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Re: ENGLAND
« Reply #660 on: July 15, 2018, 01:16:04 AM »
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.
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Re: ENGLAND
« Reply #661 on: July 15, 2018, 08:08:06 AM »
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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Re: ENGLAND
« Reply #662 on: July 15, 2018, 11:00:48 AM »
Sadly, you're probably right, Matt. We just better get used to being also means then.

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« Reply #663 on: July 16, 2018, 07:30:07 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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Re: ENGLAND
« Reply #664 on: July 16, 2018, 10:04:46 AM »
England playing someone who wasn't fully fit? Surely not....

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« Reply #665 on: July 16, 2018, 13:39:37 PM »
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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« Reply #666 on: July 17, 2018, 12:31:32 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.