England Senior Team General Discussion Thread

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

  1. sharpovic

    sharpovic Member+

    May 20, 2010
    He shouldn't start either IMO
     
  2. ADM99

    ADM99 Member

    Apr 28, 2019


    Oh dear.. The escalation of this City-Liverpool rivalry can't be good for the team.
     
  3. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof

    That's definitely not good
     
  4. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    http://www.thefa.com/news/2019/nov/11/fa-statement-111119

    Blimey. Not ideal.
     
  5. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    It’s not great but at least he hasn’t been sent home. It was always a bit risky having a meet up the day after a fiery game but Southgate couldn’t really do it any other way. Hopefully a one off.
     
  6. sharpovic

    sharpovic Member+

    May 20, 2010
    Difficult to comment on the basis of the few infos we have on the incident itself, but this is extremely surprising.
     
  7. roverman

    roverman Member

    Dec 22, 2001
    Ridiculous. Why don't they grow up.
     
  8. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Deal with it privately and move on. Seems a bit ridiculous to me to make an official statement and announce a player won’t be considered for a game.
     
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  9. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Didn't deal with it privately because it had already leaked.
     
  10. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    You can still deal with the issue privately. Re-reading it I think that statement is pretty awful.
     
  11. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    From Sterling's Instgram:

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    All faintly ridiculous, but it sounds like it'll blow over quickly enough.
     
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  12. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Probably been handled well and Sterling is a good guy really and is probably a bit embarrassed. I reckon it was a real head-loss that they had to address.
     
  13. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    I just wish they'd found a way to keep this in-house. The "leak" could have easily been dismissed, and now anything but a perfect result against Montenegro will produce a massive media backlash. It feels like there are a lot of ego's developing all of a sudden.
     
  14. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof

    Game is Thursday. You think they should meet up two days before ?
     
  15. kent paul

    kent paul Member

    Jan 2, 2004
    england
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I don't expect the players to be best friends, but i hope this is nipped in the bud, because we don't need another divided dressing room like we had under Sven
     
  16. Toosaul

    Toosaul New Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    I wish the players would realise nothing in English football could be bigger then England winning a tournament. Absolutely nothing. We practically have a home tournament coming up for heavens sake. Every season they get to compete for the PL, its not going anywhere.

    I remember watching Rio, Lampard and Gerrard discuss this same kinda thing on bt sport a while back and just being annoyed. It just seems so dumb, other then Spain can't think of others having this issue.
     
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  17. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    #6542 TopBanana10, Nov 11, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019
    Of course not. That’s why I said Southgate couldn’t really do it any other way.
     
  18. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Needs to be nipped in the bud quickly and Club rivalry needs to be strictly put to one side when meeting up with the England Squad! I’m sure Southgate will have a team meeting about the issues with how to behave on International duty and leave out any Club banter or winding each other up! It all starts as a joke or banter as they call it these days but things can soon escalate into problems which isn’t needed within the England set up!
     
  19. ht_hu96

    ht_hu96 Member

    Middlesbrough
    England
    May 23, 2019
    Tbh Southgate's man management and handling of the general dressing room has generally been exemplary through his tenure so I am confident we don't need to worry long term.
     
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  20. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Maybe not but I’m just not sure leaving Sterling out of the Montenegro game was necessary but then again, I wasn’t there and didn’t see it, so only Southgate and the England set up know how it went down but both Gomez and Sterling are adults, surely just getting them together to sort it out would have been enough rather making it into an even bigger deal with a public punishment for Sterling.
     
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  21. Garibaldi11

    Garibaldi11 Member+

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Unless he absolutely smashed Joe or choked him half to death I would have just sat them down and sorted their issues and made sure it was the last time we saw that behavior in the England set-up. Both available to play.
     
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  22. AJ123

    AJ123 Member

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    I think it's the right thing to do. No player is bigger than the side.
     
  23. Garibaldi11

    Garibaldi11 Member+

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    If this was a more important game do you think he would have got the same punishment ?

    I suppose like Marcho says, it is tough to understand their rationale without being there and seeing it.

    It's just shit because I don't think Raheem thinks he is better than anyone or the team and a head loss is probably going to be blown out of all proportion knowing that some just want his blood. Think we all have had a head loss at some point.
     
  24. Garibaldi11

    Garibaldi11 Member+

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Man, it is just so petty. :D

     
  25. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    I'd start both of them against Kosovo. With a bit of luck a good result will put the story to bed and it'll get lost in the wider story of qualifying for a major tournament.
     

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