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Shearer Slams Pathetic And Inept England After Shocking Loss

10:24 pm, Monday, June 27th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

It must be a Championship going on again as the England players just don’t seem to have the mental toughness to play anywhere near their best form when it really matters.

And another big embarrassment in Nice tonight as Iceland won the game 2-1 after being behind early to a Wayne Rooney penalty after 4 minutes – but they were 2-1 up after 18 minutes and another bad mistake by goalkeeper Joe Hart – his second of the tournament.

Alan Shearer +Emeralds+Ivy+Ball+Arrivals+xjLhBDsSJyPl

Alan Shearer – England were pathetic



Iceland is a small country with a population of 323,00 compared to England’s 51,000,000 – but was it really such a big shock – Iceland were the better side tonight and they did excellent in their qualifying games over the last  two years and were in the same group as the Netherlands – who failed to qualify.

England haven’t done much in a tournament for the last 50 years since we won the World Cup in 1966 – we haven’t won a knockout game for 10 years.

We reached the semi-finals of the World Cup under Bobby Robson in 1990 and the semi-final of the European Championship in 1996 under Terry Venables.

We lost on penalties in both games after extra time to – yes – Germany – it was actually West Germany in 1990.

It’s not good – so it’s just a good job we have a good Newcastle team at the moment – even though we have just been relegated.

There’s a light at the end of what is a long tunnel if you are both an England fan and a Newcastle fan.

🙂

Alan was worried enough at half time.



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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 AncientC // Jun 27, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    I blame the FA. Hodgson got the job because he fits their profile… nothing to do managerial talent.

  • 2 manxpie // Jun 27, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    the whole england set-up needs to change so southgate is a defo no
    pick players on form simple as that
    not because they have been in the “set-up” before
    what were sterling,barkley,wilshire and henderson doing there?
    even sturridge
    all out of form and unfit
    ridiculous how is that not being talked about

  • 3 Thump // Jun 27, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    So Roy has resigned with a few weeks left on his contract.

    Jump before the push?

  • 4 manxpie // Jun 27, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    missed out over-rated aswell for a few!

  • 5 Novocastrian66 // Jun 27, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    No England player has the bottle to front up to the media. Shows what a spineless bunch they are. Happy to take the plaudits but not the brickbats.

  • 6 AncientC // Jun 27, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    They could have had Redknapp and Brendan Rodgers working together, but, ya know, Roy is good old boy who has been around the block. Managed in Italy don’t you know…

  • 7 manxpie // Jun 27, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    i would have bet on hart coming out he seems to love it
    but obviously a total shut down

  • 8 AncientC // Jun 27, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    Harry Redknapp does not believe the Football Association’s senior officials are equipped to make high-level sporting decisions and said he “would not trust them to show him a good manager if their lives depended on it”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/oct/07/harry-redknapp-fa-no-clue-england

    From 2013. Did he ever have it right.

  • 9 jimiley // Jun 27, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    Rooney is only on 300k a WEEK. It is not enough. He needs 500K a week, then watch him go. He always plays better after a massive weekly pay rise. So do the other lads as well. The standard of English football is bollocks. The money the players get is obscene. Average players getting a million pounds a month. Joke.

  • 10 BeeGuy // Jun 27, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Iceland offense like a Championship side but their defense is brilliant. They defended like they had the English game plan in their back pockets.

  • 11 rickielad // Jun 28, 2016 at 12:52 AM

    Does anyone else think we should adopt the Iceland chant for Toon, Toon next season, it’ll put the fear of God into everyone!




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