Maguire scores late England winner
31/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,889
Harry Maguire scores a late winner for England in their World Cup qualifier against Poland.
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31/03/2021 20:39:55 11 11
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Good week for England..
Maguire plays better for England!
England will be a better team with Jack Grealish in it.
Foden will be our own little Messi!
He will just get better and better as long as Pep keeps playing him regularly.
Rice just continues to impress.
Stones made a huge mistake. No s-it Sherlock.
We all make mistakes. Don’t punish him.
He’s been very good for S-ity so far this season.
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31/03/2021 20:40:11 9 16
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About time the £80m flop turned up for a change
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31/03/2021 20:44:00 11 8
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About team people like you got off his case
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31/03/2021 20:44:08 2 0
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Only an 80 million flop because all the blame gets put in him when united lose
46
31/03/2021 20:45:57 2 0
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£80m? How ridiculous
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31/03/2021 20:58:39 1 0
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Want some seed?
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31/03/2021 20:40:15 365 32
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Really good coverage, excellent finishing and a clean sheet!

Yes, I had a great evening watching my paint dry.
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31/03/2021 21:03:54 47 23
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That had me rolling on the floor :)
01/04/2021 00:07:53 0 0
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So you did watch the mattch.
01/04/2021 02:06:04 3 1
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Borefest I will be turning off at the end of season no point in watching England’s 7 defenders try and play expansive football. It’s impossible for 7 defenders to play skilled exciting football but that’s what I got so no point in watching
01/04/2021 11:45:28 0 0
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Comment of the Month ??
01/04/2021 14:40:44 0 0
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Modern football Is boring. I'm glad I'm 70 and know what proper footballing entertainment
was like.
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31/03/2021 20:40:16 3 32
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We should have won that considerin we were playing reserves against this england side.We were missing our 10 key players.As for england since 1973 have not seen them playing clean football. Remember that 1973 challenge?Today it would be straight red.Then we had cheating Lineker in Monterey of 86, Scholes' handball at Wembley & today diving Sterling.Playin england you need to play dirty. ???? ??
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31/03/2021 20:42:11 16 2
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Glad you took the result so well. Chin chin!
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31/03/2021 20:47:07 0 0
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Lol... harping back about footy in 1973!
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31/03/2021 20:57:12 0 0
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May be your not happy here!
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da
31/03/2021 21:06:36 0 1
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I don't remember our only defeat as I was 4 or 5. I have seen no defeats since 86 with every game built up as dangerous Poland. The clown keeper game will never be forgotten. And we didn't lose then either.
01/04/2021 07:06:59 0 0
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Enjoy your journey home.......??
01/04/2021 17:22:25 0 0
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Yea & we had no Pickford, Trent, Henderson, Maddison, Grealish
Saka, Sancho, Rashford, Ings, Prowse, Barnes to name a few. We beat you with our second string. We always beat you & we will beat you on your own patch
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31/03/2021 20:40:36 585 60
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I consider myself very lucky to have a reasonably happy life and good mental health. But nothing makes me consider the futility of existence more than watching England play.
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31/03/2021 20:45:23 100 19
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Brilliant, lol lol lol... me too mate!
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31/03/2021 20:46:45 35 4
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It’s an endurance test watching England. Another 90 odd minutes I won’t get back
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31/03/2021 20:56:40 17 47
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Then don't bother.
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MOT
31/03/2021 21:07:38 13 61
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Boring comment
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31/03/2021 21:09:45 25 47
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Nothing makes me consider the futility of existence more than watching England 'supporters' moan after yet another England win. Unbelievable
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31/03/2021 21:10:43 15 55
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Who gives a monkey’s about you (other than you).
Go back to being happy by sitting in a dark room all on your own.
449
31/03/2021 21:11:50 10 12
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Don't be too cock sure mate Dementia is an evil woman you may be wondering who England are in the not too distant future.
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31/03/2021 21:12:43 18 17
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You could always support Germany. What's wrong with 3 wins in three games?
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31/03/2021 21:13:40 15 19
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use your remote and turn over then
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31/03/2021 21:16:56 14 1
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Agreed .. what is the point of putting on three subs with less then three minutes to go? .. if you want to change a game they must have at least 20 minutes!!
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31/03/2021 21:19:51 7 11
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To be fair, your team are probably the most proficient divers in world football...
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31/03/2021 21:20:37 3 9
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So why bother then?
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31/03/2021 21:26:34 4 3
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Beautifully put my friend.
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31/03/2021 21:28:04 4 4
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But you're on here commenting
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31/03/2021 21:33:06 4 1
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You are right though, there's a big difference between a hard fought win and that dross, no invention, it's almost as if a fairly average defender was the national manager
757
31/03/2021 21:35:28 9 12
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Your comment is so pathetic that I couldn't even be bothered responding in a proper fashion, but made my own remarks elsewhere. Your attitude is symptomatic as to why England and GB in general is going down the toilet. Stop whining about nothing, as usual. You're the highest rating comment with this dross? I shake my head in despair.
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31/03/2021 21:41:11 6 5
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Get a grip on reality no team is easy look at Germany result France only won 1-0 against Bosnia. Its not Fifa on your xbox and England won. I bet your a right laugh you.
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31/03/2021 21:42:44 2 3
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Dull as dishwater, boring football with loads of talent available. This plank will play 3 centre half's with that bag of cement next to declan rice in midfield. Same old same old.
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31/03/2021 21:55:54 3 1
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It's about to get much more futile in about 70 days. Get the straitjacket ready ??
31/03/2021 22:15:55 2 0
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I watched the 5 min highlights & they struggled filling that. England are soooo dull.
31/03/2021 22:23:28 2 2
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We won. Do you have a different criteria to the rest of us who love the game and can you run 100m and still come out with a smartrsed comment? Genuinely unbelievable you got up votes. Left early? Every time!
31/03/2021 22:50:37 0 0
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So in some senses the team our artists who get you to grapple with heavy ideas.
31/03/2021 22:54:38 2 0
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Jeez, there's just no pleasing some people is there.? Irrespective of who the manager is, it's the final score that counts.
Does it really matter how we got there, so long as we got there.
I presume you are of the opinion that losing in an edge of the seat way is preferable to winning in a dull way.
Have a free pin to burst your inflated ego + a free coat of humility. It may help, but I doubt it.
31/03/2021 22:55:54 1 0
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How many people can honestly say they watched that and
(i) enjoyed it and
(ii) stayed awake.
Not many I would suggest. And Declan Rice thinks they're an exciting team to watch. God help us.
31/03/2021 23:07:54 2 0
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It's all about qualification. The end will justify the means however ugly it is.
31/03/2021 23:42:24 0 0
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Same here, although it isn't England's performances, rather it's your embarrassing use of the English language. Specifically, your use of the word 'of', when 'have' would do nicely and even make sense. I now feel I should HAVE spent this time more wisely though...
JR
31/03/2021 23:42:41 0 0
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Nothing will change while Southgate is in charge, easy to see who his favourites are
31/03/2021 23:55:52 0 0
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I thought it was a reasonable performance from England. Nine points from nine - I'd say that's a good start to qualifying!
01/04/2021 00:59:46 0 0
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Don’t lie
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31/03/2021 20:40:37 11 13
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Played 3
Won 3
Enough said
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31/03/2021 20:44:49 7 2
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Played 5hit
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31/03/2021 20:41:03 80 13
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Carthorse stuff from Stones. Lively from Sterling, but the pen aside, totally wasteful. Pope didn't look comfortable on the ball when asked to play it. Mount disappeared from the game. Very nearly no subs at all & then he takes off Foden, one of our better players!

Get out of jail goal from Maguire. Dear, oh dear, oh dear...
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31/03/2021 20:57:58 15 25
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Foden went off after the winning goal. WTH are you on.
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31/03/2021 21:11:43 2 0
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Lively doubt you watched same game unless there is a chance to score he does blubber all still waiting to see him make a challenge for a ball even 80-20 chance would be a start
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31/03/2021 21:33:05 4 13
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Foden was weak and terrible. The new Barkley.
01/04/2021 02:15:07 3 1
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As an England fan I was disappointed with Sterling's conning of the ref for the penalty. I'd have been fuming if some Italian or German had done that to us. Have a word Gareth,
Jim
01/04/2021 10:18:50 1 0
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and to think people thought City were winning everything because Stones had suddenly become Paulo Maldini overnight... Diaz is carrying him in that defence
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31/03/2021 20:41:12 6 3
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A good game for Poland, who looked dangerous in the spells they had against us.

Us? Not so much.
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31/03/2021 20:41:16 12 15
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I always thought England where crap they have proved me right.
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31/03/2021 20:45:42 16 5
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Yep, it was just like watching Liverpool ??
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31/03/2021 20:53:58 3 0
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Good bless America eh Fenway?
31/03/2021 22:59:03 0 0
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LFC have been crap
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31/03/2021 20:40:16 3 32
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We should have won that considerin we were playing reserves against this england side.We were missing our 10 key players.As for england since 1973 have not seen them playing clean football. Remember that 1973 challenge?Today it would be straight red.Then we had cheating Lineker in Monterey of 86, Scholes' handball at Wembley & today diving Sterling.Playin england you need to play dirty. ???? ??
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31/03/2021 20:42:11 16 2
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Glad you took the result so well. Chin chin!
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31/03/2021 20:42:12 22 3
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We got out of jail
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31/03/2021 20:49:00 15 11
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Why did we comit a crime apart from winning as usual ?
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31/03/2021 20:42:16 8 9
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3 games 3 wins top of the table happy days
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31/03/2021 20:42:22 5 1
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First half good, Stones what are you doing then excellent goal by Maguire. End of day 3 points, that'll do.
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31/03/2021 21:47:16 1 0
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That was the same heading technique Maguire used in the punch-up in Greece...devastating????
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31/03/2021 20:42:22 188 25
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Scraped another win. Still boring and unimpressive as has been the case for much of the last 50 years. Can’t see us winning anything anytime soon. ??
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31/03/2021 20:49:08 230 28
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Not like any other big team has been that impressive this week. Germany just lost to European titans North Macedonia, Portugal drew to Serbia, Belgium drew to Czech Republic.

Even France, probably the best team in Europe at the moment, drew to Ukraine then had some narrow wins against Kazakhstan and Bosnia.

Agree that it wasn't the best game, but always helps to have a little bit of perspective.
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31/03/2021 20:57:49 29 7
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I think a portion of England fans hate themselves. It's noted that this win wasn't a thrilling tour-de-force but Germany just lost to North Macedonia 2-1. A little bit of perspective wouldn't hurt with some fans.
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31/03/2021 21:16:44 18 14
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That's probably cos you're determined to moan about anything England does because you only have the ability to regurgitate whatever dross you read on the back page of this morning's red top daily rag rather than think for yourself.
Well let's see. Got to the semis of the last 2 tournaments. I'd say that's about as close to getting to a final as it gets without actually getting there.
538
31/03/2021 21:18:25 4 3
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Scotland won 4 - 0 tonight
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31/03/2021 21:19:32 16 5
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Bit like your comment really. The old 'England are boring, we won't win anything EVER' routine is getting tiresome
If Poland showed as much spirit against Germany in 1939 as they did against England tonight, the world would be a different place. Removed
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31/03/2021 20:44:04 0 1
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Albania looked better against England.
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31/03/2021 20:48:22 1 0
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Expect this to be removed
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31/03/2021 20:54:13 2 0
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What an absolute disgusting comment. Crawl back under your stone sewer rat.
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31/03/2021 20:42:57 207 16
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Southgate clearly, CLEARLY, gives them one instruction before matches... "Be patient". You may aswell send a team out asking them to be boring and not to try anything or force anything. "Be patient", means "hope the other team makes a mistake and hands it to you. England are awful to watch.
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31/03/2021 21:20:58 120 18
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Someone like Graham Potter would be a far better fit for England. An English manager who gets his team playing attractive football and creating constant chances. If they had decent finishes at Brighton they'd be top half somewhere.

Mind you, I want him at Spurs after what Mourinho has put us through, never mind England.
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31/03/2021 21:26:30 9 5
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Bring back Hoddle (with a team built around Grealish). There, I said it.
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31/03/2021 21:30:55 4 4
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or the ref gets fooled by Sterling.
31/03/2021 23:18:41 1 0
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After watching every spurs game this season this didn't seem that bad :). Doesn't really matter how well we play. We have looked great going into past tournaments and flopped. Great teams find the extra needed to win. Sure Germany won't be losing to the likes of Macedonia in tournaments but we might
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31/03/2021 20:43:04 55 8
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Hey at least we're not German tonight.

But we still have a lot and I mean a lot to work on, I'm just glad Lewandowski was out.

Evidently it didn't register with Southgate that our penalty came from a player giving themselves some freedom and going at Poland.
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31/03/2021 21:01:08 50 37
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Also a blatant dive helped.
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31/03/2021 21:04:38 5 2
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Going for a dive more like.
473
31/03/2021 21:13:20 5 0
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Could be worse could be us ireland ??
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31/03/2021 21:52:28 9 3
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Blatant dive, but that's all Sterling has to offer!
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"Declan Rice believes England are an "entertaining team to watch""

I hope Rice is drug tested after tonight's match.
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31/03/2021 20:49:22 28 2
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He's obviously an eastenders fan if he thinks England are Entertaining!
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Meh
31/03/2021 20:51:56 2 1
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Poland defended very deep and have a decent team. I didn’t think we were bad at all, need to be a bit more clinical.

Although I’m a spurs fan, so it doesn’t take much to impress me these days...
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31/03/2021 21:02:07 1 1
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Stop moaning. They deservedly won against one of Europe's better nations. Maximum points from three games. Try going back to the 70's if you think that is poor.
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6X
31/03/2021 21:04:34 0 0
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The southgate way with 5 defenders and 2 holding midfielders can be a bit adventurous.

Anyway, should steam roller this qualifying group and the boys can get a plane home before the next tournament ends and watch the remaining games like all of us
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31/03/2021 20:43:22 268 25
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Scraped a win, doesn't change the fact watching this England team is about as exciting as watching paint dry, despite what Rice seems to believe.
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31/03/2021 20:53:18 237 25
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Englands biggest problem is Southgate. He got very lucky there. Did he think there was extra time and saving subs until then. England with some very talented players but a with a very average manager does not equal success
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31/03/2021 20:54:40 16 0
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But once paint has dried you can generally see something for your efforts
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31/03/2021 21:00:31 13 35
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It’s not about entertainment is it, it’s about qualifying for a World Cup, entertainment is a bonus. Exactly the same applies if a team is going for promotion or a title
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31/03/2021 21:10:02 17 1
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Ive been painting all day, watched the Germany North Macedonia game...and my painting today was much more enjoyable. HOWEVER, full credit to North Macedonia, they ran their socks off.
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31/03/2021 21:11:37 7 15
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To be fair Poland are one of the 5 or 6 best teams in Europe, that's a good result.
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31/03/2021 21:11:39 17 13
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I'll watch paint dry all day if it means we get to yet another semi final. Or would you rather watch the "golden era" of Lampard Gerrard and co not be able to string 2 passes together. People have such short memories.
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31/03/2021 21:14:15 6 11
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then why watch? you got a remote control box, use it.
31/03/2021 22:17:39 1 1
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So the same as Euro 1988, WC 1990, Euro 1992, Euro 2000, WC 2002, WC 2010, Euro 2012, WC 2014, Euro 2016 and qualifying for WC 1994 and Euro 2008 then. There is no golden age when England games were exciting
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31/03/2021 20:43:29 6 10
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Stones..once a clown always a clown..get Coady back in
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31/03/2021 20:47:08 1 1
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Always thought Stones had an error in him regardless of his form. Tonight justifies that
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31/03/2021 20:43:49 6 10
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Solid midfield again with Phillips and Rice bossing it
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31/03/2021 20:46:25 11 4
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So bossing = doing nothing positive and occasionally getting mugged?
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31/03/2021 20:48:58 1 1
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If they’re the best we have I’ll probably give the euros a miss.
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31/03/2021 20:43:51 5 10
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Well done "Slab Head" Maguire - even though he's way off top level and will always be a liability against stronger opponents.
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31/03/2021 20:51:42 1 2
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He wasn't at the world cup played really well,may be you were still in your nappies.
Not so sure about your name Wormhole. Instead of Worm before hole try changing it to Ass. Enjoy your humble pie you Muppet. Removed
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31/03/2021 20:40:11 9 16
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About time the £80m flop turned up for a change
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31/03/2021 20:44:00 11 8
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About team people like you got off his case
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31/03/2021 20:51:38 2 1
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You wouldn't be saying that if he didn't score ??
If Poland showed as much spirit against Germany in 1939 as they did against England tonight, the world would be a different place. Removed
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31/03/2021 20:44:04 0 1
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Albania looked better against England.
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31/03/2021 20:40:11 9 16
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About time the £80m flop turned up for a change
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31/03/2021 20:44:08 2 0
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Only an 80 million flop because all the blame gets put in him when united lose
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31/03/2021 20:44:11 29 11
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Everyone excited for the Euros now??? No.....thought not.
If Poland showed as much spirit against Germany in 1939 as they did against England tonight, the world would be a different place. Removed
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31/03/2021 20:44:22 34 6
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It was Poland for God's sake....no plan B...pass pass pass..if you don't shoot you don't score...poor show really!
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31/03/2021 20:51:13 16 15
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Off your high horse mate it's only England and they scraped through with a dive.
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31/03/2021 20:56:45 6 0
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Well they did score twice ??
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31/03/2021 20:58:56 1 3
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No plan A either
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31/03/2021 21:03:40 2 2
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Before this game Poland were being bigged up.... now the same people say they're hopeless. Oh dear.
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31/03/2021 21:42:52 6 0
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Lewandowski is probably better than any England player and Pope couldn't lace Szczesny's boots...that's a good win for England.
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31/03/2021 21:52:22 3 2
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Wait till the match in Warsaw when Lewandowski is back.That uneducated comment will come back to haunt you.
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SOH
31/03/2021 20:44:30 4 6
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Pathetic!! If VAR was in play the 'penalty' would never have been given. Pleased for Stones that he was able to make amends for his careless gaff.
01/04/2021 07:01:55 1 0
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It was a penalty, with or without VAR....
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31/03/2021 20:44:35 0 0
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Too much mucking about at the back cost us...
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31/03/2021 20:44:38 9 8
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Foden the spark of the team. Boring elsewhere just like mr waist coat.
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31/03/2021 20:49:51 1 1
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Foden was average at best.
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31/03/2021 20:57:48 1 1
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Foden was awful!
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31/03/2021 20:44:40 35 4
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2 defensive midfielders to the very end, subs at 88 minutes, boring football, shows very little emotion on the sideline.....OGS
Ohh Gareth Southgate
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31/03/2021 20:47:43 19 34
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England won. End of debate.
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31/03/2021 20:40:37 11 13
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Played 3
Won 3
Enough said
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31/03/2021 20:44:49 7 2
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Played 5hit
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31/03/2021 20:54:44 0 1
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Are 5hit
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31/03/2021 20:45:17 114 6
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Southgate is not the right man for managing this current crop of England players . His too cautious approach nearly cost us this game . The players at his disposal are wasted with his tactics . England won't win anything with the " Fear factor " . Yes we won tonight , but come on , let this crop of talent loose . Be brave .
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31/03/2021 20:56:25 65 2
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This crop of players are crying out for an attacking manager. Southgate got lucky tonight and that performance and team selection was not good enough.
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31/03/2021 21:06:27 1 0
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So who is the right man to lead England in the Euros then
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31/03/2021 21:30:01 3 4
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Err. We won.
15 years ago the 'golden generation' would've treated us to a 2-0 loss. Fickle.
31/03/2021 23:09:38 0 0
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Pointless post. Nearly = didn't.
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31/03/2021 20:45:17 14 1
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Does Rice still think England are entertaining?
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31/03/2021 20:40:36 585 60
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I consider myself very lucky to have a reasonably happy life and good mental health. But nothing makes me consider the futility of existence more than watching England play.
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31/03/2021 20:45:23 100 19
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Brilliant, lol lol lol... me too mate!
431
31/03/2021 21:10:24 36 1
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Try watching ireland
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31/03/2021 21:52:46 2 0
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A Major Major catch.....one has to mad not to watch them play and mad to watch them play .... what say you Yossarian
31/03/2021 22:26:35 1 1
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Do you support or back even yourself Nick? WT flipping heck? Watch something else then...even.
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31/03/2021 20:45:27 85 15
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sorry a centre forward that dont want to be in box and sterling so wasteful needs sorting if we want to win anything
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31/03/2021 21:08:15 29 49
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Yeah, Kane is hopeless.
01/04/2021 02:12:35 5 0
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Sterling is very overrated. Gets into great positions then wastes the ball. Frankly, both England and Man City would be better teams without him. Kane doesn't look fully fit. His absence from the penalty area in that 2nd half was a real problem for us.
01/04/2021 06:00:44 0 0
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The individual players are all good. Individually.

You select combinations that work.
You coach as a team.
And then you motivate.
01/04/2021 06:11:55 3 0
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I have to agree about Sterling, he had countless chances to pass to a team mate in space but decided to run into a wall of red shirted players instead. I get the feeling he thinks he is the main man and has to do everything himself, he is not a team player just a glory boy!
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31/03/2021 20:45:27 19 6
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admit expecting a better result but all those doubters check germanys result
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31/03/2021 21:30:00 7 5
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Can you get a better result than a win?
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31/03/2021 20:45:31 4 3
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Declan Rice said "England are entertaining"

Well... maybe for the teams playing against us.
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31/03/2021 20:45:35 18 12
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All the desperate whingers who are so disappointed that England defied the HYS experts need to wipe the egg off their faces and go and look at the Germany result.
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31/03/2021 20:52:35 6 2
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I for one will only be bothered about Germany should we get far enough to do so!!
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31/03/2021 20:45:40 7 5
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It's about time Southgate packed his bags and departed. He is absolutely useless
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31/03/2021 20:49:19 0 3
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Not even God himself could do much with the dross playing for England.
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31/03/2021 21:00:43 0 0
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Could you do better?
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31/03/2021 21:34:32 0 0
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Who would you have in his place?
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31/03/2021 20:41:16 12 15
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I always thought England where crap they have proved me right.
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31/03/2021 20:45:42 16 5
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Yep, it was just like watching Liverpool ??
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31/03/2021 20:45:42 4 7
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Poland and Foden.... Both very poor tonight.
Seems like both are hugely overrated?
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31/03/2021 20:48:26 0 0
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Have you ever watched Foden play before tonight? He's an incredible young talent.
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31/03/2021 20:45:44 5 2
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Normal England performance from the Premier League dominated by foreign players...... most of ours are above average make weights for their clubs or don’t play for the top 6.
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31/03/2021 21:15:41 0 0
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8 do numbskull
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31/03/2021 20:45:55 168 5
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When will southgate realise our best chance of winning is actually trying to win the game rather than be defensive minded and hope to see out games at 1 nil. We aren't good enough defensively to play games like that, stop playing 2 CDMs and attack the opposition!
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31/03/2021 21:22:53 45 13
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Finally a sensible comment, one up early and dominating the game and then start passing it across the back. I thought Phillips had his shirt on back to front at times.
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31/03/2021 21:32:30 5 5
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So remind me - how many games have England won this qualifying round?
31/03/2021 22:39:21 5 2
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err. I think our best chance of winning the first 3 qualifiers for this world cup has been delivered, despite the lack of your obvious footballing genius. Take a look, we won. All. Three. Matches.
31/03/2021 22:54:30 0 0
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Could be commenting on Spurs
31/03/2021 23:29:31 1 1
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What bizarre logic. He doesn’t play like that precisely because he doesn’t think we are good enough to do so.

We’d get cut to ribbons on the break against better teams.

Absolutely trounced.

We’d look pretty against weaker ones mind, maybe that would be enough to make you happy? I doubt it.

We’re just not that good. Face it.
01/04/2021 02:38:49 1 0
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Look at his career. He played centre back for a team that would park the bus after getting a lead. It's ingrained in his blood.
Villa ranked 95/96 7th, 96/97 10th, 97/98 12th, 98/99 69th, 99/00 tied 13th, 00/01 tied 9th.
Those all records while Villa posted standings in the top 8.
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31/03/2021 20:40:11 9 16
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About time the £80m flop turned up for a change
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31/03/2021 20:45:57 2 0
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£80m? How ridiculous
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31/03/2021 20:45:59 8 6
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Same old dross from Southgate, please sack him and give us some hope.
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31/03/2021 20:56:26 1 1
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And get who in???
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31/03/2021 20:46:11 0 0
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England are rubbish wait till the decent sides get hold of them it’ll be the same old story out in the early rounds of the euros again.
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31/03/2021 20:46:12 31 7
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Job done, southgate lucky though why no subs no one knows... anyway could be worse... Germany got done by Macedonia lol
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31/03/2021 20:50:08 25 6
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North Macedonia not Macedonia
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31/03/2021 20:50:17 1 0
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No not beaten by Macedonia, just the Northern bit
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31/03/2021 20:46:13 10 2
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So yes I am and arsenal fan BUT I am also a HK and think he has been an outstanding player but who has ruined him. Is it Jose or GS or is it just him. I found myself wanting DCL to come on so we had a centre forward at times. I don’t want to see HK come so deep. He is a truly outstanding CF snd I wish that’s the position he played!
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31/03/2021 21:16:10 3 0
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Just a question first. Do players stick rigidly to the plan the manager put in place or do they just do their own thing" once the game starts?
I'm guessing most people would say players do their own thing.
And at times they have to because the opposition are not playing as the mgr expected. yes??

Soo Harry Kane needs to adapt to the situation, get in the box.... and Sterling has to feed him.
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31/03/2021 20:46:15 3 2
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one for the insomniacs....... ????????????
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31/03/2021 20:46:15 4 3
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Very average at best, sorry but you can't fool about with time on your hands like Stones did.

This lot do not seem in any way fully motivated and have yet to see the lazy Sterling compete for a single ball in three games, we need competitive players not prima donnas even though you can say he got a soft penalty ball going nowhere.
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31/03/2021 20:46:19 49 8
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England going South with Southgate at the helm. And Rice and Phillip's in same team?!!
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31/03/2021 20:49:28 34 48
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3 wins out of 3, can't ask for more than that. Rice and Phillips did their jobs well preventing too many Polish attacks
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31/03/2021 21:02:43 7 4
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Rice best player on the pitch by a mile did his job 100% Sterling Mount Foden & Kane on the pitch to create and did sweet FA
01/04/2021 03:13:11 2 0
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Rice and Phlips did their jobs well and prevented Polond from getting forward. They so knitted the play together well. It's then up to the 'creative' forward players to do their thing......and THEY didn't.
Job done, 3 wins from 3.. Criminal saves our country :)

I know I'll be reading a lot of criticism of England as normal, but look at Germany they lost, can happen to anyone.
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31/03/2021 20:55:37 0 0
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Grow up you
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31/03/2021 21:00:52 0 0
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Boring play from enverland.. Mount over rated, rice too.. Fodddn dro e too
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31/03/2021 20:46:22 19 3
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Gareth Southgate's side are 'entertaining'. Mr Dull has no clue about managing.
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31/03/2021 20:43:49 6 10
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Solid midfield again with Phillips and Rice bossing it
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31/03/2021 20:46:25 11 4
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So bossing = doing nothing positive and occasionally getting mugged?
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31/03/2021 20:46:29 9 13
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No VAR ? Why. If it was used no England penalty , Sterling dived and cried. Poland should have had a penalty. England are not good enough to win anything. Overpaid and over rated.
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31/03/2021 20:48:23 0 0
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You sound desperately disappointed. Never mind.

There's always North Macedonia.
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31/03/2021 20:48:40 0 0
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Shut up, he kicked Sterling! Definitely pen.
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31/03/2021 21:18:27 0 0
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Any crisps with that bitter?
01/04/2021 06:58:26 0 0
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Total rubbish comments...........
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31/03/2021 20:46:41 0 1
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Maguire probably just scored the best goal he will ever score for England.
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31/03/2021 20:46:44 8 5
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A good first half ruined by an awful, international career limiting mistake by Stones early in the second.
Foden and Mount looked good.
Sterling rubbish.
Still dont like two holding midfielders and Walker is not an international player.
Not convinced about Pope.
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31/03/2021 20:50:06 3 3
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Chilwell and Philips are so bad
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31/03/2021 20:50:30 2 0
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What you know about football you can write on a stamp
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31/03/2021 20:52:02 1 1
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You could also look at pope for not just clearing the ball upfield
31/03/2021 22:37:55 0 0
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Ah so all the Man City players aren’t very good I looked for all the Liverpool players but maybe their taxi didn’t get there on time
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31/03/2021 20:40:36 585 60
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I consider myself very lucky to have a reasonably happy life and good mental health. But nothing makes me consider the futility of existence more than watching England play.
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31/03/2021 20:46:45 35 4
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It’s an endurance test watching England. Another 90 odd minutes I won’t get back
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31/03/2021 20:56:01 43 17
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The sad thing is we actually have some (some) exciting players. Granted not all available tonight, but GS is a god awful manager. I said it the other night and got thumbed down but I really believe a ridiculously easy run to the WC SF was a bad thing as it gave him more time. I’ll always want England to succeed but do believe a terrible euros wouldn’t be a he worst think if it got him sacked
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31/03/2021 20:46:48 0 4
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Well that was a month of my life I'll never get back.
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31/03/2021 20:46:58 2 2
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Loving all the salty haters ??, another win another 3 points. Job done.
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31/03/2021 20:47:01 3 1
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Not the most exciting game , (again)
But three games three wins so at the end of the day Satisfactory.
Well done England.
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31/03/2021 20:47:04 9 13
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Southgate has to be sacked after that disgraceful performance against an abysmal Polish side who aren’t even in the top 100 FIFA ranked teams (ranked below Faroe Islands and Scotland!). He doesn’t have a clue. We’re wasting time with him on charge. The bloke needs removing this evening.
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31/03/2021 20:49:42 3 3
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But they won , what did Germany do against a worse team then Poland tonight
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31/03/2021 20:52:45 0 0
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Ranked 19th
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31/03/2021 20:55:06 0 0
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They're 19th, Scotland 48th
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31/03/2021 20:56:46 0 0
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Poland were at the world cup! Stones should be sacked more like. No punishment for failure in this team.
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31/03/2021 20:47:06 0 0
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Phew!
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31/03/2021 20:47:06 1 0
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Rice stated today that England are entertaining. Well, if they were (which they weren’t) his contribution was non-existent, in fact I don’t recall his name mentioned very often.
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31/03/2021 20:51:12 0 1
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What utter rubbish. He broke down many of the polish moves. He was one of the better england players
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31/03/2021 20:40:16 3 32
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We should have won that considerin we were playing reserves against this england side.We were missing our 10 key players.As for england since 1973 have not seen them playing clean football. Remember that 1973 challenge?Today it would be straight red.Then we had cheating Lineker in Monterey of 86, Scholes' handball at Wembley & today diving Sterling.Playin england you need to play dirty. ???? ??
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31/03/2021 20:47:07 0 0
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Lol... harping back about footy in 1973!
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31/03/2021 21:30:02 0 2
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That is rich considering the England football community obsession with, when was it? Oh thats right, 1966.
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31/03/2021 20:43:29 6 10
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Stones..once a clown always a clown..get Coady back in
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31/03/2021 20:47:08 1 1
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Always thought Stones had an error in him regardless of his form. Tonight justifies that
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31/03/2021 20:47:08 1 2
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Job done but was that a penalty really? Well done North Macedonia
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31/03/2021 20:47:11 2 0
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Declan Rice would say that was really entertaining!
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31/03/2021 20:47:13 320 8
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Is it me ? Just seems this modern day possession football is boring. So much easy sideways and backwards passing, yet some say we have talented visionary players.
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31/03/2021 20:49:42 118 18
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It’s not you, it was boring as is the pressing style of play
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31/03/2021 20:51:33 7 5
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Need Bielsa ball
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31/03/2021 20:53:56 21 3
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Good comment. True about most games now. Players only seem to want to shoot when there is a decent chance of a goal. Also, fear of losing possession means that players are not trying to play the "killer pass" as often. Possession football makes sense but is often not great to watch. Thankfully many club games in PL are still decent but the most International games are so boring and unwatchable.
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31/03/2021 21:02:22 35 1
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Yes.. It is just you who think modern day possession football is boring.
The majority of us think its excruciatingly, mind numbingly boring :)
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31/03/2021 21:11:53 5 4
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Can you imagine a time when each team is given a maximum of say 3 minutes to take a shot or concede possession? Would be so much more entertaining
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31/03/2021 21:16:45 6 2
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rice worth £100 million roflmao you cannot make it up
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31/03/2021 21:35:55 10 0
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Count yourself lucky you never saw Italian football of the 70s & 80s, catenaccio football.
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31/03/2021 21:42:06 9 2
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Reminds me of that Simpsons parody of soccer when they show players just passing it back and forth to each other sideways.
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31/03/2021 21:43:59 4 5
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The Opposition cannot score if we've got the ball. Most of Polands possession come from Pope .
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31/03/2021 21:54:48 2 0
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It isn't you, there was a time when everyone watched the game as it happened and analysed that rather than watching AND analysing a stats sheet and it was a more interesting game to watch if not as technical.
31/03/2021 22:17:31 1 2
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Better off watching rugby these days fella.
Zoe
31/03/2021 23:18:48 1 0
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Thought the same myself
01/04/2021 05:52:27 1 0
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It is utterly boring. Pedestrian and tedious with no variety. Even players with pace and flair have that coached out of them. Sterling, in particular, checks back far too often.
One of the greatest goals ever, that of Brazil v Italy in 1970 by Carlos Alberto shows that attacking and possession football are compatible. The ball has to go forward, accurately but quickly.
01/04/2021 11:56:01 0 0
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It's not a modern thing.
Some of the ''great'' teams of the past also used it.
And before the backpass (to the keeper) rule was introduced it was dire at times.
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31/03/2021 20:47:18 62 3
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When you keep passing back to your goalkeeper from your opponents half This is what happens!

Still well done on turning it around.
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31/03/2021 20:55:29 6 16
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When did that happen?
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31/03/2021 20:47:32 3 1
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Cricket, rugby, football.

The England teams just keep on giving
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31/03/2021 20:48:50 1 2
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But they won
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31/03/2021 20:49:26 0 0
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World champions at cricket, World Cup final in rugby and semi final in football ... I’m not complaining
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31/03/2021 20:52:08 1 0
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Still the only country on earth to have won World Cups in these sports!!
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31/03/2021 20:54:12 0 1
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We’ve been terrible...

Recent batting performances? 6 nations? England football in general under Southgate?

You must be easily pleased
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31/03/2021 20:47:33 4 4
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A win's a win.
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31/03/2021 20:47:43 0 1
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All those ex England fans living on Merseyside must be hopping mad...
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31/03/2021 20:44:40 35 4
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2 defensive midfielders to the very end, subs at 88 minutes, boring football, shows very little emotion on the sideline.....OGS
Ohh Gareth Southgate
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31/03/2021 20:47:43 19 34
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England won. End of debate.
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31/03/2021 20:53:23 10 2
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No debating the 3 points, very happy for the win. Still doesn’t change the fact it was a boring and dare I say it lucky win.
01/04/2021 06:33:16 2 1
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End of debate? Haha not even close. We won despite Southgate, not because of him. Being rescued by a corner because our play style is so restrictive.
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31/03/2021 20:47:45 138 12
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Germany 1-2 North Macedonia :)
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31/03/2021 20:48:47 16 26
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April Fool
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31/03/2021 20:48:50 2 10
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Wrong HYS
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31/03/2021 20:49:41 3 13
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Reason both can beat England
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31/03/2021 21:04:47 6 1
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The result is not real. The Germans are only pulling your leg. They are a funny lot
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31/03/2021 21:12:26 3 12
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This is about the england game
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31/03/2021 21:13:59 20 2
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It was just as well Germany weren't playing the whole of Macedonia.
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31/03/2021 21:37:31 3 4
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Probably still beat England at the Euros.
01/04/2021 00:01:21 1 0
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Apparently, Timo Werner missed a glorious chance. Can hardly believe that! ??
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31/03/2021 20:47:58 3 4
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Can people get off Maguires case? Is he a £85m player, no, but he is the best centre half we have!
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31/03/2021 20:48:18 8 0
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yes, a late goal but if we continue to play by the rugby pass rules (sideways and backwards) we will fall short at the Euros
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31/03/2021 20:48:18 34 12
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What more does Sterling need to do to prove he isn't up to it? sancho and grealish are much better options. Sterling has had plenty of chances and doesn't improve.
Bame always gets a game don't you know Removed
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31/03/2021 20:55:02 3 12
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Grealish is far less productive than Sterling and Sancho is still young and inexperienced.
31/03/2021 22:35:32 2 3
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Hmm He won the penalty with a brilliant dribble before being hacked down and threatened all night with his runs into the box And the rest of the England team did diddly squat then?
01/04/2021 07:11:06 2 0
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Correct, I’ve been saying for years he runs around and eventually disappears up his own backside.
If Poland showed as much spirit against Germany in 1939 as they did against England tonight, the world would be a different place. Removed
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31/03/2021 20:48:22 1 0
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Expect this to be removed
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31/03/2021 20:48:22 7 3
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Exceptional result for England - mugging the better side in the last few minutes. Declan was right, that was great fun, provided you like seeing the ball passed back.
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31/03/2021 20:46:29 9 13
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No VAR ? Why. If it was used no England penalty , Sterling dived and cried. Poland should have had a penalty. England are not good enough to win anything. Overpaid and over rated.
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31/03/2021 20:48:23 0 0
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You sound desperately disappointed. Never mind.

There's always North Macedonia.
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31/03/2021 20:52:01 0 0
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No I think VAR has spoilt the game, but you either use it or scrap it. I would go for scrap it. As for England they are overrated and will no doubt disappoint again.
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31/03/2021 20:48:24 0 2
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Good to see Utd, City, Chelsea and Spurs players working well together to get 3 wins
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31/03/2021 20:50:45 1 0
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Yea. Let's ignore Leeds and West Ham who provided the best players on the pitch.
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31/03/2021 20:50:58 1 0
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And Burnley, Leicester, Everton, Villa.............,,,
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31/03/2021 20:45:42 4 7
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Poland and Foden.... Both very poor tonight.
Seems like both are hugely overrated?
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31/03/2021 20:48:26 0 0
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Have you ever watched Foden play before tonight? He's an incredible young talent.
01/04/2021 08:41:57 0 0
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No he isn't, he's bang average and has shown it repeatedly in an England shirt, needs dropping, not ready for the big time, by a long way.
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31/03/2021 20:48:26 5 2
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Southgate OUT
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31/03/2021 20:55:52 0 3
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Leave Gareth alone England won
Now be quiet
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31/03/2021 20:48:26 9 4
bbc
To say England are as dull as ditchwater is a bit harsh on ditchwater
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31/03/2021 20:48:29 10 2
bbc
I know, I know, England 2-1 Poland. Terrible night for English football. 1-2 Germany N Macedonia shows nothing's a given.
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31/03/2021 20:48:36 4 4
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Please tell me how chilwell gets in ahead of Luke shaw , chilwell the art of passing backwards when there is space to run into ...but more. Of a worry is how on Earth is Phillips any where near an England shirt , he makes Henderson look good
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31/03/2021 20:50:21 1 0
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Nonsense
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31/03/2021 20:48:36 111 37
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Sterling needs to be dropped. Kane needs to spend more time in the box. Too often we were light upfront.
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31/03/2021 21:02:04 28 14
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So if Sterling hadn’t played, who would you have played given all the players out injured
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31/03/2021 21:02:55 18 4
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Wrong on first point, right on the second, watched it for a while and thought Kane was a poor quality midfielder who had been drafted in to play the ball backwards!!
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31/03/2021 21:04:15 19 3
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Agreed. Ian Wright and Cashley watched a different game to me. That was a poor performance. Rashford and Grealish played themselves into the team tonight.
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31/03/2021 21:14:03 18 7
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The real question is whose fault was that? Did GS say to kane I want you everywhere except the penalty area? If so, Kane should say so and let the media hang GS. If it was Kane doing a Rooney to get involved then GS should admit he's too weak to manage.

Either way GS should be sacked. He's been living off a lucky WC for too long now.
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31/03/2021 21:14:46 36 29
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Stirling was our standout player in the first half, won the penalty, scared them to death - yea let's drop him!!! Are you off your trolley?
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31/03/2021 21:22:40 8 5
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Kane needs to spend more time in the gym.
A knew he was slow. But wow. Watching him sprint wad like watching time go backwards.
31/03/2021 22:29:28 4 6
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Have I got this wrong, Sterling was the only player running at Polish defenders, blatantly fouled for the penalty and you want him dropped!
01/04/2021 12:38:57 0 1
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Sterling is the only player in the team willing to take a defender on and beat them. That's why I'd like to see Grealish play too.
01/04/2021 13:40:52 0 0
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Sterling was the best player in the first half! But agree, Kane wanders away from the penalty box too much.
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31/03/2021 20:48:38 11 1
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Kane trying too hard to chase the ball running himself ragged. Never in the box when we were looking to cross the ball in
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31/03/2021 20:46:29 9 13
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No VAR ? Why. If it was used no England penalty , Sterling dived and cried. Poland should have had a penalty. England are not good enough to win anything. Overpaid and over rated.
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31/03/2021 20:48:40 0 0
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Shut up, he kicked Sterling! Definitely pen.
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31/03/2021 20:47:45 138 12
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Germany 1-2 North Macedonia :)
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31/03/2021 20:48:47 16 26
bbc
April Fool
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31/03/2021 20:47:45 138 12
bbc
Germany 1-2 North Macedonia :)
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31/03/2021 20:48:50 2 10
bbc
Wrong HYS
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31/03/2021 20:48:50 110 8
bbc
Once again, fannying about with the ball in our own penalty area Grrr This time it cost us a goal, when will they learn?
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31/03/2021 21:21:11 30 2
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Agree. I hate to see that in a lot of games in the Prem League. Is it managers orders or...maybe.. just maybe, no-one from midfield to forwards are moving/running into spaces!!
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31/03/2021 21:21:39 6 1
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England win, Germany lose. A good night and Germany can't blame that performance on either on the AZ vaccine or lack of it.
31/03/2021 22:17:06 0 5
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It’s a common problem as England players have little skill on the ball. They were lucky tonight just imagine what will happen when they play top sides!
01/04/2021 00:05:36 2 0
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Just hoof it. Doesn't matter if it comes straight back, we've got a seven man defence.
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31/03/2021 20:47:32 3 1
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Cricket, rugby, football.

The England teams just keep on giving
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31/03/2021 20:48:50 1 2
bbc
But they won
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31/03/2021 20:48:52 3 1
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Most teams aren’t playing well. Only 4 teams have 9pts, and there have been some strange results, for example Germany losing at home to North Macedonia
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31/03/2021 20:50:18 1 1
bbc
No one thinking the tough leafue season and COVID is having an effect. I do, and don’t expect anything special from many at the euros
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31/03/2021 20:43:49 6 10
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Solid midfield again with Phillips and Rice bossing it
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31/03/2021 20:48:58 1 1
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If they’re the best we have I’ll probably give the euros a miss.
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31/03/2021 20:42:12 22 3
bbc
We got out of jail
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31/03/2021 20:49:00 15 11
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Why did we comit a crime apart from winning as usual ?
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31/03/2021 20:49:05 1 4
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Clean sheet under Big Sam.