Football


#9891

Only after looking at that pic of you again


#9892

If you haven’t met the people you are going to see, just send them the pic of me in my pants and they will understand.


#9893

Playing England in Moscow would be a wet dream for the Russians.


#9894

I like Southgate - there’s none of the ususal hyperbole or circus surrounding him or the team this time around and I think it’s paying off.


#9895

The camera man on crowd duties did an excellent job of capturing fit Swedish women. I have consoled them all in the mind garden. It was hot work. They are now all sporting the Ritchie ‘look’


#9896

It’s genuinely difficult to spot a munter. Bit weird really, like some spectacularly successful eugenics experiment.


#9897

Just reading the BBC app post-match pundits; anyone would think we’d bloody won the cup!

I’d be delighted if we played well and got to the final, but it’s starting to smell of hubris


#9898

They only sent the dogs to England on the Viking ships


#9899

I’ve yet to see the cameras focus on a fit English girl in the crowd. Funny that…


#9900

Loved the bloke dressed as Gareth Southgate in the crowd


#9901

You only have to look at pictures of the English men in the crowd, no good looking girl would want to be around them!


#9902

For reasons, I was in the Police post at Wimbledon tennis one year. There was a big bank of monitors and CCTV cameras all around the grounds.
Every camera was zoomed in on a pretty girl in the crowd.
Real cushy number for the Met, no hassle and plenty of perving!


#9903

2 interesting observations, one by Guy Mowbray about how Sweden really do play in the way England always used to & looked like dinosaurs. Also Klinsmann reminding us that Italy won in 2006 with 70% set piece goals. There’s plenty of different ways to do this and many other supposedly better teams are watching it on TV. England do have a team spirit for the first time since 1990.


#9904

Harry Kane will be hoping it’s Croatia - he loves playing against Lovren.


#9905

I think Russia in the semi is the better choice. They are a limited team playing way above themselves spurred on by home advantage and that will falter at some point. Croatia are a very talented team playing below themselves and if they click they could be very dangerous.


#9906

Agreed, I suspect we could adopt a similar plan against Russia as was used today &do ok.
That said the host nation boost can’t be underestimated. Croatia could potentially be extremely difficult as they do have good enough players to unpick any defence. If they’re on it.


#9907

These two. Playing for the right to meet England. Fucking hell! ,:smiley:


#9908

Sounds great


#9909

I’ve been impressed by the Russian right back Fernandez in this tournament so far.


#9910

Yes, even France '98 had a load of set piece goals.