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UEFA Euro 2020 Final: England 1 - 1 Italy (Italy win 3-2 on pens)


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1 minute ago, jotenko said:

 

Just football. I don't think England did nothing wrong/much different from what they've been doing before. Defensive football puts you closer to lose than win. Wins like the Portuguese in 2016 or Greece in 2004 take an insane amount of luck to happen.


Just our style will lead to very close games against good teams. We won’t score many, they have more chance of breaking us down eventually. It’s much more of a risk against a team like Italy. 

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Just now, Klaus said:

 

We were desperate for changes at HT and they just didn't happen.

Massively, we caught Italy so cold, that wasn't gonna last. Man I'm fucking gutted, I think he got it all horribly wrong tonight.

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2 minutes ago, jdckelly said:

half time, Italy came out a different team second half and Southgate was slow to respond

 It was well before half time mate , 

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Just now, leffe186 said:


Rashford? Donnarumma went in completely the wrong direction. I actually thought Rashford had nailed it, he ended up giving himself most of the goal to aim at. Then he fucked it.

 

Must be mixing it up :lol: thanks for the correction. Still against the stuttering on principle, just seems so prone to make nerves worse

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Have to question what Rashford was thinking though. The bizarre straight run up and then the stuttering. Looked nervous as fuck and Donurrama was probably laughing his bollocks off when he saw those shenanigans as he'd be thinking "this guy doesn't know what he's doing".

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1 minute ago, KaKa said:

 

Really like Southgate a lot. Just a top guy, but ... he had t win it to justify the approach he has gone with throughout.

 

Mainly because I don't believe any of these teams could have lived with an attack featuring more of the likes of Grealish, Sancho, Foden, Bellingham etc.

 

It sucks man. He's done well, but it still feels like he didn't get it right on the whole. So much ability on the bench for this team man. Crazy.

After two mins you couldn't question his team selection.

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1 minute ago, KaKa said:

 

Really like Southgate a lot. Just a top guy, but ... he had t win it to justify the approach he has gone with throughout.

 

Mainly because I don't believe any of these teams could have lived with an attack featuring more of the likes of Grealish, Sancho, Foden, Bellingham etc.

 

It sucks man. He's done well, but it still feels like he didn't get it right on the whole. So much ability on the bench for this team man. Crazy.


It was also a little strange to latch onto Saka as the one he was going to use. 
 

I think even persevering with Kane was questionable, especially in a game like this where we couldn’t get the ball to him. 

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Just now, jdckelly said:

hell of a job by Mancini mind, from not even qualifying for the world cup to euros champion in a few years and will be one of the favourites for the world cup 

 

Too right. Honestly never rated what he did at Man City because it was blank cheque book stuff

but that's an average Italy team

 

Was my favourite player as a kid,

so absolutely love that guy now.

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Just now, Keefaz said:

Think Sterling should've come off or swapped over at half time. Defenders had him sussed and ref was giving him nowt.


Yeah, he was gassed towards the end too. Saka was dangerous but made some poor choices. Wish Foden had been available.

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Just now, ScottishMagpie said:

What's the deal with them taking their.medals off straight away?  Is that a "done" thing with losing finalists?  Being a nufc fan i dont see many medal ceremonies.


Its just trying to show how much of an amazing competitor you are by saying second is meaningless. It’s very silly. 

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1 minute ago, Skeletor said:

Have to question what Rashford was thinking though. The bizarre straight run up and then the stuttering. Looked nervous as fuck and Donurrama was probably laughing his bollocks off when he saw those shenanigans as he'd be thinking "this guy doesn't know what he's doing".

He was inches away from a great penalty. 

 

Not many send donarumma the wrong way

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5 minutes ago, AyeDubbleYoo said:


I think they’re saying that it was weird to send on players to take a penalty who have barely been used and hadn’t touched the ball. 

 

Aye, it's mental I think. People always talk about the importance of first touch in a game - wasn't their pen theirs? Or it easily could've been. There's been a lot of chat about wasting sub spots in 96, and makes sense to bring pen takers on - but give them some time. And you wouldn't think you'd put 19yo Saka on pen 5 - that's down to Southgate and other players not stepping up.

 

Would be mad to really go after Southgate, he's done well overall, but think these decisions deserve critcism.

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1 minute ago, Happinesstan said:

After two mins you couldn't question his team selection.

 

I hear you but ultimately the side struggles to look convincing putting games away, aside from the game against Ukraine.

 

When you consider the players the team has going forward that hardly played it just leaves you wondering if we really saw the best of this bunch.

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Just now, joeyt said:

He was inches away from a great penalty. 

 

Not many send donarumma the wrong way

 

Inches away doesn't win trophies. Take a sensible penalty next time.

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