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bristleposh wrote: 01 Jul 2021, 14:36
White G wrote: 01 Jul 2021, 13:29 Thoughts?? I thought England and Germany were both very poor but it's about the result. We're in the easy side of the draw and should get to the final. If we were to go all the way, would it rank alongside 1966?

We've not looked great but in 1966 we were lucky in the final. Football is a much more global game now so I'd say this would be just as big an achievement. Home advantage is clearly our best weapon but with VAR, we can't rely on any dodgy Russian linemen!
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So bisexual then
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Worry for England: tonight’s match is on ITV. At World Cups or Euros from Euro 1996 onwards, England have recorded 17 wins in matches exclusively live on BBC; only six on ITV (including penalty shoot-outs) – and ITV has shown one game more. Both broadcasters will screen the final.

England’s task in tonight’s semi-final is to beat Denmark at home in a match refereed by Danny Makkelie. Of England’s past two home defeats, one was against Denmark and the other was refereed by Makkelie (against Spain). And England’s latest defeat anywhere? Away to Belgium, in a game refereed by Makkelie.
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Something's got to change, surely?
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Yes!
We won't lose the game - it will be a draw ......
and we will lose on a penalty shootout
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What a night!

And Gary Neville’s comment at the end was the absolute icing on the cake.
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Gaz_Miller wrote: 07 Jul 2021, 23:50 What a night!

And Gary Neville’s comment at the end was the absolute icing on the cake.
..... and what a night to cheer up the country after all the bad times we've endured. :clap: :clap:
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Can we not have an Italian flag over Peterborough. As I suspect most will be supporting Italy.
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Another England v Italy face off
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They done well but I'd personally say it was the lack of technical ability which cost us. Italy could control the ball better collectively, sadly bravery & athleticism can't guarantee victory. Despite giving 100%, I'd say the combo of Rice & Phillips just wasn't quite good enough to win. Great effort but we won't get a better chance (at home with an easy draw).
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I'm sure many fans of the mighty Posh also follow the travails of the English national side, sadly last night in Poland our team seemed to have got their tactics from watching Posh. Cruising and playing excellent football, until all of sudden they decided to defend what they had by changing tactics and trying to defend the lead from deeper and deeper until such time as the inevitable happened and we conceded the equalizer. We were trying to defend with eleven outfield players and there was no get-out.
Surely it would have been better for a couple of our forwards to have remained high up the field to allow for a pass from defence to relieve the pressure. Still, I'm not a manager getting paid megabucks to put the team on the field. Poland were quicker in the last fifteen minutes because they had utilised their substitutes, we could and maybe should have brought on all our substitutes, to break up play, to get fresh legs on the pitch, and (forgive me) to waste time.
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But that's not Gareth Southgate's way of playing football.
Don't you realise we must play pretty fottball?
What's winning if you don't have something aesthetically pleasing?
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