everybody griping about how the Lions played. yeah i was on them too. but skimming through this forum and havent seen ONE single person commend the effort the Scots put forth. everyone has blinders on. yeah sure, Lions played miserable, but to have the mindset to go up to Wembley and attack them and play the way they did was quite impressive. holding possession for almost 2 minutes there right before the end of the half gave them a ton of confidence coming out of the break. people find anything to blame and not give some of the credit where its due.
but heres what gets me, "Do you think a squad that's only scored 1 goal in 2 games againist inferior opponents will magically turn it on vs better teams??"
France found the net just 3 times during Group Stages (1 of them was an own goal, and another a PK for godsakes- and needed it to beat a team 40 places lower than them. 1 goal during the run of play in 270+ minutes. with THAT roster??? what did they do? ohhh, nothing much.... just went on to win the WC. and Griez even won the Boot too.
two years & Portugal finished level FIVE straight times before they got tired of playing 30 extra minutes & won Euros. Germans with a chance to advance and rest couldnt beat an african side and even conceded twice to settle for a draw. what they end up doing? ohh, nothing much, just thump Sambas in THEIR own backyard and go on to win the WC. cazzo!! everyone freaking out over one result.
they may very well just fold over but this match means absolutely nothing to their chances for the remainder of the tourney. unreal.
"England did a good job disappointing all soccer fans today all over the world" laughing. they were celebrating in Scotland. and if you think England (like Italy) is beloved throughout europe you better have a second thought on that.