The Official World Cup 2014 Thread Page 20

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  • spindle9988 27 Mar 2013 09:31:13 3,520 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Another dull England performance. At least Welbeck and Smalling look quality, but it's hard when you have shite like Milner and Lescott in the side, it's like playing with 10 men.
    Welbeck did not look quality, not one bit
  • King_Edward 27 Mar 2013 09:48:15 11,454 posts
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    Milner was one of our better players I thought. Him and Cleverley. Carrick was invisible, and everyone else seemed to need 3 touches to get the ball under control.
  • nickthegun 27 Mar 2013 09:50:17 59,341 posts
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    Milner was the only person on the pitch capable of putting a cross in.

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  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Mar 2013 09:55:47 39,411 posts
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    I thought Cleverley and Milner were absent!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Dougs 27 Mar 2013 09:57:48 67,024 posts
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    Was Ashley Young on all game?
  • spindle9988 27 Mar 2013 09:58:35 3,520 posts
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    Nope. Came on late in the game
  • nickthegun 27 Mar 2013 09:59:13 59,341 posts
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    No. Roy let him have just 10 minutes at the end to suck at the expense of cleverley.

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  • spindle9988 27 Mar 2013 10:03:34 3,520 posts
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    Cleverly is shit. Really cant see what all the fuss is about
  • Dougs 27 Mar 2013 10:04:29 67,024 posts
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    Ah yes, after they scored. Brain fart for a second there.
  • nickthegun 27 Mar 2013 10:04:51 59,341 posts
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    I think, to be honest, all the fuss is about him being shit.

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  • L_Franko Moderator 27 Mar 2013 10:06:54 9,694 posts
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    Can't believe I gave up some gaming time for that last night.
  • spindle9988 27 Mar 2013 10:07:25 3,520 posts
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    He should never be playing in an england shirt though. Its just sad that players who dont even play for their clubs regulary get to play for their country
  • imamazed 27 Mar 2013 10:08:34 5,530 posts
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    Would've liked to se fat frank in there ahead of gerrard/cleverley/carrick.

    Milner was excellent and Rooney was actually OK in difficult circumstances. Lescott was Lescott, slow and laboured, and certainly not our best central defender, but he applied himself very well. Everyone else had a shocker imo.

    Woy's right to say it's still in our hands, but we must be remarkably consistent now.
  • mikew1985 27 Mar 2013 10:18:04 12,647 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    He should never be playing in an england shirt though. Its just sad that players who dont even play for their clubs regulary get to play for their country
    He's played in all the big games for United this year. I've no idea how he played last night as I'm not English but he's a regular starter for club these days so I don't know what you're talking about.

    His form has dipped a bit as of late, but overall he's having a very decent season.
  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Mar 2013 10:21:01 39,411 posts
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    @spindle You clearly don't watch Man Utd play much if you're saying that.

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 10:21:26 27-03-2013

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • nickthegun 27 Mar 2013 10:24:58 59,341 posts
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    Get to many games yourself then?

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  • graysonavich 27 Mar 2013 10:27:10 7,320 posts
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    Edited by graysonavich at 10:27:20 27-03-2013
  • kalel 27 Mar 2013 11:17:15 86,798 posts
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    Anyone posted the latest "Suarez is an absolute cunt" clip yet?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuAJq8t07fM&feature=player_embedded
  • HarryPalmer 27 Mar 2013 11:24:52 3,201 posts
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    Suarez is a sociopath isnt he?

    Milner is one of our best players, sadly.

    If Wilshere can get fit and stay fit he is our most important player. But there is just something wrong with them. That team with a decent manager should be capable of giving most teams a run for its money, they're just so fragile, they make 2012/13 Arsenal look like 2003/04 Arsenal.
  • Mr_Sleep 27 Mar 2013 11:29:06 16,921 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Anyone posted the latest "Suarez is an absolute cunt" clip yet?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuAJq8t07fM&feature=player_embedded
    He's a cunt and from the reaction of the other player, he punches like a pansy.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • nickthegun 27 Mar 2013 11:29:45 59,341 posts
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    I think, by this point, its fairly clear that no manager in the world could get them playing together and that theres something fundamental to the psyche of our players that causes them to turn to shite after 20 minutes.

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  • spindle9988 27 Mar 2013 11:30:09 3,520 posts
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    Sorry I was talking about lescott and smalling as well. Cleverly is still shit though
  • teamHAM 27 Mar 2013 12:03:44 2,860 posts
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    A Euro 2008 style finish to the group is upon us.

    XBox Live, Origin, PSN and Steam: teamHAM

  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Mar 2013 12:06:36 39,411 posts
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    So it should be. Once we don't qualify for the world cup we can get rid of Gerrard and Lampard.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • senso-ji 27 Mar 2013 12:14:01 5,840 posts
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    Problem with the England side is that the younger players are all either injured or don't play enough first team football, and the established players are over the hill.
  • TheSaint 27 Mar 2013 12:33:19 14,265 posts
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    Plenty of good young players are playing every week but England are only interested in young players at Man Utd and Liverpool.

    Edited by TheSaint at 12:33:42 27-03-2013
  • SuperCoolEskimo 27 Mar 2013 12:38:43 9,756 posts
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    'That team with a decent manager should be capable of giving most teams a run for its money'

    This is a big part of the problem. English players are not that good. Our press and pundits and analysts would have you believe they are but they're way off the level of the top nations, technically and mentally.
  • kalel 27 Mar 2013 12:39:04 86,798 posts
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    It's not the ability of the players that ia the issue. I don't think a single one of those Montenegro players would have made the England team. The team last night should have absolutely crushed them.
  • Salaman 27 Mar 2013 12:43:15 18,953 posts
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    Maybe as a back up plan you can all start watching Belgium as a surrogate? 8 of the 11 guys we fielded last night were premiership players. It'll feel English enough.
  • Mr_Sleep 27 Mar 2013 13:20:41 16,921 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    So it should be. Once we don't qualify for the world cup we can get rid of Gerrard and Lampard.
    Never going to happen, they'll both be in midfield with their zimmer frames.

    You are a factory of sadness.

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