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07-06-2012, 02:29 PM | Post: #1
...Paul... 
Hey!

So yea, i guess there is a lot of people who don't know much about football, so i thought i would post a thread which would advise people on the ''best'' teams and the safest bets to get a golden gun Big Grin
(ratings are out of 5, based on the likelyhood to get a golden gun)
So,
THE TEAMS

Group A Teams

Poland:
Host country.
Fairly decent team i believe, nothing overly special

Rating: 1 star

Greece:
Generally defensive and counter-attacking
Failed at group stages in 2010

Rating: 1 star

Russia:
Decent team, could do well

Rating: 3 stars
UPDATED RATING TO 3 STARS

Czech Republic:
Respectable team, not comparable to the likes of Spain though,imo

Rating: 1.5 stars

This is the 4 teams of Group A, winner and 2nd will play the 2 teams from Group B.
Chances are, the Group B teams will win
so i doubt any of these 4 teams will make the semi finals, if i am honest

Group B teams:


Germany:
A strong team this year, 3rd place in 2010
They have a very good chance to win the tornament

Rating: 4 stars

Netherlands/Holland:
Very strong, runners up in 2010
VERY good chance to win

Rating 4.5 stars

Portugal:
Got some decent players.
Unlikely to beat Germany and Holland

Rating: 2.5 stars

Denmark:
Top 10 fifa world rankings
Above portugal, below Germany and Holland
Unlikely to progress

Rating: 2 stars

These are the 4 Group B teams
All of these teams have the potential to reach the semis, but i think Germany and Holland are the 2 outstanding teams in this group


Group C teams:

Spain:
Winners of 2010 and 2008.
Very strong still

Rating 4.5 stars

Italy:
Very unbalanced, failed at group stages in 2010
Won 2006 World Cup

Risky

Rating: 3.5 Stars


Croatia:
Shock winners of 2012?
Not seen them play recently but people are suggesting they could win this, so we will see after Sunday, when they play Ireland

Rating: 3 stars

Ireland
Very unlikely to progress

Rating: 0.5 stars

Spain,Italy and Croatia are the 3 challengers here, we can but see
Spain is the safest bet tho xD


Group D teams:

England:
Shocking team, new manager, missing several key players
Good defensive structure, low expectations
Could actually do ok

Rating: 2.5 stars


France:
New look, bad in 2010
Could actually be a big suprise

Rating: 3.5 stars

Ukraine:
Pretty bad team, co-hosts

Rating: 0.5 stars

Sweden:
Good strikers, could be lucky and progress

Rating: 2 stars

England and France and the 2 likely progressers here... not likely to win overall though...


PAUL'S PREDICTIONS
Group progressers, in my opinion
A= Russia, Greece?
B= Holland, Germany
C= Spain, Italy
D= England, France
(assuming the first name is the group winner)
This would mean


Greece v Holland = Holland
Russia v Germany = Germany
Spain vs France = Spain
England vs Italy = Italy

Semi-Finals

Holland vs Spain = Spain

Germany vs Italy = Germany

Final:

Spain vs Germany = Either

^^ my predictions

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So
my Top 3 teams:
Spain
Germany
Holland

These are who i would buy as masks


However.... if you wait until the 19th June
You will know the 8 teams who progressed, and you can purchase all these for 12000 funds, guaranteeing yourself a golden gun
^ this saves you 3000 funds over buying 16 jerseys now, which you will probably never wear all of them anyway
This 3000 funds could be spent on 2 shirts, so for 15000 funds you could guarantee yourself 1 golden gun, and 2 possibilities extra, which is definitely a boost on the Dotd right now!


However, there could always be a shock winner, as in 2004 with Greece, so please don't blame me if Ukraine wins the tournment ;(


So there you have it, my attempt to help people get a golden gun, hope it helps!

KEY ADVICE = WAIT TILL THE 18TH OF JUNE BEFORE BUYING YOUR JERSEYS

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07-06-2012, 02:34 PM | Post: #2
Generalyahoo747 
Very useful thread actually Smile. I will probably end up going with the top three teams you listed and maybe also portugal if I'm 100-200 funds away from the jersey and can be bothered doing a survey.

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07-06-2012, 02:36 PM | Post: #3
...Paul... 
^ you better like it, that time it took me to write that out O_O

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07-06-2012, 02:37 PM | Post: #4
Gyrger 
nice.
let's hope some ppl read this and don't get tricked by the DOTD. You explained it well and I mostly share your thoughts about the team ratings.

So I already bought Germany, Spain and Netherlands before reading this Smile

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07-06-2012, 02:38 PM | Post: #5
...Paul... 
yea, they are the 3 i most likely will get, but i will wait to see who performs well in the group stages...

Hoping for a Spain-Germany final, would be amazing

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07-06-2012, 02:39 PM | Post: #6
BlueMS 
Lol Holland isn't 4.5 stars worth .... they are rather a 4 ...

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07-06-2012, 02:39 PM | Post: #7
Dimitrisgr98 
well theres a high chance spain will win it so i ll go for it Smile . OFC theres also germany and Holland. But i bet on Spain ( you spanish better win ... )

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07-06-2012, 02:41 PM | Post: #8
...Paul... 
^ you better win it Spain.... or else....

haha, no David Villa, else they would totally be a 5 stars rating lul Big Grin

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07-06-2012, 02:43 PM | Post: #9
Jolly_Jonny 
Nice one, Paul. Think I'll be taking a gamble early on with Germany, Spain and Russia for starters though.

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07-06-2012, 02:48 PM | Post: #10
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Sadly all you're time and effort wore wasted on me. I got the DOTD. Better safe then sorry, would want something like Greece winning and leaving me without a Gun.
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07-06-2012, 02:49 PM | Post: #11
Dimitrisgr98 
(07-06-2012 02:41 PM)...Paul... Wrote:  ^ you better win it Spain.... or else....

haha, no David Villa, else they would totally be a 5 stars rating lul Big Grin

XD Tongue

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07-06-2012, 02:50 PM | Post: #12
Dimitrisgr98 
(07-06-2012 02:48 PM)tropicozbest Wrote:  Sadly all you're time and effort wore wasted on me. I got the DOTD. Better safe then sorry, would want something like Greece winning and leaving me without a Gun.

lol Greece winning ? ahahaha made my day Tongue

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07-06-2012, 02:51 PM | Post: #13
...Paul... 
(07-06-2012 02:48 PM)tropicozbest Wrote:  Sadly all you're time and effort wore wasted on me. I got the DOTD. Better safe then sorry, would want something like Greece winning and leaving me without a Gun.


yes, but you could buy all the 8 group winners for 12000 funds and still be guaranteed a golden gun Smile

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07-06-2012, 02:56 PM | Post: #14
NaZz. 
(07-06-2012 02:29 PM)...Paul... Wrote:  So
my Top 3 teams:
Spain
Germany
Holland


May I ask where are you from?

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07-06-2012, 02:57 PM | Post: #15
HardTrance 
Yeah i agree fully Paul nice predictions Big Grin

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07-06-2012, 02:59 PM | Post: #16
...Paul... 
(07-06-2012 02:56 PM)NaZz. Wrote:  
(07-06-2012 02:29 PM)...Paul... Wrote:  So
my Top 3 teams:
Spain
Germany
Holland


May I ask where are you from?

England

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07-06-2012, 03:01 PM | Post: #17
Bonenstaak 
Think everyone already knows one of these three is going to win. And to all the spain fans, I think Spain is a bit overrated

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07-06-2012, 03:11 PM | Post: #18
Drolix 
Pretty good suggestion Paul, I think that's pretty much my scenario too.... but Euros always come with unexpected events so I except some trouble in the force. (Remember 2004 winner).

If Germany didn't lose in strength since the last world cup, they have everything needed to win the competition.

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07-06-2012, 03:18 PM | Post: #19
...Paul... 
Thats why i posted the thing at the bottom, gotta get in the disclaimer somewhere Big Grin

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07-06-2012, 03:22 PM | Post: #20
hahahi20 
(07-06-2012 02:39 PM)BlueMS Wrote:  Lol Holland isn't 4.5 stars worth .... they are rather a 4 ...

please, they nearly became world champion...
go back supporting Belgium or something, O wait, Belgium isn't playing!

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