14 July 2018
England having lost to Croatia had to play with Belgium for the third place.
From start to finish, England just doesn’t have it anymore.
They eventually lost at 2-0.
Not really a good end to what has been an exciting world cup.
Well done Russia!
11 July 2018
Come On England
Today is the semi-final between England and Croatia.
Yeahm, first five minutes and England scored.
Bad lack Kane. It could have been another goal.
Good save from Pickford.
Oh no Lingard!
Half time. England dominated the first half.
Oh No Croatia had equalised!
Oh no Croatia is on fire now!
England left concentration!
Substitution: Rashford replaced Stirling
Woah! I hope this will not end in that cruel but so exciting penalty shoot-out!
Oh no, is it all over? Croatia scored! It is 2-1 to Croatia.
Come on England
Come home England.
It ended in defeat! Saddddd
7 July 2018
England vs Sweden
13 minutes in the game and England has yet to. settle
So many missed chances missed by England over a very scrappy game.
Yeah Maguire scored at 30″.
England 1 – Sweden Nil.
He’s done it again. Pickford threw the ball too hard.
Stirling missed. He was stupid, he should have passed the ball.
Delle Ali scored!
2-0 to England!
Magnificent saves by Pickford!
Yeah after a 5 minutes added stoppage time, England won.
This talented young team still developing has momentum!
3 July 2018
Knock-out games before the Quarter Final
England Vs Colombia
Come on England!!!
Omigod, that was one very fraught game. England won on penalty shoot-out 4-3. It was two hours of the most exciting, enjoyable but very tense game. We have an excellent & talented new young goalkeeper in Jordan Pickford, who has been making excellent saves and a crucial penalty save in the shoot out to help England win.
England put a good fight over a dirty game by Columbia, especially during the first half.
There should have been a red card for Columbia and few of them should have been sent out for their dirty tricks, not very sportsmanlike.
Anyway, England played well, most of the time, very calm despite the extreme provocation from the Colombian players as well as the fans, who overnumbered the English fans. Even the iconic drumbeats of Britannia was easily overwhelmed by Columbia fans vuvusela and their own instruments.
Anyway, well done England! Good luck for the next game. Let’s go to the finals.
28 June 2018
Tonight or in an hour’s time, England and Belgium will be playing their final group (G) game.
Who ever wins will be top of their qualifying group.
From all the groups, only 16 teams will battle it out in the knock out games next week. Winners then progress to the quarter finals.
Some are over thinking things tactically & opponent permutations. If England win the group & their knock out game next week, they could play against current tournament favourites Brazil in the quarter finals. This could end their run. England have done well with a young talented but largely inexperienced team and squad. New found team spirit is adding to the coming together of a future strong team to challenge the best.
Apparently the current tournament top scorer Harry Kane is not starting but Jamie Vardy will be playing instead.
The Belgium Camp have been upfront and wanted to get second place in the group by drawing or losing the game. As with England and also if Belgium come second, they will not need to travel from their preferred current Moscow base, have an extra day’s rest and if they win their knock out game, would get perceived easier teams i.e. avoiding Brazil later in the tournament.
Roberto Martinez the Belgian manager, rumoured as saying “We want to play well but our priority is not to win.” this is being investigated & if true is unprofessional and divisive.
Come On England
Let’s Play To Win!
Well Belgium won 1-0 in a slow paced game, England despite the team changes, did not appear to step up pace and play with urgency as they knew they had qualified in second place. England now play Columbia next Tuesday evening. Columbia will prove tough opposition. IF England win, they will face either Sweden or Switzerland in the quarter finals. Both are strong teams but are not at the same level as an on form Brazil. We shall see.