Post by Andy Turnbull on Apr 20, 2021 20:11:06 GMT
I note this with resigned fatigue, still doesn't fix the shit that is the champions league, Oh the hoops you have to jump through to get in if you are a smaller league title winner, where fourth placed teams get in with ease, absolute fucking dogs dinner
I think there should be points deductions and I'd ban the clubs from European tournaments next season, maybe next time they will think before they allow madness to replace reason.
I love a good football tournament and have watched as much of this one as I've been able to. Somehow though reaching the final doesn't seem to me to be the achievement it's being chalked up as. Playing all bar one game at home against sides England should be beating anyway doesn't really feel like a cause for public holidays. The Germany game was a significant moment, but getting through the semis by virtue of an own goal and a rebounded penalty felt more like a lucky escape than a team in control. England's slow controlling/passing play will suffer at the hands of Italy's speed tonight and I think we'll come unstuck pretty quickly.
Post by Andy Turnbull on Jul 11, 2021 10:40:13 GMT
It's been a very underwhelming performance from England, all jingoism aside if Scotland had an actual goal scorer up front I fancied we would have won. England are a team with some great individuals but they don't play as a team and it shows. Certain players work well with each other, but a few never click and you can see the understanding isn't there, hence why the passing play is so slow and controlling, as opposed to being fluid and quick.
Harry Kane has been awful this tournament, he looks like he is running on fumes. I still think you have an absolute bomb scare of a goalkeeper in Pickford. He's not really been tested and it shows.
Germany are a shadow of what they were, the fact that Joachim Low had to go back and recall players he's cast adrift tells you their issues right now.