ITALY vs England

Discussion in 'Euro 2012 championship' started by twistedAM, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    Will John Terry turn up at the semis in his England kit?:hmm:
     
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  2. Wilf

    Wilf Cocksucking Angry Columbo

    But when Ian Rush played in Italy, his wife said the bread tasted funny. :(
     
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  3. revol68

    revol68 what, fucking what?

    Yeah the flatness of the midfield really does mean the only ball is to the flanks and as England dropped deeper, Young and Milner got forced back by Italy's wing backs.

    Bringing on Carroll for Welbeck suggested that Roy was happy enough with that and try and steal a goal.

    Shameful way for a nation that hosts one of the best leagues in the world to be playing.
     
  4. Wilf

    Wilf Cocksucking Angry Columbo

    :D
     
  5. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    It was like living in a foreign country :(
     
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  6. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    One thing we can all agree on, Mark Lawurenceson is an unfunny tedious sad excuse of a commentator
     
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  7. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    In fairness to Hodgson, he wasn't dealt a great hand with this group of players. I'll be interested to see what conclusions he draws from the whole experience. Since the problems are so widespread it's going to be a bitch to fix.
     
  8. smmudge

    smmudge Sissy that walk!

    omg tell me about it!! I didn't realise until recently how strange it was that I can still name the entire team of the Euro 96 squad, but only half of 98 and barely any of 00, 02, 04, 06 etcetc.
     
  9. savoloysam

    savoloysam Won an argument on the internetz once.

    The current crop have nothing on the euro 96 bunch.
     
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  10. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    I was thinking about the extra-time against Germany in that tournament. Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me, but I remember us being all over them, and really going for it (that famous Gascoigne chance is in extra-time). A long way from this evening...
     
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  11. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    To be fair to Roy he got England out of the group and realistically that was all that was asked for and expected,he'll be given some leyway for the simple fact that he's only been in the job for 2 months,once the WC qualifiers start the honeymoon period will be over.
     
  12. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    Yes. It's a difficult job though.
    We have to play a higher line - which means ditching Terry. We have to press teams in possession higher up the pitch - which means ditching Parker and Gerrard. We have to use the ball more intelligently, certainly in the centre, and really out wide too (I mean we ditched Joe Cole for giving the ball away too easily years back, but Ashley Young makes him look like fucking Xavi).

    Big egos to off, and big problems to fix.
     
  13. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    I was surprised at the number of England fans in the crowd they showed wearing the goalie top :hmm: also, the TV director seemed to be in love with Balotelli considering the number of times they went to him.
     
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  14. smmudge

    smmudge Sissy that walk!

    Yeah I don't remember much of the tournament but I'm sure you're right :oops: (I was a bit younger than you)
     
  15. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    In my memory, it was fairly end to end. Unlike tonight, especially the last 15 minutes.
     
  16. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    Ah well at least we can enjoy the rest of the tournament without the stress of wondering if England can win it, if Rooney is fit,how the hell is Milner an international, how Germany could've ripped us a new one etc,looking forward to two cracking semis comming up later this week :cool:
     
  17. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

  18. gunneradt

    gunneradt Banned Banned

    Terry was outstanding tonight

    England's best player
     
  19. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    Apparently Joe Hart made the most completed passes for England tonight. :hmm:
     
  20. smmudge

    smmudge Sissy that walk!

  21. smmudge

    smmudge Sissy that walk!

    LOL WTF
     
  22. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

  23. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    Deeply mediocre player, amazing really that he finished up on the winning team that night, considering England's strike force was Shearer and Sheringham.
     
  24. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    Only memorable for his surname really :D
     
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  25. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    I was 13, I remember him well :D

    Amazingly the playmaker in that German side was Mehmet Scholl :facepalm:
     
  26. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    Again, based on twitter so don't know the veracity of it, but someone posted about the number of qualified coaches in some countries. Said something like Germany 35,000, Italy 29,000; Spain 24,000; England 3,000. :(
     
  27. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    I wonder what defoe's thinking tonight.

    I'm not sure trying to use Carroll to batter his way through was the right tactic here, whereas an attacking formation on the break of Defoe, Rooney, young and boy wonder plus Gerrard would have been a pretty scary prospect on the break an hour into the game.
     
  28. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    Amazing given the amount of money in the English game.
     
  29. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    The shame is that most of the money is in the premier league and most of it goes to the players. Whilst they deserve the lion's share, I don't think enough goes to the grassroots game in the country.
     
  30. Lo Siento.

    Lo Siento. Second As Farce

    I think the way we were set up, we were always going to end up camped in our half, watching the Italians pass it in front of us. We didn't use the ball very well on the counter-attack but I don't think Defoe rather than Carroll would've made the difference.
     

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