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Started by zoony, July 23, 2012, 12:58:14 pm

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DavidL

July 15, 2018, 01:16:04 am #660 Last Edit: July 15, 2018, 01:27:24 am by DavidL
Quote from: zoony on July 14, 2018, 16:18:22 pm
We have got plenty of young talent coming through, the trouble is though they just get farmed out on loan to lower league teams, and don't get enough top division football under their belts. We need a rule where you can only have so many foreign players in your starting eleven in the PL, then more of our young talent would get top league experience.
A foreign player limit would help the England team but it is unlikely to happen, certainly not if we stay shackled to the EU. For England to have such difficulty beating teams like Croatia and Belgium says it all.We have a population of 60m and the most popular league in the world ffs (probably because of all the foreign talent!)
Very pleased there wil be no official reception for the returning England team. They are not heroes, just a mediocre international football side. The one thing they can be applauded for is their conduct on and off the field of play. Nice to get through the competition without any alcohol-induced off the pitch incidents. Worth noting the fact that the travelling fans also behaved themselves - well done, let's hope this is a sign off things to come.

Matt2112

Quote from: zoony on July 14, 2018, 16:18:22 pm
We have got plenty of young talent coming through, the trouble is though they just get farmed out on loan to lower league teams, and don't get enough top division football under their belts. We need a rule where you can only have so many foreign players in your starting eleven in the PL, then more of our young talent would get top league experience.



All well and good, but that would decrease the standard of Premiership football as a whole, and as it's all about the ££££ the likes of Sky wouldn't be having any of that.
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zoony

Sadly, you're probably right, Matt. We just better get used to being also means then.

Bez

Quote from: döm on July 15, 2018, 00:35:28 am

Perhaps I just think he's been bloody awful apart from pens. Missed a couple of sitters both against Croatia and Begium and contributed very little in build up play.


1 of England's worst players in the tournament imo. Certainly since the knock out stages, perhaps he was injured?


To make matters worse he actually said "England put the pressure on". He should be stripped of any awards for that remark alone!

I strongly suspect that we'll find out that Kane has been carrying an injury. His movement after the Panama game was poor
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zoony

England playing someone who wasn't fully fit? Surely not....

Bisto

Quote from: Bez on July 16, 2018, 07:30:07 am
I strongly suspect that we'll find out that Kane has been carrying an injury. His movement after the Panama game was poor



If so then that would mean that Kane, Vardy and Ali had all suffered injuries in the tournament which is unfortunate. Sometimes, with a combination of good organisation, luck in your favour and momentum you can shithouse your way higher but most England fans would have taken winning a game on Penalties and 4th place before the tournament started.
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zoony

Quote from: Bisto on July 16, 2018, 13:39:37 pm

If so then that would mean that Kane, Vardy and Ali had all suffered injuries in the tournament which is unfortunate. Sometimes, with a combination of good organisation, luck in your favour and momentum you can shithouse your way higher but most England fans would have taken winning a game on Penalties and 4th place before the tournament started.



We didn't do no more than we should have been expected to do with the opposition we faced. It was clear when we got to the last 4 though that we were quite a distance behind the other 3 countries in terms of ability.

Matt2112

European Championships thing underway and after a slow start against the Czech Republic a commanding performance and 5-0 victory.

Sterling did the team proud with a hat-trick and deservedly won man of the match.

I still don't know what Southgate sees in Dier and Delli Alli, but he's got the squad extremely well drilled and has the goodwill of the fans.  Doing a very good job.
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zoony

We can't complain after last night, but I'm not getting carried away. I still maintain that we only achieved the minimum of what we should have done at the WC. We only played 2 good sides, one of them twice, and lost all 3 don't forget.

Slim

Who knows? Big Sam might have won the World Cup.

Matt2112

Well another drubbing handed out to an admittedly inferior outfit tonight; however, the team are brimming with confidence and goals so nobody will fancy playing England at the moment.

Southgate continues to show his class, unlike of course knuckle-dragger sections of the Montenegro crowd who reportedly chanted racist slurs.  :(
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zoony

Quote from: Matt2112 on March 25, 2019, 22:18:10 pm


Southgate continues to show his class, unlike of course knuckle-dragger sections of the Montenegro crowd who reportedly chanted racist slurs.  :(



Something you will never stop in parts of eastern Europe mate.

Slim

Sad. because Monte is a nice place and the people are genuinely warm and friendly.

zoony

Quote from: Slim on March 26, 2019, 19:11:15 pm
Sad. because Monte is a nice place and the people are genuinely warm and friendly.



You obviously haven't encountered the ones who follow their football team then mate.

döm

Quote from: zoony on March 29, 2019, 00:22:35 am

You obviously haven't encountered the ones who follow their football team then mate.



Is that not the same as saying people shouldn't like England because of the rascist p****s who abused Sterling and Aubemenyang this season (just 2 examples to hand)?
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