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We win the wars but lose the battles.. Review with images

AdvantagesHuge game

DisadvantagesEngland are not good enough to win outright

"England V Germany at football is like England Australia in cricket. And it nearly was, if Australia could have got a third goal against Serbia and England one more against Slovenia. But it’s the old enemy again, England’s dithering in an easy group meaning qualification in second place and so we now have to beat Germany, Argentina, Spain and Brazil to be world champions. This Mexico 86 all over again. The fact we scored just two goals in the group ..." Read review
26.06.2010

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Community Level 2BestyWesty

BestyWesty

Down down down down

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"...paper, saying that the present Germany team is the worst one in 20 years. I think everybody will agree with that. From winning World Cup in 1990, and Euro 96, they went back with nothing this time. They came last in the group matches, lost to England after 34 years record of not losing to them. As if this is not worse enough, they even got beaten by a Portugal second team!! The fact is, the last time Germany won the Euro 96, they rely very much ..." Read review
21.09.2000

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Community Level 1Matze

Matze

They'll come back

AdvantagesVery good coach

DisadvantagesThey still have too much players over 30

"The German national Team will come back. After this horrible Euro 2000 the Germans have taken consequence. They sacked the coach and brought Rudi Voeller. He did not lose a game since he is coach. He nearly replaced half of the players who where too old for the young players from there first division. They will have great chances to win the next world Cup. They are training hard to reach that and I think they will win it. Many of you might think ..." Read review
04.11.2000

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Community Level 2robertjake

robertjake

A failing side?

AdvantagesGreat pedigree and footballing tradition

DisadvantagesA lack of strong management and confidence

"Germany have failed to impress both the media and general public alike in recent times. They performed poorly in Euro 2000 and had to rely on veteran footballers such as Mattheus to try and compete on the international level. Their recent weakness was exploited by England in that recent competition. However, despite this, I do believe that a lot of the criticism directed at Germany has been exagerrated. A team of Germany's calibre does not go sour ..." Read review
30.09.2000

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Community Level 1bloke55

bloke55

How bad can you get?

Advantagesnone

Disadvantagestoo much to list them all

"This was unbeleivable... The Germans were but a shadow of themselves. What has allways characterised their team throughout the various tournaments was their collective effort, their attitude and their winning mentality. However, the current squad is lazy (or could it be - just too old?), incompetent, talentless, and clearly lacking in spirit. In short, they were an insult to the game of football and every football fan; especially a German football ..." Read review
19.07.2000

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Community Level 2LancasterGuy

LancasterGuy

No Hope

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"...to be as bad as germany were? The answer is yes and England are the guilty party. As bad as Germany were England were worse. When England defeated Germany, few neutral spectators were able to claim that England were the better team. In fact on the contray Germany were superior. The problem now with Germany is the fact that there are far too few young players coming into the highest levels. A few notable exceptions are Micheal Ballack and Sebastian ..." Read review
13.07.2000

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Community Level 3fiisch

fiisch

Disappointment of the Tournament

Advantageslot's of potential

Disadvantagesno form, lot's of problems

"...from our 1-0 win against Germany during our Euro 2000 campaign due to the standard of playing displayed by Germany. England did not play much better in that match and we could have conceded. Most people tend to blame Lothar Mattaus - or however it is spelt(!) - although I feel that the problems lied within the managerial positions and with the strike force and midfield. Bierhoff did not play many matchs, Oliver Kahn was abysmal, Scholl had a few moment, ..." Read review
03.09.2000

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Community Level 4steveymacca

steveymacca

going down,...and glad!

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"...patriotic englishman,you may understand why germany is not exactly my favourite country in the world. and so how delighted i was when we finally beat them in our only highlight of euro 2000. that aside,the germans look like they have reachd their lowest point in a decade. i think when you have to field 39 year olds at the back then the standard of football is on a bit of a decline! the germans only have a couple of players that will be able to escort ..." Read review
16.09.2000

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Community Level 3paulloney

paulloney

getting to old

Advantagesthey need new blood

Disadvantageswatching old crooks

"...had other idea's. Was this why Germany failed so misery where was there hearts in this years final are was it because they all got old at the same time ..." Read review
01.09.2000

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Community Level 1TimBachmann

TimBachmann

Poor Germany

Advantagesnew coach

Disadvantagesnot very good team

"At first I have to tell you that I am a German. I probably watched the games of our national team for more than ten years and I have been very glad when we won the world cup 1990 and the EURO 1996. But nowadays things have changed. After the leading of Franz Beckenbauer, the best coach of the world, we only had bad coaches in the following time. First Berti Vogts and to make it worst Erich Ribbeck. We saw the result at the EM 2000 in Belgium/Netherlands. ..." Read review
25.11.2000

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Community Level 2Andy

Andy

Old and Slow

AdvantagesEven England can beat them

DisadvantagesOld and slow

"The German team must be the worst in history and this is due to the lack of younger talent coming through. The team is based around older players that are well past there prime and have flagging fitness levels. All three German games have made this once great footballing nation into a laughing stock, with only the England game making them look as good as average. In the Portuguese game German had their worst result yet losing 3-0 to a 2nd team fielded ..." Read review
21.06.2000

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Community Level 2XMiKe

XMiKe

Big disapointement

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"...glory for a long time. Germany now: slow, very slow they couldn't do anything to save their prestige. Now Germany is one of the weakest teams in Europe, and in world in fact. I am from Romania and I said even before Euro 2000 started that we will easily beat Germany, that the match with Germany will be the easieast in the group. We didnt beat them... we played pretty bad too. Anyway I say it again Germany is very weak, I liked their game a time ago. ..." Read review
06.07.2000

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Community Level 1l.wanner

l.wanner

very interessting

Advantagesvery interessting for me

Disadvantagesmost of their games in EM they lost

"...all. In the national- team Germany is a looser. In the EM, germany lost many of their games and so they had to leave the EM in the first round. But after the EM, Germany wins 4 games in series!! Thats a very good result (because they had beaten England in the Qualification for South Korea and Japan in 2002. Dietmar Hamann shot the decide goal). (ps.:i´m a german and my English is not so good and i hope, you can understand , what i have written). Please ..." Read review
15.12.2000

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Community Level 1dave1956

dave1956

Germany - probably the worst for years

Advantagesstrength and workrate

Disadvantagesold and stale

"...tournament, most soccer fans would expect Germany to be there or thereabouts at the end. At worst, at least a semifinal appearance is the minimum expected. However things are different this time. The current German squad has been vilified in the local gutter press to an extent that would make "Sun" writers blush. "Bild Zeitung" had a headline that screamed "The soccer dwarves of Europe", under a distinctly unflattering picture of the squad, and ..." Read review
08.06.2000

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Community Level 5DavidJWest

DavidJWest

A weak Germany?

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"...saying if England can't beat Germany today they never will........ Yes I agree the current side has no top quality world class players but even so actually beating them will be very tough as they have great mental attitude. Up front their best player is out (Bierhoff) and the others are not proven at this level so I dont think they will be able to score enough goals to win this title, but they are good enough tactically to upset any team in ..." Read review
17.06.2000

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