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    France 1992.

    Came into the tournament on an enormous unbeaten streak and absolutely bombed.
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    England in 1988.

    Same as France in 1992.

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    England in 2010 worth a shout imo. Performed worse than the 2014 lot if you ask me

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    England in 2010 worth a shout imo. Performed worse than the 2014 lot if you ask me
    Good call actually.


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    That draw is against Algeria is probably the most angry I've ever been about a team I supported. I've lived through some **** so that says a lot.

    I was pretty intoxicated but on my way home rang anyone who'd answer to tell them what I thought of Capello

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    That draw is against Algeria is probably the most angry I've ever been about a team I supported. I've lived through some **** so that says a lot.

    I was pretty intoxicated but on my way home rang anyone who'd answer to tell them what I thought of Capello
    I was trying, unsuccessfully, to remember the 2nd group game. I managed to remember the 1-1 draw with USA and the 1-0 win against, I think, Slovenia. And obviously the loss to Germany in the last 16. But the Algeria game had totally slipped my mind, thankfully.

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    I'm normally one to cling to bad decisions etc. In the immediate aftermath of the Germany game I certainly did. Lampard's goal stands and its 2-2 and anyone's game. Cold hard reflection tells me it probably would have finished 6-2 to Germany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    I'm normally one to cling to bad decisions etc. In the immediate aftermath of the Germany game I certainly did. Lampard's goal stands and its 2-2 and anyone's game. Cold hard reflection tells me it probably would have finished 6-2 to Germany.
    I seem to remember I was trolling England and you quite hard during this World Cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    I seem to remember I was trolling England and you quite hard during this World Cup

    Probably not my finest moment but that England team deserved it
    I think we talked on Facebook a few months later and agreed it was nobody's finest hour

    I've mellowed in my older age anyway. Though it would have been tested had anyone tried it the night the mighty whites dropped out of the league

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    What really frustrates me about 2010 is this.

    The 'golden generation' maybe didn't deliver, but hey under Sven they made the quarters three tournaments in a row, and injuries blighted each one.

    Under Roy, in 2012 the quarters was as good as we could hope with the players and turmoil at the time, and in 2014 though it was grim, at least we lost to a better side (Italy) and a magic player (Suarez).

    In 2010, okay it was a good Germany side that put us to the sword but we just didn't turn up. It was nondescript and all this after an impressive qualifying campaign.

    Honestly, it all went wrong when he put his name to the capello index

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    2010 was hilarious.

    ITV pundits all confidently predicting an England win pre-game because man for man, not a single German player would get into England's XI.

    Whoops.
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    Haha did they really do this? I don't remember the punditry for that match at all, but surely Germany had been put down as strong favourites for that match by nearly everyone. They were already self-evidently really quite good, and I can remember tuning in to that match fully expecting to see England get beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Haha did they really do this? I don't remember the punditry for that match at all, but surely Germany had been put down as strong favourites for that match by nearly everyone. They were already self-evidently really quite good, and I can remember tuning in to that match fully expecting to see England get beat.
    My hazy memory of it is this was the match that everyone (in the pundit/Helen Keller universe anyway) finally realised that this Germany team were actually rather good, and not some passed it/too young blend of nothingness.
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    The CW posting was also entertaining

    Quote Originally Posted by some stupid dweeb who has never seen a game of football

    Neuer >> James


    Lahm >>> Johnson (basically the same going forward, one of them not a positional liability at the back)
    Friedrich = Carragher (neither World Cup winning calibre)
    Mertesacker < Terry
    Jansen/Badstuber << Cole (either a left winger or a central defender...ugh)


    Schweinsteiger < Lampard
    Khedira < Barry (not much in these, given them on basis of international experience)


    Özil < Gerrard (experience again)
    Müller > Milner (neither particularly proven, Müller has some good CL games under his belt though)


    Klose < Rooney (even a half-fit Rooney is better than Klose)
    Podolski = Defoe (Morton's fork)


    So pretty close. Six English better to four Germans I suppose.

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