England Senior Team General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'England' started by BarryfromEastenders, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Southgate (and all the other coaches) need to be more ruthless and actually start picking balanced squads.

    Don’t care if we’ve got 3 or 4 worthy right backs, he should only pick two max.
     
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  2. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    #3352 TopBanana10, May 14, 2019
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
    I don't see how he can/will pick three left and right backs in the final 23. On form, I'd go Chilwell + Rose and Walker + TAA.

    The only complication is that unlike Rose, Shaw doesn't have a CL final and he's also had a good season overall. Trippier has been cut some slack due to his World Cup performances but as you said, Southgate needs to be more ruthless now.
     
  3. roverman

    roverman Member

    Dec 22, 2001
    Trippier and arnold are great deliverers of the ball
     
  4. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Defending is only an issue (his offence is so good) if the rest of the team doesn’t help

    That’s why Fabinho and Henderson etc help at Liverpool
     
  5. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Sheffield Wednesday
    England
    Nov 7, 2001
    Grealish and Sancho would be a powerful combo.
     
  6. Oxford Tom

    Oxford Tom New Member

    Oxford United
    England
    May 13, 2019
    Is Walker that great of a defender though? His recovery pace is brilliant but I feel like it gets him out of jail sometimes.

    He is still a top right back going forward but TAA is a much better crosser (Walkers delivery is poor).

    Walker's pace is frightening though. But I think if City could trade him for TAA they would.
     
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  7. Oxford Tom

    Oxford Tom New Member

    Oxford United
    England
    May 13, 2019
    When is the squad due to be announced?
     
  8. roverman

    roverman Member

    Dec 22, 2001
  9. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    #3359 TopBanana10, May 15, 2019
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
    Grealish is calm on the ball and looks after it well. Happy to draw players towards him and make space for teammates to exploit.

    He’s brave enough to lead the opposition on a merry dance if they think he’ll panic in tight spaces.

    Really needed a player like that in the second half of our World Cup semi-final.
     
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  10. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Not that great, no, but he's tidied up his defending since his younger days and I think he's a lot more consistent than TAA. Probably doesn't offer quite as much going forward though, so it really depends on what you value and how you're setting up. Someone like Mourinho would surely go for Walker. Southgate might not.
     
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  11. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    Loftus-Cheek went off injured in Chelsea's friendly against New England Revolution.
     
  12. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    #3362 Marcho Gamgee, May 16, 2019
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
    Absolutely ridiculous! Who plays a friendly this soon after the last game of the season on supposedly terrible pitch when they have the Europa League final round the corner?!? Hope it was worth it for Chelsea and now they have an injured RLC again. It’s all about the money and not players well-being! Idiots!
     
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  13. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    #3363 TopBanana10, May 16, 2019
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
    Apparently, he left the stadium on crutches so it’s not looking good.

    Big blow for England. We really need to bring someone into at least the provisional squad; I’d call up Grealish and/or Maddison/Hughes.

    Only reservation with Maddison is that I’d like to see him play with the U21s.
     
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  14. roverman

    roverman Member

    Dec 22, 2001
    Hope their transfer ban stands
     
  15. Iansutton270390

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Jan 12, 2019
    Out of interest, would it be possible to select a 22 man squad for the nation's league without using a single player from the 4 clubs in the European finals? I would say we have to choose players from villa and derby due to the fact they have grealish and mount. Be interesting to see if we could do that without affecting the u21's too much as well.
     
  16. Iansutton270390

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Jan 12, 2019
    Pickford
    Heaton
    Pope
    Wan bissaka
    Dunk
    Coady
    Lascelles
    smalling
    Maguire
    Chilwell
    Shaw
    grealish
    mount
    lingard
    young
    Rice
    chalobah
    Prowse
    Maddison
    Sancho
    Wilson
    Ings

    That list is without a single player in all 4 European final teams and contains only 2 of the current u21s (bissaka and maddison). Suppose we have some strength in depth.
     
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  17. RobTheFool

    RobTheFool Member+

    Apr 19, 2008
    London, England
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    100% sure that the CL final players will be involved. It’s basically a warm up match for them
     
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  18. Iansutton270390

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Jan 12, 2019
    I know. Just interested to see if we could put together a half decent group without all of them being involved.
     
  19. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    Hope Southgate calls up a suitable replacement for RLC and doesn’t just go with Barkley and Alli.
     
  20. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    Expecting something like this:

    Pickford
    Heaton
    Butland

    Chilwell
    Shaw
    Rose
    TAA
    Walker
    Trippier
    Maguire
    Stones
    Gomez
    Keane
    Tarkowski

    Dier
    Rice
    Delph
    Henderson
    Winks
    Ward-Prowse
    Barkley
    Alli

    Lingard
    Rashford
    Kane
    Wilson
    Sancho
    Sterling
     
  21. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    RLC our for 6 months apparently, another ruptured Achilles!!! Ffs! I’m no expert but why do I get the feeling this could have been avoided with better care for the player and not play in friendly/Charity game three days after the last game of the Premier League season.
     
  22. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    Terrible news. Really hope Southgate isn’t thinking that we don’t need to consider a replacement because Ward-Prowse can cover that role.
     
  23. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Sheffield Wednesday
    England
    Nov 7, 2001
    He got injured in a friendly game against New England revolution .
    A game that was played against the wishes of Sarri. Who the hell runs this club?

    MLS teams are full of hacks and you play them before a big final..
     
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  24. hussar

    hussar Member+

    Jun 24, 2015
    I couldn't believe this. Plain stupidity, Chelsea deserve what they got.
     
  25. roverman

    roverman Member

    Dec 22, 2001
    Hope hazard leaves them in the shit. Their ban is upheld
     

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