Getting tired of the 'Messi's last big show' blah blah blah ... always been Ronaldo for me. but I get it. It is good to see Messi and Argentina into the quarters for the competition, and shame the Aussies couldn't snatch a shock equalizer ..
Are the Argentina squad even as good, all-round, and in-depth as others like ours bar their 'God it's Messi I need a w@nk' sideshow along with the rest in the last bunch of knockouts?? OOOOHHHH, MBappe ... Ooooohhhh!!
I look at our squad, and no doubt there are one or two players I would pick from the other sides if they were English but generally, I think England are blessed with a lot more in-depth with better players than the remaining favorites and should not get brainwashed with the 'Hail Messi! Oorrgghh, mate .. but Mbappe' etc, etc trying to point out we won't have a chance vs those sides.
Wrong, in my opinion. As I have said previously, I think other managers look at the options we have now, and will be envious. We have to play without fear this time and if we can do that, out of all I have seen so far bar maybe France ... Maybe Brazil .. I think England can beat them all. If we turn up on the day.
I would like to see us take on the Netherlands. They're looking to be hitting a stride at the right time, and would love us to ruin it.
Will have been a good experience for Riley, all this, anyway. Good on the lad. Today can't have been easy at all and what a cracking experience to bring back on his shoulders to Rockliffe. Back to Chazza football which is far harder
Well done Riley, sorry to see you all go out, Getting to that stage was a cracking shot.