How far will England go?

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Re: How far will England go?

Postby His legs have gone on Thu May 17, 2018 10:37 am

go out in the first knock out stage
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby somerset-hammer on Thu May 17, 2018 11:28 am

Honestly have no idea, just want us to have a proper go with no fear, and see where that takes us.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Porkeyes on Thu May 17, 2018 11:56 am

All teams that win the World cup have a great keeper who can be relied upon in the "moment". We won't win it on that basis but could reach the quarters if we play well but it'll be good night as soon as they run into someone who has a bit of know how e.g. rolling round the floor / game management.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby wormley on Thu May 17, 2018 12:11 pm

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Re: How far will England go?

Postby bobcar on Thu May 17, 2018 8:46 pm

I just let it go and see what happens, that's the best way and avoids disappointment - it would help the players to think that way as well as it eases the pressure.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Thekorean on Thu May 17, 2018 11:14 pm

Wherever it is, I know it will end in tears for English fans, and I will laugh and laugh.

And laugh.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby SoulCircus on Fri May 18, 2018 11:47 am

Quarters at best.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby ironstu on Fri May 18, 2018 1:03 pm

Having looked at a few different options, I don't see our Round of 16 game being too tough.

However, every way I look at it, we face Germany in the Quarter Finals...and that will be that.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby EastBrisHammer on Fri May 18, 2018 1:22 pm

I think we are due a good tournament so I'm going to go with semi-finals. That way the press can over hype our chances for the next tournament after that and label these players the diamond generation.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby James P on Fri May 18, 2018 1:30 pm

ironstu wrote:However, every way I look at it, we face Germany in the Quarter Finals...and that will be that.


If we fail to win the group we will almost certainly land Germany in the quarters. Which would suck.

I'm hoping that we can hammer Tunisia and Panama and go into the Belgium game with a better GD and secure a draw to win the group. We'd then be rewarded with Brazil in the quarters! :?
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby EastBrisHammer on Fri May 18, 2018 1:44 pm

James P wrote:If we fail to win the group we will almost certainly land Germany in the quarters. Which would suck.

I'm hoping that we can hammer Tunisia and Panama and go into the Belgium game with a better GD and secure a draw to win the group. We'd then be rewarded with Brazil in the quarters! :?


You never know we might end up with Mexico and Hernandez sticks three goals past England! We hang on to him and he goes back to being distinctively average next season, queuing pages and pages of discussion how we don't set up for the best of his abilities! :wink:
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby sendô on Fri May 18, 2018 2:29 pm

James P wrote:If we fail to win the group we will almost certainly land Germany in the quarters. Which would suck.

If we do win the group we almost certainly get Brazil in the quarters.

Ho hum, you want to win the World Cup you have to beat the best teams.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby somerset-hammer on Fri May 18, 2018 2:47 pm

We will go as far as Fifa wants us to go..

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Re: How far will England go?

Postby westhamgardner on Fri May 18, 2018 8:41 pm

Thekorean wrote:Wherever it is, I know it will end in tears for English fans, and I will laugh and laugh.

And laugh.

Genuinely don't understand foreign fans of an English club that despise England fans :?
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby e17 on Sat May 19, 2018 12:20 am

Thekorean wrote:Wherever it is, I know it will end in tears for English fans, and I will laugh and laugh.

And laugh.

How do you come to support a team that’s history is interwoven with its national team deeper than almost any other, and yet find enjoyment in that national team and it’s supporters (including many WHU ones at that), enduring disappointment?

Cuntish behaviour in my opinion
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Jumby on Sat May 19, 2018 2:33 am

That group is almost a free pass to the next round, where England will then go out. If Pickford starts he'll make a mistake which will stick with him for years.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Thekorean on Sat May 19, 2018 5:39 pm

e17 wrote:How do you come to support a team that’s history is interwoven with its national team deeper than almost any other, and yet find enjoyment in that national team and it’s supporters (including many WHU ones at that), enduring disappointment?

Cuntish behaviour in my opinion

This England team isn't Bobby Moore's team anymore.

And Harry Kane is a ****.

I got nothing but love for English fans (except Spurs and Millwall) but the rage when England lose is hilarious.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby AnthraxDave on Sat May 19, 2018 8:06 pm

Like most others, I think getting to the Quarters will be considered a success.
If we get out of the group (which we should) then facing Colombia would send us home in the last 16. They are my dark horses.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Collison Theory on Sun May 20, 2018 12:04 pm

Thekorean wrote:This England team isn't Bobby Moore's team anymore.

And Harry Kane is a ****.

I got nothing but love for English fans (except Spurs and Millwall) but the rage when England lose is hilarious.


If you read, people's expectations are pretty limited this time round.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby hammers92 on Sun May 20, 2018 12:54 pm

I find people’s willingness to tell everyone they hate England rather sad. It’s pretty simple, don’t watch them and take your wife shopping when they play. Everyone’s happy.
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