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God is an Englishman wrote:
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God is an Englishman wrote:It's coming home
No it's not, never was, pathetic world cup for England looking at the stats

I agree, it was terrible. I mean a young side not expected to do well only got to the semi final.

It's coming home

the only thing coming home is the team, less the gold trophy!
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MegaBonus wrote:Thank S H I R A Z, they're going home....the only regret was not seeing them one more time celebrate failure....

Biggest diver at the World Cup = Maguire

they over-achieved, but did their country proud.


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Wayne Kerr wrote:
MegaBonus wrote:Thank S H I R A Z, they're going home....the only regret was not seeing them one more time celebrate failure....

Biggest diver at the World Cup = Maguire

they over-achieved, but did their country proud.


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Come on Croatia!

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An England v France final would have taken the World Cup into the stratosphere re interest and hype

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Hrvatska!

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zzz wrote:Hrvatska!
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:lol:
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MegaBonus wrote:Thank S H I R A Z, they're going home....the only regret was not seeing them one more time celebrate failure....

Biggest diver at the World Cup = Maguire
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Croatia's equaliser reminds me somewhat of the A-League GF goal that raised concerns of 'Kicking In Danger' on here and a possible push in the back to boot. :?:


A mate in England says that a large number of people were shouting 'Foul' as soon as it happened at the open-air venue he was at and that quite a number still believe it was a foul. :?:
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Old Master wrote:Croatia's equaliser reminds me somewhat of the A-League GF goal that raised concerns of 'Kicking In Danger' on here and a possible push in the back to boot. :?:


A mate in England says that a large number of people were shouting 'Foul' as soon as it happened at the open-air venue he was at and that quite a number still believe it was a foul. :?:
No worries, Martin Tyler :lol:
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Old Master wrote:Croatia's equaliser reminds me somewhat of the A-League GF goal that raised concerns of 'Kicking In Danger' on here and a possible push in the back to boot. :?:


A mate in England says that a large number of people were shouting 'Foul' as soon as it happened at the open-air venue he was at and that quite a number still believe it was a foul. :?:
yeh and Croatia should have got a penalty as well, should have, could have but see ya later

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Rookie wrote:
Old Master wrote:Croatia's equaliser reminds me somewhat of the A-League GF goal that raised concerns of 'Kicking In Danger' on here and a possible push in the back to boot. :?:


A mate in England says that a large number of people were shouting 'Foul' as soon as it happened at the open-air venue he was at and that quite a number still believe it was a foul. :?:
yeh and Croatia should have got a penalty as well, should have, could have but see ya later

SV & Rookie, I was simply asking the question not making the suggestion in the first and passing on information in the second.

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Will be in both finalist's countries in coupla weeks, so should see some happy faces and ongoing celebrations either way. 8)
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I am glad the English medias totall disrespect for the Croatian team motivated them to play well,i hope this shuts them up for a few years.France are a great team,but since the roos outplayed them for half a game i think that a win is achievable in the final for the Croatian team.Because of my many English friends i wish them all the best in the third place duel,i hope the three lion coach isnt sacketas i feel that he could do wonders with this team at the next euro 2020.Neka pati koga smeta Hrvatska je prvak svijeta!

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Old Master wrote:Croatia's equaliser reminds me somewhat of the A-League GF goal that raised concerns of 'Kicking In Danger' on here and a possible push in the back to boot. :?:
A mate in England says that a large number of people were shouting 'Foul' as soon as it happened at the open-air venue he was at and that quite a number still believe it was a foul. :?:
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:lol:

I thought England were playing some new system these days? Looked like the good ol' hoof it long to me and hope for the best with Sterling's pace or set piece. Sterling runs out of puff, lets try Rashford for Plan B.

Anyways, bring on the French. :wink:

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Sunny Vanilla wrote:
Old Master wrote:Croatia's equaliser reminds me somewhat of the A-League GF goal that raised concerns of 'Kicking In Danger' on here and a possible push in the back to boot. :?:


A mate in England says that a large number of people were shouting 'Foul' as soon as it happened at the open-air venue he was at and that quite a number still believe it was a foul. :?:
No worries, Martin Tyler :lol:
Fair play to the Croatia team, they were the better team on the night and I hope they go on and win it.

It pretty much panned out as most in England expected, we couldn't keep Modric quiet for long enough and lost the midfield battle. I've never really understood why successive England managers pick club players and play them out of position for the national side (think of the Gerrard / Lampard debacle). For Spurs, Alli plays next to Kane and it works well but, to accommodate Sterling in the side, he was played much deeper, that was wrong IMO.

It was fun while it lasted though and at least we didn't lose on penalties. :D
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I thought England were playing some new system these days? Looked like the good ol' hoof it long to me and hope for the best with Sterling's pace or set piece. Sterling runs out of puff, lets try Rashford for Plan B.

Anyways, bring on the French.

stop quoting Vrsaljko.... :wink: :wink:

what England would pay to have a genius half as good on the ball like Modric.......

9 of 12 goals from a dead ball situation and 1 from open play says it all....Kane as good as he may be was found wanting against class defending....its an injustice that he'll win the golden boot for his 5 goals against Fiji and western samoa.....

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It was fun while it lasted though and at least we didn't lose on penalties.
no...but you've lost 5 semi finals in row....'chockers' come to mind!!!!

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I thought England were playing some new system these days? Looked like the good ol' hoof it long to me and hope for the best with Sterling's pace or set piece. Sterling runs out of puff, lets try Rashford for Plan B.

Anyways, bring on the French.

stop quoting Vrsaljko.... :wink: :wink:

what England would pay to have a genius half as good on the ball like Modric.......

9 of 12 goals from a dead ball situation and 1 from open play says it all....Kane as good as he may be was found wanting against class defending....its an injustice that he'll win the golden boot for his 5 goals against Fiji and western samoa.....
Nothing to do with class defending, it was lack of supply and that was largely down to Modric running the midfield and Sterling taking Alli's spot.

You're right though, we desperately need someone who can put their foot on the ball in the middle of the park. For me, Lingard, Sterling and Alli are all competing for the same spot next to Kane.
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Still buzzing. Surreal to think we are in a world cup final. 8)
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The third placed playoff medal

#itscominghome

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Sunny Vanilla wrote:The third placed playoff medal

#itscominghome

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Nobody gives a flying shiraz who comes third, it's ridiculous to make the players go through with the game.
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It was fun while it lasted though and at least we didn't lose on penalties.
no...but you've lost 5 semi finals in row....'chockers' come to mind!!!!

Really? 5?

How did your country get on?
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Everyone raving about Modric - what did he do?

Everyone slating Sterling - thought he played well.

Gane was even, England dominated up until they conceded. Croatia only team who looked like scoring once that happened.

Proud that we got as far as we did. Funny listening to lesser nations slagging us off.
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Sunny Vanilla wrote:
Old Master wrote:.

A mate in England says that a large number of people were shouting 'Foul' as soon as it happened at the open-air venue he was at and that quite a number still believe it was a foul. :?:
No worries, Martin Tyler :lol:
What did your mate expect them to shout, "GOAAAAL"? :roll:

While shouting 'Foul' they were also looking for their straws. :wink:

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credit where its due.....finally the English appreciate that they don't deserve to eat at the main table with the heavy weights.....reaching a semi final after manufacturing the draw so that they progress through the easy side of the draw and achieving 1 shot on goal in 120 minutes is worth celebrating....the little englanders are calling for a public holiday on Monday!!! celebrating failure is something theyre used to....

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God is an Englishman wrote:Everyone raving about Modric - what did he do?

Everyone slating Sterling - thought he played well.

Gane was even, England dominated up until they conceded. Croatia only team who looked like scoring once that happened.

Proud that we got as far as we did. Funny listening to lesser nations slagging us off.
Wasn't one of Modric's better games...thought him and Rakitic even more so were poor first half.

You need a bit of luck to get to a final...we've had our fair share, but sometimes you make your own luck also. What our boys lack with skill and pace they make up for with heart and a never say die attitude.

In saying that, I couldn't believe how confident the Poms all were yesterday...they thought they just had to show up and it would happen for them.

Win or lose on Sunday, proud is an understatement to how we all feel at the moment. 1 more...1 shiraz more pls! 8)

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God is an Englishman wrote:Everyone raving about Modric - what did he do?

Everyone slating Sterling - thought he played well.

Gane was even, England dominated up until they conceded. Croatia only team who looked like scoring once that happened.

Proud that we got as far as we did. Funny listening to lesser nations slagging us off.
Modric was average first half, but pretty much ran the midfield and set the tempo of the Croatian game after the break.

Sterling played OK, but how many telling passes did he make to Kane, or anyone else for that matter, how many goals did he score? He's not the best option for that position and, even if he was a better player than Alli, you'd go for the familiarity with Kane factor over that every time IMO. I suspect that Loftus-Cheek might be our midfield general in years to come.

Stoked that we got as far as we did, but amongst all the backslapping someone needs to take a clear look at how we structured our team, so we don't make the same mistakes as this time.
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I thought I read that he hasn't scored for the national team in 30 games.....

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