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England WC 2018 qualifiers

Discussion in 'football' started by Lord Camomile, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Funnily enough, I think England may do better than expected now that people's expectations have reached a low ebb.
     
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  2. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Ah, yes. My mistake. I know the rules, but I was forgetting that Ireland now have a game in hand.
     
  3. copliker

    copliker ...

    Still better punditry than the Nevilles or Shearer.
     
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  4. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Don't you dare put limitations on our ability to disappoint :mad: ;)

    As I've said any times before, I'd rather see us play well and be defeated than grind out drab results and clunk out demurely. That's why I preferred 2014 to 2010, even though we went further in the latter. We didn't even win a game in 2014, but we at least looked like we gave a damn and were trying! No such luck in 2010!
     
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  5. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Ireland 1-0 up already :)
     
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  6. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Against Moldova, goal difference minus 18. Respect.
     
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  7. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    Ready for this? Southgate's made a few changes which actually look quite interesting - Hart, Cahill, Dier are out. Would have liked to see Henderson binned off too but I look at the bench and realise we're fucking stuck with him forever.

    Please god don't let Butland make a howler - this is our best chance to be rid of Hart as first choice.
     
  8. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Very nice to see Butland get another go, even if it should have come in a game with a bit more meat to it.

    As ever, will be interesting to see what the incoming players do to stake a claim.
     
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  9. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Oh, and just like Thursday night, I'm at work so I've got to watch the first half via live text before staying in the office to watch the second half :facepalm: :mad:
     
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  10. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    Have a strange feeling that England might put in a decent performance here
     
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  11. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom Mum's primitive, acidic pear crumble (7,7)

    The commentary at the moment is certainly acknowledging the gloom. Quite surprising for ITV.
     
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  12. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Sounds like the weather isn't conducive to a decent game.
     
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  13. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom Mum's primitive, acidic pear crumble (7,7)

    It's an impressively drab occasion, certainly.
     
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  14. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Why am I watching this?
     
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  15. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom Mum's primitive, acidic pear crumble (7,7)

    You like the vignettes where Screwfix products save the day.
     
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  16. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    Depends on your definition of decent I suppose
     
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  17. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom Mum's primitive, acidic pear crumble (7,7)

    You've had the whole board watching the dreariest game since, ooh, Thursday. I hope you're proud of yourself.
     
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  18. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    But not on your definition of ‘strange’.
     
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  19. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

  20. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    UNDEFEATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!

    Bring on the world, we have nothing to fear from anyone :cool:
     
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  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    In the meanwhile, now feeling extra shitty about that last-minute equaliser against Scotland. They'd have a play-off spot but for that :(
     
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  22. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Managed to doze through most of the second half. Doesn't sound like I missed much.
     
  23. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    England have to be world cup favourites now. Pointless Wales even qualifying.
     
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  24. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Corrected.
     
  25. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Eh, considering we were on autopilot I'll not get overly bothered about the performance.

    Nobody brought in looked any better than the starters tbf, Butland looks a liability and his distribution was appalling.

    Lol at Scotland though, we did try and help :D
     
  26. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    How did England help Scotland again?
     
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  27. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Well, we did take points off their opposition too. We weren't the only ones they failed to beat...
     
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  28. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Well, this is stark reading...

    England's World Cup wins
    2014:
    None
    2010: Slovenia (1-0)
    2006: Paraguay (1-0), Trinidad & Tobago (2-0), Ecuador (1-0)
    2002: Argentina (1-0), Denmark (3-0)
    1998: Tunisia (2-0), Colombia (2-0)

    Still, not a goal conceded among 'em! :cool: :hmm:
     
  29. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    England have only won 6 games in knockout football at major tournaments since 1966:
    Paraguay 1986
    Belgium 1990
    Cameroon 1990
    Spain 1996
    Denmark 2002
    Ecuador 2006


    Compared to Wales who have only qualified for one tournament in that time and managed 2!
     
  30. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    ;)
     
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