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  1. We probably need to sign a pacy striker as we could have paid for missing chances but that would have been a massive injustice. The 1st half in particular was dream football for a Burnley fan. Very early days but that was quite a memorable introduction to the Vincent Kompany era.
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    Women's EURO 2022

    I'm going on Sunday too. We got our ticket in the initial sale period where England being in the final was but a dream. I actually thought at the time it might be better us not being in the final so I can relax and enjoy the game more. I quickly stopped thinking this when the tournament was actually happening. England vs. Germany is just how it had to be. I can't visualise us winning but the occasion will go down in history. I am always a little bit on the verge of happy tears at the moment when I think about seeing this game - the number of people that are going to be there, the prospect of us winning, singing the national anthem. But mostly this tournament is another step towards righting many wrongs: the fact that women playing football have been treated so badly and are starting to catch up to where they should have been a long time ago. The spectacle of this final is what they deserve. I went to the first game at Old Trafford and the crowd noise was immense when Leah Williamson was shown on the big screen in the tunnel. She couldn't even sing the national anthem or open her eyes because the moment was so overwhelming. Now she will lead the team out at Wembley. This is only what these athletes deserve and I am so, so happy that this tournament has caught the imagination of so many. I truly love this sport (for all its faults) and this tournament has been the best of it.
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    Women's EURO 2022

    There are tickets for the Germany semi final in MK on Wednesday. Just had a sneaky look for the Bramall Lane one now.
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    Women's EURO 2022

    It worries me for England how well the French and Cascarino in particular attacked the full backs. That was a weakness for us against Spain. Do Germany have the same threat? It’s difficult for an Englishman to say they’d prefer to play Germany in any tournament match but France worry me more. Still one game at a time, let’s worry about Sweden first etc etc.
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    Women's EURO 2022

    What a game of football that was.
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    Women's EURO 2022

    I honestly thought we were finished. I felt that familiar feeling watching England men/women every major tournament. Everyone seems to know the score They've seen it all before They just know They're so sure That England's gonna throw it away Gonna blow it away Then Toone scored: But I know they can play 'Cause I remember Three Lions on a shirt Jules Rimet still gleaming Thirty years of hurt Never stopped me dreaming
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    Women's EURO 2022

    Yep it's ominous really. If we were fortunate to get to the final and play Germany I feel it is a big ask for England to play the game and not the occasion given the 89,000 crowd....the fact it'd be a final, the historical pressure. Unfortunately if we blink against Germany they'll beat us because, you're right, they'll seize on any weaknesses and mistakes tactically/mentally. They've won this tournament many times - they won't blink. The things that make me think we have a great chance are 1. Wiegman 2. We have players who are completely out of the box and can change the game very quickly e.g. Mead, Kirby, Hemp leading to 3. we can seem to be in a difficult game, we score one and then completely steamroll teams. This has lead to a number of games making me think "well we were flattered a bit by the scoreline" e.g. Netherlands friendly but we are definitely one of those teams where if a team gives us an inch we take a mile. Still the probable game against Spain will be difficult....one game at a time etc etc. It is a very exciting tournament though!
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    Women's EURO 2022

    I enjoyed the game too. I thought Spain passed it really well but didn't have much clue about what to do when they got to the penalty box. Germany were strong but only scored from an individual error and a set piece. They do seem very strong though it's difficult to say at this early stage how France would fare against them in the possible semi final. Tactically I would favour them being able to smother an attacking side in the mould of England/France. I wouldn't want us to go a goal behind to them anyway.
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    Women's EURO 2022

    To think I would have taken a draw before the match . We have arrived!
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    Women's EURO 2022

    Germany did play well - the game against Spain should be a goal fest.
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    Women's EURO 2022

    Spain look good in attack but their defence gives me hope for our possible meeting in the quarter final.
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    Women's EURO 2022

    There were tickets available for even last night’s game so maybe every game will have tickets available except for the final. I had one for last night, a quarter final match in Leigh and the final. Hope to god England get to the final but I wonder if we’ll be good enough against a tough team. Plenty to look forward to hopefully!
  13. Watched this because of the Oscar wins. It might not be the most technically gifted or the biggest spectacle or even that surprising but I really connected with it. Like others have said - just a wonderful film full of life.
  14. Psychonauts 2 (Series X via Gamepass) I did waver about finishing this about a quarter of the way through. The platforming/combat/bosses were really annoying me. But shortly after there came a point where I got a bit better at it and it didn’t irritate me as much anymore. The imagination in the art, story and general vibe really pull the quality up. Video games really can be anything they want to be and Psychonauts 2 pushes the envelope in that regard. A total original. I am trying to, within reason, finish what I started and not be so tempted by switching to other games when a game has a dodgy hour or an element isn’t quite right. I’m glad I stuck with it but with all the great games getting released there were definitely moments where I thought “argh I should dump this and buy Elden Ring”. Previous Games Inside (Jan) Deathloop (Feb) Psychonauts 2 (Mar)
  15. No - in the case of Newcastle their owner murders journalists so there will be a distinct lack of empathy from me.
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