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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    29 Jun '10 19:14 / 1 edit
    I'm sure there are many upset and angry football fans in England right now. Fans who think bad calls by the officals, payback for 1966, coaching stupidity etc. led to England's loss to Germany. Before you folks start looking for someone to blame, consider this:

    1. England's pool of talent is smaller than many other countries because there population is smaller

    2. England's weather does not always allow 12 months of uninterupted training and compitition.

    3. England's government places much of it's resources into education, commerce, defence and community services (as it should)...not into backing it's sports teams and athletes.

    With these things in mind, I would say England is doing a fine job, considering the resources it has to work with. One would also do well to consider the fact that if Germany had to face a well trained team from the UK (not just England) the outcome would have been very different!
  2. 29 Jun '10 20:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by bill718
    I'm sure there are many upset and angry football fans in England right now. Fans who think bad calls by the officals, payback for 1966, coaching stupidity etc. led to England's loss to Germany. Before you folks start looking for someone to blame, consider this:

    1. England's pool of talent is smaller than many other countries because there population is sm ained team from the UK (not just England) the outcome would have been very different!
    not so bill my friend

    1. Ireland, Portugal and Holland all have smaller populations and better football teams.
    2. Training facilities can take place indoors or the team can go on tours
    3. English sports are heavily funded, who do you think pays the coach 5million pounds, thats 7,537,538, USD per annum.

    There is no excuse.
  3. 29 Jun '10 20:45
    Originally posted by bill718
    I'm sure there are many upset and angry football fans in England right now. Fans who think bad calls by the officals, payback for 1966, coaching stupidity etc. led to England's loss to Germany. Before you folks start looking for someone to blame, consider this:

    1. England's pool of talent is smaller than many other countries because there population is sm ...[text shortened]... ained team from the UK (not just England) the outcome would have been very different!
    So... what's China doing wrong? gee
  4. 29 Jun '10 21:02
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    not so bill my friend

    1. Ireland, Portugal and Holland all have smaller populations and better football teams.
    2. Training facilities can take place indoors or the team can go on tours
    3. English sports are heavily funded, who do you think pays the coach 5million pounds, thats 7,537,538, USD per annum.

    There is no excuse.
    ireland is better then England? U r kidding

    As for portugal- they to looked aged and jaded in this tournament and dont forget they went to the WC finals through the back door after failing to make it at the group stages.

    Denmark were the winners of Portugal's world up group
  5. 29 Jun '10 21:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by spurs73
    ireland is better then England? U r kidding

    As for portugal- they to looked aged and jaded in this tournament and dont forget they went to the WC finals through the back door after failing to make it at the group stages.

    Denmark were the winners of Portugal's world up group
    and what's the population of denmark?

    england have the money, the population and the domestic league to become a top international team (which they are) what they don't have is the youth coaching system to become a great international team.

    edit: simples
  6. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    29 Jun '10 22:02
    Originally posted by spurs73
    ireland is better then England? U r kidding

    As for portugal- they to looked aged and jaded in this tournament and dont forget they went to the WC finals through the back door after failing to make it at the group stages.

    Denmark were the winners of Portugal's world up group
    What back door? It's part of the normal qualification procedure.

    I also don't expect any footballing knowledge from you, but Portugal didn't look jaded at all. I'm extremely happy with how we performed.
  7. 29 Jun '10 22:26 / 1 edit
    England thinks it's good when it's not. Size of population has nothing to do with it one bit. Smaller countries have better teams. Look at tiny Slovenia and Slovakia. How about Croatia? Already made it to the semis despite being a tiny, tiny country. Even the Vatican would make it if they allowed priests to play without their habits, but rigid, rigid Vatican will have none of it! Problem with England is they fancy themselves the world's best when in reality they are middling at best. EPL would be a nothing league without foreigners showing the English how it's done. Once you remove the foreigners and only English on pitch you have debacles like Sunday's. Notice the Englishman who failed to dribble around the ref, a stationary object? For shame!
  8. 29 Jun '10 22:38
    Originally posted by spurs73
    ireland is better then England? U r kidding

    As for portugal- they to looked aged and jaded in this tournament and dont forget they went to the WC finals through the back door after failing to make it at the group stages.

    Denmark were the winners of Portugal's world up group
    no kidding, Northern Ireland have beaten you and the South would also give you a whuppin!
  9. 29 Jun '10 22:39
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    i actually find it quite refreshing myself
  10. 29 Jun '10 22:48
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    touchy touchy touchy!
  11. 29 Jun '10 22:54
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    I'd say you're pretty much spot on and I don't want to detract anything from your post but I love the idea of the weather being EXTREMELY MILD!
  12. 30 Jun '10 00:37 / 1 edit
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    Evidently you do and intensely dislike truth. Several points: English are more skillful at bugering one another's girlfriends or wives; desperately need a striker that's not knock kneed and has some idea about how to score; need a real coach; can't scare birds off opponents' nets ain't gonna scare many defenses; slow, too old, too smug, too unskilled; overrated; need I go on? So you think they were even round of 16 material? No other team has been blown out so badly against an opponent the way England was. Scored all of three goals in four games. That sound like a good team? British Isles would have been more valiantly represented by Ireland. Too bad I bore you. British press seems to agree with me and not with you. Why take it out on me? Look at how much better Slovakia played against Netherlands with considerably lesser talent? For shame!
  13. 30 Jun '10 00:46
    Do the England soccer players play with their dentures in or do they go naturally toothless? Same quaestion for the ladies team.
  14. 30 Jun '10 01:49
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Do the England soccer players play with their dentures in or do they go naturally toothless? Same quaestion for the ladies team.
    Now you're gonna have the limeys set on you like a pack of toothless hyenas! On the other hand I can now have some company to deflect the attention. The limeys are quite taken by me and are quite grateful for pointing the truth out to them!
  15. 30 Jun '10 02:13
    It's football not soccer, you ingrates.