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John Terry celebrates another successful moon landing.

After a slightly surprising opening defeat to hosts Ukraine, Sweden are aiming to rescue their campaign with a result against England, to whom they’ve never lost a competitive game. England, for their part, played out the bore draw of the tournament to date against  a French side who may struggle to score goals.

Sweden: Hardcore Superstar – ‘Bag on Your Head’

If there’s one thing the Swedes do better than anybody else, it’s heavy metal of any subgenre. Like everything else, they were leading lights on the hair metal scene, and were also at the forefront of the glam revival of the ’00s. Hardcore Superstar were the best of the lot, and the hilarious ‘Bag on Your Head’ is one of the catchiest tracks on their 2005 self-titled record.

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England: The Wildhearts – ‘My Baby is a Headfuck’

The Wildhearts toughened up their image and beefed up their riffs in the early ’90s, dumping the glam stylings that were rapidly going out of fashion, yet they were a glimmer of light for the pop-metal genre during a decade when a chorus might as well have been contraband in rock music. ‘My Baby is a Headfuck’ is taken from the group’s classic 1993 album, Earth vs the Wildhearts and features the last ever appearance on record by the legendary Mick Ronson.





robin
06.15.12
we are not going to win.

insomniac15
06.15.12
both teams haven't been spectacular at this edition, but still I'd like Sweden to win because of all their great music.

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
lol at the photo

fish.
06.15.12
England will win 1-0

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
i'd be happy with that. even better would be young getting the goal for my fantasy team as captain.

insomniac15
06.15.12
I think & hope it'll be 2 - 1 for Sweden, but then again my predictions are rarely of any good.

fish.
06.15.12
"a French side who may struggle to score goals."
Where'd you get this? I support England and France and France are much more likely to score more goals

Fortheloveofmusic
06.15.12
I'm hoping England win 2-0. Mostly because I forgot to sub Olsson back into my team and I'd feel like an idiot if he gets clean sheet points.

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
ugh, they should have taken milner out if they wanted to put carroll in and kept oxlade-chamerlain

fish.
06.15.12
"I'm hoping England win 2-0. Mostly because I forgot to sub Olsson back into my team and I'd feel like an idiot if he gets clean sheet points."
Lol same. Although I don't think I'd have put him in anyway

Pentagon
06.15.12
Guys Carrol is playing England will win no problem

heyadam
06.15.12
I love blog posts like this. I haven't been able to follow the Euro12 that much this year, but I was super stoked that Chelsea was able to pull off the UEFA, especially since it was Drogba's last season with them.

Lelle
06.15.12
Sweden is the greatest country in the wooooorld

Havey
06.15.12
"both teams haven't been spectacular at this edition, but still I'd like Sweden to win because of all their great music."

^Pretty much this.
Isaksson is a great goalkeeper, too.

AngelofDeath
06.15.12
Could've just posted a Storm Corrosion track and been done with it.

Wolfhorde
06.15.12
That would've been so uninspired, Angel.

Not gonna lie, not sure about this game as of now. Seems like both could score or this could end in a draw.

AngelofDeath
06.15.12
Yeah, neither side is really outplaying the other at current.

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
those are the options available wolf

Fortheloveofmusic
06.15.12
ANDY CARROL!!!!

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL

Wolfhorde
06.15.12
Why does this happen EVERY time I say/think something like I just did? lol.

Fortheloveofmusic
06.15.12
CARROLL* DANG IT

henryChinaski
06.15.12
2 minutes ago i thought this match is going to be boring. Nice goal

Havey
06.15.12
That was beautiful

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
milner's delivery has been pants a few time, he played much better for city when he was in the center

rockandmetaljunkie
06.15.12
lol at the photo [2]

What's wrong between Ibra and Mellberg ?

Adabelle
06.15.12
"even better would be young getting the goal for my fantasy team as captain." <

I'd be happy with that, seeing as I'm against you in the head-to-head and I made Young captain. Shame I swapped out Carroll for Arshavin though..

SaneTBP
06.15.12
and sweden scores!

robin
06.15.12
will we ever beat sweden, ever

SaneTBP
06.15.12
quite lucky goal

rockandmetaljunkie
06.15.12
Ibrahimovic didn't even celebrate with Mellberg.

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
well carroll would negate any good he did by giving away that free kick...

fish.
06.15.12
typical england

johnson was unlucky that his clearance hit the post though

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
the dispute between mellberg and ibrahimovic seems to involve bare bottoms and all http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/sweden-split-into-factions-for-zlatan-ibrahimovic-and-olof-mellberg-ahead-of-england-match-7848819.html

fish.
06.15.12
and ibrahimovic was lucky that it fell to mellberg

SaneTBP
06.15.12
wow 2-1!

AngelofDeath
06.15.12
Uh oh.

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
"I'd be happy with that, seeing as I'm against you in the head-to-head and I made Young captain. Shame I swapped out Carroll for Arshavin though.."

oh man i need lescott to get a goal or an assist now or i've lost!

rockandmetaljunkie
06.15.12
MEEEEEEELLBEEEEEEEERRRGGGGGGG !!!!

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
ibra seems to like mellberg now

phishing
06.15.12
Mellberg you legend

fish.
06.15.12
Why did I swap Rami with Lescott? I don't think any of my transfers have turned out well

rockandmetaljunkie
06.15.12
Mellberg should go for the hat-trick now.

Fortheloveofmusic
06.15.12
My fantasy team is falling apart. That's what I get for keeping the same team from matchday one.

Quen
06.15.12
this is such an awesome game

rockandmetaljunkie
06.15.12
Fuck

Wolfhorde
06.15.12
Holy shit, there you are away for 10-15 minutes and you already passed on the 2:2.

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
WWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLCCCCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

Fortheloveofmusic
06.15.12
Maybe they should play Walcott as a striker . . .

rockandmetaljunkie
06.15.12
Too bad for Isaksson. He made an unbelievable save and then he conceived that stupid goal. Tuth is he was tricked.

fish.
06.15.12
YES WALCOTT

"My fantasy team is falling apart. That's what I get for keeping the same team from matchday one."
Well I used my wildcard, changed seven and it's all fucked it up. Took two players out who ended up scoring, took a player out who'd have got a clean sheet and put in Lescott instead, put in a player who's now injured.

"Fuck"
nya

insomniac15
06.15.12
Goddamnit, just when I wanted to comment here that my prediction came true, some English man scores and now it's 2 - 2. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! Still, Mellberg is the hero of the match.

phishing
06.15.12
At least you guys can access your fantasy team, I can't even reset my password because apparently my email address isn't registered.

Oh and fuck England.

fish.
06.15.12
fuck you

"At least you guys can access your fantasy team, I can't even reset my password because apparently my email address isn't registered."
I get this sometimes but I just go onto the site and I'm logged in anyway

rockandmetaljunkie
06.15.12
Shit, they patented Mellberg's first goal as an own goal. Fuck you UEFA.

FictionalFlames
06.15.12
Sweden will win 3-2

Fortheloveofmusic
06.15.12
Ibrahimovic is just as selfish as Robben.

insomniac15
06.15.12
@FictionalFlames - I'm with you man.

Mellberg looks like he should be in some hard rock/stoner band.

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
YEEEAAHHHH

SaneTBP
06.15.12
fuck

insomniac15
06.15.12
Oh crap...not again...damn you England!!

Havey
06.15.12
Fuck.

FictionalFlames
06.15.12
Oh I love the way how England scores right after I make my prediction for Sweden.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.15.12
Unbelievable match.

Wolfhorde
06.15.12
"Sweden will win 3-2"
Irony.

"Mellberg looks like he should be in some hard rock/stoner band."
He actually reminds me of someone from some [stoner/psychedelic] rock/metal band, I just don't remember who.

insomniac15
06.15.12
As much as the first half was so boring, the second is amazing.

Kris.
06.15.12
hahahaha dirty swedes

FictionalFlames
06.15.12
he go it off his back heel.... wtf?

Wolfhorde
06.15.12
"As much as the first half was so boring, the second is amazing."
Totally agree.

"he go it off his back heel.... wtf?"
Some call it 'luck'. Maybe with a little skill.

fish.
06.15.12
THANK FUCK FOR BLACK PEOPLE

FictionalFlames
06.15.12
He's black so it's skill.

of course it's luck, he didn't even try to shoot for the goal he just got lucky.

Havey
06.15.12
Sweden had this so fucking hard what the fuck happened
FUCK

insomniac15
06.15.12
@Wolfhorde - I really think he looks very similar to some stoner rocker but I can't tell the name. Aaargh

Wolfhorde
06.15.12
[inser obligatory Uncle Ruckus comment about them 'African negro brains'/]

Wolfhorde
06.15.12
"@Wolfhorde - I really think he looks very similar to some stoner rocker but I can't tell the name. Aaargh"
Yeah, same here. Might even be from the Swedish scene but I'm not sure..

insomniac15
06.15.12
@Wolfhorde - However, until I find the name, he looks like the older Obi-Wan Kenobi

insomniac15
06.15.12
http://www.chronofoot.com/humour/olof-mellberg-et-obi-wan-kenobi_pic23203.html

fish.
06.15.12
"of course it's luck, he didn't even try to shoot for the goal he just got lucky."
Well he obviously intended to do that though. Sweden's first goal was lucky

thumbcrusher
06.15.12
welbeck's goal was definitely intended, maybe lucky it came off but it;s what he meant to do.

Havey
06.15.12
lol bias

Wolfhorde
06.15.12
It was quite a bit slippery though. Also could've been an attempt at preparing one, but what does it matter now? It was quite a nice goal.

insomniac15
06.15.12
Ibrahimovic is a good player but he wasted a lot of chances in these two games only by being stubborn and not pass any ball to anyone.

FelixCulpa
06.15.12
God dammit! Sucks were already out of the tournament, still it was a good fight til the end so, now to just beat those damned french so we at least got one ore three points.

JamieTwort
06.15.12
Great second half.

Kiran
06.15.12
fuck fuck fuck

ApplicationToHeaven
06.15.12
second half was so ridiculously tense

ZombieParty
06.15.12
EN-G-LAND EN-G-LAND EN-G-LAND!! & goodbye Sweden!!

Recspecs
06.16.12
THEEEEOOOOOO

Sanders
06.16.12
Holy shit I don't even like football and that was a fun game to watch

SaneTBP
06.16.12
First half was a bit boring tho but still agreed, great game.



even when sweden lost

Wolfhorde
06.16.12
"Holy shit I don't even like football and that was a fun game to watch"
I actually wanted to pass on it since the first half was so lethargic, but when I came back it looked kinda interesting so I stayed.

Sanders
06.16.12
Yeah we were playing a beer pong tournament during the first half so we didn't miss much, but the 2nd half ramped up the tension no end

fish.
06.16.12
"now to just beat those damned french so we at least got one ore three points. "
come get us fuckers

Sanders
06.16.12
^ aren't you like half English?

fish.
06.16.12
yeah that's why I've been supporting both

fish.
06.16.12
How the hell are Greece going through over Russia??

Wow. Russia will be gutted if they finish 3rd.

MalleusMaleficarum
06.16.12
i thought deciding factor was goal differencial?

ApplicationToHeaven
06.16.12
if it's between two teams they look at the score from when they played

Fortheloveofmusic
06.16.12
Nope, head to head. World Cup is goal difference. Russia's sloppy finishing is going to knock them out of the tournament.

ApplicationToHeaven
06.16.12
it's goal difference if more than two teams are level

fish.
06.16.12
this is a fucking travesty

hope Greece get annihilated in the quarters cos they really don't deserve to go through

Fortheloveofmusic
06.16.12
And I thought Russia could win this . . . Hard to see a bigger upset coming than this.

MalleusMaleficarum
06.16.12
cry about it buddy, the Russians dont deserve to either after that match

MalleusMaleficarum
06.16.12
that was directed @ fish

Metalstyles
06.16.12
I'm real happy that the Czechs advanced AND that they won't have to play Germany in the quarterfinals. This was a good evening for me.

fish.
06.16.12
"cry about it buddy, the Russians dont deserve to either after that match "
They dominated, as they have dominated the group. They deserve to go through. Greece have played mostly awfully and don't.
Czech Republic don't really either.

MalleusMaleficarum
06.16.12
*shrugs* this was bound to happen with a collection of unstellar teams all thrown into one group

Metalstyles
06.16.12
The Czechs have been playing better and better with each passing game. They deserved to go through.

fish.
06.16.12
Not really. They were bad compared to Russia and that was reflected in the scoreline. They were good against Greece but only because Greece were even worse. And Poland had so many good chances, they didn't really deserve to lose.

MalleusMaleficarum
06.16.12
Czechs are the first team to ever make it through with a negative GD

Metalstyles
06.16.12
The Czechs had an equal amount of good chances and they defended pretty damn well in the midfield area - yes, they indeed deserved to win because they played that game with true hart (as opposed to the game against Greece where, and I can agree with you here, they just cruised till the end of that match)

DeadBeat
06.16.12
This means we'll probably have Germany vs Greece and Portugal vs Czech Republic

thumbcrusher
06.16.12
group A is the wrong way up

DominionMM1
06.16.12
The Czechs are a very different team without Rosicky. I was disappointed that he didn't play.

Voivod
06.17.12
With respect to the qualification of Greece, I have only two things to say.

1. Russians have always been self-destructive in sports. Whereas they can smash ANY team in basketball or football, they can be defeated by ANY team as well.

2. Greeks always take a a while to get started, and that showed on the previous two matches as well. On critical games though, we tend stand up to the task, especially after 2004. For those who haven't taken notice, Greece is not the ante-2004 looser team, as it will sell its hide at a high price before falling.

The match with Germany in the final 8 will be epic, due to political reasons too...

fish.
06.17.12
"The Czechs had an equal amount of good chances and they defended pretty damn well in the midfield area - yes, they indeed deserved to win because they played that game with true hart"
Unlike Poland?

Metalstyles
06.17.12
Not denying Poland's will or anything here, all I'm saying is that the Czechs played well (especially considering that their main man and the guy who distributes and takes control over the ball, Rosicky, didn't play) and have been playing better with each new game.

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
i am gonna hijack this blog for the 2 new games: germany - denmark and holland - portugal. i'll be watching the german game so please keep me updated on how the other match is going ;)

fish.
06.17.12
Huntelaar starting at last

1-0 to the Dutch

COME ON DENMARK

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
the prince scored for germany. germany is playing beautiful, its not tiki-taki but still great passes. özil is giving great passes. and muller is also shining. agger and bender from denmark are the best from their team so far.

fish.
06.17.12
Prediction,
Netherlands 3 - 1 Portugal
Germany 1 - 0 Denmark

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
ehm i meant bendtner

fish.
06.17.12
oh Podolski scored
I didn't pick him cos he hasn't been playing amazingly internationally lately, hmmm...

fish.
06.17.12
I do have Ozil and Muller though, so just maybe..

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
the girls from denmark look awesome ;)...oh fuck no...1-1 ger-den

fish.
06.17.12
"the girls from denmark look awesome"
want them to qualify just for that

would be so funny if they actually did. fuck you, group of death

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
the last assault by denmark was very "german". this is a great game so far.

fish.
06.17.12
every team has scored now

DeadBeat
06.17.12
"Prediction,
Netherlands 3 - 1 Portugal"

lol Netherlands won't beat Portugal

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
hummels make the defense position look so sexy. he is great. ozil one great pass after the next, only no one to execute them :( (though muller is trying his best). denmark is getting very good in their attacks

fish.
06.17.12
my predictions are already wrong anyway

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
the defense of denmark is remarkable, while against holland they had soo much luck that holland was too stupid too score, this time they are saving with every part of their body.

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
exciting game so far the gen - den, "Geiles Spiel" as i would say in german. how is the other game in terms of watchability?

Adabelle
06.17.12
C'MON BENDTNER! I'll have to re-name my team if Denmark get knocked out...

fish.
06.17.12
Would be gutting if Denmark held off Germany and still didn't go through

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
denmark is playing so good, we might even lose this one (GOD I HOPE WE DON'T)

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
how does the pro - ned game has to finish so that denmark can still make it without germany losing? coz so far denmark are playing great and i want them to remain in the EM but i also want germany to not lost.

fish.
06.17.12
yesss, my captain gets an assist. I knew I could count on you Ozil

Oblivioncry
06.17.12
germany won, sad thing that denmark are out now. denmark was really good.

Dreamflight
06.17.12
Yeahh quarterfinals, here we go.

And finally CR7 woke up, marvellous game.

fish.
06.17.12
and so the dutch are out with 0 points

Pentagon
06.17.12
Oh my as a dutchman Im completely embarrassed, that was pathetic. Sneijder is the only player who can walk off the pitch with his head held high, the rest sucked. RVP and Huntelaar were just out for a stroll in the park, right?

Nagrarok
06.17.12
Our team showed some actual football again with the opening phase, a really great goal by Van der Vaart too, was happy to see him in the starting line-up, but everyone knew we were never going to beat Portugal by 2 goals. It's a major dissapointment considering where we were 2 years ago.

Aids
06.17.12
man all my teams are losing lately. Bayern Munich, Holland, Vancouver Canucks.... I think I'm cursed...

fish.
06.18.12
Croatia with the best chance of the match so far...

Would be gutting if France won group D and had to face Spain in the Last 16. Euro rules in the case of a tiebreak are dumb

fish.
06.18.12
*QFs

Aids
06.18.12
this Spain/Croatia game is fucking boring. I never thought I'd say that about a Spain game by shit like, fuck. DO something.

fish.
06.18.12
come on Ireland, just equalise, just knock Italy out, you can do it

Aids
06.18.12
finally Spain. fuck.

fish.
06.18.12
If Croatia score now they'll still go through, knocking Italy out

DuMont
06.18.12
I still can't believe England won. I literally can't remember the last time I was happy after England played.

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