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Postby mikesiva » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:48 pm

Kane and Sterling and Sancho!
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A good start to the European qualifiers.
Nobody has a stance quite like the mighty Shivnarine....

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Re: New International Football thread

Postby Gingerfinch » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:16 pm

We haven't won yet :-)
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Re: New International Football thread

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:21 pm

well that was an extremely odd game. Looked great going forward against iffy defenders, but then looked awful in defence too. Good to see Kosovo having a go, though, and not just trying to park the bus. Did us a favour there by highlighting how poor Keane, Maguire and Rice looked as a unit when the full backs were away up field.

In attack, Sterling was excellent, by far the best player on the pitch

Lots of controversy in the game. Shocking bit of theatre for the Kosovo penalty... he even had to look to see where the outstretched Maguire's leg was before touching it and going down like a sack of spuds. Barkley won one back in dubious fashion although not as outrageously as the other. There were hints at offside for the first Sancho goal.

It seems odd after introducing VAR to have the European Championships VAR-less, but then maybe that's part of the plan. Introduce it... have loads of controversy, then don't have it, so that whenever there is a controversial refereeing decision, everyone demands to know where VAR is, before bringing it back again for the WC qualifiers in a year's time, so that everyone can feel grateful for its inclusion.... genius!
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Re: New International Football thread

Postby Gingerfinch » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:32 pm

It was nice watching a free flowing game without VAR. Our penalty was soft but you get some now and again.
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