United Hour - Doc Review, Fan Forum, Transfers and Euros Preview

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Imran(@Annihilate Now!) and Jamie(@Vault Dweller) take the controls for this episode as they review the documentary Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In. (spoilers!) Our delectable daddy-o's take a look at what came out of Joel Glazer's appearance at the Fans Forum and they discuss potential transfers and potential targets. Rounding out this installment, our boys look forward to the Euros and give their predictions and expectations for their national teams. Enjoy!



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@Annihilate Now! the best England squad you can remember? Surely the 'Golden Generation' was better?
strong attack and fullbacks but major question marks everywhere else
 

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@Annihilate Now! the best England squad you can remember? Surely the 'Golden Generation' was better?
strong attack and fullbacks but major question marks everywhere else
The best ever England squad was that of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. It has been claimed that England were targetted from the start in the hope of upsetting their routine; Bobby Moore was wrongfully arrested and detained in Bogotta, Columbia; rival fans kept the team awake by singing outside the England squads hotel; Gordon Banks went down with food poisoning before the match with West Germany, an incident never properly explained as the entire squad ate the same meals and nobody else became ill; Geoff Hurst had what would have been a perfectly legitimate and winning goal against West Germany ruled out for "offside" in a game in which Peter Bonetti made some of the worst errors in his career. England would have beaten Italy in the Semi Final setting up another match against Brazil.......No other England squad has come anywhere near them
 

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England are top heavy, like the many Argentinian national teams over the past decade. In international football, a solid defence and controlling midfield is more important than a wealth of lethal attackers (see Spain, Portugal, even the nature of France’s WC win).
 

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The best ever England squad was that of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. It has been claimed that England were targetted from the start in the hope of upsetting their routine; Bobby Moore was wrongfully arrested and detained in Bogotta, Columbia; rival fans kept the team awake by singing outside the England squads hotel; Gordon Banks went down with food poisoning before the match with West Germany, an incident never properly explained as the entire squad ate the same meals and nobody else became ill; Geoff Hurst had what would have been a perfectly legitimate and winning goal against West Germany ruled out for "offside" in a game in which Peter Bonetti made some of the worst errors in his career. England would have beaten Italy in the Semi Final setting up another match against Brazil.......No other England squad has come anywhere near them
Before our time so will have to take your word for it!

England have never travelled well TBF, best performances have been at home and this tournament is almost a home tournament so fingers crossed
 

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England are top heavy, like the many Argentinian national teams over the past decade. In international football, a solid defence and controlling midfield is more important than a wealth of lethal attackers (see Spain, Portugal, even the nature of France’s WC win).
Yep, even Greece's 2004 Euro win was built off the back of defensive solidity.
 

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2004 Euros had the best squad and team imo. Yet we still ended up playing Darius Vassel up front!
 

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2004 Euros had the best squad and team imo. Yet we still ended up playing Darius Vassel up front!
Sven also loved bloody Heskey - the original defensive forward

It's a toss up between 2002 and 2004 for me - a lot of similarity in squads but different players at their peaks.
Both times much stronger squads than today in my opinion
 

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Sven also loved bloody Heskey - the original defensive forward

It's a toss up between 2002 and 2004 for me - a lot of similarity in squads but different players at their peaks.
Both times much stronger squads than today in my opinion
Yeah agreed. 2002 had the better goalkeeper and a younger Beckham, Scholes etc. 2004 had Rooney, Terry and Lampard. It’s a toss up between those two anyway for me.
 

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Before our time so will have to take your word for it!

England have never travelled well TBF, best performances have been at home and this tournament is almost a home tournament so fingers crossed
My fingers are crossed hoping thant all Uniteds players in the tournament come through it unscathed!