Lakenheath Old Boys

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Round of 16 Belgium vs Hungary


 After the borefest and considering not watching any more Euro matches due to the excessive boredom, , we have been rewarded with some exciting matches. We just watched the Germans make a statement with the most dominant performance of the tournament as they thrashed Slovakia. Can the Belgians fulfill the promise that many have as a dark horse to win it all or will the Magyars, who are in their first major tournament in thirty years continue to surprise us. Join me to discover what transpires.

217 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

Here we go for the final Euro match of the day... of course there is still the Copa America Final later on

Hope it is good game to end the triple header.. at least there has already been 6 goals today

2:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello UWS. We will see if the Belgians are the real deal.

3:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Won't have a better chance to make a Final

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Toulouse as neither team wants Toulouse

3:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hungary: Kiraly, Kadar, Guzmics, Juhasz, Lang, Nagy, Gera, Lovrencsics, Kleinheisler, Dzsudzsak, Szalai.

Subs: Dibusz, Korhut, Fiola, Elek, Nemeth, Bode, Pinter, Nikolic, Stieber, Priskin, Bese, Gulacsi.

Belgium: Courtois, Meunier, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Nainggolan, Witsel, De Bruyne, Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Hazard.

Subs: Mignolet, Fellaini, Carrasco, Denayer, Origi, Kabasele, Dembele, Benteke, Jordan Lukaku, Batshuayi, Ciman, Gillet.

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)

3:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hungary was involved in a 3-3 when I wasn't watching... better do the same when I am

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will the Magyars be Hungary for some Belgian waffles or will they find the Belgians a real Hazard?

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was teaching Summer School, but I've been watching the matches each evening on espn3 to make sure I'm updated. That match was really entertaining.

3:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for getting us started, MUR! I'm just back from doing the weekly shopping and I'm a bit cooked, Bruce!

3:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I was at Jon's HS graduation
I haven't watched any games on tape delay
Not good enough to watch

3:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Is your name not Michael?

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL!

3:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Glad to help and I'm delighted to see that it results in classic banter

3:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Definitely the D team on the microphone tonight
Of course, you Max doesn't bug me as much as you Bob

3:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Lukaku was in there on the turn.

3:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

My GB has an effort... I thought that was in.... saved

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! The Chunk has a close range effort blocked by Kiraly for a corner off a pass from De Bruyne. The corner is cleared

3:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bretos gets right on my tits. Hate him.

3:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I bet this is the kiss of death but I think the officiating of the entire tournament has been really good

3:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Ginger Winger tries pop but Kiraly hangs on. Isn't it too hot for sweats?

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Bruyne has a long range effort saved by Kiraly.

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It is , but he always wears sweats and says that it's more comfortable than wearing shorts. I guess he knows best

3:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Max points out that this is probably the greatest mismatch in terms of the monetary worth of the players on show.

3:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I didn't check the results , so I wasn't aware of the scores when watching in the evening. I probably should have, but it did help me sleep soundly at night.

3:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I do like wearing track pants when I play in goal for our faculty side, but then we play on a basketball court.

3:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL... the Belgians have taken a deserved lead

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!!ALDERWEIRELD HEADS IN A FREE KICK FROM dE bRUYNE.

3:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Aldewereid at the ready from the free kick. Free header!

Either he or Lukaku could have scored from a free header.

3:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Spurs man's head and not mine!

3:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I disagree with Max . There have been far greater mismatches in other tournaments. How about Germany vs Northern Ireland? Those L1 players sure cost a lot less than the superstar WC winners

3:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This is why I would prefer to meet France in the quarters and not Belgium - I think that they could easily be dark horses.

3:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

During the intermission of the matches, I was watching some of the 1966 WC. England v Argentina when Ratin got sent off... they argued for over EIGHT minutes! I also watched the Semi Final with Portugal
During the Argie match, England didn't score until late on
Walter Winterbottom said something I hadn't heard before several times

He said England had made the 1/8 Finals

3:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No chance for Captain Sweatpants .

3:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Belgians might actually be worth more than the Germans, I suspect - crazy money, but that's their current worth.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Classic matches . Better than what we have experienced this tournament.

3:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think you may be right.I guess for England it's a matter of picking their poison. Tough no matter whom they face .

3:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - De Bruyne was off to the races there from the Chunk pass. Kiraly saves. Hungary really can't make this a foot race.

3:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chunk puts through De Bruyne , who forces a kick save from Captain Sweat Pants. The Belgians should have gone two up

3:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What happened to Courtois there.

3:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A horrible slip from Courtois gifts Hungary a corner.

3:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This game has a wide open feel to it - I like it!

3:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Me too. I'm delighted and relieved that the matches are so much better today. It may be that one bracket has crap matchups and the crap needs to be gradually eliminated.

3:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alderweireld shoots well over off a pass from the Chunk.

3:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The cross came in from Vertonghen and Lukaku played it back to Toby who blasted well over.

3:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dzsduszak has a shot easily saved by Courtois.

3:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What a numpty... break down the right... two options... took the third... hit it straight at keeper!!

3:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Munier with a poor pass to Captain Sweat Pants when he had several wide open teammates.

3:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Belgium will practically be the home team vs Wales since the match is being played in Lille , which is near the Belgian border. They should have plenty of support in that match.

3:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hazard is offside of f a through ball from the Chunk . It all started with a routine throw deep in the Belgian half.

3:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hazard broke through but then chose the wrong option.

3:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Belgium do take the ball into space ahead!!

WITH PACE!!!

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Ginger Winger leapt to nod toward goal - Kiraly grabs.

3:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Bruyne heads straight to Captain Sweatpants off a chipped pass from the Chunk. A great break led by Hazard.

3:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Magyars seem ton have run out of ideas. Their two danger men only have about five touches of the ball.

3:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - that's poor from The Chunk. He breaks into a wide area but then completely shanks his shot.

3:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A lot of the Belgian team are doing a lot of complaining with their teammates choices

3:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chunk slices a shot horribly wide off a one two with De Bruyne. Every time the Magyars cough up the ball they seem to be caught on the break.

3:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Magyars not so magical today. Rather pedestrian.

3:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not enough Hungarians are attacking

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wouldn't mind a slice of Axel Witsel at Elland Road as well. I'm building quite a Leeds team today!

3:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick chance for the Waffles just outside the box

3:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Belgium's ginger midfield player is doing better than the Magyar's ginger midfield player.

3:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kodak picks up a yellow for a nasty trip from behind on Hazard.

3:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kadar is booked for a foul on Mertens off a run and pass from Hazard

3:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ginger Winger lining this one up - oh - off the bar!!!

3:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

DeB to take...crossbar challenge time!!

Are Belgium going to rue these chances

3:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It was saved!!

3:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great save on the replay from Captain Sweatpants!

3:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Sweat pants tips a free kick from De Bruyne on top the bar then the Chunk heads the rebound over.

3:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Waffles starting line up has combined for 698 Premier League appearances

3:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Vertonghen is basically playing as an inside left now - extraordinary!

3:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

To be honest some of the Magyars would be more likely o end up at ER. I think Kleinheisler and Dzsdszak would be great additions to the LUFC side and would probably be affordable signings.

3:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

On this form, the Waffles will look forward to a quarter final match against the Leek Eaters.

3:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All the matches are on ESPN 2 starting tomorrow because of Wimpleton

3:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not bad, but I'm holding out for Witsel, Draxler and maybe a bit of Bonucci for good measure.

3:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great stat, UWS.The only Magyar to have played in the Prem is Captain Sweatpants for one season with Palace. They have a fair number of appearances in the Championship , which illustrates the difference in talent between the two teams

3:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I said Wimpleton because some US newscasters say that!!

I know Letterman went on a rant telling people it has a B and a D!!!


oooh, just over the bar by Hungary

3:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just over by Lovernsics off a run and pass by Zoltan Gera.

3:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I forgot about Zoltan Gera. He played in the Prem with the Baggies and Cottagers, but an obvious gap in talent between the two teams.

3:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just wide again...they seem Hungry now!!

3:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just wide by Dszdzsak after Gera headed down a cross.

3:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM. Do they have a craving for waffles?

3:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - I thought that one had flown in from Lovrencsics

3:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Captain Sweatpants does well to block a powerful effort from the Chunk then Mertens has a shot deflected for a corner.

3:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Max is struggling on the mic... the lady is a numpty too
She couldn't say two halves... she said two periods!

3:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Definitely the B team for ESPN this afternoon. They better give them a rest for tomorrow's action.

3:43 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Hello Gents,

I must say that I was fearing this. I think Belgium is one of the most physically robust teams in the tournament. They could bully around the Germans. Hungary is old-school. Many of their players are so un-hunky that they could be back from 1986. In other words, a bunch of guys with the physique of Matt LeTisier.

3:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time in 45 minutes... that's refreshing

3:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Belgians are one up at the half , but should have sewn up this match. Will they rue the missed chances?

3:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time - Hungary aren't quite out of this one as Belgium haven't taken all of their chances, but really the Wafflers should have too much quality for them in the second half.

3:46 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I am quite sure that the worth of the Belgian first team exceeds that of the Germans.

Hungary is probably as low-wage as N. Ireland. N. Ireland may have less players in the 1st league, but the Magyars probably have fellas playing in leagues that pay less than the Championship.

3:48 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

However, I would think that Albania might even be lower wage than the others, while the French were pretty high-wage. That game may have been the biggest wage discrepancy.

3:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams out for the second half
Same play please..more goals

4:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway as neither team wants Toulouse

4:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hazard with a dangerous shot saved by CSP

4:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

so bad MUR

4:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by Captain Sweatpants about ten seconds in off a nice solo run

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Ok. Come on Hungary! At least give us a game. I cannot hide my dislike for the Belgians (ooooh, great play from Hazard). I find them a bit thuggish and mercenary, not like the Belgians of 1986 who won my hearts back then.

4:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mertens heads straight to Captain Sweatpants off the corner.

4:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Michael Lang booked for a foul on Hazard

4:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick comes from Alderweireld and out for a goal kick

4:04 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

It's interesting to see guys on the Austrian team who are clearly Hungs, and likewise guys on the Hungarian teams who are still more Germany. The Hungarian captain looks like your classic German/Austrian mail-carrier/dog-catcher.

4:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good points , Red Devil . That 1986 team to watch. This one could be if the tactics were different.

4:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice analogies. A similar situation occurred with Switzerland and Albania.

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

oooooooh! come on Hungary! Blind angle shot, but at least I liked the attacking move.

4:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Szalai shoots high and wide off a pass from Dzsdzsak.

4:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome back, Red Devil. I'm quite fond of the Belgians, probably because so many of them play in England so that they have a very direct Premiership style to them. De Bruyne reminds of so many Premiership wingers over the years - Andrei Kanchelskis, for example.

4:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You make some great comparisons with the transfer fees. I wonder how the disparity compares to previous tournaments

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

MUR - that Switzerland-Albania match was fratricide. The high number of Albanians on each side led to the most mean-spirited match of the tourney (although Romania-Albania came close). See the uniting thread between those matches?

4:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I like the Belgians for the same reason, but agree with Red Devil that they could be so much more entertaining if Marc Wilmots altered the tactics.

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dzsdudzsak has a cross headed out for a corner.

4:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

so close by Hungary... Decent cross.. hmmmmm... maybe that's a good idea

4:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The difference between this side and the 1986 Waffles is that this side might actually win something, unlike the Enzo Scifo led side. After this one, they might start dreaming of a smooth ride to the final, given the way that the brackets have lined up. And whoever they meet up with will have had to slog their way through at least two, if not three difficult knock-out matches.

4:10 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Alright. Hungary is starting to play a bit. The downside is that this greater openness will burn them when De Bruyne, Mertens, and Hazard punk them with a quick counter.

4:11 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

The game is starting to open up, much like the most entertaining game of the tourney so far: Hungary-Portugal.

4:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed about Belgium. They can win it all, but only if they play as a team and not a bunch of Hollywood celebrities.

4:14 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

how did they miss that? great flick by Lukaku

4:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's been quite an entertaining, open match from the off. I did love that Hungary-Portugal match as well. I only wish it had ended in Ronaldo tears.

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I see your point, Red Devil. I'm sure there was not brotherly love among the Xakha Khan brothers

4:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams are attacking at pace when given room to run into... take the space!!

COME ON ENGLAND!!

DO THE SAME

4:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm delighted so see this match opening up. I hope this is trend for the remainder of the tournament.

4:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Our friend Birger must be tearing his hair out over this one, Red Devil. The Belgians should have killed this one off half an hour ago.

4:17 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

It's also a bit tough to support the Huns since they are turning into such a bunch of fascists. That said, about the Belgians (Flam-bloc) is about the same.

4:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Elek booked for tripping Hazard. Will it be a Hazard for the Magyars?

4:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nanngolan slices a shot horribly wide. Is the porcupine look or the shot worse?

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

England will no doubt attack with pace against Iceland. The only question I've got is whether the strikers will have their shooting boots on tomorrow. In tournaments when England have done well, they've always had a striker who scored most of the goals (e.g. Lineker in 1990; Shearer in 96). Harry Kane needs to get it right tomorrow.

4:19 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Agreed, Blue Devil. 21 chances!!! That's two tournaments worth for the Italians.

4:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Perhaps the former EU Welsh side can pull off an upset against the winners of this match.

4:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Woy will have to unshackle the players and quit employing such conservative tactics or else they will not thrash the Thor and Co.

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm afraid that post-Brexit, we'll see a wave of that kind of loathsome behavior across Europe - and perhaps in the US? (sigh)

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

This game is starting to look like the Copa games that the US played - acres of space in the midfield. Very different from the incredibly tight midfield we witnessed last night in the Portugal-Croatia match.

4:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will Chris Coleman fancy his chances against either team?

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

My main doubt about the Belgians is that they don't have the killer instinct needed to progress through the rounds.

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great tip over by Courtois from a deflected shot. What on earth was Toby doing there? He looked like he was auditioning for "Swan Lake!"

4:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois does well to tip over a deflected effort from Pinter.

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Well at least they are giving us a good 2nd half of football. A step up from yesterday (and the rest of the damn tourney).

4:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I sure hope not. I also thought the E in EU stood for exit.

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Okay - Max is running out of relevant stats. He's just mentioned that Courtois and Kiraly have the largest age difference between two goalkeepers in the tournament.

4:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vermaelen is booked and suspended if Belgium make quarters. Who would replace him?

4:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

oooh, whizzed across the box

4:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Juhasz nearly scored there. That one just fizzed by Courtois' far post. An inch either way and this match is tied.

4:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Juhaszj shoots just wide from the free kick.

4:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I find hard to believe that Red Devil dislikes the Belgians more than Max Bretos.

4:25 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I don't think Wales have much of a chance. I think the English really exposed their limitations. They have had the benefit of facing some weak, unmotivated opponents, who could not match their fire or pragmatism.

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Carrasco is on for Mertens.

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dries Martens off and Carassco on.

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Just to confirm - I dislike these Belgians. In the past, I have liked many of their teams.

4:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree with you. And I hope they rip them apart. I'm sick to death of Monkey Boy Bale and his man bun.

4:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will be interested to see that match.I didn't expect the Magyars to have a chance against Belgium, so you never know with the Red Dragons vs the Red Devils.

4:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Martens wasn't as effective today - he might be better as an impact player off the bench.

4:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Welsh did get 4 out of 6 points in qualifying and won the group
They won't be intimidated!

4:28 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Just saw Fellaini on the sideline warming up. He reminded me of a Spice Girl from behind.

4:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Bob and Red Devil get their wishes then the ground will suck both teams in and swallow them . Is that an accurate interpretation

4:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They did, but they have defeated relatively weaker opponents. This will be a stiff test for the Welsh even though they are capable of pulling off an upset.

4:30 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

loved that heel flick that freed the winger down the sideline

4:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

surprise surprise... another piss poor cross

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - poor choice there from the Hung winger. He had a chance to knock a simple ball over and tried a fancy outside of the right boot cross-shot. Didn't work.

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great run by Lovrencics , but a horrible cross. He would fit in prfectly at ER.

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nikolic on for Pinter.

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Do you think that the poor quality of the crossing in this tournament might have to do with the overly light balls that they're using these days, UWS? I don't get it otherwise.

4:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

My GB has done nothing for my cause!

4:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Batshuyai is on for the Chunk.

4:32 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Frankly, if the Belgians play well and end up making it to the final, I have no problem seeing them get that far. Against my better instincts, I am starting to warm up to the Portuguese. They may be my favorite team from the weaker bracket.

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Batshuayi comes on now - don't know him at all. He plays for Marseille apparently.

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My GB has yet to open his scoring account.

4:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It happens in the PL too

They've had these balls to practice with... ADJUST!!
What else do have to do all day!!

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hazard puts through Carrasco, who is tackled by Kadar for a corner.

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Croatia were probably my favorites from this side - I was sad to see them get eliminated.

4:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TWO NIL!!!

That should have been Lukaku!!!

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Wow. Talk about a disorganized defense.

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Well, Wilmots looks like a genius now as his supersub Batshuayi comes on and scores almost immediately.

2-0 Waffles!

4:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Portugal... they were awful yesterday...two shots on target and both came in the 17th minute!!

4:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!BATSZUHAI SCORES A MINUTE AFTER COMING ON TO PUT THE BELGIANS TWO UP . THE CORNER WAS HEADED AWAY , HAZARD MADE A GREAT RUNDOWN THE LEFT AND HIS PASS WAS EASILY TAPPED IN AT THE FAR POST.

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dear oh dear - on the replay, the youngster almost contrived to put that shot wide when he had the whole goal to aim at. Hazard really set him up nicely. Almost a blooper reel moment.

4:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL HAZARD PUTS THE BELGIANS THREE UP.

4:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

AND A THIRD!!

HAZARD SCORES!!!

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Yeah. I like the Croatians best on this side of the bracket. That said, my personal experiences playing against them back in the 1990s in Germany is that they are crazy fascists who will kill you without a second thought (even if you aren't Serbian).

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Now that's more like it - the floodgates have opened. Hazard with the third. What a strike!

4:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fast break... England would have brought it out.... slowed it down and then go back to Hart

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hair Bear on for a late cameo now - goalscorer Hazard gets a rest.

4:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Put a sock in it, UWS!

4:37 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

East of Eden with a great shot. I love the way East European squads are able to disintegrate totally when they start losing.

4:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I wish I was wrong...how I wish I was wrong

4:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two goals in just over a minute as the Magyars were caught on the counter. De Bruyne played a long ball down the left to Hazard . who cut inside and had a long range effort land in the corner. This one is done and dusted.

4:38 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Great save? No. It was going over.

4:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh, Hungary almost get a goal back
Tipped over

4:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - what a sitter! Ten yards out and he somehow blasted over the bar.

4:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair Bear on for Hazard and Bode on for Juhaszj.

4:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be the Waffles vs the Leeks in the quarters.

4:39 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

That should have been yellow for reckless disregard.

4:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Group A still has one left
Group B still has one and possibly two
Group C still has two left
Group D has none but possibly one
Group E still has one left and possibly two
Group F still has one left and possibly two... hope not

4:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob will not be pleased to hear Max touting Gareth Bale.

4:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent free kick chance now for the Magyars.

4:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm not pleased whenever Bretos opens his mouth - what tosser!

4:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sounds like fairly evenly matched groups unlike other tournaments.

4:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Straight into the wall and Witsel is down needing some urgent treatment on his nether regions.

4:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh, right in the family jewels!!!

4:44 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Good night Gents. Hope to see you tomorrow for a cracker between continental powers, and then the Beowulf Cup!

4:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Witzel takes one for the team and will never want a weiner schnitzel again

4:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Take care RD

4:45 PM  

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