2018 FIFA World Cup thread

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

  1. greengrass81

    greengrass81 Member

    Manchester United
    Aug 2, 2015
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    How do you think Southgate will approch the game against Sweden . I think he tell tell his players to let croatia have the ball defend deep and hit them on the break . I hear a lot of fans reckon Southgate will get them to press croatia high up the pitch and go at them . I think that would be mistake as I think would allow modric to pick holes in your defense with his passing. Also it would give their wingers space to run in too.

    I think Southgate needs to make changes with his team . He can't leave Henderson alone in midfield facing modric and rakitic . You need another body in midfield in Loftus Cheek in place of Ali .

    Ali scored today but he contributes nothing in general play . I think Southgate should drop sterling and play rashford out wide to run at loveren . Loveren is croatia's biggest weakness in defense.
     
  2. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 7, 2001
    Portugal would have been in this side of the draw if they hadnt bottled it versus Iran. A third rate Asian federation team.

    sort it out ,Barry.
    Even after we win we have to listen to silly armchair fans from Canada and USA . Our boys are getting banned all over the place. Quality guys like Placid casual and yet this muppet is untouched .
     
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  3. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    #2378 BarryfromEastenders, Jul 7, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2018
    I try to give newcomers a chance and most people on here have dealt with him in their own way. If it goes any further I'll deal with it. If people feel someone is trolling it needs reporting too.
     
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  4. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Leeds United
    England
    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Damn, I'm afraid to say something now. I might even get a yellow card for saying a swear word:eek:
     
  5. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yes sir.. ok, maybe not knee high, but..... lol
     
  6. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I can assure you there is no way that Sterling gets dropped.
     
  7. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Fck the fck off
     
  8. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
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  9. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Oh come on! Now you’re a Utd fan as well as a Chelsea fan? This thread is getting wired.
     
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  10. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    hahaha
     
  11. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
     
  12. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Leeds United
    England
    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Is this the best an England side has ever been composure wise at a major tournament?
     
  13. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Leeds United
    England
    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
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  14. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Leeds United
    England
    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Jordan Pickford is the youngest ever England goalie to keep a clean sheet at a major tournament.
     
  15. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Leeds United
    England
    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    England have scored four or more set pieces in this World Cup.

    The last two teams to do that were France in 1998 and Germany in 2014.
     
  16. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Apparently Gareth got put set piece ideas from an nba game

    If u see how we lineup on corners it is like an nba side line play
     
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  17. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 7, 2001
    the tournament has not been that bad so far..
    used to be chaos in the past , in terms of dealing with moronic trolls .
     
  18. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Oh, no.

    I remember England were under tremendous pressure against West Germany in a final and were defending a narrow 3-2 lead in extra time. They managed to gain possession of the ball just outside our penalty area and our captain, (fella by the name of Moore), looked up and, instead of just lumping it ANYWHERE away from goal, picked out our centre forward, (guy called Hurst if memory serves), standing several yards inside West Germany's half and flighted a delightful chipped pass straight to his feet for him to drive forward and power into the top left hand corner of the goal.

    THAT was composure :)

    Actually, if I remember correctly, immediately before he scored several people had entered the playing area, (out of shot of the TV cameras because it didn't appear on the coverage), because they thought the match had ended.

    But maybe my memory has failed me and that never occurred...


    Edit:



    No, it appears my memory is correct :)

    :giggle:
     
  19. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    if you say so... :cautious:
     
  20. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
  21. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    If u follow basketball the line they make on corners is usually called a stack
     
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  22. burning247

    burning247 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
     
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  23. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I noticed the block at the time but, he's probably right, how many others did is an interesting question.

    The guy has been having absolutely MONSTER games at this tournie.

    The only thing I'm not sure about is whether he'll need someone else alongside him to maintain possession against Croatia. Against sides that sit back having one guy in the middle, (well, the middle of the middle if you see what I mean), is OK but against Croatia with Modric and Rakatic he might need more help than he's been getting from Alli and Lingard.

    The only thing is I'm not sure who that might be.

    Dier is the obvious choice but I don't want to change a 'winning formula' so I think maybe starting with the same side and then swapping out if he's being overrun.

    Of course, that hasn't been necessary so far because we've had most of the play but if we don't maybe a rethink might be in order?

    I dunno...

    What does everybody else think?
     
  24. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Great piece. Can’t think of a player I want to score more than Raheem in this tournament.

     

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