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Re: Football corner

Postby kevtherev » 15 Jul 2018, 12:09

England were not expected to get through the group stage.. for one
Since 1990 England have failed to beat/dominate teams lower ranked.
His team has been pretty much the same throughout the competition in Russia.
As for your thoughts on the midfield well that's pretty subjective to your own perception
We missed many guilt chances against Coatia and played better footbal in the first half.
Then in the second half we showed our youthfull nievity croatia stopped the supply through the mid field. And they played further up the pitch.
Having nobody on the bench to deal with a world class player like modric we were beaten by better football.
Against Belgium it was a step too far.
However once again two golden goal chances were missed,
In two years time I hope our new found pride in playing for your country gains us even more respect in the Euros
There's a new ethos in the england side, and its looking a damn sight more positive than the last 20 years.
These players will learn and improve.
Hopefully the premier league will give our new england young stars some team time in the 1st team.
My team Wolves has a world cup winner and I see Nuno has been including him.
I believe we are at a starting point.
There were 32 nations there to win the cup.
England got to the last four by playing and beating other teams who fought their way there too.
You can only play what's in front of you.
England finished fourth.
I believe thats a realistic position when you look back over the competition
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Re: Football corner

Postby Ralf85 » 15 Jul 2018, 13:53

Back from holidays in France watching footie on our campsite. From the beginning of these finals I have fancied Croatia's chances. They got tighter as a team as the competition went on. With the master Modric still pulling the strings in midfield, I fancy Croatia's chances again today 2-1.
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Re: Football corner

Postby Ralf85 » 16 Jul 2018, 07:29

Ralf85 wrote:Back from holidays in France watching footie on our campsite. From the beginning of these finals I have fancied Croatia's chances. They got tighter as a team as the competition went on. With the master Modric still pulling the strings in midfield, I fancy Croatia's chances again today 2-1.

Told ya so !!!!!!! :wink:
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Re: Football corner

Postby lefty67 » 19 Aug 2018, 16:02

Thread resurrection for Ralf85. 7-1 ouch. :)
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Re: Football corner

Postby Ralf85 » 20 Aug 2018, 08:56

Yep. 7-1 was our worst result in 31 years and the problems will continue. Bristol City and then Wigan at home. We'll lose those games too. McClaren came in this season and has moved all the players out of their normal playing positions and is trying to play the ball from the back, with a team that can't do it. As a result in the last home game our strikers did not get a touch of the ball.

We've lost our best defender Onouha and other critical defenders are injured. Ingram is probably the worst keeper we've ever had and he can't kick a ball. Meanwhile Smithies our solid keeper from last season, sits on the bench at Cardiff.
Mcclaren's track record over several seasons as a manager has been poor but the Club's owners were persuaded (presumably by Ferdinand and others) to remove Holloway who was bringing a young exciting team forward. He has also sent our brightest young striker Smyth out on loan. Madness.

Hopefully, Mcclaren will be gone by the end of September because I cannot see us winning a game with him in charge. Football - it's a laugh!
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Re: Football corner

Postby Ralf85 » 22 Aug 2018, 07:13

Told you so. QPR 0 - Bristol City 3. Two poor sides but with one determined to win. After going 2-0 down McClaren decided to take off two quality players. One of the replacements was Cousins who we all knew is useless. Around the ground was sung 'you don't know what your doing'. Hopefully McClaren will be gone when we lose against Wigan on Saturday.
Division 1 now beckons!
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Re: Football corner

Postby lefty67 » 22 Aug 2018, 08:13

Real shame whats happening at QPR, always had a soft spot for them, the legend that was Stan Bowles was a childhood hero of mine.
Appointing 'the wally' was a strange one considering his recent record. Hope they can turn it around quickly.
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Re: Football corner

Postby Ralf85 » 25 Aug 2018, 18:08

QPR 1 - Wigan 0. I didn't see that coming. It helped to have two proven quality strikers brought in on loan two days ago, Hemed from Brighton and Wells from Burnley. It also made a difference replacing our keeper Ingram with Lumley.

First half Wigan dominated, but Hemed scored a good goal. Second half ours boys battled and kept Wigan out. So 3 whole points from 5 games. At last I have a smile on my face.
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Re: Football corner

Postby kevtherev » 26 Aug 2018, 10:30

Wolves 1 - 1 Man City
WoW!!
What a terrific game of football.
Wolves coped very well with the city talent.
The ref gave the correct descision for the Boly goal.
The handball was not deliberate.
I could argue that the city free kick to produce their goal was the result of a spectacular Sterling dive.
Kompany should have had a straight red for his foul on Jota, and Agueros dive in the penalty area was a disgrace.
Fair result
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Re: Football corner

Postby Ralf85 » 30 Aug 2018, 18:34

kevtherev wrote:Wolves 1 - 1 Man City
WoW!!
What a terrific game of football.
Wolves coped very well with the city talent.
The ref gave the correct descision for the Boly goal.
The handball was not deliberate.
I could argue that the city free kick to produce their goal was the result of a spectacular Sterling dive.
Kompany should have had a straight red for his foul on Jota, and Agueros dive in the penalty area was a disgrace.
Fair result

That's a great result Kev. Back in the 2014/15 season we were 2-1 up against Man City. With 7 minutes to go Aguero scored to make it 2-2. It was the most exciting game of that season.
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Re: Football corner

Postby kevtherev » 02 Sep 2018, 18:20

West Ham 0 - 1 Wolves

That win before the international break is just fantastic fir us.
Our record signing Adama Traore scored the winner, and I must say he looks a handfull.
More fantastic saves from Rui Patricio, and our midfield looks creative.
Nunos tactics are really working..
I am starting to believe that this is the begining of something quite good.
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Re: Football corner

Postby tforturton » 14 Sep 2018, 11:39

Off to watch Cardiff at Chelsea tomorrow. Season going okay at the moment, but I think our 'goals against' column may well take a battering, this time out....
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Re: Football corner

Postby Ralf85 » 16 Sep 2018, 16:19

Well that was a surprise Bolton 1 - QPR 2, our first away win in six months and up four places to 18th. Those loan strikers Hemet and Wells have had made a serious difference for us. Another great result for humble Brentford to take them to second place in the Championship. Brilliant.

Now Wolves seem to have settled in to the Premiership, winning today against Burnley who look as if they are going to struggle this season.
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Re: Football corner

Postby kevtherev » 17 Sep 2018, 22:05

Back to back premiership wins.
I have never seen a 1 - 0 thrashing....untill now.
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Re: Football corner

Postby Ralf85 » 19 Sep 2018, 22:15

QPR 2 - Millwall 0. Their fans are so nasty but the game was a joy.

In the first half we should have had at least 3 or 4 goals but for some great goalkeeping. In the second half we slackened off and they could have got a goal in the last few minutes. Our loan players Cameron, Hemed and Wells are critical additions to the squad, but the whole team is now playing good football and we moved up another two places to a heady 16th. Norwich on Saturday. I'm looking forward to that one. Win that and we should move up another couple of places.
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