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: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby Santi » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:29 pm

Well we don't have any good midfielders so it's a smart move.


Plus imagine how many broken legs if we played tiki taka against Colombia, christ.
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby starmandb » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:39 pm

Manoban wrote:What's the world cup goal scoring record and how many more penalties does Kane need to break it?

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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby DiamondGooner » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:45 pm

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


Yeah after Sweden, we're under dogs all the way, just have to accept it, use our in form defense and hit on the break.

Our defense is actually very good, that I'll give them.

They play 5 at the back miles better than Arsenal did when we tried it.

My biggest gripe is Ali and Sterling have been sh*t going forward and stifled us using Kane properly.
Sterling is not doing well playing in the hole and Ali is a non participant.

The only thing again I'll give the midfield credit for is defensively.

Lingard and Ali should be stretching oppositions and getting in crosses or passes to Kane and they aren't, Sterling just keeps giving the ball away.
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Ach » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:06 pm

Our defence have conceded in every game. 2 of those to genuine pub sides in Tunisia and panama. A Belgian B side and a Colombia side more interested in attacking players than attacking the goals.

We've been shit but we got through. Stuff of champions.

It's coming home.
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Rockape » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:50 pm

Not sure why people don't think we are favourites....cos as far as the Bookies are concerned, we most definitely are!

We know from history its going to be tight, so if we are going to go all the way and bring it home, we are going to need a few things to go our way, starting on Saturday. Luck plays a huge part in tight games, so just hoping we get most of it.
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Rockape » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:04 pm

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


Yeah after Sweden, we're under dogs all the way, just have to accept it, use our in form defense and hit on the break.

Our defense is actually very good, that I'll give them.

They play 5 at the back miles better than Arsenal did when we tried it.

My biggest gripe is Ali and Sterling have been sh*t going forward and stifled us using Kane properly.
Sterling is not doing well playing in the hole and Ali is a non participant.

The only thing again I'll give the midfield credit for is defensively.

Lingard and Ali should be stretching oppositions and getting in crosses or passes to Kane and they aren't, Sterling just keeps giving the ball away.


Fair points, its the creativity we are missing for sure. Can't help thinking that Jack playing at 95% could unlock some of these defences, that so we've failed to crack. I know everyone is giving Sterling massive gip, but at least he's trying things and we only need it to come off once or twice.

No point going on about players who aren't there, but I do wonder why Jack went off the boil in the final dozen games of the season....was he protecting himself for the WC I wonder? We'll never know for sure, but we could do with some of his killer passes.
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby Losmeister » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:34 pm

jack and killer passes.... smh... you can't be serious.

the mad midget simply does not belong on this stage
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby matelot » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:16 pm

Apart from Wimbledon 88,Spurs 61 and Denmark 92 no team has ever won playing hoofball.
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby matelot » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:37 am

England and spurs have always loved long ball,never been good enough to win major trophies..
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Re: England's World Cup Chances

Postby matelot » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:38 am

Correct.
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby Fran Solo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:19 am

For England? Good off course. I don't think they have enough technical ability for midfield battles against teams like Belgium or Croatia. Long ball, dead ball and speed is the way to go.
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby Tony_Adams » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:27 am

Games were exciting, I enjoyed watching us play. Better than passing it sideways on the half way line for ninety minutes Wengerball style!
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Re: Is England's long ball game good or harmful?

Postby jayramfootball » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:17 am

Spurs players let us down badly, except Trippier.
Kane, Ali, Rose and Dier were awful - especially Kane in the knockout stages - he was crap, though not as bad as Dele Ali.
Do you really love Arsenal, or just Arsenal with Wenger?
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Should England Overlook Spurs Players

Postby matelot » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:44 am

Spurs players have always been great at talking themselves up,excellent when it comes to set plays and winning free kicks and penalties.They are also very good at seeing off minnows in group stages.
Yet when it came to the crunch in this years WC against sides who were supposed to be on their level they caved in and showed no winning mentality.
Is it time England finally gave up on these players?
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Re: Should England Overlook Spurs Players

Postby Nuggets » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:24 am

matelot wrote:Spurs players have always been great at talking themselves up,excellent when it comes to set plays and winning free kicks and penalties.They are also very good at seeing off minnows in group stages.
Yet when it came to the crunch in this years WC against sides who were supposed to be on their level they caved in and showed no winning mentality.
Is it time England finally gave up on these players?

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