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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby Adrianisournumber1 on Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:58 pm

Didn't sterling score 20odd goals for city last season

Have to say first half was great 2nd half is just dross
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:04 pm

Adrianisournumber1 wrote:Didn't sterling score 20odd goals for city last season

Have to say first half was great 2nd half is just dross



No disrespect to Sterling who I think Pep improved, but I reckon that I am good for 10 goals minimum playing for City if I had that cast around me...


I would be offside a lot though owing to my lack of pace..getting back onside after my one and only soiree downfield that is...

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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby pharaoh on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:04 pm

Adrianisournumber1 wrote:Didn't sterling score 20odd goals for city last season

Have to say first half was great 2nd half is just dross

Agree with the game, Sterling did miss some bad ones though during the season so god knows how many he would of had.
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby -DL- on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:07 pm

Sauce! wrote:Sterling went down like he had been shot. :lol:


Maybe the gun on his leg went off. :o
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby bubbles1966 on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:19 pm

Pickford looks like a toddler in that goal.
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby Jon on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:28 pm

Very difficult to get behind an England team with a plastic Manc, who has a gun tattoo and a desire to cheat.

My 9 year old nephew went today. What does his Dad and Uncle say? It's hard enough explaining Hernandez's diving. He's 9. He aint stupid.
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby Adrianisournumber1 on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:31 pm

Well his dad doesn't say a lot his dead he was shot hence the tattoo how we decide to remember our love ones is no ones business but there's. Genuinely shows how lame this country is by people getting upset by that
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby Faithless on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:40 pm

Adrianisournumber1 wrote:Didn't sterling score 20odd goals for city last sea
Have to say first half was great 2nd half is just dross

pharaoh wrote:Agree with the game, Sterling did miss some bad ones though during the season so god knows how many he would of had.


Agree about the game.

Regarding Sterling he is simply a woeful finisher, always has been and, i'm pretty, sure always will be*

Man City not only put it on a plate for him, they set the table and pour him a glass of wine and he still misses a fair few.

* He's gone from 1in5 to 1in4 this season so if he carries that on.......
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby Faithless on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:41 pm

Jon wrote:Very difficult to get behind an England team with a plastic Manc, who has a gun tattoo and a desire to cheat.

My 9 year old nephew went today. What does his Dad and Uncle say? It's hard enough explaining Hernandez's diving. He's 9. He aint stupid.


Try this "That my lad is called cheating" there, sorted
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby bobcar on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:45 pm

Faithless wrote:Try this "That my lad is called cheating" there, sorted


The really silly thing is if he just ran through instead of "anticipating" the tackle he probably would have got a penalty, instead it's a well deserved yellow.
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby Faithless on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:51 pm

Faithless wrote:Try this "That my lad is called cheating" there, sorted


bobcar wrote:The really silly thing is if he just ran through instead of "anticipating" the tackle he probably would have got a penalty, instead it's a well deserved yellow.


Totally agree. With him i'm almost convinced that he thinks "I can't miss another chance/cock up another pass ... dive dive dive...." I might be being unduly kind though ;)
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby TootingRob on Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:02 pm

e17 wrote:Glenn Hoddle. Glenn ****ing Hoddle.

Dele Ali or Harry Kane could knife an opponent to death on that pitch and it would be “a terrific stabbing motion”



Did Hoddle really say that?
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby MadMart on Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:06 pm

Jon wrote:Very difficult to get behind an England team with a plastic Manc, who has a gun tattoo and a desire to cheat.

Agreed mate, Sterling is a prick of the highest order
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby HammerMan2004 on Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:41 pm

Friendly or not, that was a really poor Nigeria side and we got a win with a huge goalkeeper error.

Can’t wait for Russia.
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby James P on Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:46 pm

Don’t worry. Goalkeeper errors count in the tournament too. Just ask Rob Green or Joe Hart.
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby steveyrockstar on Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:49 pm

I don't care who you play for, you don't score 23 goals in a season if you can't finish. He definitely could have done better in front of goal today, no question, but I think Sterling is getting some unfair criticism. He could very easily be England's most important player.

As for the gun tattoo, it was because his dad was murdered right? (Not that I want to open a debate on it, am sure it's been discussed heavily elsewhere).
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby bubbles1966 on Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:38 pm

Ideally we want the guy who scores 23 from 46 chances, not 100+.

Sterling probably isn't going to enjoy the luxury of Man City style flat track thumpings and multiple opportunities once we get towards the last 16 (assuming we do).

Vardy should absolutely be starting. I'd pick him ahead of Kane, let alone Sterling.
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby Faithless on Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:43 pm

steveyrockstar wrote:I don't care who you play for, you don't score 23 goals in a season if you can't finish. He definitely could have done better in front of goal today, no question, but I think Sterling is getting some unfair criticism. He could very easily be England's most important player.

As for the gun tattoo, it was because his dad was murdered right? (Not that I want to open a debate on it, am sure it's been discussed heavily elsewhere).


I agree he could be. He breaks the line impressively often it's the end product i don't think is good enough often enough. His shot conversion rate for Man City was 27% this season (Premier League) he's not gonna get that many chances in an England shirt to not take 3 outta 4 of them, he hasn't scored for 2 and a half years. (Hopefully he's saving them all for the World Cup ;)) He's improved his finishing this season but he's not a natural finisher. To me he always seems slightly panicked when a chance presents itself in the box.

As for the tattoo, yep that's why. (No idea why it became "news" etc)
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby jastons on Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:01 pm

steveyrockstar wrote:I don't care who you play for, you don't score 23 goals in a season if you can't finish.


Exactly. Who was last player to score 23 goals in a season for West Ham?

Sterling is a midfielder*, he isn't going to be as prolific as Alan Shearer so I don't understand why people expect him to be?

*Messi and Ronaldo being obvious exceptions
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Re: England v Nigeria

Postby Patito on Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:13 pm

I wonder if the krauts are all slating Sané for his measly 14 goals that must have all been put on a plate for him this season...
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