Jejima

The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

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The top four are identical to the Golden Boot standings. But, this one looks like it is very much to play for among the top five. 

Golden Gloves Savings (Top 8) after six matches

1. (+1) Godango 4 (+9)
2. (=) Pitinosato 4 (+8)
=3. (+2) Atenzan 4 (+7)
=3. (+1) Nantonoyama 4 (+7)
5. (+1) Athenayama 4 (+4)
6. (+2) Fujiko 5 (+5)
7. (-6) Djodjoyoshi 5 (+1)
8. (+2) Ganzohnesushi 7 (+1)

 

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11 minutes ago, Nekonishiki Banji said:

The list of the remaining players and their teams

Atenzan

Italy ©

England (S1)

Athenayama

Italy

England (S2)

Djodjoyoshi

Italy

England (S1)

Fujiko

England

Italy

Ganzohnesushi

Italy (S1)

 

Godango

England ©

Italy

Nantonoyama

Italy ®

England (S1)

Pitinosato

England

Italy (S1)

 

I'm glad that I have less opportunities for wrong placement...

Ganzohnesushi

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4 minutes ago, Ganzohnesushi said:

I'm glad that I have less opportunities for wrong placement...

Ganzohnesushi

Still 5 opportunities to misplace. :-P

You and Djodjoyoshi please send your entry to me, the deadline is 30 min before the final begins.

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28 minutes ago, Nekonishiki Banji said:

The list of the remaining players and their teams

Atenzan

Italy ©

England (S1)

Athenayama

Italy

England (S2)

Djodjoyoshi

Italy

England (S1)

Fujiko

England

Italy

Ganzohnesushi

Italy (S1)

 

Godango

England ©

Italy

Nantonoyama

Italy ®

England (S1)

Pitinosato

England

Italy (S1)

It's quite fitting that the only two players without substitutes will play for the Cup.

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I'm honored to refioji the Cup final !

Bench Euros 2020 Cup Finals
Refioji: Athenayama
Fujiko (Denmark) vs Godango (Hungary)

Please send me your line up, as usual, 30 minutes before the game starts on Sunday 11th (06:30 PM UK time, 04:30 AM on Monday 12th Sydney time).  @Godango Fujiko/ @Jejima possibility to change till that deadline.

Good luck to both !

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7 minutes ago, Jakusotsu said:

It's quite fitting that the only two players without substitutes will play for the Cup.

And, (I think), the only two players not originally from Europe ;-)

 

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17 minutes ago, Jejima said:

And, (I think), the only two players not originally from Europe ;-)

 

This, and the fact that neither of us really have a clue what's going on (if I recall correctly), tickles me GREATLY. 

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28 minutes ago, Godango said:

This, and the fact that neither of us really have a clue what's going on (if I recall correctly), tickles me GREATLY. 

Come on, tell us the truth... you're Greek !  (Laughing...)

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11 minutes ago, Athenayama said:

Come on, tell us the truth... you're Greek !  (Laughing...)

For the purpose of this game, I fully embrace my Greek and German roots. 

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10 minutes ago, Athenayama said:

Come on, tell us the truth... you're Greek !  (Laughing...)

It's a well known fact that Odysseus' odyssey led him to ancient Australia...

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6 minutes ago, Jakusotsu said:

It's a well known fact that Odysseus' odyssey led him to ancient Australia...

Even to Mars I Think...

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All-Greek final for the Plate... what a disgrace! :-P

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12 minutes ago, Atenzan said:

All-Greek final for the Plate... what a disgrace! :-P

There's still 20% somewhere out there in the big Cup .  ;-)

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1 hour ago, Godango said:

For the purpose of this game, I fully embrace my Greek and German roots. 

You're a son of Rehakles?

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7 hours ago, Ganzohnesushi said:

You're a son of Rehakles?

The fact I had to Google this reference is further proof I have no place being in this final.

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7 hours ago, Godango said:

The fact I had to Google this reference is further proof I have no place being in this final.

I had to Google it too.

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Posted (edited)
31 minutes ago, Jejima said:

I had to Google it too.

It was mentioned earlier on this very thread though. Ok, it was many pages ago but still. :-P

Edit : Page 5.

Edited by Athenayama

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Posted (edited)
6 hours ago, Athenayama said:

It was mentioned earlier on this very thread though. Ok, it was many pages ago but still. :-P

Edit : Page 5.

That was 24 pages ago! Quit livin' in the past, mannnnnnnnn.

Edited by Godango

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I only have one thing to say here.

COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not a football fan ....

I dont even know the names of any of the players...

Its  long overdue though...

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30 minutes ago, Jakusotsu said:

Still missing the final line-up from @Nantonoyama.

It will be in before the deadline, no worries (Showingoff...)

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Posted (edited)

So I see everyone's excites by today's final (in the real Euro 2020) and finals (of the games played in this forum)!

 

Here are some stats you may want to consider (or not).... aka

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the UEFA Euro 2020 Final - played in 2021 - (But Were Afraid to Ask)"  ;-)

 

Italy v England

Total matches played against each other: 27

First ever match: a friendly played in Rome on the 13th of May 1933 - Italy v England: 1-1

Last match before this final: a friendly played at Wembley Stadium (also the location for this match) on 2018 the 27th of March 2018 - England v Italy: 1-1

Number of wins by Italy: 10

Number of wins by England: 8

Number of draws: 9

This millennium (since the 1st of January 2000) the two countries have played each other 7 times. Italy won 3 times (you could say 4), England won 1 of these matches, and 3 ended in a draw after 90 minutes (one of them, played in 2012, is further explained below).

 

Italy and England have met 4 times at big tournaments.

Those matches were:

1st - In the group stage (group B) of the UEFA Euro 1980 finals tournament (which were held in Italy): played at Stadio Comunale in Turin on the 15th of June 1980:

Italy-England: 1-0

2nd - In the match for 3rd and 4th place of the FIFA World Cup 1990 (also held in Italy): played at Stadio Comunale in Bari on the 7th of July 1990:

Italy-England: 2-1

3rd - In the Quarter-finals of the UEFA Euro 2012 finals tournament (held in the Ukraine): played at the Olympic stadium in Kiev on the 24th of June 2012:

England v Italy: 0-0 after 90 minutes, also 0-0 after overtime, Italy won 4-2 on penalties. Watch that penalty series here: https://youtu.be/cYUl2dp9bOQ

4th - In the group stage (group D) of the FIFA World Cup 2014 (held in Brazil): played at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus:

England v Italy: 1-2  - The referee for that match was my fellow countryman Björn Kuipers, who will also be the referee in tonight's match!

 

Here (click the link) are all the matches of: England v Italy

 

So far Italy have played in 9 big final matches, of which they have won 5 - 4 times World Champion (1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006), 1 time European Champion (1968)

So far England have played in 1 final match, of which they have won 1 (you know - 1966)

 

The bookies favor England (the match is played at Wembley Stadium after all)

But...

England and Italy have played each other 6 times at Wembley Stadium (both the old - demolished 2002/2003 and new Wembley - opened 2007).

England won 1 of those 6 matches (6th of June 1977, a qualification match for the FIFA 1978 finals), Italy won 2 of them, 3 ended in a draw.

But...

England have never lost a match (after 90 minutes) of a total of 16 that were played on home soil during a big tournament (1966 FIFA World Cup + UEFA Euro 1996 + UEFA Euro 2020). They did draw one of those matches and lost it on penalties (heart-wrenching loss of England vs Germany at the Semifinals of Euro 1996 - the current England coach Gareth Southgate missed the crucial penalty! - Watch that penalty series here: https://youtu.be/3EiE7eLWI_M)

 

My prediction (as if that matters - just to be clear - at the start I predicted a final between France and Spain!):

0-0 after the 1st half

1-1 after 90 minutes

England win 2-1 in extra time.

Let's just hope it will be a good match and that it won't be decided on penalty kicks (which are exciting to watch, yes, but are in my opinion not a very fair way of deciding the outcome of a crucial match)!

 

If it does: England have lost 6 out of 8 times when matches were decided on penalties during big tournaments. Italy have lost 6 out of 9 times, so neither have been very lucky in that department...

 

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Plate finals, line-ups

Comments (I hope to have the greek patterns right B-))

Atenzan: This was a lot of fun- best of luck Athenayama!

Athenayama: My opponent has a big advantage with Italy as his (C) team and as he clearly showed that he's smart, he'll probably use this advantage wisely. Now as this is also a lottery game at this stage, the final decision could be made on the penalty shoot-out (small probability though). Ο πιο τυχερόs αs κερδίσει !

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We have 2 identical slots and more inportant Atenzan using his C-Power immediately in Slot #1
If Italy not loses the ET, England 4 should better wín
But if they do Atenzan would score on Slot #5, in a very intresting direct duel of Timezone 4
Because of the C-Team I would say slight advantage for Atenzan
But 5 (or 4 (Noddingyes...) ) Timezones to go !!! Ganbatte !!!
 

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Refioji Nekonishiki
Bench Euros 2020 Cup 3rd place play-off

And finally the last day arrived in this long game. Let's see who will get the 3rd and 4th place.

Ganzohnesushi vs Djodjoyoshi

Ganzohnesushi
1. Italy (S1)(2) 2. Italy (S1)(5) 3. Italy (S1)(4) 4. Italy (S1)(3) 5. Italy (S1)(1)
Comment: My menue has only Pizza & Pasta. I guess this is a much better choice than Mint Sauce, Fish & Chips....

Djodjoyoshi
1. Italy (1) 2. Italy (2) 3. Italy (3) 4. Italy (4)    5. Italy (5) 6. England (S1)(1) 7. England (S1)(2) 8. England (S1)(3) 9. England (S1)(4) 10. England (S1)(5)
Comment: Is it the end already? When does the World Cup start ?!


EC2021_Cup_3rdplace_Intro.jpg

 

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Bench Euros 2020 Cup Finals
Refioji: Athenayama
Fujiko (Denmark) vs Godango (Hungary)

And here we are, the game for the final trophy ! Which hemisphere will prevail?  Which (R) country will finally win this Bench Euro? Which gender will be the luckiest? Is my mother ok?

Fujiko (Denmark) : 1. England (1), 2. England (4), 3. England (3), 4. England (2), 5. England (5), 6. Italy (3), 7. Italy (2), 8. Italy (4), 9. Italy (1), 10. Italy (5)

Comment: It's coming home!



VS



Godango (Hungary) : 1. Italy (2), 2. England (1) (C), 3. England (5), 4. Italy (4), 5. Italy (3), 6. England (3), 7. England (4), 8. Italy (5), 9. Italy (1), 10. England (2)


Comment: Well well well, the Australian invasion started with Eurovision and has reached this point. Not only do I intend to make up for the blatant robbery that was Eurovision 2016, but just to rub salt in the wound I'm going to refer to this as a 'soccer' contest! Mwahahahaha!
To Fujiko, I wish you no ill-will, but know that I will crush you and your dreams for the sake of my own personal glory.
And of course, perhaps most importantly, ALL HAIL THE MIGHT OF
HUNGARY!

We already know who is the most talkative.... ;-)

Note that Italy (1) in slot 9 is removed. What were the odds? A sign for a very very close game?
Let's find out in a couple of hours !

 

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