We beat Tunisia, Panama & Sweden and lost to Belgium and Croatia.
It really wasn't that special a run - in my honest opinion.
I don't feel hugely proud of the lads because we beat the teams I'd expect us to beat and lost to teams that have leaped above us over the years...if that offends then I'm sorry.
We’ll win nothing with Young, Alli &Sterling in the team
I've loved the ride.
Nothing left in the tank tonight.
Kane was anonymous (not digging him out at all) - Qatar world cup is corruption personified so well done England and.... on a side note - ref gave us nothing. First half if he deservedly books two of their defenders it's a different game.
Oh I've enjoyed it but can't say I'm proud of the lads tbh. Probably the worst standard of football I've seen in a WC going back to 1970!
Kane needs to popping that chance away for 2-0...that's what would have made it a different game mate...imo of course!
Oh come on B, you're being harsh there.
Edit wasn't born in '70 & can't remember '82.
We weren't all that in 1990. Got v lucky -
then in the semis ridiculously unluckily
Just how I see it mate. Watched all the superstars flop this time around. I missed Italy and Holland even being there!
I even watched Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Germany flop. The French have been the best and I hope they win it for Kante and Giroud, that's me being sentimental now
It's been fun because of the above and that's why I've enjoyed the last few weeks but the purist in me says the standard was way below par.
Albania could have been in that group and done as well.
Top yourself you miserable prick and do us a favour. Please
Eh? Deplorable thing to say.
if you want to be honest say that you were wrong about Harry fucking Kane who was a load of dogshite in this World Cup after you banged on about him for the last 3 years
I think that's missing the point to be honest B. It wasn't just about 3 victories, or 2 defeats. This was the culmination of a change of strategy in English football from around 2014, which has resulted in recent successes for u17s and u19s, and a more confident way of playing which is now preached throughout all age groups up the seniors. This was a very young squad, who were bound to make mistakes, and be naive in places. The way Southgate talked and conducted himself, not bowing down to media pressure or apologising for sticking to his principles and the aforementioned strategy, rubbed off on them, who - albeit sporadically - played freely, creatively and without fear.
I'm immensely proud of them in how they performed on the world stage, when others fell by the wayside. How they genuinely appreciated the away support, and how they wore their heart on their sleeves. We are currently lacking the creative edge that will take us further, but the experience they have taken from this is invaluable and puts us in a much stronger position for Euro 2020. From what I've heard, even though the u17s have been successful, it wont be for a another year or two when you will see even more talented youngsters coming through, which hopefully will the void in finding our own Modric.