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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 19 Jun 21 7.46am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Dreadful game.
Poor England performance.
Southgate is a poor man's Hodgson.
Another man with no plan.
Trying not to lose instead of trying to win.
Booooring!

 

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View Helmet46's Profile Helmet46 Flag Croydon 19 Jun 21 8.38am Send a Private Message to Helmet46 Add Helmet46 as a friend

On the Manager thread I criticised Southgates domestic record and suggested heís not good enough for us. I was told heís matured, heís introduced a sense of togetherness in the England squad, he was underrated at ĎBoro having a poor squad and worked wonders.

Well thanks for that guidance but based upon his tactics, the set-up, the lack of motivation in that team, his weird substitutions and the demeanour of all of them last night Iíll stick to my view. If you have a squad with Sancho, Grealish, Foden, Mount etc you should do a lot better than that. To leave Ward-Prowse and his set piece ability at home and take injured players was yet another poor decision. (For example did we all enjoy the succession of low near post corners in the second half)?

The bloke is a very poor football manager. If you cannot motivate an England team, rammed full of attacking talent against Scotland, at Wembley and instead play dull, boring, sideways and backwards football - you should hang up your badges. Letís not forget England are ranked 4th and Scotland 44th in the World.


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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 19 Jun 21 8.50am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Top post Helmet!
Nail on head.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Jun 21 9.13am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

My thoughts echo most other posters, dreadful performance by England backwards and sideways walking pace football will not get the job done.

I don't understand the Scottish fans mentality, their team played to their strengths but they need a win and it was there for the taking. Their centre forward seem to win every ball in the air I would be have been lumping balls in to him in the penalty area at every opportunity.

They are happy now more because they stopped England but I think Croatia will beat them in which case this will be a missed opportunity.

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 19 Jun 21 9.19am Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

I know these "domestic" internationals can be tough affairs, but, in the end, if we can't beat Scotland then our chances of progressing much beyond the round of 16 look slim.

We looked uninspired and lacking the imagination to breakdown the Scot's defence.

Harry Kane looks worryingly out of form - going through a Benteke period?

 

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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 19 Jun 21 9.23am Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

I know these "domestic" internationals can be tough affairs, but, in the end, if we can't beat Scotland then our chances of progressing much beyond the round of 16 look slim.

We looked uninspired and lacking the imagination to breakdown the Scot's defence.

Harry Kane looks worryingly out of form - going through a Benteke period?

I know what you mean but in reality not beating Scotland may actually give us a better chance of doing just that!

Topping the group we'd face Fra/Por/Ger but finish second and we'd likely play Sweden.

... but I'm just searching for positives after a poor performance.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Jun 21 9.25am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

I know these "domestic" internationals can be tough affairs, but, in the end, if we can't beat Scotland then our chances of progressing much beyond the round of 16 look slim.

We looked uninspired and lacking the imagination to breakdown the Scot's defence.

Harry Kane looks worryingly out of form - going through a Benteke period?

Yup you have to be able to break down a defensive team like Scotland. I think Croatia will win because the Scots have no choice now they have to attack which will suit Croatia.

As for Kane is he injured he lacked pace? Or maybe its the transfer speculation that is getting to him.

Either way I would drop him for the next game and play the Everton lad.

We seem to have quite a few of our key players out of sorts at the moment, Kane, Rashford, Sterling even Foden seems a bit iffy.

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 19 Jun 21 9.27am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

Harry Kane looks worryingly out of form - going through a Benteke period?

Not so much out of form, just over hyped and over rated (IMHO).

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 Jun 21 9.28am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by samprior

I know what you mean but in reality not beating Scotland may actually give us a better chance of doing just that!

Topping the group we'd face Fra/Por/Ger but finish second and we'd likely play Sweden.

... but I'm just searching for positives after a poor performance.

If we were Germany or Brazil I could believe it's a cunning plan however we don't seem to be able to score more than 1 goal at tournament football so I doubt it.

Let's hope we do an Italy and get better as the tournament progresses.

 


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View daven's Profile daven Flag 19 Jun 21 9.38am Send a Private Message to daven Add daven as a friend

What is now called "game management" , where you can hold on to a lead or even a draw if it is beneficial, also applies to "group management" which countries like Italy and Germany are masters of.
In the past we have been naive of these tactics and been knocked out early in competitions and wondered how other countries got further than us.
I was hoping for a draw last night because it keeps us in second place and a draw in our last game makes sure that we finish second and a next game against Sweden,Slovakia or Spain, and opposed to finishing first and having possibly France or Portugal next.
I prefer to give Southgate the benefit of doubt that he knows how to get us as far in the tournament as possible.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 19 Jun 21 9.45am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

I'm with sampior on this.

No goal conceded no effort expended no injuries
and strolling to 2nd place.

Anyone who believes Southgate makes all the decisions in the current set up is dillusional. There is a tech heavy team who have planned every minutae for months to one purpose. Another "lacklustre" draw next week would fulfil stage one of the plan.

Perhaps I am just a cynic and we really are as sh1t as we looked last night?

 

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View Leecpfc's Profile Leecpfc Flag Praying for love in a lapdance... 19 Jun 21 10.01am Send a Private Message to Leecpfc Add Leecpfc as a friend

It was like watching a Palace match.

 


Raised on a diet of broken biscuits

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