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1 England v Slovenia on Thu Oct 05 2017, 18:32

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
John McGinlay
Who's watching tonight? I'll be watching, hoping for a comfortable victory and some goals to celebrate - forgot what that feels like Very Happy

2 Re: England v Slovenia on Thu Oct 05 2017, 18:40

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I'm sanding tonight. Evil or Very Mad

3 Re: England v Slovenia on Thu Oct 05 2017, 19:02

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I'm watching Scotland.

4 Re: England v Slovenia on Thu Oct 05 2017, 20:13

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Looks like Slovakia are desperate! Very Happy

5 Re: England v Slovenia on Thu Oct 05 2017, 20:57

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
I'm watching it, and its bloody dire

6 Re: England v Slovenia on Thu Oct 05 2017, 21:00

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
karlypants wrote:Looks like Slovakia are desperate! Very Happy
Slovenia even! Very Happy

7 Re: England v Slovenia on Thu Oct 05 2017, 21:19

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Well it's still 0-0. 

Glad I spent the evening sanding instead now. Very Happy

8 Re: England v Slovenia on Thu Oct 05 2017, 21:48

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
Good winning goal, but hardly deserved.

9 Re: England v Slovenia on Thu Oct 05 2017, 22:04

wessy

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
What a stinker bloody awful

10 Re: England v Slovenia on Thu Oct 05 2017, 22:07

finlaymcdanger

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
That reminded me why I rarely bother watching football these days. Absolute rubbish.

11 Re: England v Slovenia on Fri Oct 06 2017, 13:25

Norpig

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John McGinlay
John McGinlay
Glad i watched the Ambulance programme on BBC2 instead, much more interesting

12 Re: England v Slovenia on Fri Oct 06 2017, 13:41

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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It was utter shite, not much different than watching Bolton (ok, without the opposition bagging a few goals).

Southgate is managing in exactly the same way as Roy Hodgson. Ultra cautious. The opposition came to defend but Southgate still felt he needed two defensive midfielders.

Our only asset is pace. We're never going to win a competition but we might shock a few along the way if we actually run at teams.

13 Re: England v Slovenia on Fri Oct 06 2017, 13:56

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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Natasha Whittam wrote:
Southgate is managing in exactly the same way as Roy Hodgson. Ultra cautious. The opposition came to defend but Southgate still felt he needed two defensive midfielders.
Perhaps because of the defensive set up we were desperately short of a creative player at 10 to pick some killer passes and mix things up in front of goal. Sterling just can't do that job when Alli is out - he hasn't the skill, touch or vision.
In Alli's absence I'd have played Sturridge up with Kane, not because he's a natural 10 but because he does such random shit it would have given the attack the different dimension they obviously needed. Maybe even Wilshere could have been given another shot?
With pace and decent finishing we will always be a danger but I'm more worried about the defence who will get murdered by the better teams, especially when the FBs are playing so high up the pitch, usually both at the same time.
We are not very solid at the back which is why I think progressing from the group stage would be a success for this young team.

14 Re: England v Slovenia on Fri Oct 06 2017, 15:00

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
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Does anybody over the age of 30 seriously still get even remotely excited by watching England?

The story's been the same all through my lifetime (Italia 90 apart):

Cruise through qualification with a squad which is heralded as "The Best In Years!", arrive at tournament finals in a blaze of patriotic hyperbole, scab a draw against someone who, theoretically at least, we should hammer comfortably, stumble along for a bit and then go out tamely, having lost 0-1 to someone like Iceland or (on the now rare occasions where we get out of the group stages) The Germans / Italians / Spanish on pens.

It's shite....

15 Re: England v Slovenia on Fri Oct 06 2017, 15:21

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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we just don't have the depth of players now do we? People will point out that all the younger age bracket teams have been successful this year but the reality is that 90% of them will never play at the top level in this country or abroad. They will drift down the leagues and in some cases leave professional football, all because the Premiership will always favour foreign players even at youth level

The likes of United and City scour the world for players and local kids don't get a look in (apart from the odd exception like Rashford).

16 Re: England v Slovenia on Fri Oct 06 2017, 17:05

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I still support England and get about as much joy as I do following BWFC. However until the Premier League caps the number of foreign players we're unlikely to get anywhere. Hardly any of the current team get regular first team footie which is why there is the emerging trend of our brightest youth prospects seeking clubs abroad.

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