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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:40 pm

Pulsating tense game, we lacked quality when required

Best team won

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by faaip » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:44 pm

Still don't understand why Kane is so highly rated.
BPF - Beradi - Jansson - Forshaw - Cooper - Douglas - Hernandez - Klich - Saiz - Roofe - Clarke

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:52 pm

faaip wrote:
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Still don't understand why Kane is so highly rated.
He looked poor v a world class team

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by becchio bear » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:53 pm

Well that's it. Not watching Saturday or Sunday, don't give a flying f**k who wins. Completely lost interest. Devastated we've lost tonight :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :bear:

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:55 pm

I fancied Croatia since the start of the tournament

As soon as we played a top side we folded nevertheless we did well to go so far !

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:59 pm

becchio bear wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Well that's it. Not watching Saturday or Sunday, don't give a flying f**k who wins. Completely lost interest. Devastated we've lost tonight :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :bear:
Don't despair young lady, it was always a tough ask

As a football fan I'll be watching :soccer:

Never missed a World Cup Final, only missed a few games in this tournament because we were on holiday in St Ives

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by faaip » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:02 pm

I've lost interest too.

We managed to win against Tunisia, Panama (who?) and Sweden ...that's not great form
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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by Cjay » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:05 pm

Wont ever have a better route to a World Cup Final.

Almost as depressing as Leeds. :(

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Post by Norm » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:06 pm

Missed most of the 2nd half and extra time - probably glad I did.
I had it taped, watched the highlights and we just about completely lost the plot didn't we? Lots of deer with headlights coming towards them.
That's a tremendous disappointment - I didn't think England were better than Croatia but thought we had a chance.
Now I know we didn't have much of one.
I think we lost it when tempers frayed and handbags started - Croatia were more controlled.
England haven't got a bad squad and, for the first half of the first half, they didn't do bad. I hope they can get over it and grow from it, individually and collectively, for the future.
I hope Croatia beat France on Sunday.

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:10 pm

Watching the news our country seems to have gone into mourning

Millions got carried away with the media hype

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by faaip » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:12 pm

Some interesting pieces but a long way to go to get close to some of those good England teams that usually got very unlucky in major championships. Kanes bad misses first half not the sign of a quality striker. Said that would come back to bite us.
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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:13 pm

Cjay wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Wont ever have a better route to a World Cup Final.

Almost as depressing as Leeds. :(
Indeed Cjay

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by whiteswan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:13 pm

becchio bear wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Well that's it. Not watching Saturday or Sunday, don't give a flying f**k who wins. Completely lost interest. Devastated we've lost tonight :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :bear:
Me too bb....not really bothered about Sat or Sun. I think the third place game is ridiculous anyway. Just have a final with a winner and a runner up like in most other competitions. How can any players hearts be in a game like that :roll:

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by faaip » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:14 pm

1964white wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:10 pm
Watching the news our country seems to have gone into mourning

Millions got carried away with the media hype
As ever. I don't think we'll ever win a major tournament again. It's more likely Leeds win another premiership title
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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:15 pm

I do like Southgate, admits we weren't good enough

So dignified unlike many premiership managers

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:16 pm

faaip wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:14 pm
As ever. I don't think we'll ever win a major tournament again. It's more likely Leeds win another premiership title
Stretching it a bit there mate :)

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 pm

whiteswan wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Me too bb....not really bothered about Sat or Sun. I think the third place game is ridiculous anyway. Just have a final with a winner and a runner up like in most other competitions. How can any players hearts be in a game like that :roll:
That's it.....millions of flag-waving females have lost interest in football now ;-)

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Post by Norm » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:31 pm

1964white wrote:

Watching the news our country seems to have gone into mourning

Millions got carried away with the media hype
That's what may have happened in a way - that "It's going Home" tripe was an expectation too far and must have put an anvil on every one of those young players' backs. I never did like it really. I sincerely hope people don't get on their backs when they come home because it would destroy their spirit and they need to be encouraged to learn from it and do better next time, in the Euros.

I still think Southgate did well - we played in a qualifying group (Euros and/or WC) with Croatia at least once and possibly twice a few years ago and I seem to remember they were getting as good if not better than us on occasion back then.

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by whiteswan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:39 pm

1964white wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 pm
That's it.....millions of flag-waving females have lost interest in football now ;-)
Cheeky.... :chair: ....Oh, and I don't own a flag :)

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Re: 2018 WORLD CUP - CROATIA v ENGLAND

Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:47 pm

Norm wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:31 pm
That's what may have happened in a way - that "It's going Home" tripe was an expectation too far and must have put an anvil on every one of those young players' backs. I never did like it really. I sincerely hope people don't get on their backs when they come home because it would destroy their spirit and they need to be encouraged to learn from it and do better next time, in the Euros.

I still think Southgate did well - we played in a qualifying group (Euros and/or WC) with Croatia at least once and possibly twice a few years ago and I seem to remember they were getting as good if not better than us on occasion back then.
Those players can return home with great credit & don't deserve any criticism whatsoever, they were competing against the worlds best but the lack of experience & quality found them out, in the end the mountain was too high to climb

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