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  1. Southgate has said that he doesn’t want a parade as it would be held in one place and the team represents the entire nation. I wonder what he’d do if we’d won it? Have a victory tour?
  2. Bigwig

    Okay. Would Big Sam have brought it home?

    Are they though?
  3. Bigwig

    Okay. Would Big Sam have brought it home?

    What was Sam’s lineup and formation?
  4. Bigwig

    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    So the last two pages are representative of a 33 page thread as well as the match thread. You’re cherry picking to suit your argument.
  5. Bigwig

    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    If you think everyone’s saying ‘well done lads’ and ignoring anything that went wrong you’re just seeing what you want to see. There’s been plenty of critical analysis while still praising the achievements.
  6. Bigwig

    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    You can include Alli in that as well (maybe even Walker).
  7. Bigwig

    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    I think Kane looked dead on his feet in both games where he played extra time. Again, that’s where you want the manager to have the balls to take him off. It’s a bit worrying if we reach the point where any one player is deemed so important that they have to stay on no matter what and everyone else will have to carry them.
  8. Bigwig

    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    Pretty much this. It’s too simplistic to look at where we expected to end up before a ball was kicked and keep that as the baseline. Before the tournament started most people would have expected us to get through the group stage then get knocked out by one of the big boys, but once everything opened up it was more a case of avoiding banana skins up to the Croatia game which was pretty much 50-50. Overall I wouldn’t say we overachieved but likewise wouldn’t say we underachieved either. The biggest achievement was what happened off the pitch.
  9. Bigwig

    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    Can’t say I’ve paid too much attention to the third place playoffs. Do teams normally put out a strong side or give the fringe players a run out?
  10. I thought during the end of normal play he was keeping subs back for extra time and then during extra time he was thinking about penalties. A braver manager might have been doing more to try and win the game, but I think Southgate is very much a cautious manager.
  11. Was Walker injured in extra time? When Trippier was receiving extensive treatment after 90mins I assumed he would be subbed and Walker would move to the right, but Walker went off instead and then Trippier broke down not long after.
  12. Hopefully last night will put an end to people calling for Rashford over Sterling but I doubt it. Sterling and Kane don’t seem to like passing to each other in the final area though. Maybe City should sign Kane to improve their partnership.
  13. I saw him shouting and was impressed that a young keeper would have the confidence to berate his defence. However, I only reallly noticed him shouting after a shot had been made so didn’t really notice if he was shouting during play.
  14. Bigwig

    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    They didn’t do what was expected though. Previous tournaments have shown that England historically choke against the games where they’re favourites so to see a side winning these kind of games is a nice change. He rest is just hyperbole. I don’t see anyone saying this is the best team for years.
  15. Bigwig

    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    The ‘it’s coming home’ stuff was great. Was never meant to be taken seriously and was a refreshing change to see some positivity rather than the usual descent into jinxing and anti-jinxing. You only need to look in the club threads to see this. ‘You have to be favourites for this game’. ‘No. YOU are favourites going into this one.’
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