England v Poland - 11th October

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England v Poland - 11th October

Postby Hams » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:05 pm

England will qualify for the WC finals in Brazil next year if the beat Poland at Wembley on Tuesday night.

The Poles have nothing to play for but will be backed by over 20,000 fans and it will be like a home game for them.

The 3 Lions were once denied a place in the 1974 world cup by the Polish when Brian Clough called their keeper a clown.

Should Andros Townsend who was man of the match against Montenegro start and who should replace Kyle Walker at right back?

Any comments or predictions?
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Postby Hams » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:55 pm

It looks like Carrick will replace Lampard in the middle and Smalling will play at right back.

Come on England!
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Postby Seamus » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:17 pm

Phew! - Got there in the end!.

Off to the World Cup we go, now we can relax and look forward to the manic marketing campaign, insanely over optimistic media and the inevitable penalty-shoot out defeat..........
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Postby Simply » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:25 pm

I'm actually a bit sad that England won this match... because now everyone will be happy and nothing is gonna change now..

I thought this would have been the right moment for pressing the reset button and start investing in the youth.. like Germany did after the euro 2000, where they finished 4th in their group...

I respect guys like Lampard and Gerrard for their carreer.... but England has to stop counting on those old guys.. they need to produce young talents NOW!

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I'm afraid this won't happen after they barely qualified now..
England once was a team everyone feared to face.. I miss those times when England vs. Germany was a thrilling match-up everyone was excited about..
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Postby Hams » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:16 pm

FT

England 2-0 Poland
1-0 Rooney 41'
2-0 Gerrard 88'

England finish top of their group and are through to the world cup finals in Brazil and won't need to have any play off!

I don't think it really matters at this moment in time if our football was good or not during this qualification.

The most important thing was just to make sure that we will be in the 2014 tournament and anything else is only a bonus.

We have slowly started to bring in new younger players but its not easy when there are so few English in the PL.

There are some clubs in England now like Newcastle who don't have any home grown players so what can Hodgson do?

Lets enjoy this win for now and say well done to the 3 Lions for putting in a good performance under difficult circumstances

Will comment more on the game tomorrow!
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Postby Pickleman1967 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:54 pm

A fine win for England, and the performance was not too shabby apart from a few defensive lapses that allowed Poland to rip into us. They could quite easily have scored 2 against us tonight, and a better team would have done. I hope Roy and his team recognise how exposed we looked at the back on a few occasions. If they don't we may be 'back home before the postcards' from Brazil.
Nonetheless, this was a potential banana skin of a game and England did what they had to do.
Damn shame for all the Polish fans who turned up in such numbers. :lol:
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