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    Sweden didn’t turn up

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsgosal View Post
    Sweden didn’t turn up
    They weren't equipped to turn up anyways.

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    Solid. I like what I'm seeing, but still waiting for the team to be braver. Southgate either didn't train any other more attacking variation, or is very reluctant to unshackle them in fear everything will go wrong should they abandon the 3-man defence. If they came out with 2 wingers they'd have a much easier time creating, but they settled for set piece plays and crosses. It's good, but they'll need more than that to beat sides who have more at their disposal.

    Sterling doing everything right up until the moment he has to kick the ball to a teammate/towards the goal is something to behold, haha.
    People are boring.

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    What a grotesque world cup this has been. Shockingly bad. For a side like England to make the semis is proof enough.
    Croatia will probably be too tired in their semi to win.

    I see England making the final but losing to France or Belgium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barcilliant View Post
    What a grotesque world cup this has been. Shockingly bad. For a side like England to make the semis is proof enough.
    Croatia will probably be too tired in their semi to win.

    I see England making the final but losing to France or Belgium.
    If England get to the semis fresher than Croatia that is credit to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamDav1982 View Post
    If England get to the semis fresher than Croatia that is credit to them.
    They have had an easier road. Barely squeezed by Columbia. Fucking American ref was biased towards his Anglo cousins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barcilliant View Post
    They have had an easier road. Barely squeezed by Columbia. Fucking American ref was biased towards his Anglo cousins.
    Colombia are a better side than Denmark or Russia and Sweden pretty much on level of those two as well.

    Nah ref was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamDav1982 View Post
    Colombia are a better side than Denmark or Russia and Sweden pretty much on level of those two as well.

    Nah ref was fine.
    Ref was shit and if Columbia had James England would have been beaten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barcilliant View Post
    Ref was shit and if Columbia had James England would have been beaten.
    Haha ref was shit for both sides and England were the better team and better team vs Sweden.

    Not had an easier route in knockouts than Croatia.

    Both had good draws.

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    I have a bad feeling that whenever a lesbian looks at me they think “That’s why I’m not a heterosexual”.

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    Footballs coming home

    In all seriousness though, no one rated England in this world cup, semi-finals is certainly above expectations.

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    Overachieved.

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    Southgate was probably one o their better coaches in past few years, this team is a bit behind their past generation (Lampard/Beckham/Rooney etc) but good coach and a bit of good luck finally made them back to SF and they were close to the finals at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaled_a_d View Post
    Southgate was probably one o their better coaches in past few years, this team is a bit behind their past generation (Lampard/Beckham/Rooney etc) but good coach and a bit of good luck finally made them back to SF and they were close to the finals at some point.
    tbh our half of the draw is very poor for a world cup, France must be licking their lips. any other year or a Brazil/France in our route we'd be goners round 16

    we made a huge mistake taking off Sterling for Rashford.. the guy is a waste of space and contributed abolutely nothing, pace merchant.