Your England XI

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Re: Your England XI

Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:51 pm

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Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:48 pm
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Raheem Sterling utterly unplayable tonight.
Incredible.
Seconded, he's terrorising em. Not over impressed with this left back fella; takes half-an-hour to take a throw in. The rest (apart from the first minute) are doing great. Kosova are no duck-eggs. Play careful now. More of the same.... :oyea:
And thus...it came to pass. Possession passes, just like extended tennis rallies, one will always be one too many. Their attackers waltzed round our defence with consumate ease and for most of the second half were the better team. "Over to you Claude" passing died out in 1950, it's a zoo out there now. Sterling was man of the match twice over and unlucky not to score a couple more. Chilwell isn't a patch on Rose at left back........ As for their coach... :lol:
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Re: Your England XI

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:29 pm

Could someone kindly explain to me what the Dickens the Nations League is please?
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Re: Your England XI

Post by Enoch » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:23 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
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Could someone kindly explain to me what the Dickens the Nations League is please?
I can't.

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Re: Your England XI

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:00 pm

Never heard of it. Presumably some nonsense dreamt up by FIFA/UEFA to make more money by having more fixtures than ever before.

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Re: Your England XI

Post by Prufrock » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:57 pm

I thought I understood it re: the euros but apparently it's back and feck knows how or why.
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Re: Your England XI

Post by Worthy4England » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:18 pm

It's every other year I think so the calendar goes...

Euro Champs
Nations League
World Cup
Nations League

Then there's finals at "something" every year...

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Re: Your England XI

Post by GhostoftheBok » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:42 pm

Did Southgate take the night off and let Parkinson deal with the Denmark game? We have the most talented group of attacking players we have probably ever had and Southgate plays 7 at the back. That was painful.

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Re: Your England XI

Post by Prufrock » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:17 am

Desperately struggle to break down a pretty average if well organised Iceland. Then going to a more talented Denmark but who are still going to sit in and play for a point, so let's throw in another centre back.

The most baffling thing for me was no left footed defender even in the squad, and in Trippier the slowest of all the film backs played 180 mins on the left. Not his fault but everything back inside, killed half of the pitch. Like schoolboy basics stuff.

Two of the worst England games for a long long time.
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Re: Your England XI

Post by GhostoftheBok » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:48 pm

Coady and Dier don't get near a starting 11 for any of the genuinely top sides in world football, either. They're good Premier League players, but that's it. Trippier is actually really good, but not out of position on the left. I thought the squad was ridiculous when he announced it with no left backs and, as you say, no left footed defenders (less his fault in the middle, due to our options).

I can't fathom the Denmark game. 3 attacking mids in the squad and none in the 11. Wide forwards and wingbacks trying to occupy the same space.

Really, really poor from Southgate all over.

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