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citymancs => citymancs => Topic started by: gavin on July 03, 2018, 22:44:31

Title: Raheem
Post by: gavin on July 03, 2018, 22:44:31
I thought he was England's most creative and best attacking player tonight. They were considerably weaker when he went off. Well done Raheem.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 03, 2018, 22:46:27
Your joking aren't you Gav?

He was the worst player on the pitch by a mile. He did absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Lekos on July 03, 2018, 22:59:55
Haha. I'm with the wise BBM.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 03, 2018, 23:02:55
I've been called many things in my time Alexi but that's a new one haha.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: gavin on July 04, 2018, 06:31:20
He did a lovely, skillful pass down the line for someone into space and also created a decent chance for Lingard who should have done better. He was continually coming into midfield to take part in build up in the first half. England lost all creativity until the second half of extra time when he went off.

Are you watching the games or just listening and reading idiot commentators?
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: gavin on July 04, 2018, 06:42:26
"Penalty?! England come away on the break, Raheem Sterling does brilliantly and plays in Jesse Lingard, who goes down as he looked to get a shot away."
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: bluebrendan on July 04, 2018, 06:47:37
He was a long way from being the worst player, as well as the passes Gav mentioned he made a couple of excellent runs into the area in the first half and was totally ignored by Kane and Alli. It was noticeable that England lost their attacking shape after he was subbed off, Vardy did fuck all and although Kane dropped deeper he isn't a player who can link midfield and attack as well as Sterling does.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Hesperus on July 04, 2018, 10:47:39
Much better from Sterling last night. Not our best player but his best game in the tournament and he was far ahead of Alli and Lingard. I was cursing when Southgate subbed him. 100% agree that we looked a worse team when Sterling went off.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 04, 2018, 11:01:27
I am a fan of his and he has been great for us this season so don't think I'm only saying it because I'm against him, because I definitely am not.

From what I remember he didn't see much of the ball, when he did it bounced off him SWP style and he also gave the ball away a good few times.

I don't hold it against him really as it was a physical game and with the inconsistency of the ref, him drawing fouls that were going unnoticed left him near useless to the team.

I don't think England were any better with or without him on the pitch. I hope he manages to do better against the Swedes.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: gavin on July 04, 2018, 11:04:28
I don't know what you were watching! Did you have the TV on at the time?
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 04, 2018, 12:12:50
Haha yes I did Gav :p
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Lekos on July 04, 2018, 12:25:11
Sterling is a good player. Ultimately though he's just a super expensive SWP that has been told where to run by Pep.

Few nice touches here and there, seems lile a nice bloke. No real top class quality IMO.

Would love for him to smash in a few goals or create some really clear chances.

'Made a run' or 'did a nice backheel' or 'played one good through ball' doesn't cut it. He was OK ladt night, not great - but then England as a whole weren't all that either.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 04, 2018, 12:56:03
Did you get all giddy cos of the penalties Gav and spend the night running up and down the street chanting 'it's coming home!!'? ;)
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: gavin on July 04, 2018, 20:36:48
Nah couldn't really give a shit about England but it does rile me that Sterling is consistently better than Lingard and Young and yet consistently gets stick.

I never said that he was great just that he was the most creative and best attacking player and I stand by that. He did create a clear chance for Lingard. But more importantly many more for us last season and a load of goals too - when it mattered. He's a very good, effective player and could become great. I think he has the mentality to do that considering the shit he gets and yet he just carries on trying. He doesn't get enough credit for that.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 04, 2018, 21:47:43
Nobody is denying his effort or ability Gav, he just couldn't get into the game. It happens.

I am with you that the media and alot of other people slate the hell out of him for no apparent reason, but the reason for this opinion is based solely on last night's performance.

Maybe I was over reacting by saying he was the worst player on the pitch, but he certainly didn't do anything to help the cause. I want all those related to City to do well. I'm peed off that Raheem, Kev (playing out of position), Aguero and others have not done themselves any justice whatsoever in this tournament.

Yes I want England to do well, but I also want our players to do well and I try my very best to judge them fairly.

And to add I think Young hasn't done much either but Lingard has been pretty good along with Kane, Loftus Cheek, Pickford and Stones. Walker has been a bit more miss than hit but he isn't a CB and Delph has been decent enough when called upon.

That is all for now :D
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: lee on July 04, 2018, 21:59:06
dele ali and lingard were the shittest players on the pitch..sterling played well imo
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 04, 2018, 22:05:32
Oh the divide!!
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: bry the guy on July 04, 2018, 22:15:31
Why did Vardy not take a pen?
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 04, 2018, 23:38:15
Can only assume that it was on a voluntary basis or that Dier had had more success in training?
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: gavin on July 05, 2018, 07:13:20
Vardy was down to take the 5th but injured himself just before the penalties and so Dier took it instead.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: gavin on July 07, 2018, 16:02:49
Raheem was England's best attacking player again in that first half. Shame he couldn't finish it off.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: The Blue Blooded Maniac on July 07, 2018, 16:11:09
Can agree with that Gav ;)
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on July 07, 2018, 22:06:43
He's saving it all for the last two games...
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: bluebrendan on July 07, 2018, 22:32:27
Although he probably should have scored Sterling's movement was excellent again today.

Alli was abysmal, if he hadn't scored he would surely have been dropped for the semi-final and may still be. It's fair to say that Croatia's midfield will present a bigger problem than anything England have faced so far.

Pickford made some good saves but it must be a worry for Southgate that a relatively average team were getting so many efforts on target.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on July 07, 2018, 22:47:12
Croatia were my 'dark horse' tip to go well and fly under the radar a bit (the only re-tournament prediction I got right!)  Not too shabby a team at all. It's going to be a serious semi final test for England.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: zacc on July 08, 2018, 08:39:28
Sterling was sterling he was a productive player in many aspects.
Lack of goals are the only focus by many not realising how much he terrorises defenses
resulting in the free kicks that bring the goals. 
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Hesperus on July 08, 2018, 10:52:23
His best game at the tournament so far. Our most creative player, just wish he could get a goal or two. Maybe the semi or final will be his turn to get on the scoresheet!
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Paddy on July 09, 2018, 16:06:29
I feel sure Sterling will score against Croatia
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: gavin on July 11, 2018, 21:40:28
I don't think they improved once after taking Sterling off.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: bry the guy on July 11, 2018, 22:47:07
he was the only player that who worried them and when he went off so did our chance.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Swiss on July 12, 2018, 06:29:55
I felt lindgard should have come off instead. He looked like he was running through treacle form the 50th minute.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Hesperus on July 12, 2018, 11:31:30
Agree with Swiss. Alli again had another stinker. Southgates subs were poor, taking Walker off when Trippier was knackered was another weird one and left us playing with 10 for the last 5 mins.
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Lekos on July 12, 2018, 16:22:46
Henderson was just lumping long balls forward for most of the second half ffs
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Swiss on July 13, 2018, 09:15:07
That was pretty much Hendo in most of the matches
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: stephenmcfc on July 19, 2018, 08:44:09
Sterling got a lot of abuse from England fans , must have been the scousers 
Title: Re: Raheem
Post by: Swiss on July 20, 2018, 00:29:51
There was a lot of bandwagoners in oxfordshire too. was over the top