having read it today , yes it was a bad choice of words , it was kind of carrying on from my comment v germany where i think a lot of people make an opinion of the game based just on the result and nothing else
1-1 in germany is always a decent result , we'll done england 0-0 at home , how boring , i said many do this for every town game
not always the case , i thought england were lucky at germany , and last nights game was end to end stuff and quite a young promising side we put out too , there was nothing boring about it
Were you sampling your whisky collection last night?
You're right about just looking at the result, this could have been just two good teams cancelling each other out.
That might be why amatuer football experts, like me, get more fun out of two rubbish teams, one being the losing Wrexham, scrapping out a 5-4 result.
no, I was busy watching ALL of the England game ;-)
I think the Nations League is a great concept badly let down by the over-tired/half-arsed (delete according to sympathies) efforts of the competitors. Worth remembering the Nations League replaces those meaningless international friendlies, of which I suspect few of us can recall a single one.
Perhaps it needs a rethink but, in principle if not this month in practice, I'd rather watch England playing a competitive match against Italy or Germany than a tedious World Cup/Euros qualifier against San Marino or Estonia.
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Post by harboroughshrew on Jun 12, 2022 18:53:40 GMT 1
I think England have dipped in form in the last few matches but certainly would not give up on Southgate who overall has done a really good job as England manager. This idea that we have a plethora of attacking geniuses in waiting to thrash strong teams if Southgate just takes off the handbrake is more wishful thinking than fact. Its a bit like those years before Southgate when a lot of people thought we were favourites for major tournaments when in fact we struggled to win a game in the knockout stages. There have been a few positives - Ramsdale looks ready to push Pickford as keeper and Tomori (despite a few passes going astray) looked to be a young central defender with a bit more pace than we currently have in that position. Hopefully we will see a better display and a few goals on Tuesday.
3 games, 1 goal and that was from a pen, it reminds me of us. There's lots of sideways passing between midfield and defence but little creativity, lack of movement and once in the final third we didn't know what to do so inevitably goes backwards and the crab football starts again.
To me it seems criminal that we have this style of play, however I saw a view yesterday that actually the England team is over performing, we have very few world class players and whilst the style of football isn't great, it gets results. And if we were to go with the attacking football that some of us want, we would get found out
Absolutely. Let in 1 goal at this level is very often game over, there is no coming back from it. Much better concentrating on keeping a clean sheet, cant get beat then (only on pens, as it proved against Italy last summer)
Post by LetchworthShrew on Jun 14, 2022 21:36:20 GMT 1
0-4 .... worst home defeat at home since 1928
Ennui: (noun) a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: -- “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain
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Pilch: thanks Shelton , if anyone needs to get an important message across to all members get in touch, obviously has to be more urgent that the forum itself
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Pilch: did I read the managers excuses ?, no I didn't , but lets just hope Elliot can start training in 2 weeks and then 5 weeks later be match fit. where does Ricketts come into this ? strange that
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southshropblue: Pilch did you read the managers interview about Bennett? you might understand if you did (doctors advice was followed)-SR is long gone you would be happier if you just let it go
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Pilch: not listened yet, off this week but will catch up with it next week
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