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Arena EURO 2020 - The Official Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth_Omega, Jun 4, 2021.

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Who will win the tournament?

This poll will close on Jun 25, 2021 at 10:16 AM.
  1. France

    25.9%
  2. Belgium

    11.1%
  3. Germany

    3.7%
  4. Spain

    3.7%
  5. England

    29.6%
  6. Scotland

    3.7%
  7. Slovakia

    3.7%
  8. Other

    18.5%
  1. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 19, 2002
    [​IMG]

    Welcome to the UEFA Euro 2020 thread.

    This thread is for discussion of tournament events and making fun of the Dutch for having the incompetent Frank de Boer as coach. Any other football discussion, whether it be the Super League, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, PSG, Real Madrid or SV Waldhof Mannheim (who are they?) related should still go in The Beautiful Game thread.

    The qualified teams:
    Group A
    Turkey
    Italy
    Wales
    Switzerland

    Group B
    Denmark
    Finland
    Belgium
    Russia

    Group C
    Netherlands
    Ukraine
    Austria
    North Macedonia

    Group D
    England
    Croatia
    Scotland
    Czech Republic

    Group E
    Spain
    Sweden
    Poland
    Slovakia

    Group of death (F)
    Hungary
    Portugal
    France
    Germany

    Previous Euro threads:
    2004
    2008
    2012 (MIA)
    2016

    I also decided to set up a JC fantasy football league for fun, you can join using this link or using the code: 399JX5VE05.

    To conclude a FAQ:

    Omega the pandemic must have addled your brain we're already in 2021.
    I know but UEFA decided to keep the 2020 number for merchandising reasoning so we're stuck with it.
     
  2. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    May 25, 2002
    Gotta go for the home team - England. At World Cup time I usually cheer for the USA as well since I'm from there.
     
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  3. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Jul 13, 2008
    It'll be the Czehahahahahahahahahahaha
     
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  4. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Dec 11, 2000
    Going with Team Other as per tradition.
     
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  5. FatBurt

    FatBurt Chosen One star 6

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    Jul 21, 2003
    France most likely to win IMO

    England have a good set of players and have an outside chance provided Southgate is a little braver but I'm expecting us to crash in the first match we face IF we get out of the group (I'm a jaded England fan with no faith even after the World Cup Semi final the other year)
     
  6. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 10, 2003
    france. specifically,

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

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    May 7, 2014
    I chose Belgium, though of course I'd like it to be England.

    Even if they lose DeBruyne they've still got a great squad.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2021
  8. Point Given

    Point Given Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 12, 2006
    Mozambique
     
  9. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Nov 25, 2013
  10. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Nov 26, 2000
    Going for England... Harry Kane's got to be on a winning team one of these days, right, so why not now? :p
     
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  11. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 27, 2000
    Did Australia not qualify?
     
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  12. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 13, 2005
    England have as many players from Dortmund (2), as Germany does.

    Mary they meet in a glorious final.
     
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  13. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 19, 2002
  14. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    Oct 9, 2003
    I’m going with Sweden
     
  15. FatBurt

    FatBurt Chosen One star 6

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    Jul 21, 2003

    which Germany will win on penalties


    again
     
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  16. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Feb 27, 2013
    I have a hard time seeing beyond France winning it.

    Belgium would possibly be my choice, but not with that manager.
     
  17. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Nov 4, 1998
    I'm actually glad that Zlatan is injured, the team usually plays so much better when he isn't around. Still hoping that we will go through the group stage, and then we will see.

    As usual I don't keep up with football inbetween championships so it will take the first rounds or so for me to form an opinion on the teams. I always have a soft spot for the Netherlands though.
     
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  18. starfish

    starfish Chosen One star 5

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    Oct 9, 2003
    agreed, I think they are much better with out Zlatan, I was pretty pleased with their last World Cup appearance
     
  19. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 4

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    May 7, 2014
    I think Italy are my dark horse bet. They've sort of slipped under the radar. However, if this goes to form...

    Arsène Wenger thinks that France are 'super-favourites', and claims that even eleven subs on the bench would get into any other national team. Difficult to argue against that...

     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2021
  20. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Nov 4, 1998
    Two covid-cases in the Swedish team. Will be some interesting days until we know if any other players are affected.
     
  21. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 4, 1999
    i voted for England but lol that's never going to happen
     
  22. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 19, 2002
    Spain also has a second covid case, group E might become a super spreader event. [face_sick]
     
  23. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    May 25, 2002
    At least England are in group D..
     
  24. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    The entire Czech team is eligible for vaccination so they damn well better have done so. :p

    Edit: Although if it’s the Delta variant making the rounds they likely don’t have that crucial two dose protection.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2021
  25. heels1785

    heels1785 Skywalker Saga/JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Dec 10, 2003
    hey football people

    join omega's fantasy league plz, so far it's just the two of us
     
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