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mesmerised
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1.52 printing money, even the Serbian media think their defence is bad and will get pumped.
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Report irishone June 16, 2024 9:44 PM BST
Walker takes throw in to oneof their players !
Report impossible123 June 16, 2024 9:45 PM BST
Foden has been disappointing so far. He's been so ineffective on the field.
Report Regbutler June 16, 2024 9:45 PM BST
What?
Taking Jude off?
Report Regbutler June 16, 2024 9:46 PM BST
This could backfire on Gareth
Report irishone June 16, 2024 9:46 PM BST
Southgate has given him a job to do
Report impossible123 June 16, 2024 9:47 PM BST
A brave substitution. I hope it does not rebound negatively for England.
Report FOYLESWAR June 16, 2024 9:48 PM BST
serbs couldnt get the ball till england scored .......embarrasing tbh
Report irishone June 16, 2024 9:49 PM BST
England keeper sh1ts himself
30 yard shot
Report Winja June 16, 2024 9:49 PM BST
we have played deep the whole half and it can only be by instruction....we cant break as there is nobody going forward....
Report elise June 16, 2024 9:50 PM BST
don't feel surprised by this
Report FOYLESWAR June 16, 2024 9:50 PM BST
we have no chance of beating any of the decent teams if we score early
Report Ibrahima Sonko June 16, 2024 9:51 PM BST
No but with the better players you would think the manager would be more positive.
Report mesmerised June 16, 2024 9:51 PM BST
It's been long balls by Pickford all game
long balls by the outfield all game
worrying about Serbia's threat too much
Report impossible123 June 16, 2024 9:52 PM BST
The only difference between the two teams was Bellingham.
Report 11kv June 16, 2024 9:52 PM BST
Kanes fooked,Jude done well...... we are winning oi oi
Report mecca June 16, 2024 9:52 PM BST
Imagine Gareth trying to give anyone a b0ll0ckin ... this is terrible, the only thing we're good at is diving for fouls
Report mesmerised June 16, 2024 9:53 PM BST
everytime I see Gallagher I see Emmanuel Petit
Report 11kv June 16, 2024 9:53 PM BST
well done harry
Report FOYLESWAR June 16, 2024 9:53 PM BST
will any of the panel point out the negativity?
Report Ibrahima Sonko June 16, 2024 9:54 PM BST
Play an attacking formation then defend for 80% of the game, stupidity.
Report elise June 16, 2024 9:54 PM BST
motm bowen
Report 11kv June 16, 2024 9:54 PM BST
3pts
Report Racingqueen June 16, 2024 9:55 PM BST
Rice raising his arms Laugh

Get the off the pitch ye absolute disgrace. Proper loser.
Report Regbutler June 16, 2024 9:55 PM BST
Seen at least 3 better teams than us so far
France and Portugal still to come
Report impossible123 June 16, 2024 9:56 PM BST
'Lay' England, it's easy money. I'm borrowing a phrase from 'acey'.
Report Deptford June 16, 2024 9:56 PM BST
All that matters is 3 points, job done
Report Regbutler June 16, 2024 9:56 PM BST
Elise... Jude MOTM , Bowen 2nd best imo
Report barstool June 16, 2024 9:56 PM BST
Southgate is a magician.

Turned Premier league players into a Conference team.
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! June 16, 2024 9:57 PM BST
LaughLaughLaugh
Report mesmerised June 16, 2024 9:58 PM BST
I'd drop Foden next match, he was absolutely useless
Report Winja June 16, 2024 9:59 PM BST
the biggest laugh is we are terrible at parking the bus....its not the natural game and our players are far better when we press and play attacking football....
Report Ibrahima Sonko June 16, 2024 9:59 PM BST
Hopefully england will shorten, im already ball deep laying them at around 5.1

England at best are 12/1 shot personally a 16/1 shot.
Report MJK June 16, 2024 9:59 PM BST
It would have been a lot worse if you hadn't won. I don't get Kane, top player who plays the game proper at Bayern yet when he pulls on an England jersey he just wants to fall to the ground at every opportunity. Also no point in playing Arnold in midfield if players aren't running beyond the defenders for him to launch balls to. That's why he's in the team there  can't be for any other reason.
Report casemoney June 16, 2024 9:59 PM BST
decent first 20 Mins Average 70 mins , Foden Poor
Report mesmerised June 16, 2024 9:59 PM BST
Get Klopp in before the Denmark match Laugh
Report differentdrum June 16, 2024 10:00 PM BST
Utter rubbish. Made a very poor side look okay.

I watched it with the Radio 5 commentary and they were suggesting this was the best squad England has ever had. Laughable stuff. Plenty of athletes who run about a lot, and pass the ball 10 yards, but where are the actual footballers? Complete lack of any spark. Listening to Matthew Upson at times you would have thought Bellingham was the new Pele. He was just better than the rest, which isn't saying much.
Report Winja June 16, 2024 10:01 PM BST
one corner the whole game....new look england attack LaughLaugh
Report casemoney June 16, 2024 10:02 PM BST
fair point Winja
Report Des Pond June 16, 2024 10:02 PM BST
that's qualification just about guaranteed, maybe Gareth will let them off the leash now. Mischief
Report mecca June 16, 2024 10:03 PM BST
Just a reminder that any tourney, WC or Euros... enjoy every match.... some great games. And then England play
Report Winja June 16, 2024 10:04 PM BST
just watched back the goal and there were 10 england players in the serb half.....after the break there were 10 england players in our own half for 80% of the play....
Report mesmerised June 16, 2024 10:05 PM BST
Bowen looked the best player on the pitch when he came on
Report FOYLESWAR June 16, 2024 10:05 PM BST
think its a lot to do wi the manager 1st 13 mins the serbs didnt see the ball we score then let them come at us invite pressure !
Report Ibrahima Sonko June 16, 2024 10:08 PM BST
It is all about the manager, i remember england being all over Italy in a certain final only for the manager to invite the opposition on.

Southgate is a defender.
Report casemoney June 16, 2024 10:08 PM BST
Just a reminder that any tourney, WC or Euros... enjoy every match.... some great games. And then England play

i did say stand by for Gash , Nicked the 3 points ,Thatll do ,Bring on the Danes
Report lurka June 16, 2024 10:08 PM BST
This is what I mean when I say look at England players in an England shirt. Great names on paper and for club. Not the same in an England shirt. Kane and Foden prob the worst. A right footed LB will not work with Foden, not that Southgate likes his FBs to push on much (but at one point early in the 2nd H he had both pushed on as wingers beyond Foden and Saka, just for one attack with only two at the back?!)

I thought Rice and Saka did OK, not because I'm an Arsenal fan. Rice is not there to play it forward. Trent poor, left side unbalanced. Kane is actually a good link player. A good manager would have him dropping deep and linking up, pulling a defender out and wide players running in behind. Bellingham has looked a bit jaded since the CL SFs.
Report Racingqueen June 16, 2024 10:09 PM BST
Unbelievable interview with Kane. Who was the cretin doing that interview? Did she even watch the game ffs

Joesef Goebbels would be proud of that propaganda interview Laugh
Report mesmerised June 16, 2024 10:12 PM BST
great points by Cesc

bringing on defensive minded players affect the psychology of the other players on the pitch, makes them more withdrawn and less attacking
Report lurka June 16, 2024 10:18 PM BST
I would say it's the manager influencing them more. Telling them to close the game out, which they did in fairness. 3 points in the first game is huge, whatever the performance.

When England had Scholes on the left and no top class left footed left sided winger, they still had Ashley Cole or a left-footed FB. Now they have two right footers and the FB doesn't push on anyway. More imbalanced. Get Kane to drop deep, players running in behind and Trent/Kane to find them might have worked better.
Report impossible123 June 16, 2024 10:18 PM BST
Courtesy of bookies I made a couple of chickens. But, the stress created by Mr Southgate's managerial inadequacy cannot be good for England backers.
Report mecca June 16, 2024 10:23 PM BST
Blinkin' Gareth
Report mecca June 16, 2024 10:23 PM BST
What a bluffer
Report lapsy pa June 16, 2024 10:26 PM BST
7/2 favs with PP!!! How? Easy group,will qualify, i can see them fighting and well against one of the better teams if a goal down. Those negative ,defensive tactics won't work if they want to win this, 1-0 up,a late equaliser,heads down then.

Poor game,poor tactics,result for the fans but not for football.
Report penzance June 16, 2024 10:33 PM BST
Can't knock an opening win but we went from playing well for 30 mins
and looking good to a huff n puff performance.
Bellingham will get the headlines but didn't do too much 2ND half.
Rice was our best player over the 90 min'.
Report mesmerised June 16, 2024 10:34 PM BST
not Kane playing deep again ffs, we've had all that in the past, virtually playing a quarter back role, he needs to stay up top with better service.
Report lurka June 16, 2024 10:37 PM BST
He does f all if he stays up top against a deep lying defence. No pace to run in behind, not good enough in the air or holding it up, if he at least moved a bit by dropping deep with others running beyond him it would cause more problems than him being satic for 90 mins. What attributes does he have to beat centre halves defending deep?
Report lurka June 16, 2024 10:38 PM BST
He could move right and left a bit as well to link up
Report mesmerised June 16, 2024 10:40 PM BST
he done f all playing deep, already been there, I'd bench Foden, Foden is great threading balls through and has a shot on him, but there's no place for him centrally, so might as well start Gordon out left.
Report mesmerised June 16, 2024 10:42 PM BST
The whole point of T-A-A starting with his passing ability was to help Kane, so far that's just a sample size of one match, he will persist with this route but needs to bring in Gordon to at least beat the full backs and get a cross in, Foden can't do that.
Report lurka June 16, 2024 10:50 PM BST
Kane is static and marked by 2 CHs. All England's attacking is up the right side, Kane's movement is atrocious. Get him dropping a little and the likes of Saka, Foden and Bellingham making runs into the box and one FB at a time providing width on the attacking side. TAA would have more options then too. How is TAA going to help Kane static and marked by 2 men? Giroud would cause that defence much more trouble than Kane. It's not about getting him to drop deep, you have to have runners in behind with it and lateral link up too. Southgate is very poor at attacking tactics. That's England's problem.
Report mesmerised June 16, 2024 11:04 PM BST
He's scored 63 goals in 91 caps, scoring is not the problem.

It was clear watching the game the main problem as is the problem with every single England team is simply ponderous passing and moving and an complete inability to break the lines because of it.
Report Racingqueen June 16, 2024 11:11 PM BST
Number of goals Harry Kane has scored that has even partially contributed towards a trophy Win (including knock out games QF, SF etc...) = 0 (ZERO)
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- June 16, 2024 11:49 PM BST
We were always likely to struggle on left and Serbia could have worked it out too.

No left footer,.. Why not try saka on left as we had plenty
on right, and he's left footed, surely could give
him 20 mins to half hour.

First half he was good tonite, second half fullback
learnt, so he could have gone then, give it a whirl,
be creative...
Report lfc1971 June 17, 2024 12:53 AM BST
Southgate should have been sacked immediately for
playing Trippier on the left wing - madness!
Report 1st time poster June 17, 2024 9:39 AM BST
no doubt a good player but the  JUDE MANIA is embarrassing take away the goal off a complete fluke of a cross and what was there, lots of huffing and puffing ,chest thumping, winding the crowd up, but the bedwetting about a 40 yd sideaways ,20 yds backwards volley pass when no defender was within 30 yds of him with all the time in the world was embarrassing,
2nd half besides beating the same man 4 times before chiping in to keepers hands he did absolutely nothing
Report differentdrum June 17, 2024 10:00 AM BST
I don't get this playing well for 30 minutes. How many times did they look like adding to that early goal?

From what I have heard the media have gone down racing's cheerleading route.
Report Whisperingdeath June 17, 2024 10:22 AM BST
Let’s see how Serbia do in this competition.
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 17, 2024 10:36 AM BST
+ves are it was easily the best defensive performance of the Euros so far.  Serbia had no decent chances.  Negatives, England were totally ineffective on the left hand side.  There was now width or danger.  Foden was awful, (I partly blame Southgate) and Trippier who was very solid defensively, offered nowt offensively and no width as he's right footed.  How bad must Chilwell be now?  England need Grealish when they are under the cosh, especially in this match where Serbia were going man for man.  Grealish normally has players doubling up on him.  I'd have prolly bought on Eze.   Like Southgate, TAA was all over the place (I blame Southgate there too)  Better teams could have exploited his two bad mistakes.  If England can't keep the ball, I'd chance Wharton, or move Bellingham back and play Palmer in the ten.  The good thing is if England beat Denmark, they've likely won the group, so Shaw can get a full 90 minutes, and players like Wharton, Palmer and Eze can press their case.  Thank god for Bellingham
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 17, 2024 10:45 AM BST
If England are going to win the Euros, looks like it will be from the Greece 2004 handbook
Report unitedbiscuits June 17, 2024 10:47 AM BST
Disagree with most comments. Mostly positive reinforcements from last night for me. Without Bellingham, England have a decent squad but not a tournament winning squad imo but really great players can elevate their teammates and Bellingham's influence will have that effect on the whole camp. We were robbed of Duncan Edwards but his spirit has come back. We are very lucky.

England have also been lucky having to play Marc Guehi. I don't doubt the manager would have stuck with Harry Maguire if possible but on the evidence of the tournament so far he would have been a liability. Grappling in the box is not permitted.

Foden will step up.
Report barstool June 17, 2024 10:59 AM BST
Players look like they are in straight jackets. How many took on the opposition last night?, very few.

Can only come from the Manager who is naturally negative.

Exiting Football from England?

Not a Chance with that moron in charge.
Report mesmerised June 17, 2024 11:05 AM BST
Play two number 10's in Foden and Bellingham, nobody better than Foden in threading balls through, drop Trent, put Gordon or Eze out wide. I'd drop Kane and play Toney as well, Kane clearly half fit.
Report Whisperingdeath June 17, 2024 11:44 AM BST
The only change I would make is to drop Trent and either swap for Mainoo.

Maybe move Foden into midfield with Gordon or Palmer on the left.

Drop Kane? Radio rubbish!
Report Pleasegivemeanailedontip June 17, 2024 12:12 PM BST
Thought Cesc Fabregas comments were interesting. Ultimately the good players have got to want to play better. Having a shocking manager isnt an excuse, go out there and grab the game despite him.

Foden, TAA, Bellingham and Kane should all be giving themselves and each other a rocket after that performance but i suspect they wont
Report elise June 17, 2024 12:43 PM BST
southgate seems to struggle to adapt his tactics & formation, if it works he's fine, but said before once you need to adjust he doesn't have the ability to make it happen, an abundance of talent but tactically he's lacking, he needs to find the right balance whether by choice or accident
Report mecca June 17, 2024 1:16 PM BST
Can anyone imagine Gareth giving anyone a b0ll0ckin?

People who only get interested in footie when the WC or Euros are on think that Gareth is a great manager ... remember when England got beat 4-0 by Hungary at Molineux .... "You don't know what you're doin'" was the loud chant from the fans, so I'm guessing that The FA won't be bringing an England fixture to Wolverhampton ever again
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- June 17, 2024 1:25 PM BST
Kane really could have gone and played left wing for all good he did first half.

Hope the rest has brought him on for game 2.
Report mesmerised June 17, 2024 1:36 PM BST
Kane had TWO touches of the ball in the first half, it's the job of the midfield to feed him, not his job as some have said to come and get the ball, that's a waste of his talent. Southgate needs Foden and Bellingham centrally and someone one the left wing that can actually beat a defender, cross or make runs towards goal with aim of giving him the ball. But in the Denmark game based on his comments pre match, there will be no changes.

Hope the FA are on the phone to Klopp's representatives because if they don't get him someone else will.

Kind Regards.
Report brentford June 17, 2024 1:51 PM BST
There's a case to be made for Kane dropping a bit deeper at times to create space but that's up to how you want to play tactically...
neither is wrong or right as such..it's also worth noting that despite a relatively quiet game it still took a very decent save to keep him off the score sheet and he's currently the most fouled player in the tournament (6) - some of those very handy in reducing Serbian momentum in the 2nd half..
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- June 17, 2024 1:52 PM BST
Where was Kane when Bellingham scored?

Really can't remember...



Can imagine Bellingham would have had to push past Toney or Watkins to
get that...
Report Pleasegivemeanailedontip June 17, 2024 1:56 PM BST
Kane said afterwards that it was his job to get free kicks in those situations. Not sure what to think about that.
Report unitedbiscuits June 17, 2024 2:02 PM BST
Some of you worry too much. All will be well. Once Foden and Kane get their teeth into the Danes, you will be eating humble pie. It is considered almost a sin to be critical of Denmark because of Eriksen but the team is very ordinary. Time to release the handbrake, Mr Southgate, in your last tournament as England manager..
Report elise June 17, 2024 2:02 PM BST
i think kane was near post and bellingham far when the cross came in for the goal, but in fairness to him where was the service? it took until bowen got round the back for him to see a decent ball
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- June 17, 2024 2:08 PM BST
There were a few balls played across the box that went to nobody.

Kane is easily our best finisher, but he needs
to make the right runs to get service.

He's usually good in group games..
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- June 17, 2024 2:11 PM BST
You are correct, near post, so a decent run, apologies Harry.
Report 1st time poster June 17, 2024 3:11 PM BST
CES FABREGAS getting praised for spouting THEORY BASED RUBBISH
what happens if fodden,kane,saka,trent all decide in the same game they want to step up and play the  roy of the rovers role like JUDE, JUDE imo now playing like beckham did in the old trafford game against greece ,doing his own thing, FEEDING THE JUDE MANIA,if he plays like that against better sides and it doesnt come off we might be in trouble
CES also said putting defensive players on instead of attacking players, puts doubt in players mind,but the subs went on because we,d  already lost control,our attacking play, is CES seriously suggesting that if CES,MEESI,chavi, BUSQ lost control of a game attacking wise and you took 2 or 3 of those players off ,the subs replacing them would br able to get the momentum back that those 4 had lost, if fodden,jude,saka,trent,kane,rice,had lost control/momentum of the game CES isnt seriously sugggesting that by taking 2 or 3 of them off and replacing them with gall,watlins,palmer,eze etcwould have changed the game in 20 mins as subs,if so they should be starting
Report Pleasegivemeanailedontip June 17, 2024 4:50 PM BST
Its theory but to be fair Cesc has won a couple of euros and a world cup. He said bringing on defensive players sends adefensive message but not sure he was saying the opposite is true though (i agree putting 6 up front doesnt suddenly swing the team back onto confidence mode)

I agree Bellingham may be destabilising things. Some players need to boss everyone else around to give themselves confidence but we need those four or five key players at their best and not just one - Bellingham needs to be aware of that to some extent but its up to individuals to work out how they are going to play better in the next game
Report lurka June 17, 2024 7:13 PM BST
It's Southgate. I'd say Bellingham is given freedom to roam all the way into the box and the likes of Saka, Foden aren't because they have to man the wings and help the FB on their side. When he brings on defensive players he's changing tactics to close the game out. Southgate is sending the players that message because they are his tactics and the players know this before the match.

The guy is very defensively minded and one goal is always enough for him. Croatia and Italy sensed that and you could see the equalisers in those games coming a mile off. I'm not sure his defence is as strong this time and his midfield isn't protecting it as much either.
Report mesmerised June 17, 2024 7:16 PM BST
What we've learned thus far from this tournament is that England are at least 3rd favourites behind Germany and Spain.
Report elise June 17, 2024 7:18 PM BST
about to be 4th?
Report penzance June 17, 2024 7:21 PM BST
Got the squad to win it.
Report mesmerised June 17, 2024 7:22 PM BST
mbappe needs to turn up where Lukaku and Kane havent.

unbelievable record though last 25 years, 4 World Cup finals and 2 Euro finals, winning half of them.
Report 11kv June 17, 2024 7:22 PM BST
3pts
Report unitedbiscuits June 17, 2024 7:23 PM BST
It's a two way street; some of England's best players are developing under managers more distinguished than Southgate. They will have their say if England falter. Fortunately, Denmark are next up and the next match is not critical. In fact, it may help in England stall.
Report unitedbiscuits June 17, 2024 7:25 PM BST
By "in" "if" was intended, obviously.
Report elise June 17, 2024 7:25 PM BST
it will either be a stall as you say or they will find the balance and win easily
Report Whisperingdeath June 17, 2024 7:29 PM BST
It’s up to the players now. Bellingham gives too much. It is time for others to stand up.

We are a little harsh on England, look at Belgium.
Report Whisperingdeath June 17, 2024 7:33 PM BST
I don’t agree with the pundits in TAA. I would rather have a midfielder in there like Mainoo. Not seen much of Wharton but I think he might also be the type of player the midfield needs. Too many players. Just pick the best in each position.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- June 17, 2024 7:49 PM BST
Wharton has potential to join it all up with his passing.

He might flop, who knows, but surely is, on his game,
the sort of player we need.
Report penzance June 17, 2024 7:54 PM BST
Wouldn't surprise me if the same team was named barring injuries.
Let's not forget they did win the game.
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