Episode 1212: England Fall Hard, Keano Gives It To ‘Em Straight, Where Did Gareth Get It All So Wrong, Chaotic Croatia
It was, depending on your outlook, a glorious failure, or England failing to beat the first decent team they met all tournament.
Ken was in the Luzhniki Stadium to witness England’s 2-1 defeat to Croatia, and he has nothing but respect for the balls on display from the Croats, and nothing but contempt for English planning.
Roy Keane putting Ian Wright firmly in his place after England’s defeat to Croatia. #WorldCup #CRO #ENG #ENGCRO pic.twitter.com/IXQQkqjQKP
— Cillian O Conchuir (@oconchuirc) July 11, 2018
reading some of the tweets about roy keane from last night. i don’t think england fans can say it’s coming home mania was all just a big joke, and then fly into a rage when keane greets their elimination with some light trolling
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) July 12, 2018
There’s pride across the water at how their boys have performed, but was the vaulting arrogance shown by some of their press just the motivation their opponents needed last night? Luka Modric tell us anger is a gift…
Luka Modric explaining how the English lack of respect was used as an incentive by Croatia. pic.twitter.com/NBw3486W4k
— JT (@1888JT) July 11, 2018
Ken talked to Jonathan Wilson after the game about the utter chaos from which this Croatian team has sprung, and how fragile is the hope that this is England building for the next World Cup/Timbuktu.
#CRO has overcome more than just a few extra-time periods to reach its first #WorldCup final. @jonawils on the making of a shocking run https://t.co/iRA4e2z6Q2
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 12, 2018
We ask who would win in a fight between Roy Keane and Ian Wright, we finally get our “COACH!” moment of this World Cup as Gareth Southgate faces the most insulting question of his career, and Eoin suggests the Royals should take a back seat for the next World War England are involved in.
Report from Moscow where England reached an end point. It was fun! https://t.co/Rk1uw0XqKd
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) July 12, 2018
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Pogba gets praise, the Belgians get bitter, Southgate gets Stoned, and @kenearlys starts to wonder if the talent gap between him and Olivier Giroud is as wide as the talent gap between Giroud and the magnificent Kylian Mbappé ????????????????????https://t.co/cdOtT4y7Yq pic.twitter.com/6gYbdvvXnt
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) July 11, 2018