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ive got a bad feeling. senna is in the starting xi.
hes black or something.
makes sense sort of because he isnt a holding midfielder, but i would have though xabi alonso a better candidate for the job. Im hoping silva plays well for us (hes in my fantasy football team) but i still think we'll collectively choke.
Spain: 1 Casillas (capt), 4 Marchena, 5 Puyol, 6 Iniesta, 7 Villa, 8 Xavi Hernandez, 9 Torres, 11 Capdevila, 15 Sergio Ramos, 19 Senna, 21 Silva.
Substitutes: 13 Palop, 23 Reina, 2 Albiol, 3 Fernando Navarro, 10 Fabregas, 12 Santi Cazorla, 14 Xabi Alonso, 16 Sergio Garcia, 17 Guiza, 18 Arbeloa, 20 Juanito, 22 de la Red.
Russia: 1 Akinfeev, 8 Kolodin, 11 Semak (capt), 14 Shirokov, 15 Bilyaletdinov, 17 Zyryanov, 18 Zhirkov, 19 Pavlyuchenko, 20 Semshov, 21 Sychev, 22 Anyukov.
Substitutes: 12 Gabulov, 16 Malafeev, 2 Berezutski, 3 Yanbaev, 4 Ignashevich, 5 Berezutski, 6 Adamov, 7 Torbinski, 9 Saenko, 13 Ivanov, 23 Bystrov.
hes not starting with santi fucking cazorla.
Is Capadevila any cop? I've heard good things about a young spanish midfielder, is that him?
capdevilla used to play for deportivo so obviously hes fucking incredible.
They played 4-3-3 during the World Cup, didn't they?
and 3-5-2 against france! :D
Villia, Torres with LOLuis Garcia in behind them with a midfield 3.
Plays offensive midfield no? Or can play as a winger on either side? Liverpool should sign him.
to keep joaquin out the team and i hope he plays either side, or we're fucked.
trut. I can dance him round any defender.
He's probably rubbish now.
i rest my case.
I'm learning things all the time.
play when the half time whistle goes.
I just turned on Newsround. LEGS ALERT!
and is she displaying legs?
Strachan bought his own CDs to the tournament, I'm told. He has a Scooter tattoo.
I mean, like, I've got no idea who this Senna chap is. Or Capdevila. Or anyone who plays for Russia, pretty much. I feel like it must have felt in the sixties, only seeing these teams when they flew over and being all like 'Wow! Spartak Moscow's Lev Yashin is the best keeper in all the world!'
I like being shocked.
he's good. But I can't quite be bothered to learn how to spell his name.
nifty little striker, very good touch.
He plays for Zenit, yeah? His name makes childish me chortle.
I'd never noticed that before.
in a sweep at work, gutted, im not getting my hopes up :(
we'll go 2-0 down in the first 10 minutes and scrape a goal back in the last 20.
i cant wait to feel lawros wrath.
are so dreamy.
Best 18th century battle playing in this tournament?
worst 18th century battle playing in this tournament.
absolutely no width.
so we'll try to play as many of them as possible.
"best midfield in europe" and we're getting beaten in midfield by the bloody russians.
not chasing any of the balls like hes supposed to be doing. fabregas on.
on channel 5 and he was the most excitable man in the world? I wish he would be again :(
He was amazing.
But then I haven't had to play second fiddle to a senile tosser for four years. Must've sucked out his joy of living
Do you not own a radio?
he was on bbc radio bristol, then capital radio, then channel 5 (in 1997), then radio 5 in 2002. So yeah.
I keep forgetting that not everyone in the world can hear Capital.
Spain are playing beautifully at the moment, which makes their inevitable decline in a week or so's time even more tragic. The signs are there too, their defenders seem determined not to defend.
Villa's movement is incredible. Graham Taylor is basically arguing that Spain should be playing long ball on 5live.
youre not even in the championship :D
I wasn't agreeing with him, but sadly it's not possibly to convey my disdain for his argument on the internet. How the fuck can you argue that Spain play long ball when they score goals like that second? That was sublime. Its just a typically English mentality.
senna needs taking off but other than that , best attacking football of the tournament easily.
Holland have been better.
And the Russians may as well not play a defence. Bad defenders can make anyone look good.
and will only move to England if Valencia make it really difficult.
Marchena has looked shaky, and Capdevila is not particularly steady.
Silva has done eff all.
But when you've got Torres and Villa, being supplied by Ramos and Iniesta, what does it matter if one attacking midfielder is AWOL.
lazy french bastard
when they showed that clip :D
Just because you don't agree with a rule doesn't mean the ref got it wrong, you fucking spastic.
I think he might.
is pretty good. Russia are looking far from toothless.
Dunno why Torres got taken off, but every time Lawro says Puyol it sounds like 'poo-lol'.
Bisto was playing good. And he'd only been on since half time???
as in "It's all gravy". That was the real joke.
have some sort of mental block when they leave Russia. Remember how rubbish they looked at Wembly? They've looked neat and created the odd chance but they seem to be playing at half speed a lot of the time.
what with the one EPL player in the starting line up who's spent one season here.
i'll enjoy it now before we crash out to romania in the quarter final.
first time ive seen senna play even close to well for the national team. villa is fucking amazing. Puyol should have oranised the defence better but overall :D:D:D
just for the farcical passing amongst the defenders
mind-numbing to watch.
exactly like that episodes of the simpsons
making some nice runs today. im glad hes in my ff team.
but even I am getting a little embarrassed by this passing it around business. Say what you like about being defensive, but I'm sure we never did this four years ago :(
desire from sweden to get the ball off the greek back four either.
^the headline tomorrow
though I'd point out that was their first shot on target supposedly! I'm hoping this wakes up Greece up somewhat, whether for this game or the next
Another team I'm rooting for, due to our best manager for ages being from there.
But I liked Sven, essentially. Got a lot of bad press...but in reality wasn't that bad.