View Poll Results: What fate is worse?

Voters
12. You may not vote on this poll
  • Not qualifying

    8 66.67%
  • Going out in the group stage

    1 8.33%
  • Where on earth are you from?

    2 16.67%
  • We're from England

    0 0%
  • Where you come from do you put the kettle on?

    1 8.33%
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 46 to 52 of 52
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: My fellow Englishmen...

  1. #46
    Hall of Fame Member superkingdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    19,448
    I find I enjoy tournaments more when England aren't in them.

    Hughes at Wembley in 94 the worst moment in football tbh. Coach broke down on the way back to Oldham, got back at 3am woke up at half 6 for school, got there and found out it was an inset day...

  2. #47
    Hall of Fame Member Goughy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    still scratching around in the same old hole
    Posts
    15,676
    Any team can be **** over 3 games in a tournament. Nothing to be too embarrassed about. Far worse to be **** for a prolonged 2 year period in qualifying. Tournaments need a bit of luck. We were **** in the group stage in Italia 90 and were just fortunate the other teams were more **** and we ended up in the semis.
    Tom Halsey and silentstriker like this.
    If I only just posted the above post, please wait 5 mins before replying as there will be edits

    West Robham Rabid Wolves Caedere lemma quod eat lemma

  3. #48
    International Coach wpdavid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    11,074
    Leon against West Germany in 1970 is still the worst. At the risk of sounding all Nick Hornby about it, the first time your heart gets broken is the one that sticks with you forever, and I've certainly never forgiven the Germans. 2-0 up, then Bonetti lets in a couple of duffers, Ramsey gets his substitutions all wrong, and Gerd ****ing Muller finishes us off in extra time.
    More recently, losing on penalties after failing to see of a thoroughly moderate German side in 1996 hurt because it was such a wasted opportunity to actually win something. Ditto losing to Brazil in 2002. Although in that WC, we'd have probably lost to the Germans if we'd reached the final anyway.

    Worst experience at club level was Palace's 1993 relegation. Did a lap of honour after winning our final game only to be overtaken by Oldham's games in hand. Final game of the season saw us at Arsenal, where we always got spanked, with Oldham needing to see off Southampton. IIRC Le Tissier got a hat-trick but Southampton conceded four, whilst we did what we always did at Highbury.

  4. #49
    Hall of Fame Member superkingdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    19,448
    I think we were dead and buried going into March that year, won 6 and drew 3 of the last 12 including Man U and Liverpool

    Completely the opposite of the season after when we were in a decent position before the FA cup semi, then took 3 points from the last 7 games after it

    Although IIRC we got knocked out of a cup in both years by Tranmere


  5. #50
    cpr
    cpr is offline
    International Coach cpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    #BantheGLC
    Posts
    12,188
    I remember watching the Italia 90 semi and how gutting it was for a 7 year old. Obviously Beckham being a mong in 98 wasn't great, and Franks 'goal' against Germany was painful - though to be fair we were than disgraceful in that tournament its irrelevant.

    As a Utd fan, i'd be taking the piscuit throwing too many hats into this ring, though I do remember my dads pained face at the famous 5-1. Watching us throw away the title to Leeds is never comfortable, and the 10-0-0 formation of West Ham 3 years later.... Thought in 2009 we had a chance at the CL, 2011 was just hope rather than belief mind.
    "All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." - Ambrose Bierce
    Langeveldt: I of course blame their parents.. and unchecked immigration!
    GingerFurball: He's Austrian, they tend to produce the odd ****ed up individual
    Burgey: Be careful dealing with neighbours whose cars don't have wheels but whose houses do.
    Uppercut: Maybe I just need better strippers

  6. #51
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    SWA
    Posts
    57,617
    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    I think we were dead and buried going into March that year, won 6 and drew 3 of the last 12 including Man U and Liverpool

    Completely the opposite of the season after when we were in a decent position before the FA cup semi, then took 3 points from the last 7 games after it

    Although IIRC we got knocked out of a cup in both years by Tranmere
    We had a cracking side at the time though. Should have gone up both years.

  7. #52
    The Wheel is Forever silentstriker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    39,174
    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    It's a lot harder to qualify from Europe than it is from North America and since every man and his dog watches the World Cup I'd rather we didn't embarass ourselves in front of the entire world.
    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Yea but you're a worse team if you don't qualify than if you did qualify and then do badly....That's like saying coming in last in the Olympics 100m is embarrassing so it's better to just sit on your couch. Like fear of embarrassment is so high that it's not even worth trying...
    Maybe you're right after all..
    Quote Originally Posted by KungFu_Kallis View Post
    Peter Siddle top scores in both innings....... Matthew Wade gets out twice in one ball
    "The future light cone of the next Indian fast bowler is exactly the same as the past light cone of the previous one"
    -My beliefs summarized in words much more eloquent than I could come up with

    How the Universe came from nothing

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. What have you learnt about your fellow CW posters
    By Agent Nationaux in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 24-11-2011, 11:25 PM
  2. My fellow Englishmen...
    By BoyBrumby in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 24-11-2011, 03:35 PM
  3. The Battle of the Englishmen
    By BoyBrumby in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 554
    Last Post: 14-09-2006, 04:43 PM
  4. Goodnight fellow posters
    By Craig in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-11-2003, 10:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •