On England

Talk about the upcoming World Cup which takes place June 14th 2018.

How far will England get.

Poll ended at Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:33 pm

England Will Win It.
1
8%
Defeated Finalists
1
8%
Third Place Winners
0
No votes
Semi Finalists
5
38%
Quarter Finalists
2
15%
Bottle Job v Colombia (Too many spurs players)
4
31%
 
Total votes : 13

Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Ach » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:24 pm

Luzh 22 wrote:
Marsbar100 wrote:Sterling has 2 in 40 lol, of course we aren't going to look good offensively, alli has a shit record to, ditch the pair of them


And bring in Vardy and Dier? Go home mate, you been out in the sun too much.

Vardy and Rashford

I'd keep Alli in if hes fit though but end of the road for Sterling

Hes so bad
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Luzh 22 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:25 pm

Hmm maybe, the young Danny Welbeck is better than Vardy, that's for sure.
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Marsbar100 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:25 pm

Luzh 22 wrote:
Marsbar100 wrote:Sterling has 2 in 40 lol, of course we aren't going to look good offensively, alli has a shit record to, ditch the pair of them


And bring in Vardy and Dier? Go home mate, you been out in the sun too much.

Rashford and loftus
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Pudpop » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:26 pm

If you lot don't get to the final you should just cancel the England national team
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Luzh 22 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:28 pm

England should have taken another GK instead of Vardy. He is f***ing awful. So glad we didn't sign him.
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Ach » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:28 pm

Pudpop wrote:If you lot don't get to the final you should just cancel the England national team

QFs was the aim

Its done

Anything else is a bonus

Sweden are favourites in the QFs
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Marsbar100 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:34 pm

We should beat sweden, croatia would be faves, russia with home advantage would be a tough game
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Ach » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:36 pm

Marsbar100 wrote:We should beat sweden, croatia would be faves, russia with home advantage would be a tough game

We have won once in 8 competitive games v them

That one being Euro 2012 when Sir Theo scored the GOAT goal

Welbeck also scored

But yeah we aren't favourites
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Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby matelot » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:51 am

Gareth Southgate has stressed that he want's his England team to play the percentage game.Lots of balls played into the box with a large emphasis on winning dangerous free-kicks and spot kicks in whatever way possible(Seven of the nine goals scored have been through set plays).With little use of ball playing midfielders and well crafted goal attempts it seems the England team is told to just scrap it out.The game against Colombia showed that it can work,though the game was a cross bar away from an England exit.Should a nation the size of England with the most lucrative domestic league in the world have a more expansive national team or are you happy with a return to Graham Taylor type early 1990's football?
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby UFGN » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:29 am

From here on in it's knockout football and it doesn't matter how you win

If England go full Stoke and Ork their way to the WC I don't care

If they all start punting 60 yard passes ala Graham Taylor I don't care either
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby Royal Gooner » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:05 pm

We won in 1966 with it, so why not?

Old tactics are new again.
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby 1991 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:37 pm

literally one of the biggest problems against colombia is we didn't hoof it up to vardy enough and were playing out from the back too much.
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby UFGN » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:43 pm

If a Spaniard plays a 50 yard ball to a forward it's called a world class through ball

If an Englishman does it it's called a hoof
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby Zenith » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:43 pm

Hoof the ball where?

Colombia never played with a high line - hoofing the ball would have made life easy for their defense.

Nothing easier than dealing with long aerial balls when you're sitting deep as a unit against an isolated striker.
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby StLGooner » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:52 pm

UFGN wrote:If a Spaniard plays a 50 yard ball to a forward it's called a world class through ball

If an Englishman does it it's called a hoof



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