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    The Euro '20 Finals

    Nahh then lads, as we're all neutrals and England fans together here of course lol... this is another summer footy tournament to look forward to isnt it. I cant understand the ridiculous idea to stage this tourny throughout Europe though, what is the gain here exactly ?.
    We/England will play all 3 group games at Wembley, and this will give us the old Euro '96 vibe again, and Im really looking forward to it. And if we can get that far, the Semi's and the Final itself will also be played at Wembley.
    For me lads, this is THE biggest chance yet for me to see our England lions win something again, at last!.

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    Yep, let's hope we can take advantage of this and win it. I think we need to sort out our central defenders first though!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    Nahh then lads, as we're all neutrals and England fans together here of course lol... this is another summer footy tournament to look forward to isnt it. I cant understand the ridiculous idea to stage this tourny throughout Europe though, what is the gain here exactly ?.
    We/England will play all 3 group games at Wembley, and this will give us the old Euro '96 vibe again, and Im really looking forward to it. And if we can get that far, the Semi's and the Final itself will also be played at Wembley.
    For me lads, this is THE biggest chance yet for me to see our England lions win something again, at last!.
    We didn't win Euro 96 despite home advantage , a very good coach and significantly better players than we have right now .

    Don't get your hopes up , semi finals would still be over achieving in my opinion .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark27 View Post
    Yep, let's hope we can take advantage of this and win it. I think we need to sort out our central defenders first though!!!
    Well, we've got time at least to try and sort summat out here, in defense and maybe as keeper as well.

    Nobody said we won Euro '96 did they, and they should be whacked if they actually said so.
    We will get our hopes up of course, and Im sure we will enjoy the tournament no matter what happens. Come on England, and thats an offense isnt it these days, to say summat like that on here ?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    We didn't win Euro 96 despite home advantage , a very good coach and significantly better players than we have right now .

    Don't get your hopes up , semi finals would still be over achieving in my opinion .
    Tha whaaaaaat? I'm also sentimental about the Euro 96 team, especially Gazza, but England have evolved since then. Back then we were all about heart, determination and the old so called bulldog spirit. Gazza gave us a bit of flair, Shearer was lethal and we had a strong defence, stronger and better than what we have now. We also had a world class keeper in his prime, Rotherham's own David Seaman.

    Now we're all about pace and technique and we have it in abundance. Whether it's enough to win a trophy I don't know. There are 7 or 8 contenders and England are certainly in that group but if we're going to win owt, we could do with avoiding the likes of France, Spain, Holland, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Portugal, which will be practically impossible.

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    Dont get your hopes up lads...... well get Knocked our in semis on penalties

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    Euro 96 produced best ever England performance in a major competition when we beat Holland 4:1. Rubbish against Spain but got through on pens. Then if Gazza hadn't cut his toenails we'd have beaten Germany.

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    We have an awful lot of Bogey teams to beat to win the Euro's, even with home advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazza Has A Gazza View Post
    Tha whaaaaaat? I'm also sentimental about the Euro 96 team, especially Gazza, but England have evolved since then. Back then we were all about heart, determination and the old so called bulldog spirit. Gazza gave us a bit of flair, Shearer was lethal and we had a strong defence, stronger and better than what we have now. We also had a world class keeper in his prime, Rotherham's own David Seaman.

    Now we're all about pace and technique and we have it in abundance. Whether it's enough to win a trophy I don't know. There are 7 or 8 contenders and England are certainly in that group but if we're going to win owt, we could do with avoiding the likes of France, Spain, Holland, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Portugal, which will be practically impossible.
    In ‘96 we left our stamina and sharpness in the hotel bars.

    That was the difference between winning it and getting knocked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendun View Post
    Euro 96 produced best ever England performance in a major competition when we beat Holland 4:1. Rubbish against Spain but got through on pens. Then if Gazza hadn't cut his toenails we'd have beaten Germany.
    With the bonus that the 1 goal we conceded also eliminated Scotland

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    Half time.....
    Kosovo 0-1 England

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    Finished....Kosovo 0-4 England

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    There,s a huge gulf between qualifying for every tournament but getting dumped out at the first knock out game compared to a team with the ability to progress to the latter stages.
    I feel as though we've bridged that gap with just the defence needing some attention.

    We.,ve come a long way in a very short time under GS and that,s a huge credit to him.
    What I like is that he,s not afraid to try new players and has lowered the average age considerably. He's done away with always playing the same nine or ten playerrs who had gone stale and looked as though they didn't want to be there.
    Every player now looks like they're enjoying themselves and wants to play for the shirt. We have a good amount of ability too especially in midfield and options in attack

    He's obviously been following the Paul Warne model to success and why shouldn't he

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    England finishing has been sharp in last few games, but not tested against any of the "Big Boys". None of the top-ranked teams in Europe look like they have stonewall defences at the moment... but England don't have that either. Could be a high-scoring tournament this time around, and not easy to pick a clear favourite at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by flourbasher View Post
    There,s a huge gulf between qualifying for every tournament but getting dumped out at the first knock out game compared to a team with the ability to progress to the latter stages.
    I feel as though we've bridged that gap with just the defence needing some attention.

    We.,ve come a long way in a very short time under GS and that,s a huge credit to him.
    What I like is that he,s not afraid to try new players and has lowered the average age considerably. He's done away with always playing the same nine or ten playerrs who had gone stale and looked as though they didn't want to be there.
    Every player now looks like they're enjoying themselves and wants to play for the shirt. We have a good amount of ability too especially in midfield and options in attack

    He's obviously been following the Paul Warne model to success and why shouldn't he
    Tend to agree Flour. I think we'll most likely fall short in the end stages of a tournament but if we can get some kind of consistent defence, we're not far off, although probably would need a fat bit of luck to win it.

    We can dream!

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    Id like an England team to support that is actually made up from people born in England. Cricket no, rugby no, football no. No pride in our teams anymore as they are not national teams.

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    Kari Arnason on subs bench for Iceland tonight. Currently drawing 1-1 in Moldova. No shock results in tonight's other Euro group games yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikecarling View Post
    I’d like an England team to support that is actually made up from people born in England. Cricket no, rugby no, football no. No pride in our teams anymore as they are not national teams.
    Bit of a strange comment considering 10 of the starting 11 were born in England and the only one who wasn't is Sterling who moved to England at 5 years old. Out of interest, do you know how many of the 11 who played in '66 were born in England?

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    We sometimes flatter to deceive,poor teams make us look poor at time,we sometimes look as if we have run out of ideas when the pressures on.

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    All of them, prove me wrong.

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