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  1. Knighthoods are nonsense stuff so, err, maybe.
  2. I was but I don’t think I was the only one, can’t remember who the other(s) were though.
  3. The thing is, there were a lot of people (myself included) who thought Southgate did a lot wrong even when England were winning. He did ok overall. His main limitation, being too cautious, eventually cost him. You can disagree if you want but people aren't criticising him after the fact here. I'd still be looking to move him on personally as a non-England fan, but that doesn't mean he's done a terrible job.
  4. If you mean the penalty shoot out lineup then yeah, fair enough. I know from my armchair that I would have picked differently but it's easy to say from the outside and maybe would have been worse for England. I'd be stronger in my opinion if you were to debate starting 11 or subs though.
  5. I may be wrong but I think it's cost Cristiano Ronaldo twice now. I think my view is pretty old school but I'd rather just get the best takers up there 1-3. Although I guess that's not overly relevant since Saka wasn't one of England's top 3.
  6. I genuinely forget what I thought at the time, so could well be judging on hindsight here, but looking back, Saka taking 5th does stick out as a poor choice. Altho tbf I'm not a fan of leaving your best taker (even if he missed) until last. Best 3 should be the first 3.
  7. Agree with that but would add two things. Firstly, Mancini is a top class international manager just like Luis Enrique is. I'm not sure either are anything special at club level when there is more competition. Not to say he didn't do a great job - Italy were tactically the best team in the tournament. Secondly, not sure saying returning to a passive mentality is a good description. Southgate has been like that the whole tournament, for better or worse. He sat back on almost every lead. It's just his nature, every line up was more cautious than it needed to be in my view. I'll caveat it by saying I'm naturally inclined to criticise defensive set ups. Southgate deserves credit for his man management but his tactical set up leaves a lot to be desired.
  8. Yeah, back in Brazil. Looking at those stats, what the hell are Inter defenders doing with that many penalties faced?
  9. Hard to know that for sure. But agree with your point anyway, focusing too much on penalties or blaming those who missed isn't the right thing to do.
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