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Last Updated: Tuesday November 27 2007 10:59 GMT

Euro matches: Your reactions

Steven Gerrard and David Healy

England and Northern Ireland have both failed to qualify for the European Football championships next summer.

England lost 3-2 to Croatia, while Northern Ireland lost 1-0 to Spain.

Do you think England put up a good enough fight?

Did Steve McLaren deserve to lose his job? And who do you think should take over as manager now?

And what about Northern Ireland's run?

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Your comments

"The England keeper was under too much pressure!"

Rob, 10, Ashington, England

"I think it's a shame McClaren's gone and I thought it was a bit drastic for him to go so early. I think we should get someone like Rodney Marsh or Shearer because they know what they're talking about!"

John, 13, Exmouth, England

"I think that it is good that Steve McClaren has been sacked but I am not happy with the Terry Venables sacking, he was a good assistant coach. I want Alan Shearer to be the new manager."

Jake, 12, Kent, England

"I am quite disappointed but in the end it's only a game that I think some people take too seriously. I think that we should get Martin O' Neill, because he is successful, or Alan Shearer because he is an-ex English football player."

Lizzie, 11, England

"I think it was a terrible match, poor goalkeeping and Gerrard didn't play well. It wasn't Steve McClaren's fault, it was the team. It was unfair that he got the sack."

Charlie, 10, London, England

"I think that the England goalie was really bad. They should have gone out to win, instead they just chased around the pitch! It was disappointing!"

Cara, 12, Kent, England

"I think Jose Mourinho for manager because he helped Chelsea and he WILL help England."

Lucy, 9, East Ham, England

"I don't think Sam Allardyce will take Steve McClaren's place, maybe Jose Mourinho. Not sure what other manager should take his place. I am sad that Northern Ireland lost."

Alice, 12, Harlow, England

"I wanted England to lose and not go to Euro 2008 because I support France. But I hope they still show all of the matches because I want to see most of the matches."

Myles, 11, Leeds, England

"I think Alan Shearer should be our new England manager because he was our best England footballer."

William, 12, Poole, England

"It was definitely time for Steve McClaren to go. I hope the next manager is Martin O'Neill."

James, 10, New Malden, England

"I think they do need a new manager because Steve McClaren put a right-footer on left wing and put a rubbish goalkeeper on the pitch! So when all the other countries are watching their teams play, we won't be watching England play because of Steve McClaren."

Aaron, 10, Birmingham, England

"I am gutted!!!!!!!!!!!! I am glad McClaren's gone but Euro 2008 is gonna be well weird!"

Sam, 10, Chesterfield, England

"I think the manager should have been sacked ages ago. I think the manager should be the ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, he made Chelsea a good team."

Debashish, 11, Birmingham, England

"I think England did their best and that's all they can do. I don't think Steve McClaren should have been sacked because he's not the one who actually played the game and the players should take some of the credit for losing. I'm not really sure who should be the manager now because they shouldn't have fired him."

Bethany, 10, Nottingham, England

"I think Steve McClaren didn't make a wise decision putting Scott Carson in goal. I would have chosen David James. I am so glad that he has been sacked."

David, 10, Portsmouth, England

"I think that England do need a new manager because Steve McClaren got the job all wrong. He didn't put the players in the right positions. Good game England but u could have done better!"

Jasmine, 11, Lancaster, England

"I'm very disappointed and gutted. It's not really looking good for next year's tournament. Only 4 big teams are there, Germany, Spain, Italy and France. However, they are not playing well at the moment, a small nation like Croatia or Turkey may win next year."

Jon, 13, Oxford, England

"I think we should get Lippi as manager because he's really good."

Tom, 12, Plymouth, England

"I think McClaren deserved to lose his job and I'm glad. I think Ireland were unlucky, but there's always next time. Come on Ireland."

Declan, 11, Craigavon, Northern Ireland

"Steve is rubbish, we can't keep playing like this. I think Mourinho should get the job."

Tom, 12, Loughborough, England

"I'm really upset by England losing. This year has been really bad for British sport and this was the worst. I'm not looking forward to the Olympics in 2012 :-("

Iain, 12, Peterborough, UK

"Rubbish game, but I think Steve McClaren is being blamed far too much. After all, he only picked the team, he didn't play."

Vanessa, 13, Birmingham, England

"I think Steve McClaren should get the boot and Jose Mourinho should step in as England manager we need a decent manager like him. Jose is the new Sven-Goran Eriksson."

Daisie, 11, Stoke On Trent, England

"I was watching the match and I really feel sorry for England and Northern Ireland but it really wasn't there fault. It must have just been a bad day. I have got my reasons for Steve McClaren and I think he should have another chance."

Abbie, 12, Tenterden, UK

"They came back from two nil down and I think McClaren should not lose his job."

William, 8, Easton, England

"I think we played rubbish and should get a new manager like Jose Mourinho. I think Northern Ireland did well to only concede one goal."

Adam, 9, Dalton in Furness, England

"England were rubbish. coming back from 2-0 down to 2-2 then throwing it away."

Daniel, 10, Whitley Bay, England

"I think Steve McClaren should be sacked and Sam Allardyce should take his place."

Adam, 10, Swindon, England

"I think we should get a new manager and it should be Jose Mourinho."

Frazer, 8, Lewes, England

"I'm very fed up England played rubbish, a third class game. How could they lose?"

Craig, 13, Leicester, England

"They just lost :-( and they played rubbish."

Andy, 13, Birmingham, England



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