threat from the centre of midfield and neither winger was particuly dangerous. Ribery had his moments but they were few.Personally i would have played Nasri in the middle, Evra at left back. This would have doubled Frances attacking threat, Makalele and Toulalon are not attackers in any way shape or form, they cant do it!France are above Italy in the group butonly for now, France will now play Holland and after seeing the way they played against Italy, unless they improve France will struggle. Also why is there the panick about Viera comong back? France need attacking from the midfield, they played the entire game like they were 1-0 up and it got them nowhere.I would expect Italy to beat Romainia and to be honest i expect Holland to win all of their games in this group as it stands. France could well be going into the final group game against Italy with 1 point in a game they would then be forced to win.
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