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27 Jun 2016 23:11:53
Jesus Christ Southgate favourite for the England job, Bilic for me.

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27 Jun 2016 22:55:40
Ok so the England squad was the weakest I have ever seen at a tournament: poor CB's, midfielders and wingers. I didn't have great expectations for them and I don't think bringing Drinkwater or anyone else would have changed that. But the apathy on the pitch was a disgrace. No honour.

Surely the FA has to look at why England always play like a team of strangers, no common purpose, no drive or passion.

Wales, Ireland, N. Ireland, Iceland are all much weaker on paper but played so much better than us generally.

Why is that? It happens every time.

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28 Jun 2016 17:21:28
The fa are part of the problem, they are stuck in there ways, we need to change our mentality at grass roots level, smaller pitches for young players and more emphasis on ball skills not stamina, I disagree about drinkwater because at least he was a player in form and should have been picked, all the other home nations have a way of playing that suits them and they go with it, but are not afraid to change things if they don't, we were already talking about playing france before we played Iceland, which is always a dangerous thing to do, as for the next manager, I would put all the football pundits together and let them sort it out, as they seem to know exactly what's required, what the England team suffer from is arrogance, they talk, talk, talk, yet when it comes to the crunch, they fail every time, throw in the fact the word "world class" is bandied about like confetti and you can see exactly why we fail, the foreign managers no doubt tried to change our mentality and got no where and were ridiculed by the press, so basically we won the world cup in 66 and that's all folks as regards to us winning trophies, I cannot sadly see us changing our ways any time soon, not when we have the tried and tested book of excuses to fall back on, why was anybody surprised we failed under roy hodgson? good luck to the welsh for the rest of the tournament, and well played to both sets of irish teams and there supporters.

27 Jun 2016 22:32:59
I can't think of one player in either Irish teams that would get into the England squad let alone our team. England have played well we just haven't finished our chances, Wales were well and truly beaten by us all they did was defend they were well outplayed. England would thrash either Irish team, absolutely destroy them.

Another Ellis Dee cracker. As i have said, What a Plonker!

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27 Jun 2016 22:46:22
I'm a scot but a do enjoy whn a englishman makes a total backside of their self about football lol.

27 Jun 2016 23:47:07
The fact is we did not show up again in a tournament, another great qualifying and completely get overwhelmed when it counts. Selection concerns and a lack of creativity when a game is tough, with a zonal sloppy defence we have still not reached the potential of the players on the pitch. We have a great squad of players to chose from, but they lose their heads.
Iceland deserved it, they defended so well and worked as a team. We can learn a lot from them, N Ireland, Ireland and Wales.
Haggis, I am sure you are relishing our exit but have a fair point mate.

27 Jun 2016 22:32:57
One thing about hodgson going is hopefully his man crush on wilshite. Its embarrassing to see him brought on all the time and offer absolute nothing.

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27 Jun 2016 21:58:23
Well if the FA actually sack Roy this time (hopefully), who do you want to take charge of England? Personally I think Klinsmann would be a solid choice. Has international management experience and has done pretty well with the USA, taking them to the copa Semi recently and the quarters in the world cup.

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27 Jun 2016 22:18:21
I, m not sure that whoever they choose to replace him will make much difference .
At the end of the say it's down to the players and England players as individuals are over rated and under performing as international players. That won't change until there is some restrictions on the amount of overseas players in our leagues.

27 Jun 2016 22:19:18
I personally don't think it's the manager. Many have tried many have failed. England just aren't as good as they think the are. Period. The whole world sees it but the media don't.

27 Jun 2016 23:49:45
Hiddink and shame some of the top options have all signed for teams - Ancelotti would be a great manager.
I say get Eddie Howe, to hell with it. Young and likes an entertaining game, also can make cheap players play well.

{Ed003's Note - My choice would be Sean Dyche.}

28 Jun 2016 05:59:17
The players did let us down, but Roy Hodgson is an incompetent fool who was never good enough for the job (well better than McLaren though) . He once compared his trophy record (all won outside of England and most in Scandanavia) to Alex Fergusons.

27 Jun 2016 21:54:44
Not hyperbole, I've never seen a more amateur performance. Not one player performed to even half of their capability.

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27 Jun 2016 22:25:03
Muscat that is their capability.

27 Jun 2016 21:53:20
Time for the mighty England to show you how it's done. We don't need facepaint to show our passion. EĹLIS DEE!

All i can say is Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. What a plonker!

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27 Jun 2016 22:16:29
Made my night lol.

27 Jun 2016 22:26:14
Ha ha😁.

27 Jun 2016 21:50:37
This is going to be footballs version of Brexit. An embarrassing . performance to match that of Corbyn.
Could this be the last we see of Rooney in an England shirt, and perhaps Hart? . Hodgson definitely a goner.
Saving grace is that we will not witness what France would have done to us.

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27 Jun 2016 21:20:20
I feel the need to apologise to Iceland because if thus game goes on much longer they are in danger if being dragged down to our level.

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27 Jun 2016 21:58:13
As a scot I thoroughly enjoyed that game new tournament same old England tho. at least scotland know we are sh*t it's about time England and perticularly the media in England just stopped believing use are ever going to win anything. The arogant of crouch believing are in the same league as the french Germans Spanish and italians is laughable. Tonight was a terrible performance and roy should pay with his job.

27 Jun 2016 20:00:17
One of those things bugging me! If we (England) played Northern Ireland would they play God save the queen once or twice! I know NI are out but what if?

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26 Jun 2016 17:49:12
Draxler is ripping Slovakia apart. Looks a classy player.

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26 Jun 2016 15:57:00
Brave effort from Ireland the team made up of campionship and bottom half epl players did the country proud. Well done France I hope they go on to win it.
Pogba and griezman were top class and in the end thei- made the difference.

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26 Jun 2016 16:48:53
Time for the mighty England to show you how it's done. We don't need facepaint to show our passion.

26 Jun 2016 17:00:41
They should see of Iceland ellis and then lose against France. But it will be an unlucky loss they will have dominated France with their cultured play and will have created enough chances to win 3 games. The ref will probably be at fault and the Sun the star and the mirror will all abuse the coach the players and the fa in general. How do I know all this? Because it happens every 2 years😁.

26 Jun 2016 17:35:35
They will blame rooney if they get knocked out because he is a united player, just like Beckham got blamed hanging dummys off lampposts, oh and ronaldo got blamed one time cause he winked and he was playing for Portugal oh he was a united player.
Always look for a scapegoat.
My money is on rooney to get blamed this time.
Oh and best of luck to the england players and the majority of their fans,
But there's always a few Muppets.

25 Jun 2016 15:42:02
Shaqiri

Wow - just wow.

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26 Jun 2016 01:51:31
one of the goals of the tournament so far, not that there has been many.

23 Jun 2016 10:13:49
I have bet on the name the finalists market.

Croatia v France 12-1
Belgium v France 14-1
Croatia v Germany 16-1
Belgium v Germany 18-1.

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22 Jun 2016 21:55:00
What a joke the Euros is. Teams finishing 3rd out of 4 and getting through. Ireland and Republic Ireland play caveman football and are quite frankly both carp and do not deserve to reach a ko stage of a big tournament playing such dire football. I hope Wales and France both stuff them.

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22 Jun 2016 22:09:37
Are you tripping?

22 Jun 2016 22:53:29
Your critical of the Republic and Northern Ireland's play and decide to give Wales as an example of a good team they play to there strenght 's not here weaknesses we can't all play like Barcelona.

{Ed003's Note - Wales haven't been good overall either which I thought was strange in the post.}

22 Jun 2016 23:25:07
Just dosen't like Ireland by the looks of it Ed003.

{Ed003's Note - maybe doesn't like their style of play - let's not go down that avenue.}

22 Jun 2016 23:32:23
God I'd say you would be some craic to go for a pint with.
The smaller football nations have to have a plan, tactics because we have no big stars, but when you have a team spirit and passion and fight for each other on the pitch, that goes a long way my friend.
We support our players win lose or draw not putting them down.

23 Jun 2016 03:32:42
Ireland and Republic Ireland? Think you mean Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland. Also, why are you bringing fish into it?

{Ed001's Note - it is probably relating to their training regimes, where they have to catch carp to try and improve their reaction times....honest.}

23 Jun 2016 04:10:12
so football is only meant for so called big teams and nations now is it? what a load of bs, I have been impressed by wales, both irish sides[ did not see that Italy result coming} Albania, hungary and Iceland{ England underestimate them at your peril] I have seen glimpses from france and Germany, whilst both Italy and spain have both blown hot and cold and one of them will be knocked out next round anyway, Belgium look good and average sometimes in the same match, whilst portugual only exist to serve Ronaldo's ego, expect that to end in tears and one almighty tantrum. Now we have reached the knockout stages I expect the excitement level to increase but there is no right way or wrong way to win a football match, as Leahy12 rightly points out the smaller teams come armed with pride, passion and no fear, if the so called superior nations have better players and tatics etc then they should brush them aside easily, I have a feeling it won't be as easy as people imagine, republic fans enjoy your deserved victory, The irish rover I am looking forward to your clash with wales, you certainly have the best goalkeeper in the tournament so far. The thing all these nations have in common is magnificent support, let's not forget without fans we have no game.

23 Jun 2016 09:42:00
All I can say is if you think Ireland beating Italy 1-0 is carp
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also N. Ireland holding Germany down to just a 1-0 loss then you have definitely not been watching England play because Italy and Germany have ripped us to pieces over the years and we couldn't put Russia, Wales or Slovakia to bed.

24 Jun 2016 20:24:45
Yeah but let's keep England in due to their fantastic football and constant success ever since the blind Russian linesman 66.
I have a better idea let's have a world cup with only italy germany france argentina spain and brazil. As they are the only ones that ever win.

Ellis Dee my friend you put the k in knob😀.

25 Jun 2016 15:55:29
The Celts are a bitter lot, always wanting England to lose. inferiority complex me thinks.


Read my post bitter Celts. I do not agree with teams finishing 3rd in a group of 4 qualifying to the next round, it's embarrassing. The meathead tactics employed by both Irish teams does not deserve to go through to the next round.


I can't think of one player in either Irish teams that would get into the England squad let alone our team. England have played well we just haven't finished our chances, Wales were well and truly beaten by us all they did was defend they were well outplayed. England would thrash either Irish team, absolutely destroy them.

25 Jun 2016 17:36:44
Like in Euro 88 and Italy 90 when you played Ireland and lost 1 drew 1 the only 2 games against the republic and You didn't win either and have not beaten Ireland for over 40 years in a meaningful game
But the English fans did wreck a section of landsdown rd in the 90's with your usual hooligan ways by the minority After going behind again in a match. I'm sure the likes of you would see that as a moral victory.
I think spurs qualified for the champions league by finishing 3rd and will go out in the group stages but that's ok. I think you are the bitter one perhaps it's from years of supporting a selling club and a hugely under achieving national team that commands no respect from anybody in the game 😂.

26 Jun 2016 11:45:20
And if sturridge didn't score that goal england would have been gone home, not very convincing that.
I think your the bitter one not wanting the Irish to go through, we never said anything about not wanting england to do well, but its supporters like you that leave england down in a big way, arrogance is the word you should look up.

26 Jun 2016 12:53:43
And that post is the reason why EVERYONE hates England. Well done Ellis.

26 Jun 2016 14:58:11
The support that comes with these smaller nations enhance these tournaments no end. N ire the Iceland and Hungary supporters Jane all been fantastic and enhanced the whole event. The republic supporters are admired all over the world for the way they conduct themselves and are welcomed everywhere apart from Ellis Dee.
Can the same be said of the English supporters who create trouble wherever they go. Yes its only the minority and that minority ruin it for the fair minded and we behaved English support but when there is trouble the one common denominator is that the English are there.

 


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