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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#221 » by No_20 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:26 pm

Sky: Sam Allardyce to be appointed England manager in next 24 hours.
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Post#222 » by Baphomet » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:30 pm

Definitely an upgrade over Hodgson because he has an actual gameplan, not that that's saying much. I've not been Fat Sam's biggest fan in the past but I think he's a solid choice here, particularly when compared with the likes of Brendo, Pardew, Klinsmann, etc.
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Post#223 » by Riko » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:43 pm

You guys never learn the lesson...
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Post#224 » by Baphomet » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:00 pm

Riko wrote:You guys never learn the lesson...


Mate, Sam Allardyce is a proven winner. He won the Irish league with Limerick in 92.
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Post#225 » by treiz » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:48 pm

Pleased for Sam, actually like the hire.
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Post#226 » by Baphomet » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:20 pm

treiz wrote:Pleased for Sam, actually like the hire.


I think it's a good choice too. He's charismatic and will have a good rapport with the players. I still think they should've picked up Redknapp in 2012 for that reason.

Reminds me a bit of the Venables hire in that regard. The players loved him.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#227 » by treiz » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:09 am

Yeah and he's got a decent football brain on him. I just want him to build the same culture that he had for Bolton/West Ham/Sunderland where it seems like all the players got along, I feel like with Hodgson all the players just stuck to their cliques. Hopefully he can bring them all together with like you said his charisma.
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Post#228 » by Baphomet » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:38 am

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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#229 » by HIF » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:27 am

Great to see a manager who wears his heart on his sleeve.

This is what English football is about. We're not Spain or France.

We're about pashun.

He's lost a lot of weight too.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#230 » by HIF » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:14 pm

Drinkwater is playing out of his skin at the moment. Allardyce should build the team around him.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#231 » by treiz » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:10 pm

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Post#232 » by HIF » Sat Sep 3, 2016 11:09 am

big Sam announces the major shakeup in his first team.

More star jumps before kick off.


WTF?

He goes on about picking on form and then doesn't start the best English midfielder for the past 18 months.

Alli gets dropped and no, it's not Drinkwater who comes in but Henderson.

And to lead the attack a striker who hasn't scored in his last 9 competitive outings and stunk the place up for England over the summer.

oh well, what can we expect really.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#233 » by Baphomet » Sat Sep 3, 2016 12:40 pm

Nevermind all that, Joe Hart is still starting. :noway:

He stunk it up worse than anyone at the Euros, and that's quite a tall order.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#234 » by HIF » Sat Sep 3, 2016 3:19 pm

Baphomet wrote:Nevermind all that, Joe Hart is still starting. :noway:

He stunk it up worse than anyone at the Euros, and that's quite a tall order.


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Post#235 » by Arda K » Sat Sep 3, 2016 4:32 pm

england is in sadder state than i thought if drinkwater is their best midfielder
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#236 » by HIF » Sat Sep 3, 2016 4:34 pm

Arda K wrote:england is in sadder state than i thought if drinkwater is their best midfielder


So what does that say about Turkish football. Inler recruited by Besiktas and he was the no.6 central midfielder behind Drinky and perhaps the no. 11 midfielder.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#237 » by Arda K » Sat Sep 3, 2016 4:37 pm

tells me coaches in england terrible in team selection

inler plays for swiss though, he wouldnt crack our squad
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#238 » by Baphomet » Sat Sep 3, 2016 4:50 pm

Arda K wrote:england is in sadder state than i thought if drinkwater is their best midfielder


He isn't our best midfielder, but he is in good form at the moment. I didn't think he'd be as effective without Kante alongside him, but I was wrong about that.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#239 » by HIF » Sun Sep 4, 2016 4:55 pm

Memories of the Euros.

Boring rubbish.

Rose having a nightmare.

Drinkwater is needed.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#240 » by Baphomet » Sun Sep 4, 2016 5:21 pm

HIF wrote:Memories of the Euros.

Boring rubbish.

Rose having a nightmare.

Drinkwater is needed.


This team will be rubbish even with Drinkwater. We have no cutting edge. Not that I don't think he should be in, more that I don't think what he brings will solve our problems.

Sterling and Lallana work hard but offer no end product. Kane is continuing his abysmal form from the summer, and Rooney is a shadow of his former self. At this point I'd just start trying anyone: Andy Carroll, Noble, Shaw, try and find something that fits. I'd like to see Rashford getting significant minutes at some point in these qualifiers too.

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