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Sonny.Bill.Williams 08-06-2011 20:41

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2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship

Can't really imagine anything other than a Spain-Ingerland final ,Spain to win it ......Media wankfest :rolleyes:

Didac - golden ball :cool:

Dinar 09-06-2011 09:36

12 players to watch at the Under-21 European Championships 2011


The 2011 UEFA Under-21 European Championships get underway this weekend in Denmark. This year’s edition includes some surprise names, such as Belarus and first-time qualifiers Iceland, as well as some big name absentees like Italy, Holland and 2009 winners Germany who all failed to qualify this time around. As always at Just Football, we like to keep a close eye on emerging stars around the world. Here are 12 players to watch out for:

No Italy, No Interest!

necromancer 12-06-2011 18:53

Spain U-21 XI vs England: De Gea; Montoya, BotÃ*a, DomÃ*nguez, DÃ*dac VilÃ*; Javi MartÃ*nez, Ander, Thiago; Jeffren, Mata, Adrián

Yes, Didac Vila starts.

Christian 12-06-2011 19:19

Lost our first game thanks to a goal by Xherdan Shaqiri, who's suposedly very talented. Decent goal to

Charbel 12-06-2011 19:21

How was Erikssen?

Christian 12-06-2011 19:25


Originally Posted by Charbel (Post 1024383)
How was Erikssen?

Honostly didn't watch the game, so wouldn't know. Just saw this goal on the news

Sven 12-06-2011 19:52

Javi MartÃ*nez still play at youth levels? ffs

acmilan4ever 12-06-2011 20:00

Spain 1:0 already, Ander Herrera

manutd fan 12-06-2011 20:24

We're not playing well at all here. Smalling is the only player who looks any good. Welbeck/Henderson/Cleverly/Sturridge can't get into the match.

Ashish 12-06-2011 20:31

Didac ripped apart there :(

akewander 12-06-2011 20:33

walker is englands best player, solid defense and dangerous going forward

didac hasnt shown anything

Sonny.Bill.Williams 12-06-2011 20:39

13 of spains 23 players are 22+ :rolleyes: ...must be the oldest team at the tournament...four 23-y olds

-e- Average age Countries
20 Switzerland
21 Denmark, Spain, England
22 Belarus, Czech Republic, Iceland, Ukraine

acmilan4ever 12-06-2011 20:39

Who has been Spain's best player? Mata?

Ashish 12-06-2011 21:25

our kid is better this half, good passing, good understanding good runs but bad at defending and no spanish players cross and i havent seen one, I am only watching the game when balll is on the villa side :o

martinez is a solid player buy him :D

Ashish 12-06-2011 21:29

Stupid villa

akewander 12-06-2011 21:30

welbeck scores 1-1

walker the orchestrator ;)

vila nowhere

Edit: FT 1-1
welbeck had a great 2nd half

martinez probably spains best

vila should have stayed @ milan to learn how to defend.

Fiero 12-06-2011 21:43

I watched Spain vs England. Many players that people would recognize:

From Spain: De Gea (Man Utd), Didac (Milan), Thiago (Barcelona), Jeffren (Barcelona), Mata (Valencia).

From England: Smalling (Man Utd), Jones (Man Utd), Henderson (Liverpool), Manicienne (Chelsea), Welbeck (United), Sturridge (Chelsea).

England are very disappointing. Not that I expected anything from them, but seriously the future looks dim for them as usual. :D Players are picked based on sheer physicality, they're all absolutely brainless and lack a lot in technique.

For me most impressive players were:

From Spain: Javi Martinez, Ander Herrera, and Mata.

From England: Kyle Walker, Smalling, and Rose (though he ran out of gas in the second half).

Seriously Barcelona must be stupid if they are willing to spend 35 million on Fabregas when they have Thiago. This kid's potential is scary.

Henderson was absolutely worthless though. Can't believe Liverpool paid that amount of money for him.

manutd fan 12-06-2011 21:44

What was Welbeck's goal like?

Fiero 12-06-2011 21:47


Originally Posted by manutd fan (Post 1024438)
What was Welbeck's goal like?

Clear offside. Simple tap-in though.

He had a shit match. Very aggressive fouling (was lucky not to get a 2nd yellow), and pretty much useless. Lack of service didn't help him though.

He still was better than Sturridge.

Dinar 12-06-2011 22:27

hmm.. so was it a handball which gave Spain lead? :o

acmilan4ever 13-06-2011 07:12

OptaJoe: 52 - Thiago made more passes than any other player in the Spain v England #EuroU21 match, completing 87%. Playmaker.

OptaJoe: 100% - Javi Martinez has completed all 24 passes attempted in the opening 25 minutes for Spain U-21 v England. Precise.


Sonny.Bill.Williams 13-06-2011 14:26

Games are :b:

acmilan4ever 13-06-2011 15:06

barcastuff: Video: Thiago vs ENG, with ESP U21 #fcblive [via @mander162]

Christian 15-06-2011 00:34

Nice third goal from Nicolai Jørgensen :cool:

akewander 15-06-2011 17:46

Ht czech 0-1 spain
Didac has been ok, created one good chance with a great cross almost resulted in a goal

Charbel 15-06-2011 20:03

17 minutes into the Ukraine - England game for those who are interest. Czech against Spain ended 0 - 2.

Anyone knows why Albrighton isn't playing?

Charbel 19-06-2011 19:47

Spain vs Ukraine and England vs Czech up for anyone interested.

Spain formation:
De Gea, Montoya, Botia, Dominquez, Didac, Mata, Alcantra, Herera, Munian, Adrian

Fiedling, Walker, Smalling , Jones, Bertrand, Henderson, Maumba, Sinclair, Sturridge, Cleverly, and Welbeck.

It's worth noting that Yarlemnko [ highly rated Ukraine player ] is playing in their game against Spain..he hasn't lived up to his hype in this tournament.

akewander 19-06-2011 19:57

Didac hit the post with the keeper beaten

Charbel 19-06-2011 20:38

Thiago Alcantra, now that's one guy that will be big..really big. The comparisons with Xavi are true, but only to a certain point. He's much more of a mobile player when compared to Xavi...he's sort of a mix between Iniesta and Xavi. He can give great passes and he has enough skills to take on players and get himself away from trouble. I really hope Barcelona make the mistake by selling him, and we'd be there to get him. Amazing player.

manutd fan 19-06-2011 20:39
#EnglandU21s team v Czech: Fielding, Walker, Bertrand, Smalling, Jones, (c) Henderson, Muamba, Cleverley, Sinclair, Sturridge, Welbeck, #Euro2011

Charbel 19-06-2011 20:40


Originally Posted by Charbel (Post 1029144)

Fiedling, Walker, Smalling , Jones, Bertrand, Henderson, Maumba, Sinclair, Sturridge, Cleverly, and Welbeck.


Originally Posted by manutd fan (Post 1029183)
#EnglandU21s team v Czech: Fielding, Walker, Bertrand, Smalling, Jones, (c) Henderson, Muamba, Cleverley, Sinclair, Sturridge, Welbeck, #Euro2011

:fp: 45 minutes late :max:

manutd fan 19-06-2011 20:45


Originally Posted by Charbel (Post 1029184)
:fp: 45 minutes late :max:

My bad :tongue:

Apparently Smalling is dominating once again. I'll watch it now.

Charbel 19-06-2011 20:46


Originally Posted by manutd fan (Post 1029190)
My bad :tongue:

Apparently Smalling is dominating once again. I'll watch it now.

Was going to ask you your opinion about the game as I'm watching Spain. I'll probably watch a bit of England in the second half, they need a win to make it through...a draw will see Czech qualify to the semis with Spain.

acmilan4ever 19-06-2011 20:49

@ Charbel, hows Mata playing?

Charbel 19-06-2011 21:03


Originally Posted by acmilan4ever (Post 1029194)
@ Charbel, hows Mata playing?

He was decent, nothing spectacular I would say. That's not his mistake though, Spain are doing a lot of passing..and it's more about passing and team play than individual brilliance, Ukraine have been easy to break that way. [ this is from the first half, don't know now..I'm watching England ]

Charbel 19-06-2011 21:36

England fail to make it through. They took the lead, but then conceded two. It's Spain & Czech from Group B to the semis.

akewander 19-06-2011 21:37

England just being England :lol:

Mata scored twice( one penalty, he created) as spain won 3-0 against ukraine

manutd fan 19-06-2011 21:37

Bollocks. England in the lead and the Czech Rep. score in the 88th minute (jammy). Then they get another when we were all out attack in the 93rd minute.

Welbeck scored our goal - a great one too. Had about 8 players around him on the edge of the box, moved around them at put the ball outwide. Cross came in and he got the header.

He's the only English player to score in the tournament :tongue:

Welbeck, Sturridge and Smalling look a class above.

Charbel 19-06-2011 21:52

The problem with this English team is that they do have good players, but most aren't made to play together. I'm totally not convinced with the Welbeck + Sturridge's a shame though since both are talented. The midfield is meh..only one can actually create a decent chance and they are all just solid..there's not right mixture there. Defense is quality though.

Ash 19-06-2011 21:54


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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