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We’ve already witnessed the devastation footballers can wreak upon music, and there are arguably no two nations that have done more to mesh the two art forms than Italy and England. Italy at least have a legacy as practitioners of the beautiful game, of catenaccio, Paolo Rossi and Guiseppe Meazza. England have the 442 and Andy Carroll. Let the games begin!

Italy: Gianna Nannini & Edoardo Bennato – ‘Un’estate Italiana’

It would be remiss and frankly quite rude to talk about Italian music without at least once mentioning Giorgio Moroder, one of the architects of disco and one of the greatest electronic and non-electronic musicians of all time. He also wrote the song from Top Gun. More importantly, he’s written countless theme tunes for Olympics and World Cups, including this tune from Italia ‘90 which, while far from his best composition, is nevertheless about football and features some nifty prehistoric computer graphics. It was either this or Zucchero.

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England: The Farm – ‘All Together Now’

It says a lot about the hysteria that grips England each time a major finals rolls around that the entire nation ricochets wildly between almost morbid pessimism and deranged optimism before their inevitable elimination in the quarter finals having bored their way through the group stages and the odd second-round tie against a depleted Latin American minnow. So it’s funny the same sense of random scrutiny isn’t turned to the songs that soundtrack these events, such as New Order’s excruciatingly shit ‘World in Motion,’ which I won’t even insult you by linking to. Everybody knows the Farm’s ‘All Together Now’ was the real England 1990 song, and it’s no surprise that with a great song came a great tournament performance, with England finally falling to Germany in the semis before losing to, yes, Italy in the 3rd place playoff.





Recspecs
06.24.12
"England have the 442 and Andy Carroll."

Hahahahahaha. England 2-1.

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
looking forward to this game, though i hope italy don't live up to their defensive stereotype and england step it up cause otherwise this could be really bloody dull.

fingers crossed it'll be as interesting as most games have been though

Pentagon
06.24.12
Looking forward to this, it will probably be more interesting thatn France vs Spain

Recspecs
06.24.12
I'm just ready to watch the Ox and Theo

Fugue
06.24.12
Will probably be boring as fuck to neutrals but England games are always tense for me. Just gonna chill with a beer or two for the nerves and hope for the unlikely win.

Voivod
06.24.12
"Italy at least have a legacy as practitioners of the beautiful game, of catenaccio, Paolo Rossi and Guiseppe Meazza"



haha aptly put.

It will be an interesting game.

fish.
06.24.12
As soon as England start saying "we can do this", they bomb.

1-0 to Italy

Fugue
06.24.12
3 - 0 Italy on Pens.

fish.
06.24.12
if it goes to penalties it's gonna go on forever til one of them flukes it in

ZedO
06.24.12
Italia....

cyLOL
06.24.12
You know what would really light a fire under them to play a great game? "Loser has to pay the next bailout."

Sanders
06.24.12
This is going to be so anticlimactic

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
i hope england wins coz they'll be much easier for germany to defeat than italy and it'll be a much better match because italy plays a very ugly style right now.

Adabelle
06.24.12
C'MON

fish.
06.24.12
COME ON ENGLAND

gonna be disappointed for the second day in a row

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
buffon looks like a real movie mafiosi

Sanders
06.24.12
holy shit, that shot made me nearly shit myself

fish.
06.24.12
holy shit, that shot made me nearly shit myself [2]

Italy dominating the first few minutes

Sanders
06.24.12
Christ, this could be tasty

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
england is letting them have the ball, dunno why they are doing this? do they want to just counter attack the whole game? o.O

Dave de Sylvia
06.24.12
What a fucking save.

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
depressingly good save

fish.
06.24.12
Fuck, England should've scored that

Brilliant game so far. Always seems to be the opposite to what's expected

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
ok this is a good game so far, great save from buffon.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
both teams seem to be playing without a middlefield xD

phishing
06.24.12
sup

missed the first few minutes, but this game seems far more open than i expected it to be

Sanders
06.24.12
England are looking more threatening than I was expecting

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
both team have a weak defense, no real middlefield play so its fast paced with constant attacks and some good chances.

FictionalFlames
06.24.12
Italy = in soccer they act like drama queens, their leaders are outgoing (Mussolini dying like a bitch, and that one guy who called the German Chancellor an unfuckable lard ass), they talk and walk like drama queens, they even have debt like drama queens.

straight up Italy is the worse at soccer they're straight up pussies, and none of their players would survive the English Premier league or the German league, because they would get yellow and red cards for diving like a blatant bitch.

GO ENGLAND!

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
great flank from johnson. roony went superman mode but missed.

fish.
06.24.12
England are playing really well actually, getting most of the chances in the past ten minutes and should've scored at least one of them. Fuck, I can't watch this.

Probably helps that Hodgson has Italian history, England are watching Pirlo well.

phishing
06.24.12
if england shut down pirlo effectively i can see them doing well here

xstaytrue18x
06.24.12
come on italy fuck these english bastards!!!

phishing
06.24.12
great minds!

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
lets see how long england can keep up this speed.

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
that's what i'm worried about, especially as apart from rooney they've all started every game.

fish.
06.24.12
Italy pushing again

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
i can't listen to the stupid 7NArmy melody anymore.

phishing
06.24.12
it is tedious to say the least

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
rooney looks like every english hooligan stereotype that ever existed

Recspecs
06.24.12
Is Balotelli getting his red before or after the 75th minute?

fish.
06.24.12
at this rate he might actually score

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
great scene right now when the ball was constantly switchting teams. (though i shows just how unorganized both teams middlefield is)

Sanders
06.24.12
FUUUUUUUUUUCK

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
my stream went down what happened?

Recspecs
06.24.12
What a waste by Welbeck!!

Sanders
06.24.12
Welbeck had his best chance to score so far and fluffed it

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
fuck this shit, our national official stream is going bonkers, does any of you guys have a link to some stream?

phishing
06.24.12
balotelli's biggest problem is he's guilty of dawdling unnecessarily on the ball


Sanders
06.24.12
I'm watching it on telly, but try this website http://www.thefirstrow.eu/

fish.
06.24.12
Italy's long shots aren't going anywhere, and even if they did I think Hart would have them covered. They're struggling to get through England's defence which is holding tight and to score they really need to break through it, which Balotelli has come closest to doing so far. They need to watch through balls to him and keep an eye on his position.

Italy dominating possession a bit too much for my liking.

stream: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17875864 but I'm not sure if you can watch it outside the UK. Maybe there's a proxy or something, idk

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
aah, its working again, but thanks anyway. great chance by italy.

fish.
06.24.12
fuck how did balotelli not score that

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
that was close, wonder how long it'll be before balotelli blows his top

Recspecs
06.24.12
Lol Cassano has been looking pitiful this entire tournament.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
omg balotelli...is he playing for england?? anyway, italy has england in a chokehold.

fish.
06.24.12
"that was close, wonder how long it'll be before balotelli blows his top"
lol he's already lashed out in frustration two or three times. I give it til an england break in the 70th minute where he gets back and concedes a penalty, sending him into meltdown

Pentagon
06.24.12
"Lol Cassano has been looking pitiful this entire tournament"
He has, Im wondering if it would have made much more sense to leave him at home to recover from his heart surgery.
Pirlo is masterclass, and I bet this will go on to penatlies

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
lol derossi has a teletubby tatoo on his arm with the long sleeve xD

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
will milner ever put in a good cross??

fish.
06.24.12
England are getting forward and then fluffing their crosses or passes in good positions

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
they are losing the ball because they try to brute force their way unto the other side.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
if england still manages to win this....italy is really slapping them hard.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
england has only one tactic: the moment they have the ball they just run, run without contemplation onto the other side and hope it'll work out.

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
"they are losing the ball because they try to brute force their way unto the other side."

no sooner does Andy Carroll go to warm up...

Recspecs
06.24.12
BRING ON THEOOOOO

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
again: england just runs mad towards the italian goal. italy just needs to keep calm and take the ball away from them without much hassle.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
and this chance came from going steady and not running as if the queen is after them with her purse.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
carrol looks like as if he is here to play tennis in his outfit.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
i hope england still wins this, they'll be such an easy opponent for us germans. they be ripped apart easily. englands offense is bad, no creativity and terry is the only one keeping them in game.

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
yeah, as critical as i was of his initial selection in the squad terry has been terrific today

rockandmetaljunkie
06.24.12
I want this match to be settled in penalties.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
the players drink from normal bottles outside of the field, but on the field they only drink from official uefa2012 powerade bottle....yeah this is the stuff i concentrate on xD

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
the english player just dont pass when they attack....do they all think they are messi or maradonna? also the italian game has gotten much better since pierlo has assumed a kind of 6er position (defensive middlefield like schweinsteiger). england also needs someone like this.

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
england would look and play far more classy if wilshire had been fit

robin
06.24.12
WE DID IT!!!

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
lol

Recspecs
06.24.12
I almost lost my mind when Rooney attempted that bike.

Jamper
06.24.12
Italia!

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
90 minutes of football out of hell for england and now 30 minutes of football out of hell II: back into hell.

lets see which team has more stamina. england should surely have more coz they didn't do much in the last 30minutes.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
yeah that bike was like: OMG WILL ROONEY BICK FOR HIS MAJESTY IN THE LAST SECOND OF THE GAME ??? oh of course he won't.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
oh fuck no, 7NA again -.-

Pentagon
06.24.12
lol omg henderson

Jamper
06.24.12
pirlo is a fucking great player

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
i hope henderson has grown some testicals in the last month or so

Recspecs
06.24.12
Lol if Henderson has to take a penalty hahahaha

fish.
06.24.12
Fuck I can't watch this.

Why couldn't I be half Spanish half German. Instead I'm a combo of the two most frustrating international teams of the 21st century.

Plus I'm watching it with my french grandad who says the most irritating comments in such tension like "Italy keeping the ball" "oh dear oh dear oh dear" "Italy close again"

fish.
06.24.12
Also Rooney has been seriously average

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
. italia is playing very german right now.

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
he has shown flashes but he's clearly lacking in game practice

fish.
06.24.12
". italia is playing very german right now."
tbh I think that's just cos England are playing so defensively

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
Anarchist, you could do like the belgians did: some belgians sold their fan allegiance on ebay for charity and this EM holland won, wm2010 honduras won.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
or you can ask yourself: or are you more of A DANCER!!!????

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
this is getting depressing

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
fuck yes


Oblivioncry
06.24.12
fuck no

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
relief does come close

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
oh god penalties...

Pentagon
06.24.12
oh man i hope carrol and henderson take penalties

rockandmetaljunkie
06.24.12
YEEEESSSSSS

phishing
06.24.12
i knew this match would go to penalties, let's see what happens

Fugue
06.24.12
Lol pens, this gonna be good.

Buzzkillr
06.24.12
Penal-fucking,tee's

hell yes, tension makes me hard.

Recspecs
06.24.12
Calling it now, Terry and Rooney miss.

phishing
06.24.12
i love balotelli hahaha he's so chill

Sanders
06.24.12
huge miss

phishing
06.24.12
lovely penalty from pirlo!

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
pirlo is the man

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
AHAHAHHAHAA YOUNG

Sanders
06.24.12
pirlo's balls are ridiculous

phishing
06.24.12
bye england!

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
what a piss shot from cole

rockandmetaljunkie
06.24.12
bye bye England, bye bye

Voivod
06.24.12
I really had no doubt about Italy qualifying for the final 4....

Sanders
06.24.12
We didn't deserve to go through anyway

Fugue
06.24.12
Pretty close with my prediction, just surprised England scored any at all.

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
italia wins the halffinal out against germany !!!

phishing
06.24.12
deserved win for italy, be interesting to see how they can recover in time to play the germans.

and that's the end of the british media hype campaign for another two years, fabulous!

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
i'll be dead before england wins another championship, atleast not with their current playstyle

thumbcrusher
06.24.12
disappointed, but it was only fair i guess :(

Pentagon
06.24.12
pirlo the cheeky monkey

Oblivioncry
06.24.12
germany has never won against italy in a champinship, lets hope we break the streak this thursday. i had hoped for england, coz they are easy picking, but atleast it'll be a more exciting match now.



SaneTBP
06.24.12
pirlo is the man [2]

Recspecs
06.24.12
The penalties from Balotelli were cool and confident. Italy deserved to win, Roy should have started Carroll and Walcott.

Shuyin
06.24.12
pirlo is the man [3]

but honestly, Italy clearly deserved the win.

porch
06.24.12
http://i.minus.com/ixSNKeWYY7zCQ.gif

should've walked up to hart afterwards and slapped him in the face

Shuyin
06.24.12
lmao

VisionsFromTheDarkSide
06.24.12
Italy definitely deserved that and I would be questioning how they didn't win in the first 90 minutes if I was an Italy fan. Still, well done to them.

Aids
06.24.12
that was such a ballsy move

lobby
06.25.12
Where was Di Natale?

fish.
06.25.12
on the bench

"italia wins the halffinal out against germany !!!"
good luck with that lol

"and that's the end of the british media hype campaign for another two years, fabulous!"
yeah it's been going on for like 4 days now god I can't stand it. I mean fucking hell why do so many foreigners hate the england team so much

christ only england could lose an advantage in penalties against italy

Havey
06.25.12
Match was tense. Sorta wanted England to win but hats off to Italy, they won fair and square

fish.
06.25.12
Italy never win fair and square lol. hate italian footballers. hoping one day someone will just start stamping on them when they fall over

DuMont
06.25.12
Everyone at the pub was so slewed by the time the penalties started, glasses were smashing when Italy missed. Have never seen a place sober up so fast when Cole missed.

fish.
06.25.12
Even when Italy missed I wasn't very hopeful.

All I want is for cunts who keep saying shit like
"I TOLD YOU ENGLAND WAS RUBBISH !! SEE YOU ALL IN TWO YEARS TIME SUCKERS.... Lol (...assuming you get to qualify?). The One-Cup-Wonders fail again" to be shut the fuck up, just once. I mean, how the fuck did England beat Germany on their own turf 5-1 in 2001 and why can't they replicate that kinda stuff in tournaments? You'd never have guessed that England have beaten Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain as many times as they've lost to them, and beaten France and Argentina significantly more. They're the most frustrating team I've ever seen. Even when I watch France play, who I actually probably support more, I never get anyway near as tense as I do when watching England play.

bakkermaarten007
06.25.12
Italy are playing an awesome game this tournament. Very non-Italian actually. They combine the passing of Spain with the infiltrations of Germany. Very cool.

Aids
06.25.12
lol English football fans are the worst

Voivod
06.25.12
England was much better in this tournament with respect to past Euros and Mundial tournaments.




"Italy are playing an awesome game this tournament. Very non-Italian actually. They combine the passing of Spain with the infiltrations of Germany. Very cool."

Even when Italy plays catenaccio, they are VERY technical and methodical in counter attacks. And as you say, they've taken their game to another level.

The match with Germany will be epic.

robin
06.25.12
hey adrian c'mon

ti0n
06.25.12
germany will rape italy.

Voivod
06.25.12
"germany will rape italy."


So far, it has been the other way around haha

fish.
06.25.12
"lol English football fans are the worst"
nah, english fans are just frustrating and tired. you've got to respect the passion they still have after the past 50 years.

when it comes to the media and football however..

piolo
06.28.12
guess what, italy won and deserved it

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