England Senior Team General Discussion Thread

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

  1. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Again, a good point and extending our discussion about horses and chickens... it's going to be a tough call, picking an 'England underwater 11'.
     
  2. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    You missed the Ashes ??
     
  3. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Have you been away on holiday as well ?
     
  4. wellno

    wellno Member+

    Jul 31, 2016
    Don't forget those Ozzie lads' grandparents grandparents were born here so we win either way.
     
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  5. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Well, we drew the Ashes but that’s not bigger than the World Cup. Test match cricket is in a sorry state across the globe, it’s one day cricket & 20-20 which takes priority these days.
     
  6. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    You said they were 'rubbish'. That's clearly not true, is it.
     
  7. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Aside from one fabulously memorable innings from Ben Stokes ( not English ) they were pants and one day the whole team were out for something like 67 in one of the innings .

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  8. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
  9. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    And they still won that test match. Ben Stokes has been living in England since he was 10 years old so at least he’s come through the system.
     
  10. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    They just about managed to draw the series due to his superhuman effort that day .. against possibly one of the worst ever Australia squads to visit our shores ..
     
  11. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    So, again... not rubbish :)
     
  12. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Definitely one of the worst batting lineups with the exception of the Super human Steve Smith but their bowling attack is excellent. Like I said before though, Test cricket is poor globally at the moment, certainly batting baring Steve Smith and Kohli but tell me this, if we’re so rubbish, name me a better one day team?
     
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  13. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    Maddison is probably out of the Leicester game on Sunday with injury.
     
  14. ADM99

    ADM99 Member

    Apr 28, 2019
    Chris Smalling having a good debut with Roma so far. Probably one of the few players able to match Duvan Zapata for size & strength.
     
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  15. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Ox is looking like the weakest link in a weak Liverpool team against the mighty MKD .

    A couple of the Liverpool youngsters, Elliot ( just 16) and Jones looking very decent though ..
     
  16. sharpovic

    sharpovic Member+

    May 20, 2010
    Based on a youtube comp of all his touches, Hudson Odoi, albeit rusty, looked quick tonight. Reassuring
     
  17. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
  18. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    Yeah he's missed quite a few big chances, but didn't seem to have any problems getting into good positions though.
     
  19. Iansutton270390

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Jan 12, 2019
    Don't know if it's just me, but I couldn't think of anything worse then playing Scotland in a tournament. That match will be overhpyed to the stars and it will become a brave heart circus in the weeks leading to it.
     
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  20. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Yeah, Battle of Britain and all that, the Scots will be constantly rewatching Braveheart and Outlander beforehand to remind us how bad we all are and must cost them a fortune constantly buying the shirts of our opposition. ;)

    Anyway, highly unlikely that they will qualify for the next Euro’s anyway. In fact, not sure if they still can?
     
  21. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    They have a guaranteed play-off.
     
  22. ht_hu96

    ht_hu96 Member

    Middlesbrough
    England
    May 23, 2019
    On another note, Lingard was absolutely shocking again last night. I know United are a complete mess atm and it's a difficult place to play but his performances continue to leave a lot to be desired. We all know that Southgate seems to favour previous performances for England over club form but surely there comes a point when the scales are tipped so far that it can no longer be enough to get in just on the basis of a few games for England. Mount and Maddison just have to be the first choice attacking midfield options going forward, I've had enough of Barkley and Lingard and so have most people it seems.
     
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  23. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I never u de ratios the lingard hype

    He doesn’t pass great, can’t tackle and doesn’t have a consistent goal threat

    Mount is already miles ahead and much younger for that role

    Ali is also not worthy of a call up
     
  24. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    By my reckoning, even though I’ve not heard anything but I think the Squad for the next set of qualifying games should be announced this time next week.

    This weekend could be a big opportunity to really put their hand up to be selected. It’s going to be interesting as some of Southgates usual picks have been struggling to cement a starting birth for their Premier League teams like Alli, Gomez ( would definitely pick him though as he’s too good to leave out in that position and no one better ) Barkley and Lingard. I think he will still pick them and give the excuse that it’s to early in the season to drop players that maybe haven’t been starting as much as he would like but guess we will wait and see. Not sure what Southgates criteria would be this early in the season.
     
  25. ht_hu96

    ht_hu96 Member

    Middlesbrough
    England
    May 23, 2019
    What HE WILL DO and what WE WANT HIM to do are of course very different things as we have found out in recent months. The one thing I would say is it's getting to the stage now where Southgate really needs to be developing an idea of what his team for the euros is vaguely going to look like. We are now beginning to run out of int breaks and opportunities to bed in the likes of Maddison, AWB and any other youngsters who could potentially be in the side next summer so it is important we start giving them games and the chance to settle in.
     

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