#59 Sweden 0-2 England - Quarter Finals

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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby S-H on Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:28 am

Anyone seen Voronin?

I want to shower him with English arrogance!

:D
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby The Old Mile End on Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:36 am

A couple of players still not making much of an impact - and yet we're in the semi finals of the World Cup.

Sterling losing his confidence game by game, Alli hiding somewhere out there - but finally making a mark. Lingard running around a lot but not really getting many touches on the ball. Young being anything but.

Despite all that, and any analysis of tactics and play you like - England are in the World Cup semi finals...WTF.

I think we've bypassed all expectations a couple of games back and now have nothing to lose. I'm sure France or Belgium would stuff us - just like I'm sure we won't get out of the group or beat Columbia.

Watching this team, watching this World Cup, I'm sure of nothing (except we're in the semi-final) :scarfer: .
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:52 am

somerset-hammer wrote:Anyone seen Voronin?

I want to shower him with English arrogance!

:D


Yeah, I’m not holding my breath for an apology from him or the more high profile Swedes that were - apparently, with no sign of arrogance - accusing England of entitlement and hubris, and a Swedish win.
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby S-H on Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:53 am

Ive been very critical of Sterling and Lingard in the past, but these two are vital to this Southgate team, the pair of them are a nightmare for the opposition, even if their end product, or decision making lacks something at times, they keep driving us forward.

Over the moon, and very very proud!
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby e17 on Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:32 am

vietnammer wrote:OK so this has now become the unofficial England song (Three Lions is probably best though)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

No idea how that Sheffield Wednesday band managed to squirm their way back in to the WC, but I hope they get left in Russia. Absolutely painful self promoting tuneless ****ers.

I associate them with everything **** about England over the last 20 years; the antipathy of friendlies at the new Wembley, the greedy soulless FA, ruining any chance of spontaneous chants and tunes... these absolute attention seeking cretins won’t and can’t even play “three lions”

Correctly banned from the Boleyn by H in the 90s because they’re plastics. His best decision next to signing Paolo. Even Wednesday fans loathe them.

You’re right, Three Lions IS better.
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby Hammer.CA on Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:51 am

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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby bobcar on Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:58 am

The Old Mile End wrote:Lingard running around a lot but not really getting many touches on the ball.


Those runs are absolutely vital to England. The biggest difference between this England and others is the movement off the ball whether those players receive the ball or not. The reason Spain were so good for those three tournaments was mostly because their off the ball movement meant there was always someone to pass to, yes they could pass well but without the movement it would have been totally ineffective.
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby fmgod on Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:01 am

Was a bit of a downer controlling the game so well after the heart attack of Colombia, thought we played well, controlled the game, again set pieces which was pretty surprising as I thought the Swedes would be ultra tight on marking. Pickford made a few good saves, not really much to say about this as it was a just very comfortable, professional performance.
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby Patito on Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:03 am

I don’t think Sterling is losing confidence at all he is still making runs in behind defences and still constantly showing for the ball. His end product wasn’t good enough yesterday but he was still hurting Sweden.

Every player is playing their part and I wouldn’t change the line up unless someone is injured or needs a rest.
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby Gothenburgiron on Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:17 am

Watched the game in a pub just outside Gothenburg (Partille) I was the only Englishman there, but i did my very best to make enough noise. The rest of the people there were very gracious in defeat, and I received a fair few handshakes at full time. I've got a lot of respect for Sweden, but it feels great to be in the semi final!
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby e17 on Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:59 am

Gothenburgiron wrote:Watched the game in a pub just outside Gothenburg (Partille) I was the only Englishman there, but i did my very best to make enough noise. The rest of the people there were very gracious in defeat, and I received a fair few handshakes at full time. I've got a lot of respect for Sweden, but it feels great to be in the semi final!

Got to say, after the horrible “sportsmanship” that was everything Columbia, Sweden were the absolute class act that you’d expect them to be. Would have genuinely made it being a closer game easier.

The European teams have come away from this a class apart from Argentina, Brazil etc
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:19 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:At my place (well my temporary roommate's place) she asked when the teams were out on the pitch before the game...

''Where's the Union Jack....??"


:lol:

She's bloody English too !!!!!!!!

:o


I'm with your room-mate , should be flying the Union Jack , after all everyone from Land's End to John O'Groats will be behind the England team , the whole of Britain will be sharing in the glory .
Should declare it a Bank Holiday . :wink:
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby Toulouse_Iron on Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:36 pm

DasNutNock wrote:I am. I hated the Gerrard/Lampard years. Square pegs, under-delivery, suicidally cautious tactics.

Not this lot. They deserve every ounce of the support they’re getting. They’ve earned it. More than the wins, they’ve made us all happy again, that, and the weather.

WHAT a summer!


Agree 100%!
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:38 pm

^^^^^^^^

you can bugger right off matey boy !!!!

:P

St. George.....nowt else............

Union Jack at events....

bet the sweaties wouldn't fly the Union Jack if they were in the semi's.....

oh I forgot they hardly ever go, and if they do they get those 48 hour passports !!!!!

:lol:
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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:01 pm

Who could forget....




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Re: #59 Sweden v England - Quarter Finals ~ Match thread

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:04 pm

While I'm here - Cuenca , I sent you a pm the other day , did you get it or did I do something wrong again ? :)
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Re: #59 Sweden 0-2 England - Quarter Finals

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:45 am

Yes got it mate...

moved digs over the weekend....am at a mate's until next week when I go back to Cuenca, not bloody Quito..

hence me being called Cuenca 'ammer and not Quito 'ammer !!!!!

:lol:

give me a little bit...back to work today.....

Ally's Tartan Army be damned !!!!!!


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Re: Quarter Finals - Sweden v England~ Match thread

Postby DasNutNock on Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:53 am

Voronin wrote:Going to be very interesting. Sweden have been incredible with at very weak side on paper. It’s going to be tight, and definately not a stroll for England. The English arrogance never denies itself.....


No posts since you were humbly explaining how 50m people think and behave. Any feedback to provide?
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Re: #59 Sweden 0-2 England - Quarter Finals

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:16 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:Yes got it mate...

moved digs over the weekend....am at a mate's until next week when I go back to Cuenca, not bloody Quito..

hence me being called Cuenca 'ammer and not Quito 'ammer !!!!!

:lol:

give me a little bit...back to work today.....

Ally's Tartan Army be damned !!!!!!


:P


Tut Tut , here we all are in Scotland cheering on England with bagpipes a roarin' and you say that about dear old Ally .

I always thought you lived in Quito and that ' Cuenca ' was Spanish for ' Cranky Old Git ' . :)
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Re: #59 Sweden 0-2 England - Quarter Finals

Postby Samba on Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:55 pm

Out of interest TOMoS, what is the general mood in Scotland towards England doing well?
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