Discussion in 'Euro 2016' started by Lord Camomile, Jun 27, 2016.
Insert Alf Ramsay/Rodney Marsh joke here.
In fairness, Dier wasn't dire. And the two Belgian blokes seemed alright the other night.
Wales seem to have done alright. If there was a UK team, the English would try and rule the roost, and look at the mess that's got you in already.
Of course it wouldn't work because it wouldn't, but in a dream scenario if it was one team it could be an actual competitor to Germany and Italy. The national FAs would need drastic reform, and we'd have to end capitalism and replace it with something nice....
Didn't even get far enough to be knocked out on penalties.
Only because they're all crap.
But the ratings if they're all crap a new means of selecting them should be tried
Did anyone else think how odd it was that within minutes of the result Hodgson was making a well prepared speech that seemed typed out all ready to go. I mean I literally left the room directly when the final whistle went, there were adverts, they came back to the pundits for about 5 mins and then Hodgson was talking to the press with a typed out script. It would have taken them that long to sort the printer out let alone prepare the speech. Obviously that's what he was thinking about during the entire second-half.
I noticed that. Very odd.
What was odder was the way the pundits kept going on about how "honourable" he'd been, when he was being a complete cowardly shitbag.
Spineless performance from a petrified team. Hodgson was an appalling appointment who should have been sacked after taking 1 point from 9 in the World Cup two years earlier. Kane, Sterling and Alli all came with massive reputations (in the UK anyway) and were utterly dreadful. Big shout out to Joe Hart too who has seemed to have mastered the art of running his mouth whilst continually coating it with egg.
I have no faith whatsoever in the FA picking the right man to succeed Roy Hodgson
Dodgy 'arry doesn't trust the FA to make the right appointment.
Eta: Not that he's wrong but talk about an obvious axe to grind.
He's well practiced in this area though. Probably just changes a few names each time and it's good to go.
I still want Brendan Rodgers to take over England.
I know he's an outsider but what are the odds?
Ah yeah, there's probably an FA 'I Quit' template they use. They'd have to account for the slow evolution in language though as the centuries roll on.
England were told to throw the game by mi5 to try and deflate the mood of English nationalism so as to better aid eu reintegration.
Ethan Hunt and his MI force disguised themselves as key players so that they could retrieve a classified microfilm from Gunnarson's boot.
Or they just choked. Choked big style.
Or Iceland could be brilliant.
Through genetic flukery and against statistical norms their small population has produced a team that is better than yours.
I was watching with an American and an Aus yesterday, and as we sat down to watch the second half I asked them for an outsider's opinion on the England team; their response was "can't finish and massive chokers".
Couldn't really argue...
It is almost as of many of the team cannot be arsed with England and just want to to fuck off to Ibiza & vegas for a couple of weeks. Rooneys attitude indicates that he always seems to be utterly resentful that he has to go along to these tournaments.
I can well believe that Greg Dyke wrote that statement and told Hodgson that if England lost, he was to read it out and not take any questions, so as not to say anything even more embarrassing than the team's performance had been.
But how could he ever foresee we'd lose to Iceland...?!
Well I did - I took 9/1 on Iceland to win (which was ridiculously generous given both team's previous performances) so thanks Roy and the lads and Betfair for my £90 profit!
Traitor to the crown!
Just read this quote from Rio Ferdinand re: the England manager job:
I think you'll find there's fucking loads of them, Rio!
You are Jeremy Corbyn and I claim £5 from your profit.
Harry Redknapp: FA won't appoint right England manager
Bizarre performance, hardly any of them came out of it well, hard to believe this team was playing such composed one touch football in the qualifiers and early group games, by the end so many passes went astray it was comedy.
Rashford only being given 5 minutes was ridiculous, you could see Iceland were terrified everytime he picked up the ball and ran at them.
Supports the idea it's a mental thing - for whatever reason the pressure gets to them.
Yeah, that was disappointing. He might escape it as he was barely a part of the team, but I'm genuinely concerned about the lasting mental impact of a defeat/tournament like this.
Thank god Roy snubbed Stones and Barkley
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