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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    I just don't know what to think of England at this tournament. Good team that's dominated games and been unlucky not to score more, or an average team that's struggling to break teams down? It actually might be beneficial for England to get Portugal in the next round because I'm sick of us playing teams that stick 10 men behind a ball and won't attack us; it really isn't our strength to break down defenses and we might get more joy against a side that will play more attacking players and leave space in behind. As for 'oh but we'll get France in the Quarters', gimme a break, we gotta face someone difficult at some stage if we want to keep progressing. We might as well go home if all we're doing is hoping for an easy time of it.

    It's funny how going into the tournament, the big positive for England was the strike force we have and the big concern was the defence, and yet we've never looked like losing a game, the full backs have been bright (Walker especially), Smalling and Cahill have been quietly great at the back, but all our strikers look unconvincing. Tonight was a good example of why Vardy to Arsenal would be the wrong move for all parties, although than that one chance in the first half, he was anonymous and doesn't suit a possession based side. Also, the complete flip flop on Rooney is textbook fickleness from football fans. 3 weeks ago he shouldn't of been in the squad according to the majority, now there's an inquest because Roy dropped him. 6 changes was a lot, but really Henderson in for Rooney was the only stinker of a call, everything else on paper didn't look like it would hamper England too much.

    Well done Wales. That late Russia goal cost us, but we just can't put teams to the sword and have paid the price for that.

    Just a wider point on these Euros, we're starting to see the draw back in a 24 team format where defensive play is being rewarded. These 3rd group games could turn into a right snoozefest when teams know they'll qualify with a draw. England tonight, and France yesterday have been two of the worst games.

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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Eden Hazard View Post
    Just a wider point on these Euros, we're starting to see the draw back in a 24 team format where defensive play is being rewarded. These 3rd group games could turn into a right snoozefest when teams know they'll qualify with a draw. England tonight, and France yesterday have been two of the worst games.
    Couldn't agree more. So happy I lucked into going to Ireland v Italy knowing that Ireland have to win to progress so they will have to go for it.
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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvain WiltOrder View Post
    I'm not worried about facing France, you expect to face someone tough in the last eight. There will be far more space on the pitch if we get to that stage which gives our attack plenty of opportunities.

    We've had to play 10 men behind the ball in all three group matches, were a minute away from beating Russia and were dominant tonight as well. No reason for all the negativity which there is on Twitter and will be in the media.

    I think Portugal will win their final game and end up topping the group. I'm not sure Iceland will beat Austria.
    The Wales route is a hell of a lot better, a third place team next followed by the winner F/runner up E in the quarters, I'd take Belgium or Portugal at that stage before France at the Stade De France.




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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    If you want to win it you've got to beat the best so I really don't care who we play. Belgum and France are pretty much the same from what I've seen so far and England going in as underdogs might actually help them for once.
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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    YEah but the other side of the draw is looking far more comfortable, it makes it harder that you have to beat more of the top teams.

    Spains route to the final looks pretty comfortable now.

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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    Here's to Sweden, Turkey and Hungary winning!!!

    Albania followed by Sweden/Hungary is the dream draw.

    Im happy to have qualified. Quarters would be a bonus.


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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    I always hate the "well it's an easier route through the tournament" argument when teams finish second. Such a lame excuse for failing to actually win the group.

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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    Well the easier route would have been winning it not finishing second.


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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    I just don't have much time for discussions about Portugal/Hungary then France will be tougher than a 3rd place team then Belgium. We couldn't beat Russia or Slovakia so England are already not producing against the easy sides so I'm not gonna get hung up about the difficulty of our last 16 game.

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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    I have to admit that I underestimated the English team. I expected them to finish last in the group, but they are second with one win and two draws. Good stuff. They are getting destroyed in the next round though.

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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jurgen Princemann View Post
    I have to admit that I underestimated the English team. I expected them to finish last in the group, but they are second with one win and two draws. Good stuff. They are getting destroyed in the next round though.
    Aren't you the same troll who said NI were the worst team in the tourney as well? LOL

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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    Had the team from the first two matches started (Maybe with Kane and Sterling being the only changes) England would have won last night. No doubt.

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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by John P'Shea View Post
    Aren't you the same troll who said NI were the worst team in the tourney as well? LOL
    In the first round they were, and you can't deny that. Their second performance was way better and they deserved the win.

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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by John P'Shea View Post
    Aren't you the same troll who said NI were the worst team in the tourney as well? LOL
    To be fair I would have had them down as one of the weaker teams but yeah he's trolling over England.


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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    I don't buy into the English hype ever and don't consider them genuine contenders but to think they'd finish bottom in a group consisting of Russia, Slovenia and Wales is absolutely ludicrous. I think England are a quarter-final team in tournaments and due to a mix of overexposure and belief (that's not a bad thing) English fans/people from Britain and Ireland rate them slightly better than I actually find them.

    Of course it's all subjective and that's just my opinion on England but if anyone thought they'd finish last they need their head examined.

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    Re: Euro 2016 Group B Discussion Thread

    Fantastic result. I told my friends before the tournament started that I could see us topping the group, and we've deservedly done so. I could see us going all the way to the semis now if we play to our capabilities. I'd fancy us against Portugal or Belgium in the quarters. What a tournament, the lads are doing us proud!

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