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BN41Albion

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England fans taking criticism from foreign media it seems for whistling the Danes when they were on the ball etc.
Haven't other countries been doing that for donkeys - always seen it as a southern European/south American thing especially! I'm sure it was even happening on Tuesday night.
 

heathgate

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England fans taking criticism from foreign media it seems for whistling the Danes when they were on the ball etc.
Haven't other countries been doing that for donkeys - always seen it as a southern European/south American thing especially! I'm sure it was even happening on Tuesday night.
Those types of stories are almost certainly traced back to UK based Guardian style journalism cultivating a bit of Schadenfreude towards their own country... it's ever been thus.

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Guinness Boy

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England fans taking criticism from foreign media it seems for whistling the Danes when they were on the ball etc.
Haven't other countries been doing that for donkeys - always seen it as a southern European/south American thing especially! I'm sure it was even happening on Tuesday night.

Yep. Barca whistle the opposition when they come out to warm up.
 

heathgate

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I’m not sure if you are being serious but if so it’s because we have been on the end of decisions like that and it’s our turn for a bit of luck (1986 and 2010 just for starters).

Also the fact is we deserved to win the game, this was no smash and grab. Look at the stats and the number of saves Schmeichal has to make. Other than the goal Pickford barely had a meaningful save to make.
He is a dullard,.. don't rise to it.

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What an absolutely fantastic result to wake up to that was.

It might sound strange but I don't think that could have gone any better. If we hadn't have conceded there would have been so much noise and emphasis put on the not having conceded all tournament. That won't be an issue now. Going behind was important too. Now we know we can come back.

If we'd have won two or three nil conceding/conceding first could have asked huge questions psychologically of us. We've had those questions asked now, we've answered them well and so can go into the final full of confidence.

One more game.

One. More. Game.
 

Mellotron

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Two things give me hope.

Spain showed that Italy’s defence can absolutely be got at. Sterling will have been very enthused by what he saw from their slow centre backs.

We had SO much energy - looked like we could’ve played another hour. Southgate seems to have gotten the squad management absolutely spot on. Denmark looked like us in 2018 - all punched out.
 

Kinky Gerbils

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Two things give me hope.

Spain showed that Italy’s defence can absolutely be got at. Sterling will have been very enthused by what he saw from their slow centre backs.

We had SO much energy - looked like we could’ve played another hour. Southgate seems to have gotten the squad management absolutely spot on. Denmark looked like us in 2018 - all punched out.

Spain should have won with the chances they had, Italy looked average all over and Spain missed some great chances.

Immobile has looked poor since the first couple of group games and hasn’t looked like scoring.

I’d rather be playing Italy than Spain, we have the players to beat Italy
 

Mellotron

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Spain should have won with the chances they had, Italy looked poor all over and Spain missed some great chances.

Immobile has looked poor since the first couple of group games and hasn’t looked like scoring.

I’d rather be playing Italy than Spain, we have the players to beat Italy

I was really shocked by how poor Italy's defence was. Gave up a number of easy chances.
 

Swansman

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Was a good game.

Didnt think it was a penalty at first but later when they showed what VAR had seen.... probably the right call though Sterling certainly wanted it. Meaning, unlike 1966, you could win this fairly. If you beat Italy which is certainly going to be pretty far from a walk in the park.
 


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Spain should have won with the chances they had, Italy looked average all over and Spain missed some great chances.

Immobile has looked poor since the first couple of group games and hasn’t looked like scoring.

I’d rather be playing Italy than Spain, we have the players to beat Italy

I'd far rather have played Spain.

Italy press the midfield hard, and have players in Verrati and Jorginho (and Locatelli if he gets on) to do it really well. The England midfield pair are not at all good at dealing with this - thus our poorest two performances have been against Scotland who harried in midfield and the early parts last night before Denmark ran out of energy. Italy will do the same but are super-fit.

Spain would have let us play.
 

Kinky Gerbils

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I was really shocked by how poor Italy's defence was. Gave up a number of easy chances.

They haven’t looked great at the back since the second group game.

Wales missed a couple of sitters -
Austria had some great chances - They had a goal ruled out By a leg hair
Belgium really should have scored more
 

Billy the Fish

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I'd far rather have played Spain.

Italy press the midfield hard, and have players in Verrati and Jorginho (and Locatelli if he gets on) to do it really well. The England midfield pair are not at all good at dealing with this - thus our poorest two performances have been against Scotland who harried in midfield and the early parts last night before Denmark ran out of energy. Italy will do the same but are super-fit.

Agree about the midfield. Denmark were very good at finding the space between the lines. Italy are also very good at this, Insigne likes to drop into that space as well and it will cause us problems for sure.

I also agree with others that we've got the firepower to hurt them. Will be an interesting game, I see it being enough cagey one like last night.
 

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