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  1. 5 minutes ago, Robbie.Knox said:

    I really don't get some of the people in here who are so downbeat. First off, we know where we are as a team - we know that we're not going all the way, and 3 points against a properly tricky Tunisia team IS massive for getting out of the group. Tunisia came into the game on the back of some decent results and were always the 'banana skin' for want of a better term. It was always going to be this sort of annoying game, it would have been for most of the top sides too! Why should it be any different for us?

    Secondly, we shouldn't put down the performance. If you add up the 2 goals, the Lingard volley, Lingard hitting the post, Stones spooning the chance on the turn, Rashford's dummy, and then 2 penalty shouts, that's 8 decent chances. Throw into the mix the fact that it was a debatable penalty to give away, and it shows up to be a good performance. On another day we win that 4-0.

    Obviously there are improvements to be made, and we won't get away with it against top teams, but ffs, there are more positives than negatives out of that performance imo. We need to be better with finishing, we went missing for a period in the second half, and we need to tighten up at the back. But barely any team has played so far this World Cup without a few improvements necessary.

    Very good post. Room for improvement of course, but baffled by some who seem to suggest we got lucky. We were clearly the better team against a solid team that have caused other good teams problems (albeit in friendlies) The first half was probably one of the most impressive of the tournament from one of the bigger teams. Second half could have been better but once Southgate made changes you could see the impact and we started creating again, just half chances though rather than anything clear. 

    I'm intrigued with how Belgium do against them, as based off today I don't think they'll do that much better. 

    There's a lot more positives than negatives from this, while of course it needs to be looked at and see where we can improve.  


  2. Enjoying the "ENGLAND MUST DO BETTER" as though a whole boat load of top nations haven't just had very average performances.

    First half was very good, created plenty of chances. Finish those and we cruise. The tempo definitely dropped second half but even then there was changes to try and give us the upperhand such as the pushing forward of the CBs. RLC should have come on a bit sooner but other than that I don't have a massive issue with the way the game was managed. Tunisia clearly changed as well to play for the draw after half time which makes things difficult and it wasn't like Iceland where it was just "lol throw strikers on and hope for the best"

    And then this is ignoring the absolutely appalling VAR not giving us at least 2 blatant penalties. Second half should have been better but we've only got Panama to go who'll play that way against us and they don't seem as competent as Tunisia.


  3. Just now, Weezer said:

    Tunisia offered absolutely nothing since the penalty so it's hard to have much sympathy.

    Quite a lot of nations in this tournament that look as though the only way they're ever going to score is a penalty or an OG.

    Yeah, absolutely zero sympathy for them. Did absolutely nothing other than get a penalty, played ***** first half and should have given away at least two penalties themselves.


  4. 4 minutes ago, JDownie said:

    Seemingly the only nation at the world cup who makes "joke" videos about winning it, then. 

    Don't see what other nations do has anything to do with them making a very tongue in cheek video about if we win the world cup. 

    It's a bit of a laugh, it's fine 


  5. 1 minute ago, Crispypaul said:

    That's because people who text comments on that are always idiots.

    Sterling is a great player and should be one of the first choices on the team sheet along with Kane and Walker.

    It really made me laugh. Just imagine dropping a guy with 18 goals and however many assists because a guy scored a good goal against Costa Rica. Especially when you can take both quite comfortably anyway :D

    Agree with you that Sterling, Kane, and Walker should be the most nailed on starters. 

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