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    Euro 2012

    France just can't get that offense working no matter what they try. On the positive side Blanc isn't afraid of experimenting and we've seen different line-ups in every game so far. Ben Arfa in the starting 11 yesterday, Giroud and Benzema on the pitch at the same time etc. Can't really try...
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    Euro 2012

    He has to take a lot more goal scoring responsibility in the France team where he plays a lone striker. He needs to get in the box a lot more, he's good in the air but they aren't able to make any crosses because no one's in the box. France gets stuck outside the box way too much, a bit like...
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    Euro 2012

    He's supposed to be the lone striker but he's not making much forward runs nor is he really making himself available. Gets frustrated if the ball isn't played to him and starts backing up to come and get the ball. France has decent delivery (mainly through Nasri and Rib?ry) and it didn't take...
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    Euro 2012

    Would've preferred Poland and Czech to move on from the first group but this'll do. Not that Greece has any chance against Germany, Karagounis picked up a (referee assisted) match suspension as well. I wouldn't mind Germany assisting Denmark a bit today, Portugal in the quarters is fine as well...
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    Euro 2012

    That really sparks up the group. I need to watch the rest of the game somehow, already struggling trying to watch the Le Mans 24h and a movie on the telly at the same time. I need another computer or TV...
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    2012 FIA WEC/ALMS/ELMS/BES Thread

    Unlucky for Toyota, not their fault at all. Not sure how much I'll bother to watch the race if the #7 goes off or has a mechanical failure at some point.
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    Official WRC thread

    Targa Florio claims another victim as co-driver Gareth Roberts died today in the IRC. Apparently the accident was very similar to Kubica's, a guardrail penetrated the car but unfortunately Roberts wasn't as lucky as Kubica was. Driver Craig Breen escaped uninjured. The rest of the stages have...
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    The FOOTball thread

    Villarreal's horrible luck just goes on. Manuel Preciado was appointed manager yesterday, last night he died of heart attack, RIP. Last season was a prime example of Murphy's Law on Villarreal's part, from Champions League to relegation. Massive injury queue in the beginning of the season...
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    Euro 2012

    A couple of observations: IMO Spain has definitely the best team out there and "should" win, can't really have anyone but themselves to blame if they don't. Perhaps the best starting eleven and the best subs by a mile, so much width in that team it's just silly. The only problem I see is Del...
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    The FOOTball thread

    Juventus sealed their first Serie A title since the Calciopoli scandal yesterday by beating Cagliari away 2-0, while Inter won the Milan derby 4-2. Juve are now 4 points ahead of AC Milan with only one matchday left. Must be pretty emotional for Buffon, Del Piero etc who went to Serie B with the...
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    Preservation in Formula 1 (need some help here)

    Circuits of The Past has pretty good information and pictures of the race tracks you mentioned and many more. Reims circuit is another cool one, not a prime example of preservation as it was neglected for decades, but a group of volunteers have been restoring the remaining pit facilities and...
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    The FOOTball thread

    Inter might be a quite likely address as they're perhaps the biggest team seeking a new manager come summer. They're in a similar situation to Chelsea though, where the team needs a rebuild but the stars of the yesterday don't want a change. And with manager jobs known to be easily cut short in...
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    The Big Rig thread!

    Good to know...I really hope that's kronor though :)
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    Awesome Thread... [Automotive Edition]

    There was a great article on Racecar Engineering a couple of years ago on how TWR managed to squeeze competitive power from the engine by some quite genius rule interpretation regarding the cylinder head...I'll see if I have the digital copy of the magazine still on my HD. EDIT: Well, found a...
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    The Big Rig thread!

    I was browsing through a Finnish classic car mag last year and there was an article about a swede (IIRC) who had got his hands on one of those Futurliners. He managed to track down one from the US which had been pretty much laying on someone's backyard or something like that. It was in a pretty...
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