Belgium always were my tip as long as they could gel & it appears they’re now unified! I predicted pre-game it would be 2-2 after the 90 which it could have obviously been with the one legit pen call & save at the end. The powerhouses played In today’s quarters for sure!
the club are looking at getting a big screen in front of the kop £2 to get in to cover the cost of the screen . go to nicolas twitter and support it it would be fantastic if we had a full kop in support they want 75% votes b4 they can do it i will be there think it would be great having a few beers with freinds .
Kudos to Southgate for taking us as far as he did. Exceeded expectation by utilising smoke & mirrors. I hoped but didn’t expect success tonight. Defence when put under pressure struggles & we were found out tonight with the lack of width by quality opposition because we have to over compensate defensively so play narrow. Think I mentioned previously we were overly reliant from set pieces which will win you games but not tournaments. Anywayz, we had our cup final on 12th May & I certainly wouldn’t swap it! I’ve watched England since the early 80’s so progression to this stage was a bonus!
I think inexperience just caught up with us in the end. There was a sloppiness in the second half and errors started to creep in. Southgate still deserves huge credit as we had no right to even reach a semi final with such a young squad.
Maybe I’m just a cynic having witnessed too many world cups, this being my tenth. I felt the lack of non set piece goals would be a problem this time around. I remember running home from school in ’82 to see us score in the first minute to beat France 3-1. The bar was set high from the outset I guess. The tournament whereby we got knocked out without losing a game or even losing on penalties!
Precisely. So the current team have overachieved. Southgate could not improve the ability or experience of the individual players. Plus, a number of this squad have developed and grown during the tournament whereas the players mentioned above did not justify their reputations.