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BCB England football team thread

Postby 'skope » 04 Sep 2014, 13:55

getting sick to death of all the negativity surrounding last night's game.

• England won against a very negative norway side
• the crowd was one of the biggest of the night

it's a side in transition. let's judge hodgson on how England do in the euros.

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Postby bhoywonder » 04 Sep 2014, 14:02

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Postby 'skope » 04 Sep 2014, 14:03

bhoywonder wrote::lol:


i'm surprised you've got the front to show your face on a football thread!

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby Geezee » 04 Sep 2014, 15:31

Fantastic comment from Hodgson -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29056885

"Don't hit me with statistics. When we had that much possession, and you talk about two shots on target?"

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby fire and fueryIre » 04 Sep 2014, 16:48

'skope wrote:getting sick to death of all the negativity surrounding last night's game.

• England won against a very negative norway side
• the crowd was one of the biggest of the night

it's a side in transition. let's judge hodgson on how England do in the euros.


Aside from possible fixtures in the Blue Square Ryman's League, were there any other games on in the UK
last night?
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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby 'skope » 04 Sep 2014, 17:01

fueryhk(redux) wrote:
'skope wrote:getting sick to death of all the negativity surrounding last night's game.

• England won against a very negative norway side
• the crowd was one of the biggest of the night

it's a side in transition. let's judge hodgson on how England do in the euros.


Aside from possible fixtures in the Blue Square Ryman's League, were there any other games on in the UK
last night?


my point being that 40k for a meaningless fixture after a disappointing world cup campaign is none too shabby, despite the british media saying otherwise.

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Re: BCB England football team thread

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'skope wrote:getting sick to death of all the negativity surrounding last night's game.

• England won against a very negative norway side
• the crowd was one of the biggest of the night

it's a side in transition. let's judge hodgson on how England do in the euros.


Hodgson is a busted flush Adam.

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby 'skope » 04 Sep 2014, 18:33

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'skope wrote:getting sick to death of all the negativity surrounding last night's game.

• England won against a very negative norway side
• the crowd was one of the biggest of the night

it's a side in transition. let's judge hodgson on how England do in the euros.


Hodgson is a busted flush Adam.


so the british media would have us believe, G.

i rather like how he's not afraid to pick young players, but admit i'd also like to see him pick players who play regularly in the prem, such as noble and shawcross. his blind spot is rooney, but i can't think of a single manager who wouldn't pick him.

what is the alternative? hoddle, redknapp, neville, pearce? God help us.

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby Goat Boy » 04 Sep 2014, 21:17

I don;t think picking young players is a feather in his cap. There's been a desire for that in the public and the media before Roy came on board so he's just going with the flow. It's not like there's anybody else is there?

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby The Modernist » 04 Sep 2014, 22:01

Goat Boy wrote:I don;t think picking young players is a feather in his cap. There's been a desire for that in the public and the media before Roy came on board so he's just going with the flow. It's not like there's anybody else is there?

The man belongs to a bygone era.


Yeah, it's not that he's picking the wrong players, more that you sense he doesn't know how to get the best out of them.
He can probably do organised. It's doing organised, expansive and attacking that he struggles with.

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby Toby » 04 Sep 2014, 22:38

As long as we qualify, it's not that important how we play. Sterling and Sturridge offer hope, but it is difficult to get away from the fact that we lack real quality in the middle of the pitch now.

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Postby Goat Boy » 04 Sep 2014, 22:40

What's your thoughts on Wilshere, G?
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Postby clive gash » 04 Sep 2014, 22:58

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby The Modernist » 04 Sep 2014, 23:00

Toby wrote:As long as we qualify, it's not that important how we play.


I don't agree. England need to try and get to the next level. After all they nearly do always qualify (and since the expansion of the WC and European Championships qualification is easier anyway) but they can't raise their performances when they get there.
Thy need to produce top performances to take into competitions rather than hoping they somehow magically go up a level within the tournament.

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby fire and fueryIre » 05 Sep 2014, 10:32

Toby wrote:
As long as we qualify, it's not that important how we play.



and that's precisely why England are consistently so shit and getting shittier with every tournament.
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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby bhoywonder » 05 Sep 2014, 10:45

Toby wrote:it is difficult to get away from the fact that we lack real quality in the middle of the pitch now.


It's nothing* to do with how much 'quality' you have. It's about how you play together.









*relatively speaking

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby 'skope » 08 Sep 2014, 21:37

good old England!

what a great result tonight. the swiss are no mugs. we have a very good chance of qualifying now.

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby PENK » 08 Sep 2014, 21:38

Surprisingly decent performance from England, that. Like skope says, the Swiss are no mugs (well, Djourou is a clown, but still). Puts them very much in charge of the group.
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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby The Modernist » 08 Sep 2014, 22:26

penk wrote:Surprisingly decent performance from England, that. Like skope says, the Swiss are no mugs (well, Djourou is a clown, but still). Puts them very much in charge of the group.


They're not all that good either, but it was a decent performance.

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby 'skope » 08 Sep 2014, 22:29

i look forward to reading your match report in the daily mail, G