The England National team thread

kp41

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In WC 2006, he played on left side, normally he played there for England (of course Beckham was so hot during that period).

And Lennon normally plays on right side for Englans, Capello uses Gerrard on left area.
 

Zakov

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The thing with Cole is that he's not an out and out winger. He's like a No.10 playmaker that likes operate from the wide areas.

I think he's got plenty of assists to his name at Chelsea from more central areas than from crosses.

But as of currently, he's not settling into our diamond midfield formation, it'll interesting how he does if Ancelotti decides to adapt to 4-4-2 once we have Anelka fit again to partner Sturridge.

One thing's for sure, Capello likes to play with proper wingers. Ones with pace and crossing ability, which worries me about Joey's position at the moment. As mentioned, there's Lennon, Young, Downing, and even Walcott who can play there. I have to say, currently Joey's probably down the pecking order with Capello, unless things change in the coming months. We'll see.
 

AsmodaiPlay

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Zakov;2796625 said:
The thing with Cole is that he's not an out and out winger. He's like a No.10 playmaker that likes operate from the wide areas.

I think he's got plenty of assists to his name at Chelsea from more central areas than from crosses.

But as of currently, he's not settling into our diamond midfield formation, it'll interesting how he does if Ancelotti decides to adapt to 4-4-2 once we have Anelka fit again to partner Sturridge.

One thing's for sure, Capello likes to play with proper wingers. Ones with pace and crossing ability, which worries me about Joey's position at the moment. As mentioned, there's Lennon, Young, Downing, and even Walcott who can play there. I have to say, currently Joey's probably down the pecking order with Capello, unless things change in the coming months. We'll see.

imo Capello would be foolish not to take a fit Joe Cole to the WC. We aren't blessed with an abundance of creative players but he's certainly one of them.

I don't rate most of the other options, I like Milner and Lennon but other than that I don't think the other widemen would cut it, seeing as Walcott barely plays and seems injured quite a bit now. Maybe a bit controversial of me to dismiss A.Young like that but I just don't think he can do it in an England shirt right now (bit like Agbonlahor in that way). SWP definitely isn't top drawer imo. Capello seems a fan of Downing though so it could be tough for Joe to get back in, particularly given Gerrard currently has that wide left role (although he comes inside a lot he's still essentially starting from the left).

I hope Bentley moves on this window as well. Didn't like the guy's attitude much but he did have good delivery into the box in his Blackburn days and if he could find that form then might be worth using.
 

kp41

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did u know this:

England players donate all their pay for international matches to charity causes via the Team England Footballers Charity, which in 2009 was raising awareness about bowel cancer.
 

kp41

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England manager Fabio Capello will decide whether John Terry remains captain following widespread newspaper allegations about the player's private life, the FA have said.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/01022010/58/world-cup-2010-capello-decide-terry-future.html

Btw, why Bridge's so upset about the whole thing. She was his ex-girlfriend!!! so why he thinks he cheated on him, probably she promised him that he will be the only chelsea player in her bed. That team bridge tshirts were ... that's another weird story behind the main story.

I think the only player who can replace him as a captain is Lampard.
 

Arnau

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There's nothing wrong in Terry behaviour, as England captain he must taste the wifes of his team mates.
 

RobbieD_PL

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Arnau;2811792 said:
There's nothing wrong in Terry behaviour, as England captain he must taste the wifes of his team mates.

I don't think Casillias would be so lucky! :D
 

Pogba4Now

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Arnau;2811792 said:
There's nothing wrong in Terry behaviour, as England captain he must taste the wifes of his team mates.

haha (H)

Terry shouldn't be fired as captain in my opinion. If he does get fired, possible candidates are: Gerrard, Lampard or Ferdinand
 

kp41

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Nady;2811842 said:
haha (H)

Terry shouldn't be fired as captain in my opinion. If he does get fired, possible candidates are: Gerrard, Lampard or Ferdinand

I'm agree, he shouldn't be.

All three main candidates had their own personal issues as well, but Lampard's the best choice.

Rooney can be a good captain in future, if he can control his temper.

If they strip away his armband, it would be though for Terry to resist in that squad.
 

AsmodaiPlay

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Terry should still be captain for me, in any other job having an affair wouldn't see you be demoted from a position. Its private, like this should be.

Besides, most of the players who will be annoyed by this I don't even want in South Africa. Bridge is definitely not our 2nd best LB so shouldn't be going, his team mate SWP isn't good enough either. I only value Gareth Barry currently for England out of the City side (hopefully Richards and Onuoha one day).

KP- I think Bridge might be more bothered because he has a kid with this woman. Plus the affair may have started when they were still together (no-one really knows).
 

kp41

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AsmodaiPlay;2811927 said:
Terry should still be captain for me, in any other job having an affair wouldn't see you be demoted from a position. Its private, like this should be.

Besides, most of the players who will be annoyed by this I don't even want in South Africa. Bridge is definitely not our 2nd best LB so shouldn't be going, his team mate SWP isn't good enough either. I only value Gareth Barry currently for England out of the City side (hopefully Richards and Onuoha one day).

KP- I think Bridge might be more bothered because he has a kid with this woman. Plus the affair may have started when they were still together (no-one really knows).

wooow, I didn't know that.

probably, but as you mentioned these things are private.

btw, Barry and SWP didn't wear team bridge T-shirt.
 

kp41

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Terry and Bridge


Terry and his Wife


Bridge and his GF (Terry's ...)
 

Mandieta6

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The bro code dictates that you do not sleep with your friends' girls or ex-girls.

It'd be retarded to strip the captaincy away from Terry. He's the best defender England's got by a mile, so he's obviously going, and he's always going to lead the defense, that's his style. Taking the captain'sspot away from him will not help the team. I like Bridge, but England would be beter off with Terry and without him.
 

kp41

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Hull fans heavily booed Terry and I think we will wideness the same thing every week this season.

not a good sign for England and Cappello
 

AsmodaiPlay

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kp40;2811931 said:
wooow, I didn't know that.

probably, but as you mentioned these things are private.

btw, Barry and SWP didn't wear team bridge T-shirt.

Good to know, because I doubt the other players that didn't play with Bridge will be particularly bothered by it.

Unfortunately this won't go away easily, people were booing at Hull and Burnley. Shows some of the public aren't happy. We haven't got a better defender than Terry in the centre so we can't afford to leave him out or anything. We have to think of the WC first and foremost.
 

kp41

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But one question, when a team plays in a World Cup, that team represents that country and its people beside football matters.

I respect Terry as a player, but do you think a cheater husband and disloyal friend can be a good captain to represent England? I'm sure Bridge has some friends in England squad as well.

But there is another issue, if they take it away from Terry. It will reduce his confidence and trust among others.

It's a very hard decision for Capello and FA.
 

Zakov

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Seeing how the media is making this story the number one headline, its easy to see why them fans are booing Terry's every move.

What they don't realize that we have no idea the real story behind this, there was an injunction on the media in the first place so its likely that its been known by the players behind the scenes.

Nevertheless, the "Team Bridge" thing, none of the England players participated. Because they know Terry is the best player to lead out England for the World Cup.

It doesn't cancel out what Terry did was wrong, but what the media is doing is putting their own interests(which is simply selling the papers) ahead of England's chances of winning the World Cup.

The latest news coming out of the England camp is that Terry has the support of the England squad. Which further enhances the point that we haven't got a clue what is going on behind the scenes. I suppose Bridgey and JT have done a good job to keep all this under wraps but the court order blew it for them.

Surely, it was the public's best interest to know about the whole thing innit? good lord.
 

pede54

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The only reason that Bridge is upset is because this affair has been made public, and he has been embarrassed by being named by the media. He was finished with this women long befor JT resumed sleeping with her. So to imply that JT was shagging her behind Waynes back is ridiculous. Wayne aint annoyed at JT, he is annoyed at the scumbag who spilt the beans to the tabloids, and Wayne and JT know who she is.

This woman was a girlfriend of JT long before she shagged Wayne. By her own admission she has also shagged other Chelsea players too, including Eidur Gudjohnson. She's a football groupie and there are thousands like her out there just waiting for their moment of fame, and the opportunity to make some money, whatever the consequences to other peoples lives.

Thankfully Ancellotti and Capello are intelligent mature people, unlike the gormless morons who soak up this rubbish, so I wouldn't expect either of them to even consider dropping JT as the England captain.

I don't know what JT's private life is like, and I don't want to know either. My interest in him is as the captain of Chelsea and England, and in that respect there is nobody better than him. End of story.
 


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