WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
28%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
11%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
6%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
32%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
22%
  



Hammer and Pickle 10:04 Wed Sep 8
2022 FIFA World Cup
Poland 0-0 England qualifier19th minute.

Good game this :)

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Fifth Column 12:55 Sun Sep 12
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Im never v interested in England national team.

The Qatar World Cup? Country with no football history which locks up any opposition to the ruling family.

I'm interested to see how many people attend matches. I suspect the worst attended World Cup in living memory

goose 12:27 Sun Sep 12
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Penalties are a fantastic way to decide a game.
If you win.

Westside 11:59 Sun Sep 12
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
If it was good enough for the English League Cup, it's good enough. If a country doesn't think a cup isn't worth an inconvenient replay, they can always concede.

The League Cup replays, weren't constrained, by a 4 week tournament timetable.

Just how would you schedule, replays/2nd replays/3rd replays, which could happen several times, in a 4 week tournament?

gph 1:25 Sat Sep 11
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
Whether or not it had to be done, that was the plan.

And, in my opinion, better than the present-day farce.

If it was good enough for the English League Cup, it's good enough. If a country doesn't think a cup isn't worth an inconvenient replay, they can always concede.

Westside 1:17 Sat Sep 11
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Penalties are indeed a shit way to decide a game.

Extra time, then a replay, and then more extra time and another replay.

Sure, there are difficulties with this approach, but it used to be done, so they're not insurmountable.

When was the last time an international final, had a replay?

To say nothing of scheduling a replay, for earlier knockout rounds, in a tournament.

gph 12:00 Sat Sep 11
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Penalties are indeed a shit way to decide a game.

Extra time, then a replay, and then more extra time and another replay.

Sure, there are difficulties with this approach, but it used to be done, so they're not insurmountable.

cholo 11:39 Fri Sep 10
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
When I think about the world Cup being next year I get a bit excited.

Then I remember it's being held in winter, during the season in an authoritarian state and lose all enthusiasm.

Side of Ham 8:58 Fri Sep 10
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
Block 1:02 Fri Sep 10

Plus he's bitter he's seen as a sleazy cunt on here so goes full on attack mode......explains his moronic postings as well.......

BRANDED 8:33 Fri Sep 10
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As a nation we're not used to winning in major football tournaments so getting to a semi and a final seemed a result. However, I agree. After the World Cup mistake I’d have sacked horse face after the semi final and put in someone more progressive. Ruthlessness rules.

kylay 8:14 Fri Sep 10
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I cannot believe there wasn't more outrage about how Southgate went about that game. The Italians were visibly shaken after that early goal and committing turnover after turnover, only England weren't trying to counter at least with any pace. Sitting back allowed Italy to settle down, get into a rhythm and find their footing. By the start of the second half, they were clearly the more dominant team.

It's the exact same mistake he made against Croatia in the semis.

The only team of any note England beat in either tournament was Denmark on a penalty that wasn't. That German side was a shell of itself.

Westside 1:07 Fri Sep 10
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It’s not waffle, we should expect an England manager with our track record in penalties to have a few tactical plans to do our best not to get to penalties

As England under Southgate, had a 100% win record in penalty shootouts before the Euros, hardly surprising he fancied their chances, in a shoot out.

Block 1:02 Fri Sep 10
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
Standard, that Swiss has absolutely zero knowledge of football.

Swiss. 12:58 Fri Sep 10
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
Side of Ham 12:13 Fri Sep 10

"A lottery…….won it."

No it's not. It's one player's skill against another. No chance just ability and composure at the time.

Stop being a bad loser you fucking cry baby.

Side of Ham 12:13 Fri Sep 10
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The Italians missed penalties too it’s just a shit way to decide a TEAM game…..the Italians didn’t have more stones an Italian did to put the pressure on the 19 year old who crumbled like many an English player way above that age.

A lottery…….won it.

goose 11:28 Fri Sep 10
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
Just out of interest ED, who would you have picked to take #5?

Pickford was 6, Phillips was 7 and Grealish was 8.

Block 11:25 Fri Sep 10
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
Had those players scored in the shootout, it would have gone down as a GENIUS move.

It's a lottery with shootouts, the itais had more stones than we did. Fair play to them.

The biggest issue for me was the mentality in the 2nd half, we were so nervous and looked as if we just wanted to defend what we had, instead of going at them like we did the 1st half.

I'll say this now, we're going to win the world cup.

goose 11:23 Fri Sep 10
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
Beckham
Lampard
Gerrard
Pearce

all missed penalties in shoot outs for England.

how did NOSTRADAMUS get on with those?

Eerie Descent 10:59 Fri Sep 10
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
Hindsight?

He picked a 19 year old inexperienced kid who's never taken a penalty in his life to take the most important penalty in the country's history.

Didn't take NOSTRADAMUS to predict the likely outcome.

Side of Ham 10:44 Fri Sep 10
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
The truth for me is Mancini dragged it out by his bad decisions from an Italian attacking perspective….they had the intensity for long periods……that it got to penalties was the fuck up in all this……our lot were nullified…with no plan B…..

Iron Duke 10:36 Fri Sep 10
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Okay, I'll humour you ED, SON.

Southgate should have tried to win the game in normal time, instead of bringing players on in the 120th minute. Once we got to penalties, picking the 5 takers comes down to judgement based on what he knows about the player. Who knows what would have happened if someone else took the last penalty? Maybe the same outcome, maybe not.

Everything looks easy in hindsight, SON.

Side of Ham 10:33 Fri Sep 10
Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
It’s not waffle, we should expect an England manager with our track record in penalties to have a few tactical plans to do our best not to get to penalties, at least come away with the ‘if only’ thought instead of the fuck up we create in shootouts. Bobby Robson & Terry Venables had that in their mindset, Gareth needs to find a way to bring this into the good foundations he’s put in……that will be his make or break.

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