WORLD CUP! day 28 - semi finals part 2


#1441

Yeah, I accept your framing…but I think how you collect 6 goals has an impact on how your opponents (Croatia, for example) view your threat. It doesn’t take away from the goals themselves…but, aside from conceding penalties or set pieces…I feel that Croatia felt fairly comfortable with his threat, because of the limitations he had shown previously

But, as @Flashinglight said, it is probably more down to the tactical set up, which is fine when it breeds success.


#1442

what happens between August and May??


#1443

FOOOTBAAAALLLL


#1444

Club (non-international) football


#1445

:joy::joy:


#1446

wrighty loves the hamlet.


#1447

wrighty just shouting “FINAL! FINAL!” in an irish accent back at him was what did it for me dingers


#1448

Bad things. Bad.things


#1449

ah well I’ll wish you all well with that and hope every team does well


#1450

Perhaps. I would suggest that England don’t produce as good players as we probably should on the whole (for many reasons that get raked over after most tournament defeats), so from that baraometer we underperform, but I think when taking the players we do produce into account we’re a high second tier nation and have been for some years. Just opinions at this point really though :slight_smile:


#1451

I keep thinking to myself “maybe I’ll follow the premier league properly next season” and then I remember I’m a West Ham fan


#1452

Cheers to 99% of football thread veterans for being dece to all of us drop-ins btw. Has felt great. See you at the euros eh


#1453

If you’ve got a few minutes please allow me to persuade you that Newcastle United are the team for you


#1454

You’ve gotta pick a team. Might I suggest Leicester City.


#1455

SNIPED


#1456

Bam’s a sensible man. He’ll make the right choice.


#1457

“you’re all celebrating like this means something but you’re still endangered aren’t you”

I love him


#1458

Still subjective :wink: England have players from big English clubs who are becoming more successful in Europe. Not to mention they will probably have one of the highest collective wages in the tournament


#1459

can’t pick Leicester as:

  1. They’re kind of local to me
  2. A woman I used to work with who was really horrible and aggressive towards me supported them
  3. Jamie Vardy is a blank

#1460
  1. That’s exactly why you should support them
  2. Every football club has its dickhead fans
  3. Jamie Vardy is a legend