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  • #11706
    Pompete
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    It’s a done deal surely :wink:

    I’m so confident – that if we don’t win the World Cup I’m gonna change my nationality have the Saltire tattooed on me ‘Big Fella’ which I shall proud display on Sauchiehall Street while singing Flower of Scotland.

    I was considering having to watch only the SPL as suitable penance but that would have been to much :D

    C’mon Engerland 8)

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    seabird
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    ???!!!………………..after a 6-0 defeat of Angorra?????? :shock:

    Colin

    #233353
    insomniac
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    Nothing wrong with optimism and not sitting-on-the-fence!
    Of course I want England to win it (as should every British soccer lover :lol: ), but if my life depended on naming the winner now, I wouldn’t choose England.

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    davidbrady
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    ???!!!………………..after a 6-0 defeat of Angorra?????? :shock:

    Colin

    I’m sure the Andorrans will be thrilled with you referring to them as a bunch of goats!

    #233371
    seabird
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    …………….goats would have won!? :wink: :oops:

    Colin

    #233450
    douginho
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    Backing England in major finals is the fast track to the poor house. As with every major championship for the past 20 years or so England will always shoot themselves in the foot! Usually through complacency but also through a lack of passing ability. So often they are outpassed by teams such as Romania. Having said that, if there stars would reign in there own egos and the media stopped acting like England were the best side in the world then they might actually get somewhere. And they’d probably make a few more friends along the way!

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    Getzippy
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    April 1st?

    Zip

    #233495
    Pompete
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    Zip, I being very serious England will win the next World Cup (and possible the one after as well)

    I’ll let you into a little secret though, I’ve never really been an England supporter in fact I find most of the whole carry on surrounding England unbearable. And I’m sure when we do win it, it will be no different this time, which is a shame.

    However, imv the single biggest requirement in succeeding at the World Cup is organisation (setting up the team to win a specific match) and this Capello chap knows what his doing.

    Obviously, the team itself has to be capable of a certain level of performance – but they don’t have to be the best team in the world – which England aren’t as Italy weren’t last time – but no need to worry about little things like that.

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    I never thought I’d ever say this, but I reckon England have a good chance of going all the way in South Africa.

    They’ve finally got a manager who knows what he’s doing.

    Btw, a good chance doesn’t necessarily mean they will. :wink:

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    #233598
    Andrew Hughes
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    Good manager. Ordinary players who lack the technical skill both to keep the ball and do something with it. Will huff and puff and if they get a lucky draw might sneak into the semis.

    Same as last time then. And the eight times before that.

    #233793
    Getzippy
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    Pompete….

    I will love it, absolutely love it…if you are proved right.

    But too many sofa-wettings and much clawed wallpaper watching England suggests history will repeat itself.

    However, I do think they have a good coach who has instilled some discipline and respect in the team and does not stand for favourites and prima donna kebabs.

    We also could be an "emerging team" with the new players adding energy, skill and dimension. But could you honestly say that this current team will be better in 2010 than the England team that lost to Germany in Italia 1990?

    Now, if we could get Gazza fit again…

    Zip

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    Pompete
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    Paddy Power – paying out in the morning? – They Know :D

    Time now for all us British (and Irish you can join in as well) to get behind England….we’re happy to share our success with all….

    http://d.yimg.com/i//ng/sp/eurosport/20080801/25/40abc9ab9d133e5c9cb5dd1c1fc69c3d.jpg

    It’s coming home :D

    #248139
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    Without trying to be pessimistic rather than realistic I personally can’t see what has changed or will change to make the 2010 outcome any different from previous hyped up England efforts where many of the same players still involved now have come up short time and again.

    Even in this lamentably easy qualifying group there have defensive lapses in particular which if not addressed will be woefully exposed in the proper competition and amid all of the self congratulatory media nonsense nothing will be said until its time for the usual recriminations when England prove they are not good enough at the very highest level once more.

    No solutions from me I’m afraid I don’t know enough about it and I will be wishing them as well as anyone but complacency and false hopes instead of head down and working on improving our weaknesses feels like a well worn path.

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    douginho
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    Its gonna be a pretty painful fall from up there Pompete. It’ll be a shuddering jolt back to earth when England lose in a Penalty shootout to those Germans again!

    Its reasons like Pompete’s hyping up there chances that means us Scots end up wanting to see England fail…again! There players deserve to be crowned champions though. Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard all world class.

    #248152
    Roddy Owen
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    Sorry chaps,there are quite a lot of good players in this England side but I can`t help but think they a good lay at 7`sish on Betfair.
    When we watched Brazil and Argentina afterwards it seemed twice as fast and far more skilful

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    England will go to South Africa with added confidence, and will fancy their chances – but so will many other countries; particularly Spain and Brazil, either of which two teams I see as being the most likely winners of the 2010 World Cup.

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    #248161
    Goldikova
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    Its gonna be a pretty painful fall from up there Pompete. It’ll be a shuddering jolt back to earth when England lose in a Penalty shootout to those Germans again!

    Its reasons like Pompete’s hyping up there chances that means us Scots end up wanting to see England fail

    …again! There players deserve to be crowned champions though. Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard all world class.

    I’d be in a confident mood if Scotland had qualified and we had the players they have. There’s no reason whatsoever why they shouldn’t go there thinking they’re in with a good shout.

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