The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by Snowflake Royal » 17 Jun 2024 17:45

South Coast Royal I read a bit on facebook under comments on the England game.
Most of it was saying how bad Southgate is but more interesting was how obviously biased towards or against club teams posters were.

With RTGs I guess I thought that Trent played ok but was caught a couple of times in possession deep which could have led to something.
Also I admit with RTGs I have a strong dislike of Trippier not just because of his tattoos, his pointing (a la Gunter) poor tackling ability and forever passing square but because he kept Trent out of the side at right-back for a number of Internationals.

I have posted a number of times about preferring a natural left-back ( like Chilwell or Mitchell) to a supposedly superior right-footed left-back in Trippier or Gomez-the shape becomes all wrong and Trippier offered nothing going forward last night.
"Experts " tended to agree last night.

I expect Trent to be the scapegoat after last night despite still being the best passer in the side and Foden and Saka (missing after a couple of crosses in the first half that had Shearer creaming himself despite one of them being deflected) will keep their places despite 4/10 performances.
It was admittedly one poor team performance apart from the player who was everywhere Bellingham but it was the first game (which didn't seem to affect Germany or Spain) and , although I would prefer Bowen or Palmer wide right, I don't expect too many changes.

BTW Souness on the radio could hardly contain himself after Southgate's comments about the players being tired in the second half-Serbia didn't look tired after chasing shadows for the first 30 minutes-and he said that either players are said to be tired after playing too much football or are under-prepared after having a couple of weeks off.
Players don't become unfit after a two week break.

At least we have a break of a few days from the enjoyment/agony of watching England and listening to those dreadful commentators and pundits (apart from Fabregas last night).

No skin in the TAA game and I thought he was our weakest player.

How were the players tired? They barely broke above walking pace first half!

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by LUX » 17 Jun 2024 18:17

Lukaku was offside twice there in his disallowed goal

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by Snowflake Royal » 17 Jun 2024 18:45

That Duda chap is pretty good.

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by genome » 17 Jun 2024 18:49

not sure about that one...

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by Snowflake Royal » 17 Jun 2024 18:49

Ooo that is harsh as a handball! Looks pretty natural movement to me.


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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by BRO_BOT » 17 Jun 2024 18:51

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South Coast Royal I read a bit on facebook under comments on the England game.
Most of it was saying how bad Southgate is but more interesting was how obviously biased towards or against club teams posters were.

With RTGs I guess I thought that Trent played ok but was caught a couple of times in possession deep which could have led to something.
Also I admit with RTGs I have a strong dislike of Trippier not just because of his tattoos, his pointing (a la Gunter) poor tackling ability and forever passing square but because he kept Trent out of the side at right-back for a number of Internationals.

I have posted a number of times about preferring a natural left-back ( like Chilwell or Mitchell) to a supposedly superior right-footed left-back in Trippier or Gomez-the shape becomes all wrong and Trippier offered nothing going forward last night.
"Experts " tended to agree last night.

I expect Trent to be the scapegoat after last night despite still being the best passer in the side and Foden and Saka (missing after a couple of crosses in the first half that had Shearer creaming himself despite one of them being deflected) will keep their places despite 4/10 performances.
It was admittedly one poor team performance apart from the player who was everywhere Bellingham but it was the first game (which didn't seem to affect Germany or Spain) and , although I would prefer Bowen or Palmer wide right, I don't expect too many changes.

BTW Souness on the radio could hardly contain himself after Southgate's comments about the players being tired in the second half-Serbia didn't look tired after chasing shadows for the first 30 minutes-and he said that either players are said to be tired after playing too much football or are under-prepared after having a couple of weeks off.
Players don't become unfit after a two week break.

At least we have a break of a few days from the enjoyment/agony of watching England and listening to those dreadful commentators and pundits (apart from Fabregas last night).

No skin in the TAA game and I thought he was our weakest player.

How were the players tired? They barely broke above walking pace first half!


iirc Trent had about 30/40 fewer passes than Rice or Bellingham, suggesting he had a quiet night. There were no runners in the team for him to use his passing range until Bowen came on, by which time he was already off.

I just watched a highlights reel of his passing for LFC and they're pretty much all to runners playing on the shoulder of the last man. The England players all want the ball to feet so don't see what Trent brings to the table for England.

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by BRO_BOT » 17 Jun 2024 18:52

Glad to see the Ukraine getting battered

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by genome » 17 Jun 2024 18:55

Alright Vladimir

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by Loafer » 17 Jun 2024 18:56

I swear Belgium are the biggest frauds in international football


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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by Snowflake Royal » 17 Jun 2024 19:06

Slovakian workrate was insane.

And LOL @ Belgium for conceding that goal. oxf*rd tippy tappy bullshit at the back.

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by Snowflake Royal » 17 Jun 2024 19:08

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South Coast Royal I read a bit on facebook under comments on the England game.
Most of it was saying how bad Southgate is but more interesting was how obviously biased towards or against club teams posters were.

With RTGs I guess I thought that Trent played ok but was caught a couple of times in possession deep which could have led to something.
Also I admit with RTGs I have a strong dislike of Trippier not just because of his tattoos, his pointing (a la Gunter) poor tackling ability and forever passing square but because he kept Trent out of the side at right-back for a number of Internationals.

I have posted a number of times about preferring a natural left-back ( like Chilwell or Mitchell) to a supposedly superior right-footed left-back in Trippier or Gomez-the shape becomes all wrong and Trippier offered nothing going forward last night.
"Experts " tended to agree last night.

I expect Trent to be the scapegoat after last night despite still being the best passer in the side and Foden and Saka (missing after a couple of crosses in the first half that had Shearer creaming himself despite one of them being deflected) will keep their places despite 4/10 performances.
It was admittedly one poor team performance apart from the player who was everywhere Bellingham but it was the first game (which didn't seem to affect Germany or Spain) and , although I would prefer Bowen or Palmer wide right, I don't expect too many changes.

BTW Souness on the radio could hardly contain himself after Southgate's comments about the players being tired in the second half-Serbia didn't look tired after chasing shadows for the first 30 minutes-and he said that either players are said to be tired after playing too much football or are under-prepared after having a couple of weeks off.
Players don't become unfit after a two week break.

At least we have a break of a few days from the enjoyment/agony of watching England and listening to those dreadful commentators and pundits (apart from Fabregas last night).

No skin in the TAA game and I thought he was our weakest player.

How were the players tired? They barely broke above walking pace first half!


iirc Trent had about 30/40 fewer passes than Rice or Bellingham, suggesting he had a quiet night. There were no runners in the team for him to use his passing range until Bowen came on, by which time he was already off.

I just watched a highlights reel of his passing for LFC and they're pretty much all to runners playing on the shoulder of the last man. The England players all want the ball to feet so don't see what Trent brings to the table for England.

And England spent the first half high dominating possesion, so the Holywood ball not on. Then the second half with maybe two players forward at best so easier to defend against.

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by Sutekh » 17 Jun 2024 19:15

BeLOLgium :lol: :lol: :lol:

Let's hope France are similarly generous.

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by WestYorksRoyal » 17 Jun 2024 19:41

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Snowflake Royal No skin in the TAA game and I thought he was our weakest player.

How were the players tired? They barely broke above walking pace first half!


iirc Trent had about 30/40 fewer passes than Rice or Bellingham, suggesting he had a quiet night. There were no runners in the team for him to use his passing range until Bowen came on, by which time he was already off.

I just watched a highlights reel of his passing for LFC and they're pretty much all to runners playing on the shoulder of the last man. The England players all want the ball to feet so don't see what Trent brings to the table for England.

And England spent the first half high dominating possesion, so the Holywood ball not on. Then the second half with maybe two players forward at best so easier to defend against.

We didn't have a press resistant DM and so couldn't cope in the 2nd half. It's a weakness better teams will exploit. We have solutions available in Mainoo and Wharton, will Southgate be brave enough to pick them despite their inexperience? Spain were bold with Yamal and could well be rewarded; we need to do the same.


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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by URZZZZ » 17 Jun 2024 20:24

Hendo Thought we were decent in the first half, dominated the game and didn't really give them a sniff.

They obviously got an absolute bollocking at half time and we didn't react - was like watching Reading over the last couple of seasons.

Bellingham, Rice, Saka, Walker, Pickford, Stones and Guéhi all decent. Kane a bit unlucky with his header, amazing save from the 'keeper - 9/10 that goes in, game finishes 2-0 and everyone goes home happy.

Not super impressed with Foden or Trent - might look at doing something different for the next game. Hard to rate Trippier, playing out of position - thought he did fine.

Always going to be a meh performance in the group stages:

2018 - could argue that both Tunisia and Belgium were meh games.
2020(1) - could argue that all group games were a bit meh, Scotland being the most meh.
2022 - USA


Agreed with that - their LCB in particular must have got a rollicking as he went from the worst player on the pitch to completely marking Saka out the game second half

Don’t really need to go full throttle in the group stages with the new format layout as the majority of teams make it to the next round. As a result, probably an element of conserving energy for latter and more difficult stages of the tournament. Not my preferred way of doing it but Southgate’s records in the group stages speaks for itself

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by Pepe the Horseman » 17 Jun 2024 21:41

Austria giving France a good game.

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by WestYorksRoyal » 17 Jun 2024 21:48

Pepe the Horseman Austria giving France a good game.

I believe a possible final 16 opponent for England if we win our group and they finish 3rd? Tricky tie if so. But from what I've seen they could finish above the Netherlands.

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by Winston Biscuit » 17 Jun 2024 21:57

Could Mbappe take the Ninja Turtle thing to a new level and wear a face mask next game?

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by Uke » 17 Jun 2024 22:02

BRO_BOT Glad to see the Ukraine getting battered


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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by tulip » 17 Jun 2024 22:05

French lucky to win that. Was hoping it might be a draw.

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Re: The general Euro2024 chit chat thread

by BRO_BOT » 17 Jun 2024 22:10

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