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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#301 » by Baphomet » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:49 pm

UcanUwill wrote:As Lithuanian, was a bit excited for this game, but it doesn't look too pretty so far. England looks decent. I am very casual Football fan, whatever happened to Jack Wilshere, I remember that guy being hyped as the next big English superstar.


Wilshere is a pretty contentious subject among England fans. He was definitely hyped as the next big thing, future England Captain etc. but to be honest I don't think he was ever that good. He's a pitbull with decent passing ability, but overall absolutely nothing special. He doesn't even always start for Bournemouth. Alli and Lallana vastly outperform him statistically so they get the nod over him.

He may have become a better player if he hadn't been sidelined by injuries so much, but at the moment I don't think he factors into England or Arsenal's future.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#302 » by Baphomet » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:37 pm

Good take and finish by Vardy. Lovely assist by Lallana.

Kyle Walker is so, so good these days.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#303 » by HIF » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:25 am

Easy win over a weak team.

Walker is an excellent player, as I've said before. Keane looking good. We should have offered him £100K a week when we went in for him pre-season.

You know that I rate Alli highly but I've been disappointed in his finishing recently when I've watched him, he should have bagged goals against Germany and Lithuania.

Vardy 6 in 12, happy for him but we know he won't even get a look in when it really matters.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#304 » by Baphomet » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:28 pm

It's strange, as Alli scores plenty of goals for Spurs. One of the best goalscoring midfielders in the PL, if not the best. He will take most of those chances usually. If you look at the goals he scores for Spurs, a lot of them are far-post headers.

What do you think is our best XI at full fitness? I think even if Vardy doesn't start, he will have great impact as a super sub (Rashford too). I'd start him in matches against big nations where we're expected to have less of the ball and can play on the break.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#305 » by HIF » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:04 am

Baphomet wrote:It's strange, as Alli scores plenty of goals for Spurs. One of the best goalscoring midfielders in the PL, if not the best. He will take most of those chances usually. If you look at the goals he scores for Spurs, a lot of them are far-post headers.

What do you think is our best XI at full fitness? I think even if Vardy doesn't start, he will have great impact as a super sub (Rashford too). I'd start him in matches against big nations where we're expected to have less of the ball and can play on the break.


I like the youngsters that we have at the moment and the basis of the Spurs team has great potential - as long as they aren't really pressure chokers :-? - I think attacker is a weak spot for us and Vardy should be nowhere near the squad, the fact he is shows how weak we are. Hopefully Kane can show his club form for England and then the job is his. I like Lallana and Alli as 2 10's. I think Drinkwater should be in the midfield without a doubt. Oxlade chamberlain, Sterling and that other noob this week shouldn't be within crying distance of the squad let alone the team (I can see Demarai Gray taking a wing spot if he doesn't let fame go to his head - he has incredible talent). I liked the 3 CB formation and Keane looked a natural, our other CBs looked better in a 3 than a 2 man back line. Walker is possibly the best England player at the moment and it's a pleasure to see him at wingback. Rose could get the other starting WB role too.

I think Hart is a liability in every game and we have better younger keepers who should be selected.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#306 » by HIF » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:06 am

btw I don't like Southgate as manager, I don't think he has vision or tactical nous. I can see him bringing in his favourites like Prowse-ward who is well below average.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#307 » by Baphomet » Tue May 23, 2017 6:10 pm

The young lads learning the England way early on

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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#308 » by treiz » Thu May 25, 2017 1:12 pm

^No wonder why the Chelsea academy doesn't promote youngsters
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#309 » by Baphomet » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:58 pm

We won the U20 world cup.

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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#310 » by HIF » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:10 pm

Baphomet wrote:We won the U20 world cup.

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And then the senior team couldn't beat San Marino.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#311 » by Baphomet » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:05 pm

A few thoughts from the France friendly (we lost 3-2):

- Happy to see captain Kane net a brace
- Dier was rubbish today, he really needs a rest and to step away from football for a bit.
- Mbappe is the real deal. Probably premature, but his movement and instincts remind me of a young Fat Ronaldo.
- Penalty and red card decision was nonsense, unlucky for Varane.
- They went down to 10 men and we sat back and passed it around a bit, weasly tactics.
- Oxlade-Chamberlain shouldn't play for England at this point.
- Sterling had moments of brilliance and baffling futility.
- John Stones is a mug.
- Pogba is a brilliant footballer and dominated today.
- Theresa May did a Mexican wave.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#312 » by BUCKnation » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:39 pm

I thought the penalty was fair but the red was very harsh. Sterling was typical Sterling. Finds himself in great spots and then is absolutely clueless from that point forward. Dier had a bad game, but it had to be a bit overwhelming to be paired with Ox, who was horrid.

The efforts by the backline on those goals were hilarious though, Stones especially.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#313 » by HIF » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:54 am

The midfield didn't help the back line at all. Dier has been Dire as an England player for a long time. England Hotspurs fail.


Kane is looking more and more impressive as a striker though.
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