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About Claytons Left Boot

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  1. Claytons Left Boot

    New Kits

    Colour wrong, collar wrong, sponsor style wrong, washed out blue on wrong side. This but with the current badge.
  2. Claytons Left Boot

    World Cup 2018

    It would be nice to unearth some real talent from the current youth set ups over the next few years and blend them in to the team. Of the current team, I think only four have stood out, Pickford, Trippier, Maguire and Kane. For me, players like Alli, Lingard, Sterling, Rashford, Stones & Co have to step up to the mark and quickly. It’s ok playing well in the Premier League being surrounded by quality players from abroad, it’s another thing being able to do it whilst playing for England being surrounded by, shall we say, players only at your level. I am hopeful that one or two will both improve and mature over the next year or so. If they do, we should have the basis for a very good team. The next challenge will be to turn that very good team into an excellent one.
  3. Claytons Left Boot

    World Cup 2018

    The first half went to perfection, other than not taking the extra couple of gilt edged chances we created to give us a bit more of a cushion. Despite the formation, we played like an English team of old, knocking it forward to exploit the pace of Sterling. Croatia sat deep because of this and it was noticeable that Modric, easily man of the match, was less effective. I spoke to a mate at half time and mentioned to him that being 1-0 up, early in a game, isn’t a good position to be in. It is if you are a quality team yourself because you should be able to deal with it but in England’s case, it would only lead to Croatia pressing us and would we have enough to handle that. Come the second half, they did just that. They pressed us by playing further up the field. They started passing it better and crucially started to retain possession. Modric, never out of the game before, suddenly controlled it and must have covered every blade of grass. What a player. One of my ongoing criticisms of English players is that we still can’t play ourselves out of trouble when in tight situations. You always here from fans stuff like, we like to get the ball down and play, or we’re a passing side etc etc. Yes, we’re better at it than previously but when you watched Croatia, they showed us just how to do it. As the second half wore on, when pressed at the back, we resorted to kicking it long to relieve the pressure. We lost possession time and time again because of this and were constantly chasing the game. That’s why Croatia looked fitter than us towards the end and it shouldn’t have been like that as it was their third game on the trot where extra time was involved. Overall, a good tournament from England and some element of national pride restored. We are a young side that can only get better and in Gareth Southgate we have an astute, young manager who seems to have a good relationship with the media.
  4. Claytons Left Boot

    World Cup 2018

    Yep, I noticed that. There were thousands of Colombia shirts at their last game and other countries have had great support. I think most England fans have been put off by the reputation and actions of the Russian hooligans, knowing that they were possibly in for a good kicking. The good thing is that I don’t think there has been any trouble anywhere. I don’t read newspapers any more, nor do I watch the news on tv, so I may be corrected. Perhaps the Russian government gave out warnings pre tournament to their lot should any shenanigans take place. England’s support has been ok and we could well have many more on for the next game.
  5. Claytons Left Boot

    World Cup 2018

    Wow, great strike and what support from Argentina. The noise when that went in was akin to that at the old Hampden when either Scotland or Celtic used to notch.
  6. Claytons Left Boot

    World Cup 2018

    Umtiti, the French defender, currently on for ‘baby of the match’ trophy. The Argie’s hand just caught him in the face and he went down like he had been shot, face etched in pain. A great little clip on social media a few days ago highlighting the difference between men’s and women’s football. Ronaldo, challenged by someone (who didn’t actually make contact) went down, holding his face, rolled over a couple of times, in apparent agony. The next bit of the clip showed a lass, blood pouring from her nose, obviously having been properly whacked in the face. She just carried on running and spat out a load of blood. These ‘men’ should be hauled before the cameras after the game and made to explain their actions.
  7. Claytons Left Boot

    World Cup 2018

    Ah, I remember this one from my eleven plus. Now, let’s think, what did I put? Hmm, left! No...right! Damn, I can’t remember. I’ll come back to it.
  8. Claytons Left Boot

    World Cup 2018

    Just how can the modern day footballer be refereed. Watching the Portugal v Iran game and the lot of them are like petulant school boys. I love football but, as one who has had a keen interest in Rugby League for twent five years, cannot believe how every single decision is argued by the players and nothing is done about it. Any one who surrounds the ref, mouthing off, should be booked. End of. Turning to VAR, what a farce. No way was that a penalty. Again, it should be like Rugby League. Let the ref referee the game. Give him the responsibility but, if he is not sure about some major decision, let him ask the VAR team for a second look. The football way is going into it way too deeply and taking the responsibility away from him. He may as well not be on the pitch. I won’t go into the blatant cheating, rolling about, feigning injury and so on. Effing *ankers.
  9. Claytons Left Boot

    World Cup 2018

    Justice (so far) for the Swedish eleven..
  10. Claytons Left Boot

    World Cup 2018

    German lad just got a proper (accidental) kick in the mush. Blood streaming out of his nose. Full credit to him as he just lay there waiting for treatment. 99.99 % of footballers would have rolled over several times, faces etched in agony.
  11. Claytons Left Boot

    World Cup 2018

    Germany just got away with what should have been a clear penalty to Sweden. Not even looked at via VAR. A blatant shove in the back.
  12. Claytons Left Boot

    Champions league final

    In the 2011 Challenge Cup Final, Wigan’s prop forward Lee Mossop dislocated his shoulder. He went off, his shoulder was ‘put back in place,’ he was given a pain killing injection and carried on. As a prop forward, his main role is to tackle/defend and to make the yards when your team is going forward. His upper body and shoulder would have taken a right hammering. No tears from Mossop. Could Salah not have at least attempted to do the same?
  13. Claytons Left Boot

    Championship 2017/18

    Well done Fulham, glad they won. Grealish is a great player but at the same time a petulant, cheating little bar steward. In the clumsy challenge by the Fulham player who was sent off, Grealish milked it for all it was worth. Odoi didn’t particularly catch him anywhere, more just clattered into him but for some strange reason, Grealish was rolling about holding his right lower calf. Prat.
  14. Claytons Left Boot

    THE BATTLE FOR PROMOTION....WON.

    Sounds like he’s a die soft Mackem. 🤪
  15. Claytons Left Boot

    Oxford Utd at home

    Just goes to show that if the price is right, the punters will come. If we were to ever get back to the Premier League, with the right pricing structure in place, the place would be virtually sold out every week. At a tenner a throw for adults, we’ve shown we’ve around 26k fans waiting in the wings. Add to that several permutations for away fans numbers, anything from 1.5k to a possible 8k and you have potential crowds of 27.5k to sell outs. Not bad for a town of 117k. It’s only using common sense as well.
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