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Re: Nations League & Friendlies

by Zip » 18 Nov 2020 21:45

Lovely stuff from Wales tonight. Dan James outstanding. So promotion to the top League and a very good chance of a World Cup play off place if we mess up the WC qualifiers

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Re: Nations League & Friendlies

by Ascotexgunner » 18 Nov 2020 21:48

Phew, glad that's over. Thought Finland would be a bigger problem after they humiliated France a few days ago. Brilliant for the first hour, no danger sending off helped......then the sh*t management and complacency came in.
Took Bale off for some reason, Finland score 1 minute later and lost shape and the 10 men for 20 mins looked like levelling it.
Credit where credits due, love Kieffer More, always gives his all and pops up when you need him.
James and Lawrence were excellent but the right hand side of the defence and in particular Roberts just looked such a liability. We are gonna struggle in the Euros. Joe Allen always provided good cover for Gunter but we just look a mess over that side and so exposed. Roberts worst games for Wales I've seen.

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Re: Nations League & Friendlies

by Zip » 18 Nov 2020 22:03

Ascotexgunner Phew, glad that's over. Thought Finland would be a bigger problem after they humiliated France a few days ago. Brilliant for the first hour, no danger sending off helped......then the sh*t management and complacency came in.
Took Bale off for some reason, Finland score 1 minute later and lost shape and the 10 men for 20 mins looked like levelling it.
Credit where credits due, love Kieffer More, always gives his all and pops up when you need him.
James and Lawrence were excellent but the right hand side of the defence and in particular Roberts just looked such a liability. We are gonna struggle in the Euros. Joe Allen always provided good cover for Gunter but we just look a mess over that side and so exposed. Roberts worst games for Wales I've seen.


That’s harsh on Roberts. Besides we have Neco Williams who is going to be terrific. Joe Rodon was the worry tonight. He had a torrid twenty minutes against Pukki.
Overall very encouraging given we had no Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Ben Davies, David Brooks, Wayne Hennessey, Keiffer Moore or Neco William starting.

If it weren’t for their keeper we would have scored six or seven. I’m very positive about the Euros. Joe Allen should be back soon but I don’t think he will get in the side.

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Re: Nations League & Friendlies

by Ascotexgunner » 18 Nov 2020 22:22

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Ascotexgunner Phew, glad that's over. Thought Finland would be a bigger problem after they humiliated France a few days ago. Brilliant for the first hour, no danger sending off helped......then the sh*t management and complacency came in.
Took Bale off for some reason, Finland score 1 minute later and lost shape and the 10 men for 20 mins looked like levelling it.
Credit where credits due, love Kieffer More, always gives his all and pops up when you need him.
James and Lawrence were excellent but the right hand side of the defence and in particular Roberts just looked such a liability. We are gonna struggle in the Euros. Joe Allen always provided good cover for Gunter but we just look a mess over that side and so exposed. Roberts worst games for Wales I've seen.


That’s harsh on Roberts. Besides we have Neco Williams who is going to be terrific. Joe Rodon was the worry tonight. He had a torrid twenty minutes against Pukki.
Overall very encouraging given we had no Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Ben Davies, David Brooks, Wayne Hennessey, Keiffer Moore or Neco William starting.

If it weren’t for their keeper we would have scored six or seven. I’m very positive about the Euros. Joe Allen should be back soon but I don’t think he will get in the side.


I worry and Allen on the injury front, and the fact Ramsay wasn't getting any game time. Ramsay's move to Juve was great financially but footballwise a disaster, though now that old bore Sarri has been fired Pirlo seems to be starting to get the best out of him again. Agree about Rodon, for someone so highly rated he seems to switch off at times.

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Re: Nations League & Friendlies

by URZZZZ » 18 Nov 2020 23:22

Ascotexgunner Phew, glad that's over. Thought Finland would be a bigger problem after they humiliated France a few days ago. Brilliant for the first hour, no danger sending off helped......then the sh*t management and complacency came in.
Took Bale off for some reason, Finland score 1 minute later and lost shape and the 10 men for 20 mins looked like levelling it.
Credit where credits due, love Kieffer More, always gives his all and pops up when you need him.
James and Lawrence were excellent but the right hand side of the defence and in particular Roberts just looked such a liability. We are gonna struggle in the Euros. Joe Allen always provided good cover for Gunter but we just look a mess over that side and so exposed. Roberts worst games for Wales I've seen.


Think Bale was taken off because of a certain Jose if I’m being honest


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Re: Nations League & Friendlies

by Sanguine » 19 Nov 2020 10:01

Lukaku now has 46 goals in his last 47 games for Belgium dating back to the start of 2016. :shock:
He is only 27, and has 57 international goals - will surely threaten whatever record Ronaldo ends up setting.

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Re: Nations League & Friendlies

by Stranded » 19 Nov 2020 14:52

Zip Lovely stuff from Wales tonight. Dan James outstanding. So promotion to the top League and a very good chance of a World Cup play off place if we mess up the WC qualifiers


Unless 2 of France, Belgium, Italy and Spain screw up qualifying so badly they finish 3rd or lower in their group then Wales are guaranteed a WC play-off place.

Am liking the new play-off format as well - 12 teams in 2 straight knock-out rounds so that 3 teams qualify.

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Re: Nations League & Friendlies

by Zip » 19 Nov 2020 14:55

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Zip Lovely stuff from Wales tonight. Dan James outstanding. So promotion to the top League and a very good chance of a World Cup play off place if we mess up the WC qualifiers


Unless 2 of France, Belgium, Italy and Spain screw up qualifying so badly they finish 3rd or lower in their group then Wales are guaranteed a WC play-off place.

Am liking the new play-off format as well - 12 teams in 2 straight knock-out rounds so that 3 teams qualify.


Yep and whilst the Nations League receives plenty of criticism there was at least something riding on last night’s game. It’s a big deal for Wales to qualify for a World Cup Finals So last night’s win and a likely play off spot is worthwhile.

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Re: Nations League & Friendlies

by Simmops » 19 Nov 2020 22:12

Sanguine Lukaku now has 46 goals in his last 47 games for Belgium dating back to the start of 2016. :shock:
He is only 27, and has 57 international goals - will surely threaten whatever record Ronaldo ends up setting.


Ronaldo scores against joke teams though


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Re: Nations League & Friendlies

by Sanguine » 20 Nov 2020 09:13

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Sanguine Lukaku now has 46 goals in his last 47 games for Belgium dating back to the start of 2016. :shock:
He is only 27, and has 57 international goals - will surely threaten whatever record Ronaldo ends up setting.


Ronaldo scores against joke teams though


Every international striker gets goals against 'joke teams'. Lukaku has five against Iceland, and three against each of Cyprus, Luxembourg and Gibraltar, and two against San Marino. Hasn't scored against France, Germany, Italy or Spain (total seven games).

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