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  1. I'm sure that's what keeps it going but like many of the oldest Olympic sports it has military origins:
  2. If that goes through then it seems like the club mean business this season. Hopefully next on the agenda is a defensive midfielder comfortable in a 3 and a more attacking minded right back to help us break down those deep lying defences (AWB would still be first choice when we need to nullify a Sterling or Mbappe). Has anyone else been linked with us apart from Caramvinga (who we don't seem to be first choice of anyway) and Trippier?
  3. Exactly. Is Real's financial situation really so dire as to let both Ramos and Varane go in the same summer?
  4. I like the fact that it's plain white at least, far cleaner than Chevrolet was. The downside is it's too wide. If it was just the TeamViewer text without logo it'd be fine. We haven't had an aesthetically pleasing sponsor on the shirt since Sharp though tbh. And don't say AIG, that was awful. Preferably we'd be fan owned and have no shirt sponsor, like Roma managed for 5 years not so long ago.
  5. That actually looks less tacky than the Tag one. The only videogame themed smart watch I could imagine not being a total crime against humanity is a Metal Gear Solid one with a minimal Codec style black and green UI.
  6. Southgate definitely gambled on ceding midfield control in that second half to defend the box. I don't mind that approach, but to relieve pressure it has to be balanced with some level of counter attacking threat, and that's where it fell down. I'm sure Southgate still intended us to counter attack - you don't send a team out there not to attack - but in practice the attack was either starting from too deep or was too isolated from the midfield for that. Southgate will have seen that, like we all did, but he will have also seen that we restricted Italy to few clear cut chances. The total Italian XG was less than 1.0 before the goal. You can see why in that moment he preferred to maintain the shape and keep faith in the players out there (who'd only conceded 1 goal all tournament, 0 from open play) than to tinker. He might have seen things differently had Rashford been in form. Bringing an in form Rashford on and switching to the 4-3-3 we used so devastatingly against Spain in the Nations League would have been a no-brainer with how high Italy's defence was pushing up in the early stages of the second half. Saka is great, but offers a different kind of threat that's arguably better suited against a deeper lying defence, so I can see why Southgate didn't fancy making that change while we were still leading.
  7. I feel like I'm done with football for awhile now. After how this national team inspired us all, dared us to believe we could actually win after decades of disappointment and cynicism, got us to within 3 kicks of a ball of doing just that and ending the "years of hurt"... and now the crushing disappointment of falling short. I'm proud of the team and how close they brought us. There were some absolutely towering performances in there last night. Declan Rice had the game of his life, the centre backs were incredible (culminating in Harry Maguire burying his penalty in the top corner - what a leader), Pickford was fantastic, the wingbacks combining for the goal. Even the players that missed the penalties I can't criticise. They had the bravery to take them, and against a lesser goalkeeper (and a few inches the other side of the post in Rashford's case) they'd have scored. But yeah, the idea of watching a shite overhyped Premier League "Super Sunday" in a few weeks time, wondering which order that top 4 is going be in this year... no thanks.
  8. With the rumoured line up, it's hard to know how defensive a line up it is until we know how high the wing backs are pushing up. Especially Shaw down the left. Hard to imagine it being a flat 5 in possession, otherwise we'll have a really hard time getting a foothold in midfield and playing it into Kane's feet. You'd expect Chiellini and Bonucci to mop up any punts up to Kane.
  9. Teenager in the early 00s, so it was all about Britney and Christina. Honourable mentions to Liberty X in their black latex in the Just A Little video, and of course t.A.T.u!
  10. Can you really see him dislodging Cavani from the first choice centre forward spot in the league?
  11. I've gone for BTTS at evens for Czechs Denmark later. Denmark create a lot of chances and have conceded in every game except Wales so far. The Czechs do have a couple of clean sheets in the tournament, but XG for their opponents in those matches was 2.29 and 1 (with Netherlands' 10 men a big factor in the latter).
  12. Not so sure. Belgium were poor against Portugal, their goal was their only shot on target. Italy had 14 attempts tonight, 3 on target, the majority of possession, and looked more threatening overall in the final third. Fully deserved victory.
  13. Trust Michael Oliver to ruin this game.
  14. Stick with it past the intro. The real MGSV starts after you get to Afghanistan a couple of hours in.
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