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Re: The New Football Thread

#2201 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Sun Jun 30, 2024 8:45 pm

Time to start using a garbage truck as the team bus.

I mean, you can't recycle them. They would have to have been some use in the first place to be recycled.

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#2202 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Mon Jul 01, 2024 12:20 am

The two England goals were interesting.

For the first, I don't think the Slovakian defence did anything wrong. The bicycle kick creates space, and the angle from Bellingham was perfect. I don't think any defence would have stopped that.

For the second, the Slovakian defenders on the left side rush out to leave Kane offside, but the two fullbacks have dropped back to the goal line, thus playing all the England attackers onside and leaving Kane unmarked.
The Slovakian right side defenders seemed to have read the script and stay goalside of the England attackers they are marking. The Slovaks didn't seem to have the fullbacks dropping back in normal time, so they must have changed the script at the break, but the left side defenders didn't register it. I think that's a coaching mistake. There's very little goes into a player's brain at intervals, not just in football, and changes should be restricted to one thing only, at most.

The Swiss seem better organised than the Slovaks. The England team will have to create more chances than they did today.

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Re: The New Football Thread

#2203 Post by llondel » Mon Jul 01, 2024 3:49 am

Fox3WheresMyBanana wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2024 12:20 am
For the second, the Slovakian defenders on the left side rush out to leave Kane offside, but the two fullbacks have dropped back to the goal line, thus playing all the England attackers onside and leaving Kane unmarked.
Tony Adams would have sorted that, if only the Slovaks had someone like him. As immortalised in the Full Monty.

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#2204 Post by Woody » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:35 pm

Just heard Southgate on the radio saying that it’s difficult and complicated to get through to the Final, no it’s not just score more goals than the other team and that’s it. X(
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#2205 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:48 pm

He is a bear of very little brain, and long words confuse him.

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#2206 Post by tango15 » Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:57 pm

If the team was as proficient as its PR machine(s), we'd have walked this by now. With Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as one of the assistant coaches, perhaps he'll have an insight into how the Netherlands play, but with three current and one ex-Liverpool player potentially in the Netherlands team, that shouldn't be too difficult.

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#2207 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:10 pm

The average English player has never seemed to me to have enough brains to play, or defeat, Totaalvoetbal.
We already seen the basic problem, with Bellingham and Foden ending up playing in the same spot on the pitch.

England will need to shut down the Dutch midfield with tight marking, then break down the left and cross the ball into the box to win, I reckon.

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#2208 Post by 1DC » Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:21 pm

If little words stopped confusing Southgate and he realised it doesn't matter anyway he may improve as a manager. I think we will win, wether it is because of Southgate I know not..

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#2209 Post by llondel » Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:34 pm

Given his record of three semi-finals in four tournaments, he's not done too badly. Not always entertaining, but they've done enough. He seems to have conquered the penalty shoot-out hoodoo though; the team may lose out occasionally, but there have been enough successes that it isn't an automatic loss now.

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#2210 Post by OFSO » Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:57 pm

Who'd have thought it !!

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#2211 Post by llondel » Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:01 pm

I hoped, but not really expected. Southgate must have made sure they all ate their Weetabix this morning, then the substitutions paid dividends

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#2212 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:35 pm

Yes, Top Subbing!

The Dutch defender giving Watkins a shove actually created the space for him to turn, and the shot was perfect.

So, England v Spain

Winner gets Gibraltar ;)))

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#2213 Post by 1DC » Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:58 pm

Have to credit Southgate with the win, the substitutions made the difference and the best team won.

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#2214 Post by Woody » Thu Jul 11, 2024 5:19 am

England supporters going back to a match with the Dutch in1993, makes a change from 2 World Wars and 1 World Cup I suppose.
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#2215 Post by Woody » Thu Jul 11, 2024 4:54 pm

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#2216 Post by tango15 » Thu Jul 11, 2024 7:59 pm

I see that a French referee has been allocated for the game on Sunday. Quelle dommage!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Letexier

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#2217 Post by llondel » Fri Jul 12, 2024 1:28 am

Sounds like he's not afraid to piss off the crowd.

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#2218 Post by tango15 » Sat Jul 13, 2024 9:02 am

The UK - well England anyway - has gone mad! Supermarkets closing early on Sunday and opening late on Monday. Later opening hours for pubs, talk of a Bank Holiday if we win. (No thanks, can we just have St George's Day as a national holiday every year, please?). Yesterday, I got a text from the company who delivers my milk, to say they're delivering on Sunday morning (instead of Monday) and they're based in Glasgow!

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#2219 Post by Woody » Sat Jul 13, 2024 9:16 am

BA and Iberia streaming the game live on their aircraft :-o
The match will be streamed on all connected British Airways and Iberia aircraft, and customers will simply have to connect their personal devices to the BA Wi-Fi network to view the game.
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#2220 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Sat Jul 13, 2024 1:13 pm

and they're based in Glasgow!
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2. Anyone who beats England, anywhere, at anything.

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