Your England XI

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Re: Your England XI

Post by TANGODANCER » Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:38 pm

Gordon not that affective for me. Too much Ole Ball to no real effect. Apart from Kane's miss we're as dangerous as sparklers in a box of fireworks. What happened to shooting? Have we actually had a shot at goals. Two thousand passes and nothing at the sharp end. Get Grealish on
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Re: Your England XI

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:56 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
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Apart from Kane's miss we're as dangerous as sparklers in a box of fireworks.
TBF that's pretty dangerous

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Re: Your England XI

Post by Mar » Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:13 pm

No one looking to do long shots.

Iceland did one and got their reward. We'd likely benefit from unsettling their defence with a couple of long shots.

Were trying to walk it in by doing nuanced passes. Pretty at times but this has got shades of Oxford United final about it. Poor show, few chances and frustrating all round.

We missed any right width until Trent came on. Not sure if that's deliberate or players drifting centrally.

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Re: Your England XI

Post by TANGODANCER » Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:48 pm

Very poor from an England side. Aimless possession and no real threat at all. Till he went off, Kane was our most constructive player. No point commenting on the rest of it, it was dire. Can't fault Iceland at all, they did a job on us. :(

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Re: Your England XI

Post by TANGODANCER » Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:49 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:56 pm
TANGODANCER wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 8:38 pm
Apart from Kane's miss we're as dangerous as sparklers in a box of fireworks.
TBF that's pretty dangerous
Only when lit. :wink:
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Re: Your England XI

Post by Mar » Fri Jun 07, 2024 10:19 pm

Well that was terrible and deserved. Its a performance knowing everyone's on the plane not wanting to get injured. Deservedly booed off the pitch and memories of Euros opened up.

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Re: Your England XI

Post by BWFC_Insane » Fri Jun 07, 2024 10:27 pm

No bad thing to lose. The over pampered ‘superstars’ might be taking on some home truths. Or maybe not.

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Re: Your England XI

Post by TANGODANCER » Fri Jun 07, 2024 10:59 pm

Mar wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2024 10:19 pm
Well that was terrible and deserved. Its a performance knowing everyone's on the plane not wanting to get injured. Deservedly booed off the pitch and memories of Euros opened up.
It was memories of Oxford to a T. Sit back, defend and block and use long balls to runners. Mind, it would only work against pass the parcel sides like Bolton then, (sides who leave more open space at the back than the Sahara desert,) and England tonight. It was all so glaringly obvious that it's not worth insulting intelligence by discussing it. We sure won't be winning any Euros unless we make some drastic changes in game plans. Like Mr Dylan said, "The times they are a changing"

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Re: Your England XI

Post by Hoboh » Sun Jun 09, 2024 2:51 pm

It started me off wondering if the effort of qualifying was worth it.
I guess time will tell.

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