General Discussion: the Official Euro 2012 Tournament Thread


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FLG
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5876 posts since 21/5/04

6 Dec 2012 16:44
Euro 2020 to held across europe with no host nation Cool
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20631963
themistake
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10810 posts since 20/2/06

6 Dec 2012 16:49
how on earth is that cool?
worst news ive heard since spurs stealing riot money.
Jimmy326
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4592 posts since 22/9/07

6 Dec 2012 16:49
Another brilliant idea from UEFA Roll Eyes
FLG
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5876 posts since 21/5/04

6 Dec 2012 17:05
Spreading the excitement around europe. Gives great cities a chance to host a game that they would never have normally, bear in mind with the expansion of the euros there about 4 countries that can actually handle the tournament now alone (Russia, Germany, England, France) all of whom have hosted a UEFA/FIFA tournament since 96.
bawseshadz
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1424 posts since 21/9/11

6 Dec 2012 17:06
What the hell?
themistake
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10810 posts since 20/2/06

6 Dec 2012 17:16
nah afraid this is total bollox, its now 32 teams, there can be more joint bids.
fuck going to Israel to watch an england's group game v iceland.
FLG
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5876 posts since 21/5/04

6 Dec 2012 17:25
More joint bids means more host nations. Ireland + Scotland + Wales as host nations, fuck that. Sounds like great fun going to somewhere new like Belgrade, Dublin, Istanbul, Bucarest etc for a game
themistake
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10810 posts since 20/2/06

6 Dec 2012 17:38
mate this is awful, going to individual cities..thats the idea of the ucl/uel…
you wont be going anywhere either, once uefa get 30% of tickets, the host country will be given a massive percent too, so if you want to go to Belgrade, Istanbul, Bucarest you will be fighting for about 5-7,000 tickets
you will lose all the atmosphere of the actual tournament. too much travelling for teams and fans, weaker teams in competition, weaker teams due to travelling, makes for an awful tournament.
troll
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3571 posts since 30/1/10

6 Dec 2012 17:38
if it's spread around like this you'll lose the atmosphere of a tournament being staged in a single country or spread to only two.

going to a match during the 2020 euro will like going to a qualifier.

rubbish, shit idea.
yellowpages
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2120 posts since 11/6/10

6 Dec 2012 17:53
So you'll basically have to do a tour of Europe to follow your team should they make it to the final stages of the competition. Thank fuck I'm Scottish…
troll
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3571 posts since 30/1/10

6 Dec 2012 18:04
don't really think uefa even gave a thought for the fans and the expensive they would have to endure to follow their countries football team all over europe but then we know uefa don't give a rats arse about the fans.

also with the present format it allows fans to watch games in their home town/city and the opportunity to watch countries that they would never usually have the chance to see.

people moan about england only playing at wembley, well in this 2020 format you'll only see possibly england play at say st. james' park or old trafford if we host a world cup.
MoB
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37098 posts since 31/8/04

6 Dec 2012 18:41
Just heard the news, reckon its a feeler for a european league.
Goldie
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4776 posts since 17/10/07

6 Dec 2012 19:20
Surely can't be good for the players either?
themistake
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10810 posts since 20/2/06

6 Dec 2012 19:24
MoB wrote: Just heard the news, reckon its a feeler for a european league.



um what?
MoB
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37098 posts since 31/8/04

6 Dec 2012 19:29
themistake wrote:
MoB wrote: Just heard the news, reckon its a feeler for a european league.



um what?

'Domestic' Euro league not international.
FLG
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5876 posts since 21/5/04

6 Dec 2012 19:39
themistake wrote: mate this is awful, going to individual cities..thats the idea of the ucl/uel…
Not everyone supports a top 7 team.

Goldie wrote: Surely can't be good for the players either?
Most of europe is accessible in 2 or 3hrs. England's training base for 2012 was 930 miles from the stadium. The only presumed host cities further afield would be Kiev and Istanbul IMO
themistake
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10810 posts since 20/2/06

6 Dec 2012 19:43
MoB wrote:
themistake wrote:
MoB wrote: Just heard the news, reckon its a feeler for a european league.



um what?

'Domestic' Euro league not international.



i cant see how an international tournament based around europe can be a feeler for a domestic european league, when there are 16 ucl games a match day and 32 uel games a match day which you can learn everything you need to know.
how in any way could it be a feeler?
Essence
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3125 posts since 10/1/05

6 Dec 2012 19:48
Bad idea. Cost for fans will be huge… Playing over different time zones / climates doesn't seem fair at all. Squads can potentially lose hours of much needed rest travelling east. Doesn't allow players to adapt to conditions also, a red hot day in the south of Spain or a breezy afternoon in newcastle.

FLG
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5876 posts since 21/5/04

6 Dec 2012 20:25
Spain's likely stadium would be in Madrid or Barcelona, Newcastle wouldn't be englands stadium
snaye
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10886 posts since 24/10/02

6 Dec 2012 23:20
True dat, Old Trafford or Wembley are way more likely to replicate that 40 degree Bernabeu or Nou Camp Sizzle