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« Reply #75 on: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 22:33:44 »

Hope this puts an end to all the anti-Sterling bollocks on soc med
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« Reply #76 on: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 22:35:58 »

Three games, 7 points, 3 clean sheets and a more positive performance.
It could've been so much worse and any team we face will be wary i'd imagine.

Knockout games here we come, bring it on.
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« Reply #77 on: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 22:53:00 »

I have no issues with seeing the game out in boring fashion.
We did it against Croatia and weíve done it again tonight.

The problem was we did exactly the same thing against Scotland at 0-0.
I think that's the thing - I almost don't mind us winning boringly against a good team, but I would like us to bury the poorer teams to make a statement.

I thought tonight's game was dull.
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« Reply #78 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 06:50:56 »

We bought Henderson on to kill the game.
He killed it
I was trying to work out if the Czech's worked out how to get close to Grealish, whether Grealish ran out of steam or Henderson failed to offer any angles from goalkicks and slow everything down.
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« Reply #79 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 07:43:20 »

nearly perfect results. not perfect performances.  but job done.

now we need to up it
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« Reply #80 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 07:50:08 »

I was trying to work out if the Czech's worked out how to get close to Grealish, whether Grealish ran out of steam or Henderson failed to offer any angles from goalkicks and slow everything down.
He changed the formation slightly and had Philips holding the whole second half , i thought it worked well and can't remember them worrying us. I still think Rice is the weak link in that midfield
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« Reply #81 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 08:58:47 »

A much better performance but they need to start quicker and cut out constantly passing the ball backwwrds
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« Reply #82 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:15:44 »

I chose to watch the Scotland v Croatia game as it had something riding on it. I'm sure it's probably because of the way England were setup against Croatia nullifying them but the Croats were technically excellent last night pulling Scotland all over the place. And what a goal by Modric! I don't think he was allowed to pull the strings against us and that made all the difference.

I flicked onto our game a little in the second half but it appeared to be like a pre-season friendly played out. Winning a group with 2 decent sides (Scotland are much improved on previous years) and the World Cup semi-finalists is nothing to be sniffed at. Next Tuesday is going to be a huge ask, however given how we've played so far, that could work to our advantage.
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« Reply #83 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:25:28 »

I chose to watch the Scotland v Croatia game as it had something riding on it. I'm sure it's probably because of the way England were setup against Croatia nullifying them but the Croats were technically excellent last night pulling Scotland all over the place. And what a goal by Modric! I don't think he was allowed to pull the strings against us and that made all the difference.

I flicked onto our game a little in the second half but it appeared to be like a pre-season friendly played out. Winning a group with 2 decent sides (Scotland are much improved on previous years) and the World Cup semi-finalists is nothing to be sniffed at. Next Tuesday is going to be a huge ask, however given how we've played so far, that could work to our advantage.

The first half was a competitive fixture, the second half was indeed a lot more like a friendly. Worth catching a few first half highlights probably.
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« Reply #84 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:27:58 »

Another competent performance, as they always say, you can only beat what's in front of you.

Still suspect we might fold when we come up against a decent team playing well.
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« Reply #85 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:38:29 »

He changed the formation slightly and had Philips holding the whole second half , i thought it worked well and can't remember them worrying us. I still think Rice is the weak link in that midfield
Yeah that's fair. I would say I quite liked how Rice would offer himself on an angle when we did short goal kicks, whilst we seemed to get a bit bogged down once the ball was inevitably passed back to the centrebacks through lack of further options, he provided an option I didn't see Henderson give.
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« Reply #86 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:44:40 »

Another competent performance, as they always say, you can only beat what's in front of you.

Still suspect we might fold when we come up against a decent team playing well.

Not potent enough, not creating enough chances, negative football sideways & backwards and a much better team will open us up
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« Reply #87 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:46:50 »

Hope this puts an end to all the anti-Sterling bollocks on soc med

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« Reply #88 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:47:01 »

I do worry (well I don't really worry, it doesn't actually bother me too much) about just how negative we are now. The small bit I saw in the second half, we had a corner which was cleared out to Walker about 35 yards from goal and his first instinct was to knock it all the way back to Pickford.
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« Reply #89 on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:56:23 »

Thatís game management. You do what you need to do to win the game and donít try and risk doing too much more because in such a short tournament the margins are fine and if the risk backfires the effects are magnified

Taking that example from yesterday. Youíre 1-0 up, winning the group. Why cross the ball into the box (a pretty low percentage play) and risk giving it away and opening yourself up to the counter??

Itís really difficult to understand how this is hasnít been understood by so many. Name one team which has swashbuckled their way to winning a tournament??

Spain 2010 - bored their way 1-0 to win it
Spain 2012 - see 2010 (until playing a knackered Italy in the final)
Germany 2014 - semi final aside won every knockout game by a one goal margin, including squeaking past Algeria in round two
Portugal 2016 - only won two games all tournament!
France 2018 - best attacking lineup on the planet. Scored three goals in the group stage. Turned it on when they had to against Argentina but otherwise cautious and collected throughout

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