England @ Euro 2016

Discussion in 'Euro 2016' started by Lord Camomile, May 16, 2016.

  1. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Expanded format qualification perms are ridiculously (and yawnsomly) complicated. Anyone fancy a go at this prior to bed? :
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  2. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

  3. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

  4. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    It's all falling into place for England. Beat Iceland in the last 16, then beat France in the quarter final, then Italy, Spain or Germany in the semis, leaving a tantalising rematch with Wales in the Final.
     
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  5. Skyfallsz

    Skyfallsz Increase the positivity Banned

    And there was me thinking Roy didn't have a plan!
     
  6. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    So it looks like England will meet Portugal next.

    We will have a game where England have their little committee meetings in midfield while Portugal pepper the English goal with shot after shot....:eek::facepalm:
     
  7. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    It's going to be Iceland after their win.
     
  8. Skyfallsz

    Skyfallsz Increase the positivity Banned

    We're playing Iceland. Either we win and are the bad guys, or we lose and are humiliated
     
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  9. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    It could have been worse.Im glad we've avoided Tescos and Asda.
     
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  10. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    With John Aldi-ridge.
     
  11. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Sticking it in the back of the Netto. (sorry).
     
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  12. Skyfallsz

    Skyfallsz Increase the positivity Banned

    Even Morrisons to sack Hodgson
     
  13. Zapp Brannigan

    Zapp Brannigan Built like a steakhouse, handles like a bistro

    Iceland are a good side, but I bet England will Bejammy and scrape through. Don't put a lot on it though, just a Lidl bet.
     
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  14. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    If we can nick it by the Spar goal I'd be a Happy Shopper
     
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  15. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    One to explain to the younger viewers.:D
     
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  16. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I assumed it was a typo until I saw the Lidl bit :oops: :D
     
  17. Zapp Brannigan

    Zapp Brannigan Built like a steakhouse, handles like a bistro

    I won a pub quiz once with that. In the geography round (!) the last question was "what is the former name of Iceland?" :thumbs:
     
  18. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    1-0 Rooney 93rd minute.Hey Presto!
     
  19. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    I liked Bejam.:(
     
  20. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    I hope so,he always chooses the Safeway.
     
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  21. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    In a sad sort of way, I hope we lose! :facepalm: It's such an amusing pickle....
     
  22. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    Danny can't wait. Rose to score his first England goal.
     
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  23. Zapp Brannigan

    Zapp Brannigan Built like a steakhouse, handles like a bistro

    Pace will beat Iceland. Do everything quickly - Rooney to play a quick pass, Vardy take a quick shot, Hart make a Kwik Save.
     
  24. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Look what you have started.^^^^
     
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  25. two sheds

    two sheds not as daft as i look

    Al Dawson in goal has to be suspect.



    /chorus of "We've done that one already" :mad:
     
  26. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Out of 8 matches, there's only one I have to miss. It is, of course, England's.

    You couldn't just keep Russia out for 30 more seconds, could you?? :facepalm:
     
  27. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    England will face iceland - than france or ireland in the quarter final.

    Certainly not noticeably trickier than Wales (norn iron than probably Belgium in the QF) potential route to the semi-finals. And I think France might be the less tough QF - they've been ok, but belgium look more dangerous to me. And all the pressure will be on france.
     
  28. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    People saying Roy's gamble hasn't come off, but the rested players (and less key yellow cards) could be a huge asset further in the tournament.

    England have tired badly at the sharp end of tournaments before. He's actually done something practical about it.
     
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  29. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Is Woy going to be a lucky geyser?
     
  30. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It also means that if we beat Iceland each subsequent round will be against an opponent who has had an extra days' rest, right through to the final if we get that far. Not good IMO. Five days between the final group match and round of 16 is plenty.

    How many of those players really needed a rest? England never play more than two matches together except in tournaments. I'd rather have seen our first choice XI get another game together to build on the momentum of the second half performance against Wales. We have the youngest squad in the tournament and several of the first choice XI are playing in a tournament for the first time. Everyone was saying our defence was the weak link beforehand; surely it would be best for the back four to have had another game together? Danny Rose had never started a competitive game before this tournament. He and Walker haven't had a particularly heavy season (unlike Kane) as Spurs rotated them with Trippier and Davies for the full back positions last season. Rooney missed a large chunk of the season but did well enough in the first two games here, was taken off after 70 minutes in one of them, and is still adjusting to the specifics of playing in a much deeper role; I'd much rather have seen him play there against Slovakia. Alli has only just completed his first season in the Premier League and is the youngest member of the starting XI; I feel he should at least have started against Slovakia, even if he was withdrawn after an hour. Taking Wilshere at all was ridiculous in my view after he missed literally the entire season bar Arsenal's final match, and he appears to neglect his fitness and not look after himself properly to boot. England have a history of taking key players after injury when they clearly aren't match fit, going right back to Brooking & Keegan in 1982. The team we picked could easily have beaten Slovakia given the number of attempts on goal, or the first choice team might also have been frustrated and held to a draw, but either way I feel it would have stood us in better stead to have had another game together with the first choice XI, or at least most of it.
     

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