England vs France

Will England Win, Lose or Draw

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14/06/2004 at 09:19
I probably missed that, Swerve, since I make a point of never posting provocatively myself.
14/06/2004 at 09:26
Perish the thought, Muttley.

Sorry, I may have sidetracked the thread a bit.

Football - Switzerland - win, lose or draw?
(my running schedule prevents me from watching this one, by the way)
14/06/2004 at 09:58
England should win that one. 2-0 England I'll say.

Disappointing for England last night, but you have to give France credit. England's goal came against the run of play from a debatable free kick, and France were on top for most of the first half & completely dominated the game in the second half so 2-1 is a fair result. Doesn't matter anyway, Spain & Portugal are the likely opponents for 1st & 2nd in this group, and there's not much to choose between them. England could beat either so 2nd place will be sufficient.
14/06/2004 at 10:16
My comments the other day-"2-1 to France. Or 2-1 to England. Maybe 1-1 or a narrow 1-0 to either side. Mmmmm, we could suprise ourselves and keep a clean sheet. 2-0? 3-0?"

Told you!!!

14/06/2004 at 10:37
Biggest cheer of the night at Murrayfiled (Red hot chilli peppers concert) was on the encore where they announced the final score was 2-1 France...class!
14/06/2004 at 10:37
sp? Murrayfield even
14/06/2004 at 10:39
Won by 4 wickets, 3-0 in the series brilliant result
14/06/2004 at 10:44
In the first half (after the goal) the England fans were singing "Are you Scotland in disguise?". Sort of lost it's impact near the end of the game.
14/06/2004 at 10:50
France were, despite all the anti-England comments, decidedly average. They certainly did not win the game... England gave it to them.
14/06/2004 at 10:58
How about all that pressure on England's defence throughout the second half? (and large parts of the first) They defended well, but it was a bit desperate at times. They were struggling to get it out of their own half, and when they did it was coming straight back. I'm not being anti-English - any impartial observer would recognise that France were always looking more likely to score and set-plays or counter attack breaks were England's best hope. I see how disappointed England will feel having come so close but they have to recognise that they were up against a better team.

But as I said, the result of this game is completely irrelevant. England should win their next two games without any problems, and it doesn't matter if they play 1st or 2nd from the Spain / Portugal group.
14/06/2004 at 11:04
Walkers to the back, runners to the front...BANG! And they're off.

All happy and smiling.

Sorted.
14/06/2004 at 11:04
Sorry, posted on wrong thread.

Doh!
14/06/2004 at 11:13
agree with brunswick.france were better for much of the game.when you have 3 of the best players in the world in zidane,henry and vieria you always have a chance of winning even when you aren't playing that well.england don't.though rooney looks like a player who'll do it for them in the future.
14/06/2004 at 11:18
What in the name to Tony's trousers happened?
14/06/2004 at 11:24
Did anyone notice the member of the Dangerous Sports Club at the game? In the corner to the right of the goal in which all the scoring took place. A sea of white & red...and one blue shirt. Obviously a man who likes to live life on the edge!
14/06/2004 at 11:30
I am gonna wake up in a minute and we won 1-0.


my pub went from, shoulder to shoulder packed to almost empty in 5 mins of the final whistle
14/06/2004 at 11:38
You could say that in the end the difference between the two sides came down to the best player in the world and another player in the world. The best player in the world scored his penalty. Where was Peter Shilton when you needed him?
14/06/2004 at 11:47
Brunswick, not quite sure why you seem to be sure it'll be either Spain or Portugal. Greece has a better chance of going through than Portugal for my money.
14/06/2004 at 11:57
brunswick,
well the french did invent the dangerous sports!think i'd rather parachute on to mont blanc and snow board down rather than be stood in the opposing fans end wearing the wrong colours.
14/06/2004 at 12:10
That is very true Wayfarer..Portugal will probably recover from their poor start & get through but even if they don't England are well capable of beating Greece as well.
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