Quality game! The ref made some terrible decisions and why didn't he book Cabaye? He made 4 bad fouls and didn't get anything :/ Also I thought The Ox played superb! I'm happy with the draw to be honest. Bring on Sweden!
I said in the preview that i would take a 1-1 and i would, pleased with the result if not everything seen for England. It was important really not to lose, and that is a good job done. France edged it overall, but not enough to win it IMO. They seemed a little fitter too, its a real concern how tired England were after just 75 minutes. England have things to go work on. France had more possession, but England managed to hold them off quite well. France struggled to get a shot off inside the area, limited to a lot of long range strikes. England need to try and keep the ball more as always, and feel less tempted to look for a long killer pass. We DO have players that can take people on with feet, Young and Chamberlain and Walcott etc, so we need to resist trying to hoof it. Some bright points, Welbeck was excellent, everyone worked very hard. Defensively solid. Chamberlain was also very good. I would be very happy to see Young go back to the left, Chamberlain go to the right and have Rooney and Welbeck up front later in the competition. Thats one thing to hang onto, knowing when Rooney comes back, we can have better threat from the flanks and the centre.
It was England playing yesterday not Arsenal and Man Utd lol
England's defense was top-notch, except those last 15 minutes. And what a quality strike from Nasri for the tie, awesome game.
Liked what I saw today. When England get Rooney back they maybe will go all the way!
1st half: Awesome 2nd half: Boring, teams too scared
Quite a boring match if im honest besides some decent goals. England seemed to play too deep and with a lot of caution we can't have that if were going to play against the best teams
The Italy and Spain game set the bar in this competition. Standard here wasn't great, although the first half wasn't bad. I can see both of them getting to the knockout rounds.
England didn't look impressive. I think France will top the group but Sweden could very well come second.
yes the same sweden that got beat by ukraine coming 2nd lol England had the better chances and while i feel we could of gone for the win(brought walcott and the others on sooner) a draw is a good result to say we was missing our best player by far.
there is little chance of sweden coming second now :)
I meant Ukraine :0
i thought it was a good game and a draws a decent result.. its a newlook england so it wont all come together strait away but its progress
That ref needs sacking
match was boring .
Agreed, i definitely had it's moments but overall it was pretty boring.
kept the ball a bit better than usual but if a team was going to win that game it was france even though it was pretty much even they had a bit more threat. and the ref was a joke.
Roy playing Milner on the right was killer. Walcott could've been a great weapon against the slower paced Evra. Not much for England in terms of goal scoring chances but defense really made up for the offense's shortcomings. I was expecting to see two center forwards and it may have been a mistake by Roy not to consider Welbeck was alone up front with no one but France's defense since the midfielders were playing back far. I'll take the 1-1 draw but England are going to have to do better against Sweden but start off with 1 point against the biggest threat in the group isn't bad.
Am I the only one feeling upset at Woy basically playing a 9 man defense at times? Match was depressing to watch at times being English and a football fan.
This was a really predictable game, i think almost everyone expected a 1-1 tie. though not me i thought France would take it. But still, both team played really well.
actually i think most thought france would win
Never thought I'd see the day England play like the Italians. 8 Defenders and 2 cherry pickers. Both can rot in boring hell.
am i the only one who thought the result was good for england but the performance was terrible they had one chance that was milners that was it...
The football on display was average at best.
the match was decent / a bit boring, ox and welbeck played well, milner should have slotted home one of the only chances england had
few interesting moment but overall is boring. wonder why England did not play aggressively!
Build from the back and that's what england did. Wasn't attacking football, although chamberlain is. France edged it, in attack, both were decent in defence. But could have gone either way. Better to draw then lose, especially in your first game.
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