Metal_Green_Mickey":31t5qe4n said:up_the_line":31t5qe4n said:Proud to have reached the final.
Proud of the first half performance.
Second half was a silly silly attempt at seeing out 45 minutes.
Grealish on too late for Mount who didn't do anything.
Always worry when players are put on very late specifically to take penalties...they aren't focused, or warmed up. Felt giving the very young Sako the fifth penalty is actually cruel.
Definite red for Georginio.
Some errors, but there isn't a better man than Southgate going forward.
That could have been me writing that.. I've never forgiven Southgate for his lack of action when 1 up against Croatia & being totally outplayed, the same happened tonight as you say.
A good manager, like a good player, learns from his mistakes.
2018. Tripper scores. We sit back and try to hold out.
2021. Shaw scores. We sit back and try to hold out.
3 years on what on earth has changed from the cautious, defensive in game tactics in Russia?
People might think this is harsh. We reached only our 2nd final. Yet tonight we allowed Italy to dominate us. Just like Modric for Croatia just swap for Jorginho for Italy. They pressed us. We just sat in a line 40 yards out.
Southgate won’t win anything with England. You can’t beat the super power nations playing this way. Yet the FA will think it’s progress. We might of reached a final but the football is not good to watch. Look at how Spain caused Italy problems. We just had no idea.
I guess lm just watching a different game to others because just like last season with Argyle you can see the performances and you know when your a top team. I will get told lm an idiot but so be it.
I’m gutted we lost. More gutted though our approach to that game. For me it’s not brave.
PL2 3DQ":3g0mc2yc said:
Hoping for Sancho in ET but we stayed with Henderson. Then, having failed to win it in open play, he takes Henderson off, puts Sancho on. Tactical says the commentator, Henderson wouldn't take a penalty. So the 31 yo Liverpool Captain can't take a pen but a 19 yo Arsenal newbie gets to take THE pen?? Before ET he was talking to Grealish, asks a question, Grealish nods, Southgate writes his name down. What was the question?; want to take the 7th pen Jack?? FFS!