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Re: I'm actually enjoying watching England
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2017, 04:55:50 PM »
I didn't see the game but how did the poppy business go? Were the opposing fans quiet for each others' anthems and was there any feedback about how Germany felt about wearing the poppies? Personally I think it would be nice if they were to adopt it as their own symbol of remembrance. Their men were lambs to the slaughter exactly the same.

I understand what you are saying.
One slight difference, they were fighting in the name of evil.
We were fighting in the name of freedom.
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Re: I'm actually enjoying watching England
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2017, 08:37:59 PM »
I didn't see the game but how did the poppy business go? Were the opposing fans quiet for each others' anthems and was there any feedback about how Germany felt about wearing the poppies? Personally I think it would be nice if they were to adopt it as their own symbol of remembrance. Their men were lambs to the slaughter exactly the same.


I understand what you are saying.
One slight difference, they were fighting in the name of evil.
We were fighting in the name of freedom.

That's a sweeping and irrelevant statement - the majority would have been reluctant conscripts as well doing what they were told. The POWs my father looked after in WW2 hadn't wanted to be there any more than he did.

Anyway, my question was how did it go at the match?
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Re: I'm actually enjoying watching England
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2017, 01:00:09 AM »
I didn't see the game but how did the poppy business go? Were the opposing fans quiet for each others' anthems and was there any feedback about how Germany felt about wearing the poppies? Personally I think it would be nice if they were to adopt it as their own symbol of remembrance. Their men were lambs to the slaughter exactly the same.


I understand what you are saying.
One slight difference, they were fighting in the name of evil.
We were fighting in the name of freedom.

That's a sweeping and irrelevant statement - the majority would have been reluctant conscripts as well doing what they were told. The POWs my father looked after in WW2 hadn't wanted to be there any more than he did.

Anyway, my question was how did it go at the match?


The match ? Yes it was full of positives. Loftus-Cheek and Pickford were excellent throughout the game. A breath of fresh air, as were others. Maguire after a nervous start played well. Trippier showed why he was picked. Abraham’s led the line well.  It was a refreshing all round team performance against a quality team that is Germany. The enthusiasm and innocence of youth as in no fear.
That was the key, we played without fear and expressed ourselves in a high tempo game.
Now Southgate, if he has the courage of his own convictions will send out a team to play without fear when there is more at stake apart from pride, and that is for points in a group game, or a knockout stage.
Not go back into our shell because Southgate fears losing. Like Roy did, and others before him.
The difference last Friday was, the Germans came to play, and not to stick ten players behind the ball, which most teams do when they play us Home or away, which allowed us to show what we can do in wide open play, which made it an entertaining game.
Let’s hope we have more of the same tonight. As this is the way forward, play without fear.   
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Re: I'm actually enjoying watching England
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 08:04:17 PM »
See if we can keep it up or if Brazil have been cursed by training at motspur park

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Re: I'm actually enjoying watching England
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2017, 08:19:21 PM »
I genuinely am enjoying this again. All friendlies should be like this

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Re: I'm actually enjoying watching England
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 08:40:14 PM »
It's a decent game, so far.
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Re: I'm actually enjoying watching England
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2017, 09:04:35 PM »
Yep enjoyable to watch but the gulf in class is evident. Still, we’ve got a few out.. Kane, Ali etc
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Re: I'm actually enjoying watching England
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2017, 10:48:25 PM »
It was still a resilient and whole hearted performance, and we kept our shape well.
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Re: I'm actually enjoying watching England
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2017, 11:12:47 PM »
A few out? Blimey we have a first 11 out