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Thread: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

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    Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Yet another article that shows just how much England are weighed down by Expectation and scrutinised to the nth degree.

    It's things like this that show you why players might opt for Wales over England!

    It'll be interesting to see how well this article ages, as well...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57596449

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    In all honesty they have a decent path to the final, and they should make it, but they will never learn.
    Nothing wrong with optimism, but they have ****ed up on so many occasions, iíve lost count
    For once, why canít they just be a bit more humble, and have more hope than expectation?

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    That's my point, Wales fans are happy to be there and anything else is a bonus!

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hooded Claw View Post
    It's things like this that show you why players might opt for Wales over England!
    Have any players who had a realistic chance of playing for England opted for Wales instead? If so, who were they?

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hooded Claw View Post
    That's my point, Wales fans are happy to be there and anything else is a bonus!
    That's because we are generally the underdogs tho and getting to the knockouts is a real achievement.

    England should make the semis at least really. They are probably the best team on our side of the draw.

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    Have any players who had a realistic chance of playing for England opted for Wales instead? If so, who were they?
    Gareth Bale?

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    Gareth Bale?
    Oh yeah, the old grandmother bollocks. Fair enough. Shows what a farce international football is I guess.

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    Gareth Bale?
    Ryan Giggs?

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Ryan Giggs?
    Mind you. Thinking back, he chose to sit out international football.

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Ryan Giggs?
    Donít think so with the rules at the time. Think it was Wales or Sierra Leone through family?

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    I'd probably agree with shearer, England have been well under what would expect and if can play to their potential. Have home game against Germany, a game probably against Sweden and then home against likely against a decent Holland team but I'd expect them to be favourites.

    All to finish with another home game

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by mazadona10 View Post
    I'd probably agree with shearer, England have been well under what would expect and if can play to their potential. Have home game against Germany, a game probably against Sweden and then home against likely against a decent Holland team but I'd expect them to be favourites.

    All to finish with another home game
    Where have i heard all that before?

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    I hope they get leathered

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    Have any players who had a realistic chance of playing for England opted for Wales instead? If so, who were they?
    Ashley Williams

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    Ashley Williams
    Vinnie Jonrs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    Have any players who had a realistic chance of playing for England opted for Wales instead? If so, who were they?
    David Brooks was very highly thought of at England U21 level, was man of the tournament for them at Toulon. He must have thought at that time he could potentially play for England at senior level.
    Letís face it though, he probably made the correct decision to play for Wales, as heíd be a million miles off England.

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    its what you do on the pitch , the English team is full of premiership ponces

    Last time we played England we were more than a match for them and were beaten by a very late goal

    Bollocks to England

    If we play them and get well beaten they can still shove it

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Ryan Giggs?
    Not eligible to play for England.

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    In all honesty they have a decent path to the final, and they should make it, but they will never learn.
    Nothing wrong with optimism, but they have ****ed up on so many occasions, iíve lost count
    For once, why canít they just be a bit more humble, and have more hope than expectation?
    I'm not a big fan of Gary Lineker but fair play to him the other night. The pundits were reviewing the Germany v Hungary game and the the first thing Rio F said was something along the lines of, "I wasn't impressed with the Germans, England have nothing to fear, I thing we will beat them" Lineker had to remind him that they were there to discuss Germany not England. Good on him.

    When you consider France, Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Spain are in the other half of the draw, England will never have a better chance of reaching the final. Just got everything crossed that it doesn't happen !

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    Re: Alan Shearer: Why there is nothing to be scared of for England in the knockout stages

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    its what you do on the pitch , the English team is full of premiership ponces

    Last time we played England we were more than a match for them and were beaten by a very late goal

    Bollocks to England

    If we play them and get well beaten they can still shove it
    They ****ing battered us in the second half.

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