Discussion in 'Euro 2016' started by Lord Camomile, Jun 27, 2016.
I still say we were worse against Algeria in '10.
When were England last a decent team? Euro 96? Italia 90?
I think they should offer Ian Holloway the job of England Manager. He took Blackpool then Crystal Palace into the Premiership and everyone loved him because he was crackers.
Mind you, maybe even he wouldn't touch such a poisoned chalice.
Maybe harsh on Everton.
It might have been a new low. As above Algeria in 2010 was a contender, Macedonia in 2008 and 2004.. it's what they do. That's not to say every other nation doesn't have its moments though.
Ian Holloway and Ian Wright as joint managers. Passion, fire, fans themselves - that's the English spirit!
To be honest they could probably do worse than an Ozzie coach. Jones seems to be doing well and Trevor Bayliss with the Cricket team. Just give up and outsource all our international team coaching to Australia.
He would but cant at the moment.He is still being paid by Millwall who sacked him after a disastrous tenure. He is a basket case and shit manager but the media love him for the shit he spouts.
With some decent assistants and backroom staff I reckon he'd do a better job than Hodgson and most of the likely contenders for the job. Football is a simpler game than rugby and he's shown he's got the tactical nous for that sport, but more than anything he's a great motivator and given England's rugby players belief in themselves as individuals and as a unit - and that's precisely what England's footballers are lacking. But we'll never find out, obviously.
The fa have nearly always employed "yes men" for the England job.I can't see it changing soon,Enter Alan Pardew.
This from my brother cheered me up:
England hammered 2:1 by Iceland, who go on to play Tesco in the quarter finals.
(Apols if a repost - long thread!)
... Winner goes on to play ALDI in the semi-final but gets knocked out after extra time and a penalty shoot out
I don't remember 1990 and have only seen the Germany match, which I understand was England's best performance, having scraped through to that point.
1996 they were very good for at least two and a half of their five game (half of Scotland and all of Netherlands and Germany). I was earlier trying to think of England players who've performed at a tournament since 96, and came up with Owen, Campbell and Ferdinand, Rooney, Hargreaves and Neville and Cole, although the latter two were just very consistent throughout their international careers.
An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scotsman walk into a pub.
The Welshman's not there, he's still in France
Just popped back in to look at the posts...then this happened.
Sorry...will try again later.
Clyne, Stones, Smalling, Rose
Ali, Dier, Rooney
LLanna, Sturridge Rashford
Separate names with a comma.