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Thread #163410 Message #3938432
Posted By: MikeL2
20-Jul-18 - 09:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Like others I never felt humiliated. England had a very good draw by only having to play...shall we say moderate opposition. So we qualified for the finals easily.
Gareth Southgate opted to select a very young squad because the more experience players were not up to standard.
We got to the semi finals, in doing so we got further than the likes of Brazil, Argentina,Spain etc.
We have a host of younger players coming along in the Under 17 and Under 21 Teams. So the future at this stage looks bright.
Money may be a factor but by no means does it guarantee "buying" The World Cup.
Think back to this year.....Croatia got to the final and could have won it but for a brilliant performance by France. I don't know what the financial position is with Croatia but would think it small compared with the more well known teams.
Football is a sport and one of the wonderful things about it is that you can't guarantee success.