The England Thread

NickHSpurs

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Haven’t watched the game but poor from Kane and the Kosovo player to deny their teammates of a hatrick for their countries. I know they’re designated takers but it’s such a rare thing to score three for your country.
 

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Haven’t watched the game but poor from Kane and the Kosovo player to deny their teammates of a hatrick for their countries. I know they’re designated takers but it’s such a rare thing to score three for your country.

Surely the manager decides who takes it?
 

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Haven’t watched the game but poor from Kane and the Kosovo player to deny their teammates of a hatrick for their countries. I know they’re designated takers but it’s such a rare thing to score three for your country.
I detest this way of thinking, main penalty taker takes the pens until he says otherwise whether another player is on a hat trick or not.
 

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Well Kane, Sterling and Sancho looked good together, the rest were pretty poor overall.
Kosovo's came to play and shouldn't be ashamed by that performance, they competed pretty well and had some good moments. At least they tried to do more than just lose 0-1, like so many 'smaller' nations do.
 

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Anyone else have the ‘sterling to score a header, England to score a penalty’ request a bet @ 80/1? 🤬
 

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Sancho "I'm delightful to score my first goal for England" :LOL:

And Keane with the pundits at the end. "The players need to be self critical... Of themselves" :ROFLMAO:

Quite hard to be self critical of others Roy ;)
 

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Entertaining game but England, front 3 aside, were poor and very, very poor in areas.

The entire defence and midfield need upgrading based on that! Keane and Maguire look like a couple of donkeys, with king donkey Rice sitting in front of them and TAA was poor going backwards and surprisingly average going forward.
Rice is just such an example of England and how we get it wrong. Every top side plays with a quality defensive midfielder...thesedays quality defensive midfielders are mobile, good on the ball and can pass the ball forwards with purpose when needed. We select a lumbering ( relative ) giant, average technique and only really ever looks to go sideways or backwards.

Michael Keane is quite possibly one of the worst players I’ve seen represent England in years. He has no obvious quality to suggest he should be good enough to play for England, even if it’s in this era of weak options in that position. I’ve never seen him have even half a decent game!

Still, hopefully it’s more of a case of them switching off given the opposition.

Fair play Kosovo, they went for it.
 

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Haven’t watched the game but poor from Kane and the Kosovo player to deny their teammates of a hatrick for their countries. I know they’re designated takers but it’s such a rare thing to score three for your country.
Ridiculous opinion to be honest, theres a game to be won and we're talking about sentiment. If anything its poor from Sancho to put doubt in Kane's head by asking for it. If kane has been designated penalty taker then it's his responsibility. If he chooses to give Sancho the penalty at 4-0/5-0 thats up to him but Sancho shouldnt be asking.
 
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