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England Must Now Try To Win – Rather Than Avoid Losing

11:28 am, Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 121 Comments

Yohan Cabaye has admitted that England made it very difficult for France yesterday, with their rugged and spirited defensive play.

Jolean Lescott  races past Yohan Cabaye after scoring England’s goal

France were the better  side,  and at times  dominated the game, but they couldn’t get the win, thanks in large part to a well organized and sturdy England defense.

And England even had to rely on their defense for the goal, with  Joleon Lescott’s scoring in the 30th minute with a great header from a perfect Steven Gerrard free-kick.

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan  Cabaye – who had a good game in the heart of the France midfield - had this to say after the game:

“We took some time to enter the game,” “It took us a while to get our game flowing.” “We will need to keep this good circulation of the ball for what is to come.”

“We love to have the ball, that is our trademark.” “We expected England to field two lines of four players, but we had a hard time to play in depth.”

And Patrice Evra thought the game resembled Chelsea’s famous performance at the Nou Camp,  in the European Champions league last season:

“We are frustrated, because I think we played much better,” “At times, it was like there were 15 bodies in front of us. It was really difficult to find space.”

“People laugh, but they played the way that Chelsea played against Barcelona.”  “Maybe the fans want England to play more football, but if they win the tournament like that, they will be happy.”

Those are fair words from the Manchester United left-back.

England got a good result yesterday, but France were by far the better side, and had most of the possession, especially after the first 20 minutes or so.

But it was a much better result than it was a performance from the England side, and we shouldn’t get too carried away, and the England players were hanging on in the last 20 minutes or so, as France became even more dominant.

In the other Group D game,  Andrei Shevchenko showed what a hero he is, and he’s still a decent player even at 35, with two great headed goals, in a come-from-behind win by the Ukraine.

When they had gone behind to a goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic after 52 minutes, Ukraine surged forward, and within 10 minutes they were 2-1 up.

And they kept up their pace and determination to record a great first victory in the Euo 2012 Championships, which they are hosting with Poland.

We were hoping for a draw in that game, which would have benefited England, but it was hard to deny the Ukraine such an emotional win, with their best ever player and captain scoring two great goals.

England will have to start attacking and try to win the next two games of course, rather than concentrating on not losing, which is basically what they did yesterday – if we are honest.

Comments welcome.



Tags: England News · Euro 2012 · International News · Yohan Cabaye



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121 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Being buried up to the neck in hundreds and thousands is too good for Ashley.

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    http://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=hb_tab_pro_top

    This is how i look, not black, but not a racist either

  • 3 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    I’m confused… Being racist isn’t exclusive to black people of that’s what you’re getting at?

  • 4 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    If**

  • 5 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    For France’s sake, Clichy should start ahead of Evra – he was appalling and the reason they conceded.

  • 6 Grafton83 // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    @ Ben
    Evra has been poor all season, he won’t last long in Man Utds starting XI so how he is starting for France I don’t know.

  • 7 terencelim // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    @5 Evra forgot he was playing for France. Those kind of push wouldn’t resulted in foul if he plays for his club Referee United. Wellbeck is another Manure spoilt child kept moaning at the referee yesterday.

  • 8 Nick 69 // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    terencelim – he had every right to moan at the ref, we were getting fouled left right and centre and getting absolutely nothing, yet everytime a French player went down the whislte was blown. Ref was shocking, as have pretty much all the refs this tournament so far

  • 9 -Tendo- // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    @ 7 The ref and the linesmen were appaling yesterday! well, to us anyway….bookings left right and centre for england but none for france. Wellbeck and all the england players had every right to have a go and the ref!

  • 10 Grafton83 // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Also I don’t think France were really that much better they were restricted to long shots from what I remeber and for all their possesion what did they really do with it? A draw was the right result.

    For me it was a lot better than what I was expecting so fair play to all the players and the manager. Also ref wasn’t really helping England.

  • 11 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    M’Vila is for sale, SNAP HIM UP and hope Cashley recognises his talent

  • 12 Spudzy // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Morning my fellow mags, Me and my mate as set up a new facebook page and would like to get as many likes as possible. As we all know every facebook page starts with 0 likes, So please like We Are The Famous Newcastle United

  • 13 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    —–M’Vila—–Tioté—–
    ———-Cabaye———

    Would be beautiful, really unlikely but I hope and pray we get him.

  • 14 Grafton83 // Jun 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Good to see Defoe as well, I hope he’s alright with what he’s dealing with right now.

  • 15 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    The ref was pretty bad like. The only defence is that he ignored the little trips and booked for more rash challenges. Not much of a defence i know. He seemed at least slightly biased and this is coming from a guy who wasn’t bothered about the result

  • 16 ballerfan2 // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    England Must Now Try To Win – Rather Than Avoid Losing

    Yes – that’s tournament football alright and always has been. Oh and you could insert the name of any other country in place of England. Rule No 1 – DON”T LOSE FIRST GAME.
    Hodgson’s tactics were spot on given the players he has.

  • 17 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Who would you rather has a CDM, Tioté or M’Vila

  • 18 lewytoon // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    im bored of us not signing anyone else, there hasnt been a whisper of anything decent or valid apart from anita

  • 19 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    @ballerfan that’s rather cynical. Ed is referring to the fact that our tactics are very defensive and we need to go for it a bit more. Unless you were being sarcastic

  • 20 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    @lewy there’s time yet and there’s bound to be avenues being explored behind the scenes that only a select few know about. Like cwarr.

  • 21 cyprus // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Hey Evra,
    You stole my point, that England did a Chelsea. Never mind, let’s hope for better next game. Then again, from whom? Terry (well he is a Chelsea), Gerrard (past it), Parker (ex-Chelsea!), Young (did he play?!), Henderson (ex- ). Admittedly, brightest spark did come from (ex) Chelsea, Johnson.

  • 22 bollance // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    NUFC taking advantage of favourable exchange rate. Players from abroad are relatively less due to the weak Euro so we can afford better players.

    Using this theory though, our players become more expensive to foreign clubs. Therefore ´the plan´ as referred by G Carr may be to sell our players to prem rivals (ie Tiote to Chelsea or which ever rumour you believe).

  • 23 lewytoon // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    the brighest spark was chamberlain in my opinion

  • 24 cyprus // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Yes, agreed, he did try

  • 25 Beattie25 // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    We don’t know it we have signed anyone yet or not.

    The window doesn’t officially open until July 1st. Yes some clubs have revealed their transfers but we are very secretive and may not know until after that date.

    Last year we announced our free signings (as with Amalfitano) before June 18th but we cannot say the same this year.

    For all we know July 1st will role round (perhaps after the final of the Euros) and Pards will be sat next to 5 new signings.

    I still believe some deals are already done but we cannot (or will not) announce them until after July 1st or when players return from holidays and/or international duties.

  • 26 bollance // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Clubs pay a premium for proven premiership ability. In the past we paid for this ie Owen.

    The only players we will sign with proven prem experience will be on frees (hoillet). Players though have copped onto this Ba release clause / hoillet excessive wage demands.

    Post GC (graham carr) we have only signed Obertan / simo from prem and neither were proven prem players so were on the cheap.

    Pardew admitted to speaking with Malky Mackay about targets so expect a player to come in from championship (butterfield / mariappa / bigirimana).

  • 27 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    A first bid is always about testing how thick the ice is.
    The Anita situation will probably evolve, but we wont go double.

  • 28 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    yohan cabaye ?@YCabayeofficiel
    Hope you good my twittos ??? Speak to you soon about something …

    Debuchy joins NUFC?

  • 29 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    So after yesterday’s performance, i think we can forget about Debuchy.

    That was a world class performance for a right back and he’s 5 times the player Simpson.

    And his value probably rocketed by 5 times too. bye bye. next target.

  • 30 flash // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    have to say that I think England should have won this game. Now I`m not a big fan of Fat Sam`s tactics but that would have killed the french yesterday if you play Big AC upfront maybe welbeck on wing instead of Millner. Then try to set pieces and hit them in Central defence. Also why England dropped so deep after scoring is beyond me. Surley Roy should have been on the touchline screaming for them to push out and also John Terry- STeve G should have done that given their experience. Looking at the french performance I think they showed far too much repsect for England and problably thought just dont loose your first game. If they gone for it then it would have been a dark day for England

  • 31 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Beattie of ov lol
    dannyo that’s exactly what i was saying on the last anita thread

  • 32 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    On a good note, Cabaye was brilliant in midfield for France.

    First season with us was just a warm up. Can’t wait to see him all settled and his engine firing on all cyclinders.

  • 33 Indian Magpie // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Oluwashina Okeleji ?@oluwashina
    CONFIRMED: EPL duo Man United and Newcastle heading for South Africa this summer. #MUFC to Cape Town to play Ajax, and #NUFC to Soweto.
    Retweeted by Mark Douglas

  • 34 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Dannyo that is hopeful. You’ll restart rumours mate

  • 35 WWYCD // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Dannyo
    More likely something added to his website or news from the French camp

  • 36 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    I’ll do it again:

    yohan cabaye ?@YCabayeofficiel
    Hope you good my twittos ??? Speak to you soon about something …

    He also tweeted the same thing in french…

    Start speculating!

  • 37 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    I would just simply love it if Debuchy joins us. But i just can’t see it happening after yesterday’s performance. The big clubs must have definately turned their head in his direction and his value might go off the roof after this Euro if he performs consistently throughout in that level.

    Already 1 of the most accomplished fullback on the planet.

  • 38 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    @WWYCD
    I’m always a skeptic, i hope he’s not saying he’s joined another team…
    Debuchy could surely not have joined, he just played yesterday.

  • 39 lewytoon // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    yohan cabaye ?@YCabayeofficiel
    i would like to announce i am joining runners up Manchester United, thanks for the support Newcastle, see you next season

  • 40 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    yohan cabaye ?@YCabayeofficiel
    most likely i will be paired with my midfield partner Tiote in midfield and Debuchy will be joining us as well in Manchester. Bye Newcastle

  • 41 MacToon // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Both teams imo were guilty of not wanting to lose, especially the second half. Don’t know what people expected from England but a point out of the first game against France is ok. I liked the mix of older experienced players (at the back) with younger quicker players (up front).
    Maybe with a little more time it might work out well.

  • 42 lewytoon // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    i dont think i wouldve put henderson on yesterday though, not good enough at all

  • 43 Indian Magpie // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    All The best Yohan, hope you do well. take care of tiote

  • 44 WWYCD // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Dannyo
    I don’t think Yo will be joining another team this summer mate relax ;)

  • 45 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    @WWYCD
    Probably not, and something on his website isn’t a bad suggestion either.
    Gah, silly season is a hate/love relationship…

  • 46 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Lewy… Don’t talk about my follower on twitter like that ????

  • 47 WWYCD // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Dannyo
    Haha aye too much speculation for me…though I do get a sick kick out of pointing out how wrong some links are ;)

  • 48 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Don’t wind me up boys. I’ve just been talkin to my wokmate about Cabaye being irreplaceable if he is allowed to get into the role he played last night.
    The news is that we’ve signed sessegnon for a tenner

  • 49 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    @WWYCD
    Lol, i’ve noticed that, u sick bastard. Telling people things that might contradict their hopes and thoughts.
    How dare u…

  • 50 lewytoon // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    hahaha, he follows you??

  • 51 WWYCD // Jun 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Dannyo
    Haha but its enjoyable specially when people are saying we’ll spend 20-30 mill and bring in 7-10 players, I mean howay

  • 52 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    @wwycd that’s exactly what’s going to happen

  • 53 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    @WWYCD
    Well, that’s kind of the other extreme tho, i doubt many here think that, but as always, for every scenario, there are some willing to bet on it.
    I just dont get how they could say it out loud and still belive it.

  • 54 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    I reckon Debuchy is close to joining – what else would put Yohan in a good mood.

  • 55 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Looks like Cabaye is doing a Hazard on twitter!

  • 56 Toon1978 // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Joining Man Utd might put him in a good mod hahaha. Nah, i obviously hope its his best mate joining him at NUFC. Fingers crossed lads.

  • 57 WWYCD // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Cwarr
    Is it really?

    Dannyo
    I think ud be surprised at how many expect big spending or multiple names this summer haha but we will see. Tbf some believe every link has legs can’t say am in that camp like.

    Ben Arfa
    Maybe he got laid last night?

  • 58 Toon1978 // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Mood*

  • 59 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    @wwycd yep
    and to combine 2 theories he got laid with Debuchy thus taking their relationship to the next level

  • 60 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Who says he’s in a good mood? Lol

  • 61 WWYCD // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Cwarr
    Haha that would be a handsome overload

  • 62 Garreth // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

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    http://kwiksurveys.com/?u=London2012Olympics

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  • 63 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    @WWYCD,
    He’s not allowed to speak anything but French so I’d doubt he ordered a hooker.

    @Cwarr,
    Translate his French tweet, it mentions something interesting – I’d doubt he’d tweet something bad

  • 64 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Wwycd double dreamboat. *swoon*

  • 65 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    There’s always a BUT garreth!

  • 66 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    @WWYCD
    I chalk that down to inexperience, the more mature people on here usually, usually has their head screwd on right, and get that that wont happen, and building a team takes time.
    Even Man City spending like mental, it took em 4 years to get the title.
    And they expect us do to it quicker and with a profit on player sales, while lowering wages and cutting costs?

    Mwhahahahahahahahaha. It’ll take longer, allot longer.

  • 67 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    @Ben arfa maybe its a beauty tip?

  • 68 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    @Cwarr,
    Debuchy is too busy snogging Giroud for Cabaye to get some action!

  • 69 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    @Cwarr,
    Or something to do with PPI ;)

  • 70 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Also, French window opens tomorrow…

  • 71 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    @Danny,
    How about Debuchy’s fee and terms have been agreed – they’re just waiting to announce it?

  • 72 toonincheek // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    graham cwarr – @59
    I know you are joking but still in pathetically bad taste.

    If that is the limit of your . . . whatever . . .
    give us a break

  • 73 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    @Ben Arfa
    Who knows mate, honestly, no one has a clue. And when would they have time to do a medical and everything? Unless that was done before the Euros?
    Or it has been done today? etc etc.
    I can’t see it, however much i want it, i cant realistically see it.

  • 74 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    It better be something important or else I won’t get Cabaye printed on my home shirt for next season… When is it going to be released?

  • 75 Nick 69 // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    ilovetoon8788 – one thing i can gurantee is the Debuchy’s value hasn’t went through the roof, or even risen whatsoever, as he has an 8million Euro release clause. We meet it, and the bid is accepted, simple as that

  • 76 graham cwarr // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    In all fairness toonincheek im gay so ill say what i like there

  • 77 WWYCD // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    I would love it if he is just giving out grooming tips hahahaha would be top draw!

    Cwarr
    Haha even the image has me a little excited I can’t lie

    Dannyo
    Aye probably right there lad seasoned posters sont expect half as much which is fine by me ;)
    Can u imagine if we had Citys owners….ahh to dream haha

  • 78 nimo // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Whats cabs said on the old twitter anyway.. Heard inter are in for debuchy too.. Hope we get him looked a great playr yesterday

  • 79 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    @WWYCD,
    Imagine the buys we’d get with Carr’s scouting… Messi who?

    I’m turning my attention to tapping up a couple of rich Qataris now :)

  • 80 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    @WWYCD
    Moneywise, that would be immense, but even better, if we could have the structure that MA has implemented, with the money City has…
    We’d be unstoppable.

  • 81 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Wait he tweeted in English… Didn’t be say in an interview yesterday he is only allowed to speak French??

  • 82 WWYCD // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Ben Arfa
    Well get on it lad need some funds this summer haha

    Dannyo
    Aye would be cracking woud be really like Arsenal and who wouldn’t love that :D

  • 83 rich_toonfan // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    @dannyo

    Can’t see debuchy deal for but maybe few an wages agreed just waiting for medical then Confirmed?

    Very unlikely but same way kagawa has agreed man utd move But not finalised until medical is complete

  • 84 rich_toonfan // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Fee not few

  • 85 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    @rich
    Ye, but should Debuchy joining be released by Yohan? Doubt the club would be too happy about that, unless Yohan has talked to them.

  • 86 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Twitter app is messed up for me.
    Has Cabaye tweeted since?

  • 87 Toontappy // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Debuchy has just tweeted Newcastle or Inter Milan,not sure if his account is real but I’ve made it clear he needs to come to the TOON..

  • 88 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    The Debuchy account is fake, and Cabaye has not tweeted yet.

  • 89 t00ntime // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    About england:
    The french didnt really play better imo they passed it around more nothing else, england let them pass it around and stopped the from getting into the box. All of frances chances are from outside the box and only a few made har sweat…
    England had the best chance with milner.
    So to me england were the better side as we made more chances and kept france back to stupid shots

    Now on cabaye, if its about a signing je wont be able to say till nufc have confirmed it first (nufc.co.uk) so maybe he says he has news and now he is waiting till nufc confirm. Yet again he might of just got some new boots

  • 90 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Debuchy didn’t play much of a defender’s role more of a right mid who defended a bit. Is it just me?

  • 91 robcstar // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    @ Ben Arfa: My thoughts were he looks a good player but wonder what he is like defending!

  • 92 mindshaft // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    England were 2nd best all game, depressingly defensive and it looked like they had set out thier stall to try and get a goal on the break – terrible to watch but well organised and effective, don’t think we can get anywhere playing like that although we have one of the easiest groups with Ukraine and Sweden likely to be easy wins (they were both awful last night) reckon we’ll get last 16 spot and get knocked out or even last eight if we get very very lucky – press will bang on about the new golden generation and the bulldog spirit, we still won’t coach passing football and another decade where we’ll win sweet f.a

  • 93 mindshaft // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    t00ntime – france 15 shots on target – England 1 on target
    were you watching the same game, even hodgson and the england players have said they were outplayed but held on

  • 94 cupiddstunt // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    I do wonder at times what people really “LOOK AT” when they spout forth about what they apparently “SAW”.

    The way England played Debuchy did not have a lot to do as a fb, so was allowed to play a far more attacking role.

    Please judge a full back when he has played several games against opposition that have put him repeatedly under pressure then you will have the chance to “SEE” the player.

    Also look at his attitude when things are not going so well for him and you will “SEE” the real player.

    We want players that thrive under adversity not those that only shine when they are given the time and space to look good.

  • 95 lewytoon // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    tottenham apparently bidded 10m for krul

  • 96 shearermania // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    had a dream last night that we signed Debuchy but then he did his acl in his debut game being out for the season……

  • 97 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    @Lewy,
    Just read that.
    Apparently Forster will be his cover if Krul leaves… Interesting to say the least…

  • 98 Sazzer // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    When Rooney is back hopefully England will start playing like Man U/Arsenal rather than Chelsea/Liverpool.

  • 99 @timuJ // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    on Debuchy, yeah his attacking qualities were on show yesterday and he didn’t have much do defensively because England were poor/non-existent in the final third – but he is the no. 1 French right-back at the moment so I think he should be decent enough in defence as well.

    I personally, think he should be our top target to take over from Simmo, and he may well be

  • 100 Sazzer // Jun 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Don’t worry Krul will stay, unless all money from Bale and Modric sales go straight into our accounts and he become Premier leagues most well paid player.

  • 101 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    If we sold Krul, i’d like us to get Vorm. He’s immense. My favorite keeper outside our own ofc.

  • 102 TimKrulFan // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Cabaye played well but dont no how he wasnt booked

  • 103 cupiddstunt // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    mindshaft@ # 92

    I’m not too sure what you are looking at when you say we have one of the easiest groups with Ukraine and Sweden likely to be easy wins.

    Ukraine on home soil not an easy game.

    Sweden, have you any idea what England’s record is against????? Rhetorical question really as your comment about the group being easy tell all that you haven’t a clue.

    A little bit of info last 13 games against Sweden England won ONE (played at Wembley so home advantage) lost FOUR drawn eight.

    So tell me bright spark where is the easy qualifying????

  • 104 cupiddstunt // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Dannyo @ # 101

    Agreed Vorm is a class keeper and I for one would have no problems with seeing Vorm in between the sticks for NUFC if the player merry-go-round really kicks off. :)

  • 105 t00ntime // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    @mindshaft
    I never said we had more chances I said we had BETTER chances…
    Correct me if i’m wrong but did france not only get a chance inside the 18 from a set piece?
    They had no penetration what so ever, like barca block them and they run out of ideas fast!

  • 106 keeleytoon // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    This was cabayes last tweet,Comment vont mes twittos ?? Je reviens vite vers vous pour proposer quelque chose qui pourra peut être vous intéresser

    Which translates
    How are my twittos? I’ll be right back to you to suggest something that may be of interest to you

  • 107 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    @keeley,

    Read the old comments!

    Tell us already Yohan!!

  • 108 keeleytoon // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    I did read them but some one posted about him and tiote leaving? I was just trying to confirm that ain’t true, wonder what the news is though

  • 109 Korzic // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    I really wish people would stop with the rumours from CaughtOffside or Goal. You’d be far more accurate to just randomly pick 2 teams and a player from a hat and ask a Magic 8 Ball.

  • 110 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    It’s called a joke!

  • 111 Papiss9 // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    I see there is rumours about Tim Krul going to spurs.

    Why the hell should he go there? he has played regular first team football for one season, which turned out to be really good and he’s been here since he was 17.

    Spurs do not have CL, so this rumour is a joke.

  • 112 keeleytoon // Jun 12, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Sorry mate didn’t mean to sound so serious! An really curious now though about what it’s about prob nothing much!

  • 113 yorkshireToon // Jun 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Dannyo

    How do you know the account is fake? He’s posted several close up pictures with fans and friends

  • 114 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    As told a few days ago, games against Olympiakos and Porto in Portugal confirmed.
    Fantastic games to start with :) European League class matches.

  • 115 Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Swear we are waiting longer for Cabaye to tweet than it did for Hazard!!

  • 116 Sazzer // Jun 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    For some reason Benzema decided to play attacking midfielder than striker. That gave France no chance for through balls nor crosses. Just long shots. England played well defensively. And had few great chances up front.

    Both teams need to improve if they want to go far in this tournament. But both looked more harmonious than past few tournaments. Which makes me think that they will pass Ukraine and Sweden rather easily. I’m less worried now than before tournament started since England normally have a hard time against Sweden, and Ukraine plays at home.
    And France can be really bad when that start fighting eachother despite being favories on papers.

  • 117 Dannyo // Jun 12, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    @yorkshiretoon
    It’s been confirmed by several journos, who have been told by Debuchy, that the account is fake.

  • 118 tonynufc // Jun 12, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    msi douglas retweet.
    Debuchy has told l’Equipe nothing will be decided on his future until after the Euros. ‘I have wishes,but we will discuss them

  • 119 ryan toon // Jun 12, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Hope this cabaye tweet thing is gunna be a new signing. So excited

  • 120 tonynufc // Jun 12, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    newcastle to compete in a friendly cup in faro along with porto and olympiacos. from 26th to 28th of july

  • 121 gonufc (up and Hatem) // Jun 12, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    toonincheek – despite your name, don’t know if you’re horribly uptight or have some issues to deal with…




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