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***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

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Sadly for them, they got totally found out against their first serious contender - but fair play to team for getting to that stage. I doubt the commentary, about how this a team that will get better - not with Southgate.

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Unbelievable the amount of folk that actually thought that pile of pish would win this trophy. They never played anything decent all the way through and still got fucked.

Can watch the final in peace now......

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Punched above their weight, to many poor players.

Just now, G.E.C. said:

Sorry but I couldn’t help but laugh at this. 

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You've been sitting on that all night haven't you ?

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Hard luck our English chums.

 

But thank fuck - it was getting a wee bit silly these past few days...

 

And my mate's hat is safe for now...

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That second goal was crucial. It would have been a different story, had England managed to get it, but it wasn’t to be.

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Have England really overachieved considering how the draw worked out?

Beat two garbage teams(one in Tunisia with a last minute goal) Colombia on pens without their star player and an average Sweden side. Just lost to a side in ET who played two games previous that went to penalties and have not been great bar a game against a poor Argentina side. 

Before the tournament probably SF would be regarded as overachieved, but how the draw worked out and performances and results, not buying it.

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Fair play to England. Done the country proud and restored a bit of pride. 

Think they’ll do well in the Euros tbh. 

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2 minutes ago, CoopsLaud said:

England have shown they are worthy to up with there with the best. Ok the best aint great, but england are up there with any of them. Plenty to look forward to.

Fuck off coop, they didn't beat a single decent team in the entire tournament :lol:

 

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4 minutes ago, gsa said:

This England team are not heroes. 

Wasted opportunity. 

They played a team of men tonight and little gimps like Alli and Lingard couldn't cut it.

Southgate Murty esque in his weakness. Too loyal to players who were doing nothing all tournament. 

Exactly

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3 minutes ago, ForeverAndEver said:

Still maintain Wilshere should've went

Been saying it all tournament. They don't have a centre midfielder who can actually pass. Lingard and Alli both make late runs into the box and Henderson a mediocre water carrier. Awful midfield 3.

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They've done well to come from a position of getting beaten by Iceland, to here. 

There's so much potential in that side, but it's all about fine margins and they failed tonight. 

Kane has been absolutely unreal this WC, but tonight he choked. The game should have been out of sight by the 2nd half. 

I'm still not sure about Southgate, I think he's taken a lot of credit for a side who has built their mentality off of set pieces. His substitutions have been questionable and ill timed.  

They should have won that game. 

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1-0 up and what ultimately cost England was Harry Kane unfortunately. You have to be a killer with that chance, get lift on the ball and it's a 2 nil lead and a ticket to the final in all honestly, I think Croatia probably would have struggled to come back from that. That's the difference between very good and elite strikers in those situations. Plus his header miss, another very good chance for someone like him.

 

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Just now, keithgersbear said:

1-0 up and what ultimately cost England was Harry Kane unfortunately. You have to be a killer with that chance, get lift on the ball and it's a 2 nil lead and a ticket to the final in all honestly, I think Croatia probably would have struggled to come back from that. That's the difference between very good and elite strikers in those situations. Plus his header miss, another very good chance for someone like him.

 

That first miss doesn't count, got gave offside

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1 minute ago, keithgersbear said:

1-0 up and what ultimately cost England was Harry Kane unfortunately. You have to be a killer with that chance, get lift on the ball and it's a 2 nil lead and a ticket to the final in all honestly, I think Croatia probably would have struggled to come back from that. That's the difference between very good and elite strikers in those situations. Plus his header miss, another very good chance for someone like him.

 

Nonsense. Alli and Lingard in centre midfield has hampered them all tournament and the two of them were criminal tonight. 

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Definitely were lucky with the draw.

Overachieved? Not sure, but it was a young, inexperienced team and never ashamed anyone - on or off the field

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Southgate is getting far too much praise.

Stuck rigidly to the same system and played the same team with bang average performers- Alli, Henderson, Sterling 

Kane should have been taken off along with Alli before ET...spursd it

 

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Southgate should have gone 4-2-3-1 at about 60-70 minutes.

Brought Dier on in beside Henderson and put pure pace out wide to double up when defending out wide. 

Far too rigid. 

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Tarrier players trying to laugh, wee mongos will never play at a world cup

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1 minute ago, ForeverAndEver said:

That first miss doesn't count, got gave offside

Think it went up because it went out of play. It wouldn't have been given offside with VAR. Looked onside. 

 

1 minute ago, gsa said:

Nonsense. Alli and Lingard in centre midfield has hampered them all tournament and the two of them were criminal tonight. 

Doesn't matter. In those situations, World cup semi final you need to score in that situation. He did choke. 

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Devastated, but we got further than I ever thought before the tournament. It’s a young team who will learn a lot of lessons and will improve. I’ve questioned Southgate for playing young and sterling ahead of rose and rashford all tournament and still think he was wrong, but it doesn’t really matter now. I think over the 90 mins we were the better team but we just didn’t have the quality to push on and win it. Gutted we’re going home (not interested in the 3rd place game) but hopefully we can learn and improve from this and this young squad can go on to better things at the euros. 

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Just now, ben51 said:

Southgate should have gone 4-2-3-1 at about 60-70 minutes.

Brought Dier on in beside Henderson and put pure pace out wide to double up when defending out wide. 

Far too rigid. 

Played too many long balls for my liking, Lovren was bulling Kane in the air.

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Did well to get so far but Southgate has shown absolutely zero tactical nous and will inevitably get his jotters when he's actually tested

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Kanes performance for a captain was criminal

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They got a round further than I expected them to before the tournament began, mainly due to the Sweden game being as good as a bye to the next round. The English media lost the plot after beating a pub team 6-1 and they've been found wanting tonight. If Belgium can be arsed in the 3rd/4th place playoff I can see them sticking a few past England. 

France will be rubbing their hands together for the final, I reckon they'll put on a bit of a show against an exhausted Croatian side. 

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