no shape, Beckham and Gerrard continually coming into the middle to cuddle eachother with Fat Franky playing as a DM while Scott Parker sits on a beach in the Med somehere, WTF!!!! :fero:
no proper movement, just frenetic football, hot potato football with no plan, what has Sven been doing in Sardinia ? don't tell me, another load of games of 'pig in the middle' his only method he uses.
no defensive organisation, well no cover from the midfield and the defence wandering around aimlessly with no co-ordianation, again does Sven do defensive drills other than 'all get behind the ball lads, and try to get a touch anyway and anyhow" ?
complete shambles, France are playing Ukraine this weekend, our best bet is to offer to buy Dynamo Kiev a new striker if they cripple enough Frenchman in this game, if they take over five out we will buy a new midfielder as well.
Beckham has got to get it into his head he is a right sided player for England, the only player to give it to right was Neville, we were so narrow it is ridiculous even in the first 25 mins.
i disagree i think France would have murdered us in the first 25 mins, we were not great at all, the Japanese just were a bit scared for some reason, as soon as they realised we were not all that was when the game became a true balance, the Japanese were a much better team than us, that we ran more early on shouldn't hide that fact.
that passed and moved like a proper team, our play had no pattern and was just all off the cuff, our attacks were completely disorganised, even in the first 30 mins.
"the Japanese just were a bit scared for some reason, as soon as they realised we were not all that was when the game became a true balance"
these words are important to me. Japanese players don't need to be intimidated just because their names aren't as famous as the opposition counterparts. they can stand up and play football as good as anyone. this is why i was pleased when okada targeted the semis.
The season's over but we still have the Cup to be decided
Some familiar names but who the hell are Vegalta Sendai?
Important semi for the 2 sides below. Both haven't qualified for the Champions League and could do with getting the last ticket to that competition
Starts in a week and a half, so I figured I could open a thread to discuss it (and perhaps some lower level AFC competitions - AFC Cup and President's Cup, but I doubt there is much interest).
The draw has already occurred - 7 teams from lower level Asian leagues will playoff for two spots...
Katharina Gerhard, a female referee from Bonn, Germany, start her debut in Taiwan Premier Football League 2019 match between Taipei Red Lions and Taiwan Sports University today, in Taipei Municipal Stadium. The match is the second match of the day held in the same pitch with heavy torrential...
8 games played, 5 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses
Our best player of the qualification was Reza Goochnanejad
We've defeated Korea back to back already. Strong accomplishment considering this team was a nightmare in recent years.
I'd like to see this new team progress further in the Asian Cup.