England Expects (too much!)...?

#1
Every couple of years, the English nation sees their hopes raised only to see them dashed because of the national football teams inability to put the ball into the back of the net after 120 minutes of play and control the competitive stress to actually get the ball past the goalie from the spot in a penalty shootout.

The thing that comes to mind from this situation is your average England supporting bod’ on the street seems to believe that England has not only the god given right to progress to the final of whatever tournament they're in, but they also have the talent to do so!

Would it not be better for the English nation to accept that 1966 was a fluke and winning the World Cup at home isn't a ‘real' win anyway?

It might make Euro 2008 a bit more enjoyable if people didn't set themselves up for a fall, blaming everyone and their dog (including blaming those who were brought out with the squad but were never allowed off the bench!) into the process.

So England fans, suck it up and get on with it! As a collection of talented individuals, your team sucks and as a point of history, trying finding out just how long your World Cup winning 1966 squad remained unbeaten for, and which nation’s team were the first to beat them…
 
#4
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
and you nation is which? obviously one with a long and distinguished world cup history.

or maybe not.
Well, they were there a good few times more than yours in the 70s and 80s and never got beaten by the part-timers of Norway (despite having a smaller population than Norway I believe)...
 
#6
Given that England invented the game and popularised it, I see no reason why the English shouldn't have a huge passion for the game and yearn to win.
 
#8
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
stop dodging the question. just tell us what nationality you are so we can take the piiss.
Well, let's put it like this, I support the national team of the country which was the first to beat England after 1966, and beat them 3 - 2 at Wembley in 1967 and the ONLY British team to reach FIVE consequative World Cup finals from 1974 to 1990...
 

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#9
Capt_Cuddlebunny said:
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
stop dodging the question. just tell us what nationality you are so we can take the piiss.
Well, let's put it like this, I support the national team of the country which was the first to beat England after 1966, and beat them 3 - 2 at Wembley in 1967 and the ONLY British team to reach FIVE consequative World Cup finals from 1974 to 1990...
Even had time during the game for some keepie-up! 8) I have the DVD :lol:
 
#10
Auld-Yin said:
Capt_Cuddlebunny said:
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
stop dodging the question. just tell us what nationality you are so we can take the piiss.
Well, let's put it like this, I support the national team of the country which was the first to beat England after 1966, and beat them 3 - 2 at Wembley in 1967 and the ONLY British team to reach FIVE consequative World Cup finals from 1974 to 1990...
Even had time during the game for some keepie-up! 8) I have the DVD :lol:
And I have those happy memories.
 
#11
guess that makes you a sweaty sock then. now who is banging on about past "glories"...?

your recent record in tournaments is somewhat comical isnt it?
 
#12
I was laughing last night.
 
#13
ah well, you keep chuckling as you hope to finally qualify for a major tournament... that's if you can beat countries like the faroe islands on a regular basis?
 

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#14
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
guess that makes you a sweaty sock then.
You're sharp ain't you :? I would not like to take you on at Mastermind :roll:
 
#15
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
guess that makes you a sweaty sock then. now who is banging on about past "glories"...?

your recent record in tournaments is somewhat comical isnt it?
Past glories, good point, well put, but with the historical exception of 66, just what HAS the England team ever done for you?
 
#16
Auld-Yin said:
Capt_Cuddlebunny said:
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
stop dodging the question. just tell us what nationality you are so we can take the piiss.
Well, let's put it like this, I support the national team of the country which was the first to beat England after 1966, and beat them 3 - 2 at Wembley in 1967 and the ONLY British team to reach FIVE consequative World Cup finals from 1974 to 1990...
Even had time during the game for some keepie-up! 8) I have the DVD :lol:
"jim baxter" one of the gretest ever fitba playing drunks 8) 8) 8) 8)
 
#17
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
ah well, you keep chuckling as you hope to finally qualify for a major tournament... that's if you can beat countries like the faroe islands on a regular basis?
or northern ireland :?: :?: :?: :?:
 
#18
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
guess that makes you a sweaty sock then. now who is banging on about past "glories"...?

your recent record in tournaments is somewhat comical isnt it?
unlike YOU LOT we do not build ourselves up to be world beaters, when obviously most of them are self-beaters, then bleat/whinge/whine whenever we get knocked out.

face facts engerland were poor at the world cup & really did not deserve to get through the group stages let alone reach the quarters.
 
#19
And we all know it was the English that didn't want the Home Internationals coz they were pi$$ed off with losing at Wembley to the Scots Welsh and N Irish AND not qualifying for the world cup 1974 to 1990 - SIXTEEN YEARS OF WORLD CUP SHAME!
 
#20
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
guess that makes you a sweaty sock then. now who is banging on about past "glories"...?

your recent record in tournaments is somewhat comical isnt it?
um, past glories??

i would like to remind you that scotland were the only uk football team to bring home any silverwear this year.

ladies and gentlemen i give you Scotland 2006 (not 1966)
 

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