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Dibzzz Posted on 11/07/2018 23:40
Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.
 
 
I thought this was a 50/50 game as soon as it became a fixture.

I was right, very fine margins.

Would like to see them go on and win it, for two reasons.

One, so we have a new country in the history books.

And the other, so we can say the winners knocked us out.

Well done Gareth and the squad for getting further than we ever imagined.

It's looking rosey for the future and national pride had been regained.

UTB!
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Funky_Chicken Posted on 11/07/2018 23:48

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
But they hammered us once they got the equaliser, it was like men against boys. That’s when you need some world class players in your side, especially in midfield where games are won an lost. We have nothing there where it counts



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Johnson Posted on 11/07/2018 23:48

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
For me this: One, so we have a new country in the history books.

And France are French
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swordtrombonefish Posted on 11/07/2018 23:59

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
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Ingleby_Flash Posted on 12/07/2018 00:25

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Sorry boys, the French have it.
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31439 Posted on 12/07/2018 00:52

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Croatia are a very good team. Comfortably beat argentina, iceland, Nigeria and had the stamina to beat denmark, Russia and England. Great experienced players, I'd rather they do it than France.
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Archie_Stevens_Can_Fly Posted on 12/07/2018 08:40

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Croatia were very canny. We clammed when we didn't get that second goal, and Sterling dropped deep instead of being the outlet from clearances that he did so well in the first half.

Moderic, being Moderic, saw that this created space for him infront of his back four, dropped in the gap and dictated the game from there. We could have man marked him, but we didn't want to risk that... but it's too late for what if's now.

A young team that showed they have great potential and a wonderful team spirit. If we add an older Rashford and a fit Oxley to that squad, we may well have the chance to see us in that illusive final soon.

I'm gutted today, but what a time those kids gave us!

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jayjayb Posted on 12/07/2018 08:44

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
You are almost as bad as Bobby Robson for names archie_stevens.



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Archie_Stevens_Can_Fly Posted on 12/07/2018 08:45

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
wibble
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Tom_Fun Posted on 12/07/2018 08:48

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Some of their players showed a lack of class by criticising England after the game, so I hope France win it.
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Dan_Ashcroft Posted on 12/07/2018 09:07

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Let's hope they don't completely outplay the French though!
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BobUpndown Posted on 12/07/2018 09:13

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Yep, I hope they do too... though think France will have too much pace & craft for their lumbering CB's
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littlejimmy Posted on 12/07/2018 09:16

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
I'd heard Modric had made comments. What did he say?
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Dan_Ashcroft Posted on 12/07/2018 09:16
Edited On: 12/07/2018 09:18
Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Basically that we were too XXXXXXy and shouldn't have underestimated them
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littlejimmy Posted on 12/07/2018 09:24

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
That's not too bad, I guess they used it to motivate themselves. I don't think they were underestimated, people knew that they have 3 or 4 excellent players in the midfield/attack. I think people were expecting them to tire, and they didn't. Still, not sure who I want to win on Sunday now.
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atypical_boro Posted on 12/07/2018 09:42
Edited On: 12/07/2018 11:21
Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Agree with the OP, but also, it would be a fantastic achievement for a country that size. They would be the smallest country to win it since Uruguay in 1950 (and that tournament was a bit of a mess), by an enormous margin. Like tens of millions.

And it wouldn't be like when Greece won it, they have two of the best midfielders in the world in their ranks.

Having said all this, France will probably win it.
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Alvez_48 Posted on 12/07/2018 09:42

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Modric' comments were right though. As per usual our media hijacked a beautiful event and made it all about the clichés, the celebrity well wishes being the cherry on top.

They totally overlooked Croatia in the entire build up. If I'm in the Croatian team reading that all of a sudden I can stretch myself one extra yard.
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FrozenHorse Posted on 12/07/2018 09:49

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
I’ve no problem with Croatia lifting the trophy; they beat us fair and square.

For a recently formed nation of 4 million it would be a remarkable achievement
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bear66 Posted on 12/07/2018 11:01

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
"Sterling dropped deep instead of being the outlet from clearances that he did so well in the first half"

That was really strange. Rebic on their left tightened up that side but he should have continued to try the tactic a bit more.
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hopesoboro Posted on 12/07/2018 11:17

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
We badly needed a creative midfielder.
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jiffy Posted on 12/07/2018 11:22

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Looking at how much Sterling frightened them first half I think they will really struggle with Mbappe and the French support him much better than we supported Sterling.

And the French left back will not abandon his flank following his wideman into the middle and becoming an extra centreback the way Young did.

So bearing those 2 factors in mind I think if Croatia do win they will deserve it because i dont see a way they can beat france the way they did us. They will need a huge performance.
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coluka Posted on 12/07/2018 11:28
Edited On: 12/07/2018 12:17
Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
France won in 90 mins and have an extra days rest. Croatia have played 3 x 120 min games on the trot.

I can’t see past a french victory, but I hope Croatia do it as I do not want to see that smug arrogant French terw@t Macron lauding it up with Putin for ever and a day thank you.
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Nero Posted on 12/07/2018 12:14

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
France have top quality in their whole team and will be too much for them. They would have been too much for England too.
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Tom_Fun Posted on 12/07/2018 12:51

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
Even worse from the Croatian media.

Come on France!

Link: Media
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plazmuh Posted on 12/07/2018 17:11

Gutted, but I hope Croatia lift the trophy.

 
VIVA LE FANCE

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