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July 04, 2018, 06:19:20 AM
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On the pens...

Called Henderson missing. Doesn’t score or assist enough goals generally to be taking penalties.


Same. You can always see it in their face right before the kick.

Henderson clearly thinks he "should" be taking pens because that's the right thing for a "leader" to do, but penalties are all about your mental fortitude under pressure and if it's too much for you then fair enough, but fucking don't stick your hand up to take one.

July 04, 2018, 06:21:49 AM
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Think that's the most stressed out during a game I've been in fucking decades.

Simply brilliant from Pickford. That one right before their goal was the save of the tournament.

And I love the redemption for Southgate after 96. If we go to penalties again this tournament - and if we're going to win it then that's pretty likely to have to happen - the confidence we'll have got from that is massive.

July 04, 2018, 04:11:53 PM
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Question: apparently Columbia won the toss for the shootout and chose the end with all their fans.

How then did we end up taking penalties second? Its a massive advantage taking them first - something like 65% of shootouts are won by the team that goes first.

How did Columbia go first and have their choice of end?


July 05, 2018, 03:04:41 AM
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-cup/2018/07/04/maradona-launches-anti-england-rant-calls-world-cup-victory/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1530721878

Seems Maradonna missed all the dirty tricks the Colombians were playing out. Man's been an idiot for decades.

Oh I dunno, I feel like he got this part spot on:

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"With all due respect, Pierluigi Collina... he is very bad."

July 06, 2018, 06:44:17 AM
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Uruguay to best France is 4-1 on Betfair.

Seems generous.

July 08, 2018, 03:03:46 AM
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Think Stones has been the unsung hero of the tournament for us.


July 12, 2018, 02:54:33 AM
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Imagine if Walcott was on the bench. There’s a genuine option.

July 12, 2018, 06:26:10 PM
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Think it’s a chance for the players to go out on a high, a win would show we can do it against the best teams (albeit Belgium will probably be second string) and wouldn’t surprise me if Southgate takes it seriously.

July 13, 2018, 02:17:42 AM
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Says on bbc sport site that chants of “no surrender”

Yes amidst all the love in we must remember that a large proportion of travelling England fans are massive whoppers.

July 13, 2018, 03:22:45 PM
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A LARGE proportion, really ? You know that do you ?

Yes.

July 13, 2018, 04:47:47 PM
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What percentage then ?

Couldn’t possibly comment with any accuracy. Definitely a large proportion, though.