Originally posted by eatmybishopyou should of watched the 70,s team, as the scots song wrote "england can not win it cause they didna qualify"
who would you say - apart from 1966 - was the best english football team...
i would go for....
world cup 1990
most dissapointing team were world cup 2006... could and should have won
Originally posted by mtthwI never saw them in '66, I'd say the 1990 team was best, it was a pity they lost to Germany as some of the play in the semi-final was awesome.
Probably 1990, that I've seen. Though 1982 wasn't bad. 1996 I think get a bit overrated (they did have home advantage).
The 1970 team were probably strong as well (some people reckoned at the time they were stronger than '66), though I didn't see them play.
Saying they should have won in 2006 is just silly, though. The players simply weren't good enough.
Originally posted by blade68I think your memory's playing up.
It was a memorable English side for everyone that wasn't English!
Carlton Palmer, Geoff Thomas et al...
Originally posted by HopsterMuch as I like Carlton Palmer, that's not really remotely true. Reflected by Gerrard & Lampard's combined 128 caps (27 goals). against Palmer's 18 and Thomas' 9.
He and Carlton Palmer probably did more than Lampard and perhaps even Gerrard have done in an England shirt. So next time you compile a worse England 11, think of the current team, some of them are automatic picks.
Originally posted by HopsterCome off it Hop?
Geoff Thomas is an easy dig for the hard of thinking. Because Skinner and his glory boy sidekick were looking for a cheap laugh, people assume Thomas was a bad player.
He played six times for England, England didn´t lose any of those games. He certainly wasn´t on the pitch when England failed to qualify for 1994.
He and Carlton Palmer probably did mor ...[text shortened]... ime you compile a worse England 11, think of the current team, some of them are automatic picks.