How far will England go?

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How far will England go?

Postby James P on Fri May 11, 2018 11:36 pm

No analysis. No breakdown. Pure and simple, when do England come home?

For me, we’ll lose a semi final.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby DasNutNock on Sat May 12, 2018 5:34 pm

They'll play 3 games.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby e17 on Sun May 13, 2018 8:22 pm

A quarter final - and a little bit of a confidence boosting one, via a decent game at some point

Genuinely have a bit of hope for this set of players and manager
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby -DL- on Sun May 13, 2018 9:18 pm

Winners :shock:
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby e17 on Sun May 13, 2018 9:20 pm

-DL- wrote:Winners :shock:

Don’t do it to yourself fella :lol:
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby sendô on Mon May 14, 2018 5:20 pm

To the first half decent team we face. Second round then.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby warp on Mon May 14, 2018 5:28 pm

siberia
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Mega Ron on Mon May 14, 2018 9:15 pm

Home after the first knock out game.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Briggsy on Tue May 15, 2018 12:22 pm

Likely 2nd round, possibly 1/4 final. I reckon we'll get through the group in 2nd place behind Belgium with 6 pointers and will face Poland in the 2nd knock out round. I think we could possibly win that game by an odd goal but then go out in the 1/4's (think it's likely we'll play and lose to Brazil)

If we get to the 1/4's and put in some ok performances, then it'll be considered a good tournament for us.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby ageing hammer on Tue May 15, 2018 1:39 pm

I give you chaps a good chance to reach at least the quarter finals.

Any team with Kane, Rashford , Sterling, Ali, Vardy etc.. could get you even further if they hit form.

I don't think your midfield is awash with talent but sometimes it doesn't have to be.

As long as you have players that can score goals and a decent rearguard you have a chance.

It's one of the few times I have seen England going into a world cup without their fans all being a little too optimistic ( if you don't mind me saying so ). This is a good thing as the team will be under less pressure and feel more comfortable.

I reckon England can do well and wish you chaps a good tournament :)
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby sendô on Tue May 15, 2018 1:48 pm

ageing hammer wrote:Any team with Kane, Rashford , Sterling, Ali, Vardy etc.. could get you even further if they hit form.

You've got a point. We could go Liverpool style, or Leicester 15/16 - there's plenty of pace and skill up front to punish teams on the counter or those that play a high line.

Knowing England though we'll just pack the midfield will slow, average players like Henderson.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Tue May 15, 2018 2:11 pm

A narrow Quarter Final defeat
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby DasNutNock on Tue May 15, 2018 4:33 pm

They are no better than they were in 2016. 3 games and the plane home.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby il_martello_di_genovesi on Tue May 15, 2018 4:54 pm

Quarter Finals is a realistic target. Tunisia without their best player as well as the fact Abdennour has not been playing and won’t be in the squad. Panama are awful. Can’t see how England don’t get out of the group, and Poland and Colombia are no better than England. Get to the quarter finals and anything is possible from there.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Puff Daddy on Tue May 15, 2018 5:42 pm

Nightmare scenario for England:-

Draw opening game v Tunisia1 pt
Belgium beat Panama 3pts
Panama draw with England 1pt
Tunisia beat Panama 1 pt
Belgium beat Tunisia 3pts
Belgium beat England 3 PTS

Belgium and Tunisia qualify for Round of last 16
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Samba on Tue May 15, 2018 11:06 pm

ageing hammer wrote:I give you chaps a good chance to reach at least the quarter finals.
Any team with Kane, Rashford , Sterling, Ali, Vardy etc.. could get you even further if they hit form.
I don't think your midfield is awash with talent but sometimes it doesn't have to be.
As long as you have players that can score goals and a decent rearguard you have a chance.
It's one of the few times I have seen England going into a world cup without their fans all being a little too optimistic ( if you don't mind me saying so ). This is a good thing as the team will be under less pressure and feel more comfortable.
I reckon England can do well and wish you chaps a good tournament :)

Very decent of you ageing. England do seem to do better, when we think they're gonna do s**t.
I agree about reaching the q/f but then losing that.
A Scot mate of mine actually quite likes it when England do well, cause he enjoys the feel-good factor that's all around, for a little while.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby somerset-hammer on Wed May 16, 2018 8:10 am

DasNutNock wrote:They'll play 3 games.


:D :thup:
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Knighter10WHU on Wed May 16, 2018 2:17 pm

Round of 16 after getting a tough draw after finishing second in our group.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby James P on Wed May 16, 2018 2:21 pm

Knighter10WHU wrote:Round of 16 after getting a tough draw after finishing second in our group.


Have you seen the group we're twinned with? It's been nicknamed "The Group of Life" :D
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Collison Theory on Wed May 16, 2018 10:56 pm

James P wrote:
Have you seen the group we're twinned with? It's been nicknamed "The Group of Life" :D


I love that group, proper world cup group (Japan, Senegal, Colombia and Poland). None of those teams are clearly better than us, but none are much worse than us either.

I'd be happy with quarter finals,
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