#59 Sweden 0-2 England - Quarter Finals

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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Post by DasNutNock » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:10 pm

I got to see about 20 minutes of football whilst screaming children clambered over me. Anyone that thinks they can stop me watching the Semi is mistaken.

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Post by e17 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:15 pm

Paddy O'Hammer wrote:Good start.............. :D

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Post by WCpete » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:20 pm

DasNutNock wrote:I got to see about 20 minutes of football whilst screaming children clambered over me. Anyone that thinks they can stop me watching the Semi is mistaken.
How far you’ve come Dan. Was just revisiting the England v Tunisia threaded recall what the mood was at the start. You’re a changed man. :thup:

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Post by AnthraxDave » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:22 pm

e17 wrote:Laydeez and gentleman, Chrissy Waddle....

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Butros butros Gali
Heth eth eth eth eth.
Loved Waddle as a player.

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Post by Samba » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:24 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:Sorry mate I can't see it.....not at all......
What you can say Cuenca, is that he constantly ties up the opposition defence's attention. They can't take their eyes off of him, for one second.

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Post by Samba » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:25 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:At my place (well my temporary roommate's place) she asked when the teams were out on the pitch before the game...
''Where's the Union Jack....??"
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She's bloody English too !!!!!!!!:o
Is she blonde?

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Post by AnthraxDave » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:29 pm

Got back from my local 30mins or so back.
Went with my Brother, Sister-in-Law and Dad.
Unbelievable atmosphere. Tills were knackered so it was pretty much cheap beer all afternoon.

I haven't seen this sort of national unity behind an England team since 1996 or 1998.

I genuinely believe that we are going to win this.

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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:30 pm

Samba I'd watch him, but not put my best defensive player on him......

I know it's a risk, but one I would take considering how piss poor he is right now...not a goal threat at all...

But that's just me..if G.S. think it works, well he has my full support....G.S. that is, not Sterling..

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Post by Belgian Iron » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:42 pm

wolf359 wrote:This 1990 stuff on the bbc just makes me sad. It was ours to lose and we did.
Excuse me, your lot got lucky enough against Belgium in 1990. :wink:

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Post by Samba » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:10 pm

"We are the best in the world! We are the best in the world! We have beaten Sweden 2-0 in football!! It is completely unbelievable! We have beaten Sweden! Sweden, birthplace of cheap, flatpack furniture. Dolph Lundgren, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Björn Borg, Greta Garbo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Ulrika Jonsson, Most of ABBA--we have beaten them all. We have beaten them all.
"Tomas Brolin can you hear me? Tomas Brolin, I have a message for you in the middle of the Turnip season. I have a message for you: We have knocked Sweden out of the football World Cup. Tomas Brolin, as they say in your language in the boxing bars around Madison Square Garden in New York: Your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!"
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Post by DasNutNock » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:29 pm

WCpete wrote:How far you’ve come Dan. Was just revisiting the England v Tunisia threaded recall what the mood was at the start. You’re a changed man. :thup:
I genuinely felt my love for England died in 96, maybe 98. This feeling now - I really never felt I’d feel like this about the national team again.

What a summer! This one won’t be forgotten any time soon :thup:

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Post by GaryP » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:31 pm

Sterling's problems are a lack of ball control and a lack of footballing brain. Other than that it was an excellent team performance, although they should have got out wide quicker and attacked the fullbacks.

Southgate is so calm and it is refelecting in the team. Still feel there is a massive howler waiting in Pickford, Stones and Walker.

Maguire looking class.

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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Post by James P » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:11 pm

What a professional performance

One more and we’ll wake up Sunday morning in the World Cup Final

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Post by e17 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:21 pm

James P wrote:What a professional performance

One more and we’ll wake up Sunday morning in the World Cup Final

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Honestly not sure my ticker or liver could handle it

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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:35 pm

Been many posters on this site for years mugging off England.

I don't like this player, I don't like him. FA bias. No West Ham. **** em. Squad is rubbish. Why do I want those players to do well? etc etc

I am sure you are all puttibg that historic ambivalence to England behind you now

Come on England!

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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Post by DasNutNock » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:37 pm

I am. I hated the Gerrard/Lampard years. Square pegs, under-delivery, suicidally cautious tactics.

Not this lot. They deserve every ounce of the support they’re getting. They’ve earned it. More than the wins, they’ve made us all happy again, that, and the weather.

WHAT a summer!

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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Post by vietnammer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:43 pm

OK so this has now become the unofficial England song (Three Lions is probably best though)

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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Post by Faithless » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:45 pm

This might be the beer talking but I've come to the wild unsubstantiated conclusion that Sterling, Lingaard and Alli are effectively our Ronaldo,

Sterling has the pace but not the final ball or finishing
Lingaard can pick a pass and hit the odd screamer
Alli makes the late runs into the box and can finish.

I think that's why Southgate doesn't change it because none of the options on the bench offer like for like and would unbalance the side.

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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Post by smuts » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:01 am

vietnammer wrote:OK so this has now become the unofficial England song (Three Lions is probably best though)

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I loved today......but that ****ing band drive me mental.

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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Post by rare as rockinghorse shat » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:20 am

Superb performance. Professionally despatched without a single **** given.

Doesn't take much footballing nous to see what Sterling brings to this side and dropping him would be insane.
He does need to get his end product right, but I have a feeling it will come and when it does it won't be just the 1 goal.

My man of the match was Henderson. Guy was absolutely everywhere. Pickford and Maguire very, very close behind.

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