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Post by Jay29 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:07 pm

England bantered their way through Colombia and did the impossible: win a penalty shoot-out.

Sweden have knocked out the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Swtizerland on the way to the quarter-finals, all without Zlatan.

Both teams create little in open play and like a bit of shithousing.

Both teams with a chance for an unlikely semi-final appearance.

Sweden have been a bogey team for England in past tournaments, so if you thought the Colombia game was scrappy, you ain't seen nothing yet.

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Post by Art Morte on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:16 pm

I believe the expression is a 'cakewalk'.
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Post by halamadrid2 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 pm

England overcame their penalty fear. Beating Sweden will be nothing imo. This is their year

Our best chance is to score from set pieces
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Post by sportsczy on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:29 pm

Has there ever been an easier road to a WC semi than England's (assuming they beat Sweden)?

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Post by Jay29 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:32 pm

Define "easy". Relative to England's actual quality, this is actually a difficult road to a potential final.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:32 pm

Yet i was told by this whole forum that Colombia were amazing and they'd definitely beat us and we had no chance.

Now the route is easy lmao.
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Post by Robespierre on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:33 pm

Sweden know what to do, how to do it and that  is no small thing.

Sincerely when we were knocked out from them I thought it had happened against a bunch of scrubs.. But they are improved exponentially. Quarter finals fully legitimate.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:34 pm

@Robespierre wrote:Sweden   know what to do, how to do it and that  is no small thing.

Sincerely when we were knocked out from them I thought it had happened against a bunch of scrubs.. But they are improved exponentially. Quarter finals fully legitimate.


Yup i'm under no illusions about this game tbh, they will be incredibly hard to break down. Won't be easy at all, we have as much chance as they do but it's not an easy tie IMO.
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Post by Firenze on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:39 pm

we can't break teams down for shit and Sweden seem far more cohesive than the other teams we've played at the back

it's gonna be uglier than Tunisia and Colombia combined

hope Lindelof plays like he did for United and not how he's played for Sweden
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Post by Zagadka on Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:08 am

Very even game.

England-Sweden games almost always end in a draw...Sweden have a rock-solid defence and spirit, and having already eliminated likes of Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Switzerland, I doubt they'd have any inferiority complex against England...Have a feeling this game needs an early goal to be a great spectacle.
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Post by halamadrid2 on Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:08 am

Most shots at the WC without a goal

1) Berg
2) Forsberg

If I was an English fan, I wouldn't worry too much. Our players can't score. They'd even miss with an empty net
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Post by Jay29 on Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:17 am

Yet you scored three against Mexico and managed to find something against Switzerland. hmm

It's not like we're prolific, either. One goal could well be enough to settle the game. It might not come from open play, but there's a good chance of a penalty (how many pens have there been so far? Must be a record) or a set-piece goal.
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Post by Nishankly on Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:20 am

@halamadrid2 wrote:

Our best chance is to score from set pieces


So is theirs.
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Post by halamadrid2 on Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:33 am

Most of our goals have come from defenders. The attackers have contributed with very little. I can't hate on Toivonen because he's executed the Ibra role perfectly. Berg though Laughing Forsberg has been a flop too.

Jokes aside, I think England plays the type of Football we struggle with. With Young on it'll be easier for us. Their strongest suit is wing play and that's our weak spot. If they decide to lump it forward to Kane it'll suit us to perfection. Kane will never beat Granqvist in an air duel from a long ball. If Southgate does his homework he wont let that be Englands tactics

We'll be without Lustig too, who's not only an experienced part of the defence. But also the guy we target on set pieces and who takes our long throw ins. Big miss for us imo
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:41 am

We won't lump it to Kane, we try to play through midfield but obviously our midfielders strong suit is mostly dribbling and off the ball so naturally we use width to create chances as it's easier for our players.
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Post by Mr Nick09 on Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:06 am


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Post by CBarca on Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:07 am

No joke I see this one as a simple win for England

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Post by Luca on Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:10 am

@CBarca wrote:No joke I see this one as a simple win for England


Why do you say 'no joke', then proceed to joke?
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Post by CBarca on Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:12 am

??

It will be at least 2-0 and I'm personally seeing 3-0 in my visionquest

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Post by Luca on Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:18 am

@CBarca wrote:??

It will be at least 2-0 and I'm personally seeing 3-0 in my visionquest


Did the vision quest begin with a dip into Maradona's secret stash?

Sweden is a more intelligent Colombia. It won't be easy, not sure why you think it would be at this stage of the competition and based on what we've seen
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Post by Doc on Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:39 am

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:Yet i was told by this whole forum that Colombia were amazing and they'd definitely beat us and we had no chance.

Now the route is easy lmao.

I didn't know the whole forum is represented by S and Breva though I imagine the former would be glad to know he is the forum.

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Post by Zagadka on Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:40 am

now that the brave 3-lions are marching on, English media now urging England fans to travel to Russia and suppor their team....after one-year non-stop fearmongering and issuring travel warning to the fans because some grizzly bear would eat them, they'll be beaten up by skinheads or poisoned apparently Laughing . Fair play to Guardian to at least owning up to their own propaganda.

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Post by Ganso on Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:56 am

Its time to kill the idea that Sweden are a bunch of scrubs, they have the best defense of the competition after Uruguay (and maybe Brazil), and they are really organized on counters. I think Engerland are still favorites though
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:06 am

No English fan thinks they are tbf, I think it's more neutrals that think that they are scrubs.

I'm at the point that no team left are scrubs.
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Post by Perucho21 on Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:31 am

Would love to see a special ref appearance by Sven Goren Eriksen

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