Very well known Exeweb poster
- Mar 9, 2004
- Back home in the village
Harry Kane has finally arrived.
Helped by Foden and Bellingham.Harry Kane has finally arrived.
I take it you missed the gert big Exeter City banner behind the goal?Bridgy on tour? (Notice correct spelling)
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Good spot.I take it you missed the gert big Exeter City banner behind the goal?
There was one down the other end as well. To the left of the goal, closer to the corner flag.
Who'd have thought Southgate reads Exeweb!France would be a wholly different matter, and that's the real acid test.
Interested to hear your thoughts on the game last night Mr Jinx?Who'd have thought Southgate reads Exeweb!
England in ‘a good place’ ahead of ‘acid test’ against France at World CupEngland reached the quarter-finals with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Senegal in the last-16www.independent.co.uk
Sure. I did say Senegal were being bigged up before the game. A lot of ppl do it to get their excuses in early. England should've dispatched them comfortably and pretty much did. That wasn't without some early scares of course.Interested to hear your thoughts on the game last night Mr Jinx?
Agree that Senegal were massively over hyped, I thought they were very average/poor but at the same time, how many of the 'big sides' have struggled to dismantle even the average/poor sides? We need to give credit where it's due.Sure. I did say Senegal were being bigged up before the game. A lot of ppl do it to get their excuses in early. England should've dispatched them comfortably and pretty much did. That wasn't without some early scares of course.
I'm not reading much into the game. Like I and Southgate himself is saying, next Saturday is the real test; this is where he and his team get counted.
Given where France are, you could say there's no shame in losing. I guess it depends as to the nature of the defeat. If it's simply a non-contest, then fair enough. If England take an early lead, don't capitalise on it, go all cautious, don't react to France changing things, then end up getting beat, you could say Southgate's bottled the big game, again. I imagine Deshamps has watched recordings of the Croatia SF and Italy final games quite a few times now.
France aren't completely unbeatable. They haven't had a clean sheet yet and they've had their own brief scares. They aren't far off being a one-man team, unlike England. How to nullify or at least minimise Mbappe? Pretty obvious that that's the key, if it's even possible. I think Kyle Walker coming back into the frame was for this purpose.
And I think that's it. Look at the way they snuffed out Belgium in the semis in 2018. A Belgium team that beat England twice in that tourney fairly comfortably.mostly due to their record in big tournaments.