The England team are back on the pitch tonight, hoping to fare a little better than their 1-all draw over France in the first game. They've had haircuts and everything, so they're bound to be a lot better this time. However, the stats are against them. England haven't beaten Sweden for the previous seven meetings, and they've also found the 15th June unlucky - they've lost on this day on two separate Euro championship occasions. Meanwhile, Sweden will put most of their hopes on super striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has scored in the last four matches for his country.

427 responses

  • Mark15/06/2012 at 18:44

    While nothing's happening, watch exclusive footage of the Swedish team talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1KSaUEu_T4

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 18:46

    While nothing's happening, watch exclusive footage of the Swedish team talk: www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=j1KSaUEu_T4

    I was hoping it would be a link to this.

  • Mark15/06/2012 at 18:47

    I was hoping it would be a link to this.

    I try not to disappoint. :)

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 18:47

    :)

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 18:50

    If Roy has to tell them to go out and play, then we are in trouble.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 18:55

    Looks like its practically an away game... https://twitter.com/danwalkerbbc/status/213705898491781120

  • Mark15/06/2012 at 18:55

    PETER CROUCH GOOD TOUCH FOR A BIG MAN KLAXON. (on the radio)

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 18:55

    Looks like its practically an away game... https://twitter.c…13705898491781120

    Why have the England fans not travelled?

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 18:56

    Why have the England fans not travelled?

    Probably something to do with the media telling them they'll all be killed if they went to Ukraine.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 18:57

    A manager that knows our anthem - not had one of those for a long while.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 18:58

    Probably something to do with the media telling them they'll all be killed if they went to Ukraine.

    I would be amazed if anyone believed anything the media said. I lived in the wilds of Ukraine for 6 months 20 years ago. 20 of us were there and there was only ever one incident. One of the French guys got way too friendly with the girlfriend of one of the locals.

    It's a bit of a reverse having to protect England fans from the locals

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 18:58

    Looks like its practically an away game... https://twitter.c…13705898491781120

    I dread to think how much booing we'll hear if it is so one-sided.

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 18:59

    I would be amazed if anyone believed anything the media said. I lived in the wilds of Ukraine for 6 months 20 years ago. 20 of us were there and there was only ever one incident. One of the French guys got way too friendly with the girlfriend of one of the locals.

    I can't wait to read your memoirs.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:00

    I have a bad feeling about this.

  • Mark15/06/2012 at 19:00

    I have a bad feeling about this.

    IT'S A TRAP!

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:01

    Why are we in weirdo blue, I thought we had white with red or red with white.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:01

    I can't wait to read your memoirs.

    It was very hot when I arrived and freezing when I left. Not much more happened except it took an hour to explain darts to some frenchmen even with darts and a board. They just couldn't get their heads round doubles at the end. They wanted to score 501 then throw a double. May be related to none of them speaking a word of English and my French being very dodgy.

    It was dull

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:01

    Rubbish camera angle time.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:01

    Why are we in weirdo blue, I thought we had white with red or red with white.

    The pics i saw said the change kit was red

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:01

    Why are we in weirdo blue, I thought we had white with red or red with white.

    White must be too similar to yellow

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:03

    The Swedes having Elmander up front, we've nothing to worry about. Barn doors and shotguns come to mind.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:03

    This is the first Euro 2012 match I have watched. Thought I'd join in with you guys :)

    come on [team], I hope [famous name] does the thing. In the goal.

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:03

    This is the first Euro 2012 match I have watched. Thought I'd join in with you guys :)

    YAY!

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:04

    right. settled in. sofa, ipad, football. missing beer, but i'll cope.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:04

    right. settled in. sofa, ipad, football. missing beer, but i'll cope.

    i have a magners. it's the next best thing but im not sure it'll make it to rockall in time.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:04

    right. settled in. sofa, ipad, football. missing beer, but i'll cope.

    With England playing? I'm not sure many would.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:05

    With England playing? I'm not sure many would.

    c'mon tim!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:05

    Sweden shouldn't be allowed to have a player called Larsson and it not be Henrik larsson. It's just wrong!

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:05

    c'mon tim!

    Should be Pimms then.

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:07

    Evening, I went to the shop and accidentally missed the start even though it was late

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:07

    impressed by the passing. hey pat.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:08

    Need a final ball - that is the next step please

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:08

    actually, i tell a lie. I have seen something at euro 2012 - pirlo's free kick for italy. it was amazing.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:08

    i have a magners. it's the next best thing but im not sure it'll make it to rockall in time.

    there's method in your magners.

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:08

    Evening, I went to the shop and accidentally missed the start even though it was late

    We delayed it as long as we could for you :)

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:09

    england have started well.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:09

    england have started well.

    :)

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:09

    Back from lunch and I have brought goals for England!

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:10

    Back from lunch and I have brought goals for England!

    appreciated

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:10

    right. settled in. sofa, ipad, football. missing beer, but i'll cope.

    I went to the shop because I had no beer.

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:11

    We delayed it as long as we could for you :)

    Thanks :)

    The thing doesn't work though, someone should've scored.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:11

    The thing doesn't work though, someone should've scored.

    #BlameCarrol

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:12

    Their goalie is 6,6? How will we get anything past him?

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:12

    target. no power. phew.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:12

    Their goalie is 6,6? How will we get anything past him?

    General idea is tall keepers are less agile, compared to us small ones.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:13

    General idea is tall keepers are less agile, compared to us small ones.

    how tall is ours?

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:13

    General idea is tall keepers are less agile, compared to us small ones.

    I see.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:14

    how tall is ours?

    Wikipedia says 6'5

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:14

    Wikipedia says 6'5

    bugger :)

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:15

    Wikipedia says 6'5

    Not too different! Who knew?

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:15

    I see.

    This is why neville southall was aweosme back in the day for wales; because he was basically a short fat bloke.

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:15

    This is why neville southall was aweosme back in the day for wales; because he was basically a short fat bloke.

    hehehehe!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:15

    This is why neville southall was aweosme back in the day for wales; because he was basically a short fat bloke.

    with a mustache.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:15

    This is why neville southall was aweosme back in the day for wales; because he was basically a short fat bloke.

    explains rooney.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:16

    explains rooney.

    but does he have a mustahce? i think not!!

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:16

    Ooooo more of that please

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:16

    liked the idea. damn.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:16

    Milner in doing something at international-standard, shock.

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:16

    but does he have a mustahce? i think not!!

    That's awesome.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:17

    Ok, I tried willing on England with my ukulele but it didn't do anything that I could tell.

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:18

    Don't think I've ever seen a defender do his job properly like that before.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:18

    Don't think I've ever seen a defender do his job properly like that before.

    not for england, nope.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:19

    Swedish manager looks like Paul O'Grady

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:20

    Does it look like England have their pyjamas on?

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:20

    :)

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:22

    run terry run

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:22

    carroll and ibrahimovic are the same person.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:23

    w-hey!

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:23

    I think you'll find 40 yard volleys are David Bentley's speciality, Cole.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:23

    Swedish manager looks like Paul O'Grady

    he looks like a lawyer.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:24

    Does it look like England have their pyjamas on?

    Playing in a major tournament in dark blue shirts always leads to the team going out at the group stage but able to claim some kind of minor moral victory like Scotland going out of the 1974 world cup undefeated or playing really well in the first game of the 1998 world cup against Brazil.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:24

    GOOOOOOAL

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:24

    GOAL #BlameCarrol

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:24

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeah

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:24

    Carroll!

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:24

    GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:24

    Can't believe that tactic worked

    Good goal though

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:24

    Nicely done.

    Do we sing now?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T1pXsJp_go

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:24

    who crossed that?

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:25

    Good touch for a big man

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:25

    That's a mega high jump.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:25

    "that's andy carroll"

    #informativecommentating

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:25

    Can't believe that tactic worked

    Can't believe people ever doubted him......

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:25

    who crossed that?

    Gerrard I think

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:25

    #informativecommentating

    Oh you have missed some gems over the days.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:25

    Can't believe people ever doubted him......

    Long high diagonal ball into the box is very 1950s

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:25

    Gerrard I think

    perfect placement

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:26

    Oh you have missed some gems over the days.

    Mark lawrenson is absolutely terrible. Haven't watched much football over the last year but I haven't missed him

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:26

    perfect placement

    His free kick against FRA

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:26

    Long high diagonal ball into the box is very 1950s

    That's why they weren't expecting it

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:26

    england ponytail 1 sweden ponytail 0

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:26

    we seem to have made the bees angry.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:26

    That's why they weren't expecting it

    Maybe they should try the old 1-0-9 formation. No-one has seen that in over a hundred years

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:27

    Maybe they should try the old 1-0-9 formation. No-one has seen that in over a hundred years

    Probably because the last time we did Scotland beat us 7-1?

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:28

    Maybe they should try the old 1-0-9 formation. No-one has seen that in over a hundred years

    This is why I don't play football manager these days, apparently it doesnt work

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:28

    Where does the hair they implant on people's heads come from? Presumably someone else doesn't have their pulled out by the roots

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:28

    Maybe they should try the old 1-0-9 formation. No-one has seen that in over a hundred years

    Messerschmidts?

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:29

    Probably because the last time we did Scotland beat us 7-1?

    The only time I knew it was used was in the first ever international. Scotland - England somewhere in Glasgow in 1873? Both teams left one player to defend while everyone else played up front

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:29

    I think all these countries should count themselves lucky Wales were too busy to qualify for the euros

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:29

    That is pressing football :)

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:29

    It's nice that England are wearing Scotland's uniforms. :p

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:30

    Messerschmidts?

    :)

    Lots of firepower I suppose and quick

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:30

    The only time I knew it was used was in the first ever international. Scotland - England somewhere in Glasgow in 1873? Both teams left one player to defend while everyone else played up front

    England used it for a few years, when they realised it didn't work they used the W-M formation and lost to Hungary 7-3 at Wembley, nicked their tactics and won the World Cup.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:30

    It's nice that England are wearing Scotland's uniforms. :p

    The closest our current shower will get to a tournament

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:31

    no sitting on the ball?

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:32

    England used it for a few years, when they realised it didn't work they used the W-M formation and lost to Hungary 7-3 at Wembley, nicked their tactics and won the World Cup.

    2-3-5 was used for decades after W-M.

    W-M is effectively 3-4-3 which is becoming popular in some places now

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:32

    no sitting on the ball?

    If you want to do that, get a spacehopper!

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:32

    Half an hour gone already. Doesn't seem anything like that long

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:32

    There should be more incentive to score goals in football, like if you score a hat trick it brings more balls onto the pitch, like pinball.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:33

    Elm is from a footballing family - his roots go right back.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:33

    There should be more incentive to score goals in football, like if you score a hat trick it brings more balls onto the pitch, like pinball.

    That would be awesome.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:33

    Good save keep.

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:33

    There should be more incentive to score goals in football, like if you score a hat trick it brings more balls onto the pitch, like pinball.

    One point per goal.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:33

    There should be more incentive to score goals in football, like if you score a hat trick it brings more balls onto the pitch, like pinball.

    There was a TV ad on that a few years ago. Extra time multi-ball. All the ads at the side of the pitch opened up and balls shot out of them

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:33

    Mum: "The goalscorer is wearing a wig"

    #propercommentary

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:33

    Bit of a collision there.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:33

    :) Phew - a keeper with good hands

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:34

    Elm is from a footballing family - his roots go right back.

    :)

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:34

    dangerous. they only have one guy who can shoot. why not close him down?

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:34

    Almost.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:35

    Better.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:35

    dangerous. they only have one guy who can shoot. why not close him down?

    Too tactically unsophisticated to be fashionable now. Of course it would work but that is not always enough

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:35

    Svensson just got the ball. I hope he knows his dad is not England manager anymore.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:35

    I still refuse to celebrate a good tackle by John Terry.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:35

    I still refuse to celebrate a good tackle by John Terry.

    They are getting rare now

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:35

    dangerous. they only have one guy who can shoot. why not close him down?

    Seems Terry is going to injure him instead.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:36

    I still refuse to celebrate a good tackle by John Terry.

    That's what all their wives say.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:36

    Poor shot.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:36

    Pft.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:36

    Seems Terry is going to injure him instead.

    i guess that's solution.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:36

    Great through ball.

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:37

    Pft.

    That pretty much sums that up.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:37

    Good use of the DRS from Young

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:37

    Should've pinged the ball across the 6-yard box

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:37

    Good use of the DRS from Young

    :)

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:37

    Good use of the DRS from Young

    Is the 18 yard box is the activ line?

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:37

    Good use of the DRS from Young

    And I've thought of my idea for the day.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:38

    Whew.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:38

    Good shot at the ref.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:38

    Glen Johnson sleeping. I can't believe he ever played for England after the world cup. England were bad and he was by a mile their wosrst player

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:38

    Oh ref!

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:39

    caroll tried to kill to ref

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:39

    Bit of a ref hug there! After the beating.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:39

    caroll tried to kill to ref

    Better than being pushed over by one

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:39

    Incredible pass by the Swedish defender under pressure

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:39

    The ref hasn't even done anything wrong yet.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:39

    Better than being pushed over by one

    Heh heh.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:39

    The ref hasn't even done anything wrong yet.

    Always get your retaliation in first

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:40

    Good poke away!

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:40

    Always get your retaliation in first

    Well, that worked for Simeone.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:41

    I like the graphics. They're very purple.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:41

    like this keeper

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:42

    Joe Hart used all his KERS to get there first

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:42

    He came sliding in there like a superhero.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:42

    That was gutsy.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:42

    He kicked him in the ponytail!

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:42

    Good beard!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:43

    That would've been a hell of a jump to get that

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:43

    To high

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:43

    England need a plan B. Everything goes to the head of Carroll. Sweden seem to have figured that out and how to deal with it

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:44

    Repay shoulder.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:44

    Excellent tackle

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:44

    Here he is

    England need a plan B.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:44

    Great tackle

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:44

    big fan of the back heel.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:44

    England need a plan B. Everything goes to the head of Carroll. Sweden seem to have figured that out and how to deal with it

    Defend and hope it finishes 1-0?

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:44

    Our commentators called it a crunchy tackle.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:44

    Defend and hope it finishes 1-0?

    What are you taking about - that is plan A

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:44

    Our commentators called it a crunchy tackle.

    More of a Twix tackle to me

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:45

    playing well. impressed.

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:46

    +1

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 19:47

    +1

    I mean, one extra minute, not agreeing with Mr C.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:47

    HT ref!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:47

    I mean, one extra minute, not agreeing with Mr C.

    what is this, google plus :)

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:47

    L'oreal. Because he's worth it.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:47

    I mean, one extra minute, not agreeing with Mr C.

    I was very confused at you two agreeing

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:48

    really enjoyed that half.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:48

    I was very confused at you two agreeing

    heh.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:48

    really enjoyed that half.

    +1

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:48

    England have played Sweden in 3 other tournaments. Have always led at half time and ended with a draw

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:48

    England looks a lot sharper than they did against France.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:49

    +1

    :)

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:49

    bring on shearer!

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:49

    Sweden are their for the taking - Shearer

    Cobblers - me

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:49

    bring on shearer!

    bring on shearer!

    And Gary.

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:49

    England looks a lot sharper than they did against France.

    They tend to take a game or two to warm up. Mind you I think so do France.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:49

    And Gary.

    infact this subs bench is very well dressed

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:50

    Sweden are their for the taking - Shearer

    he's full of eddie jordan.

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:50

    Cobblers - me

    I'd feel more confident at 2-0

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:50

    Look

    he's full of eddie jordan.

    at the shirt!

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:51

    I'd feel more confident at 2-0

    I think both teams could easily lose two goals in the second half

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:51

    tyhat camera angle is great. it's like fifa 96 on the megadrive!

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:51

    tyhat camera angle is great. it's like fifa 96 on the megadrive!

    it is!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:51

    love roy's air header :)

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:52

    tyhat camera angle is great. it's like fifa 96 on the megadrive!

    Sensible Soccer on the Amiga!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:54

    half time is a good time to share my favourite football gif.

    magic!

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:54

    It looks like later FIFA games with those circles around the players, I had that on the N64 :)

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:55

    half time is a good time to share my favourite football gif.

    Hahah

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 19:55

    half time is a good time to share my favourite football gif.

    heeeeeh

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:55

    half time is a good time to share my favourite football gif.

    :D

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 19:55

    half time is a good time to share my favourite football gif.

    How does he do that!?!

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 19:56

    half time is a good time to share my favourite football gif.

    Hah!

    Rafa for Spurs...

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:56

    oooh, wimbledon!

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 19:56

    It looks like later FIFA games with those circles around the players, I had that on the N64 :)

    http://www.miniclip.com/games/world-soccer-champion/en/

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 19:57

    It looks like later FIFA games with those circles around the players, I had that on the N64 :)

    i always loved how on the megadrive one when you scored you could run around forever mashing buttons going GOOOOALGOGOGOGOGGOOOAALL and running around the ref

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 19:58

    i always loved how on the megadrive one when you scored you could run around forever mashing buttons going GOOOOALGOGOGOGOGGOOOAALL and running around the ref

    Hah could do that on N64 too, and cheering too, it was brilliant :)

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 19:59

    Does David James realises where the camera is?

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:00

    Does David James realises where the camera is?

    don't think he realises where he is.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:00

    don't think he realises where he is.

    Did he ever?

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:00

    The more hair Ronney gets the less Shearer has

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:01

    I had a game on I think it was the Amstrad, it would let you run around all of the opposition players and literally walk it in

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:01

    best of both worlds with bbc presenting - studio and pitch side. wonder if they'd ever take that route with f1?

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:01

    best of both worlds with bbc presenting - studio and pitch side. wonder if they'd ever take that route with f1?

    They key with the BBC studio is that it is in Manchester.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:02

    best of both worlds with bbc presenting - studio and pitch side. wonder if they'd ever take that route with f1?

    I don't see the point of the pitch side presenters. It's almost like they've got all these presenters and pundits and don't know that the best solution is simply not to use Colin Murray anymore.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:02

    best of both worlds with bbc presenting - studio and pitch side. wonder if they'd ever take that route with f1?

    have given up hope. if sky try it they'll bugger it up. this is a masterclass in coverage, except for the pundits,

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:02

    I don't see the point of the pitch side presenters. It's almost like they've got all these presenters and pundits and don't know that the best solution is simply not to use Colin Murray anymore.

    It doesn't quite work like it does with F1.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:02

    although when they go to jake I'm half expecting an engine to start revving on the pitch for no apparent reason. Or christian horner to give his analysis on the performance so far.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:03

    anyone listening to chris moyles' aternate coverage?

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:03

    Snow ploughs gritting in Aberdeen. We are a week from the longest day?

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:04

    green flag

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:04

    anyone listening to chris moyles' aternate coverage?

    No

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:04

    anyone listening to chris moyles' aternate coverage?

    I'd rather chop my ears off. Although that is also a common thought when listening to Mark Lawrensen/Alan Green/anyone off ITV.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:04

    anyone listening to chris moyles' aternate coverage?

    Saw Frankie Boyle tweet about it. He reckons that it is a scam to determine who is unsuitable to vote :)

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:05

    hehe

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:06

    Has to be a card for that

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:06

    Lets go D!

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:07

    Carroll - hero & villain?

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:07

    That was more of an American football cheer.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:07

    GOOOOOOOOAL

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:07

    bugger

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:07

    :(

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:07

    ooh dear

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:07

    Boo.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:07

    the beard scored

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:07

    what a mess

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:07

    Scrappy goal.

    Sweden are their for the taking - Shearer

    What a plonker

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:07

    England was scored on by a viking.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:07

    i thougt sweden were there for the taking...

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:08

    Goals like that are so rubbish.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:08

    Geln Johson helped it it :S

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:08

    mark lawrenson is honestly the most negative commentator ive ever heard.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:08

    Goals like that are so rubbish.

    They are pants!

    Did I use that correctly?

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:08

    Geln Johson helped it it :S

    Glen Johnson helped it in

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:08

    Geln Johson helped it it :S

    I know he's injured, but that would be a throw in if Kyle Walker was playing.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:09

    bring on david seaman!

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:09

    bring on david seaman!

    Hell yes!

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:09

    The thing about rollercoasters, once they go up, you know they are going to come down!

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:09

    I have been trying to think who Ibrahimovic's stare reminds me of

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/ming%20the%20merciless/godzillavsdracula/flashgordon5.jpg

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:10

    The thing about rollercoasters, once they go up, you know they are going to come down!

    unless you have entered my park on rollercoaster tycoon.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:10

    The thing about rollercoasters, once they go up, you know they are going to come down!

    And then they can either go through a dip and head upwards again or smash into the ground at high speed and end up in a million pieces

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:11

    I'm surprised that guy got up so quickly.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:14

    oooh that was well done

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:14

    Incredible vision to pick that pass out

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:14

    england are looking all over the place now

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:15

    For some reason it feels like we are losing

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:15

    For some reason it feels like we are losing

    totllay lost confidence

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:16

    THis is almost what it feels like when watching the United States play.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:16

    if i was roy, I'd make a change right about now. I'd press start and restart the match,

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:16

    THis is almost what it feels like when watching the United States play.

    But you have Klinsmann as manager...

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:16

    totllay lost confidence

    Don't think I ever really had it to start with.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:16

    For some reason it feels like we are losing

    Football is good at teaching you that what you feel is not always a great guide to reality. England feel down, Sweden feel up and in reality both are back where they started in identical situations

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:16

    Don't think I ever really had it to start with.

    not me. them :)

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:17

    ohhhh mmyyyyy

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:17

    erm

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:17

    Ah

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:17

    Well, this is spectacular.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:17

    :'(

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:17

    Everyone said this would happen. So weird.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:17

    Did anyone tell Sweden they were there for the taking. I bet they forgot to tell them

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:17

    THis is almost what it feels like when watching the United States play.

    Exactly what it feels like to watch the USMNT>

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:17

    shockinf defending

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:17

    Taxis for England

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:17

    Did anyone tell Sweden they were there for the taking. I bet they forgot to tell them

    ;)

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:18

    Totally unmarked

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:18

    if anyone's interested, we have plenty of space in wales to come and join us. We never qualify for anything anyways so it'd be perfect!

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:18

    Needs more Beckham.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:19

    England are in trouble and they send for Walcott? That is like your house being on fire and sending for a petrol tanker

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:19

    Oil flag

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:19

    Is the crowd singing the White Stripes?

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:19

    Mark Lawrenson has now given up on life

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:19

    England are in trouble and they send for Walcott? That is like your house being on fire and sending for a petrol tanker

    :D

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:19

    Needs more Beckham.

    Did you see Obamas comments to Bekham when the Galaxy went to the White House?

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:20

    England are in trouble and they send for Walcott? That is like your house being on fire and sending for a petrol tanker

    :)

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:20

    Is the crowd singing the White Stripes?

    The stadium seems to be playing it after every goal.. and at half time

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:20

    Did you see Obamas comments to Bekham when the Galaxy went to the White House?

    No?

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:21

    great save!

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:21

    Constantly pumping high balls into the box is never going to work.

    Brian Clough said

    If the game was meant to be played in the air the sky would be green

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:21

    OH!!

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:21

    flip!

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:21

    Second best piece of goalkeeping.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:22

    WHAT A GOAL

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:22

    I thought you said he was bad :) :)

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:22

    walcotttttttttttty

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:22

    SOmeone was saying?

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:22

    I can't believe I've just celebrated an Arsenal player scoring.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:22

    Petrol tanker puts out fire shock horror

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:22

    call him up roy, call him up!

    oh

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:22

    yeoww

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:22

    Miles away! Wowsers.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:22

    **inspired substitution

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:23

    Petrol tanker puts out fire shock horror

    heheheh!!

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:23

    was that his second touch of the ball?

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:23

    great matrix impression from the keeper, but not the right time for it my friend

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:23

    The sonic boom of that shot knocked the keeper over when it went past.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:24

    Wallcot didnt even know how he did it.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:24

    That was like a Beckham shot. Christine called it right.

    Walcott looks baffled by what happened

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:24

    @Christine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYA73CuS_fw

    WHen you have time. It's a couple of minutes.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:25

    for 4,000 fans we make a lot of noise.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:25

    oww.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:26

    Huh, in Beckham's talk with kids at the white house he says "soccer." Do you all allow him back into the country after that?

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:26

    ive decided ibrahimovic won't score because my friend always plays as ac milan on fifa 12 and he always plays rubbish

    On the same logic, filipo inzaghi will be scoring 3 goals a game for italy this tournament.

    despite his retirement.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:27

    Huh, in Beckham's talk with kids at the white house he says "soccer." Do you all allow him back into the country after that?

    It was called soccer here decades ago. He is simply targetting his audience. Nothing wrong with that. Even for an Englishman

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:27

    Walcott is defending too. The guy is everywhere!

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:27

    It was called soccer here decades ago. He is simply targetting his audience. Nothing wrong with that. Even for an Englishman

    I still think he should be sent to the Tower.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:27

    It was called soccer here decades ago. He is simply targetting his audience. Nothing wrong with that. Even for an Englishman

    Right. Association Football. When football was anything not played on a horse.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:28

    mum commentary: "roy looks like he's lost his bus pass"

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:28

    Zlatan is just so strong - are you sure he's not a IKEA-made football-robot?

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:29

    Surely that was a corner

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:29

    Way out.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:29

    That's why goalkeepers aren't outfielders.

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:29

    Goalie not to be trusted with his feet.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:30

    Right, Carroll off, speedy striker please.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:31

    Thank you ref.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:31

    Swedish defense number 4!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:31

    bring on ian wirght wright wright

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:31

    Swedish defense number 4!

    Is that man or zone?

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:32

    Way too high!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:32

    Those poor stewards at the top. Someone's played a clever prank with their seats.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:33

    terrible defence

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:33

    Glen Johnson is hopeless

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:33

    Glen Johnson is hopeless

    Lawton called him England's best defender a minute or two ago.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:33

    Those poor stewards at the top. Someone's played a clever prank with their seats.

    Actually that purple wall does look very exciting

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:33

    Glen Johnson is hopeless

    He has made a few good tackles, but he was out of position thus needing the good tackle.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:34

    Lawton called him England's best defender a minute or two ago.

    That's not exactly hard.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:34

    If England are going to make a tactical change to win it has to be now

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:34

    save!

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:34

    What a shot

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:34

    Keeping!

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:34

    wow, nice save

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:35

    Did someone get that with a camera? #showoff

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:35

    Nice punch.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:36

    :O

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:36

    GOAL

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:36

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:36

    Welbeck!!!!

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:36

    AMAZING FLICK

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:36

    what game.

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:36

    How the..

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:36

    Who assisted that one?

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:36

    what game.

    what a game

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:37

    did he mean to dothat?

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:37

    What were you saying about backheels?!

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:37

    what a game

    Best one yet

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:37

    did he mean to dothat?

    It worked!

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:37

    did he mean to dothat?

    I think he did. I doubt he could make it look that good by accident.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:37

    Don't know how he did that.

    Just shows that playing the ball on the ground sometimes works better than an aimless punt into the box

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:37

    Just shows that playing the ball on the ground sometimes works better than an aimless punt into the box

    But thats the English way!

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:37

    How can he have meant to do that on purpose?

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:38

    Keep david beckham off, you guys are fiiiine

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:38

    How can he have meant to do that on purpose?

    Accidentally.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:38

    What were you saying about backheels?!

    love them.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:38

    Just shows that playing the ball on the ground sometimes works better than an aimless punt into the box

    Ohh yes. Either your guys gets a foot or a def. gives you an OG

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:39

    "This is good, this is what you want"

    Mark lawrenson on why winning a match is quite important

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:39

    His name is rasmus! *hums in the shadows*

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:39

    Careful, SWE now have nothing to lose!!!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:40

    Fantastic conversion by parker

    #rugby

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:40

    who fluffed that?

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:40

    who fluffed that?

    Parker

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:40

    Gary neville shouting at roy, asking to bring him on for walcott

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:40

    who fluffed that?

    It failed because of Wellbeck's bad pass

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:40

    Uh oh.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:41

    It failed because of Wellbeck's bad pass

    ahh ok

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:41

    Theo doesn't look good in that 'stache.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:41

    Walcott was only on for 20 minutes and did more than the rest of the team combined.

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:42

    Sweden have resorted to high balls now

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:43

    Highballs are good for FUF.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:43

    Highballs are good for FUF.

    #GnT

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:45

    Man coverage now

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:46

    I can hear swearing.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:46

    I can hear swearing.

    I heard that come though. Any ideas who?

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:46

    I can hear swearing.

    im sure mr C's comments at lawrenson are justified

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:46

    im sure mr C's comments at lawrenson are justified

    :)

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:47

    I heard that come though. Any ideas who?

    someone screaming Ashley Cole too.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:47

    im sure mr C's comments at lawrenson are justified

    heheheh

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:47

    We want 4 !!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:48

    It'll be a great combination for england fans tonight, a win against sweden and finished in time for episodes at 10

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:49

    First win for England against Sweden in competition?

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:49

    Waste

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:49

    It'll be a great combination for england fans tonight, a win against sweden and finished in time for episodes at 10

    class.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:49

    Way high.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:50

    4 minutes? Really?

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:50

    Great save

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:50

    decide who's gonna shoot!

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:50

    OHH

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:50

    alrthough it was a good save

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:50

    ooooh

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:51

    decide who's gonna shoot!

    Both went to the ball. Bad tactics

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:51

    oooooh

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:51

    Oh..so close.

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:51

    Both went to the ball. Bad tactics

    Would have been easier to let AOC shoot.

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:51

    Its looking like England is on the power play now.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:52

    Can we breathe yet?

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:52

    Can we breathe yet?

    I think so.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:52

    ENGLAND WIN THE WORLD CUP

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:52

    Phew.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:52

    and breathe

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:53

    ENGLAND WIN THE WORLD CUP

    heheheheh

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:53

    Yeah for England!

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:53

    *drinks a lot of beer*

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:54

    never in doubt my arse. what were they watching

  • jwcrummett15/06/2012 at 20:54

    Thanks again all!

  • Christine15/06/2012 at 20:54

    I don't like the sad people already. I wasn't expecting that until later in the competition.

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:54

    Better, good job at the end, could've been 4 if they'd not been silly choosing which of the 3 would shoot..

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:55

    I don't like the sad people already. I wasn't expecting that until later in the competition.

    When each team only plays three group games some teams go out after their second game

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:55

    cheers for the comments all. much enjoyed that one.

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:55

    Mum is a completely mad newport county fan, and has questioned why no newport county players are in the england squad. Her justification was they made the non-league fa trophy cup final. she makes a point ;)

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:55

    When each team only plays three group games some teams go out after their second game

    To be fair, only Ireland and Sweden are out so far. Then 2 more tomorrow...

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:56

    Mum is a completely mad newport county fan, and has questioned why no newport county players are in the england squad. Her justification was they made the non-league fa trophy cup final. she makes a point ;)

    I don't see how you can argue with her unless they are all Welsh

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:56

    Mum is a completely mad newport county fan, and has questioned why no newport county players are in the england squad. Her justification was they made the non-league fa trophy cup final. she makes a point ;)

    Didn't they get relegated?

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:56

    Didn't they get relegated?

    Nope, they finished in the mighty heights of 17th

  • Ryan15/06/2012 at 20:57

    Nope, they finished in the mighty heights of 17th

    Ahh, I sorta got distracted with Gateshead doing well for a change.

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 20:57

    No team is definitely through yet.

  • Mr C15/06/2012 at 20:58

    time for episodes. catch ya tomorrow for more of the same and le mans!

  • Lukeh15/06/2012 at 20:58

    time for episodes. catch ya tomorrow for more of the same and le mans!

    byeee! been good fun :)

  • Steven Roy15/06/2012 at 20:58

    time for episodes. catch ya tomorrow for more of the same and le mans!

    Bye

  • Pat W15/06/2012 at 20:59

    Cheers

  • Will^15/06/2012 at 21:04

    Thanks guys.