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    Look what Costa Rica did: 3-5-1-1 (or 5-4-1), flooded the middle and forced Italy to play out wide where they're weaker. What does Hodgson do? Play 2 in the middle against 4 midfielders.

    Hodgson was the wrong choice from the beginning and it was obvious. In truth, he's a dumb **** of a manager; totally outdated tactics for this era of football.
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    I'd need to check, but I think it's unprecedented that we've gone out after two group games in a major tournament.

    Even in 1950, when we famously lost 1-0 to the US, we were still a chance if we won our last game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I'd need to check, but I think it's unprecedented that we've gone out after two group games in a major tournament.

    Even in 1950, when we famously lost 1-0 to the US, we were still a chance if we won our last game.
    Yeah pretty sure that's right - this is England's earliest ever tournament exit.

    I was thinking Euro '88 must have been close, but I think England could still mathematically qualify depending on results in the third match.
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    We've only ever gone out at the group stage in South America too iirc. Never hold a World Cup there again IMO
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    Nah, 58 was in Sweden.

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    Sweden is in South America iirc

    But actually until today I was sure 50 was our only group stage exit so must have just made it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Revising my prediction for this group. I previously had Uruguay + Italy going through.

    Looks like Costa Rica + Italy going through.
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    how does Gerrard sleep at night
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    England's youngsters. So good they are scary said Gerrard pre-tournament. Nice trolling that.

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    How the **** did Costa Rica qualify lol.
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    Heh, England brought a 72 man entourage to Brazil. Lucky that misery loves company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I'd need to check, but I think it's unprecedented that we've gone out after two group games in a major tournament.

    Even in 1950, when we famously lost 1-0 to the US, we were still a chance if we won our last game.
    This is what happens when you don't pick anyone from Spurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    All the Letters in Costa Rica can be found in Alastair Cook's name, I think Penis Moron should get on to this, clearly #Cooksfault we're out of the World Cup.
    Italia can also be found in his name.

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    As can lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    How the **** did Costa Rica qualify lol.
    By winning their first 2 games.

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