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England v Iceland, 8pm (ITV)

Discussion in 'Euro 2016' started by Lord Camomile, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Insert Alf Ramsay/Rodney Marsh joke here.
     
  2. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    In fairness, Dier wasn't dire. And the two Belgian blokes seemed alright the other night.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    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.
     
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  4. Skyfallsz

    Skyfallsz Increase the positivity Banned

    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....
     
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  5. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

  6. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

    Didn't even get far enough to be knocked out on penalties. :facepalm: :D :D :D :D
     
  7. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    Only because they're all crap.
     
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model The word of Sin is Restriction

    But the ratings :facepalm: if they're all crap a new means of selecting them should be tried
     
  9. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    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.
     
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  10. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    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.
     
  11. Bonesy

    Bonesy 9"

    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.
     
  12. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

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  13. ignatious

    ignatious Well-Known Member

    He's well practiced in this area though. Probably just changes a few names each time and it's good to go.
     
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  14. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    I still want Brendan Rodgers to take over England.
    I know he's an outsider but what are the odds?
     
  15. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    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.
     
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  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    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.
     
  17. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Ethan Hunt and his MI force disguised themselves as key players so that they could retrieve a classified microfilm from Gunnarson's boot.
     
  18. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    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.
     
  19. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    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...
     
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  20. 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.
     
  21. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    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.
     
  22. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    But how could he ever foresee we'd lose to Iceland...?!

    Oh, right.
     
  23. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    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!
     
  24. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Traitor to the crown! :mad:
     
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  25. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Just read this quote from Rio Ferdinand re: the England manager job:
    I think you'll find there's fucking loads of them, Rio! :facepalm:
     
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  26. Doctor Carrot

    Doctor Carrot Bear Grylls grills bare bears

    You are Jeremy Corbyn and I claim £5 from your profit.
     
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  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  28. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    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.

    Hey ho.
     
  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    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.
     
  30. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    Thank god Roy snubbed Stones and Barkley :D
     

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