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28 Jun 21 20:44
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Stinky atitude, big for his boots, take away the burst of pace and he is no better then a Peter Odemwingie
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Report Crisp77 June 28, 2021 10:22 PM BST
Decimal point required
Report TOP3MAN June 28, 2021 10:24 PM BST
before the 2
Report wondersobright June 28, 2021 10:27 PM BST
Report HGS June 28, 2021 10:33 PM BST
200m could be his next discipline.
Report TOP3MAN June 28, 2021 10:46 PM BST
20p anyone?

going once goig twice
Report HGS June 28, 2021 10:46 PM BST
Sums his tourney up that. Fair play to the Swiss!
Report Crisp77 June 28, 2021 10:47 PM BST

Jun 28, 2021 -- 4:24PM, TOP3MAN wrote:

before the 2

Remove the 2

Report TOP3MAN June 28, 2021 10:51 PM BST
looking forward to this arogant pr1ck being stuck on adverts for his miss
Report TOP3MAN June 28, 2021 10:52 PM BST
if the germans go out, then that Group of death wont have one team in the QTR Finals
Report differentdrum June 29, 2021 11:41 AM BST
It's not just him though, is it? There is an arrogant whiff to the whole french side.

With Ronaldo and Messi past their best the media needed to invent another superstar and sadly, it was him. This tournament has highlighted that there is a shortage of outstanding players.
Report stu June 29, 2021 12:06 PM BST
They tried similar with Netherlands side, and look how that turned out too - way too many spending more time on social media profiles and campaigns rather than focusing on playing well in actual football games in the modern game.
Report boz2 June 29, 2021 12:10 PM BST
I like Mbappe and thought his penalty was pretty decent but it was a truly excellent save by the keeper. Just look at how high the keeper raised his hand  to save it.  Fantastic save. Mbappe is still only 22 and his best days are ahead of him.  I'd have him at Fulham in a heartbeat!  Grin

If you want to blame anybody take a look at Pogba.  He scores a superb goal and then spends the rest of the game gloating about it.  That stupid little dance he did irritated me.  Instead of dancing and celebrating he should have been urging his teammates to keep the pressure on and make sure they held onto the 3-1 lead.  France have some great individuals but they're not a great team.  I've backed Italy and am still hopeful despite the poor showing against Austria.
Report n88uk June 29, 2021 12:19 PM BST
Pogba to blame lol, he was France's best player.
Report Slicer June 29, 2021 12:57 PM BST
The French are arrogant barstewards who think the British will save them whenever they get into trouble, just like in WW2. Didn't work this time. They've never forgiven us for saving them & think that just because they've got a pretty language & a stompingly patriotic National Anthem that would be enough. In fact, the team should be playing in white kit with a vertical yellow stripe down the back of the shirts. If Swiss had scored the penalty it would have been a different game altogether!
Report 1st time poster June 29, 2021 1:05 PM BST
croatia 3 1 down 10 mins left 3 all against spain,
swiss 3 1 down to world champions 10 moins left draw 3 all

but loons on here think the french world champions are down and out when 2 nil down with 40 mins left
Report 11kv June 29, 2021 1:26 PM BST
Mbappe on way to sarf London with Pat V
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk June 29, 2021 1:30 PM BST
We all know what the posing French are like
If they'd gone 2-0 down they would've sulked. They don't have that fighting spirit.
Report differentdrum June 29, 2021 1:37 PM BST
Just because two teams score two goals in the last few minutes then it always happens that's a lunatic analogy. Most of the time it won't happen. That's precisely why people are raving about yesterday's games. If the french were that great they wouldn't have been 2-0 behind in the first place.
Report lurka June 29, 2021 1:57 PM BST
Never been more certain a player was going to miss, I think nearly everyone was. Was out of sorts the whole game. He is over reliant on his pace and struggles to make an impact against an organised back 4 sitting back. If you play a high line like the Argies or Bayern then he'll murder you with his pace.

But in the second half the Swiss still gave him plenty of space and he was poor. That last chance he missed where he pretended to be injured was a bit pathetic. Media make him out to be the next Messi/Ronaldo but he's not got the quick feet or skill that they do. A lot of players that fast tend to over rely on their pace. Comparisons with Henry too, understandably, but not on the same level.... yet. At 22 Henry had a French League and a World Cup but had only just joined Arsenal and was a shadow of the player he became.

Anelka had as much if not more talent than Mbappe, some would say Henry too, but didn't fully realise it.  Mbappe doesn't have a Wenger to get the best out of him whereas they both did. If Anelka had stayed at Arsenal under Wenger he'd have become the player Henry did imo and Henry would never have gone to Arsenal or been as good.

I think he may have been unhappy that Benzema was brought back and became the focal point of the attack. They mentioned that on Irish TV last night and said that Mbappe's ego couldn't handle it. Never struck me as a guy with a big ego and not sure if there's any truth to that.
Report ericster June 29, 2021 2:20 PM BST
It [did] look to me as though Mbappe was sulking.
Report duffy June 29, 2021 2:24 PM BST
3-1 up with 10 minutes left, shocking that they could not see the game out.
Report 1st time poster June 29, 2021 2:24 PM BST
think you,ll find a million players,manager,s pundits, next to the quote 2 nil is the worst score in football
Report 1st time poster June 29, 2021 2:27 PM BST
didnt no he had an ego ,he,s in open warfare with a 30 odd year old permanent sub,he,s that precious
Report lurka June 29, 2021 2:57 PM BST
He's not going to develop like Henry did playing in that league anyway. Needs to get out of there.
Report tobermory June 29, 2021 9:45 PM BST
I don't think one French player consoled him on the miss.
Report lurka June 30, 2021 1:25 AM BST
Get French Football News
During the game vs Switzerland, ugly scenes for France (EDS):

- Rabiot & Pogba insulted each other - Rabiot unhappy with Pogba's defensive efforts
- Varane insulted Pavard, unhappy with his defending
- Pavard blamed Pogba, for doing no defending, Varane later backed Pavard up

Other stories coming out today too.
Report lurka June 30, 2021 1:26 AM BST
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 1:29 AM BST
Pogba's best position is one of the two attacking midfielders in a 4-3-3, like he used to play at Juventus

you're asking for trouble if you need to rely on him defending
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 1:30 AM BST
Mbappe plays best on the counter, see performance v Barcelona

both are good players but you need to fit the team around them, not vice versa
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 1:33 AM BST

Pogba - Rabiot

Mbappe - Benzema - Griezmann

4-3-3 like v Germany

why did Deschamps change it?
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 1:35 AM BST
against Switzerland it was more like 3-4-3 with Pogba and Kante sitting deep and Rabiot on the flank
Report lurka June 30, 2021 1:36 AM BST
He was missing both his left full backs through injury
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 1:41 AM BST
rejigging the whole formation because of injuries at left back seems crazy
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 1:42 AM BST
Pogba - Kante - Rabiot worked ok as a midfield trio
Report lurka June 30, 2021 1:44 AM BST
They miss Umtiti. Varane has been poor by his own standards for 2 years. Kimpembe is a step down from Umtiti. He should have capped Laporte when he had the chance as they knew he could play for Spain and he'd captained all the underage France teams all the way up. He'd have been a better option than that plank Lenglet who is useless in the air.
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 1:49 AM BST
bit like Grealish

best Irish player in a generation

should have been capped when he 15
Report lurka June 30, 2021 1:58 AM BST
there's a new rule since last september that young players have to play 4 competitive games or play once in major finals or they can switch before they're 21. Doesn't apply to Grealish but he was gone by 16. Wouldn't blame Rice or Grealish switching. The FAI is a shambles, Ireland were playing turgid football for years. They feel as much if not more English than Irish having been born there and lived there all their lives. Worth a fortune to them too if they are England Internationals rather than Irish. Zero reason to go to Ireland unless you feel 100% Irish which they obviously don't.
Report lurka June 30, 2021 1:59 AM BST
Kilbane was giving them stick because he always felt 100% Irish. Well they obviously don't, Kevin.
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 2:05 AM BST
I think Grealish's last game for Ireland under 21s was in August 2014 when he was 19

Grealish played 20 times for Ireland at u17, 18 and u21 level

he played gaelic football in Birmingham too, even played at Croke Park once
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 2:06 AM BST
Rice played for the senior team 3 times, all friendlies
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 2:07 AM BST
Michael Keane played for Ireland at u17 and u19 level too
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 2:11 AM BST
Grealish would have about 50 caps now if he had stuck with Ireland

could have been the difference between qualifying and not qualifying too
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 2:13 AM BST
Grealish would have played at euro 2016 (made last 16)

might have played in russia world cup

probably would have played here, with home games in Dublin too
Report LoyalHoncho June 30, 2021 2:23 AM BST
lurka29 Jun 21 12:57

Great stuff lurka and food for thought.  Funnily enough I always thought M'Bappe had a troublesome ego and I believe it is getting worse.  As for the penalty miss I felt the same about the lad the night before, and, in all seriousness, about Waddle all those years ago.  He took no time or thought over it and to me didn't care if he scored or not, he just wanted it out of the way.
Report lurka June 30, 2021 2:41 AM BST
Sorry Guiseppe meant 2016, not 16 yo. He started playing underage for England in 2016
Report sofaking June 30, 2021 5:04 AM BST

Jun 29, 2021 -- 7:59PM, lurka wrote:

Kilbane was giving them stick because he always felt 100% Irish. Well they obviously don't, Kevin.

Kilbane was one of the analysts for Canadian TV for the Euros coverage and he said "WE played quite well

Report sofaking June 30, 2021 5:05 AM BST
He said "WE" when asked about England's performance. Think it was the first group game. So he's a bit confused about his chosen nationality too. AngryAngry
Report HGS June 30, 2021 9:12 AM BST
Grealish is a brummie. End of.
Report 1st time poster June 30, 2021 9:32 AM BST
french match the dutch for infighting as predicted on thread on the night you just new there was a tear up gpoing on in dressing room
my impressions of the french play was that for a holding player and best at it,kante was getting himself far to forward and been a creator as well as a destroyer,noticed it at chelski to so he,s obviously decided he,s got more to offer going forward than he,s credited with,but no way pogba going to fill in behind for him,
known as the makelle position who never created or had any intention of even trying to create anything
Report lurka June 30, 2021 11:36 AM BST
Rabiot seems like a complete **** and not worth having in any squad. He a spoiled rich kid who goes off crying to his ma when he doesn't get what he wants and gets her to fight his battles for him cos he's not got the balls to himself. A long history of complaining thru his mother throughout his career.
Report Giuseppe June 30, 2021 2:52 PM BST
at least he tracks back
Report LoyalHoncho June 30, 2021 6:59 PM BST
Yep - DM confirms it.  M'Bappe ego a HUGE problem!
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