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These were the remaining players 

Stones Shaw Phillips Grealish and Sterling. 

Of those Sterling has taken the odd howler for City but is possibly the most senior player left there. 

Sancho is a strange one , has he ever taken a penalty in his life ? I assume ( possibly wrongly ) that Haaland takes them for Dortmund. 

Henderson scored against Columbia in the shootout win yet was subbed. Admittedly he missed v Austria prior to this tournament. 

It should never of come to that anyway. Most people watching that game knew an equaliser was imminent and we did nothing to react to the possibility. 

Italy were cynical and I disagreed about the ref , I thought he was poor. Far too lenient. However the ref didn't cost the game, Southgate did. 

At least the Jocks and Potato pickers can bask in their glory. Because neither will be in Qatar . McLean and child modelling Italy shirts last night apparently. 

We will sadly always be plucky old England. 

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1 hour ago, onestepatatime said:

Afraid to lose rather than wanting to win. That sums Southgate up. simple!

Maguire in a recent interview , said his biggest regret was sitting back on a 1-0 halftime lead against Croatia in the World Cup semis , instead of going for a second goal . Said they were too scared to concede, rest is history . Deja vu . As good as Italy are , they were there for the taking .

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5 minutes ago, aspin for england said:

Maguire in a recent interview , said his biggest regret was sitting back on a 1-0 halftime lead against Croatia in the World Cup semis , instead of going for a second goal . Said they were too scared to concede, rest is history . Deja vu . As good as Italy are , they were there for the taking .

I don't suppose Southgate told them to sit back, it is just what happens sometimes in matches. 

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My opinion scored a lovely worked goal but created nothing after and then Mancini got his tactics spot on and kept freshening up his team throughout and they passed it well and Englands Lads were chasing the ball too much for my liking and they deservedly equalised .

Then we freshened it up with saka grealish and Henderson on and we did somewhat better in extra time with Phillip's banging one wide and stones so unlucky it didn't go in off his head .

Penalties are usually our undoing and that proved to be the way we lost the game but in my opinion we lost the game after our goal we seemed to lose belief when really you think the goal would have us playing with higher energy of which  it didn't. 

 

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9 hours ago, Houston Valiant said:

It’s coming home to Rome. 
On pens as well 🤣   . How’s that for karma , Sterling? Another Dutch ref as well. 

Forza Italia 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
 

 

 

Crawl back under your stone. That’s pathetic. 

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1 hour ago, darren1810 said:

 

At least the Jocks and Potato pickers can bask in their glory. Because neither will be in Qatar . McLean and child modelling Italy shirts last night apparently. 

 

That is the one redeeming feature for me. I could have been born Scottish and had to support the worst team in the tournament!

I can’t understand why McLean doesn’t bugger off back to Ireland if he hates us so much - yes I can, all the money he earns in England!

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26 minutes ago, Sam Kelly's Left Boot said:

The best team on the night won, no complaints. The racial abuse Saka recieved on twitter was absolutely sickening. 

Knew it would happen. Feel sorry for him, shouldn’t have been taking that penalty and the abuse from his so called fans is absolutely disgusting.
 

We say we have the best fans in the world. They’ve been pretty vile at times this tournament.

Racism, storming Wembley, booing national anthems ect. It’s no wonder we’re hated. Hope they punish all involved. 

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11 hours ago, Houston Valiant said:

It’s coming home to Rome. 
On pens as well 🤣   . How’s that for karma , Sterling? Another Dutch ref as well. 

Forza Italia 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
 

 

 

More confirmation of what a b ell en d you are 

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2 hours ago, darren1810 said:

These were the remaining players 

Stones Shaw Phillips Grealish and Sterling. 

Of those Sterling has taken the odd howler for City but is possibly the most senior player left there. 

Sancho is a strange one , has he ever taken a penalty in his life ? I assume ( possibly wrongly ) that Haaland takes them for Dortmund. 

Henderson scored against Columbia in the shootout win yet was subbed. Admittedly he missed v Austria prior to this tournament. 

It should never of come to that anyway. Most people watching that game knew an equaliser was imminent and we did nothing to react to the possibility. 

Italy were cynical and I disagreed about the ref , I thought he was poor. Far too lenient. However the ref didn't cost the game, Southgate did. 

At least the Jocks and Potato pickers can bask in their glory. Because neither will be in Qatar . McLean and child modelling Italy shirts last night apparently. 

We will sadly always be plucky old England. 

Totally correct. Everyone watching could see that Italy were odds on to score given the time and space they were getting in midfield yet Southgate did nothing to change it. It was a fundamental mistake setting up the team so defensively with virtually all our creative players on the bench, particularly Grealish who the Italians, in their usual charming manner, singled out for some special treatment when he came on. We had little or no control in the centre of the pitch, no outlet or creativity and, in the end, Southgate's utter negativity reaped its just rewards.

The worst aspect though was his management of the penalty taking, leaving the younger less experienced players to step up while the senior pro's stood and watched. It was so unfair to Saka - the victim of a disgustingly violent foul by Chiellini - a young lad of 19 who will now be remembered as missing with the final kick of the game.

Finally a word for the Italians: a ruthlessly cynical outfit who, as soon as they realised they had a weak ref, exploited it to the full. They may have been the better footballing side on the night but they have simply cemented their unenviable international reputation as the the purveyors of foul play. How they still had 11 men on the pitch at the end is beyond me.

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11 hours ago, Houston Valiant said:

It’s coming home to Rome. 
On pens as well 🤣   . How’s that for karma , Sterling? Another Dutch ref as well. 

Forza Italia 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
 

 

 

How to win friends and influence people on the site of the club you ostensibly support, not to mention the damage to your reputation and credibility - which you should think about everytime you post on this site next season.

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18 minutes ago, Iron Curtain said:

Watching the lack of changes or subs in the second half yesterday was reminiscent of Askey.

DC would have shaken them up for sure! 💪💪

 

That is what you get when you have a yes man in charge cause he fits the FA .This morning Grealish has said he would take a penalty Southgate ignored that where was Sterling he takes some pens for man city gutless by him hiding he should be one of the first to say its my job not a 19 year old sub .

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6 minutes ago, CambridgeDon said:

How to win friends and influence people on the site of the club you ostensibly support, not to mention the damage to your reputation and credibility - which you should think about everytime you post on this site next season.

What reputation and credibility? He’s a Trump cult moron who posted on here last year what “common sense” it would be for America to simply ban Muslims from entering. We’re not exactly dealing with a learned mastermind here. 

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3 minutes ago, CambridgeDon said:

Finally a word for the Italians: a ruthlessly cynical outfit who, as soon as they realised they had a weak ref, exploited it to the full. They may have been the better footballing side on the night but they have simply cemented their unenviable international reputation as the the purveyors of foul play. How they still had 11 men on the pitch at the end is beyond me.

Agree totally. Chiellini basically assaulted Saka and the tackle on Grealish was a cast iron red card in my view.

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Hard to criticise looking at the tournament objectively. Only conceded 2 goals in 7 games, took the final to penalties, I'm not saying we would have scored the penalties we had missed but the team's chances increase if you take the first penalty and Italy won the toss in both the semi-final and final. Could have gone either way.

Easy to say Southgate should have brought on Grealish sooner but his lack of playing time isn't due to his ability on the ball, it's his slowness in pressing when we don't have it. And England were struggling to keep possession, there were a lot of unforced errors in the second half. What I have noticed in the tournament is when England have won, the majority of fans say it's because of the players, when we lost, it's the manager. Some things in football never change.

An incredible achievement, in time it will become clearer as to how good this was. 5 years ago we were knocked out by Iceland, our lowest low. We've followed up a semi final in the World Cup with a final in the Euros. Regardless of whether you disagree with the tactics, they are the facts and there were many times I thought I would never see England in a final, I'll take it.

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