Date: 11th July 2018 at 6:24pm
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Good evening and welcome to Mother Russia, pilgrims.

England have been brilliant under a determined Gareth Southgate who has been a joy to watch, interacting with fans and moulding a very young England side into what could potentially already be World Beaters.

Harry Kane is currently sitting top of the goal scoring charts with 6 goals in his 4 World Cup games, 3 of them may have come from the spot but the other 3 were just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

A man that is the number 1 breakthrough of the England squad Harry Maguire has looked like a future staple of the back line, his consistent threat in the air has been the biggest attacking option England have had.

This game proves to be a tight match but after seeing the fatigued Croatia side of the last couple of games there’s a brilliant opportunity for England to get to the final.

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 6Maguire
  • 8Henderson
  • 12Trippier
  • 7Lingard
  • 20Alli
  • 18Young
  • 10Sterling
  • 9Kane

Substitutes

  • 3Rose
  • 4Dier
  • 11Vardy
  • 13Butland
  • 14Welbeck
  • 15Cahill
  • 16Jones
  • 17Delph
  • 19Rashford
  • 21Loftus-Cheek
  • 22Alexander-Arnold
  • 23Pope

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • baz July 11, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    wake up u kuntz

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Too soon to shut shop. Croatia pressing

  • baz July 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    we got some dummies playing for us

  • Snow Patrol July 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Lovren

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Sterling back to normal, foregoing early cross for greed

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Pass the fucking ball!!

  • Snow Patrol July 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Loren to get sent off. The red mist is descending😡

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Hold on to your mobile phones boys!

  • Tappaspur July 11, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Kane tell dele to shut up!

    • Tappaspur July 11, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Barking at the ref!

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    The big spaces open for Croatia are worrying

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Can Alli not use his left foot ?

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Amazing Tripps

    • baz July 11, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      his party piece, we all know about that one

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Beautiful one touch cross by Tripps

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Kane-Sterling-Lingard….wasteful shot

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Ref’s turning!!

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Walker saves Stones’ blushes

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    That’s a free kick!

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Mandzukic silly yellow, hadn’t even realised he was on the pitch.

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Need to keep up the pace now. Don’t let the Croats settle in

  • baz July 11, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Remember when we found out that Dire could smash a freekick in the last Euros?

  • spurs108 July 11, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    After this world cup. I don’t think Eriksen should have the divine right to take all dead balls for next season at SPURS. Will Poch have the balls to allow Trippier to take them????

  • Tappaspur July 11, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Dele. Sterling. you two mix it up a bit. You lot send some of them sterling running on to through balls through to dele too (he’s got a bit a pace dele) ball control and shooting deles better. Oh and don’t forget kane our STRIKER is FUCKIIN playing too

  • Lilywhite July 11, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Trippier just cost Levy even more!

    • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Tripps Value has gone from £38m to £75m during this Tournament, he’s been consistently the best player in the Comp, without having the skill of Mbappe.

      • Tappaspur July 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm

        Kwp thinking ive got no fucking chance! You have son. Keep believing

        • Tappaspur July 11, 2018 at 8:01 pm

          He’s got it in him that boy.

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    “tripps never fails to disappoint”….what the fuck you on about?!

  • Lilywhite July 11, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Lovely first half! And that’s despite Lingard wasting a starting place, Sterling wasting opportuntites and Young wasting Roses’ left foot 😉

  • JV July 11, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Who would anyone add to the spurs squad from this England team?

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Pickford maybe

      • JV July 11, 2018 at 8:01 pm

        Maybe Maguire

  • JV July 11, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Gus
    Getting a bit cute at the back….

    Too much passing right back to Pickford, lucky not to have come unstuck yet. But also some brilliant forward play.

  • Lord Croker July 11, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Well done lads. 45 mins away.

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      Another goal to England would be nice……

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Wow that was a fast half

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Man City players trying to let Croatia in

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Getting a bit cute at the back….

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Henderson passes like Geoff Capes

    • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      👌

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Modric being allowed space. Must stop

  • Tappaspur July 11, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Young and trips don’t switch.

    • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      I wouldn’t switch Tripps, too valuable…I’d sub Young instead…

      • Tappaspur July 11, 2018 at 7:43 pm

        Pointless anyway if they’re both the same footed! But just chop and change occasionally id tell em.

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Sterling = junk

    • Aussie in Switzerland July 11, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      But he’s really fast

      • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:39 pm

        Passed to HK once already!

        • Aussie in Switzerland July 11, 2018 at 7:39 pm

          Another mistake

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    The Weight of the passing from Tripps is superb

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    For an AM he can’t shoot for shit

  • Tappaspur July 11, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Kane aint wipping up the team

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Dele tees up Lingard. Terrible shot

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Great Play

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    wtf was that?!

    • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:35 pm

      shot

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    sloppy

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Nice touch young

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Sloppy Ali…well played Yound..”cough”

    • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      Young

  • daytripper July 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Young cant defend Rebic or Vrsalko, that is one of their big mismatches.

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      He’s barely hanging on. Young will cost us I tell ya

  • baz July 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    The Croat made a nice run off moders

  • Aussie in Switzerland July 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    This game is in the bag…. Spurs players all on fire

    • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      we need one more..

  • baz July 11, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Rose please

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Young looks injured..

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      Or just slow and old?

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    oohhh Kane…?

  • baz July 11, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Bring on Rose

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      Yup. Young is a liability

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Jeez HK

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Young gets dispossessed again

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Henderson has contributed the sum of fuck all so far…

    • daytripper July 11, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      He delivers a really nice back pass

    • Aussie in Switzerland July 11, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Burden of scumbags Bin Dippers….. Have a feeling Dele is about to tripple his value

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    He is quick though…fuke me

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      Too quick for Lovren

    • Aussie in Switzerland July 11, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Not as quick as Mbappe…. But France did have a few shockers in recent memory, so very beatable

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Young is struggling…..no one is passing to Kane again..

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      Young burned twice

    • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      Trippier is Slippier, they are passing to him !

      • Aussie in Switzerland July 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm

        Was a great one touch pass to Sterling by Trips

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Some England team if they were all half as good as Trippier

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Shit pass by lingard

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Heaps of room on the counter. Sterling causing problems

  • Tappaspur July 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Gareth tell em to speed it up. Fuck sake. Close em down quicker. Burn them fools out by 80 mins. Prem pace

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Yup. Croatia wheels will fall off

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Its like watching Benny Hill

    • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      Raheem Hill

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    The bloke is thick…

    • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      for once he passes…

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Kane knew he was offside there

  • daytripper July 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    They were saying on BBC in the prematch that Tripps got a knock on the left ankle in warmup. I think he is playing on pure guts today.

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Young almost got himself in trouble

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Card him ref

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      Must come soon. Darken bindipper! Great pass by Sterling. More please

  • baz July 11, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Rock stones

  • Aussie in Switzerland July 11, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Croatia ain’t France

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Tripptastic

    • baz July 11, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      Acid Man

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Modric invisible since the goal

    • Elevenstonedidiots July 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Dele Ali has spooked him

    • baz July 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Maybe he’s tripping

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Well he is only 5 foot tall…..

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    England playing their game, Croatia have been drawn into playing at pace

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    He’s here, he’s there, he’s every fakin where 💥💥💥

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Jeez Maguire get it on goal, make the keeper work

  • baz July 11, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Mcguiy squire

    • baz July 11, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      You know what a mean

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Tripper on da ball

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Not an awful corner

  • Snow Patrol July 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I never want to see CE take another set piece or corner

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    First duff Dele pass

    • daytripper July 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      the runners didnt give him an angle

      • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm

        That’ll be it

        • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:13 pm

          Better pass that time. Earned us the free kick and a corner

      • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm

        One more searching pass than we’ll see from the other two

  • Elevenstonedidiots July 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    CE has just been relinquished of his free kick taking duties

    • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      🍆🍆🍆

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      👍

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Sensational goal from Tripps whatever happens 🍑

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Own goal from Young ☺️

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Croatia on the rack. Sterling can stretch them, no guarantee there will be an end product to show for it. Tripps with a goal Becks would have been proud of

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Proper from Tripps there, what a tournament he’s having!

    • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Another being Brave pay rise coming up…

      • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:08 pm

        Hehehehe

    • baz July 11, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      He passed that one in sweetly

    • daytripper July 11, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      By far the best player for England! I did not see that coming, he has never hit a free kick at goal anywhere close to as beautiful as that

  • 89Spurs 👁 July 11, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Where’s Taff?

  • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Give that man a new contract

  • Lord Croker July 11, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    You beauty.

  • baz July 11, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    We’re in trouble lads

  • 89Spurs 👁 July 11, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    What a beautiful kick.

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Fuck me you beauty!!

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Trips!!!!

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Trippier to kick the party off

    • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:05 pm

      #ICH

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Dive dive dive!!!

    • 89Spurs 👁 July 11, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Yes Modric shouldn’t do that!

    • Gus July 11, 2018 at 7:05 pm

      It’s a skill. Trips!!!

  • Mad Carew July 11, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    3-1 to England with Kaneinho scoring a brace.

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Croatia players look like extras from a Taken movie

  • Elevenstonedidiots July 11, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    If you had a choice of England winning the WC or Spurs winning the PL which would you choose?

    • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      pfft..Spurs

    • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Who are these cunts again?

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    What I want to know is if there are any Croatian stores we can go smash up once we win??

    • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Croat Expectations on the Edward Road might be worth a look

  • Lord Croker July 11, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Comon lads. Do it for people across the great land and shires of England.

  • 89Spurs 👁 July 11, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    C O Y E S .

  • Aussie in Switzerland July 11, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Crown Prince says it’s coming home…… Forget if he picked Hillary to win too

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Croatian muggafuggas

  • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Ian Wright is a moron

  • Snow Patrol July 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Come on Ye Spurs – there’s a world cup final waiting 😎

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