www.tombraiderforums.com  

Go Back   www.tombraiderforums.com > Community Forums > General Chat > Sport and Recreation

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-06-21, 02:41   #1
Greenapple968
Tomb Raider
 
Greenapple968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Barkhang Monastery
Posts: 11,110
Arrow European Championship 2020

Seeing as we've entered the month of the European Championship, what better time to create a thread dedicated to it. Even though it's taking place in the year 2021, I believe it's still being referred to as the Euros 2020, so that's why I've called it that in the title.

Talk about anything related to the 2020 European Championship. After the way they dominated the 2018 World Cup, I'd have to say that I consider France to be the favourites to win the Euros. The most recent Euros was won by Portugal, although they've got it very tough this time around since they're in the same group as France and Germany. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't exceed the group stage because of that, but we'll see.

I'm English myself, and so England are my nation. We're in the same group as Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic. Not the easiest group but not the hardest group either. I personally think that Croatia will top the group and England will go through as the runner up, with Scotland finishing 3rd and Czech Republic finishing bottom.

Group A
Italy
Switzerland
Turkey
Wales

Group B
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
Russia

Group C
Austria
Holland
North Macadonia
Ukraine

Group D
Croatia
Czech Republic
England
Scotland

Group E
Poland
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden

Group F
France
Germany
Hungary
Portugal

Talk away.
__________________
It only takes one person to be right.

Last edited by Greenapple968; 03-06-21 at 16:34.
Greenapple968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-21, 13:59   #2
Trenton
Tomb Raider
 
Trenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: St.Francis' Folly Gender: Male
Posts: 19,214
Default

I'm rooting for Italy. I always root for Italy.
__________________
Lud's Gate = masterpiece level
Trenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-21, 16:35   #3
Greenapple968
Tomb Raider
 
Greenapple968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Barkhang Monastery
Posts: 11,110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trenton View Post
I'm rooting for Italy. I always root for Italy.
Are you from Italy? Judging by the group that they're in, they should exceed the group stage.
__________________
It only takes one person to be right.
Greenapple968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-21, 17:59   #4
Trenton
Tomb Raider
 
Trenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: St.Francis' Folly Gender: Male
Posts: 19,214
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenapple968 View Post
Are you from Italy? Judging by the group that they're in, they should exceed the group stage.
No, but I've always rooted for them ever since I was a little kid. Hopefully they'll exeed group stage, but Switzerland and Turkey are not to be underestimated I think.

Things are looking pretty bright for England too. Interesting to see they'll be facing off against Scotland. I love all things British so I hope both teams succeed from that group.

That group F is brutal though! Poor Hungary.
__________________
Lud's Gate = masterpiece level
Trenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-21, 18:56   #5
Greenapple968
Tomb Raider
 
Greenapple968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Barkhang Monastery
Posts: 11,110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trenton View Post
No, but I've always rooted for them ever since I was a little kid. Hopefully they'll exeed group stage, but Switzerland and Turkey are not to be underestimated I think.

Things are looking pretty bright for England too. Interesting to see they'll be facing off against Scotland. I love all things British so I hope both teams succeed from that group.

That group F is brutal though! Poor Hungary.
Any reason why you root for Italy?

It would be nice to see all British teams exceed the group stage but I can't imagine England and Scotland both exceeding the group stage; I think that Croatia will be one of the teams to make it out of that group. I think that Wales have a fair chance of exceeding the group stage.

And yes, Hungary do have it immensely tough; they're in the same group as two elite teams and one near-elite team.
__________________
It only takes one person to be right.
Greenapple968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-21, 20:46   #6
Trenton
Tomb Raider
 
Trenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: St.Francis' Folly Gender: Male
Posts: 19,214
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenapple968 View Post
Any reason why you root for Italy?
I guess it's a similar story to how many people initially discovers their favourite teams within the national leagues and stick with them for life; coincidence. It was no conscious decision on my part really, but rather that I just happened to watched them play back when I was an easily impressionable kid and it got me hooked. So Italy and Arsenal ​it is for me. For life.

In later years I've also come to love Holland though.

So my dream final would be Italy vs Holland (or second best Italy vs England).

What's your dream final?
__________________
Lud's Gate = masterpiece level
Trenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-21, 22:05   #7
Greenapple968
Tomb Raider
 
Greenapple968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Barkhang Monastery
Posts: 11,110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trenton View Post
I guess it's a similar story to how many people initially discovers their favourite teams within the national leagues and stick with them for life; coincidence. It was no conscious decision on my part really, but rather that I just happened to watched them play back when I was an easily impressionable kid and it got me hooked. So Italy and Arsenal ​it is for me. For life.

In later years I've also come to love Holland though.

So my dream final would be Italy vs Holland (or second best Italy vs England).

What's your dream final?
Being English, my international team are England. I also root for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, seeing as they are British teams. My dream final would be England V San Marino as we're bound to win.
__________________
It only takes one person to be right.
Greenapple968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-21, 18:36   #8
Trenton
Tomb Raider
 
Trenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: St.Francis' Folly Gender: Male
Posts: 19,214
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenapple968 View Post
Being English, my international team are England. I also root for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, seeing as they are British teams. My dream final would be England V San Marino as we're bound to win.
Nice! I predict a 12-0 win for England.

I bet hell freezes over before San Marino even qualifies for the European Cup though.
__________________
Lud's Gate = masterpiece level
Trenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-21, 19:56   #9
Greenapple968
Tomb Raider
 
Greenapple968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Barkhang Monastery
Posts: 11,110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trenton View Post
Nice! I predict a 12-0 win for England.

I bet hell freezes over before San Marino even qualifies for the European Cup though.
Maybe we need San Marino to host a tournament; that way they'll qualify.
__________________
It only takes one person to be right.
Greenapple968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 22:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.