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England were knocked out of Euro 2012 in all too familiar circumstances, losing 4-2 on penalties against Italy following a goalless draw. More
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Manager: Cesare Prandelli
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they could of beat italy any day
I can't belive england lost
di natale would have put away half of the chances that Balotelli missed
Why do Enagland ALWAYS LOSE PENALTIES!
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Totally disjointed tatics, forwards surrounded by three of four defenders when they received the ball, midfield and defence unwilling to join the attack to support them,no creative midfield + no one willing to pick up Pirlo you can't win matches if you are unwilling to leave your own penalty area,they reminded me of the Wimbledon of old but not as good.
England have only made one I repeat ONE major final ever. Compare that to the other top teams. England players are not technically good enough. They have excuses of mangers tactics referees etc. Face fatcs the english are not good enough.
English players are not good enough technically. You have two world class players if fit: Rooney and Ashley cole and ashley cole offers nothing in attack. He is a greta defender but not attacking full back. Aslo none of those players can pass the ball to the standard required in the Spanish team. Gerard has skill BUT he gives the ball away far too often with ridicuolus long passes. Engalnd will never compete unitl they sort out their grass roots football.
Italians deserved victory and they had it.
italy will get smashed by germany but they will giv 100% of there energy italy realy wont to repeat 2006.
Both played more or less in the same way . The lucky one won the lottery
ANTHONY wrote, “There are too many foreign (none English)¬ players in the Premier League teams,…………………….” Ok Mr Anthony, between 1967 and 1994, why didn’t England win a single tournament since there was no influx of foreign players in the league then? Stop giving lame excuses, England is S H I T but that’s no longer news coz everyone knows. What is now news is that there is this cancer called “EnglandWillWinNextTournament”, Doctors has been battling over this disease since 1966 . IT HAS DEFILED ALL FORMS OF MEDICAL TREATMENT.
A Quarter final exit in the World Cup 2014 is also likely. There are too many foreign (none English) players in the Premier League teams, this is having a bad effect on the England team, since this is not likely to change, expect Quarter Final (or worse) exits in future tournaments!
Thank goodness we went out to Italy. If we had scraped through on pens, Germany would have totally embarrassed England. There was no clue on how to attack, no guile and apparently little appetite to cross the half way line, or even leave England's third of the pitch. Pirlo was man of the match by a mile because no one came within ten yards of him and allowed him the space to do whatever he wanted. Why do Milner and Young keep there place, when neither bring to the team anything like what is required to open up opposition and create chances. Along with Rooney, both were either crossing way too deep, or to defenders, or trying to beat too many and losing the ball. Accurate passing did not exist. Only the defenders, Terry and Lescott kept England in the game, with Terry working overtime to help keep a clean sheet. How long can a team last when there is no offense, only defense. It seems we have a long, dreary few years to bear under coach Roy's defensive tactics. From Boredeye.
England were poor through out the tournament apart from one Good game against Sweden,they had gone too far already. They were extremely lucky to just beat ukraine by a header. They played for draw by defending through out still they were poor defence wise ,lucky enough Italy could get a goal. They were practising penalties and still after all the preparation they could not win.How Poor n Sad. England should stop relying on Rooney,he is ON and Off striker who needs really good team to give him ball n shoot the ball ,alone he is useless.so england should stop relying on rooney and try to search two or three young and creative strikers who has guts to score.Should play alot more attacking game rather defending.Bring in more Young and creative players,only IF English Footballs system allows.
A team of mostly average players, with an odd few world class, Spain are World class player for player.
Once again England sabotaged their success by screwing up their team - this time it was the last second coaching staff - right before the major tournament. How do they ever expect to win when the FA fights the coaches and the players fight each other and the English media fights all of them? The England squad had no strategy in any of the games! Doesn't it seem like a waste for Rooney/Gerrard/Terry and the core players that they are now another 2 years older and didn't even really prepare for the tournament at all? What a waste.
WHY PLAY scott parker and Milna... when WALCOTT AND OX are available????????? boring players with no idea...
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Pulled the strings in midfield as the veteran ran the game.
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