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England National Football Team Thread 

Post#1 » by Baphomet » Fri Apr 1, 2016 7:37 pm

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Here at last, the most unnecessary thread on all of RealGM, where all 3 Englishmen here can revel in the crushing futility of being an England supporter. Others are also welcome to partake by laughing at our protracted misfortune until you get bored and realise it's tantamount to beating up a dwarf with a napoleon complex. If there was ever a poster-child for the concept of disappointment, it's the England national team. Still, hope springs eternal, and there are some decent youngsters in this current England crop.

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Current squad

Goalkeepers

Jack Butland (Stoke)
Fraser Forster (Southampton)
Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Defenders

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool)
Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
Phil Jagielka (Everton)
Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
John Stones (Everton)

Midfielders

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)
Ross Barkley (Everton)
James Milner (Liverpool)
Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City)
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur)
Adam Lallana (Liverpool)

Forwards

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#2 » by BUCKnation » Fri Apr 1, 2016 9:14 pm

All Spurs should be in the XI
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Post#3 » by Baphomet » Fri Apr 1, 2016 10:40 pm

BUCKnation wrote:All Spurs should be in the XI


Quite right. There's an ex-Spurs man that I wouldn't mind seeing in the squad for the Euros too: Jermain Defoe. He's been on-point for an otherwise awful Sunderland side, I would take him over Walcott easily. It will never happen though.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#4 » by HIF » Sat Apr 2, 2016 12:14 pm

Does seem that Woy likes England Hotspurs to me.
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Post#5 » by Baphomet » Sat Apr 2, 2016 2:13 pm

HIF wrote:Does seem that Woy likes England Hotspurs to me.


This is true and they've played well, but the Leicester lads impressed too. Drinkwater was MOTM against the dutch. I think Vardy is a lock, but Drinkwater has to go to the Euros too.

Rose was excellent except for the handball incident which led to the dutch penalty and got them back in the game. Still, if Stones hadn't slipped we wouldn't have been in that situation to begin with. Walker looked good as well. Dier, Alli and Kane played about as well as one might expect this season, they've set the bar really high.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#6 » by BUCKnation » Sat Apr 2, 2016 3:00 pm

The Leicester and Tottenham boys were the only good players. All of the Pool players were pretty awful.
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Post#7 » by Baphomet » Sat Apr 2, 2016 3:30 pm

BUCKnation wrote:The Leicester and Tottenham boys were the only good players. All of the Pool players were pretty awful.


Thought Clyne was decent against Germany. Think Hendo had an assist as well in an otherwise pretty pedestrian outing. Agree otherwise.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#8 » by HIF » Sat Apr 2, 2016 3:31 pm

Personally thought Henderson and Lallana were poor (and yes they did both get assists).
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#9 » by cgf » Sun Apr 3, 2016 10:49 pm

BUCKnation wrote:All Spurs should be in the XI


Kane & Alli, at least, are certainly the two most impressive youngsters in this crop.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#10 » by treiz » Mon Apr 4, 2016 2:37 pm

I swear if Walcott somehow makes the trip to France....
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Post#11 » by Baphomet » Mon Apr 4, 2016 3:14 pm

treiz wrote:I swear if Walcott somehow makes the trip to France....


There are quite a few more deserving wingers.

Even Aaron Lennon deserves a shout, he's been in the form of his life for Everton.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#12 » by HIF » Mon Apr 4, 2016 3:15 pm

treiz wrote:I swear if Walcott somehow makes the trip to France....


He'll be able to go out in the evenings with wooney.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#13 » by Renzo » Mon Apr 4, 2016 6:04 pm

Hopefully Jack Wilshere will make it. He is by far the best English midfielder.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#14 » by treiz » Mon Apr 4, 2016 11:55 pm

Renzo wrote:Hopefully Jack Wilshere will make it. He is by far the best English midfielder.


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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#15 » by DD12 » Tue Apr 5, 2016 4:33 am

treiz wrote:
Renzo wrote:Hopefully Jack Wilshere will make it. He is by far the best English midfielder.


Just no...


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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#16 » by HIF » Tue Apr 5, 2016 9:24 am

Renzo wrote:Hopefully Jack Wilshere will make it. He is by far the best English midfielder.


Hasn't played all season. Would be a terrible move.

Drinkwater and Alli should form the basis of the midfield.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#17 » by Renzo » Tue Apr 5, 2016 10:50 am

He will make his return this Friday in a u21 match. If he won't have any setbacks and he will be match fit, Wilshere should be on the squad for the Euros. England's national team doesn't have a player who possesses Wilshere's qualities.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#18 » by HIF » Tue Apr 5, 2016 11:35 am

Renzo wrote:He will make his return this Friday in a u21 match. If he won't have any setbacks and he will be match fit, Wilshere should be on the squad for the Euros. England's national team doesn't have a player who possesses Wilshere's qualities.


I'd take Drinkwater over him every day of the week, even if he was fit, but I guess we'll both see the homeboy as better.

I hope that Woy doesn't end up taking so many players who are just getting back from injuries or basing selection on past glories.

England need to choose a form team who are playing well at the end of the season and have been playing well consistently throughout the season.

Spurs and Leicester based team for me.
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Re: England National Football Team Thread 

Post#19 » by treiz » Tue Apr 5, 2016 12:59 pm

Asking Wilshere to not have any setbacks is a pipe dream. Even then, Alli is already a better player and has shown more production in one season than Wilshere has ever produced in the PL.
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Post#20 » by Baphomet » Tue Apr 5, 2016 1:23 pm

treiz wrote:Asking Wilshere to not have any setbacks is a pipe dream. Even then, Alli is already a better player and has shown more production in one season than Wilshere has ever produced in the PL.


He's also a bellend and loose cannon of the highest order

Wasn't he in trouble with the old bill again just a few days ago? He's just got back in training.

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