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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#281 » by Baphomet » Sat Oct 8, 2016 4:45 pm

HIF wrote:Would Malta make it into the English 3rd Division?


I think the better question is would England make it into the English 3rd division? :D
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#282 » by HIF » Sat Oct 8, 2016 4:48 pm

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HIF wrote:Would Malta make it into the English 3rd Division?


I think the better question is would England make it into the English 3rd division? :D


I was going to say that this team would struggle in the prem but didn't want to sound to depressing.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#283 » by Baphomet » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:09 pm

We're all over Spain at the moment. This team looks much better playing on the counter.

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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#284 » by HIF » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:23 pm

No Wooney .
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#285 » by Baphomet » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:53 pm

nvm we suck

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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#286 » by HIF » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:55 pm

Please no more Southgate.

Time for a broom.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#287 » by Baphomet » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:01 pm

HIF wrote:Please no more Southgate.

Time for a broom.


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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#288 » by No_20 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:10 pm

Try Klinsmann. Not a great manager, but he has charisma and that's what England needs right now.

Not sure FA would give the job to a German though. The right-wing tabloids would rage.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#289 » by HIF » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:13 pm

No_20 wrote:Try Klinsmann. Not a great manager, but he has charisma and that's what England needs right now.

Not sure FA would give the job to a German though. The right-wing tabloids would rage.


Of course they wouldn't rage if he was decent.

Sadly Klinsmann's coaching is not in the same hemisphere as his playing.

England need to find someone who will re-do the set-up from top to bottom.

We need the Eddie Jones of Football (That's a rugby coach not an ex-miami Heat). We need some English fighting spirit. :D
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#290 » by Baphomet » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:53 pm

I guess Gareth Southgate has the job, then.

Managing wins over Malta and Scotland, and a goaless draw against Slovenia is enough to convince the FA apparently. Pretty sure HIF or myself could do the job if that's the criteria. The FA is becoming more of a laughing stock by the day, I truly despair for this team.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#291 » by Baphomet » Thu Dec 1, 2016 5:17 pm

Figured I'd make a post about the ongoing child abuse in football scandal that's emerged in recent weeks. Wasn't sure where to put it, but given that it has taken place in the UK and our new England manager has spoken out about it, here seems like a good enough place.

Lots of former players are coming out saying that they were sexually abused as youth players by coaches. There have even been claims that some players have been given bungs to stay quiet about it, particularly in cases where big teams have been involved. Some seriously insidious stuff here, but sadly not at all surprising to me given the history of abuse cover-ups in the UK (Jimmy Saville & associates at the BBC, Rotherham scandal, etc). This past year has been absolutely apocalyptic for the FA, between this and the corruption scandal.

And the biggest concern of the FA is having to potentially compensate the victims. :noway:
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#292 » by HIF » Sat Dec 3, 2016 4:05 pm

I'm sure that there are a small percentage of these people coaching in every sport in every country.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#293 » by HIF » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:46 pm

Best English half since we last played Germany.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#294 » by Baphomet » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:03 pm

It's hard to imagine how good Alli could be one day. Definitely Lampard level, imo. He still scores a lot of goals despite how bad his finishing is at times.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#295 » by Baphomet » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:05 pm

HIF wrote:Best English half since we last played Germany.


I really like this line-up.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#296 » by HIF » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:43 pm

Alli and Walker were very good.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#297 » by Baphomet » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:55 pm

HIF wrote:Alli and Walker were very good.


Disappointing result but an encouraging performance. Finishing needs to improve across the board.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#298 » by HIF » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:06 am

Baphomet wrote:
HIF wrote:Alli and Walker were very good.


Disappointing result but an encouraging performance. Finishing needs to improve across the board.


Great to see the energy and the pressing. Leicester showed last season that when you have inferior talent that is the way to beat technically better teams.

We aren't world champions but I liked the 3 at the back defence and the two number 10 setup. I think Livermore was the only starter who I was disappointed in. Sadly when it comes to tournaments we will change the players and the setup and play not to lose, without the energy or desire that we showed yesterday.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#299 » by Baphomet » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:26 pm

Defoe nets against Lithuania to make it 1-0. Nice to have a great finisher in front of goal like him.

Excellent wing play by Sterling to break though and find his man in the middle.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#300 » by UcanUwill » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:33 pm

As Lithuanian, was a bit excited for this game, but it doesn't look too pretty so far. England looks decent. I am very casual Football fan, whatever happened to Jack Wilshere, I remember that guy being hyped as the next big English superstar.

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