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Official Euro 2012 Squad Thread

Eire released theirs today:

Given, Westwood, Forde, Dunne, O'Shea, St.Ledger, O'Dea, Ward, Kelly, Foley, Whelan, Gibson, Andrews, Fahey, Duff, McGeady, Hunt, McClean, Keane, Doyle, Cox, Long, Walters.

STANDBY: Randolph, McShane, Green, Coleman, Keogh


ETA: No McCarthy. His father has cancer.

ETA2: TN Bhoy's projected lineup:


.........................Given
O'Shea........Sledge......Dunne......Ward
McGeady.....Whelan......Andrews.....Duff
................Doyle.......Keane(c)

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re: Official Euro 2012 Squad Thread
Poland:

Goalkeepers: Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal), Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal), Przemyslaw Tyton (PSV Eindhoven).

Defenders: Sebastian Boenisch (Werder Bremen), Kamil Glik (Torino), Tomasz Jodlowiec (Polonia Warszawa), Marcin Kaminski (Lech Poznan), Damien Perquis (Sochaux), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund), Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warszawa), Grzegorz Wojtkowiak (Lech Poznan).

Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund), Dariusz Dudka (Auxerre), Kamil Grosicki (Sivasspor), Adam Matuszczyk (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Adrian Mierzejewski (Trabzonspor), Rafal Murawski (Lech Poznan), Eugen Polanski (Mainz), Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux), Maciej Rybus (Terek Grozny), Rafal Wolski (Legia Warszawa).

Forwards: Pawel Brozek (Celtic), Michal Kucharczyk (Legia Warszawa), Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Artur Sobiech (Hannover 96)

Reserves: Grzegorz Sandomierski (Jagiellonia Bialystok); Arkadiusz Glowacki (Trabzonspor), Marcin Komorowski (Terek Grozny); Ariel Borysiuk (Kaiserslautern); Ireneusz Jelen (Lille), Arkadiusz Piech (Ruch Chorzow), Michal Zyro (Legia Warszawa).


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re: Official Euro 2012 Squad Thread
Didn't see the full list, but Mertesacker was named in Germany's 27 man preliminary squad.


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:SLST:


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GK: Manuel Neuer (Bayern München), Marc-André ter Stegen (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96)

DF: Jerome Boateng, Holger Badstuber, Philipp Lahm (Bayern München), Per Mertesacker (FC Arsenal), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke 04), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund)

MF: Mesut Özil, Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos, Thomas Müller, Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern München), Marco Reus (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Mario Götze, Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund), Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen), André Schürrle (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Schalke 04), Lukas Podolski (1. FC Köln)

ST: Cacau (VfB Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern München), Miroslav Klose (Lazio Rom)


Reposted from where I put it in the SLST

Bolded the only ones I'm nearly 100% sure will be in the starting 11.. any other ideas?
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Bolded the only ones I'm nearly 100% sure will be in the starting 11.. any other ideas?





Schweini and Gomez.


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re: Official Euro 2012 Squad Thread
See I thought that at first.. but in reading the reddit thread there were several who say Klose has a chance since he tends to be just that much better in international competition for some raisin. Also the midfield is just so crowded with talent on BS7.


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Jesus will start you can book it.

Good to meet you Saturday.


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I already bolded Muslim Jesus

Yeah, Was a pretty fun final to watch even with no dog in the fight really.. almost had me late though.. had to make an avengers movie for 1:20 for a date and left at 1:03, at like the 91st minute at least the score stayed the same.


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I already bolded Muslim Jesus




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Blaszczykowski


Good lord I would not want to be a commentator for any of Poland's games


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Only 100% confidence I have are Neuer, Lahm, and Jesus. I'll try to put a lineup together in a few minutes.


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You don't even see ozil as a guarantee?


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re: Official Euro 2012 Squad Thread
For those interested in such things..... Google Street View is up in most of Poland, and the Euro 2012 host cities in Ukraine.

The stadium in Gdansk looks like Soccer City!!!

Image: http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/images/full/2011/12/02/198688-the-newly-built-stadium-for-the-euro-2012-european-championships-in-gd.jpg height=400


Image: http://blog.livedesignonline.com/briefingroom/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/system-solutions-soccer-city-dsc_7808a.jpg


As soon as I saw the Gdansk stadium, I heard the "when I get older, I will be stronger" song in my head.


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hendersonshands


Please explain Cacau's inclusion in the German squad.


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You don't even see ozil as a guarantee?




He's 99% for me.


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As soon as I saw the Gdansk stadium, I heard the "when I get older, I will be stronger" song in my head.



That song still gives me goosebumps.


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Please explain Cacau's inclusion in the German squad.



Not many great strikers in German soccer. He won't play unless something goes terribly wrong or there's a blowout.


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re: Official Euro 2012 Squad Thread
Goalie:

Neuer is starting.

Defense:

Lahm is starting. The rest of the spots are up for grabs. I have no idea what Jogi will do but I'd like to see:


Lahm ---- Badstuber --- Hummels --- Howedes/Boateng

Boateng is better at center back than he is at right back but he can play both. Schmelzer is a good player as well. The defense is pretty deep.


Midfield:

Jogi will probably start Schweiny and Khedira together if he sticks with the 4-2-3-1. I actually think Kroos is better at holding mid than Khedira but I don't know if Jogi agrees. The Bender brothers are both really good options as well.


The attacking mids are tricky because Muller hasn't been in great form this year. I think we'll probably see:

Poldi ----- Ozil ---- Gotze

Imagine being able to call on Muller, Reus and Schurrle from the bench. It's pretty cool to see Draxler named here.


Striker: Gomez probably deserves to start, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't Klose.


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re: Official Euro 2012 Squad Thread
isn't Schurrle a striker? Jogi prefers Badstuber to Boateng at CB? I would probably play Hummels next to Boateng and Schmelzer at FB. Does he just prefer to play a CB on the left to shift when Lahm moves forward?


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Europe is FUCCKKKKKKEDDD


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Schurrle will play both striker and attacking mid. He's a lot like Muller.

I picked Badstuber because I think he's more of a vocal guy than Boateng. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Boateng started over Badstuber, just my guess.

Howedes has played fullback for the national team in the past but he's obviously good enough to play in the middle as well.

If Jogi wants to play Lahm on the right, then Schmelzer may be the best option to play on the left. If you look at the qualifiers, it was basically a revolving door.


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