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Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby Zenith » Sat May 03, 2014 5:00 pm

Copy & paste:

Goalkeepers:

Defenders:

Midfielders:

Wingers:

Strikers:



I'll go with:

Goalkeepers: Hart, Foster, Butland

Defenders:
G.Johnson, Smalling (or Jones), Cahill, Jagielka, Baines, Shaw (or Gibbs)

Midfielders:
Gerrard, Henderson, Barry, Barkley, Wilshere

Wingers: Sterling, Lallana, Chamberlain, Milner, A.Johnson (or Jay Rodriguez)

Strikers: Rooney, Sturridge, Welbeck, Lambert

Hart
Johnson    Cahill  Jagielka    Baines
Gerrard   Henderson
Sterling                         Lallana
Rooney
Sturridge

Yes no Cole - time to give younger blood a chance, besides both Shaw and Gibbs have had better seasons and played more frequently. Also no Walker - not only because he has barely played any football in 2014 - but also because his form pre-injury was shocking. Yes the same could be said about Wilshere but i'd rather take him to Brazil than Carrick who has been just as poor as Fellaini this season.
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Re: Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby GSK_AFC » Sat May 03, 2014 5:15 pm

Goalkeepers: Hart, Foster, Forster

Defenders: Johnson, Cahill, Jagielka, Cole, Jones, Baines

Midfielders: Gerrard, Henderson, Wilshere, Lampard, Barry, Barkley

Wingers: Chamberlain, Sterling, Lallana, Milner

Strikers: Rooney, Sturridge, Welbeck, Lambert

Sturridge
Rooney
Lallana Wilshere Gerrard Chamberlain
Cole Jagielka Cahill Johnson
Hart


I'd still take Cole because I don't think England will have much possession and Cole is better than Baines defensively.
Would take Lampard because he's capable of getting a goal if needed.
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Re: Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby Massa » Sat May 03, 2014 5:30 pm

Hart, Foster, Butland
Johnson, Jones
Cahill, Jagielka, Smalling
Baines, Cole
Gerrard, Henderson, Wilshere, Barkley, Barry, Lampard,
Sterling, Lallana, Chamberlain, Welbeck
Rooney, Sturridge, Lambert

Hart
Johnson Cahill Jagielka Baines
Gerrard
Henderson Chamberlain
Sturridge Rooney Sterling


Wilshere for Hendo against worser teams
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Re: Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby ArsenalN5 » Sun May 04, 2014 12:06 am

Goalkeepers: Hart Foster Butland

Defenders: Johnson, Baines, Gibbs, Cahill, Jagielka, Smalling

Midfielders: Gerrard, Wilshere, Henderson, Barry, Barkley

Wingers: Chamberlain, Sterling, Lallana, Milner, Johnson

Strikers: Rooney, Sturridge, Welbeck, Lambert
Hart
Johnson Cahill Jagielka Baines
Gerrard Henderson
Lallana Rooney Sterling
Sturridge


I'd take Gibbs over Shaw because of Gibbs' superior experience in PL and CL matches. Wouldn't take Cole because I'm an Arsenal fan and therefore don't like him. (Just kidding. Just want Baines & Gibbs.)
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Re: Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby Santi » Sun May 04, 2014 12:10 am

Henderson? Fuckin ell yeh right.

Goalkeepers: Hart, Foster, Butface

Defenders: Johnson, Shaw, Cahill, Jagielka, Smalling, Cole, Baines

Midfielders: Gerrard, Wilshere, Lampard, Carrick, Barkley

Wingers: Chamberlain, Sterling, Lallana, Milner

Strikers: Rooney, Sturridge, Welbeck, Lambert

Who i'd take and who I think will go are basically the same, I'd put Jay Rod in for Welbs if fit though.

Hart
Johnson Cahill Jags Cole
Gerrard Wilshere
Sterling Rooney Lallana
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Re: Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby Cripps » Sun May 04, 2014 12:45 am

Has Rodriguez made a miraculous recovery?

Heard he was out for months.

Anyway

GK - Hart, Foster, Forster

DF - Cole, Baines, Johnson, Jones, Cahill, Jagielka, Smalling

MF - Gerrard, Wilshere, Lallana, Lampard, Sterling, Ox, Barkley, Henderson, Milner

ST - Rooney, Sturridge, Lambert, Welbeck

Harder than I thought it would be. Tried hard to make a squad and not have genuine pubbers like Smalling, Henderson, Milner and Welbeck in it but couldn't think of any other players. Just goes to show how poor England are atm
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Re: Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby ArsenalN5 » Sun May 04, 2014 4:24 am

Mesüt wrote:Defenders: Johnson, Shaw, Cahill, Jagielka, Smalling, Cole, Baines


3 LBs? Why?
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Re: Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby Yorkyblue » Sun May 04, 2014 7:50 am

Zenith wrote:


I'll go with:

Goalkeepers: Hart, Foster, Butland

Defenders:
G.Johnson, Smalling (or Jones), Cahill, Jagielka, Baines, Shaw (or Gibbs)

Midfielders:
Gerrard, Henderson, Barry, Barkley, Wilshere

Wingers: Sterling, Lallana, Chamberlain, Milner, A.Johnson (or Jay Rodriguez)

Strikers: Rooney, Sturridge, Welbeck, Lambert

Hart
Johnson    Cahill  Jagielka    Baines
Gerrard   Henderson
Sterling                         Lallana
Rooney
Sturridge

Yes no Cole - time to give younger blood a chance, besides both Shaw and Gibbs have had better seasons and played more frequently. Also no Walker - not only because he has barely played any football in 2014 - but also because his form pre-injury was shocking. Yes the same could be said about Wilshere but i'd rather take him to Brazil than Carrick who has been just as poor as Fellaini this season.


I'm not too far away from that. I'd be starting Milner though with the season he's had. His name looks so wrong on a team sheet of stars but then he still goes out and does the business.

Hart
Johnson Cahill Jagielka Baines
Sterling Milner Gerrard Henderson Lallana
Rooney/Sturridge
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Re: Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby Callum » Sun May 04, 2014 10:37 am

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Ben Foster, Joe Hart

Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling

Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Gareth Barry, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere

Forwards: Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck

Hart
Johnson - Cahill - Jagielka - Baines
Gerrard - Wilshere
Lallana - Rooney - Sterling
Sturridge

No point in taking eight defenders as we'll never use all of them, so I'd only take one out-and-out right-back and Smalling and Jones could fill in should Johnson get injured or suspended. Gibbs is far more experienced than Shaw who is too much of a risk and he's had a better season than Cole by some distance. I'd start to bring Shaw in during the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Gerrard, Henderson and Wilshere and all definites for the centre of midfield berths and I feel Gareth Barry has done far more to earn a spot than Lampard or Carrick this season. Ross Barkley is a bit of a wildcard but is worth taking whilst Lallana, Sterling, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Milner offer variety on the wings.

Lambert deserves a spot after his form these past two seasons. Sturridge should start with Rooney playing behind him. I'm not Welbeck's biggest fan but he's a hard worker and we're not exactly blessed with options up front.
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Re: Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby Santi » Sun May 04, 2014 11:45 am

ArsenalN5 wrote:
Mesüt wrote:Defenders: Johnson, Shaw, Cahill, Jagielka, Smalling, Cole, Baines


3 LBs? Why?



Because all our rbs and lw's are shit. So when we have 3 class lbs i'm sure one of them could handle rb or lw if needed.
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Re: Your 23-man England World Cup squad?

Postby Santi » Sun May 04, 2014 11:48 am

Oh and Cole could probably handle centre-back too. Our defence is so poor I wouldn't leave out a good player back there.
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