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11-16-2012, 08:18 AM
Bon Esprit
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Originally Posted by Stray Wasp View Post
I only watched Clemence when he was at Spurs, but he was still remarkable.

The trouble with Seaman was that he enjoyed one excellent tournament then became drawn into the celebrity circuit and lost focus. By Euro 2000 he was outright bad.

I'm one of those Englishmen who prioritises club far above country, so I've always thought kindly towards the Nationalmannschaft. England-(West) Germany is a great rivalry, though.
Back in the day there was no tv coverage of English football at all over here. Only pre-CL matches and pre-Euroleague (whatever it was called back then). So that's what my judgement is based on.

Anyway, I think your last superb goalie was born pior to 1950 what is a shame. Wasted years with all those Gazzas, Linekers, Beckhams and so on.

And yes, only Holland (maybe Italy because we never win) is bigger than a good old England-Germany matchup.

Peace and keep singing your awesome chants. There's nothing like it.

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