England - Russia (R)

Discussion in 'Group B - England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia' started by nirvaanfc, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. omajac

    omajac Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Orange, New Jersey, USA
    FC Barcelona
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    I agree with you 1000%
  2. OndaVerde

    OndaVerde Member

    Feb 18, 2016
    Eu vou lá estar
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    It's sad that this type of behaviour has to be associated with football. It's a disgrace to the game. And on a national stage, it's a game that brings countries all over the world together. Not pin each other against in violence. Especially given what happened in Paris last year, you'd think there'd be more respect surrounding this tournament.

    Win. Lose. Draw. It's supposed to be a celebration.
  3. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    DC United
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    Security is pretty poor at the Velodrome too. The sections behind the goal are huge and hard to control. After all the fighting in the streets of Marseille they should have increased police presence inside stadium and ran a few lines of police splitting the crowd up into smaller and easier to manage sections. It's not a strategy I would use in every game because it hurts atmosphere, but since these fans already had problems leading up to the match I think it would have been a good emergency measure.
  4. calabrese8

    calabrese8 Member+

    Feb 9, 2008
    Juventus FC
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    England don't have a good enough defence to sit back on a 1-0 lead. Terrible coaching senor hodgson
  5. Steve Page

    Steve Page Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    A good performance from England. So much better than in recent tournaments. There were mistakes but this is a team for the future.

    From the footage available it looks like the Russians who are mostly responsible for the trouble.
  6. White/Blue_since1860

    proudly banned from 5 sub forums
    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    TSV 1860 München
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    I agree. This young English side is by far more watchable than the one with the likes of Lampard and Gerrard
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  7. JamestheDW1

    JamestheDW1 Member

    Mar 24, 2016
    Manchester United FC
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    Dear oh dear, where do I even start... Sterling and Lallana over Vardy and Barkley, Kane taking corners and subbing off your captain for a Weetabix built player. Looks like Hodgson needs to sort himself out before it is too late. He still has time to do that, all he needs to do is to think about what he has done tonight that has cost our nation the match by the time we play Wales. Meanwhile we must carry on going as a nation supporting our country until the end.
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  8. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich Member+

    Jul 11, 2006
    Is Vardy injured? England had all kinds of chances to score, but since they obviously couldn't finish, it was time to bring in a finisher. Milner?
  9. goliath74

    goliath74 Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hollywood, FL, United States
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
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    It's high time to penalize Russia for this. This has become a part of Russian national character - bullying other countries, bullying other countries' fans. Russian people, especially the common thugs, are a mirror of the nation at large.
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  10. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Manchester City FC
    Spot on! Hodgson is tactically poor, in fact very poor imo.
  11. cromagnum

    cromagnum Member+

    Aug 13, 2007
    Sterling was a disaster in the second half. England clearly better then Russia but could not finish there chances. Reminds me of Spurs there in the end how they blew the lead.
  12. Steve Page

    Steve Page Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    No need to get to downhearted at yesterday's performance. Mostly it was very good. Lessons to be learned, of course. No-one was expecting us to win the tournament. It is a learning process and we need to improve but there is certainly something to build on.

    On the trouble I want to know why the French police don't do some things that UK police do. When there are organised hooligan groups, which the Russian black shirts clearly are, the police should surround them and escort them. They should not be allowed to just run amok. In the UK the identities would be taken and the people searched. Got a knife? Oh dear you're doing time for that. The difference between proactive and reactive.
  13. TheBlackpoolBlog

    TheBlackpoolBlog New Member

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