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  1. 24 Jun '08 16:50
    who would you say - apart from 1966 - was the best english football team...

    i would go for....

    euro 1996
    world cup 1990

    most dissapointing team were world cup 2006... could and should have won
  2. 24 Jun '08 17:16
    Has there been any?
  3. 25 Jun '08 10:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    who would you say - apart from 1966 - was the best english football team...

    i would go for....

    euro 1996
    world cup 1990

    most dissapointing team were world cup 2006... could and should have won
    you should of watched the 70,s team, as the scots song wrote "england can not win it cause they didna qualify"
    but best after 66 was bobby robsons team after wilko got sent off and the other robson was injured.
  4. 25 Jun '08 11:06 / 1 edit
    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.
  5. Standard member asromacalcio
    asromacalcio
    25 Jun '08 12:44
    Originally posted by mtthw
    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.
    I 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.
  6. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    25 Jun '08 12:54
    Originally posted by Sake
    Has there been any?
    REC'D!
  7. 26 Jun '08 17:15
    I'd go with the 1990 team as well...

    Shilton

    Parker
    Wright
    Walker
    Pearce

    Gazza
    Platt
    Waddle
    McMahon???

    Beardsley
    Lineker

    Half a dozen captains on the field!
  8. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    26 Jun '08 18:16
    Originally posted by blade68
    I'd go with the 1990 team as well...

    Shilton

    Parker
    Wright
    Walker
    Pearce

    Gazza
    Platt
    Waddle
    McMahon???

    Beardsley
    Lineker

    Half a dozen captains on the field!
    '88 was a memorable English team for me.

    D
  9. 26 Jun '08 22:34
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    '88 was a memorable English team for me.

    D
    It was a memorable English side for everyone that wasn't English!

    Carlton Palmer, Geoff Thomas et al...

  10. 27 Jun '08 13:51
    Originally posted by blade68
    It was a memorable English side for everyone that wasn't English!

    Carlton Palmer, Geoff Thomas et al...

    I think your memory's playing up.

    Thomas and Palmer didn't play until 1991/92 (under Graham Taylor, unsurprisingly enough).

    1988 was the most disappointing England team for me - not the worst, but the worst performance in a major championships in comparison to their actual ability - it wasn't a bad team, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_1988_squads#England
  11. 27 Jun '08 14:18
    Originally posted by mtthw
    [b]I think your memory's playing up.
    Nothing new there!
  12. 01 Jul '08 03:11
    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 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.
  13. 01 Jul '08 13:35
    Originally posted by Hopster
    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.
    Much 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.
  14. 01 Jul '08 14:32
    Originally posted by Hopster
    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.
    Come off it Hop?

    Thomas and Palmer better than Lampard and Gerrard?

    Your comments aren't in any swayed by the fact that Thomas was an Eagle obviously!!

  15. Standard member Tirau Dan
    Enjoying Life
    01 Jul '08 17:41
    What makes a winning team and why haven't England put a winning team together since 66?
    Is it a bit like the All Blacks failure to win the Rugby WC since 87 despite winning almost everything else?
    Or is it that England players just fall to pieces under immense home pressure or perhaps coaches experiment and fail or is it deeper? England to me always seem to have a hot shot or two but never seem get it together consistently as a team. Maybe they need more Latin Coaches?
    I know in NZ the footy clubs are all run by broad accented British ex pat know-alls that haven't got an NZ team to the world cup since 82. Curious