How far will England go?

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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Rio on Sun May 20, 2018 5:44 pm

Quarter finals.

We’ll unspectacular get through the group, narrow victories over Tunisia & Panama. Last 16 beat Senegal in a thriller. Then lose to Germany in the quarters
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby SpongeBob's Pants on Sun May 20, 2018 8:46 pm

2nd round.

If they get a favourable 2nd round draw, then possibly quarters. But thats about it.

I think its a poor squad overall.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Thekorean on Sun May 20, 2018 8:48 pm

hammers92 wrote: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.

Never said I hate England :D
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby chigwells finest on Sun May 20, 2018 9:10 pm

semis and anything can happen , i genuinely think that . we are going to be the surprise package of the tournament
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby sendô on Mon May 21, 2018 9:50 am

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.

England fans have had low expectations for a number of years now. I think pretty much since the failure to qualify for Euro 2008 after McLaren's "Wally with the brolly" moment.

It never ceases to amaze me though how many foreigners seem to delight in us failing at major tournaments. Why does a Korean living in the US care so much? It's a bit weird.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby simon hammer on Mon May 21, 2018 8:44 pm

Getting out of the group would be an improvement.

Getting to the quarters would be an achieviement.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Clacton-ammer on Wed May 23, 2018 7:35 am

chigwells finest wrote:semis and anything can happen , i genuinely think that . we are going to be the surprise package of the tournament


I like the cut of your jib :thup:

Me, 1/4's at best.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby norse on Thu May 31, 2018 9:59 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t_8pfbCH-4

Last time a Tottenhamstriker led the line for Engerland, that happened
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Puff Daddy on Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am

When you take a look at their group, you would be forgiven for thinking this should be a breeze for England, but any team, no matter how much talent they have, will still struggle to break down inferior opposition if they are well organised and disciplined, particularly in tournament football. We have even seen it all before, the more they take the game to them, the more they huff and puff and then leave themselves open to a sucker punch. Think Argentina v Cameroon at Italia 90. England were also expected to steamroller The Yanks and Algeria with our so called 'Golden generation', which don't forget was supposedly in its prime, at South Africa 2010, but could not bash down the doors of stoic opponents.

At the last World Cup, Argentina, with Messi at the top of his powers, battered Iran's reserve team for 86 minutes before they finally conjured up a rather fortuitous goal and at the last Euro's, Germany struggled to score against Northern Ireland and could only manage just the one goal. The matches against Tunisia and Panama, which are not gimme's, will be key to progression and if they don't beat either of them and lose to Belgium, they will be coming home. Should they make it through, however, I think the quarters will be where it will end
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Faithless on Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:54 pm

Quarter finals. Out on penners
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Knighter10WHU on Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:15 am

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


After seeing the warm up games and seeing how good a job Southgate has done with the squad and its togetherness so far I am confident we can get through to the Quarter Finals and from there who knows.

I am expecting 2 draws (Tunisia & Belgium) and a win (Panama) in the groups.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Clucking Bell on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:48 pm

I think we'll make the quarters and then anything could happen. If we win that game, particularly if it's against Germany, I wouldn't rule out us winning the whole thing. Tournaments are all about getting on the front foot and maintaining momentum which we haven't managed to do since Euro 96.

I also think that Southgate has something remotely resembling a plan rather than simply picking the perceived best eleven players and hoping for the best which seems to have been the strategy for all of his predecessors since Venables.

I'm quietly confident that we'll probably do a bit better than we expect but, that we'll get overwhelmed by the hype if we get as far as the semis.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby nt_hammer on Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:36 pm

I actually fancy us to win our group.

From there on in is anyone’s guess as England have a shocking record in knock out games at the World Cup. Think we’ve only one something like five since 1966!

Therefore, I’d be happy with the quarter finals and playing some nice attacking football along the way.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby Harry Hound on Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:39 pm

Rio wrote:Quarter finals.

We’ll unspectacular get through the group, narrow victories over Tunisia & Panama. Last 16 beat Senegal in a thriller. Then lose to Germany in the quarters


Sounds very plausible and all too likely, though personally, I think we could draw with Tunisia but will beat Panama and Belgium
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby sendô on Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:58 pm

I was thinking about this the other day, and the likelihood is we will draw with Tunisia and Panama, needing to beat Belgium to go through - which we will of course lose.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby somerset-hammer on Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 am

sendô wrote:I was thinking about this the other day, and the likelihood is we will draw with Tunisia and Panama, needing to beat Belgium to go through - which we will of course lose.


I think so, too.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby James P on Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:07 pm

If we draw with Panama then we need shooting
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby uptonparkhurst on Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:06 pm

I don't know what is worse: going home early or getting hammered by one of the big guns.
(I wonder how many Brazil fans wish that they'd never reached the final in 2014?)
As has been said already - our defence is not up to much so I don't hold out much hope.
I think we will struggle in the creativity department without Lallana and Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Still,Glenn Hoddle will be creaming himself every time a Spurs player touches the ball so an early exit
has its compensations.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby sendô on Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:28 pm

uptonparkhurst wrote:I(I wonder how many Brazil fans wish that they'd never reached the final in 2014?)

I'd imagine none of them, given that they were thrashed by Germany in the semi final.
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Re: How far will England go?

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:12 pm

I entered this World Cup competition the other day , I think I had England going out to the Germans in the Quarter Final . Got no affinity to this England side so it's hard to get enthusiastic about them .
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