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Offline sadnesstan

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Re: The England Thread
« Reply #16150 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 01:29:11 PM »
Put in Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell and David Seaman and this team wins the World Cup.

There lies the problem.

Think we'd lack pace and mobility at the back.

Offline AyeDubbleYoo

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« Reply #16151 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 01:36:27 PM »
I can't really remember how good Seaman was either. Obviously he's iconic in his way, but I can't remember if he's actually better than the keepers we have now.

Offline joeyt

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« Reply #16152 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 01:42:46 PM »
He was miles better than the ones we've got now wasn't he?

Pickford seems to be dropping clangers every other week

Offline AyeDubbleYoo

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« Reply #16153 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 01:47:56 PM »
Yeah but Pickford might not be first choice for very long, consensus seems to be we have a good selection of young keepers.

Also we hate Pickford because he's Pickford.

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« Reply #16154 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 02:00:06 PM »
Seaman liked to be lobbed, I remember that much.
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Offline HawK

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« Reply #16155 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 02:04:46 PM »
Seaman liked to be lobbed, I remember that much.

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Offline mrmojorisin75

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« Reply #16156 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 02:05:16 PM »
Put in Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell and David Seaman and this team wins the World Cup.

There lies the problem.

putting aside the nuances of those individual players we completely lack a player that can dictate a game at the highest level in an attacking sense, we have my entire life and nothing is different now

none of those players would change that

we have some good attacking players but no one of the highest level pulling the strings, until we have one of them we'll win f*** all unless we get very lucky
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Offline McCormick

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« Reply #16157 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 02:09:54 PM »
Sterling?
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Offline mrmojorisin75

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« Reply #16158 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 02:13:48 PM »
sterling/sancho are of the same ilk imo, pacy dangerous wide forwards but they don't run games at the top level

maddison could be the one we're looking for but he'll probably need to leave leicester soon and get some proper CL experience
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Offline McCormick

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« Reply #16159 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 02:30:46 PM »
I mean Sterling has got to be one of the top 5 attacking players in world football, but I guess that depends on what you mean by 'dictating' games, really. I do think though, that this is the first England team in my lifetime that's actually underrated.
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Offline mrmojorisin75

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« Reply #16160 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 02:39:56 PM »
i think that's debateable but he's obviously very good and i've always been a fan of his

when it comes to the crunch england are too easy to shut down, sit deep and stifle the wide attacking players also crowding kane out - when you come up against that you need a player than can do something different and open teams up with the ball and i don't think we have it

sure strerling or sancho might skin a player with a bit of skill or whatever but that's a shot in the dark and not an overall plan about how to play, imo - i reckon we need an ACM that can pull the strings and utilise the pace and quality we have up front when it counts, it's no good dicking loads of s**** teams and f***ing it up when it counts
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Offline HTT

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« Reply #16161 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 07:19:08 PM »
It’s not like other teams aren’t without their issues, flaws and selection problems. There is no outstanding national side at the moment and England are as strong as any, certainly in attack.
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Offline The Bonk

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« Reply #16162 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 08:21:45 PM »
It’s not like other teams aren’t without their issues, flaws and selection problems. There is no outstanding national side at the moment and England are as strong as any, certainly in attack.

Hard to argue against that with regard to the Euro's. France, Belgium, England are my top contenders. (More than obvious from the Group stages, but there's always an outlier or two that finds form during the tournament)

Generally excited for England in this, easily the best team since the 90's, early 00's.

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« Reply #16163 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 08:36:13 PM »
sterling/sancho are of the same ilk imo, pacy dangerous wide forwards but they don't run games at the top level

maddison could be the one we're looking for but he'll probably need to leave leicester soon and get some proper CL experience

Think Foden needs a chance to see how he does. Not sure he’s ‘the one’ but I’d like to find out either way.

Offline HTT

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« Reply #16164 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 08:38:00 PM »
It’s not like other teams aren’t without their issues, flaws and selection problems. There is no outstanding national side at the moment and England are as strong as any, certainly in attack.

Hard to argue against that with regard to the Euro's. France, Belgium, England are my top contenders. (More than obvious from the Group stages, but there's always an outlier or two that finds form during the tournament)

Generally excited for England in this, easily the best team since the 90's, early 00's.

Aye, this is the most excited I’ve been following England, I’m genuinely back to being a big fan and loving watching them.
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Offline HTT

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« Reply #16165 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 08:39:20 PM »
sterling/sancho are of the same ilk imo, pacy dangerous wide forwards but they don't run games at the top level

maddison could be the one we're looking for but he'll probably need to leave leicester soon and get some proper CL experience

Think Foden needs a chance to see how he does. Not sure he’s ‘the one’ but I’d like to find out either way.

We need creativity in there without a doubt, can’t hurt to give him a go, he needs to move for me and be playing every week. Look at Maddison who I’m not convinced is a top player, but he’s creative and a better option in there than most.
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Offline AyeDubbleYoo

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« Reply #16166 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 08:39:36 PM »
I’ve pretty much always liked watching England, blessed relief from club football. This team is very likeable IMO, Sterling in particular is setting a great example at the moment.

Offline ponsaelius

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« Reply #16167 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 08:43:48 PM »
This is the best England team I can remember. There's a system that works, they play to keep the ball and score goals.

The defence and midfield doesn't look as star studded on paper as previous decades but in attack there's loads of pace and quality.

I'm amazed there are people still negative about watching them.
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Offline HTT

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« Reply #16168 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 08:44:58 PM »
I’ve pretty much always liked watching England, blessed relief from club football. This team is very likeable IMO, Sterling in particular is setting a great example at the moment.

Aye, same here, fell out of love with them towards the back end of the last decade under Capello, McClaren etc. Loved them under Venables and Hoddle and quite liked Sven if not his football.

Just imagine where they’d be if Big Sam was still in charge :lol:
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Offline HTT

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« Reply #16169 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 08:48:21 PM »
This is the best England team I can remember. There's a system that works, they play to keep the ball and score goals.

The defence and midfield doesn't look as star studded on paper as previous decades but in attack there's loads of pace and quality.

I'm amazed there are people still negative about watching them.

We finally have a team that can play possession footy, have technical qualities as a team not just individuals and lots of young hungry talented players who together under the very likeable and smart Southgate play exciting attacking football on a par with anyone. Happy days, as ever though the expectations will rise through the roof and lots will be chomping at the bit to knock them down after building them up. Me, I just ignore the whole nonsense that surrounds England and try and enjoy it which I’m doing massively, anyone who isn’t is miserable c***s!
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Offline HTT

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« Reply #16170 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 08:50:26 PM »
I wish they played every week ha ha, scrap the PL, more international footy please!
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Offline Yorkie

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« Reply #16171 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 09:06:16 PM »
Aye, like many my interest has become as revived as it's ever likely to be. I can remember - certainly in 98/00/02/04 and probably in 06 - being as gutted as one could be as a football fan. The interest was more-or-less on par as it was with Newcastle.

McClaren never seemed like a sensible appointment and interest wained terribly. Couldn't be remotely f***ed rooting for the likes of Terry and Gerrard, whilst Rooney felt like a constant disappointment despite somehow climbing to the top of the leaderboard. Probably wasn't all his fault cos he was constantly billed as the key to it all. Felt annoyed but not overly so when Croatia kept us away from 08, then Capello was a total charisma vacuum and Germany deservedly battered us. Meh.

Hodgson rekindled things to an extent but again the team just wasn't there.

Southgate's got the perfect recipe in a way because he's extremely likeable, interesting to listen to, got a squad full of exciting players and he's built a proper team. The World Cup was terrific and we look like we're getting stronger with more talent coming through. I think it's exciting as f***, can't wait for next year.

Offline AyeDubbleYoo

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« Reply #16172 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 09:08:04 PM »
I stop watching under Big Sam, but fortunately that didn’t last too long.

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« Reply #16173 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 09:10:52 PM »
 :lol: You stopped watching for one game, then.
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Offline Yorkie

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« Reply #16174 on: Monday 18 November 2019, 09:11:15 PM »
Oh Christ. :lol: Think that would have finished me off, like. Imagine that. Bruce AND Allardyce.