The England National team thread

poet11

Oh and tits.
Sir Sir_Didier_Drogba;3188625 said:
Based on season form, Dyer should go to the Euros and Walcott should stay home. But you know it wont happen.

AGAIN!!! How the **** do you do this? **** Paul the Octopus!!!
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Okay, but serious question, has your defense never seen Arjen Robben play before? Because 3.Bundesliga teams don't give him that much time and space with his left foot that he got to score the winner against you today.
 

rony31

Team Captain
lol @ Smalling, fully responsible for the first 2 goals conceded. For Robben's first you can see Cahill pointing for him to stay right while he covered Robben's potential run to the left, but for some reason Smalling decides to just barge left right next to Cahill and Robben just cuts left into open space. Defense needs to be sorted out, Micah was the only player who looked like he should have been there.
 

Armidillo

Club Supporter
the way england played yesterday i thought was pure ****e especially first half...
we always seem to stand off and stand off some more. Why cant we seem to play for once for the whole 90 or even a whole half, the young goal was sick the movement and passing was spot on but took us near on 90 mins to produce it, and then after that we just allow robben of all people on the pitch sooo much space inside the area and get punished for it.

That being said i believe leaving out the older players is the way to go
 
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Sir Calumn

Guest
Somewhat unbelievably, there have been a lot of calls in the media to ask Paul Scholes to come out of international retirement for the EUROs. It does seem very desperate, but then again he has been very good for United despite his age and, with Wilshire out, we could do with more central midfield options. What do you guys think about this?
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
Despite his age, I thing he still has lots to offer. He is actually much better this season than last season. I think the 6 months of rest made him fresh. I would certainly select him over poayers like Carrick, Cleverley or Hendersen. He has that flair that no one else has.
 
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Sir Calumn

Guest
Jesus. A cheap "safe-pair-of-hands" English manager with minimal experience of handling big name players who is not the fan or press favorite being hastily appointed on the back of the unglamorous departure of an expensive foreign flop... remind you of anyone?

 

Xifio

The Von Trapps
I just revisited the "Can England Win the Next World Cup" documentary from a couple of years ago, so my mind is buzzing on the topic of England ...
Sir Sir_Didier_Drogba;3225087 said:
A cheap "safe-pair-of-hands" English manager with minimal experience of handling big name players who is not the fan or press favorite being hastily appointed on the back of the unglamorous departure of an expensive foreign flop... remind you of anyone?

I hate to say it, but this appointment is a sort of blessing in disguise ...

I mean, since I've been watching football (early 90s), England have gone into every tournament they've qualified to with their media and fans talking about winning it ... it has always baffled me, because I'd have not seen anything to suggest the possibility of that happening ... even at EURO 2008, there were comments such as 'if we had qualified, we'd be amongst the favourites to win the cup' ... really? based on what? hype?

anyway, in that documentary, Lineker (and El Tel, and 'Arry, etc.) talked about how they felt England were primed for glory in 2010 ... but I expect that won't be the case this time ...

the lack of expectation is where Hodgson has thrived at in recent times ... Fulham: no expectation -> final of Europa, manager of the year ... Pool: huge expectations -> flop! ... WBA: no expectation -> highest finish for 3 decades ... and if that universal lack of expectation translates to less artificially-created media frenzy, then the team may actually have a chance of enjoying their pre-tournament build-up, which in turn lays the foundations for a good tournament ... I hope I'm wrong (because I don't think you guys will play football worth watching in either case), but the potential is there for that sort of ideal scenario for England ...
 


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