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    You're right, Sterling is class, just like the Emperor's new clothes.
    If Sterling were see-through he'd be an unstoppable ninja
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      Madness to even try and compare in my opinion, 1990 hands down, we had a far better side then.
      Definitely and we more than matched the eventual winners. Tonight we went into as we started: little expectation, much hope; where's in 1990 etc we really did believe we could win every tournament we entered. Times and expectations have changed, it'll take several tournaments on the spin where we do well to reach those hazy levels of expectation we had last century.
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      Donít underestimate the fact we have grown up! I was 21 in 1990, 48 now, I didnít go to work for three days after the WG game , Iím setting off to work now and Iím irritated but not that bothered!
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      Definitely and we more than matched the eventual winners. Tonight we went into as we started: little expectation, much hope; where's in 1990 etc we really did believe we could win every tournament we entered. Times and expectations have changed, it'll take several tournaments on the spin where we do well to reach those hazy levels of expectation we had last century.
      Thatís how I recall it as well.

      Plus then we had arguably one of the best players in the tournament in Gascoigne


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      Donít underestimate the fact we have grown up! I was 21 in 1990, 48 now, I didnít go to work for three days after the WG game , Iím setting off to work now and Iím irritated but not that bothered!
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      Shilts for me but accept the other two, to this day, how that free kick deflected off Parker and went in defies belief, the luckiest goal ever
      If you go back and look at that free kick Shilton is way off his line and had no chance with the looping ball. It was a mistake by Shilton.
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      If you go back and look at that free kick Shilton is way off his line and had no chance with the looping ball. It was a mistake by Shilton.
      He was however it was a very lucky deflection
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      He was however it was a very lucky deflection
      Agree, it was a lucky deflection.
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      About the same for me.

      The ONLY thing that matter is that after being semi-finalists in 1990 we didn't even qualify for 1994! Don't want us to sink that low again.

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      To start of with, two statements.

      Have enjoyed the world cup and ride with the England team.

      We got what we deserved and the better team won.

      Now I've followed England for decades. I don't know how others feel but this defeat pales in comparison to how I felt when we lost in 1990. Possible because we lost to the arch rivals then but probably more because we had a team that we thought could genuinely win it. Think most pundits were of the opinion that the winners of our semi would beat either of the other two semi-finalist. Today, we were in the semi final having beaten no one of significance but, to be fair, that is the luck of the draw. I hoped, but had no high expectation, of success and because of that I don't feel as disheartened as I did 28 years ago.

      My thoughts on individuals :-

      Sterling - Despite what so called amateur experts say, he contributes very little yet again. Would prefer to see him as an impact sub and give Rashford a starting chance.
      Southgate - Got the job by default and not because of some grand plan by the FA. That said, there is promise so let's see how he gets on in the Euro's qualifiers and hopefully the final tournament.
      Pickford - Deservedly now considered England's No. 1.
      Trippier - One of the star performers, the only black mark being he's from Burnley (well Bury is close enough!)
      Midfield - We lack a star player, quality to go round players or someone to find a killer pass. Lingard and Ali still young enough to improve.

      So, to sum up, looking forward to the final of Wimbledon!!!
      We lost any hint of creative spark the second Sterling was taken off. Never looked like scoring or getting behind them after that.
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