2020/21 Soccer Thread: Messxit?

It was the most chaotic US v Mexico game I have seen. Would hate to imagine what would have happened if that match was played in Mexico.

Medmey wrote:

It was the most chaotic US v Mexico game I have seen. Would hate to imagine what would have happened if that match was played in Mexico.

It was as CONCACAF-y as CONCACAF gets. I'm just disappointed Miazga couldn't get on the field to troll Lainez some more.

So who do we think is gonna win Euro 2020? I would've said Belgium before the CL final. Now i'd actually put a sneaky bet on Italy.

Prederick wrote:

So who do we think is gonna win Euro 2020? I would've said Belgium before the CL final. Now i'd actually put a sneaky bet on Italy.

Still hard to look past France I reckon

I took Jota for Golden Boot for some tasty odds because he seems to be one of those players who is always in the right place + is clinical.

This Portugal team is better than the winning team by a mile which means they are destined to underperform.

Winner? Not England. Who some how are 2nd favorite right behind France.

jowner wrote:

Winner? Not England. Who some how are 2nd favorite right behind France.

While there are some logic reasons for that - all our group games are at Wembley, we genuinely have a pretty good team - this is mostly down to all the UK betting companies fleecing the British public who like a bet but aren’t very good at it.

Belgium and Netherlands have some key players injured, so I wouldn't put them as contenders for now.

Germany are in a rebuild phase and they've been having some weird results. Low will leave after this one. Maybe this relieves some pressure.

Portugal have great players, but the coach is too conservative. He might not use younger players that had a great season (e.g., Sporting players like Palhinha), instead going with the players he's used to. They might surprise me, but I wouldn't bet on it.

France does seem to be the main contender. They have an amazing cast of players (including who I consider the best player at the moment, Kanté) and they play really well together. And now they even have Benzema for that extra punch.

Not really sure about Spain. All I know is that they were the better team in the last friendly against Portugal, but that probably wasn't the main 11 (for either teams, I think).

England has a fantastic group of players, but they'll probably crash eventually as usual. Not coming home this time! Sorry, not sorry, Kane.

Italy could be a low key contender. I believe they've been consistently getting good results lately.

I haven't been following the progress of the national teams, so I'm unaware of any potential dark horses. I've heard from Tifo that Turkey are really good right now. Ukraine gave Portugal a run for their money in the qualification (they topped the group).

Sorbicol wrote:

Still hard to look past France I reckon

Especially with Benzema back in the fold now. You might still see Giroud doing Giroud things against some teams, but Benzema in front of Mbappe and Griezmann is spicy.

Sorbicol wrote:

Winner? Not England. Who some how are 2nd favorite right behind France.

Because the bookies know they can put the odds wherever they want and still hoover up English fan's money. The team's odds are always shorter than they should be.

On the subject of the team, the defence is a concern. Mings is a close as we get to an England-international Ipswich player these days so I'm rooting for him, but he doesn't look great at this level. Then you partner him with Stones who has a calamitous mistake in him at any moment and that could be ugly.

At the other end I'd love to see Foden, Grealish and Mount behind Kane and have them told to just go and ruin the opposition defender's days with their movement and on-the-ball ability. Then after an hour of chasing those people around, here comes Rashford and Sancho.

It'd be a hit or totally miss method, but England have been disappointing me at major tournaments since 1980 so I have zero expectations and would enjoy the chaos.

Sorbicol wrote:
Prederick wrote:

So who do we think is gonna win Euro 2020? I would've said Belgium before the CL final. Now i'd actually put a sneaky bet on Italy.

Still hard to look past France I reckon

Yeah, I would love for Kanté to win it, and then the Ballon D'or, this winter. The only more likable footballer in the world than Kanté right now, for me, is Christine Sinclair.

Belgium's squad is apparently sneaky old so this might be their last chance for a while. I'm kind of out of the loop on things, need to dive into the Zonal Marking podcast previews.

I took the liberty of starting a new soccer thread for next season. I hope you all don't mind.

https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/...