The England National team thread

Arnau

NGR LVR
haha, thats a silly argument, the great players always can perfom together if the coach use them in the right place but probably wont happen with capello.
 

AsmodaiPlay

Reserve Team
Arnau- then why doesn't Fabregas start for Spain?

Anyway the point is it doesn't work for us, I'm not overly bothered which one starts and which one doesn't as long as they don't start together.
 

Arnau

NGR LVR
fabregas its injury now.

and he has xavi and iniesta (this one use to play in the side) front him. they are something like gods and the key of national team. (cesc its 21, he has future ehh) ho the hell has lampard and gerrard front they??? Jenas? Oo
 

Arnau

NGR LVR
lol but they have diferent roles, senna its DM (in spain NT, in villarreal its the playmaker)

anyway i wont keep making off topic :)

unfortunately for you england dont sign me as the coach. :blush:
 

AsmodaiPlay

Reserve Team
I don't agree because someone like Carrick or Hargreaves have a different role to Lampard or Gerrard so we need one of each.

Anyway like you say lets not make this too offtopic :)
 

Zakov

Senior Squad
I think its because Capello plays with a diamond formation. And when Rooney plays he usually drops deep, more like an AM. Gerrard is used to playing with Torres as a second striker, that leaves Frank to do the defensive job alongside the holding midfielder(either Carrick(who isn't a DM), Barry or Hargreaves(injured).
Out wide, I think it should be Walcott and Cole(tried and tested) but Lennon's been impressing lately.
 

AsmodaiPlay

Reserve Team
It might be worth trying out Lennon seeing as Walcott is injured. I'm hoping we get the result so we get confidence for Ukraine. That's gonna be quite a tough game I think.
 
Our U21's won 5-0 against Norway today!
The goals came from F. Campbell, Huddlestone, Derbyshire(2) and Adam Johnson.
It was only a friendly but sounds very encouraging.
 

treble41

Senior Squad
What are you talking about lavdaloot...this is a weakened looking England squad. Emile Heskey?

I'm not too convinced about the midfield either, Gerard is on form and he should be playing in his position even though I'm a Lampard fan. And SWP is on better form then Lennon on right wing. I'd even put Crouch in instead of Heskey despite him scoring, he has I think 2 goals in his last 2.

Like the new jerseys even if it's too much white.

Lol at Slovakia's unability to deal with the wing. England are putting so many crosses in.
 

AsmodaiPlay

Reserve Team
Great result against Slovakia. It was important to bounce back from the defeat to Spain. It's a shame we lost 3 strikers to injury. We definitely need to call someone else up as a backup. I'm not a great fan of the new kit because I liked the old one.
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
I thought Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard and Beckham were all sensational for that game. Lennon had a fine game too. I wonder who'll partner Rooney for the next game up front. Maybe Gerrard could play as second striker? Or call up Agbonlahor.
 

AsmodaiPlay

Reserve Team
Heskey and Cole are both definitely out of the Ukraine game. Darren Bent has been called up so far but Capello could call someone else up too. I think Agbonlahor could be injured which is probably why he wasn't called up. We don't have many other options- Michael Owen or Andy Johnson maybe?
 

kp41

Fan Favourite
i love new kit. LAMPARD IS GOD and I hope gerrard plays like he does in liverpool.

we are england, we are england ...
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
AsmodaiPlay;2645657 said:
Heskey and Cole are both definitely out of the Ukraine game. Darren Bent has been called up so far but Capello could call someone else up too. I think Agbonlahor could be injured which is probably why he wasn't called up. We don't have many other options- Michael Owen or Andy Johnson maybe?

Agbonlahor has been called up to replace Bent who got injured in training, and both Ferdinand and Peter Crouch are fit for the game. Looks like Crouch will partner Rooney in attack.
 

AsmodaiPlay

Reserve Team
Yeah, Agbonlahor was supposedly injured when the under-21 came calling (obviously wasn't injured though) shame about Bent as it would have been nice to have 4 strikers available. Not fully convinced by Crouch but I hope he can do the business tonight. Rooney is on fire for England so I hope he keeps that up.

The only outstanding player in the Ukraine side that springs to mind is Tymoschuk because Shevchenko isn't really that great any more. Voronin has been good in the Bundesliga but we didn't see that kind of form from him in England. I think we have enough to win this game.
 


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