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Will

a) Ingerland lose to Italy on Penalties on Sunday

b ) ingerland lose to Germany on penalties next Thursday

OR

c) ingerland lose to Spain on penalties on Sunday July 1st

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Aren't the Italians nearly as crap at penalties as we are?

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Breaking news from sky sports...

Wayne Rooney has tested positive for a performance enhancing rug !

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[quote name='Born To Walk' timestamp='1340456484' post='2146585']
Aren't the Italians nearly as crap at penalties as we are?
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Italy have won 2 our of 6
ingerland 1 out of 5

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I have a wee notion ingurland will beat Italy.
No idea why.

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[quote name='MagicRatAFC' timestamp='1340536416' post='2146982']
I have a wee notion ingurland will beat Italy.
No idea why.
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you must have a fever or something after seeing BRuce thats crazy talk....

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First 0 0 of the tournie, there's a shock.

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Here it comes.

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Italy win on Penalties. Probably just as well as England would have lost to Germany in the semis.

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[quote name='LostSoul' timestamp='1340573184' post='2147332']
Italy win on Penalties. Probably just as well as England would have lost to Germany in the semis.
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Did England even show up for this game?

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well done Mr Hog, the worst player on the pitch real low on conferdence...Ash Young..let him take a pen.

the other Ash, mr Cole who is not a goalscorer ( fine game ) let him take a pen ?

fuck sake !

anyway, well done Italy, best team went through

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There will not be many english boys named Ashley after this...

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[quote name='Orakelet' timestamp='1340578278' post='2147440']
There will not be many english boys named Ashley after this...
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More girls called Ashley after tonight

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What a great day for all thoise named Ashley......

Shoulda got Mike or Laura to take those kicks.

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England didnt deserve to get any further than this, but even more worrying was the woeful lack of ambition shown by the tactics that typify all of Woy's teams.

Watching England isn't gonna get any better for a long time, I feel.

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[quote name='LostSoul' timestamp='1340573184' post='2147332']
Italy win on Penalties. Probably just as well as England would have lost to Germany in the semis.
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Italy had to go over 120 min, while Germany has two more days rest. Italians will collapse in the last 20 min against the Germans and will be overrun.

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Whatever else, Pirlo's pen was fucking champagne.

That took some spuds.

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[quote name='MagicRatAFC' timestamp='1340649641' post='2147755']
Whatever else, Pirlo's pen was fucking champagne.

That took some spuds.
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Agreed.

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[quote name='Mission Man in AZ' timestamp='1340649926' post='2147756']
[quote name='MagicRatAFC' timestamp='1340649641' post='2147755']
Whatever else, Pirlo's pen was fucking champagne.

That took some spuds.
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Agreed.
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But Prandelli looked like he s**t himself.

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On Pirlo's PK, I actually started laughing out loud.

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[b] On eve of Wimbledon, English soccer despair[/b]

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[b] Updated 10:41 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2012[/b]
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The weather was spectacular, but the mood was pure gloom. England's national [url="http://www.sfgate.com/sports/jenkins/article/On-eve-of-Wimbledon-English-soccer-despair-3662079.php#"]soccer team[/url] had fallen, once again, under the most excruciating circumstances. It couldn't be merely a conventional loss to Italy in the quarterfinals of Euro '12; it had to be the bane of England's existence: penalty kicks.[/size][/font][font=inherit][size=1]
Although I had just arrived Sunday morning, bleary-eyed from an overnight flight, I built my evening around this event. Given a choice, I would have dropped into a bustling pub in Liverpool or Manchester, the better to absorb the public's fervor. But there's a certain charm to the Wimbledon village, particularly a lively gathering spot known as the Dog & Fox. The place was jammed, [url="http://www.sfgate.com/sports/jenkins/article/On-eve-of-Wimbledon-English-soccer-despair-3662079.php#"]complete[/url] with painted faces, miniature flags and [url="http://www.sfgate.com/sports/jenkins/article/On-eve-of-Wimbledon-English-soccer-despair-3662079.php#"]cardboard cutouts[/url] of [url="http://www.sfgate.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=sports%2Fjenkins&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Wayne+Rooney%22"]Wayne Rooney[/url]'s head.[/size][/font][font=inherit][size=1]
A pregame television montage whipped the crowd into a frenzy: memorable clips of [url="http://www.sfgate.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=sports%2Fjenkins&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22David+Beckham%22"]David Beckham[/url], [url="http://www.sfgate.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=sports%2Fjenkins&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Paul+Gascoigne%22"]Paul Gascoigne[/url], [url="http://www.sfgate.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=sports%2Fjenkins&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Michael+Owen%22"]Michael Owen[/url] and many others in their Three Lions glory. What really caught my attention was the sight of the Italian players singing their national anthem, particularly the esteemed goalkeeper, [url="http://www.sfgate.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=sports%2Fjenkins&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Gianluigi+Buffon%22"]Gianluigi Buffon[/url], belting it out with his eyes closed.[/size][/font][font=inherit][size=1]
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Finding a spot in the teeming crowd, I stood next to a robust Englishman with a crew cut, a hard-looking man you'd expect to have worked a jackhammer all day. He really knew his stuff, but rarely spoke. England's moment of truth had arrived, in a tournament held every four years, and he wore the tension of untold heartbreaks from the past.[/size][/font][font=inherit][size=1]
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There could be no other way. Over the course of three World Cups (1990, 1998 and 2006) and two European Championships (1996, 2004), England has been eliminated by that cruelest of sporting exercises, the penalty shootout. Failed kicks are ingrained in every fan's memory, the names unforgettable: [url="http://www.sfgate.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=sports%2Fjenkins&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Stuart+Pearce%22"]Stuart Pearce[/url], [url="http://www.sfgate.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=sports%2Fjenkins&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Chris+Waddle%22"]Chris Waddle[/url], [url="http://www.sfgate.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=sports%2Fjenkins&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Gareth+Southgate%22"]Gareth Southgate[/url],[url="http://www.sfgate.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=sports%2Fjenkins&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22David+Batty%22"]David Batty[/url] and [url="http://www.sfgate.com/?controllerName=search&action=search&channel=sports%2Fjenkins&search=1&inlineLink=1&query=%22Jamie+Carragher%22"]Jamie Carragher[/url], among others. The Germans haven't missed a penalty kick since World War I, or so it would seem. The English align regularly with despair.[/size][/font][font=inherit][size=1]
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stuart pearce, gareth southgate , chris waddle - great names in footie history :D :lol:

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[url="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/euro2012/article-2166428/Euro-2012-Ashley-Cole-Young-wanted-Pizza-Hut.html"]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/euro2012/article-2166428/Euro-2012-Ashley-Cole-Young-wanted-Pizza-Hut.html[/url]

Found a link to the great 1996 Pizza Hut ad - I bet they still show this in Scotland?

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[quote name='AMIW' timestamp='1341021702' post='2149409']
[url="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/euro2012/article-2166428/Euro-2012-Ashley-Cole-Young-wanted-Pizza-Hut.html"]http://www.dailymail...-Pizza-Hut.html[/url]

Found a link to the great 1996 Pizza Hut ad - I bet they still show this in Scotland?
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That's just plain cruel Andrew... you know must homes in Scotland haven't got TVs yet.

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