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July 12, 2018, 09:12:46 PM
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Shilton played he got tackled for their goal

It was 2-1 but yes Shilton played.

July 12, 2018, 11:15:39 PM
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GLewis

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The ignorance there is breathtaking. All of that would be true....about 20 years ago.

In fairness, we're not popular abroad generally, are we? If you see most of the comments sections on the Guardian throughout the WC, there's been lots of people from other countries saying how shit we are, saying how much we overrate ourselves, arrogance etc etc

I think pictures of English fans celebrating and throwing lager around have probably been transmitted around the world, and possibly given a slightly false impression.

Obviously, you get a few people getting carried away with the nationalism and all that (as with any country), but I do think it's been different this time. People had low expectations, they like the manager and what he was trying to do, and they respected the effort of a limited group of players, who were a Harry Kane finish away from probably getting to the final.


Also the it’s coming home stuff is taken by some to be ironic and lighthearted and others really do mean it.

You can imagine other countries thinking that it’s a bit presumptuous given actual achievements.

And yes that was over the top response from Croatian press - a bit bizarre that they would go to such length unless, as you say there is an issue (fair or not) - and it would take longer than one tournament of being reasonable for that to filter through.

So they could easily see comments from famous players (like everyone here does from Maradona, for example) and the its coming home stuff and think “no it’s not actually” or words to that effect :)

Plus, look at Eurovision ;)

July 13, 2018, 01:16:33 AM
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Apparently FIFA are investigating claims of discriminatory chants during the semi , anyone know what that’s all about ?


July 13, 2018, 01:25:48 AM
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Apparently FIFA are investigating claims of discriminatory chants during the semi , anyone know what that’s all about ?

Says on bbc sport site that chants of “no surrender”

July 13, 2018, 02:17:42 AM
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Ell Capitan

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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, 04:07:08 AM
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Yes amidst all the love in we must remember that a large proportion of travelling England fans are massive whoppers.
Don’t think they caused any trouble in Russia though did they? Seems to have went off nice and peacefully
WE ARE THE PEOPLE


July 13, 2018, 04:28:01 AM
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Escla

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

A LARGE proportion, really ? You know that do you ?

July 13, 2018, 04:50:36 AM
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Yes amidst all the love in we must remember that a large proportion of English people are massive whoppers.

July 13, 2018, 06:03:30 AM
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Fuck.
"I wouldn't be up here if I hadn't failed a million times." Nick Foles

July 13, 2018, 09:24:10 AM
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Shogun

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how gutted must Kalinic be.
I'm more trusting of fellas when they have my cock in their mouth

July 13, 2018, 03:22:45 PM
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Ell Capitan

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A LARGE proportion, really ? You know that do you ?

Yes.

July 13, 2018, 03:28:45 PM
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Escla

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July 13, 2018, 04:47:47 PM
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Ell Capitan

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What percentage then ?

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

July 13, 2018, 04:49:25 PM
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Cereal Killer


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

Don't sit on the fence, the man wants specifics!!

74.291% was the precise figure fyi

July 13, 2018, 05:02:13 PM
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Yes amidst all the love in we must remember that a large proportion of travelling England fans are massive whoppers.

The problem only comes when you've got somewhere thats easy to get to for a game thats easy to get tickets for.  Then you don't just get England fans who follow them to the arse end of nowhere via 3 train journeys and are actually interested in this new place they're visiting, instead you get Clive the West Ham fan and Nigel the Banker with a free weekend pass and tales of England away days in their heads coming along and ruining it by doing what they 'think' England fans should do and thats colonise an area and antagonise the locals.
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Cordiali saluti, motherfuckers.