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The 1994-95 season was a disappointing one for the England national soccer team. The team was managed by Graham Taylor, who had taken over in 1990, and was aiming to qualify for the 1996 European Championship, which was due to be held in England.
England began their qualification campaign with a 3-0 victory over San Marino, but then suffered a shock defeat to the Netherlands in their second game, losing 2-0. They then drew 1-1 with Norway, before winning their next two games against Turkey and San Marino.
However, a 0-0 draw with the Netherlands in their penultimate group game meant that England had to win their final game against Norway to qualify for the European Championship. The match ended in a 0-0 draw, which meant that Norway finished top of the group and qualified automatically, while England had to settle for a playoff place.
In the playoff, England faced the Republic of Ireland, and produced a lackluster performance in the first leg, losing 1-0. In the second leg, England managed to win 2-0, but it was not enough to qualify for the European Championship.
The team's performances throughout the campaign were heavily criticized, with Taylor in particular coming under fire for his tactical decisions and team selection. The media dubbed the team "Taylor's Turnips" after a tabloid newspaper printed a picture of the manager with a turnip superimposed on his head.
Overall, the 1994-95 season was a disappointing one for England, as they failed to qualify for a major tournament for the first time since the 1986 World Cup. It was a low point for the national team, but they would go on to qualify for the 1998 World Cup under new manager Glenn Hoddle.