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14/06/12 - Euro 2012 Match Day Moments

And so this competition rumbles on and on………but I have to ask am I the only one who is losing what little interest he had, very fast?

Last night, with Holland taking on Germany in what should have been the fixture of the tournament, so far, I had great trouble keeping my attention fixed on the match, instead of my lap-top.

But one thing I did notice is that Mario Gomez seems to have rediscovered his scoring form. Such a shame (not), that he couldn`t hit a barn-door at the Allianz Arena on May 19th.

So what`s on the menu tonight?

Well Spain takes on Ireland and, if Del Bosque decides to field a striker, we may get to see Fernando again but I fear that we`ll be kept waiting for a glimpse of Juan Mata.

That`s closely followed by Croatia taking on Italy and with Uncle Harry packing his bags, at White Hart Lane, this morning, could we be one of the clubs having a vested interest in a certain Luka Modric, or has that time long gone?

Either way, on the entertainment scale, I reckon tonight won`t be one of the tournaments better nights but then again I might be wrong, so tune in and add to our growing comments thread.



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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 14 2012

Time: 4:49PM

Your Comments

Curious to see the line up Spain puts put. Don't think it's necessary to go with the 4-6-0 again, so who will be deployed at CF?
stamfordblues5
marchisio, quality player as always, think we should snap him, could come much more cheaper than Modric
chelsea44
brilliant free kick from Pirlo
chelsea44
Wonder how badly Milan regret opting for Seedorf over Pirlo right now. I'm Pretty sure Ibrahimovic would've had his nine straight league win by now if they had managed to keep Pirlo out of Torino.
Puttinuttan
pirlo. What a player. Class is truly permanent.
Blue India
according to italian media reports,we have put a 25million euro bid for jovetic today.
bluenath86
Srna: "I respect Tottenham and their great players, but they are a club that will never be crowned champions of England. lol
chelsea44
Spain XI: Casillas, Ramos, Arbeloa, Jordi Alba, Pique, Iniesta, Xavi, Alonso, Busquets, Silva, Torres
chelsea44
COME ON YOU IRISH!!
CalculatedKalou
Yes! Torres starts! Great decision, hope he scores!
AMLang
Spain line up: Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Piqué, Alba; Busquets, Xabi alonso, Xavi; Silva, Iniesta, Torres.
EliteBlue
TORRES!!!! If he misfires today, I will lose all hope.. :( Whatever people say, he was looking fantastic in the last game.. Comapre that with Cristina to get an idea.. People talk about the two chances he got as if they are sitters... Go eL Nino! Please show us some light at the end of the tunnel.. :P
Fernando.9.Torres
Yeah! They weren't sitters and he created the chances for himself with the runs which the spanish midfielders couldn't do for themselves so it's definitely the right choice for Torres to start in this game.
AMLang
Not sure it's the right choice to start Torres, but glad to see Spain playing more progressive. Unfair for Negredo and Llorente that they do not get an opportunity after their seasons.
stamfordblues5
Delbosque offered torres the best mates today. If he has to score today, because there is no need for him to shift right/left to help create chance like he does with Chelsea. Elnino, no more room for excuse, you gotta shoot at the goal everytime the opportunity occurs. Good luck body!
EliteBlue
stamfordblues5... Negredo wasnt that great towards the end of the season... Llorente too was too tired to play in the final stages of the season (Del rey included) and it was blamed on Bielsa playing the same XI most of the time.. Torres was playing better towards the season end... Apart from all that acc to all spanish pundit Torres has been terrific in the training throughout.. So there is a reason why Del Bosque is opting for him despite Llorente having had a much better season..!
Fernando.9.Torres
F9T... I hate to be rude, but you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to Negredo. He scored 8 goals in his last 9 games for Sevilla. Seriously, look at the stats. Also, it's clear you are a fan of Torres and it seems impossible for you to be unbiased when talking about him.
stamfordblues5
Spain will play their life, body and soul in this game... They sure will want a win by all means.....
Latunvic
Torres! briliant goal
chelsea44
TORRESSSSSSSS...... GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL..........
Latunvic
That is what Torres needs to do, don't think twice about, shoot the ball.
stamfordblues5
Torres!!!
ACLamp
Elninooooooooooooooooooooooo take this in hatersss
EliteBlue
Oh feck. I miss it.. How does he score?
josevis
Take that Torres haters on Sunday!
Hazzabee
determination and skill from torres there
ktm_blues
Ok nvm, saw the replay. wow
josevis
Come on ireland, get back in this!
CalculatedKalou
Torressssssssssss !!! what a finish! suck on that FRlamp ! looking forward to nando shutting u up next season lol
blus4eva
El Niño!!!
jorcaryvan
I'm going for a torres hatrick bet
prince china
Blues4eva easy. We dont need that today
prince china
And now they are praising him
SameX
prince china... Don't you go for a Torres hat trick every game he plays.
stamfordblues5
Stamfordblues5, i've never gone for that before & besides its a bet WIN OR LOSE
prince china
Samex are you having a thing against the praise?
prince china
Iniesta footwork is brilliant
chelsea44
@SameX, I feel ya man, I may disagree with FrLamp's opinion but at least he has one, people keep constantly switching how they think about him it's crazy!
GhostWriter
My opinion however is he's on his way back up and is was a lovely finish, I'm sure it means a lot to him too: only David Villa and Raul stand above him in all time number of goals for Spain!
GhostWriter
Torres shutting all his haters up......c'mon el nino......
Krested Kal-el
Another fun fact: his goal was the fastest ever by a Spaniard at a Euro championship. 3 mins 49 secs. Record holder.
GhostWriter
@Krested Kal-el you took the words out of my mouth. Let the haters hate. That was a fantastic goal.
abzkilla
I would prefer Torres putting the ball towards the back post when Given is that far out of goal. Just wish his decision making would be more consistent.
stamfordblues5
Ghostwriter thumps up man
prince china
Barcelona players don't look like they want to pass to El Nino
blueblood4life
@abzkilla.....yea bro....
Krested Kal-el
tiki taka all over first half, let's hope 2nd half more goals and yes Mata to play!
chelsea44
blueblood, that's how they played, they pass the ball and keep passing until some defence open up and lose concentration, remember at qualifying when Spain scores againts Scotland, Spain did 41 passes,
chelsea44
amazing how the Torres hater (frlamp, cobhamblue) are all missing, when he plays crap they all came here and slate him, hypocrite
chelsea44
I'd like to see Navas come on as well. Open up the play.
stamfordblues5
Any word if we bid for jovetic?
abzkilla
Why would they pass to the assasin who stole their joy and birthright.
Nightingalle
That Silva goal sums up British international football.
foreign_viewer
Torres: The Kalou of Spain.
foreign_viewer
If not; then i think our camp leaked it to show porto that we will not be held ransom. I like that method. Spain score again. 4-0 scoreline on the card.
abzkilla
That Silva goal sums up British international football.
foreign_viewer
Ireland toasted..... Nice goal by Silva..
Latunvic
@fv - I dont understand why you keep slating our players regularly even if they perform up to par. I wont hate you because of it but you really can be annoying with your unwaranted criticism.
abzkilla
Boring ass Spain.
ACLamp
Torres looks sharp. Im loving watching him play.
abzkilla
EUROPEAN BALE OUT: What does it mean?
prince china
McGeady would have been hyped up if he were English.
foreign_viewer
Yesss Javi Martinez...This guy is sick!! So glad we get to see him play. I'd love him at Chelsea next season!
Ess...DaBison
torreesss !!!!!!!!!
Blue Bezerkas
Yesss. Torress!!
Ess...DaBison
Give Mata some minutes. Who the fu(k wants to watch Biscuit?
Rip The Reds Apart
@Foreign Viewer .What has Silva's goal against Ireland got to do with British football ? We have nothing to do with Britain ,we are a Republic ,what are you on about ?
ZolaIsALegend
Torres is back
SameX
***** the haters!
ACLamp
I take that back. Kalou would never finish like that.
foreign_viewer
His two goals were classy
SameX
Get in Torres!
Hazzabee
Eat that FrLamp and CobhamBlue. Or is it JUST Ireland?
Rip The Reds Apart
great goal, well deserved play, spain back now with 4-6-0
chelsea44
Torres..... Goal, nicely placed!!!!
Latunvic
guess who's back biatches... The real fernando torres is about to make it rain in 2012/2013
Gondo
Am really Happy for Torres
SameX
Nice to see Torres score ,even if it means the end of our adventure . But for us Irish its all about just being there and i must say we have the Best and by far the largest group of fans at the Euro's .We will still party before and after the Italy game . Proud to be Irish and enjoyin the Euro's !
ZolaIsALegend
hope we got Javi Martinez, also a good player, can be really usefull in our dm
chelsea44
Unlike before, torres would've try to dribble GIVEN but citing his missed chance against italy where buffon read his mind, he decides to shoot & it resulted in a goal.
prince china
zolaisalegend, tbf Irish haven't played badly, thought they create good chances, just wonder why Long and McLean not start from kick off, probably could be better and i hope you win/draw againts Italy, i want Spain and Croatia to go through
chelsea44
would love to see Mata on the pitch
jay-cisc
Torres is back? He's had a great game, but let's see if it carries over to the next game.
stamfordblues5
Pleased for torres, but I'm not gonna get over excited like you lot till he scores regularly for us in big games with big goals. We don't have the resources Spain have at their disposal and we certainly will be playing teams with better quality than Ireland next season.
CalculatedKalou
I've gotta say Spain have to play much better than they have tonight if they are to win the competition. Although they've looked easy on the eye i don't feel that they really created much clear cut opportunities (otehr than Torres's second goal). Their striker needs more service than what he got, especially with all the possession that they've had. When they come up against better opponents I cant see them being that much of a threat.
Ess...DaBison
Fabregas scored
chelsea44
I'm glad Torres is doing more of shooting now and not wasting much time dressing the ball.... I guess the coach has advised him to hit the ball at every opportunity.... Nice goals...
Latunvic
Not going to get over excited but that is what happens when you create chances.
ACLamp
Torres hater will not shut and continue to find excuses. Some of excuses i can think of now is fabregas scored just 10mins of play which torres didnt. Just saying... I support torres btw..
josevis
Oh yeah, just realised that torres scored in 4mins. Well take that torres hater!
josevis
Wait till he scores regularly in big games with big goals guys.
CalculatedKalou
Martinez looks goooood!!!
Ess...DaBison
No one is concluding anything, he is not back, nor is he not back either. We should all be happy for Torres regardless and hope he takes this form into his domestic game too!
Hazzabee
For us.
CalculatedKalou
spain look terrible without a striker...
Ess...DaBison
Although Martinez is a holding midfielder he is an attack-minded one...he does like getting forward!
Ess...DaBison
CalculatedKalou... Some do not get that. Which is fine. Let's first hope it continues against Croatia.
stamfordblues5
Don't understand why Del Bosque is still trying this stupid 4-6-0 formation
Rip The Reds Apart
been shouting Martinez all season, good player, should snatch him
chelsea44
Spain played better with a main striker, but also, the Irish team were to weak for Spain, made it even easier for Spain....
Latunvic
Signing Martinez would cost around 20 mil, would mean that mikel would either be sold for around 12 mil resulting in a loss. OR Mikel gets less game time and after his performances under RDM I don't see that. Can't see them playing together in the double pivot either guys.
CalculatedKalou
Im happy for torres. Hope he gets the tournament's golden boot. Spain are more dangerous when he is on the pitch. 2 great goals. Now all the broadcasters are sucking T9's sausage. Things are looking up for our beloved Chelsea. Cant wait to see torres link up with hazard.
abzkilla
Torres created his first goal, Silva created he second. He made lot of runs and movements but they did not pass the ball to him as they were busy playing tiki-taka in midfield.
SameX
Vicente Del biscuite.....that's wat happens when you start Torres...
Krested Kal-el
Uhm, I don't know who's the tw*t that said I was a hypocrite because I didn't show up after Torres' goals. Let me tell you something my friend : beside the internet, I have a life unlike you. And unlike some here I'm a decent fan enough to praise a player when he deserves it. Well done Torres, I really am happy for you, I celebrated your goals. I hate Spain as they are mainly filled by Barcelona players, but I celebrated because it was him. I don't know what you guys had in your minds, but I'll be clear once and for all. Me too, like you, I'm desperate to see Torres succeed and I want him to do well, not because I think he's a wonderful player but because he's a Chelsea player. It's just that I can't see how he'll get the fans' support after these deadful couple of years (not that he hasn't got it, it's just that we've been disappointed every three days barring a few performances here and there by him). Now I'm not going to get my hopes sky high as he's been absolute pants after his brace against Genk (who for me are a better team than Ireland, just saying), his goal against United, Swansea, and I can go on. Yes he scored two brilliant goals, I thought they were terrific, but if you go as far as saying that he had a brilliant game, let me tell you once again that you are blind. Of course a striker's role is to score goals. As soon as he scores he'll be considered as one of the contenders for the man of the match award. But apart from his goals his touch was heavy, he lost possession a lot of times and at times (too much for my liking) he stood just there, out wide, doing absolutely nothing, something he does quite a lot for Chelsea too. I'll calmly sit back and watch him further on in the Euros and I'll hope he does well - but one thing is certain, to gain my total backing and liking back he'll have to finish next season with at least 20 goals. We've been patient enough, he has to deliver now, and NOW. I'm not getting my hopes sky high like you just as yet. I hope I've been clear enough. Those who think they saw enough today to shut my mouth up or something along those lines, get real you assholes. And get a life above all.
FrLamp
CalculatedKalou....that's stupid logic....why would Mikel have to be sold?? you do rotate and there are such things as injuries over the season. You sell Mireles and Essien and the 2 holding players are between Mikel, Martinez, Ramieres, Mceachran and Lampard. Lamps and Josh wont play every game so really its between 3. I think we need someone in that position with Martinez's passing ability, someone who find our play-makers in space where they are most deadly. Real have Alonso, Barca has Busquets, Bayern have Schietinger.... we get a Martinez I think it can help solve our central midfield problem!
Ess...DaBison
Spain made more passes but the stat shows Ireland ran more than Spain.Probably Ireland tried to defend higher up the pitch while Chelsea defended near the box.Show how classy our defence was in the semi final.
BlueIndia
I just want England play Spain in the semis and show them what defending and counter attacks can do.Ireland didnt have the system and quality on how to defend.Go England.
BlueIndia
Ess...DaBison... His opinon that Mikel and Martinez can not play together in a double pivot is "stupid logic"? Be a bit more reasonable and express how you think it COULD work. Don't have to start off being arrogant.
stamfordblues5
El Ninoooooooo!!!!
TafChels
Yesterday when Germany won and when their players celebrated with the fans mlstly bayernish,i was watching the CL final celebrations.Ok,now Spain won and most esque aka barca players im gonna watch the semi final to laugh at them finally.
BlueIndia
Frlamp, torres does not give a damn about your support. He does not even know if you exist. He's having fun with his game & pay. Stop being a hater cus i dont know you for such. Give the guy a break & get a life.
prince china
I missed the first half of Germany v Holland last night, but one thing I did notice during the second half was how many times, even when under pressure, that a German player passed back to his own keeper! - result = zero, nil, not once ! Tomorrow, England, I will be counting!!!
mr Angry!
Quit the fighting lads.
ACLamp
Oh man this Torres better show up next season. KTBFFH
cash
@FrLamp...i salute you pal. Every comment of yours is well rounded and thought out. One of the fans on here I would love to just sit down and talk Chelsea with.
JuniorCFC21
@prince china - this has to be the funniest post I've read on VC for a while now. Thank you lovely chinese. That was epic.
FrLamp
Easy guys, I have always said that a fan critiques Torres doesn't mean he/she hates him and doesn't want him to do well... Everyone here loves Chelsea and loves our players but there are times you just want to be candid and give a candid analysis as a football fan... Almost everyone here have at one point criticized a chelsea player, so there is no point trying to be a saint/superhero while you paint someone else as villain.... We need to grow up here........
Latunvic
Thank god Torres finally scored, hopefully someone will buy him now.
CobhamBlue
I'm pretty sure I did..that was the whole point of the post!
Ess...DaBison
When He played well and creating, he was criticized for not scoring. When he scored a hat trick, it was meant nothing because the game was already won. Now he scored 2 great goals, and he was criticized for not playing well. Funny. Torres just can't win.
I am Number 7
@CobhamBlue - that was epic as well. LOL;
FrLamp
Hahaha..lol! Vital Chelsea......... Extremely fun site...
Latunvic
Ess...DaBison... Miss the point. You don't have to start off calling someone stupid just because you don't agree with them.
stamfordblues5
zolaisalegend...a word mate..the republic wouldnt have a team if it was'nt for the English leagues..simple and you support an English team..get real
springy
great that Spain beat the Irish brilliant...well done Spain and Torres!!
springy
I seeing too many high horses here. Get off!!!
foreign_viewer
I'm pretty sure I called the logic stupid, not the person....that is possible no?
Ess...DaBison
now torres haters can go and have a life..
Chelsea n Torres Fan
that's because too many haters here, what else do fans want really? when he played well and not scoring you complain, and now when he's scoring and not having most of the possession you complain, chelsea fans is seriously spoilt badly, some of them still think this is the Ancelotti era where they expect when player have the ball, they will score and win the game 6-7 goals, didn't you people ever look at Mario Gomez? in this tournament the guy only had 22 SECONDS with the ball and he have scored 3 goals, get real and get a life oh and cobhamblue kindly please ***** off from here, you're an embarrassment
chelsea44
if torres keep scoring for spain after this u torres haters have to eat your humble pie and admit that chelsea's midfield is sucks!
Chelsea n Torres Fan
Hahaha stop fighting people. Just be happy he scored..phew. Lets hope this is sign of things to come.
addictedtoblue
Frlamp you seems to be an amazing guy, though we might not agree on certain issues regarding our players, fans & club as a whole but your understanding & handling of issues is great, it shows maturity. And secondly, i'm not chinese.
prince china
Now haters have a new excuse..."ireland defence was crap"...HATERS JUst STFU!!.....
Krested Kal-el
Torres is slowly and slowly coming back and his goals are a show of confidence given that he took a very long time before he scored for his country
Kendemsblue
 

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