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    all this talk on ITV about 'building for the future' is intolerable. that's not how international football works - you get your chance, you have to take it, there and then.
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    we wont get another chance like that but semi finals is a decent effort for a comparatively likeable but basically not all that good team. we all had a laugh and smashed an ikea up at the end of the day

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    but it's a side full of quality from front to back. England had no game management when faced with pressure from a good team, and as such, France would've annihilated them. Let's hope they do the same to the Croatians....

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    This perhaps reminds U of fallen of western men . White European men turned gays mostly or have perhaps not the same energy vitality strength and stamina as the dark ones , otherwise they wouldnít handed their very national team to others to gain goals !!!!

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    They were a likeable team, except for Maguire and Kane, who I just wanted to punch everytime I saw their stupid faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    'building for the future' is intolerable
    building for the future is wrong, but most of your core - Sterling, both Harrys, Pickford, etc - will still be in their prime in 2022. should have one more shot with that group.

    granted this team probably overachieved and definitely lucked into a weak knockout bracket, but should still be good enough to be favored to make it out of group stage.

    you guys really need some playmaking talent to emerge. the finishing is mostly there if you can get them the ball more often.

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    you need better, more creative midfielders, which I guess is a traditional English weakness tho right? dodgy foreigners and their overly dramatic passing, or whatever

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    Iím so proud of our Boys & to be honest, the whole country. Iíve been inspired by the spirit of our people all coming together during this time. Itís what makes me so proud to be British. Letís hold on to that fighting spirit & stand tall & United. It will come home one day! 🙌🏾
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    If anyone has anything negative to say about this @England team or individuals keep your tweets to yourself. Nobody would have thoughts they'd be where they are or achieved what they have and they've made everyone proud so get behind them and show love not hate #threelions ❤️

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin View Post
    What a weird affair
    well ya MLS is weird, Texas is weird, Houston is a weird (probably underrated tho) city in a different way from Texas

    MLS is like, why would I follow European basketball instead of the NBA, which is at such a vastly superior level? the whole thing smacks of trying way too hard

    I only really pay attention every 4 years - Zinedane singlehandedly beating Brazil in 06 infected me w/the magic of the WC - but if I followed soccer it'd definitely be Premier League.

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    I do admit no other sport or sporting event even begins to approach the World Cup for national tragedy, anguish, pathos, whatever. It's almost incomprehensible.

    Of course the real winner is Putin et al. I was pretty impressed by the consistency/volume of the whistling at the Croatian guy who said this is for Ukraine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    all this talk on ITV about 'building for the future' is intolerable. that's not how international football works - you get your chance, you have to take it, there and then.
    Dunno about that. France should have won in 2016, fucked it up, and here they are about to win the World Cup. The work Germany put in in 2006-2010 paid off in 2014.

    Obviously it would be better to definitely win now than maybe win later, but, particularly with the success in the younger age groups, it's not ridiculous for England to look to the future here.

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    Thats true, but the euros are tougher and I cant see them getting such a lucky draw with the group again.

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    yeah the draw opening out like that was a piece of outrageous fortune. beat crotia to get to the final? thats a gift. never get a chance like that again.

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    Exactly - you can't talk about building for the future when you lost a world cup semi to Croatia. Germany 2006-2010 and France 2016 both beat top tier teams, and Germany lost to two extraordinary teams. For all the noise, England still haven't beaten a top team at a big tournament...since 2002, arguably.....and even then not in a knockout round. Even Wales did that in 2016. In fact, when was the last time England did that outside of penalties...1990 vs Belgium and then Cameroon? It's by some distance the worst record of a major nation, and there's no arguing against that.

    I like the team and I like Southgate, but they choked.

    And the point that's bound to be made over the next few days...very few of this England team know what it's like to win, due to the way the Premier League is constructed - Sterling, Stones and Walker only started winning this season, and Ashley Young has some experience....but that's kind of it. Croatia had more players with big match winning experience, which is a bit crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    if youre here on the internet and not smashing fuck out of a foreigner youre not gutted enough. get out there and show us what it means to you.
    I did feel like punching someone tonight but it was a posh English student on the tube who was loudly talking about his sex life to his posh student friends, and they all sang a song about Gary lineker. Fucking English cunts.

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