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  1. I've just bought three tickets and noticed that there's still 1300 left. We usually take a decent following to the London games (even midweek) so hopefully there will be a few more sold over the next week. 

    As a side note, I was just looking at the Millwall squad and noticed that Fielding was let go at the end of the season. It's not too surprising given his time in London, the injuries and the comments on OSIB but I hope he can find a club soon. He's a good bloke and would be a decent signing for a League One side. 

  2. Good write up as always @Olé.

    The Dasilva chance was odd and obviously won't make the highlights as there was no shot but it looked like it was a relatively easy header at the back post and should've scored. Another slightly frustrating moment was the 2 v 1 break away where Semenyo and Massengo with the former rifling his pass to Han Noah who could understandably not bring it under control. There were a few decent openings today where we got in behind their defence but our final ball was a bit poor or our hesitancy to shoot cost us.

    Perhaps we were slightly fortunate but I don't think we were as lucky or it was as much of a smash and grab as some people have made out. We always looked like we could counter and create a chance as it was quite an open game. It was a fantastic away day and an even better three points.

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  3. 47 minutes ago, MarcusX said:

    I don’t know how someone can score a 93rd minute winner (especially given his playing time this year) and not celebrate. I get why he might not want to, but footballs all about those moments!

    He didn’t celebrate and signalled with his hands to his teammates to calm down but he was laughing and was clearly elated. 
     

    I thought he was excellent today even before the goal and the best I’ve seen him play for quite a while. His touch was fantastic and he brought the ball down so well on a number of occasions. Martin was poor again today so hopefully we can bring out the best in Wells alongside Weimann. 

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  4. ‘Pre-assist’ is a ridiculous term but Massengo’s for the first goal today was ridiculous. Intercepted the ball at the edge of our box, quickly offloaded the ball and received it again just before the halfway line. Then ran down the wing to cut it back to Weimann who offloaded it to Martin. He did all of the work but it doesn’t count as a goal contribution. 

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  5. As I was arriving at the ground today and hadn’t read the team sheet, I saw Matt Parsons coming out to chat to Tanner’s family. He asked them (and there was about 10 of them) how they were feeling and they said ‘nervous’ but you could tell they were all buzzing. They were all beaming from ear to ear  

    Onto his performance, I think he was a bit scared to make a mistake and it was a very risk averse performance and didn’t really push on too much. He had a couple of nice touches and made a fantastic last ditch tackle towards the end of the game to keep it 1-1. There’s no doubt a lot more to come from him but it was a steady debut for a player who wasn’t expecting to play just yet. 

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  6. 3 hours ago, Super said:

    I'm actually beginning to think we should of kept Jack Hunt.

    I said this at the time. I don't particularly rate Jack Hunt but given our limited budget and the risk in finding a replacement, I thought it made more sense to keep him.

  7. 7 minutes ago, Marco the red said:

    Not worth 30 million imo

    I'm not sure. I think he's been very unlucky not to get more game time at Chelsea. He scored 15 Premier League goals in his first full season at Chelsea (2019/20) and scored 6 last season without getting much of an opportunity. His goals per 90 of 0.52 was better than Giroud (0.48) and Werner (0.21) and was therefore the best in the squad. If you think a Championship striker who has scored 20 league goals now goes for £20m (see Maupay/Watkins/Benrahma), £30 million is probably fair. 

  8. I've been keeping less of an eye on City recently and missed the first game of the season. What was the reason for Massengo missing out against Blackpool - did he just not make the squad?

  9. 1 hour ago, Loco Rojo said:

    This week, he and Harry Kane have highlighted everything that is still wrong with football. Two greedy *******.

    I’m not sure that’s fair on Harry Kane? He’s been one of the best strikers in the world for a number of years and doesn’t have a trophy to show for it. He’s outgrown Spurs, is 28 so it’s becoming a case of now or never. 

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  10. It is amazing how many people critiquing Southgate's approach against Italy forget that the opponents are also trying to win the game. For too many years England managers have succumb to media pressure to play big name players. Southgate hasn't bowed down to fans demands and has always picked his own team which, in the overwhelming majority of cases. has provided results. 

     

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  11. I've posted this on another thread but these are our achievements coming away from the Euros:

    - Since 1966, England had only won six knockout games when he took over. He's now increased that to 11 meaning that 45% of England's knockout wins have been under him.

    - Before this tournament, we had only ever won one knockout match at a European Championships. We won three in this tournament. 

    - England had never won an opening Euros match. We beat Croatia (the finalists of the last World Cup) in the opening fixture. 

    - We beat Germany in a knockout match for the first time since 1966. 

    - Pickford broke Gordon Banks' record for the longest a keeper has gone without conceding in an England shirt. 

    - We didn't concede until the semi finals.

    - We got to our first major final since 1966 and were a few penalty kicks away from winning it. 

    Only one of the 55 UEFA affiliated nations can win the Euros and coming second is a big stride forward. Success isn't binary and to sack or question a manager after our greatest tournament in 55 years would be foolish. We could quite quickly go back to the days of Sven, Cappello or Hodgson in an instance. 

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  12. @City oz you mention that you remember when you took them at school, you'd score 9 times out of 10. Can you remember what your record was like taking them in a Cup final, with hundreds of millions of people watching, against a world class goalkeeper? Based on your theory, nobody should miss a penalty but if they had to, we would cycle through the players until the lowest earner misses? 

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  13. 1 minute ago, harrys said:

    That’s your opinion, what is a fact is his record in the three years as a premiership manager, go and check his awful stats better still ask Middlesbrough fans what they think of him of course it will only be their opinion 

    But that's completely irrelevant now isn't it because he was manager of Middlesbrough over a decade ago? You're completely ignoring the fact that people can improve.

    Here are some facts for you: 

    - Since 1966, England had only won six knockout games when he took over. He's now increased that to 11 meaning that 45% of England's knockout wins have been under him.

    - Before this tournament, we had only ever won one knockout tournament at a European Championships. We won three in this tournament. 

    - England had never won an opening Euros match. We beat Croatia (the finalists of the last World Cup) in the opening fixture. 

    - We beat Germany in a knockout match for the first time since 1966. 

    - Pickford broke Gordon Banks' record for the longest a keeper has gone without conceding in an England shirt. 

    - We didn't concede until the semi finals.

    - We got to our first major final since 1966 and were a few penalty kicks away from winning it. 

    These are all of the facts that have come off the top of my head and there's more. Southgate has achieved more than all of the previous England managers since Alf Ramsey stepped down in 1974 yet you're criticising him because of his poor record at Middlesbrough? 

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  14. 1 hour ago, harrys said:

    The facts are that he couldn’t of hand picked two easier routes to the final in the last two tournaments, shockingly negative team selection last night resulting in Kane not having a touch in the opposition’s box, the difference last night were the managers, a serial winner on one side and a guy on the other side who has had just 3 years as a premiership manager with Middlesbrough finishing in the bottom half twice before eventually getting them relegated and getting himself the sack, how the hell did he get the England gig?

    Reread this several time and this post seems to be lacking any facts? Just a lot of odd opinions. 

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  15. 51 minutes ago, YorkshireSection said:

    I don't think I can watch it, I feel a little sick thinking about the game. 

    It's too hard to pick a winner, chances will be at a premium, unless of course we go at it like we did against the Ukraine, granted they were not at their best, still.

    Oddly I don't feel that nervous about the game. I was bricking it for the Denmark game because I wanted us to finally reach a final and I had similar nerves for the Germany game. Maybe the anxiety will hit me hard tomorrow but I do feel very proud of England regardless of the result tomorrow. 

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  16. 2 minutes ago, Chessels Chick said:

    Still in queue and slowly moving but does say general public tickets not available anymore....

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    I think by the time you get through, the final will be over! I got through about 10 minutes ago and there's no matches showing so it's probably worth giving up.

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  17. 2 minutes ago, kmpowell said:

    Ditto. Got into the waiting room (via recaptcha) at 12.35, got booted out (and asked to reenter the waiting room with another recaptcha) a few mins to 1pm. So I'm sat back in the waiting room and assumably in a new queue to get into the system with a time progress bar. 

    Do you have a countdown or just a progress bar without any indication of the minutes left?

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