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Oh dear, I meant slunk off to our hotel room. 5-2, well done France eh?

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Just been into our local Co-op tonight and I noticed that they have still got England flags for sale.

As a light hearted joke, I mentioned to the Manager that they had been knocked out of the competition as a result of todays match.

He doesn't know much about football and does not keep track with any of the games.

He turned to one of the assistants and asked her to mark them down to half price tomorrow!

The funny thing is he wasn't joking....

Smiffy

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Thats a bargain if you going to watch England v Sri lanka, :)

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LizzieM....slightly off topic but you are not staying in Bandol, are you?

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No Trevor we're just outside Cannes in Mandelieu la Napoule.

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If you were to watch a Dutch U11 training session you'd find it wholly different from one here. A typical session here at that age will involve lots of drills such as passing, dribbling, shooting etc. All skill based with no decisions needed by the player. In Holland ( and most European countries) you are more likely to see game-play after a technical session and speed work. There will be lots of 2v1, 3v3 and 4v4 work which will involve repetition but within a fluid situation so decision making at speed becomes a habit. Whilst our players, as they get older, may well be able to pass the ball when not under pressure, they lag behind their European counterparts when in tight situations as they haven't trained for it. It's insight our players don't develop as opposed to skills. Until we overhaul the coaching system from the bottom up we will continue to struggle with producing talent in the modern footballing era. When we do produce players they tend to be from clubs who have long since adopted European training methods.

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Thought Chile' were unlucky last night, noticed a Forest man (ex?) missed a penalty for em.

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Can't hide my dismay at Adrian "we'll be right back after the break" Chiles sacking by ITV. The best presenter on British television by a mile. It won't be the same without him..........................................Not!

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This Morocco/Iran match all I can hear is those kin vuvuzelas .... ! 

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Sounds like a swarm of bees?

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Bad luck Australia.....well played Iceland.....great game between Spain and Portugal,,terrific goal from the 'winker',,this could be a really good World Cup.......Mr Putin will be pleased..........i hear England are looking for a cultered left side player,.......rang the Manager,but so far he's ignored me............

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This pub I'm in is full of Mexicans the girls are stunning, what price was Mexico Mr D & are you on it?

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I just came back from lunch and as I was leaving the restaurant noticed the England v Tunisia game had just started. Will I have to adopt an American accent tomorrow to avoid embarrassment?

 

 

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Crickey!  England just scored 

I think i’ll stick to Ainsley serry because with a Bulwell i’ll have to show ID and they'll take my kids from me - thinking about it they can have 2 of em.

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England win,but need changes,,not one left sided player,,Sterling, linguard, and Young were awful,,Rashford and Loftus Cheek improved things,, still a win to kick off is good,,next the might of Panama,,

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Monday club . Guiness at £2 05 a pint. Good reason to celebrate  !!!

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On ‎6‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 2:21 AM, benjamin1945 said:

Bad luck Australia.

I hope I am wrong but I don't think Australia will manage to score in free play as we do not have any attacking players. Lets see how they go against Denmark.

Though it was a win for England unfortunately I did not see much cause to be confident

 

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