Match Day Thread General matchday thread.

Discussion in 'The Premier League' started by Libby, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. AstroFox

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    Yep, and don't underestimate the 'Eriksen effect' on Denmark. That sort of thing can have a better team-building effect than any manager.
     
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  2. brb

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    Yup, it's as much about mental preparation as it is physical, Denmark being one example, you've given. You only had to watch the Swiss last night, bottled it when it came to the penalties, something England have done countless times in history. Yet against France they were confident. The further you go the bigger those pressures become.

    For me one of the game changers have been red cards, the Swiss got one only 9 mins after scoring. As I mentioned Sweden got one against the Ukraine and got knocked out. If I was a Ukraine player, I'd be working out who I could wind up. Ronaldo the winker once showed us the consequences of that. We just need to keep our heads early on, and not do anything stupid.

    If you look at Prem stats the three most likely to pick up a yellow are Maguire, Shaw and Phillips. Both Maguire and Phillips picked them up against Germany. I'll assume, that IF either of those pick up a yellow against the Ukraine, they would miss any semi-final, and we all know how that can destroy confidence (Gazza)?
     
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  3. Peej

    Peej Fabio Borini Lover

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    England turned a corner when it came to penalties at the WC.

    showing who has the balls to make the saves/score.

    three more 1-0 however will be great
     
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  4. Big Ern

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    Having a manager whose poor penalty got us knocked out in a semi-final has helped us there I think, he knows how important they are, and it wouldn't surprise me that everyone, inc the GK's, has a bit of penalty practice.
     
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  5. Tel

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    Let’s hope Henderson has been having extra practise.
     
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  6. Peej

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    let’s hope that a nice 1-0 win is all we need
     
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  7. Tel

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    Well yeah if we’re hoping we might as well hope for 9-0 just so Libby knows how the other side feels
     
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    Good header but poor defending
     
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  9. Schlem Boogerman

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    Yeah, the Czechs are no great Schicks.
     
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  10. Big Ern

    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    kicked in the head, bleeding, bandaged and back on in half the time it took the Italians to sort out a pulled calf.
     
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  11. Schlem Boogerman

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    Serious lack of quality on show tonight.

    Don't think we'll have any problem getting past the Danes after we thrash the Ukraine tonight <cheers>
     
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    Here we go then. Come on England!
     
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  13. Big Ern

    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    **** start ffs!
     
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  15. Libby

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    ****ing hell get in! Just what was needed.
     
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    ****ing get in Arry !
     
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    <laugh>

    Great ball through from Sterling, just saying bro. ;)
     
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    12 mins
    • Kane (4'minutes)
    Assists
    • Sterling (4'minutes)
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  20. Big Ern

    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    shame he can't cross or he'd have a hatful of assists off Kane.
     
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