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  1. Its begun to go backwards again quite a while ago.
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  2. The format of this tournament is ridiculous, and should never have been sanctioned. Some teams travelling thousands of miles, eg Switzerland currently 7,000, others none, eg England. It doesn’t matter if you are a pro athlete, sitting a plane for hours affects everyone adversely. It should also revert back to a 16 team tournament with 4 groups of 4, played in one country. I can’t accept that finishing 3rd in a group of 4 should allow you to progress either, it’s a reward for failure.
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  3. You must be fun at parties.
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  4. Why do we always have to focus or find negatives about the quality of the team or some mad reason why we managed to win. We played well, we deservedly won , that’s it. We where the better team and won and we should be proud. They beat us plenty of times when we had weaker teams , managers , other reasons. All that matters is we beat what was in front of us . It may have not been there best side ever but it’s still a good side that walloped Portugal last week. be proud and enjoy it
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  5. Jim... it's football, not international diplomacy. Am I to assume you've never celebrated a goal in the presence of opposition fans?
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  6. Well done to em. They might win something now. Ireland can have the Clinton Morrison’s of our land and we will have the Super Jacks from them We will forget that Rice was born in Kingston and Grealish was born in Brum though eh 🤣
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  7. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/football/2010/jun/27/world-cup-germany-rejoice-england The German fans celebrations ran well into the night when they last knocked us out of a major tournament. I also remember Matthaus (spell check) wildly celebrating in the studio. This is football. Supporters get excited and recently we haven’t had a lot to cheer. I am in no way embarrassed by the celebrations of fans yesterday. Enjoyed drinking and cheering well into the night and will do so on Saturday also. A few bitter old men getting annoyed by it won’t mean jack to multi millionaire and all round entertainer Linekar. The self deprecation of some English is mind boggling. Every nation celebrates excessively with a win. To be embarrassed or ashamed by that is projection. I was on Face Time to a Dutch mate of mine last night and they were just as happy for us! Nobody cares, and everybody I met last night was having a fantastic time with a huge beam across their face. If you don’t like it go home and watch it.
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  8. To be honest re. Reach I'd take him now. If nothing else because we are looking woefully short, particularly in the creativity department, and he has shown at two other clubs he has something in his locker. Nothing to get excited about but right now I'm worried about relegation and so experience and some quality would be welcome. I doubt there's much in it. Probably just people putting 2 and 2 together with the Boro connection and his agent trying to get him a deal at another Championship club and us dealing in the free agent aisle. He'll rock up somewhere like Birmingham or dare I say it PNE as they will gazump us by moving quickly.
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  9. ahh good ol nixon, a deal that could be a deal, it could be on and it could be good, if if if if could could could ..not totally dead but could be dead, might happen, might not
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  10. The group of death really was the group of death - none of them lasted long.
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  11. It's awful that English pundits in an English studio, celebrated an English goal? You're definitely on the wind up, again. More fool me for biting
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  12. I wouldn’t be, he’s hopeless. Scores the odd screamer but won’t add anything to what we currently have or have just got rid of.
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  13. Lot of experts in the house tonight. Some crash course qualifications boxed off in lockdown 😉 Think we should let the real experts solve this. Here's a "Chief of Infectious Diseases" saying it's all BS: And here's a Harvard stamped Epidemiologist saying it's all going to shit again: Hope that's helped clear things up. Glad I could be of service. 👍
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  14. It was a balanced game in my opinion. I still don't think Southgate has quite cracked it with his tactics and set ups but at the end of the day we are winning games. What he has done is made us solid. Having yet to conceed is superb which is ultimately what has seen us through. Maguire being back is huge and Jordan Pickford has stepped up his game as he often does for England. Personally I thought Sterling was very poor first half. A speculative long ranger which was never going in covered up the cracks. My issue was that he seemed to have a complete refusal to play it to Luke Shaw when he was an outlet to the left. Our goal came directly from Shaw actually being utilised by Grealish when overlapping, Sterling obviously being the man to get on the end of it. He was better second half and to me his biggest asset seems to be his intelligence in the six yard box rather than creative or wide play. Which as poor as I feel he's been in creating, we'd be nowhere in this tournament without those instincts and his goals. Kane anonymous as usual covered up with a goal. Rice and Phillips were monsters, the back 3 were immense and the atmosphere looked amazing. We rode our luck at times. If I'd had the time to post this a couple of days ago I'd be delirious. This is more my cold light of day opinion now that the extacy of the game has settled. I know it's the fad thing but I do think Grealish must start against Ukraine and the above criticism of Sterling doesn't mean I think he shouldn't start. He puts the ball in the back of the net and with Kane being so poor, Sterling is invaluable. I don't think we missed Mount. I wouldn't mind a similar line up with more licence for the full backs to roam. Maybe Hendo for Phillips to give a bit more drive forwards. Overall its a bit stick or twist as even though it is clunky it clearly isn't broken.
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  15. Can we just get this thread back to Euros chat and not how patriotic people are and for what reason? Ta.
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  16. Embarrassing
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  17. My best guess/interpretation is both Mowbray/Rovers and Chapman/his agent confused Rovers having the right to compensation if we offered to renew his contract to effectively meaning we held an option on him. Even if they were technically wrong, I think he effectively was tied to us given the current transfer market climate. (Those were still some bizarre quotes in any case!) With compensation due (maybe £200k+? Given similar pedigree, I don't think Chapman would go for too much less than Mahoney's case where he went to Bournemouth for a tribunal fee of £425k+), that probably rules out most L1 clubs, particularly in this climate. He also probably couldn't get a better wage in L1 than he's on now (fwiw, FM21 has him at £3k/week). Maybe a Championship club would be willing to spend a couple hundred grand and give him a similar wage, but there's no way he'd be guaranteed game time. From our POV, it's a no brainer. A cheap-ish winger who may have finally screwed his head on right after a successful loan and we certainly have openings on the wing in what's looking to be a much leaner (cheaper...) squad this year. From Chapman's POV, he stays on a decent wage (the way things were going before the Shrews loan, perhaps the best wage he'll ever see...) and should have a fair shot at finally earning Championship playing time. He turns 24 in November, so he can leave on a true free in the summer if it doesn't work out. Maybe he and Mowbray haven't seen eye-to-eye (imo, fair enough given he has failed to impress in any of his cameo appearances and there's enough smoke to suggest his poor fitness levels haven't all been due to bad luck injuries...), but I also doubt Mowbray has it out for him. He signed the kid twice and would love to tout an eventual transfer success. Chapman probably just signed the 1-year renewal offer we made to protect the investment, preventing us from 'leaving him in the cold' and hoping someone signed him for compensation. Anyway, as hinted by Sharpe, I wouldn't be surprised if he's eventually sold or loaned out this summer or in the winter in the end, particularly if he fails to impress in camp again, but still worth one more punt, imo.
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  18. I can claim to have seen Tony Field play for 4 different clubs - Southport, Rovers, Sheffield United and New York Cosmos.
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  19. Should Rovers enter an insolvency situation, I know of at least two North West parties (from my line of work) who would be interested - please don't ask for names for obvious reasons.
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  20. That's an incredibly harsh take. He had a poor year in 20/21 but he's got talent, more than some we have.
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  21. He also says he wasn’t fit and, when he did come on, wasn’t good enough. Call me old-fashioned, but those are two fairly reasonable reasons for not giving a player starts at the time.
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  22. I don’t see what Walker has done to be dropped, I thought he was very good, Trippier didn’t do much on attack or defence. Neither did Shaw until Grealish came on to link up with him.
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  23. Haven't you been saying throughout the tournament how poor this Germany side is?
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  24. Reach looks and plays like a pub player. Utter shite. He's a shoo in to be signed.
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  25. The England set up under southgate is mind numbingly boring to watch. It feels wrong seeing so much exciting attacking talent on the bench, with 7 defensive minded players in the starting line up...but it seems to get results. A WC semi final and into the quarters of the euros having yet to concede. Fair play to him for sticking to his guns and ignoring the push from the nation to play more expansive tactics. There will never be a better chance to win a tournament with a final on home soil for many many years, if ever.
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  26. IMV the huge positive from this result is the fact we broke a psychological barrier. The team showed great mental fortitude to handle the pressure and not let past history overcome them, as it seemed to somewhat against Scotland. We weren't overawed by the occasion and other than a small period of panic after we scored our first, we handled the game in a mature and controlled manner. We were our usual attritional selves under Southgate tonight and did what was necessary to get the win. No issue with that, as many teams have won major tournaments in the past with that exact mentality. It's what Italian teams throughout history have mastered. With that said I don't think we need to pretend we played stunningly well against world class opposition, nor do I think it's right to try and silence any discussion of the game that goes beyond praising England. We won and got through to the next round, which is great - but there were still aspects of the performance tonight that concerned me. I thought Germany would test us, but they really didn't. We had to gift them their best chance to score, and they still blew it. I still feel like I'm waiting for a team to really give us a game in terms of desire and quality. Scotland and the Czechs had the former, but not the latter. Croatia and Germany in reverse. One thing that does seem to be working is our cautious approach. It's oft-derided but you can't argue with the results. Germany had conceded 5 before tonight's match. France had conceded 3 before the Swiss put another 3 past them. Teams who can defend and also have a bit of quality about them are few and far between in this tournament. When you consider how many Spain have let in already, it's really just us and Belgium who have that robustness combined with high quality players across the squad. Possibly the Italians as well, although I found it curious how badly they struggled against Austria.
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  27. far to flighty for tony,quick,direct and has a killer final ball,we don`t want those qualities at ewood!!talks broke down when tony mentioned playing him in front of the back four to replace corry evans
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  28. To add some context for Blackburn, a friend’s partner’s parent works as a nurse at the Royal Blackburn and has been transferred from her usual post to the covid ward and has said that it’s not been formally announced but the ward is close to full as people have started to get infected much quicker, and are remaining in hospital for longer and there’s next to no bed space left (i.e. death rate is lower due to vaccinations, but that means longer hospital stays where they can’t be transferred home). There’s real worry that they’ll be overwhelmed with a predicted next wave in the offing, even with pushing the ‘freedom’ date back by a few weeks, and I’d imagine there’s numerous hospitals and trusts with similar problems.
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  29. Pantomime booing, no? Something fans of most nations do to varying degrees? Nationalistic behaviour is disgusting and football is no reason for it to be tolerated - but I've never seen booing the national anthem as anything like the same as things like IRA references or songs about WW2. It's competitive sport, not Eurovision.
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  30. Yep It’s all a bit weird with that band of Irish / Scots. Most couldn’t give a flying monkeys really but there’s a division of them, nationalists to a man, that take great pride in anything anti-English They then love to play the victim when the shoe is on the other foot In fairness wearing an oppositions shirt is child’s play compared to the rest - let’s not forget this man has glorified the IRA in the past so the Germans can have him
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  31. Just someone else from one of the home nations that’s obsessed with England. Too cringeworthy for words.
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  32. James McLean is a tosser, isn't he?
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  33. Fair play to Southgate, football is all about results and yesterdays was an excellent one. My stance before the game was that if we wasted this opportunity and crashed out in the last 16, his future should have been in jeopardy and with so many attacking talents left out, had we lost it would have seemed like a waste of such a crop of flair players. As it was, it paid off perfectly and you have to credit the manager for it. I thought his team selection was very negative when I saw it and we struggled to create chances but the introduction of Grealish changed the game. I thought that Sterling was excellent and really led by example. I would like to think that Southgate will take out Trippier or Walker on Saturday and bring in Grealish, as well as bringing in Foden or even Sancho for Saka who didn't really do anything.
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  34. Reach has always played well and stood out when I’ve watched him but it is concerning reading what the sheff Wednesday fans think of him who see him week in week out . Solid championship players and abit of experience wouldn’t be a bad signing if the contract length and wages were right. Nothing to get excited about but the bar is that low that I’d be happy with This one
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  35. Unfortunately with the way our club is set up the finance man probably works for Mowbray.
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  36. Come on, If Germany scored, Klinsmann would have been jumping around. Plus, Shearer was hardly the best at celebrating - one arm in the air and all that.
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  37. Telling me you've never passionately celebrated a rovers goal? You're on a rovers forum in June with no games going on so I'd assume you have. They're human beings not robots, who cares if they celebrated a goal
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  38. We're not hardened winners, we're England fans who watched us beat Germany in a knockout game. Why are we not allowed to celebrate that? Of course it means nothing if we go and lose to Ukraine, but my god was I going to celebrate last night
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  39. Are you English? Because u seem to be very anglophobic
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  40. True, but that same underclass feels emboldened by Brexit and the nationalism / racism / xenophobia that goes with it.
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  41. Come it's nothing to do with Brexit there has always been a large group of very unsavoury right wing, knuckle dragging Neanderthals follow the England football team.
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  42. Euros 2000 - 17 June England beat Germany 1-0 (Shearer) - cue hysterical triumphalism. 20 June England lose to Romania (89th min penalty) - elimination and dejection. Everyone is assuming we will beat Ukraine - another banana skin more likely
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  43. I suppose they have improved the debt. Improved the chances of selling off the training ground? Improved the possibility of relegation next year by not sacking Mowbray. Improved TM's pension fund. He has a point to be fair.
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  44. I reckon there’s very little chance of Ukraine beating England if we turn up. Then Denmark or Czech Republic would need the game of their lives and England to play poorly as well. After that Belgium win all day long and twice on Sunday for me but it’s a final Wigan beat citeh. Then vs Italy or Spain it’s a 50:50 shot.
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  45. Had a crazy dream last night that we beat the germans 2-0
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  46. Crikey - I'd say Belgium are clearly better than us, Italy are on a rough par to us, and Spain similar to Germans (very decent players but dodgy defence) and Swiss, Denmark or Czechs all could knock us out on a good day if we have a bad one. Long way to go to win the tournament. Probs would give us a 25% chance...
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  47. Would look nice on the players not so nice with my chippy tits poking through it
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  48. The only problem would be Mowbray would say, Messi I want you to play as a target man because of your height. You other two play on the wings.
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  49. Whilst I totally understand your reasons / logic for continuing to attend, and have no issue with people who are making that choice, let's be absolutely clear that blame for dwindling crowds lies solely at the owners' door after a decade of destruction. If they, or other people, cannot see the connection, they are in denial, (or just thick). Our hopeless, so called CEO is blatantly going through the motions with the season ticket 'campaign'. That really says it all.
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