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We have to do this guys. I'm sorry.
considering we've qualified that is.
Let me guess tonight's line up: Milner, Rooney, Hart etc?
Imagine the outcry in the Estonian press if we put the kids out for this one, meths. We'd never hear the end of it.
gonna watch the first half at the gym
Shut it down, reconvene Friday?
selected only from players who played for Manchester United?
surely this is it? Fuck even Jack the Lad's heroics in the Slovenia game was crackin' you ingrates. FOOTBALL.
*goes home to watch Sweden vs Austria*
I was briefly outraged at having to pay £45 to go to West Ham but then realised I'm quite happy being part of the problem
I really wish I hadn't been so tight and paid the £55 for Chelsea, and/or the £45 for Norwich.
We've won 4 games this season, and I've not seen any. The only game I've been to is Arsenal at home which we lost 2-1.
I missed Norwich and Chelsea away due to morals/cost.
Missed Villa at home due to being on holiday, and also missed Shrewsbury in the cup while on holiday too.
I'm going to Palace vs Manchester City though. Perhaps I should stay away.
but that was a lovely bit of anti-bants there.
did they get rid of Townsend for Glenn 'the Gaffer' Hoddle
On Benteke 'He's the modern type of striker'.
footballing definition of meh.
that's all I've got
But maybe we've got the making of an ok team here? Obvious shit-houses aside, some of these younger players *could* actually be alright. Shelvy, Shaw, Sterling, Oxlaide-Chamberlain, Wilshere might not be the greatest players in the world right now, but if they continue to get better (and Wilshire and Ox really need to up it this season) and then you add them to Hart, Rooney (yes), Cahill and er, Milner, I can see us going all the way to a penalty defeat in the semis.
Sure, we're drawing 0-0 at home to Switzerland but you can't have it all.
that San Marino have managed to score a goal in it.
He was literally just subbed
then remembered why he got sacked as England manager
better than Pele!!!!!
but the between the press banging on about it, and Roy probably picking him to at least start every game until he does, regardless of form, it's probably better for everyone concerned if he just trips over his own feet and knocks it in with his arse in the next 15 minutes.
England's wall at a set piece and joe hart kicking with his left foot, that's how dull it is watching England play.
If Sweden get one back I win £40.
4 more years. He hardly merits his place now ffs.
if England continue to get a penalty a game
weird a lot of weirdos are so angry about it
or you watching a different game and talking about a different player...
England's greatest ever goalscorer?? a great, great player, obviously
off your Tyldesley bingo cards
just call him Chris Small?
A STATUE MAY NOT BE COMMISSIONED JUST YET
But it will return in five weeks in Interlull II: Typical Scotland
are Austria good now or is it just that Sweden are really shit? I'm confused by international football at the moment, lots of teams I presumed shit (Iceland, Wales, Northern Ireland etc) are doing well, I need order and all this doesn't sit well with me.
a number of the smaller teams have upped their game as a result of the competition expansion giving them the impression they have a chance of qualifying, and have subsequently discovered quite a lot of the second tier of European football are actually just as bobbins as they are.
The Swedes should have got a goal back at 3-0 down on 88 minutes (so as I would have won my 33/1). The bastards.
Actually nice to see a player looking pleased after a game and not doing the usual media training bullshit.
England's greatest ever player? I was at home watching it. You?
However, I was watching the far more exciting Sweden-Austria match and had my back to the screen showing the England match.
Rooney. An above average player at best with a bit of longevity. With endless and pointless qualifiers and friendlies against small teams from Eastern Europe the England goal record was there to be broken. He's not a shit player. He's not brilliant; just an above average English striker. He's scored as many World Cup goals as he has World Cup red cards.
Which is obviously an achievement you get by being only above average at best.
He's without doubt the highest English national team goal scorer. Doesn't make him the best.
at his best (post-2004, this was exclusively for United), he was right up there in the sub-Leo/CR7 bracket.
but cant understand being sniffy about a lad breaking the national record for his team, and being understandably overjoyed about it
Possibly is a bit of a prick though.
But congratulations to him. He'll go down in history and if that's what he values then fair enough.
However anyone who's followed his England career knows what a let down he's been. The perfect storm of no competition for his place and countless pennos against no marks has got him his goals.
In a time when the individual is lauded above the team he'll go down as a modern English great.
6/50 would be an average ratio for a striker I think
Barkley's could be excused for coming in at such short notice I guess and probably in a position he wasn't expecting to play.