Out of steam
Started by Memnoch, 11th July 2018 22:09 in Sport, Hobbies & Pastimes

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    In the end, England were just not good enough, but they were braver than any England team I've seen in a very long time. I've been saying for ages that no matter how well they may play for their clubs, when you put three lions on an English footballer's shirt he stops caring. Well, that's no longer the case. I still think it's a ridiculous game, but at least for the first time in a long time we haven't been made to look completely stupid.
    YOU LOST. Deal with it

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    I think overall they did amazingly well. I'm not entirely sure what happened tonight though, they did very well in the first half and took the lead, it seemed as though they'd decided they'd done enough after that. It was shades of the previous England team from then on. A great pity as they could have won it easily.
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    I think overall they did amazingly well. I'm not entirely sure what happened tonight though, they did very well in the first half and took the lead, it seemed as though they'd decided they'd done enough after that.
    I think it was the occasion. Young team, most important game of their lives, whole world watching... they're leading a world cup semi-final - a situation probably none of them seriously thought they'd find themselves in. Could you reasonably expect them to know how to handle it? I think they lost it because they instinctively tried to hang on to what they had rather than keep going for more. I wouldn't blame them for that as the only one who's been there before is the manager and he can't carry the team from the touchline for two hours.

    It was shades of the previous England team from then on. A great pity as they could have won it easily.
    Yes, they missed too many chances and Croatia were lucky to go to the break only one down. But hey, we can do the coulda woulda shoulda all night, we weren't there. They were, they've had a tiny sniff of glory and they'll want more. Four years from now the expectations will be higher - let's see if they're still up for it.
    YOU LOST. Deal with it

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    A pity they scored so early in the game. They seemed to rest on their laurels and all their early passion disappeared.

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    And we still have the revenge game against Belgium. That game matters, believe me.
    YOU LOST. Deal with it

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    I kept scratching myself, I itched all over. Due to their slick moves I thought the Croats deserved their win. England looked half a notch slower than them. imo.
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    And we still have the revenge game against Belgium. That game matters, believe me.
    I hate the third place play offs. It's meaningless. The defeated semi finalists should just go home. Who gives a shit who finished third? Nobody even cares who finishes second!
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    Scrotnig
    I hate the third place play offs. It's meaningless. The defeated semi finalists should just go home. Who gives a shit who finished third? Nobody even cares who finishes second!
    I assume the players care, and I'm not a fan so I don't know but I'm guessing they care too.

    *I* care who finishes second. I care that Germany finished second because we beat them, and I want France to finish second because the thought of the nazi collaborators being happy pisses me off.
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    Funny Thing Happened at my Legion Branch today.

    Just towards the end of the Match when England was Losing, a Picture of the Queen Fell From The Wall.

    Fortunately, the Glass in the Frame did not Break so after a few well placed Finishing Nails and a couple of dabs of Glue, the Picture is sorted and ready to be put back up on the Wall.


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    Funny Thing Happened at my Legion Branch today.

    Just towards the end of the Match when England was Losing, a Picture of the Queen Fell From The Wall.

    Fortunately, the Glass in the Frame did not Break so after a few well placed Finishing Nails and a couple of dabs of Glue, the Picture is sorted and ready to be put back up on the Wall.


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    Was the funny incident before, or after that?

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