2018 FIFA World Cup thread

Discussion in 'England' started by BarryfromEastenders, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Leeds United
    England
    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I'm not as nervous for this compared to Colombia. We'll have probably over 65-70% of the possesion. We just can't make mistakes at the back, which is probably the most realistic way Sweden can score since they'll be so deep.
     
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  2. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Leeds United
    England
    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    My go-to, realistic sub would be Loftus-Cheek on for Dele, but God I hope Dier and Henderson aren't on the same pitch unless we're protecting a lead at the most. Southgate should know better by now if that's what he's going with.
     
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  3. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Dier and Henderson is such an u creative pairing

    I really want kane to play with rashford, sterling behind them and rlc and he do as the cms

    I think if sterling has a free role deeper he can affect the game more

    Or. He could be dropped for Jesse in that free role
     
  4. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 7, 2001
    Dier is not a great midfielder. I would only ever trust him in the backline. If Southgate picks him in midfield it will be costly.
     
  5. hussar

    hussar Member+

    Jun 24, 2015
    Don't think we should take this Dier-info as granted. This is just speculation, but everyone here speaks about it like a fact.
     
  6. Wendigo7

    Wendigo7 Member

    Bournemouth
    England
    Mar 31, 2015
    Poole
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Should win today really. Think the penalty result will spur us on. 1-0, 2-0 or 3-1 but we will score more than they will.

    I think unlike other sides we'll be happy to bore Sweden to death anyway. Swedes live off mistakes but if the teams designed to not make any and we haven't made hardly any in the tournament already, then we can minimise issues and the fluid movement should cause them problems this time.
     
  7. Milos

    Milos Member+

    Sep 6, 2003
    Iacon
    Club:
    Coventry City FC
    I'm feeling slightly confident for the match. If we can score an early one then the Swedes will need to attack and make a more open game.
     
  8. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I’m quietly confident
     
  9. The Potter

    The Potter Member+

    Aug 26, 2004
    England
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Don't be confident Milos, you fool. The only way we can win is everyone says we will lose.
     
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  10. hussar

    hussar Member+

    Jun 24, 2015
    So Southgate went for the same starting XI as Colombia. I'm afraid of this.
     
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  11. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Yeah, you were right. Broadly pleased about that.
     
  12. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    As long as he drags people off if they're under-performing I'm OK with it.

    I like the idea of showing commitment to players... up to a point. :eek:
     
  13. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Yeah, panic kind of over but some players especially in our attacking area need to step up and come to the party. Disappointed not to see Rose start over Young
     
  14. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Young looked tired and slow in the Columbia match. Hopefully, has recouped.
     
  15. Milos

    Milos Member+

    Sep 6, 2003
    Iacon
    Club:
    Coventry City FC
    If we lose you can blame me.
     
  16. greengrass81

    greengrass81 Member

    Manchester United
    Aug 2, 2015
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    He had a pretty consistent season for Newcastle .I think his passing game is pretty underated . Shearer reckons he has better passing range than Wilshere . I tend to agree.I reckon he is Englands best passer of the ball since Scholes . I think he can also dictate the tempo of a game too . He is also take the ball under pressure and pass which is something England are missing in midfield at the moment .

    I often think a lot of the players who aren't playing for top teams are underrated . I am a man united fan but i would rate Shelvey as better than any of our midfielders at the moment .
     
  17. Lyra

    Lyra Member+

    Apr 29, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    We'll be fine. There's always a first time. Sweden have been our bogey team but it's time to step up. I predict a 3-1 victory for us, after ET
     
  18. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 7, 2001
    Southgate decides to be Woy and stick with the same team.
    The swedes will have drilled their tactics for a full week on how to cope with this team.
     
  19. Lyra

    Lyra Member+

    Apr 29, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    What variations were you expecting ?
     
  20. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Don't worry... that's what we were all planning to do anyway :)
     
  21. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    See, @Milos THAT'S what you're to be doing... get with the programme mate :mad:

    :giggle:
     
  22. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 7, 2001
    I wanted Rashford to come in for Sterling...
    also Loftus cheek for Alli .

    To give us a more balanced lineup .
     
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  23. Lyra

    Lyra Member+

    Apr 29, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Maybe the idea is to sub him in second half against a tired and slow Swedish defence
     
  24. burning247

    burning247 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Not as nervous about this as I was about Colombia but nerves are starting to set in. I hope we can win and win convincingly but I'll take anything that let's us move on. Same starting eleven scares me a bit but hopefully Delle and Raheem have pulled their heads out.
     
  25. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Leeds United
    England
    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Quietly confident, but nervous. Hopefully we start out well...
     

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