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    Posted: 11 Jun 2021 at 7:48am
Italy should win this group and have a good chance of going far. 
I hope the boring Swiss come last.
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This is an interesting one, Italy look weak, and the other 3 all look like potential surprise packages. Toughest group to call the order
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Are Italy not unbeaten in 27 games? Not saying they'll win it but they're surely in with a shout of being dark horses for the tournament.

There was an excellent article on Italy's and Mancini's rebirth on the Athletic the other day for any one who has a subscription.

Will watch their Inter midfielder Barella with interest. Any reviews of the tournament I've seen have spoken very highly of him.
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Italy are in serious form and they're my second choice for the tournament, Turkey could be another potential surprise package out of this group I feel.
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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

This is an interesting one, Italy look weak, and the other 3 all look like potential surprise packages. Toughest group to call the order

They're unbeaten in 27 matches 
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Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

Are Italy not unbeaten in 27 games? Not saying they'll win it but they're surely in with a shout of being dark horses for the tournament.

There was an excellent article on Italy's and Mancini's rebirth on the Athletic the other day for any one who has a subscription.

Will watch their Inter midfielder Barella with interest. Any reviews of the tournament I've seen have spoken very highly of him.

I really like Italy's midfield jorginho, Barella and Veratti are all brilliant at what they do.

Barella is exceptional 
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Im very interested to see how Wales get on here. They really did well in 2016, and on paper, I think they have a stronger squad than they did before. But, I thought they were poor in qualifying. Then, they did well in the Nations League.

I wouldn't put it past them to do well in this group. Also, in a tight game, id like to have Bale in my team.
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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

This is an interesting one, Italy look weak, and the other 3 all look like potential surprise packages. Toughest group to call the order

They're unbeaten in 27 matches 
I heard that stat alright but I think it's overblown. They weren't at the last WC so they've just played qualifiers, nations league and friendlies. Only 8 of those games were against teams that made it to the Euros, knocking up 5 wins and 3 draws against Poland, Netherlands, Finland, Ukraine and Czechs. I don't expect any of those teams to be standing in the last 8 of Euro 2020 so it's definitely a step up in standard.

Italian teams haven't been really competing for Champions League for the last few years either, Juve haven't got past QF in a good few years now. 

On top of that, opening games tend to supply upsets too.

They'll qualify from the group, but can't see them making in past a QF
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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

This is an interesting one, Italy look weak, and the other 3 all look like potential surprise packages. Toughest group to call the order

They're unbeaten in 27 matches 
I heard that stat alright but I think it's overblown. They weren't at the last WC so they've just played qualifiers, nations league and friendlies. Only 8 of those games were against teams that made it to the Euros, knocking up 5 wins and 3 draws against Poland, Netherlands, Finland, Ukraine and Czechs. I don't expect any of those teams to be standing in the last 8 of Euro 2020 so it's definitely a step up in standard.

Italian teams haven't been really competing for Champions League for the last few years either, Juve haven't got past QF in a good few years now. 

On top of that, opening games tend to supply upsets too.

They'll qualify from the group, but can't see them making in past a QF
last World Cup qualifiers ended 3 and a half years ago - teams move on.
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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

This is an interesting one, Italy look weak, and the other 3 all look like potential surprise packages. Toughest group to call the order

They're unbeaten in 27 matches 

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Italy impressive but jaysus Turkey not doing a bit about it, was expecting more from them. 
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Very impressive from Italy tonight.

Spinnazola, Insigne, Immobile, Berardi superb

Agree expected more from Turkey... Saying that Italians kept them well controlled 


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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Very impressive from Italy tonight.

Spinnazola, Insigne, Immobile, Berardi superb

Agree expected more from Turkey... Saying that Italians kept them well controlled 

They completely parked the bus, maybe damage limitations and throw away this one but go for next 2 games
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Turkey very poor. Italy looked excellent 
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Turkey were very disappointing. I expected a lot more from them. Italy played very well.
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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

This is an interesting one, Italy look weak, and the other 3 all look like potential surprise packages. Toughest group to call the order

They're unbeaten in 27 matches 
I heard that stat alright but I think it's overblown. They weren't at the last WC so they've just played qualifiers, nations league and friendlies. Only 8 of those games were against teams that made it to the Euros, knocking up 5 wins and 3 draws against Poland, Netherlands, Finland, Ukraine and Czechs. I don't expect any of those teams to be standing in the last 8 of Euro 2020 so it's definitely a step up in standard.

Italian teams haven't been really competing for Champions League for the last few years either, Juve haven't got past QF in a good few years now. 

On top of that, opening games tend to supply upsets too.

They'll qualify from the group, but can't see them making in past a QF
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Originally posted by dundon13 dundon13 wrote:

Italy impressive but jaysus Turkey not doing a bit about it, was expecting more from them. 

They were cagey and probably would have taken a draw. I expect them to play differently from here on and I wouldn't be surprised to see them bang in a few goals before they're out. 
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Don't recall such a one sided opening game of a tournament like tonight. 28 chances to 1 or something ridiculous like that. Someone said in a whattsap group Turkey were dark donkeys
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