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Peterj

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Peterj last won the day on November 28 2019

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  1. I think England winning the tournament and uniting the nation, while a plastic patriot deliberately excludes himself from such an important moment with a pointless protest, would be a deliciously fitting illustration that people who seek to divide us are on the losing side of history.
  2. Booing the German anthem is so boorish and counter productive. Not good.
  3. We conceded 6 goals in 8 qualifying games and none so far in the tournament, it really isn’t that bad. Pickford and our centre halves are a mistake waiting to happen but our record isn’t actually that bad.
  4. btw Scotland completely matched England in 1996 as well and could consider themselves unlucky to lose. These games have always been difficult and cagey affairs.
  5. There’s way too much bed wetting from England fans over one mediocre performance (and we were hardly played off the park and had a couple of presentable chances ourselves). This is what tournament football is like and everyone here was good enough and organised enough to get results. Nobody is going to roll over and England is a second tier team lacking in world class creative talent. We have an outside chance and are advantaged by playing at home but we just aren’t a side capable of blowing teams away. It wasn’t the greatest performance and we were below par , but every tournament winner has
  6. @Rob1981 is spot on in this thread. The group stages are always like this and the tournaments where England have done well have often seen poor performances at the start. If you think today was bad it has nothing on the 1-1 draw with Ireland in 1990, which is quite possibly the worst game of football I have ever seen. All that matters right now is getting through and teams with slow starts tend to grow in international tournaments. Quite honestly I will take another turgid draw against the Czech Republic if that sees us play the group E runner up , rather than the runner up from the much tough
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