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JAS78
20-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Oh well, here we go again.

Italy please keep us interested until Tuesday, thanks.

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 02:51 PM
Balotelli...your time has come.

maestro
20-06-2014, 02:53 PM
Italy to win by two goals please!

then all we need to do is beat Cost Rica and hope Uruguay lose.

davematt
20-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Italy should win this. Surely?

AndyStreet
20-06-2014, 03:05 PM
FORZA!

dannyboy1807
20-06-2014, 03:10 PM
come on Costa Rica put us out of our misery.

Icy
20-06-2014, 03:25 PM
We don't deserve to make the group stage. Like to a see Italy do well in the tournament now although Costa Rica going through at the expense of Uruguay would be great.

PalaceMonkey
20-06-2014, 03:47 PM
FORZA ITALIA!

CT_Palace
20-06-2014, 03:49 PM
Italy to win by two goals please!

then all we need to do is beat Cost Rica and hope Uruguay lose.

And then what? We lose to a much better team in the next round and go home with 1 win.... Against Costa Rica. Brilliant.

Straw clutching brigade :clown:

Joooe
20-06-2014, 04:01 PM
C'mon Italy!!

maestro
20-06-2014, 04:01 PM
If Italy win im going to have Spaghetti Bolognese tonight to celebrate :D

Louis
20-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Costa Rica virtually qualify with a draw (they would lead the group on goal difference). Which means Italy need to win this more than Costa.

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 04:07 PM
come on you draw

JAS78
20-06-2014, 04:08 PM
Refs clearly under strict rules to be lenient this tournament

Arron
20-06-2014, 04:09 PM
Buffon flapping at nothing.

JAS78
20-06-2014, 04:13 PM
Italy started very slow, passing not good

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 04:15 PM
come on you draw

why

Arron
20-06-2014, 04:16 PM
I'm switching to the 5 Live commentary, 15 minutes of Robbie Savage is enough. His mother should've strangled him with the umbilical cord as soon as he was born.

maestro
20-06-2014, 04:19 PM
All Costa Rica so far

Louis
20-06-2014, 04:22 PM
I'm switching to the 5 Live commentary, 15 minutes of Robbie Savage is enough. His mother should've strangled him with the umbilical cord as soon as he was born.
I'm watching an ESPN stream - commentary is pretty good - and pro-Costa Rican by the sound of it.

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 04:25 PM
why

prefer italy & c rica to go thru

pauldrulez
20-06-2014, 04:28 PM
why

Obviously a dickhead!

orp pisshead1
20-06-2014, 04:28 PM
We don't deserve to make the group stage. Like to a see Italy do well in the tournament now although Costa Rica going through at the expense of Uruguay would be great.

Not sure bout don't deserve as imo unlucky in both games especially with the non sending off last night.

Louis
20-06-2014, 04:30 PM
This could easily end 0-0 if it carries on like this (not saying it will though)

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Obviously a dickhead!

stupid post

JAS78
20-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Not sure bout don't deserve as imo unlucky in both games especially with the non sending off last night.

Yep, whoever goes through deserves to go through. The 2 left behind won't have done enough over the 3 games.

Unless it comes down to FIFA drawing lots, don't fancy our chances with Blatter

bradpitt
20-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Good chance there

JAS78
20-06-2014, 04:32 PM
Ballotelli misses

Louis
20-06-2014, 04:32 PM
Straight after I posted that, Balo nearly scored for Italy :D

bradpitt
20-06-2014, 04:33 PM
And another good chance

Stellavista
20-06-2014, 04:34 PM
I hope England are packing their bags, and have booked their minibus to the airport. This has got draw written all over it.

Joooe
20-06-2014, 04:36 PM
It's still very possible that Italy could go out with England. They better get the win here to be sure.

Les Butler
20-06-2014, 04:37 PM
I hope England are packing their bags, and have booked their minibus to the airport. This has got draw written all over it.

I think so as well....It would have been nice to still be interested until Tues but cannot see it myself.....Don't really deserve it.

EagleSE24
20-06-2014, 04:39 PM
Come on Rich Coast (that's English for Costa Rica)

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 04:40 PM
prefer italy & c rica to go thru

But England can go through still...

CT_Palace
20-06-2014, 04:41 PM
CR defenders playing a very dangerous game with Pirlo and Ballotelli. Not sure they can maintain the high line they're paying for 90 mins... Italy bound to spring it sooner or later

JAS78
20-06-2014, 04:43 PM
Kin ell

Looked a Costa pen

Joooe
20-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Cheers ref. I've always liked this guy.

eagles073
20-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Defo pen

JAS78
20-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Goal costa

Danny boy
20-06-2014, 04:45 PM
were out

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Shitty Italian *****

CT_Palace
20-06-2014, 04:45 PM
We'll deserved goal

JAS78
20-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Been coming

917L
20-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Joke refereeing

CT_Palace
20-06-2014, 04:46 PM
were out

England won't beat Costa Rica anyway

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 04:46 PM
great goal well done chaps

JAS78
20-06-2014, 04:47 PM
Italy have been shit so far

Joooe
20-06-2014, 04:47 PM
Stop shouting Savage you plank.

eagles073
20-06-2014, 04:49 PM
Why should Italy care beat Uruguay
they are through anyway.

JAS78
20-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Why should Italy care beat Uruguay
they are through anyway.

Playing like this they won't

dannyboy1807
20-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Buffon has been abysmal.

Stellavista
20-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Why does Hansen perpetuate the ludicrious notion that Costa Rica should have been two up at half-time? It's a mad idea.
If the penalty had been awarded, the pattern of play afterwards would have been different, and wouldn't necessarily have led to a further goal.
It could quite easily been 0-0, if the penalty were missed.

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 04:52 PM
england officially worst team in this group

what a sad turn of events

kabbott
20-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Why does Hansen perpetuate the ludicrious notion that Costa Rica should have been two up at half-time? It's a mad idea.
If the penalty had been awarded, the pattern of play afterwards would have been different, and wouldn't necessarily have led to a further goal.
It could quite easily been 0-0, if the penalty were missed.

If we'd scored more goals than Uruguay we'd have beaten them.

JAS78
20-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Why does Hansen perpetuate the ludicrious notion that Costa Rica should have been two up at half-time? It's a mad idea.
If the penalty had been awarded, the pattern of play afterwards would have been different, and wouldn't necessarily have led to a further goal.
It could quite easily been 0-0, if the penalty were missed.

Henry aswell waffling.

The goal would never have happened had the pen been given.

Danny boy
20-06-2014, 04:55 PM
Costa Rica made Italy and Uruguay look like the average sides they are, England made both of them look like world beaters sums it up

PeterH
20-06-2014, 04:55 PM
It's annoying that because England have been shite, we can't enjoy Costa Rica winning.

I'd be somewhat annoyed if I were the other Italian keeper. To play so well against England and be demoted.

Mr Palace
20-06-2014, 04:56 PM
This is what frustrates me - we got turned over by a very average Italy team, as they are showing now, and a very average Uruguay team. We must be bloody awful to have fallen this low.

eagles073
20-06-2014, 04:56 PM
Playing like this they won't

This is true but we all know Italy will
lift their game to scrape through.

Penstone Eagle
20-06-2014, 04:59 PM
We are where we deserve to be, bottom and out.

Icy
20-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Costa Rica showing us how it should have been done. Limiting Pirlo and the Italian midfield and attacking with pace and purpose. Great ball in for the goal.

Louis
20-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Well Brian, England are up against it now

917L
20-06-2014, 05:04 PM
Based on this it wont be a surprise if Italy follow us out of the competition

bradpitt
20-06-2014, 05:08 PM
Can't see us getting anything from the Costa Rica game anyway, other than a jolly good thrashing

bubbs11
20-06-2014, 05:14 PM
Costa Rica showing us how it should have been done. Limiting Pirlo and the Italian midfield and attacking with pace and purpose. Great ball in for the goal.

No. Roy had it right. Give Pirlo acres of space to pick out the perfect passes to his forwards. The same thought process I think behind the organisation of our defence at Uruguayan corners.

bubbs11
20-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Sorry. Forgot to add :rolleyes: to my post

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Cassano looks shite

JAS78
20-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Both of our performances have been better than Italy's today

They are sloppy

dannyboy1807
20-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Cant believe Cassano has come on ahead of Immobile.

Latvian Eagle
20-06-2014, 05:21 PM
Cant believe Cassano has come on ahead of Immobile.

A bit like Del Bosque constantly putting Torres on.

EagleSE24
20-06-2014, 05:21 PM
Come on Rich Coast (that's English for Costa Rica)

Ffs. Got my teams mixed up. We need them to lose. Come on Italy!

Louis
20-06-2014, 05:22 PM
Costa Rica are going to win the group!

Louis
20-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Italian rubbish

JAS78
20-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Uruguay will beat Italy imo

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Stay onside ffs

bradpitt
20-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Do the Italians understand the offside rule? Idiots

CT_Palace
20-06-2014, 05:26 PM
It's annoying that because England have been shite, we can't enjoy Costa Rica winning.

.

Yes we can Peter. You and I have a much more exciting team to support

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 05:27 PM
bolanos

top player

David of Kent
20-06-2014, 05:28 PM
If Italy hadn't beaten England, I could have said we're not the worst team in the group. But they did. And we are

Dingle
20-06-2014, 05:28 PM
Watching this game makes me realise just how shit England truly are. It does not matter if Italy win today, there is no way we'll beat Costa Rica :(

JAS78
20-06-2014, 05:28 PM
Costa Rica are going to win the group!

Costa Rica will rest players against us lol

The shame of it all

Les Butler
20-06-2014, 05:30 PM
Costa Rica will rest players against us lol

The shame of it all

:D

bradpitt
20-06-2014, 05:31 PM
Italy are absolutely horrendous

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 05:33 PM
FVCK SAKE

Stellavista
20-06-2014, 05:34 PM
So, two goals for Italy in the last 15 mins?
Not very likely.

Danny boy
20-06-2014, 05:35 PM
Cant believe how England have made two very ordinary teams look good while Costa Rica dispatched them with ease

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 05:36 PM
Italy are so ******* shit

dannyboy1807
20-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Italy to follow England out.

Stellavista
20-06-2014, 05:38 PM
Italy to follow England out.

Uruguay will certainly have a lot to play for next game. Suarez will have a field day with that defence.

JAS78
20-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Don't care anymore, hope Costa Rica score again will be deserved

We were robbed in our first game, Italy were very average that night and stole the points now we are going out.

Hope Suarez smashes a hat trick Tuesday

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Randall on

elgin eagle
20-06-2014, 05:40 PM
10 more minutes. Watching italy lose is more frustrating than watching england do it.

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 05:41 PM
Don't care anymore, hope Costa Rica score again will be deserved

We were robbed in our first game, Italy were very average that night and stole the points now we are going out.

Hope Suarez smashes a hat trick Tuesday

I hope Suarez gets his face smashed in by Balotelli's studs.

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 05:41 PM
italys beach soccer n. team players would have done a better job

Stigma
20-06-2014, 05:42 PM
bolanos

top player

Out of contract (from FC Copenhagen) last I heard...but at 30..unlikely that we would want him I guess.

bubbs11
20-06-2014, 05:44 PM
10 more minutes. Watching italy lose is more frustrating than watching england do it.

6 mintes now Paul. There's still time for us to meet up and revel in the England World Cup hopes.

Stellavista
20-06-2014, 05:45 PM
We were robbed in our first game, Italy were very average that night and stole the points now we are going out.



That's utter nonsense. Italy, while not great, were still good enough to beat England. There was no robbery about it. Game won by the team who took their chances.

Stinger1
20-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Where are all the people who said Italy were a top team on Saturday night? As I said on the Italy v England thread, we gave them far too much respect, they have no goal threat other than Balotelli. Their front 6 scored 41 goals in all competitions last season Ballotelli getting 18 of them, they have no goal threat other than Ballotelli. And yet we sat deep because we were so fearful of letting them get in behind. Costa Rica have played a high line and Italy haven't been able to deal with it. If this isn't a sign Hodgson doesn't need to go then I don't know what is. Costa Rica coach has his tactics spot on. No one is going to tell me Costa Rica have better players than ours.

David of Kent
20-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Lol at Balotelli and his tweets about the Queen last night. I think he'll be going home too after the group games

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Out of contract (from FC Copenhagen) last I heard...but at 30..unlikely that we would want him I guess.

looks very sharp though, i would have said he's max 25 yrs old

randall looks decent too

bubbs11
20-06-2014, 05:46 PM
4 minutes of our World Cup to go.

elgin eagle
20-06-2014, 05:46 PM
6 mintes now Paul. There's still time for us to meet up and revel in the England World Cup hopes.

:)

The next 4 years will just fly by mate.

bubbs11
20-06-2014, 05:46 PM
3

bubbs11
20-06-2014, 05:47 PM
We can still do this! Come on Engerland......

Louis
20-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Costa boys on song

Gooders
20-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Italy are so ******* shit

Said this the other day. They are a shadow of what they used to be. Pirlo their only decent player - stop him the other day and we would have stopped Italy.

Stellavista
20-06-2014, 05:47 PM
If this isn't a sign Hodgson doesn't need to go then I don't know what is.

So, you want him to stay? :)

Louis
20-06-2014, 05:47 PM
We can still do this! Come on Engerland......
Have you been drinking again?

chrisophiex
20-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Don't fret lads, the important stuff starts mid August.

bubbs11
20-06-2014, 05:48 PM
only takes a minute to score a goal.

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Cassano is shit.

bradpitt
20-06-2014, 05:49 PM
All the Italian manager can do is squat like he's having a turd

David of Kent
20-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Look at the clubs the Costa Rican players play for. Good technique, desire and some organisation can get you far. All our millions and we don't have what they do. Nor do Italy. It's embarrasing, but I am happy for them. Still a great world cup

bubbs11
20-06-2014, 05:49 PM
4 minutes injury time

WE'RE STILL IN IT GOD DAMN IT

elgin eagle
20-06-2014, 05:50 PM
At least the red n blue fans are happy, he said clutching at straws.

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 05:50 PM
how was that not a foul

ref you TURD

chrisophiex
20-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Stay positive ...England flags will be half price tomorrow

Malarkey
20-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Said this the other day. They are a shadow of what they used to be. Pirlo their only decent player - stop him the other day and we would have stopped Italy.
He's been easily dealt with today.

JAS78
20-06-2014, 05:51 PM
All the Italian manager can do is squat like he's having a turd

If he does squeeze one out that would some up this performance.

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 05:51 PM
oooooh!!!!! what a strike from randall (#14)

JAS78
20-06-2014, 05:52 PM
1 minute

Still time

chrisophiex
20-06-2014, 05:53 PM
1 minute

Still time

But they need to score 2 ?

bubbs11
20-06-2014, 05:53 PM
Out.......I never saw that coming.

What a day: we go out of the World Cup and Greg Dyke sentences us to another 2 years of Roy Drosson.

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 05:53 PM
yeeeesssssssssss

CT_Palace
20-06-2014, 05:54 PM
Excellent stuff! We'll played Costa Rica.
England, that's how you do it.
Makes the Italy Uruguay game something to look forward to!

Palestinian
20-06-2014, 05:55 PM
They think it's all over, it is now.

David of Kent
20-06-2014, 05:56 PM
So Spain and England out after just a week, Italy teetering, Portugal screwed, not a great start for the Europeans. Germany and Holland can kid themselves but they've only significantly beaten other Europeans

1_Neil_Warnock
20-06-2014, 05:56 PM
Costume changer for Lineker.

JAS78
20-06-2014, 05:56 PM
We didn't even have time to post the post cards this time

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 05:56 PM
shame england go out like this but hopefully players with actual talent will be picked for the next one not smalling henderson etc

elgin eagle
20-06-2014, 05:56 PM
Only some drugs/matchfixing scandal can save us now. Oh well, Columbia would have beaten us anyway. At least we can enjoy the football now without hoping for miracles.

chrisophiex
20-06-2014, 05:57 PM
We didn't even have time to post the post cards this time

Not even time to fumble some change out of our pockets to pay for the post cards

Stinger1
20-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Get rid of Roy and get in Jorge Luis Pinto. Brilliant tactical job against Italy and Uruguay. Pirlo had no time on the ball and played a very brave high defensive line and pressed them high up the pitch and Italy didn't had any answer for it. They were offside so many times.

Brilliant job from Jorge Luis Pinto, shows what can be achieved when you have a good manager who's tactically astuste.

Penstone Eagle
20-06-2014, 05:58 PM
Well done Costa Rica, you have a team to be proud of.

England bottom of the group, pathetic.

L'kooch
20-06-2014, 05:59 PM
Get rid of Roy and get in Jorge Luis Pinto. Brilliant tactical job against Italy and Uruguay. Pirlo had no time on the ball and played a very brave high defensive line and pressed them high up the pitch and Italy didn't had any answer for it. They were offside so many times.

Brilliant job from Jorge Luis Pinto, shows what can be achieved when you have a good manager who's tactically astuste.

very true

he did a great job with average players

Jon_C-Pal
20-06-2014, 06:03 PM
So Spain and England out after just a week, Italy teetering, Portugal screwed, not a great start for the Europeans. Germany and Holland can kid themselves but they've only significantly beaten other Europeans

Lol you can't put Spain and England in the same context. England players aren't fit to clean the boots of the Spanish players and that says a lot after the shit Spain churned up recently. England are a complete joke, not one player has an ounce of passion. Should do a France and start a drastic change to get rid of the filthy, lazy fat cats in the team.

David of Kent
20-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Lol you can't put Spain and England in the same context. England players aren't fit to clean the boots of the Spanish players and that says a lot after the shit Spain churned up recently. England are a complete joke, not one player has an ounce of passion. Should do a France and start a drastic change to get rid of the filthy, lazy fat cats in the team.

I didn't. I put us in the same continent. Didn't know that would be so controversial :cool:

Big Gav
20-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Well that was worth waiting 4 years for. I wasn't expecting much from England this world cup but I wasn't expecting us to be out after 2 matches either!

Selhurst300
20-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Oh well, now we can enjoy the rest of the WC without worrying about how England is doing.

Les Butler
20-06-2014, 06:23 PM
Well that was worth waiting 4 years for. I wasn't expecting much from England this world cup but I wasn't expecting us to be out after 2 matches either!

Waiting four years ?

Its a four year journey some good some bad...Did not expect much this time really but its my team so you hope which as always is snatched away very quickly but I would rather be there with a chance than not at all cheering on other teams to beat England....That's even sadder.

firesign
20-06-2014, 06:30 PM
costa rica were superb and fully deserved to win and qualify

what's made me feel worse is that I've just remembered that the top two teams from our group will be facing two teams from Group C - Ivory Coast, Greece, Japan, Colombia. About the best chance of making a quarter final as you can get.

David of Kent
20-06-2014, 06:31 PM
costa rica were superb and fully deserved to win and qualify

what's made me feel worse is that I've just remembered that the top two teams from our group will be facing two teams from Group C - Ivory Coast, Greece, Japan, Colombia. About the best chance of making a quarter final as you can get.

Mmmm. Colombia would annihilate us

meee
20-06-2014, 06:32 PM
costa rica were superb and fully deserved to win and qualify

what's made me feel worse is that I've just remembered that the top two teams from our group will be facing two teams from Group C - Ivory Coast, Greece, Japan, Colombia. About the best chance of making a quarter final as you can get.

Colombia are good.As bad as Japan and Greece look going forward,England would struggle to beat any of those 4.

biggus mickus
20-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Waiting four years ?

Its a four year journey some good some bad...Did not expect much this time really but its my team so you hope which as always is snatched away very quickly but I would rather be there with a chance than not at all cheering on other teams to beat England....That's even sadder.

Old school fool like me. I just cant do it anymore Les.
England are rubbish.

Tariq must be pissing himself. I dont blame him.

Pistol Knight
20-06-2014, 06:39 PM
Old school fool like me. I just cant do it anymore Les.
England are rubbish.

Tariq must be pissing himself. I dont blame him.

I think thats the last time I put any energy into England as a team

Palace all the way from now on

Panther
20-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Never thought I'd see an Italy team play like a Sunday morning pub team but now I have. Oh, joy!

Soaring
20-06-2014, 06:48 PM
I think thats the last time I put any energy into England as a team

Palace all the way from now on

I'd already given up last time.
Our exit was very predictable. Hodgson knew we had no chance and that is why he picked a youngish squad.
I extracted 2 minutes of pleasure from this WC when we scored our two goals.

In fairness, those saying this is our worst performance since 1958 should also remember that we failed to qualify at all 2 or 3 times since then.

JAS78
20-06-2014, 06:59 PM
TBH this exit doesn't hurt anything like previous tournaments, probably as we've had time to get used it no big bang exit this time. Plus never really believed we could progress far in a South American tournament. We were always going out at some stage. Can't see any European side lasting too long, alien playing conditions.

Will definitely be a South American winner this time imo, watch out for Chile or Colombia they are right up for this WC.

And despite the moaning we haven't played too bad, there have been positives.

Blind_Eagle
20-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Old school fool like me. I just cant do it anymore Les.
England are rubbish.

Tariq must be pissing himself. I dont blame him.

Whilst I have, as usual, supported England in the absence of Scotland*, I have, no doubt like Tariq, had a wry smile on my face following this game.

I still think you'll beat Costa Rica mind.

* I even let H fly England flags outside the shop this time :D

waddoneagle
20-06-2014, 07:10 PM
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Les Butler
20-06-2014, 07:12 PM
Old school fool like me. I just cant do it anymore Les.
England are rubbish.

Tariq must be pissing himself. I dont blame him.

I did not say they were not rubbish anyone can see that but there is your rubbish and there is your rubbish that do not even make it to the finals yet gloat.....Never could get that :D

Blind_Eagle
20-06-2014, 07:19 PM
I did not say they were not rubbish anyone can see that but there is your rubbish and there is your rubbish that do not even make it to the finals yet gloat.....Never could get that :D

Who mentioned gloating?

I'd have loved England to win the whole sodding tournament.

Celestial Empire
20-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Never thought I'd see an Italy team play like a Sunday morning pub team but now I have. Oh, joy!

Italy had a few chances in the first half, but by the end were totally spent.
Recife at one o'clock is worse than a (relatively) cool and breezy Manaus at 4 p.m.

Wycombe Eagle#2
20-06-2014, 08:10 PM
Italy had a few chances in the first half, but by the end were totally spent.
Recife at one o'clock is worse than a (relatively) cool and breezy Manaus at 4 p.m.

Yet we stood off Italy and allowed Pirlo time to sip prosecco in his smoking jacket and cravat and spray the ball around whilst Costa Rica, yes Costa Rica pressed them into errors. We've got this tournament horribly wrong.

Les Butler
20-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Who mentioned gloating?

I'd have loved England to win the whole sodding tournament.

Who the feck was talking to you :D

Yet we stood off Italy and allowed Pirlo time to sip prosecco in his smoking jacket and cravat and spray the ball around whilst Costa Rica, yes Costa Rica pressed them into errors. We've got this tournament horribly wrong.

I thought we were a step behind everyone just to slow, the ball was just being taken off us without much fight and a surprised look of where the feck did he come from...

Feck another one for the French LOL

biggus mickus
20-06-2014, 08:55 PM
Whilst I have, as usual, supported England in the absence of Scotland*, I have, no doubt like Tariq, had a wry smile on my face following this game.

I still think you'll beat Costa Rica mind.

* I even let H fly England flags outside the shop this time :D

Stick your we up ya bum.

biggus mickus
20-06-2014, 08:57 PM
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Or rolling an R.

Wycombe Eagle#2
20-06-2014, 09:12 PM
I thought we were a step behind everyone just to slow, the ball was just being taken off us without much fight and a surprised look of where the feck did he come from...

Feck another one for the French LOL

It's a good point Les I actually thought we didn't look fit throughout so Christ knows what they've been upto. Interestingly when you hear that they play too many games etc but looking at the main European leagues Spain, Germany, France and Italy we all have 20 teams bar Germany who have 18. Also France and Spain finished their season the weekend after the Germans and us. So why did we look so far of the pace? When your fitness isn't upto scratch thats when mistakes happen so I'd like to know what exactly they've been doing. We're those sweat suits all for show.

orp pisshead1
20-06-2014, 10:13 PM
england officially worst team in this group

what a sad turn of events

By the FA useless *****:veryangry. Where the **** is the coaching??? No way on earth are other players born better than ours it's all in the coaching:(.

orp pisshead1
20-06-2014, 10:14 PM
It's a good point Les I actually thought we didn't look fit throughout so Christ knows what they've been upto. Interestingly when you hear that they play too many games etc but looking at the main European leagues Spain, Germany, France and Italy we all have 20 teams bar Germany who have 18. Also France and Spain finished their season the weekend after the Germans and us. So why did we look so far of the pace? When your fitness isn't upto scratch thats when mistakes happen so I'd like to know what exactly they've been doing. We're those sweat suits all for show.

They do all have a winter break though so maybe there is something in that?.

TAK
20-06-2014, 11:08 PM
Old school fool like me. I just cant do it anymore Les.
England are rubbish.

Tariq must be pissing himself. I dont blame him.

I'm not pissing myself, I've become numb to England underachieving.

I enjoyed the game today and cheered on the Tico's even if that meant it made it impossible mathematically for England to qualify. If we can't do it on our own then we don't deserve to get there by a mathematical long shot.

Well done Costa Rica, it's an amazing achievement and it's causing me grief, I was in the bar at 10:00am this morning and shitfaced by lunch, as was the whole country.

Eric's Headband
20-06-2014, 11:20 PM
Old school fool like me. I just cant do it anymore Les.
England are rubbish.

Tariq must be pissing himself. I dont blame him.

Agree fully, Bring on the Arsenal!

PeterH
20-06-2014, 11:21 PM
A mention on the news here that some Costa Rican players have failed doping tests post their game against Uruguay.

RUSSELL
20-06-2014, 11:23 PM
If we can't do it on our own then we don't deserve to get there by a mathematical long shot.

Absolutely! Costa Rica most likely did us a favour and saved us from getting a hammering from Columbia or the Ivory Coast!!

orp pisshead1
20-06-2014, 11:57 PM
I'm not pissing myself, I've become numb to England underachieving.

I enjoyed the game today and cheered on the Tico's even if that meant it made it impossible mathematically for England to qualify. If we can't do it on our own then we don't deserve to get there by a mathematical long shot.

Well done Costa Rica, it's an amazing achievement and it's causing me grief, I was in the bar at 10:00am this morning and shitfaced by lunch, as was the whole country.

Tak what's the population of Costa Rica?.

PeterH
21-06-2014, 12:50 AM
A mention on the news here that some Costa Rican players have failed doping tests post their game against Uruguay.

As you were - it seems like that's Chilean TV listening to rumours.

TAK
21-06-2014, 02:46 PM
Tak what's the population of Costa Rica?.Including a lot of semi illegals from Nicaragua around about 5 million.

Thing is every village has a at least one bar, one church and one football pitch and they all get used heavily.

I can see our pitch from my balcony, it has on average three games a day going on from kids to pub football. Every Saturday, Sunday and often evening midweek there are footballs training sessions for the kids of various ages.

Thing is people aren't first world flush here so football is cheap entertainment to get the kids into.

JDawg
24-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Marlboro man needs to spend less time on his face