World Cup: R16: Colombia vs. England, 7/3/2018

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Live in the Now, Jun 28, 2018.

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Who advances?

Poll closed Jul 3, 2018.
  1. Colombia

    41.7%
  2. England

    58.3%
  1. PanniniClaus Registered User

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    Not a beautiful game but I'm proud of these guys for getting through.

    Sweden will be very tough to break down.. very tough.

    Everything is still possible.
     
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    First shoot out win since 1996!! No surprise we celebrated that like no tomorrow.

    We need to be alot better next round though.
     
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    I'm so happy right now.

    Bring on Saturday.
     
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    Good penalty shots from England, they have practiced well on that department.
     
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    Kane looked bagged by the end of that match.

    Wondering how much he has left in the tank.
     
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    As much as I want to see England fail I am glad it wasn't against this cheap dirty team. The endless crying and excuses from English fans and pundits would have been so insufferable it would be an even worse outcome than England actually winning the World Cup
     
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    Glad Kane scored the penalty after seeing them trying scuff it up and time waste beyond belief. Went mental in the pub, good lord.
     
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    The day Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea was the beginning of the end of football for me, it led to a complete downward spiral with them buying the league and then later Manchester City buying the league, and the ridiculous increase in player and manager turnover became impossible to keep track of.

    The last game I remember actually enjoying watching was the 2005 Champions League final. By 2007 I had stopped going out of my way to pay attention to the game completely, I've only watched the odd World Cup or Euros game since then.
     
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    Pathetic from Colombia. Their performance against Poland was one of the highlights of this tournament but it seems that it was a fluke. They were crap against Senegal and worst today.

    Looks like James's injuries did them in.
     
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    Otherwise forgettable match (at least for anything good), but to see the rarity of England winning on PKs.

    I think we've seen everything they have to offer though and there's no extra gear left. Of course with other poor teams (Sweden, Russia) still left and Croatia isn't unbeatable either, they can reach the final, but whoever comes from that side would be huge favourites.
     
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    Waited 22 years to see another win on penalties, feels good man. Exhausted after watching that.
     
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    The one following is also probably better. The clubs have been dumping massive resources into their academies so it is inevitable.
     
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    Have to be much better against Sweden though.
     
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    I've done a full 180 regarding Southgate in just a few months. I can see him staying for a long time.
     
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    I’d agree, it’s just harder to evaluate them right now.

    Lots of signs though.

    Rashford, Trippier, TAA, those are just the start of that next wave.
     
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    I think Trippier is older than you assume he is.
     
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    I have no idea why I thought he was 20 lol.
     
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    Winning a shootout, damn, I was 15 the last time we did that o_O

    Sweden aren't as good as Colombia (though also not quite as whiny either I think), so it's winnable which is all we can ask for.
     
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    England should beat Sweden, and they need to. I'm not an England supporter but I think it would be really cool to see them in at least he semi finals.
     
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    I couldn't watch ET + penalties because I was so livid at England, I just ended up seeing the highlights. I'm glad they're through but they really need to get rid of this Southgate muppet cos he holds this team back and if they win against Sweden, they'll keep him sadly. I do like that he gets the team to play with some pace but the gameplan seems too reliant on Harry Kane and too risky defensively at the same time. I do like that he doesn't have a strict tactical approach with a bad tactic like previous managers had but players are not playing in the right position at times

    The worse example of that is probably using Sterling in the middle especially against these big centre-backs...WTF!? Should've had Vardy from the beginning as the second striker and had Sterling in Young's position on the wing, Vardy can at least hold the ball up and doesn't have a shitty first touch and bad decision making in the middle like Sterling did. Sterling was only useful on the counter attack and even then....

    I also thought bringing Dier on instead of Loftus-Cheek was a bad idea but that's forgivable. They do need to have L-C on against a better team though, can't use both Lingaard + Alli.
     
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    Look at this picture and tell me you yobs are happy with this result.

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    Dier is in horrible form, but don’t think it is that strange that he comes on at 1-0. Of course Colombia scored on a set piece anyway, but Dier is better in the air than RLC.

    Sterling as a left wingback would most likely be a huge problem. So can’t be too angry at GS for that one. He is very active off the ball creating space for others as a forward. Not a bad option next to Kane who can handle the target man bit anyway.

    It seems like some English fans think Colombia are easy to break down. They really are not. With James they could very well have won this WC.
     
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    Come on, you're a United fan. Ferguson likely invented the stuff.
     
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    I actually think Sweden is a better team than Columbia. They play a horrible brand of football and are really wasteful, but they are hard to break through, incredibly compact and capable of creating chances.
     
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    What are Sweden better at than Colombia?

    Colombia are brilliant defensively with some bite going forward (not much though - at least not without James).

    Sweden are rock solid defending deeply. Forsberg is good, but the rest of the attackers are just big lumps working hard. Perfect for England match up for England.

    Not saying it is a given England will win. Could very well end up with a frustrated English team that give away that one CA or set piece. But I don’t see how Sweden are better (really hope Sweden win of course but that is another matter).
     

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