G'DAY BOYS - long time in b/w posts
Great to see the forum BIGGER and WISER than ever -
Any of you guys out there gearing for the EURO 2012 Football championships!!
I personally can't wait for it to start ?
Looking forward to a fortnight of caffeine overdose, adrenaline and hopefully dozens of
KILLER GOALS !!!!
Hoping PORTUGAL and ENGLAND shine!!!! I know JP, will be watching!!
Who will be in the last 4?
No disrespect to the likes of Spain, Netherlands, England, Italy, etc. All great teams.
Here is why I think Germany will hoist the cup:
They have been trophy-less for sixteen years and more than half of the team is coming off a horrible lose in the Champions League a month ago. Maybe moreso than ever, these boys are hungry for a title....especially all of the Bayern players.
I know people like Iker Casillas, Peter Cech, Jon Hart, Gigi Buffon, etc., but I firmly believe that Germany has the best goalkeeper in the world in Manuel Neuer. They also have the best midfield from any squad. Despite Bayern's failure in the Champions League final, Germany has something which sets them apart from Bayern. MESUT OZIL!!!!!!
Ozil, still only 23 years old, was fantastic in the 2010 World Cup and has only improved since. When playing in an advanced role theres not many better who can provide his playmaking and even score a few.
This could be the start of a new German era. They are the youngest team in the tournament and I think the depth of young talent is almost unmatched.
I am hoping for an exciting tournament, a German championship and then moving onto Brazil 2014.
I hope all you football fans enjoy the games and best of luck to your teams!!!!!