Group C

Who Will Go To the Group Stages?


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A.l.i

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Grosso isn't in Inter anymore while Materazzi is probably the worst Azzurri player..I'll do the math for you - the contribution of Inter players to Italy is zero.. :rolleyes:

The name's "Internazionale" Jackass. :veiled:

p.s Who made this shitty poll above??
 

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Toni has definitly been the fvck up of the tournament. He's had millions of chances in every match and yet he hasn't scored. Best forward in the World my ass.

Cassano on the other hand has been immense. I'd like to see him in a Black & Blue jersey, regardless of his behaviour. The kid's a genius.
 

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Well, Italy is Italy.
Spain-Italy, i guess we are out 95% LOL
 

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Domenech is a fuckin looser. He can blame himself.

No Trezeguet, no Frey (LOL), no Mexes (bigger LOL). This dude is crazy. He hates Italian guts or something, and italians just killed his team.

Cassano in italian team played great, great vision, great passes, no wonder Italy played good every time he was on the pitch. Also some credit to Buffon and De Rossi today.

And agreed with XL. Toni wasted so many chances, I can't believe it. But I wouldn't play down his ability. He hasn't scored from easy chances, but we know he can do it, and the fact that he finds himself in those situations means he is still a great striker.

ps. Benzema played amazing today, especially the work rate of his, and how much he ran today. He sucked in first game, but he played great today, definetly the best french player on the pitch.

Well, Italy is Italy.
Spain-Italy, i guess we are out 95% LOL
Haha ;)

Don't get this wrong, but I hope you're right :p

Italy is just like Germans. Those are so called "tournaments teams". The play better from game to game. I can't stand Germany, but I hate Portugese guts more.
 

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Trust me its Spain who are scared. Yes they play better football and they are playing better than Italy, but this is Italia. I woudnt bet on Spain for the game. I doubt Spain's defence will be that strong.
 

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Italy are without both Pirlo and Gattuso against spain.

So its de rossi, ambrosini, perotta and Camo against spain :howler: Id be surprised if they manage to create a single goal chance, Pirlo is everything Italy got, playing without him means zero creativity from midfield.

Thats the worst midfield ive ever seen, Italy will get hammered no doubt.
 

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As always, you are exagarating Azz. Maybe Aqcuilani will play, and that will add some creativity to cover Pirlos loss. De Rossi also isn't Gattuso typeof player, he can find a partner, and pass some killer ball on the wing. Sure he isn't as precise as Pirlo, but he is doing it from time to time.

Also, I expect Cassano to be again behind the pair of strikers. I saw more of a chances(not gameplay, just the last dish type of passes) created by Cassano, than by Pirlo, so don't say they won't create anything.

:p

It's the same story as with us, Inter. They played almost the same midfield against Holland, when they sucked big time, as they played today, or agains Romania. I mean, you won't find Xavi, Iniesta, or Fabregas there, but they still played a lot better, despite having the same midfield, who you would call "half" of Spain midfield or such.

Going back to the Italy vs Spain, it's all about teamplay in big games, as it always is. Spain has a lot of individuals, but it's hardly a TEAM as Italy usually is. In Italy it's more about the compact play, teamplay, to play as a team. When Italy wins, it's more of a team effort, rather than of individuals. While when Spain won in the first game, who was it? Villa, Villa, Villa :p

It's teamwork that counts the most in such a tournaments, and Italy is always there in top 4 or so, because italian football, is all about the tactics, and that is all about the teamplay, not fancy play(Spain). That's why Spain strugle in Euro's/WC's, while Italy usually, despite not having "dream teams" they do great.

Simple actually ;)
 

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Great performance by Italia and they really deserved to go through. And I really have no ida what the fuuck is wrong with Luca Toni in this tornoument?!! If he was the same Toni I think Italia could go through sooner than this and even beat France with 3,4 goal lead!
 

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Gattusso has been so piss poor, I dont think Italy will miss him at all. Pirlo is another story. He is the most technically gifted midfielder Italy has had in the past 10 years. Didnt understand why Donadoni subbed him in the 50th minute. He already had been ruled out of the Spain game.

As much as I think, that Aquilani is overrated, I would much rather have him start than Ambrosini. I always find it so hard to support the Azzurri's when Ambrosini is starting.

DeRossi is a beast. I hate this guy cause of all of his whining, but his game play is just brilliant. The way he was commanding the Italian midfield after Pirlo left was pleasing. I dont know what kind of idiotic coach would not play this guy in his lineup. Donadoni should get slapped around for not starting him against Holland.

Big ups to Perrotta as well. He is a very hard working midfielder. Kind of like Deki (just 20 times better). I prefer him in the team rather than Ambrosinis, Gattusos or Camos.

Cassano was okay, much better than Delpiero. He still has a lot to do to justify the hype he gets, but good game from the guy. He should start the next game, with out a doubt.

Toni's finishing was god awful today. I lost count of the chances he missed today, but he is still better than any other options. The fact is that he was getting himself in to position to score, and thats something none of the other strikers would have been able to do. His control on the ball which led to the penalty was simply amazing.

It wasnt a stunning performance for the Azzurri's. Luck and Domenech had a lot to do with it. France losing thier best player in the 10th minute, then getting down to 10 men, for more than an hour of the game. Mexes must be kicking himself.
France doesnt have many good CBs, yet he persisted with dropping Mexes, and trying the patnership of Gallas and an age old thuram. Ofcourse Thuram was never gonna work, he needs to replace him. He himself knows that his other two CBs, Boumsong and Squillaci are crap. What does he do? He transforms Abidal in to a CB!!!!. If you dont trust your reserves CB, WHY THE FU*CK WOULD YOU BRING THEM, AND KEEP MEXES AT HOME???

I think his hate for Italian based players, worked in Italy's hand today. It would have been a much different and a much better French squad with Mexes, Flamini, Trezeguet and Frey in it.
 

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Pirlo is so overrated, De Rossi alone can do his job and Gattuso job even better.
De Rossi - Perrotta - Aquilani = second place,
Ambrosini - Pirlo - Gattuso = 5th place.

Italy like Inter, Spain like Roma. Guess who will win.
 

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Uhh, romania dissapoint me them had the opportunity to made history in the Euro but the what that play was so cold, the pressure was so much???.....


Italia oh italia, why you want suffer without reason??, now italia goes to Spain, i really dont know who gonna be the winner.....60-50 % Spain-Italia, i hope a good game of both.
 

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Domenech is one of the stupidist coaches...Ever.I dont think i even have to go over the reasons they are so clear to everyone.

Congrats Italy and I hope they knockout Spain now..
 

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Glad France learn some lesson by hiring that stupid coach. France deserve to be out of the tournament. Compliments to Holland by playing their own football and congratz to Italy.
 

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Going back to the Italy vs Spain, it's all about teamplay in big games, as it always is. Spain has a lot of individuals, but it's hardly a TEAM as Italy usually is. In Italy it's more about the compact play, teamplay, to play as a team. When Italy wins, it's more of a team effort, rather than of individuals. While when Spain won in the first game, who was it? Villa, Villa, Villa :p

It's teamwork that counts the most in such a tournaments, and Italy is always there in top 4 or so, because italian football, is all about the tactics, and that is all about the teamplay, not fancy play(Spain). That's why Spain strugle in Euro's/WC's, while Italy usually, despite not having "dream teams" they do great.

Simple actually ;)

This would make alot more sense if not for the fact that Brazil are 5 times world champions...

Spain are just chokers, they start out blazing and then disappoint. However this year they seem alot more focussed and have an amazing team really.

I dont see Italy having a chance here, especially without pirlo and gattuso.

Spains midfielders are too good on the ball, they will control the game from start to finish without a doubt. Their defense is shaky at times tho and Ramos has been a disaster so far in the tournament. Italy will surely get some chances, but with Toni wasting everything it doesnt look good.

De Rossi will have to have the game of his life if Italy is to beat spain, and obviously Toni has to score on his chances as well.

I hope Italy wins, as i have bet money on them as Euro08 winners, but Spain together with Portugal are big favourites really, so it will be a very hard match. I would have prefered Italy facing them in the Semi's instead.
 

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This would make alot more sense if not for the fact that Brazil are 5 times world champions...
Ofcourse I knew about Brasil example when I wrote my post.

You're right here. That would make a lot more sense if that wasn't the case here.

But... we are all well aware, brasilians are freaks of football, the best gifted, talented and technical players are grown there, and the best polish players ever, wouldn't even get on the bench for one of their national teams(Well, maybe Boniek).

Spain is like Brasil, just a worse model, so the chance of someone making some wondergoal, or action, that wins the game, is so much smaller.

We all remember how Brasil played in Germany right. They tried to do what Italians are doing, and they failed miserable, because most of us know that when it goes to the team, and teamplay Italy is one of the best in this(along with Germans).

As for the following game of Spain vs Italy, I also expect Spain to be more dominant side(in tearms of ball posesion). But Italians are pesky little buggers, and when they play right, they are like a famous "Bus parked in front of a goal", as "someone" onced said. The only difference, is that it's not just in front of the goal, but rather it starts from the halfline.

It all seems as the same story all over again. Spain and Holland were the most impressive sides now, and they usually are in the group stages, but when it comes to the knockout games, there is where Italy and Germany enters. These are the best of the best in those type of matches. I think one of those two(Spa/Por) will be heading home after quarter finals.
 
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