or to join or start a new Discussion

144 Comments
Article Rating 3.5 Stars

Sir Gareth

Only England manager to reach a final on foreign soil.

Has overseen us to 2 finals now - more than every other England manager combined.

Has a net positive penalty shootout record

Players love him

A man oozing with class and dignity. Well mannered, well spoken and thoughtful.

Even his subs have done the business so far - Palmer, Toney and Watkins all with huge contributions.

People say he is stubborn, not a bit of it, he has reverted to the 5-3-2 formation since Guehi’s ban in the quarters, he dropped Konsa despite a top performance, he has dropped the Trent experiment and trusted Mainoo - the man knows what he is doing.

The haters need to recognise, they are talking about currently Englands second greatest ever manager.

Spain are of course favourites and are unbelievable, but Sir Gareth deserves huge praise - post him we will go back to being a quarter final team.

Remember a few weeks ago when people shat themselves after a loss to Iceland

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

I will keep saying it England are Manchester City. Far richer than anyone else and almost have an unfair advantage with the riches avaliable.

We should have won something by now and we should win Sunday.

Simon is a bang average goalkeeper and flappy. Navas or Nacho at right back should be on toast.

Kane only needs one goal to win the Golden Boot dependent on what Olmo does. He will score to win it guarenteed.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by look like modric (U7431)
posted 32 minutes ago
I will keep saying it England are Manchester City. Far richer than anyone else and almost have an unfair advantage with the riches avaliable.

We should have won something by now and we should win Sunday.

Simon is a bang average goalkeeper and flappy. Navas or Nacho at right back should be on toast.

Kane only needs one goal to win the Golden Boot dependent on what Olmo does. He will score to win it guarenteed.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
This is a wild take

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by look like modric (U7431)
posted 21 minutes ago
I will keep saying it England are Manchester City. Far richer than anyone else and almost have an unfair advantage with the riches avaliable.

We should have won something by now and we should win Sunday.

Simon is a bang average goalkeeper and flappy. Navas or Nacho at right back should be on toast.

Kane only needs one goal to win the Golden Boot dependent on what Olmo does. He will score to win it guarenteed.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I'd love Kane to have a great game and win the GB that way while also winning his first trophy. A real statement performance to prove his doubters wrong. We know he's capable of those, like his performance against City the other season, or even his performance away to Spain during the Nations League. If he were to win a GB with say another dubious pen like the last game then how poor a showing it would be for GB winner and not really deserved.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Well I certainly have been very critical of GS and like a lot of England fans very frustrated in the bland performances up to Switzerland where although it was another tight affair there was definitely the beginnings of a slightly more adventurous approach which was taken
up another notch or two in pro activeness against the
Dutch aided by an atrocious refereeing decision but
nonetheless a much improved performance that had.Southgate substituted Kane and one other after an
hour I am almost certain the introduction of Watkins and Palmer would have paid dividends much sooner.

The observations by Strike and Christopher especially regarding Shaw I definitely agree with, that being how much a naturally left footed left back is so pivotal to Southgate's set up and how uncharecteristicly reckless of him not to have another one but despite my critusisms I'm almost starting to believe we may win this
blasted competition in typical Southgate style and I will
gladly give him his dues and maybe the avalanche of
critisism aimed at him has ended up improving his tacticsl nous because he must have surely realised after
Slovakia he was extremely fortunate to not be out of a
job and I think he has looked in the last 2 games a little bit more like a coach who knows what he's doing.

Having said all that I wouldn't want him anywhere near my club if the opportunity arises but if we win Sunday I think he'll have another FA enforcement for at least 2
more years which I feared but if he can carry on in his trajectory of slight improvement in a more pro active adventurous style of play then by 2026 we may finally see Palmer, Gordon and Watkins or Toney starting the game instead of rescuing it.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Striketeam7 - confident for Southgate’s nearly slaaaags (U18109)
posted 41 minutes ago
comment by look like modric (U7431)
posted 32 minutes ago
I will keep saying it England are Manchester City. Far richer than anyone else and almost have an unfair advantage with the riches avaliable.

We should have won something by now and we should win Sunday.

Simon is a bang average goalkeeper and flappy. Navas or Nacho at right back should be on toast.

Kane only needs one goal to win the Golden Boot dependent on what Olmo does. He will score to win it guarenteed.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
This is a wild take
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Especially when Simon is a better keeper than Pickford. Isn’t carvajal back for the final?

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Baz tard - Ineos your face, proud owner of the... (U19119)
posted 2 hours, 33 minutes ago
comment by Striketeam7 - confident for Southgate’s nearly slaaaags (U18109)
posted 41 minutes ago
comment by look like modric (U7431)
posted 32 minutes ago
I will keep saying it England are Manchester City. Far richer than anyone else and almost have an unfair advantage with the riches avaliable.

We should have won something by now and we should win Sunday.

Simon is a bang average goalkeeper and flappy. Navas or Nacho at right back should be on toast.

Kane only needs one goal to win the Golden Boot dependent on what Olmo does. He will score to win it guarenteed.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
This is a wild take
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Especially when Simon is a better keeper than Pickford. Isn’t carvajal back for the final?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Span are clear favourites. But England are good enough to steal it.
Who's the referee?
THAT IS THE QUESTION!

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

Span play good footie but Spain are better!

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

The ran in span falls manly on the plan

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Bãleș left boot can't stand Spain (U22081)
posted 4 hours, 43 minutes ago
The ran in span falls manly on the plan
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I like it...wot plan?

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by JustCallMeTed (U21528)
posted 10 hours, 39 minutes ago
Span play good footie but Spain are better!
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Everybody loves span!

Sign in if you want to comment
RATE THIS ARTICLE
Rate Breakdown
5
3 Votes
4
1 Vote
3
0 Votes
2
0 Votes
1
2 Votes

Average Rating: 3.5 from 6 votes

ARTICLE STATS
Day
Article RankingNot Ranked
Article ViewsNot Available
Average Time(mins)Not Available
Total Time(mins)Not Available
Month
Article Ranking42/500
Article Views1036
Average Time(mins)0.95
Total Time(mins)986.15