June 24, 2008

Updated Fantasy Euro 2008 standings : I'm a little late on this, but I thought I'd post this before the semifinals start tomorrow. [More Inside]

posted by trox to fantasy at 11:04 AM - 20 comments

Less than 70 points separate the top team, AFC Holden, from the bottom, turker team. I'd post a full table, but I don't have the technical chops to make it work right, so clicky the linky to see the standings.

posted by trox at 11:06 AM on June 24, 2008

Thanks trox. Any picks for the Finals? I'm going Russia v Germany.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:34 PM on June 24, 2008

Up until this last round of games, I was picking a Netherlands/Portugal final... oops. As much as I'd like to see the Turks advance to continue their run, I can't see them overcoming the Germans with almost half their team suspended or injured. Russia v. Spain is a harder call. It's the tournament's early golden boy, Villa, versus what have you done for me lately, Arshavin. This should be a nice game of attacking football. I'm tipping Spain since they got over their Italian mental block in the quarters. As for the final? Espana!

posted by trox at 12:44 PM on June 24, 2008

From what I've seen Spain should take it because the RussD can be disorganized at times. If Pavlychenko(sp?) converts early, which is entirely likely, Russia may sit back a bit, exposing said D, and that could spell doom. But if Russia pushes the attack for at least the first 60, they might pull it out. Spain needs to bring Fabregas on earlier because the Russians are a physical bunch in the midfield, are were able to bully the Nederlanders. (sniff, sniff). And with a few slick passes behind the 18, Villa and Torres should bury at least 2, maybe 3. 3-1 Spain is my greedy neutral prediction, despite the fact the Russians looks like they are playing hockey out there on the counter. As for Turkey, there is no way they get past the Germans. Simply no way. This has been my first full on Euro watching experience, and it has thoroughly distracted me from my main preoccupation, for which I am eternally grateful. Oh, and a slight side note, the Spain Italy match was horrendously called. The Italians get away with murder. Perhaps because of their defensive reputation they recieve a large benefit of the doubt, but that quarterfinal should've been 2-0 at the half on penalties alone.

posted by garfield at 04:13 PM on June 24, 2008

Germany 3 - 0 Turkey Spain 2- 1 Russia Spain 1 - 0 Gemany (after the 30 minute overtime on PK's) Should be fun to watch and if Im right Im gonna learn how to gamble with real money.

posted by Folkways at 04:23 PM on June 24, 2008

Oh...and I'm picking Germany to win it all.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:47 AM on June 25, 2008

Oh, you crazy Turks, you fashioners of improbable victories, pull one more miracle out of your magic shoes.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:56 AM on June 25, 2008

I'll second wk2002, though I can't really believe it once my brain gets involved.

posted by trox at 12:59 PM on June 25, 2008

I thought the miracle might have begun early when Turkey went one up. But now, Germany is 2-1 up, with 11 minutes left. Curses!

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:30 PM on June 25, 2008


posted by worldcup2002 at 03:32 PM on June 25, 2008

3-2! Stupid feed. At least I got to see the last one.

posted by tron7 at 04:33 PM on June 25, 2008

I am crushed. Crushed, I tell you.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:44 PM on June 25, 2008

Awesome run by the Turks and how the F can the game feed be lost three separate, lengthy times during a single game in this technological age?!?! The Dutch, my choice to win it all, got run off anyway by changing from the style of play that won all three group games to something resembling a dead mule. As for the fantasy league I should have paid more attention. Oh well.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:15 PM on June 25, 2008

how the F can the game feed be lost three separate, lengthy times during a single game in this technological age?!?! Lightning doesn't care how technologically advanced this day and age is.

posted by Jeffwa at 05:08 AM on June 26, 2008

Viva Espana! Spain all the way!

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:04 PM on June 26, 2008

Experiencing the joy of Cesc?

posted by trox at 10:47 AM on June 27, 2008

No, the beauty of Torres.

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:56 PM on June 29, 2008

Fuck. I forgot all about this thing after I initially picked my players. Sorry for being non-competitive...

posted by grum@work at 10:42 PM on June 29, 2008

Congratulations to Spain. They are deserving champions.

posted by trox at 10:20 AM on June 30, 2008

Nice job FC-KFC. Spain did a fine job as well, but I feel robbed out of my Portugal-Holland final.

posted by tselson at 11:17 PM on July 01, 2008

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