The England National team thread

AsmodaiPlay

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adedawson;2624334 said:
Rio's been injured hasn't he? and lamps was brought on for 2nd half. Was Carrick and Barry first half.

Ferdinand was injured or ill I think. It wasn't a bad performance even though we lost. Might as well give up on James at 38/39 or however old he is and let Green have a go. He's done well for West Ham lately. Terry made a few poor decisions. It looked like it was all Jageilka's fault for the goal, but it wasn't because Terry was too far away from him and left Villa with room to turn into space. If I'm making an excuse we had some key players missing and Spain only missed Puyol, although I have to admit we were well beaten last night.
 

Arnau

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with the silva torres and iniesta injury he was, lets see what happen in the future, spain has a lot of player in that place.
 

Pogba4Now

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England squad revealed for the games against Slovakia and Ukraine. With some surprises.

Full team:

Goalkeepers: David James, Ben Foster, Robert Green.

Defenders: Joleon Lescott, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson.

Midfielders: Gareth Barry, David Beckham, Stewart Downing, Michael Carrick, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Strikers: Wayne Rooney, Emile Heskey, Peter Crouch, Carlton Cole.

Ben Foster, Leighton Baines and Aaron Lennon have all received call-ups but no Agbonlahor or Micah Richards...

What do you guys think of this team?

James

G. Johnson Terry Ferdinand Cole

Lennon Carrick Lampard Gerrard

Heskey Rooney​

I know Gerrard is more effective in the centre, but I don't like the idea of Downing playing there. Or maybe SWP on the left and Gerrard & Lampard in the centre. Lennon has been terrific these last few games and I think khe deserves to feature in these games.
 

newbie original

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I can't understand why a country with two of the best, if the the best, midfielders in the world wants to split them up. Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard seem like the most obvious choices on the team sheet....both playing as CMs with one striker and an extra midfielder(a DM...make Carrick or Barry play as DM).

That will free the shackles from the both Lampard and Gerrard. They don't cancel eachother out....they just aren't allowed to play with the kind of freedom that would suit them. Capello really should try this out.
 

Arnau

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-------james--------
-johnson-terry-ferdinand-cole
--------carrick------------
---gerrard-----lampard----
--agbonlahor------young-
----------rooney-------

the coolest one.
 

Daz

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I think the one player that England have really missed is Hargreaves, playing 3 in midfield with Hargreaves giving Lamps and Gerrard the freedom is ideal.

Regardless of how well Barry and Carrick have played, they're not half as good as Hargreaves at playing that role.
 

Arnau

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capello will never play with 3 in the center. all of his teams are 2 rocks in the mid (emerson,vieira-> juve, emerson, diarra -> madrid, carrick, barry (at least vs spain) -> england) 2 wingers and 2 strikers.
 

lavdaloot

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my advice for englnd team :

gk : green

luke young
terry
king
bridge

beckham
lampard
noble
j.cole

agbonlahor
carlton cole

i bet by the world cup this will be our starting XI
 

lavdaloot

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i support england team in world cup because i love epl and it has chelsea superstars terry and lampard and joe cle also.thats why
 

AsmodaiPlay

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I can't see that as our starting XI.

My preferred XI would be:

Foster
Richards/Johnson
Ferdinand
Terry
A.Cole
Walcott
Carrick
Lampard
J.Cole
Rooney
Owen

I'm not saying it's the best XI but I think it isn't bad.
 


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