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  1. I know people will think I am a bit of moaner and apologies if it had been advertised but why was it not common knowledge that tickets were going on sale today. Surely there could have been something posted yesterday to indicate this was happening and for people to make arrangements. I had a phone call from a friend just after 12.00 to say they had been on sale. I got at the Vale just after 1.00pm and then queued up maybe just over an hour before getting my tickets. I managed to get 3 tickets, all season ticket holders, they were asking for their name and addresses at the ticket office. I think people will be surprised and this will be a sell-out, people have been starved of football for a long time and these tickets will be gone this week.
  2. Undecided whether to go on coach or drive, am I right in thinking if someone was to test positive having been on the coach, everyone who been on that coach would have to isolate or just those within a couple of metres.
  3. Just think it be a big ask for a 17 year old up against seasoned pro centre halves, not very often you get players of that age making a mark in league 2, happy to be proved wrong though. I have not seen him play yet so should not judge but feel better if we can get that 4th striker in. Clarke likes to play 2 up top, 2 strikers needed on the bench. It's one thing Man City playing with no recognised striker, League 2 is completely different, you have to have someone up there.
  4. We definitely need another striker, Robinson is not wanted by the manager and I don't blame him, not good enough for me. We have 3 strikers and an unproven youngster, Bailey might be great but I suspect he might go out on loan for experience, he is just 17. We could have one injury for one of the 3 strikers and then left with a 17 year old on the bench.
  5. I don't think anyone on here posted that the match was going to be easy and a walkover for us. What we had was a great opportunity that might not come along again for such a long time, I have confidence it will but it may not be as easy in future tournaments. We had so many things in our favour with the home advantage, weather conditions, we all know we struggle in the heat. I just felt that instead of giving it a go, we were passive and allowed Italy to control the vast majority of the game and he was slow to make his changes. I look at our team and Italy and for me apart from the keeper and a couple in midfield, I would choose our team and our squad.
  6. Completely agree with everything you said there, this was an unbelieavle chance, everything fell into place for us, will we ever all matches at home again, not sure we will, don't see us getting a World Cup and Euros probably wont come back for another 20+ years. So many big teams knocked out early. Going into the tournament all our main players fit apart from Alexander-Arnold and right back we have so much depth so was not a miss. I said last night that was exactly the same as Croatia and for me at half-time it needed changing, last 25 mins of first half Italy were getting on top and we could not get the ball. Southgate said he had learned from the Croatia game but he clearly hadn't. You can't expect to win many games against quality teams with 30% possession. We have Man City/Liverpool standard players but Burnley/Crystal Palace mentality with the coaching set up. A great Euros though and one of the better recent tournaments and for me this Euros proved that there should be a minimum 16 European countries at the World Cup instead of the riculous 13 that there is, so much more quality from Europe than in the World Cup when so many bad matches with the lesser nations.
  7. For me if we had Mancini managing our set of players we would have won that tonight.
  8. For me it would have been complete failure not to get out of the group when we been playing all the games at Wembley. Yes football not played on paper but look at our team and I would not swap that squad of players for anyone else. The full backs are as good as any other country, Maguire and Stones up there with anyone else as a partnership. No other team has got attacking talent the likes of Sancho, Foden, Grealish, Rashford waiting in the wings. I never expected to have so little possession of the ball as we did tonight, if it was against Spain I could get that but not Italy. It sounds harsh when Southgate has taken us to World Cup Semi Final and Euros Final but we didnt seem to learn from that Croatia game 2 years ago, early goal, looked on top for 20 minutes but then became negative and instead of looking to get the second tried to see the game out.
  9. Got what we deserved.
  10. Got to get Sancho and Grealish on, negative second half performance but were still in it, I'd take penalties now, only one team tried to win. I know I'm a negative poster on England but I genuinely believe in this squad of players and for whatever reason after 25 minutes decided to sit back and invite pressure on us when we have suck great attacking players.
  11. An absolute awful penalty and a great dive by Raheem but who cares.
  12. Sancho and either Henderson and Bellingham on, these are there for the taking now.
  13. Think there midfield is winning the battle at the moment.
  14. Get in, what do I know.
  15. I'd be making a change now, this is not working, can't afford to go 2 goals down.
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