England / Croatia

dogbone

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I've got a bad feeling about this, perhaps an unconvincing 1-0 to England or worse.

I was not impressed with Terry's comments here I mean if he's going to give the team the hair dryer treatment he shouldn't be warning them first. Much less should he be telling the world via the bbc and then teasingly say "of course I'm not going to tell the world via the bbc what I'm going to say. But, having said that let me tell the world via the bbc that it will be something along the lines of...etc."
 

MacBoobsPro

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dogbone said:
I've got a bad feeling about this, perhaps an unconvincing 1-0 to England or worse.

I was not impressed with Terry's comments here I mean if he's going to give the team the hair dryer treatment he shouldn't be warning them first. Much less should he be telling the world via the bbc and then teasingly say "of course I'm not going to tell the world via the bbc what I'm going to say. But, having said that let me tell the world via the bbc that it will be something along the lines of...etc."
The one and only problem that the England team have is the press. If they just pissed off to the pub whenever a tournament was on so the team could actually concentrate on football then we would of won something by now. :mad:
 

Queso

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I have a horrible feeling of deja vu about the upcoming McClaren years. Orange and turnips come to mind :eek:
 

AdeFowler

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I agree there are worrying times ahead; McClaren being Sven's right hand man for so long doesn't leave much room for optimism. Saturdays performance was very Sven-like.

I'd like to see Peter Taylor doing the job; he'd have the player's respect.
 

B&Wtoon

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Ex Smoggies manager looks like...

Mike Baldwin.

I reckon Lampard will be be the man tonight as he does not suit playing with Gerrard (or Ballack for Chelsea) who is suspended.
 

®îçhå®?

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I think that when Dean Ashton is fit, he will be a good player for England.

Tonight, my money is on a close game with Rooney ending his goal drought for England and PC getting another 1.
 

Jaffa Cake

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Southernboy said:
I'd like to see Peter Taylor doing the job; he'd have the player's respect.
Ah, Peter Taylor... :D

Tonight is going to be a tricky game, that's for sure. If we play as well as we can do there's no reason why we can't get something out of the game. I'm afraid though that we won't play anywhere near as well as we can do and might risk being taught a bit of a lesson.
 

B&Wtoon

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it will be like watching paint dry no doubt, as it has been for years watching England.
But its an affliction you cant ignore... C'MONNN england
 

liketom

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B&Wtoon said:
it will be like watching paint dry no doubt, as it has been for years watching England.
But its an affliction you cant ignore... C'MONNN england
Best watched with a Beer in hand so you can shake your head slowly whilst sipping from that can.

But i hope we do win :cool:
 

Ezekiel

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I think England will go out there with a fairly week looking team tonight and beat croatia convincingly, I've seen it a million times. English teams that are expected to have a hard game win, English teams that are expected to win, lose.

I'm hoping for another Crouchtrick.
 

®îçhå®?

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I feel really sorry for poor robinson. If you watch the replay, you can see that it hits a divot about a foot from his foot.
 

Jaffa Cake

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®îçhå®? said:
I feel really sorry for poor robinson. If you watch the replay, you can see that it hits a divot about a foot from his foot.
Gary Neville too. The record books will show that the Manchester United pin up scored an own goal, but you can't really blame him when the ball hit a divot like that.
 

nw43

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Jaffa Cake said:
Gary Neville too. The record books will show that the Manchester United pin up scored an own goal, but you can't really blame him when the ball hit a divot like that.
Well, if he'd have read his old coaching manuals, he'd have known that back passes should always be played to the side of the goal, never on target.....:rolleyes:
 

Jaffa Cake

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iGav said:
I'm still stunned he chose a 3-5-2. :eek:
Why – surely the best games to experiment with different formations are those tricky away fixtures against the teams likely to be fighting it out with you at the top of the table, come the end of qualifying? ;)

Try that sort of thing against the likes of Andorra or in a friendly – I really don't think a match like tonight's is the place to wheel out a totally new system. The players didn't look comfortable with the setup at all.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Jaffa Cake said:
Gary Neville too. The record books will show that the Manchester United pin up scored an own goal, but you can't really blame him when the ball hit a divot like that.
I don't know... every defender in the world knows (or at least should know) that you should never make a pass back to the keeper directed on goal. You should always aim to the side of the goal to make sure that if a freak accident happens (like this one or maybe the goalie slips or whatever) the ball just rolls out to a corner.

I think Neville "deserves" this one...
 
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