UEFA Euro 2024: England Tournament Thread [R]

Discussion in 'England' started by BarryfromEastenders, Apr 24, 2024.

  1. RobTheFool

    RobTheFool Member+

    Apr 19, 2008
    London, England
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I'm not sure what the gameplan was. We started very well but we've again created very little and seem to just sit back
     
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  2. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Mar 18, 2007
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    This is a classic Southgate game. Same as it ever was.
     
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  3. MUFC20

    MUFC20 Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    No Palmer today is crazy
     
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  4. RobTheFool

    RobTheFool Member+

    Apr 19, 2008
    London, England
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Pickford not helping by constantly kicking the ball long
     
  5. RobTheFool

    RobTheFool Member+

    Apr 19, 2008
    London, England
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Supposed best attacking squad in the tournament and for the 7/8th game in a row we have hardly created anything..
     
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  6. TorontoCalabria

    Fiorentina
    Italy
    Sep 12, 2018
    it's literally the Euro 2020 final. score early and hunker down. he won't change until the other team hits back he is more than happy to play the percentages after 1-1 if it comes to that. nothing wrong with that but that's his gameplay. the players have done an excellent job doing what's been asked of them.
     
  7. MrBoombastic

    MrBoombastic Member

    England
    Nov 10, 2020
    So many attacking options on the bench - Palmer, Eze, Watkins, Gordon. He brings one attacking player on - Bowen.

    How Foden has stayed on I don’t know.
     
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  8. MrBoombastic

    MrBoombastic Member

    England
    Nov 10, 2020
    It’s an awful performance even if we win. Serbia don’t deserve to lose and really deserve to win.
     
  9. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Leeds United
    England
    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Kane's brilliant at winning free kicks.
     
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  10. MUFC20

    MUFC20 Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Disappointing performance but good result
     
  11. MrSnrub

    MrSnrub Member+

    Oct 7, 2018
    Tough grind but huge to get the win against tricky opponents. Sets the group up nicely now.

    The real positive is that we looked defensively solid, something that has been lacking for a good while. Guehi in particular looked a natural at this level.

    The lack of control in the game in the second half is a concern, far too little composure, and I think all the things people worried about in the selection remain issues, though I guess the good news is that they can be fixed.
     
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  12. Gaz811

    Gaz811 Member+

    Everton FC
    England
    Oct 15, 2018
    Classic southgateball
     
  13. KHSAFC

    KHSAFC Member

    Sunderland
    England
    Feb 12, 2023
    Good result in the end.

    That game has reassured me about our defence, Guehi had a great game. But that second half was typical England and our lack of control in midfield hindered us again. The left side was non existent, if we aren’t going to play Foden in midfield we shouldn’t play him at all.
     
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  14. RobTheFool

    RobTheFool Member+

    Apr 19, 2008
    London, England
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Well it's 3 points on the board and the pressure should be off now as you can almost qualify with 3 points, but that was terrible game management and pretty awful tactics. We were too deep and too narrow and toothless in attack.

    I know we had a stinker against USA and Scotland the last tournaments, but we really should be so much better with our resources. Unless there is a big improvement we won't be anywhere near the final.

    We really need Shaw back - Foden wasn't great today and unless he has a LB to provide width for him I'd agree that we need to replace him with a wide player like Gordon. Also this game would've been perfect for Grealish
     
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  15. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Typical Southgate match but actually good to hold on to a 1-0 win for so long considering his the second half went and his teams history od not being able to hold to early leads.
     
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  16. KHSAFC

    KHSAFC Member

    Sunderland
    England
    Feb 12, 2023
    That’s a bit hyperbolic, Serbia are a decent side and I think they’ll come 2nd in the group, but they didn’t create any clear cut chances.
     
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  17. RobTheFool

    RobTheFool Member+

    Apr 19, 2008
    London, England
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Sadly we have a player in Wharton who is perfect for this type of game but Southgate has been pressured into playing Trent. Hopefully we win against Denmark and Wharton can get a chance in the next match/final game to show what we are missing
     
  18. Toosaul

    Toosaul Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Gary Lineker pretty much just echoed your point. It's so frustrating.
     
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  19. MrBoombastic

    MrBoombastic Member

    England
    Nov 10, 2020
    Well we won but it was a grind. He’s got some of the best attacking players in the Premier League on the bench but doesn’t use them. When we’re winning 1-0 and under the cosh he thinks of shutting up shop rather than going for a 2nd goal. Didn’t control the game even in the first half and against better teams we will fall short again.
     
  20. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    I’ve got no issue with the subs Southgate made but we needed more changes.

    If Grealish is in the squad I’m convinced he gets on in place of Foden.

    A win is a win and we are always dodgy in our first game.

    Not going to moan about the selections I disagree with again at this point.
     
  21. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    Thats a bit excessive. They’ve didn’t create a single big chance.

    Poor from England though. Southgate has to bin the TAA experiment. International football isn’t the place for endless percentage ball from midfield. It’s either Foden or Saka on the right. He needs to be bold there.
     
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  22. Regis Prograis

    Regis Prograis Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Feb 8, 2020
    Serbia had very few opportunities, they are a tough match up stylistically for us, slightly disappointing performance, but we just lost to Iceland so I honestly wasn't expecting fireworks. Puts us in a good position
     
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  23. Andre99

    Andre99 Member

    Liverpool
    England
    Jul 12, 2021
    Just a reminder. England have won two opening games in the Euros.Both with Southgate as Manager ...
     
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  24. Gaz811

    Gaz811 Member+

    Everton FC
    England
    Oct 15, 2018
    Southgates picked a young attacking squad and then plays for a 1-0. Whens the penny going to drop.
     
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  25. MrBoombastic

    MrBoombastic Member

    England
    Nov 10, 2020
    They aren’t a bad team but I’m just seeing similar traits to previous tournaments which better teams will exploit.
     

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