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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    Zidane and Henry don't work in the same team. Just my two cents.
    France are crap, that's my two cents, i for one hope they get stuffed by Korea, who, when they found their rhythm, were capable of playing some nice football and scored two fine goals. Au Revoir les bleus
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64
    Don't want to support Scaly's argument but Henry failed once again.
    I'll probably get a right hammering for what I'm about to say - but does anyone think that Scaly might be right? While I disagree that he has never performed against the best clubs, he hasn't seemed capable of producing the goods at international level in a long-time. At France 98, he looked very good as a young whippersnapper but since then his international performances have been more out of the Djibiril Cisse tetxtbook.

    I might be wrong, but I think some of you might be more inclined to agree with Scaly's argument if it wasn't Scaly's argument

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Delgado
    You're welcome. Teams have started badly and done well (Argentina '90, Italy '82) in the past so there's hope for France yet. Fingers crossed anyway.
    Let's be reasonable though, Argentina were crap all the way through Italia 90, their performance in the final was a fair reflection of their performance in the tournament. Still, I take your point.

    The best example for me is 1954 where Hungary beat West germany 8-3 in the group stage only to succumb to them in the final, 3-2. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Any team with that tool for a manager deserves nothing but!
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    He's not a bad player - never a £3 million player

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    I'd agree with that. At most 1 mil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy
    Worked good a few years back.
    Henry barely played in '98, and in 2000 he wasn't the same player. He was a winger, playing at Juventus, and IIRC he wasn't a regular starter during Euro 2000. Ever since France have had Zidane and post-Wenger Henry in the same side, they've not been the same.

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    Barely kicked a ball however Henry still managed to be France’s joint leading goal scorer in 98. Irrespective of such a feat, France’s supposed downfall is far more complex* than the claim that Zidane and Henry do not work well together.

    I think the most logical reason for France’s decline is the decline of it’s talisman Zidane. France’s failures of recent times can be traced back to the deterioration of arguably it’s finest player. Without him in 2002, they were hapless and when he did play in the third game (20% fit) he was easily the best player on show and was nearly able to achieve the impossible and bring the team back together again.


    *Their was a fascinating documentary on recently (BBC2) which talked about the racial and cultural diversity Aimé Jacquet’s France had. And how they were seemingly able to put behind such differences and create a team unity, something which has been missing since 2000.

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    France’s first World Cup goal since 1998 and Henry’s ninth in nineteen major competition games. Not a bad record and a decent statistic for the people who believe Henry is a big game bottler.

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    France’s first World Cup goal since 1998 and Henry’s ninth in nineteen major competition games. Not a bad record and a decent statistic for the people who believe Henry is a big game bottler.
    So... which giants has chief poseur scored against then? I can recall him scoring against Switzerland I think (twice) in Euro 2004 and obviously the mighty South Korea today (shame he missed his second very good chance by falling over like a fairy).
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