England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by 7 » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:13:56


The two penalty shooting giants are going head to head.

All 22 players shot. 9-9 is the score.

It's now 12-12 and still going

 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by Gabbag » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:16:34


Quote:
> The two penalty shooting giants are going head to head.

> All 22 players shot. 9-9 is the score.

> It's now 12-12 and still going

What are the odds that this will go on til tomorrow?

 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by 7 » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:19:08


Quote:
> The two penalty shooting giants are going head to head.

> All 22 players shot. 9-9 is the score.

> It's now 12-12 and still going

Heheh... 3 consecutive misses. 12-13, The Netherlands moved on into
the final. By what little I saw in the extra time, they deserved it.

 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by Gabbag » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:22:59


Quote:

> > The two penalty shooting giants are going head to head.

> > All 22 players shot. 9-9 is the score.

> > It's now 12-12 and still going

> Heheh... 3 consecutive misses. 12-13, The Netherlands moved on into
> the final. By what little I saw in the extra time, they deserved it.

This must be especially traumatic for Pearce.
 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by 7 » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:25:27


Quote:
> This must be especially traumatic for Pearce.

Have England ever won a pen shootout with him on the field?
 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by 7 » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:26:00


Quote:

> > The two penalty shooting giants are going head to head.

> > All 22 players shot. 9-9 is the score.

> > It's now 12-12 and still going

> What are the odds that this will go on til tomorrow?

You jinxed it, dude.
 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by Gabbag » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:42:06


Quote:


> > > The two penalty shooting giants are going head to head.

> > > All 22 players shot. 9-9 is the score.

> > > It's now 12-12 and still going

> > What are the odds that this will go on til tomorrow?

> You jinxed it, dude.

Yeah - sorry. I'm disappointed, but I'm inclined to think of a
shootout loss in a semifinal as an improvement after the last two
tournaments ended with shootout losses in quarterfinals.
 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by 7 » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:45:51


Quote:
> Yeah - sorry. I'm disappointed, but I'm inclined to think of a
> shootout loss in a semifinal as an improvement after the last two
> tournaments ended with shootout losses in quarterfinals.

Nah, that's not what I meant. It "could" have gone on until tomorrow.
 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by Gabbag » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:57:06


Quote:

> > This must be especially traumatic for Pearce.

> Have England ever won a pen shootout with him on the field?

I doubt it. I can't imagine that his presence on the touchline was
inspiring to the 21 year olds whose first memory of England in a major
tournament is probably that of him bottling it in Euro 96.
 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by Benn » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 05:19:47

 > Subject : England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

 > Have England ever won a pen shootout with him on the field?

Against Spain at Euro 96.

Young and Lita look outstanding at this level. You rarely see England
players dribble past opponents at high speed, throw in feints and turns
etc, etc. The defence was pretty good as well. The problem is this was
SGE all over again. Endless longball, going a goal up and defending.
They did the same against Italy, went two goals up, started to sit back,
conceded twice and hung on for draw.

                                http://soccer-europe.com
                     Rss feed : http://soccer-europe.com/RSS/News.xml

 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by 7 » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 06:48:22


Quote:
>  > Subject : England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

>  > Have England ever won a pen shootout with him on the field?

> Against Spain at Euro 96.

> Young and Lita look outstanding at this level.

Sadly they haven't impressed a lot in the EPL. Lita perhaps a little,
but Young had more or less disappeared since his transfer to Villa.

Quote:
> You rarely see England
> players dribble past opponents at high speed, throw in feints and turns
> etc, etc. The defence was pretty good as well. The problem is this was
> SGE all over again. Endless longball, going a goal up and defending.
> They did the same against Italy, went two goals up, started to sit back,
> conceded twice and hung on for draw.

I thought that's an "English" thing. AFAIR, England under Bobby Robson
resorted to aimless hoofing from time to time too.
 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by kenhig.. » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 08:37:18


Quote:
>  > Subject : England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

>  > Have England ever won a pen shootout with him on the field?

> Against Spain at Euro 96.

> Young and Lita look outstanding at this level. You rarely see England
> players dribble past opponents at high speed, throw in feints and turns
> etc, etc. The defence was pretty good as well. The problem is this was
> SGE all over again. Endless longball, going a goal up and defending.
> They did the same against Italy, went two goals up, started to sit back,
> conceded twice and hung on for draw.

Joe Cole

Higgs

 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by Benn » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 08:48:09

 > Subject : England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

 > Joe Cole

Cole doesn't dribble at high speed, he's like Zidane, he dribbles in
semi-slow motion.

                                http://soccer-europe.com
                     Rss feed : http://soccer-europe.com/RSS/News.xml

 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by kenhig.. » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 08:56:02


Quote:
>  > Subject : England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

>  > Joe Cole

> Cole doesn't dribble at high speed, he's like Zidane, he dribbles in
> semi-slow motion.

>                                http://soccer-europe.com
>                      Rss feed :http://soccer-europe.com/RSS/News.xml

I'd agree that he isn't as fast as Messi, Giggs or Henry, but he's
plenty fast enough.
Besides, comparison with Zizou isn't too bad, is it?

Higgs

 
 
 

England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

Post by Miguel Sarmient » Sat, 23 Jun 2007 05:54:53

Impressive I will say no, good at this level sure but Pierce screwed at the
end, you are 1-0 up with 3 minutes to go, you do not take your most
dangerous attacker Lita and substituted him for Ferdinand, not Ferdinand's
fault but 60 seconds later Taylor twist his ankle lays down the Dutch do not
stop play, he stands and skips in one leg and the Dutch take advantage and
score. The point being that after Lita went out the Dutch threw caution to
the wind and attack in masse because they knew there was no one in the
England attack that could worry about.

In another note the Dutch also did show very poor sportsmanship,
unfortunately this is not the first time either.


Quote:
> > Subject : England U21 - Netherlands U21 [R]

> > Have England ever won a pen shootout with him on the field?

> Against Spain at Euro 96.

> Young and Lita look outstanding at this level. You rarely see England
> players dribble past opponents at high speed, throw in feints and turns
> etc, etc. The defence was pretty good as well. The problem is this was SGE
> all over again. Endless longball, going a goal up and defending. They did
> the same against Italy, went two goals up, started to sit back, conceded
> twice and hung on for draw.

> http://soccer-europe.com
>      Rss feed : http://soccer-europe.com/RSS/News.xml