11 Jul 2018 22:12:53
England did well, always disappointing to go out in a tournament especially when your so close. Knew we would regret the missed chances but once they scored you could see they were scared to be failures and hounded by the press.

Should hold their heads high, even if we did get lucky with the draw. You can only beat what’s in front of you and the Croats had that little bit of extra composure to see them over the line.

Either way it’s back down to club football and can’t wait for it to begin again.

Note: good luck Ed’s silly season might have just got a shot in the arm now the media can’t write about England!

1.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 22:42:47
Think Southgate got off very easily.

Blame went to composure and experience.

Not the fact that croatia countered the 352 in the second half and made us a 532. Delph needed to cone on and we should of countered with a 4231. Rose on for young and delph on for trippier.

Just watched us get blitzed all. second half smashing it up front and back to them. Kane just awful past 2 games without penalties. Playing cm?

Sterling. Well. 5o million looks better and better each time I watch him.

And I f$%in hate mandzukic and his stupid grip haha.

2.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 23:08:23
Spot on, Kloppsboss. England may have made the semi's of a WC and that should be applauded BUT having said that, The Croats were by far the better team and it showed, . Modric did NOT put ONE foot wrong all game and England hence Southgate, could not be arsed to put a man on him to disrupt his play. The guy did exactly whatever he wanted on the pitch and all England did was stand and admire him do it. Croatia outworked, out-thought and outplayed England from the second half on.

Also, Southgate got his arse handed to him on a plate by Dalic tactically. Croatia played as a unit while attacking and defending and never seemed in danger when England countered cos you have the likes of Alli, Lingard and the gawd awful Sterling mucking about.

Offensively, England create ONE chance from open play (Kane's chance at 1-0) while the Croats had more of the chances overall. Defensively, Walker was crap (I know, ) and so was Stones. Maguire did not do much and his lack of speed on the turn showed again. Composure comes from preparation, confidence, mental toughness and knowing what you are doing. England did not have it cos they had NO idea what they were doing. The better team won and that is the way it should be, IMO.

3.) 12 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 04:17:00
Exactly brover. Apart from Hendo our midfield were awful when out of possession. Rubbish. Klopp would have subbed Ali and lingard for their lazy defending.

{Ed0333's Note - Dier should have come on way before he did.

4.) 12 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 11:34:08
Alli was done at 60 mins, RBC or Delph at least had legs. We had no threat after the hour.

5.) 13 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 06:41:58
Defo ed033. Half time maybe.

{Ed0333's Note - or at the start?