Euro 2024 chat

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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Colly » Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:47 am

Which sounds delightfully grand, when in actual fact his tactic is "don't concede and hope for 'moments'", putting him in the company of Allardyce and Bruce. The sheer tactical genius of a well worked 94th minute long throw to keep you in a competition.

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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Remember Colo » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:29 pm

It's all rather ironic that he's had more consistent tournament results than any recent period. Which I don't say as a compliment, but it's certainly boosted his resolve to continue leaning into his preferred approach. What it highlights is that fans will ultimately almost always care more about how a team plays rather than results - if the results aren't actually winning trophies and there isn't a perceived fear or relegation or failure to qualify for tournaments.

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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by bodacious benny » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:35 pm

Remember Colo wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:29 pm
It's all rather ironic that he's had more consistent tournament results than any recent period. Which I don't say as a compliment, but it's certainly boosted his resolve to continue leaning into his preferred approach. What it highlights is that fans will ultimately almost always care more about how a team plays rather than results - if the results aren't actually winning trophies and there isn't a perceived fear or relegation or failure to qualify for tournaments.
Yep - history will just look at tournament finishing positions and ultimately that looks very good for him on paper.

What it doesn't show is that England threw away Euro 2020 against Italy in the final, and continually lost in the latter stages of tournaments as soon as they played a 'top' side (France and Belgium have both beaten them at tournaments in recent years).
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Colly » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:59 pm

There's also a big difference between grinding out results in the way that Mourinho did early on at Chelsea (go 1-0 up, win 1-0, win title) and sitting and playing s**** all game, then panicking when we go behind and fluking a result. It goes back to when Bjg Sam managed us and complaining we wanted good football rather than results, ignoring the fact he was giving us bad football and bad results.

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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Don Sholeone » Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:59 pm

I'm really tempted to not watch tonight, it's either a slow torture of Shitegate football or jump on the PC and be slain numerous times on the western front of Hell Let Loose 🤣.

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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by bodacious benny » Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:22 pm

Don Sholeone wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:59 pm
I'm really tempted to not watch tonight, it's either a slow torture of Shitegate football or jump on the PC and be slain numerous times on the western front of Hell Let Loose 🤣.
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Valentino's fast feet » Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:41 pm

bodacious benny wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:22 pm
Don Sholeone wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 5:59 pm
I'm really tempted to not watch tonight, it's either a slow torture of Shitegate football or jump on the PC and be slain numerous times on the western front of Hell Let Loose 🤣.
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Chappy » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:10 pm

Great strike that
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by UlversToon » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:17 pm

Penalty!

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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by bodacious benny » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:20 pm

Should never have been reviewed by VAR.
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by originallad » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:22 pm

An entertaining game this.

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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by originallad » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:22 pm

This is basically the "winner gets to lose to Spain in the final" match.

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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Valentino's fast feet » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:23 pm

Never a pelanty that <laugh>
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Chappy » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:25 pm

Valentino's fast feet wrote:
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Never a pelanty that <laugh>
I didn't think so... not complaining like <laugh>

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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by bodacious benny » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:32 pm

England have played well since the equaliser.
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by bodacious benny » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:49 pm

Englands best 45 of the tournament. Amazing what can happen when you do something outrageous like playing the PL player of the season in his preferred position.
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Chappy » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:52 pm

Good half and England have been the better side for me. Hopefully can push on. An early goal in the second half would be ideal 👌🏻
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:56 pm

Do we have a auto correct from penalty to pelanty?
We should if not
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Chappy » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:59 pm

Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:56 pm
Do we have a auto correct from penalty to pelanty?
We should if not
Agree with this... sort it out admins!
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Re: Euro 2024 chat

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:04 pm

Chappy wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:59 pm
Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:56 pm
Do we have a auto correct from penalty to pelanty?
We should if not
Agree with this... sort it out admins!
Yeah, those lazy admins :bandit:
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