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  1. I didn't think it was originally and when I saw the far away replays in real time it doesn't look like it, but when they do the slow motion and close up you can see his hand clearly move towards the dip of the ball and not just his arm naturally coming down from the downward momentum of a jump. It's intuition/muscle memory rather than conscious thought, but it's still a deliberate action. So yeah, great decision for me - I wouldn't have said so originally but the VAR review confirmed it should have been for me.
  2. Nah. I used to like him before the beard, but I'm not into the big beard look and I don't think it suits him at all even if I was. It's more his smile and voice and personality I think. It's true he's not conventionally attractive but there's just something about him.
  3. I can't be bothered to find pictures, but I really like Antoinne Griezmann, Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson. Think Jack Butland, Eric Dier and Dele Alli are cute from the England players too (though Lallana is the hottest England player when he's there).
  4. Italy haven't got great players either atm but they do bring the best out of them by fitting them into s coherent system which brings out the player's strengths and covers their weaknesses. We've just won the league with 4 English players (5 if you include one who plays for Jamaica through his grandmother) who were all previously pretty unfancied havjng fantastic seasons because we put them into a system which brought out their strengths and covered their weaknesses. The "players aren't good enough" excuse is an absolute cop out. We have a huge pool of players. We could have found the players in our potential pool to have played in a system which brought out their strengths and covered their weaknesses to do enough to win the group or beat Iceland tonight with the right manager. The problem under Hodgson has been exactly the same it has been since Sven - we just picked the big name players and tried to shoehorn them all into the side regardless of how fit they were, how over the hill they were, how out of form they were and completely ignoring whether they suited the system and the players around them. Everyone knew Wilshere wasn't fit enough to go. Everyone knew Rooney shouldn't have to be shoehorned into the side. Everyone knew Sturridge wasn't a winger. Everyone knew having defenders who need leaders alongside them Cahill and Smalling at the back when you have very attacking full-backs was suicide. It's the same mistakes over and over again. We pick players on their celebrity and try to shoehorn them in regardless of how unfit or how well they fit in, we don't build a team (like how Italy or Iceland clearly have). At absolutely no point during that tournament or in the lead up to it did it ever look like Hodgson had any idea what his best side or system were. He just kept throwing mud at the wall and hoping it would stick.
  5. A joke surely? Another product of the FA's "system" is the last thing we need. Much less a proven failure. Gary Neville and nothing will change - the squad will be picked on who you play for regardless of how injured, out of form or over-the-hill you are. We need someone completely divorced from the FA's "system" who isn't a lackey of the big clubs who can shake it up. Neville and Southgate are the last 2 people I want to see replace Roy.
  6. If Rooney has any sense of self awareness he'll retire from international football the decking this game ends.
  7. You're kidding right? We barely tested their goalkeeper. All England did was pass it sideways across midfield for most of the game them take aimless long shots. It was hardly spineless from Slovakia, England's creativity was so poor that was all they really had to do to stop us. If anything it was more of a spineless performance from England, we just didn't look like we wanted to actually try some risky passes forwards to try create anything. We were just as conservative in possession than Slovakia were out of it.
  8. It's Barkley who shouldn't have gone. Henderson at least has a chance of playing. Barkley is what? 4th choice #10 behind Alli, Rooney and Lallana? And that's even if we play with a #10. When you think we're short of centre backs, defensive midfielders and wingers, Barkley, as 4th choice attacking midfielder who had virtually no chance of getting a game is a complete waste of a spot in the squad.
  9. Have you blocked the last few years from your memory? It's better than anything since 2006.
  10. Especially when they're always crap. He must be amazing at them in training or something because I don't think anyone understands it.
  11. Disagree. Wasted loads of good build-up play, missed one sitter and bizarrely decided not to shoot for another sitter and was at fault for Slovakia's goal being brushed off the ball far too easily. Bale just found it hard to get into the game but did fine when he occasionally did whereas Ramsey was at the centre of pretty much all of Wales worst moments and really struggled.
  12. Yeah, Bale didn't really get into the game and Ramsey was one of the worst players on the pitch. Thought it was Wales' defence and energy which earnt them that win. Gunter was MOTM for me.
  13. Jazz Richards and Dave Edwards are not better than Andy King ffs. It's picking bottom half Championship players ahead of a decent Premier League midfielder. Only thing I can think is he's not 100% fit or something?
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