ROCKS OFF - The Rolling Stones Message Board
Keithfucius say

oooooh... aaaaaah... Thanks Master Keithfucius!

Scanned from the cover of "Excellent and Unreleased"



Search for goods, you'll find the impossible collector's item!!!
Enter artist an start searching using "Power Search" (RECOMMENDED) inside.
Search for information in the wet page, the archives and this board:

ROCKS OFF - The Rolling Stones Message Board
Register | Update Profile | F.A.Q. | Admin Control Panel

Topic: Euro 2004 Return to archive Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
23rd June 2004 02:08 PM
Angiegirl I know, I was being sarcastic
23rd June 2004 03:23 PM
Angiegirl This nite is slowly killing me. Just call me when it's over...
23rd June 2004 03:34 PM
caro Gee, do they make those tie scores on purpose?
23rd June 2004 03:35 PM
Angiegirl Yeah, just to annoy everyone


23rd June 2004 03:38 PM
Angiegirl wrote:
Yeah, just to annoy everyone



I don't give a damn about soccer. But why am I so nervous???
23rd June 2004 03:41 PM
caro How are y'all gonna make up for all your lack of trust in your own team if they win this evening?
23rd June 2004 03:47 PM
Angiegirl We'll just say that our tough love approach proved itself...
23rd June 2004 04:20 PM
Moonisup YES!!!!!
23rd June 2004 04:21 PM
Angiegirl O Jeez... I can't believe it...

Edit: repeat the above!!!! YYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Edited by Angiegirl]
23rd June 2004 04:34 PM
Moonisup schade Deutchland, alles ist vorbei
23rd June 2004 04:35 PM

Sweden here we come!!

23rd June 2004 04:40 PM
Angiegirl wrote:
We'll just say that our tough love approach proved itself...

Our tough love approach proved itself.

Told ya so
23rd June 2004 04:41 PM
caro Neein, sag, dass es nicht wahr ist!
Gosh, I hate to see the german team loose after trying so hard. Congrats!!
23rd June 2004 04:42 PM
caro The Dutch'll be very happy to hear you made them win Angie
23rd June 2004 04:46 PM
Angiegirl Whahaha, yeah, I think so too. Too bad for Germany, it's always painful to see the faces of these guys in the stadium, knowing it could have been the Dutch just as easily.
23rd June 2004 04:47 PM
Moonisup the CZECHs helped us!
Thank you Galasek, thank you Bill clinton, thank you Havel, thank you Völler, thank you moon is up!
23rd June 2004 05:01 PM
BillyBoll Hmmmm. Interesting now!

Will it be France, Czech Republic/Denmark, or our boys, England. Not forgetting the Dutch (sorry Angiegirl)or even the Danes.

Bloody hell, the only ones I would say for sure will be going through will be the French, although England should have enough to beat the Portugese, even though they are the home team.

If not England, I have a fancy that the Czechs will do it.
23rd June 2004 05:53 PM

23rd June 2004 07:20 PM
stewed & Keefed Germany 1-2 Czech Rep

Germany tumbled out of Euro 2004 after defeat to an under-strength Czech Republic team.
Michael Ballack's stunning shot fired Germany ahead, before Marek Heinz levelled with a sublime free-kick.

Bernd Schneider was the main culprit as Germany missed a series of chances in the second-half.

And they were made to pay by substitute Milan Baros who took advantage as Germany pushed forward in search of a winner.

This abject defeat marks the second European Championship in a row where Germany - who dominated the continental scene for so long - have been eliminated at the group stage.

The luxury of having qualified for the quarter finals allowed the Czechs to make nine changes and rest key men such as Pavel Nedved, Jan Koller and Tomas Rosicky.

But what was very much a Czech second string should have taken a third minute lead when Vratislav Lokvenc got a flick on Heinz's free-kick and Martin Jiranek failed to make contact from a yard out to Oliver Kahn's relief.

Despite their need for a win, Germany only played Kevin Kuranyi as an out-and-out striker and when Schneider swung in a cross he cut a lonely figure as Czech keeper Jaromir Blazek claimed.

Germany looked distinctly one-dimensional going forward, with only Ballack lifting them out of the ordinary, and the Bayern midfielder saw his fierce shot loop up off David Rozenhal and over the bar with Blazek stranded.

It was Ballack who fired Germany ahead on 21 minutes with a stunning goal.

Schneider caught Jaroslav Plasil badly in possession deep in his own half and his cross was perfectly touched off by Bastian Schweinsteiger into the path of Ballack who screamed a left-foot shot into Blazek's top right corner.

Germany still had little margin for error and they were rocked back on their heels when the Czechs drew level in spectacular fashion on 29 minutes.

Heinz was brought down 22 yards out by Lahm and Heinz picked himself up to dip an exquisite free-kick over the German wall to beat Kahn's flailing dive.

As half time approached, Germany still showed a marked lack of ambition, although Torsten Frings did spring forward to deliver a cross which Blazek just grabbed ahead of Kuranyi's lunge.

Germany threw on teenage striker Lukas Podolski at the start of the second half but Czech substitute Tomas Hubschman made an instant impact with a cross which Lokvenc volleyed to draw a fine save from Kahn.

But there was more purpose about Germany and Schneider drove forward to rasp in a shot which Blazek tipped over the bar.

Ballack desperately tried to inspire Germany and he timed his run perfectly to connect with Lahm's cross only to plant his header straight at Blazek.

Schweinsteiger then surged forward and laid a perfect pass into Schneider's path but as Germany at last got numbers into the box, the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder hit the first defender with his cross.

As the traffic began to flow in one direction Schweinsteiger produced the goods from the right flank and Kuranyi just failed to make contact as he threw himself at the cross.

On 66 minutes Germany should have taken the lead as Ballack's shot cannoned back off the post into the path of Schneider whose weak follow-up shot was clawed away by Blazek.

Germany's wall cannot keep out Heinz's free-kick

Schneider then planted a free header over from six yards and in a frantic scramble Woerns' shot was cleared off the line by Hubschman and Podolski's follow-up was saved by Blazek.

Germany's failure to take their chances returned to haunt them as they fell behind on 75 minutes.

Czech substitute Baros took advantage of an under-manned German defence to brush off a thin challenge from Frings and although Kahn saved his first effort Baros reacted to poke home the loose ball.
21 mins: Ballack piledriver fires Germany ahead
29 mins: Heinz peach of a free-kick levels.
62 mins: Schneider's weak follow-up after Ballack hits post
70 mins: Schneider plants free header over from six yards
75 mins: Milan Baros puts the Czechs ahead


Germany: Kahn, Friedrich, Worns, Nowotny, Frings (Podolski 45), Hamann (Klose 79), Lahm, Schneider, Ballack, Schweinsteiger (Jeremies 86), Kuranyi.
Subs Not Used: Lehmann, Hildebrand, Hinkel, Baumann, Bobic, Brdaric, Kehl, Ziege, Ernst.

Booked: Nowotny, Lahm, Worns.

Czech Republic: Blazek, Jiranek, Bolf, Rozehnal, Mares, Galasek (Hubschman 45), Plasil (Poborsky 70), Tyce, Vachousek, Heinz, Lokvenc (Baros 59).
Subs Not Used: Cech, Kinsky, Grygera, Jankulovski, Smicer, Koller, Rosicky, Nedved, Ujfalusi.

Booked: Tyce.

Attendance: 46,849

Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway).

23rd June 2004 07:22 PM
stewed & Keefed Holland 3-0 Latvia

A Ruud van Nistelrooy brace set up Holland's quarter-final qualification.
But the Dutch owe Group D winners Czech Republic a huge debt after a reserve Czech team surprisingly beat Germany to enable Holland to reach the last eight.

Van Nistelrooy's penalty put the Dutch in front after Vitalijs Astafjevs was judged to have fouled Edgar Davids.

Philip Cocu then nodded back Clarence Seedorf's free-kick to create Van Nistelrooy's second and Roy Makaay swept home a third late in the game.

Throughout Euro 2004 the Dutch camp has been riven by dissent, but as news of Germany's defeat filtered through from Lisbon, Holland's players grouped together to celebrate wildly.

Nobody will be more relieved than Dutch coach Dick Advocaat.

In the build-up to this match, Advocaat had been pilloried by the Dutch media and fans alike for substituting Arjen Robben in Saturday's 3-2 defeat to the Czechs when Holland were 2-1 ahead.

Restored to the Dutch starting line-up on Wednesday, Robben's influential play from the left wing once again demonstrated his importance to Holland.

On 12 minutes his vision and sublime pass released Van Nistelrooy, but Latvian goalkeeper Aleksandrs Kolinko was quick to narrow the angle and thwart the Manchester United striker.

Holland went ahead through a rather fortunate penalty midway through the first-half.

Davids squirmed his way past Mihails Zemlinskis and Astajevs and then tumbled in the box, prompting referee Kim Nielsen to point to the spot, and Van Nistelrooy calmly sent Kolinko the wrong way.

Eight minutes later the Dutch striker scored his third goal of the tournament stooping to nod home Cocu's headed cross.

Just before the interval Kolinko foiled Van Nistelrooy, reacting well to block the Dutchman's fierce volley.

Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar had been a virtual spectator during the first-half but he was quickly into action after the restart as Latvia adopted a more attacking strategy.

First Van der Sar parried Andrejs Rubins' rising shot and then he watched with relief as Valentins Lobanovs' shot after a corner almost crept into the net.

Just past the hour Kolinko and Van Nistelrooy resumed their duel with the Latvian keeper doing well to get down quickly to save the Dutchman's low shot.

Kolinko continued to defy the Dutch with a string of athletic saves but he had no chance as substitute Makaay added a third goal with a cool piece of finishing.

27 mins: Van Nistelrooy strokes home a penalty
35 mins Van Nistelrooy grabs a second with a header
84 mins Roy Makaay strikes home a third Dutch goa


Holland: Van der Sar, Reiziger, Stam, de Boer, Van Bronckhorst, Seedorf, Cocu, Davids (Sneijder 77), Van der Meyde (Overmars 63), van Nistelrooy (Makaay 70), Robben.
Subs Not Used: Waterreus, Westerveld, Kluivert, Van der Vaart, Van Hooijdonk, Bosvelt, Bouma, Zenden.

Latvia: Kolinko, Isakovs, Zemlinskis, Stepanovs, Blagonadezdins, Bleidelis (Stolcers 83), Lobanovs, Astafjevs, Rubins, Prohorenkovs (Laizans 74), Verpakovskis (Pahars 63).
Subs Not Used: Pavlovs, Piedels, Miholaps, Korablovs,

Pucinskis, Rimkus, Smirnovs, Zakresevskis, Zirnis.
Booked: Lobanovs.

Attendance: 30,000.

Referee: Kim Nielsen (Denmark).


23rd June 2004 07:27 PM
stewed & Keefed
24th June 2004 12:44 PM
stewed & Keefed England ready for Portugal


Quarter-final one, Luz, Lisbon
Thursday, 24 June, 1945 BST


Sven-Goran Eriksson says England have learned from their 2002 World Cup defeat against Brazil and will not make the same mistakes against Portugal.

England face the hosts in Lisbon for a place in the Euro 2004 semi-finals.

"There won't be another game to change the result, just like last time. It was so disappointing," said Eriksson.

"You come back to the office and sit down and think 'it's two years until the next tournament' - and that's what we live for," he told the FA's website.

He added: "But we're here now and we're very happy to be here, it's what we look forward to.

"The belief among the players is very big.

"I hope we are peaking at the right time. If we go on like this, then it's not easy to beat us so why shouldn't we be one of the favourites?

"I might seem to be calm, but inside I'm still very excited and a little bit nervous."

With the knockout stages beginning the prospect of penalties once again looms large, and Eriksson has already identified his spot-kick takers.

The Swede admitted: "I know more or less who will take the penalties if needed.

"I will have seven, eight or even nine players who want to take them. You can't do it before because you don't know who will be on the pitch.

"There could be injuries. One player could have played very well and another poorly so confidence comes into it.

"Another might have cramp. You have to wait and see what happens but the first thing is to have the players from which to choose."

Rooney, Michael Owen, David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes will be in Eriksson's initial batch of penalty-takers although the order is still undecided.

Meanwile, Eriksson says his side must improve their set-piece defending if they are to beat Portugal.

"The only thing that I hope we do better is defending at set-pieces," said Eriksson.

"Against Croatia, there were two wide free-kicks and two goals against us."

Eriksson is expected to name an unchanged line-up for the Portugal game with star striker Rooney again poised to partner Owen up front.

Rooney has been the leading light in England's campaign so far and fired two goals in the victory over Croatia although Eriksson is trying to keep pressure off the Everton youngster.

"I'm sure he'll play very well again but to expect to score a couple of goals every game is asking too much," he said.

"Whether he scores one goal or no goals it's just important that he is focused and concentrated."

If England do see off the hosts at the Stadium of Light, they will face either Sweden or Holland in the semi-finals on Wednesday at the Jose Alvalade.

24th June 2004 12:46 PM
stewed & Keefed Portugal v England


Venue: Stadium of Light, Lisbon

City and venue guide
Date/time: Thurs, 24 June, 1945 BST
Referee: Urs Meier (Swi)

Portugal coach Luis Felipe Scolari is set to make one enforced change to his starting line-up to face England.

Nuno Gomes, who scored the goal against Spain which qualified the hosts for the knockout stages, will replace the suspended Pauleta up front.

David Beckham and John Terry are fit after recovering from slight ankle and knee injuries they picked up in the win over Croatia.

England should therefore be unchanged for the third consecutive game.

Portugal (probable): Ricardo, Miguel, Jorge Andrade, Ricardo Carvalho, Nuno Valente, Costinha, Maniche, Luis Figo, Deco, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nuno Gomes.

England (probable): James, G Neville, A Cole, Terry, Campbell; Lampard, Gerrard, Beckham, Scholes; Rooney, Owen.


24th June 2004 02:50 PM
stewed & Keefed Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss 1- 0 England
24th June 2004 04:24 PM
Angiegirl Ouch... not anymore...
24th June 2004 05:18 PM
Monkey Woman My god what a match!

24th June 2004 05:27 PM
Angiegirl Too bad those penalties. It's a shame if someone has to win and lose like that. Sigh...
24th June 2004 05:30 PM
Angiegirl I'm so sorry English RO-ers... Congrats to Portugal, the Home Team.
24th June 2004 05:32 PM
shakedhandswithkeith all good things must have an end, what a shame Becks!
24th June 2004 05:33 PM
Monkey Woman Impressive! Talk about fighting to the end, folks!!!
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14