Would I ever leave this company? Look, I’m all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I’m being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly… I’m going wherever they value loyalty the most.
Shite as usual from England. Nervous, no composure and trying to play a possession game with too much space between the players and the midfield-forwards who are all bunched together and not showing for the ball/linking up well.
Hopefully we're getting the poor performance out of the way early
We've played well - our forward play, linkage, and movement have all been excellent.
Our defense is shite, though. Maguire is nowhere near good enough. Walker is not a fucking CB. Stones showed how poor he was in the FA Cup final. And we have a fucking rookie as a keeper.
But we should be three or four up. We need to be more clinical in the second half.
Any superiority we've had has been down to better individual quality imo. The tactics we employ are supposed to move the odds of winning in our favour, to me it looks like it's hindering us and the players look confident.
Plus if you play this style you do not switch off defensively like that, it was a soft pen but Walker was stupid. It's really hard to chase a game and doesn't work when you try to force it like we are, you need to be patient and wait for a gap in the opposition defence, with the positions we're taking up trying to get it forward early is never going to work.
If you take an early lead like we did that should have been it for Tunisia if we were comfortable playing this way. We don't look it to me and the system itself looks flawed positionally. We have to be better in the other group games or we'll be found out. We're not poor exactly, but we're better than this.
Post by theyknowwhatimean on Jun 18, 2018 17:28:44 GMT -5
First England game I've seen since the last Euros so I'm pretty pleased with what I saw. Even when the game assumed a much slower tempo in the second half they weren't sluggish like when everything was still going through an out of shape, over the hill Wayne Rooney a couple of years back.
Post by Beady’s Here Now on Jun 20, 2018 22:06:54 GMT -5
That scene in the movie adaption of Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch where the cab driver who used to follow Arsenal as a kid, says that he'd "bloody love them to win [the league], he'd bloody love it!"
That's how I feel about England - I'm not nearly as passionate about the England national team as I once was during their 'Golden Generation', but I'd bloody love England to win the World Cup. I'd bloody love it!