No way, then Croatia would be through already and we need them to have everything to play for in their final match.
We rather help Ireland go through, than Spain.
Haven't you noticed how mad we are.
We are this sick, we want to knock out the big nations.
And we're all homophobic.
Nevermind that everytime I wank I have sex with someone of the same gender, so we're all a bit gay.
How do you explain this in a way which makes sense, your question?
Zbig, Yugoslavia was forced upon us all. Serbs, Croats, Montenegro, Slovenia.
I suppose my question wasn't very clear, but you answered it pretty well nonetheless. The book I read (which was written around 1995, remember) looked at, amongst other things, the attitude of Croats to their own history. It was very informative, and I was wondering how typical, or accurate, the author's opinion was.
Going back to the football... I can understand why Trappattoni might not choose the first game of a major tournament to start experimenting with his personnel and tactics. Basically, the team and gameplan that was used against Croatia was the same one that had got us this far, and so there is a good argument that it deserved a chance in the tournament. As well as which, I'm not sure if it would make that much difference to have thrown McClean in at the deep end.
We're all but out now though. There seems to be a growing clamour against Trap. If you remember the nadir the team was in when he took over, it seems a little unfair, and let's be honest, it's 10 years or so since we've had anything approaching a decent squad. But there are some promising players coming through, and I do think that the current game plan has run its course. Good teams have figured it out by now.
It's not necessary to change the manager, provided he can change the tactics, to maximise talents like McClean and McCarthy, in time for Kazakhstan in September, or even the Italy game.