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« Reply #1290 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 08:50:02 »

Another top class striker and a holding midfield player is what England are missing to just make that difference. Credit where it's due, they are so much more refreshing to see.
A fit Charlie Austin and Jack Wilshire :-)
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« Reply #1291 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 09:17:57 »

Haven't read the thread so apols if I'm repeating.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would have started ahead of Alli, and will do moving forward, which plugs the biggest weakness in this shape.

We are desperate for a second all-round striker though.

All in all, a tight game. They deserved to edge it, but we had the chances in the first half to put it to bed.
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« Reply #1292 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 09:22:25 »

What about Adam Lallana when fit? Would he fit in?
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« Reply #1293 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 09:34:10 »

Modric "Croatia motivated by lack of respect from English press". We just can't help ourselves
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« Reply #1294 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 09:48:21 »

Perhaps they read something at half time?
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« Reply #1295 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:04:34 »

To echo whats been said we need someone creative in midfield who can actually create a chance and a second striking option, we also need to speak to Klopp and understand how he can train Liverpool to press and harry for 90 mins as once again we looked fucked after a little more than an hour last night. I still think it will help that some of the players coming through at lower levels are getting some experience of playing abroad. Sterling played OK last night within his limitations, its all very well saying that he stretches teams (which he does) but if we had a player with his pace and a footballing brain who could create end product either in terms of creating a chance of being able to finish it would be 100x better.

Not sure why people are getting themselves into such a lather about Welsh people not supporting England, why should they, just had the pleasure of a conversation with someone who spend the entire year saying what a Scottish wanker Andy Murray is and then moans that the Scots don't support us. Plus it really something to crow about that we are a little bit better than a country than cannot even muster an entirely professional league.
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« Reply #1296 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:04:54 »

Disappointed but not surprised, too many England fans thought it would be a walk in the park last night.

1st half we looked well in control and should have put the game beyond Croatia, 2nd half we let the nerves get to us and thats what cost us, too many off performances, Young and Trippier (despite his great goal) had their worst games of the tournament, I thought Sterling looked pretty good most of the game, Kane wasn't at the races and I am still not convinced by Alli and Lingard.

Still I enjoyed the run to get to the semis, well done England and very well done Gareth.

Is it just me or does anyone else see the similarity between Sterling and Anderson for us, great running with pace on breakaways but his final ball/shot isn't quite as good as it could be most of the time.
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« Reply #1297 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:06:42 »

Modric "Croatia motivated by lack of respect from English press". We just can't help ourselves

I think the problem is that as a nation we are shite at other languages and thus have no idea what the foreign media are writing about us, however a lot of people abroad speak passable English and thus the jingoistic shite our media spouts (only writing what their readership want to read) gets circulated wider and picked up upon, we just don't seem to get that.
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« Reply #1298 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:11:08 »

Welsh in my local were fucking pathetic tonight. Cheering Croatia as if they were in the competition themselves, then singing you're going home to a bunch of England fans. I put em right.

So the Welsh, when in Wales, are supposed to support England, I bet that fucking told them?

And we wonder why people have an impression of the English as being arrogant colonial twats?  Hmmm
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« Reply #1299 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:13:03 »

Disappointed but not surprised, too many England fans thought it would be a walk in the park last night.

1st half we looked well in control and should have put the game beyond Croatia, 2nd half we let the nerves get to us and thats what cost us, too many off performances, Young and Trippier (despite his great goal) had their worst games of the tournament, I thought Sterling looked pretty good most of the game, Kane wasn't at the races and I am still not convinced by Alli and Lingard.

Still I enjoyed the run to get to the semis, well done England and very well done Gareth.

Is it just me or does anyone else see the similarity between Sterling and Anderson for us, great running with pace on breakaways but his final ball/shot isn't quite as good as it could be most of the time.

Pretty much all dat! The one positive is that bar Sweden a lot of our players singularly didn't actually have that great a tournament which bodes well for the future if they continue to develop  both singularly and as a team.

At least us miserable twats who tolerate it week in week out can have football back now!
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« Reply #1300 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:13:30 »

I don't think anyone is expecting support Horlock, it's the "anybody but England" attitude that's a bit tiresome.
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« Reply #1301 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:18:07 »

At least us miserable twats who tolerate it week in week out can have football back now!
Very much this! fed up with a lot of my friends and family who have less than 1% interest in football keep saying, we will win it, its coming home!

God that wore thin weeks ago.

Thanks for the fun but now the real football starts and thats very rarely fun.

I don't think anyone is expecting support Horlock, it's the "anybody but England" attitude that's a bit tiresome.
Yes the Jocks and Taffs have had a field day with this and that wore thin before the tournament began.
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« Reply #1303 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10:29:23 »

still don't care about ABE. In fact I prefer it to a 'home nations' love in
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« Reply #1304 on: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 12:12:40 »


It's posts like these that highlight how bothered some of you are about the Welsh. You wouldn't feel the need to respond
if it didn't touch a nerve.
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