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by Rover the Top
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: International Football
Topic: England Squad
Replies: 591
Views: 153725

Re: England Squad

I've got to agree with Blackbat, we were very much like old England sides; preoccupied with what everyone else is going to do at the expense of developing a gameplan that works to our strengths; leaving out our most skillful potential match winners for reliably average workhorses. The teams that reg...
by Rover the Top
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: International Football
Topic: England Squad
Replies: 591
Views: 153725

Re: England Squad

Well there we go. As was always inevitable, the defend, defend, defend strategy eventually backfired and Italy are deserved Euro champions. Gotta say I told you so. :shrug: And if you're going to play for penalties, at least make sure the players are practicing putting the ball in the net rather tha...
by Rover the Top
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: International Football
Topic: England Squad
Replies: 591
Views: 153725

Re: England Squad

Indeed, and no one is going to complain too loudly if it works again in the final.

Let's hope the luck doesn't run out and we're one win away from Sir Gareth Southgate.
by Rover the Top
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: International Football
Topic: England Squad
Replies: 591
Views: 153725

Re: England Squad

First final in 55 years! :hyper: Back to that familiar feeling that we were going to throw it all away again last night. No doubt those who think we're doing everything right will point to the result as "proof" the right decisions were made. As with the Ukraine game, we got in front by con...
by Rover the Top
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: International Football
Topic: England Squad
Replies: 591
Views: 153725

Re: England Squad

Massive difference in the overall performance on Saturday, for the first time in the competition we looked like we wanted to take the game to our opponents and it showed in the scoreline. It was great to see that we didn't just settle for 2-0 and sit back too. I saw an article over the weekend sayin...
by Rover the Top
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: International Football
Topic: England Squad
Replies: 591
Views: 153725

Re: England Squad

Dan wrote:
Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:19 pm
It's been a while since the entire subs bench has been full of decent players that you wouldn't mind being on the pitch, rather than players on the fringes making up the numbers.
That only works as a positive if the players on the fringes aren't the ones making up the starting XI... ;)
by Rover the Top
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: International Football
Topic: England Squad
Replies: 591
Views: 153725

Re: England Squad

I'm guessing opinions on Sterling have changed since the World Cup? Whilst we won the game, can't say I was happy with the excessively negative line up. Our defence looked confused as to who was supposed to be picking up which runner, and we gave away enough openings for the score to be different. I...
by Rover the Top
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Current Events/News
Replies: 460
Views: 101347

Re: Current Events/News

Who would have thought that a bunch of politicians who have spent the last 18 months giving hundreds of billions of tax payers money to their mates while using "but pandemic!" as an excuse to avoid any oversight of who and why those people were chosen might also be breaking the rules they...
by Rover the Top
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Players, Transfer News & Speculation
Topic: Bradley Orr
Replies: 72
Views: 26946

Re: Bradley Orr

Dan wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:42 pm
To be fair, that's probably how he spelled it.
You think he'd get that close?
by Rover the Top
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Players, Transfer News & Speculation
Topic: Bradley Orr
Replies: 72
Views: 26946

Re: Bradley Orr

Gibbon wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:47 pm
He was apparently one of those Magna Carter defence idiots. :paranoid:
The secret love child of Jimmy and Lynda...
by Rover the Top
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Today's random stupidity story...
Replies: 3628
Views: 378299

Re: Today's random stupidity story...

So every time someone makes a comment about "people" you assume it applies to yourself, even if it you don't fit the criteria of what they're speaking about? At least I can see where you're going wrong now... "Most normal human beings" would recognise there is a group of "pe...
by Rover the Top
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Today's random stupidity story...
Replies: 3628
Views: 378299

Re: Today's random stupidity story...

:yeahright: as normal, total failure to even acknowledge the point. The majority of people who would work in the City are still working: from home. And the likes of HSBC, Citibank etc are hardly in need of any support. And don't talk utter bollocks. Libertarianism is the banner under which allow Am...
by Rover the Top
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Today's random stupidity story...
Replies: 3628
Views: 378299

Re: Today's random stupidity story...

Not very obvious at all, not least because those furloughed aren't primarily office based but also because of the government's drive, particularly in London, to get people back into the City to get businesses like Pret back going and prop up the commercial property space sector. OH MY GOD, I SEE HO...
by Rover the Top
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: The Other Things in Life
Topic: Today's random stupidity story...
Replies: 3628
Views: 378299

Re: Today's random stupidity story...

Very obviously referring to those who've not been able to continue working from home - the people he was addressing know that, the Guardian knows that. No doubt you know it too. But as always, it's much easier to fake outrage by putting an impossible interpretation on someone's turn of phrase than s...