Football Discussion

Discussion in 'Corner Coffee' started by Rob, 11th Jun 2012.

  1. Ted

    Ted TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,360
    Likes Received:
    1,910
    Location:
    London
    Favourite Ride:
    Helix
    England have hit a new low here.
     
    skyscraper, kris3012 and MattyH like this.
  2. AndrewH

    AndrewH TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    221
    Location:
    Fife
    Favourite Ride:
    The Smiler
    Yasss!!!! Come on the Iceland!
     
  3. RyanY

    RyanY TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    559
    Likes Received:
    104
    I wouldn't trust Hodgson to manage a team in a pub league. Embarrassing.
     
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Contributor

    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    670
    Location:
    Bolton-Towers
    Favourite Ride:
    Taron
    Dismal, lacklustre 'performance' which was an embarrassment to the nation.
     
  5. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

    Messages:
    10,450
    Likes Received:
    13,836
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Favourite Ride:
    Steel Vengeance
    We just love exiting Europe! :D

    Pathetic performance last night though to end a dismal tournament. The main failure here was the squad selection, too many players who were not in good form and/or not fully fit. Plus having a team full of Spurs players who had mentally gone after the end of the season.

    Rooney now has to retire from international football, he was by far the worst of a bad bunch last night. A totally incompetent performance.

    :)
     
  6. QTXAdsy

    QTXAdsy TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    308
    Location:
    Kingdom of Fife
    Favourite Ride:
    Black Hole
    As a Scot, do I have permission on here to laugh at England's misfortunes?:D

    All seriousness, Iceland have been a well drilled team that deserve to be where they are, if they can beat France then I wouldn't be all that surprised. No pressure on Wales then as the sole British representative in the tournament, Geez that's something I'd never thought I'd say.
     
  7. Rojo

    Rojo TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    908
    Likes Received:
    1,413
    We'll be out on Friday if both teams put in the same performance as the weekend. The twice we played Belgium in the group stages they never looked like scoring. Unfortunately they look like they have found their shooting boots just in time for the quarters. Neil Taylor is our real weak point and De Bruyne or Hazard could have a field day against him. That being said its a cup game and anyone can beat anyone so fingers crossed.

    Who do you guys want as next England manager? I think Southgate is the safe option but I think it would be interesting if they could get someone like Pellegrini.
     
  8. RyanY

    RyanY TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    559
    Likes Received:
    104
    Southgate? The man who struggles to get the under 21s performing and whose last job was Middlesbrough? I really will lose hope if he's the man who takes over. Right now I can't see a single English manager up to the job. Eddie Howe maybe but doubt he'd want it. Pellegrini would be a great appointment but I don't see it happening.
     
  9. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

    Messages:
    10,450
    Likes Received:
    13,836
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Favourite Ride:
    Steel Vengeance
    Southgate would be laughable! Mourinho would be perfect if he hadn't just gone to United.

    :)
     
  10. MattyH

    MattyH TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,282
    Likes Received:
    1,842
    Location:
    On the basketball court inside the Matterhorn
    Favourite Ride:
    It's a smal world
    BBC suggesting Hoddle and Southgate working together...
     
  11. Martin

    Martin TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,442
    Likes Received:
    2,020
    Well we did warn you.

    LOL.
     
    MattyH and RyanY like this.
  12. Danza91

    Danza91 TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    681
    Likes Received:
    369
    Location:
    Herts
    Catching up a bit as I missed most of the round of 16, including England, as I was away. I've said all along that Iceland are not minnows and there to make up the numbers, they may only have a small population but they are a proper team. In qualifying they were fantastic in a tough group with Holland, Czech Republic and Turkey. That said, England should still be beating them. We had two strikers in the squad who scored nearly 60 goals between them this season. England are an embarrassment. I said from the start Hodgson would be a failure but I never imagined this much. England will not win anything if we keep going for dinosaurs. Wenger, as has been rumoured, would also be a disaster.

    Portugal are the first team to reach the semis. Of the remaining teams I think Belgium, Italy and France will be joining them.
     
  13. MattyH

    MattyH TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,282
    Likes Received:
    1,842
    Location:
    On the basketball court inside the Matterhorn
    Favourite Ride:
    It's a smal world
    Harry Rednap has favoured Tim Sherwood for the England Job, could be a interesting selection.
     
  14. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

    Messages:
    10,450
    Likes Received:
    13,836
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Favourite Ride:
    Steel Vengeance
    Sherwood would be hilariously bad! Jürgen Klinsman is the man who shoud get the job; he knows football, is proven at international level and is German. Perfect! None of the other names thrown around come close.

    :)
     
  15. Ted

    Ted TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    3,360
    Likes Received:
    1,910
    Location:
    London
    Favourite Ride:
    Helix
    What England should do is not get a manager because he's English. Why pick over a potential good foreign for someone who's mediocre and pick him because he's English?
     
  16. QTXAdsy

    QTXAdsy TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    308
    Location:
    Kingdom of Fife
    Favourite Ride:
    Black Hole
    A German managing the England team? Ooh lord that's almost like having an Englishman managing the Scotland team! Then again I suppose strange things always happen in football...
     
  17. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

    Messages:
    10,450
    Likes Received:
    13,836
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Favourite Ride:
    Steel Vengeance
    The same could be said about Aussies managing the English cricket and rugby teams - that's gone rather well so far!

    :)
     
    QTXAdsy and LiamC like this.
  18. LiamC

    LiamC TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    93
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Favourite Ride:
    Hex
    I genuinely don't care what nationality they are, as long as they're good.

    Klinsman would be good. He's been going pretty steady with the American team this year. I think they've won something like 9/10 out of the 13 they've played so far.
     
  19. QTXAdsy

    QTXAdsy TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    308
    Location:
    Kingdom of Fife
    Favourite Ride:
    Black Hole
    So Plucky Iceland are finally knocked out, though we can all agree they won many hearts across the world.

    So the semi final line up will be Portugal vs Wales and Germany vs France...I really do fancy Wales' chances against Portugal, the final though? I'm really undecided.
     
    Rojo likes this.
  20. Rojo

    Rojo TowersStreet Member

    Messages:
    908
    Likes Received:
    1,413
    Iceland were fantastic and must be the only nation with 30,000 that now has millions of fans.

    I think both semi-finals are evenly matched on paper but you would say the winner is most likely to come from France/Germany.
     

Share This Page