Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Euro Cup 2012.. Greek style.

So Euro Cup 2012 kicked off last week with Greece playing the first match against Poland! It was an eventful match, as you would expect with the Greeks... there were some yellows cards, red cards and 2 goals! That was pretty split amongst both teams though! 

We evened out at 1:1 with both teams losing a player. Unfortunately we missed a major penalty right after Poland's goalie got sent off which was a bit of a shame as we could have creamed them, but never mind eh.

On the plus side, the 'twitterakia' had a little giggle over the Greeks' surnames and how they were giving the 3eni commentators a hard time trying to pronounce them! 

Their second game was against Czech Republic.. This one did not go so well! It was so frustrating to watch the Greeks being so laid back they may as well have laid down on the grass and had a nap. 2 goals were snuck in within the first 6 minutes of the game, "oh shid"! But that's ok, the Greek supporters stayed strong!


I decided that this was a simple strategy of giving the Czech a false sense of security... you know, the old wooden horse tactic? Pretend you are giving them a great gift (2 goals) when really you are using that as a way in to hit them when they least expect it! Yeh, the rest of the first half that did not happen. Not to worry though, during half time clearly their mothers came down and pulled their ears and whipped them into shape as the second half they made their come back almost immediately!

Yes a goal was stolen from us by the poushto referee as being "offside" mish, but we did get another one in there! The Czech goalie with his wanna be Greek helmet headpiece, was not pleased..muahaha!

Also, what the hell is going on here? Bit of a back massage? Strange... 

I also quite enjoyed the Greek aggression in the second half! Anyone else spot it when one of our players got knocked over and he jumped up and almost thumped the Czech? Haha pretty funny, don't mess with the Greeks once they're in fighting spirit! The Czech went from being cocky in the first half over their success, to suddenly crapping themselves; you could see it! 

Finally, in order for Greece to really stay in the competition they have to beat Russia in the next match on Sunday 17th June 2012 (and vice versa really, so it should be a tense but exciting match!)

Come on Greece, give us something to shout about! We don't need an excuse, but it would be nice to have one! 

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