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UEFA Euro 2008 Football/Soccer

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Strilo, Apr 25, 2008.

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  1. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    I hope its every game like the coverage for the 2006 world cup
     
  2. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh god me too! I didn't know what coverage we had in the US, cuz I was in Germany for the 2006 World Cup. And Germans of course showed every dang game... :)
     
  3. snap-hiss

    snap-hiss Jedi Master star 5

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    ABC will be airing every game just like they did with WC06, spread over ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC.

    My prediction is that this is Spain's year. With the best keeper in the world on current form, one of the best strikers, a great midfield, and a decent defense... they've got a shout. I'll be rooting for Germany, though.

    !snap
     
  4. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've decided I'm rooting for Portugal, given the Man Utd connection.
     
  5. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Good news! That's pretty exciting!
     
  6. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Even more exciting, I get all three of those stations in HD. :D
     
  7. snap-hiss

    snap-hiss Jedi Master star 5

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    It's going to be great. Group C alone is going to be amazing to watch, I can not remember a group from any knockout competition ever being so stacked.

    [link=http://en.euro2008.uefa.com/tournament/matches/index.html]Full schedule in English[/link]

    !snap
     
  8. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    those times are local time in Switzerland?
     
  9. snap-hiss

    snap-hiss Jedi Master star 5

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  10. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes those are local times I am sure.
     
  11. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yes those times are local (CEST) which is six hours difference with New York.
     
  12. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm glad that some of them are on the weekend. :) I guess that's the downside of having a 9-5 internship.
     
  13. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have a DVR for that reason. :)
     
  14. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ah, thanks for the reminder. I knew that the DVR was good for something. :p
     
  15. LORDeron_MAULer

    LORDeron_MAULer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I don't feel that I have a favorite this year for some reason. It's a little depressing. I'm tentatively imagining supporting maybe Spain, Czech Republic, or Holland.
     
  16. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh man... I was out at a sports bar near my alma mater tonight and they had two Bundesliga football games on... it got me so stoked for the Euro Cup! I am so all over this.
     
  17. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    Strilo do you follow any pro soccer leagues? like the English Premeir league?
     
  18. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Pretty much the Bundesliga.
     
  19. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The Bundesliga used to be great and competed right up there with the Spanish, Italian and English leagues, but their teams have been anonymous in European competition lately. It's a shame :(

    Which team in the Bundesliga do you usually support, Strilo?
     
  20. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I am not sure my knowledge of the Bundesliga is advanced enough to even get to that point where I support certain teams. I am not sure what level they are playing at, but VfB Stuttgart will always be in there for me, as I lived there.
     
  21. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah they're still in the Bundesliga. They finished 6th this season, so they've qualified for the Intertoto (if they win it they'll qualify for the UEFA Cup next year).
     
  22. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    <img src=http://bestuff.com/images/images_of_stuff/210x600/vfb-stuttgart-25789.jpg width=100>

    Yeah! My hometown away from home... :D
     
  23. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    Well the great thing about the Bundesliga is that there is quite a bit of parity
     
  24. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Parity?
     
  25. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    you know like the NFL where there are different teams that win. In the Bundesliga there are new teams that win and the teams aren't seperated by such a wide margain like in the Premeir league.

    Premeir League its Arsenal, Liverpool, Man U, Chelsea always at the top then comes Everton, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Blackburn and then there's the rest. Its been this way for about 3 years now.
     
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