PBP Thread: Match #14, Tunisia vs England, 18 June 2018 [R]

Discussion in 'GROUP G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama' started by Paul Calixte, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hi everyone,

    First of all, welcome to the new posters joining us! You might have recently created an account just to get in on the World Cup excitement, or you may have already been lurking around BigSoccer and decided to finally get involved in all the banter. Either way, welcome!

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    So, with that said, good luck to both sides, and let's enjoy!
     
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  2. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
  3. zahzah

    zahzah Member+

    Jun 27, 2011
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    This may be a surprise game. Got the feeling this one will end 1:1.
     
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  4. TheHitman47

    TheHitman47 Member

    Jan 14, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Either 1-1 or 1-0 England. This will be a dry game with few goals.
     
  5. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Mar 25, 2011
    Lemoore, CA
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I think England will entertain us a bit if they're consistent with their form based on friendlies.
     
  6. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I think both teams are fancying their chances if they've been paying enough attention to the World Cup.

    I for one am feeling pretty good about England (for quite awhile I haven't). With the formation Southgate has set up we have skillful, athletic fullbacks that'll overlap and put additional pressure on Tunisia while in possession. Kane and Sterling should cause some trouble at the very least. Tunisia will get some chances too, but I'm confident England will have enough cover when they counter-attack. Watching Tunisia in their friendlies they struggle a lot at linking up in the final third. They might have to rely on England to give them some gifts, which could very well happen if we live up to our World Cup standards.

    Overall I'm pretty sure England will have the better of possession and put Tunisia under pressure a lot and disposses them in dangerous, which Tunisia often do. However, England traditionally struggle against sides like Tunisia who are well drilled and know how to defend. They will have to have to play close to their potential though if they want to win.

    I'll go 1-0 England.

    I won't be surprised if England feel comfortable that they win by a couple more.
     
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  7. monere

    monere Guest

    4-0 win for England
     
  8. Conifeertje

    Conifeertje Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    This will be a crazy game. 5-3 win for England. 2 red cards. Perhaps.
     
  9. monere

    monere Guest

    tunisia can't score 3 times against England. You may be right about the red cards, though :)
     
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  10. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Mar 25, 2011
    Lemoore, CA
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Belgium did their thing. Let's see if England will actually step up.
     
  11. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Love what you're thinking, but no way that happens.
     
  12. monere

    monere Guest

    why not?? For the 1st time in decades England have defense, attack, and coach. And they're playing against a weaker opponent in a game that they absolutely must win. How will they not score at least 4?
     
  13. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Alright let's see if these kids can play for England.
    Tunisia won't be easy though.
     
  14. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Cause Tunisia is pretty organized and solid.
     
  15. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tunisia has no chance against England? True or false?
     
  16. jcsd

    jcsd Member+

    Jan 27, 2006
    We're the better team, but we need to give Tunisia some respect, they've always been well-organised with decent talent. On paper the score is 2-0 to England, but the game isn't played on paper.
     
  17. monere

    monere Guest

    we will see about that after Kane puts one in outta nowhere
     
  18. monere

    monere Guest

    true
     
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  19. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    It is going to be weird watching an English match and listening to their chants without the cheezy band playing in the background.
     
  20. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    It's hard to come up with a prediction. I have Tunisia advancing but it will be hard to get a result against England. My feeling says 2-1 England. I had a 1-1 draw in the prediction thread though.
     
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  21. Paul Quack

    Paul Quack Member

    May 3, 2009
    Club:
    Northampton Town FC
    I hope you're right mate, I hope you're right.
     
  22. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    Uhlsport gets a team kit in the WC
     
  23. monere

    monere Guest

    he! I like Tunisia's anthem. One of my favorites along with Uruguay, Italy, and Germany's :)
     
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  24. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    I think it's smart not to play rashford. Have to keep some powder dry for Belgium. For once in a long time I like the England side.
     
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  25. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    This is a 'new England' team per Fox.

    There is the kiss of death.
     

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