Our team have suggested that fans shouldn’t expect “fireworks” from the match, as “the Euros are more marathon than a sprint and there are particular reasons to think that Southgate’s England will prove a slow burner.”
The manager has already described the build-up as an especially challenging one, saying: “This is the different challenge of international football. You don’t ever quite get to the level a club team can because you are not working through a pre-season or working every day on a training ground between matches as you would at a club.”
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Yesterday’s Talking Point: What do you think of the ULEZ expansion?
Most of you agreed that the new ULEZ expansion plans are too discriminatory.
“Whatsupp” said: “The ulez expansion will increase poverty in the city and will widen the gap between the well off and the rest of us. London will be a worse place to live in because of it.”
“Antek” agreed: “I think the ULEZ penalizes the less well off in society . I live in Lewisham , just outside of the south circular road , I take my wife down to Greenwich , to care for her 85 year old friend each day . My car is 12 years old , well maintained and running like new . I can’t afford a new car , so social services will have another case ! £ 12 per day from my pension ?”
And “Nippey,” also speaking from personal experience, said: “We had a terrible year financially due to the pandemic and things are only just picking up.
“We can’t afford to buy a new van, or to pay the daily charge to drive to our main place of work, it feels so unfair and the only businesses that will be impacted are small ones like ours. There needs to be a meaningful scrappage scheme or a delay to this to allow businesses to recover.”