England Senior National Team General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'England' started by BarryfromEastenders, Dec 12, 2022.

  1. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Jacob Ramsey may return tomorrow as he has travelled to Poland with Aston Villa.

    Don’t see him getting called up in October through but maybe November.
     
  2. Iansutton270390

    Iansutton270390 Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Jan 12, 2019
    He's an excellent player. I could see him moving to a bigger club next season if he continues this form.
    I'd even bet that's why villa have tied him down, to get more money if the offers come in.
     
  3. Inter Row Z

    Inter Row Z Member

    Oldham Athletic
    England
    Mar 26, 2023
    Time taken to score first CL goal:

    Ronaldo: 27 games
    Messi: 5 games
    Saka: 8 minutes
     
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  4. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    Kane scores with a penalty again Man Utd. Too bad Maguire isn’t matched up against him ;)
     
  5. Inter Row Z

    Inter Row Z Member

    Oldham Athletic
    England
    Mar 26, 2023

    What's he going to be like once he settles in and finds his feet?
     
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  6. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
  7. ht_hu96

    ht_hu96 Member+

    Middlesbrough
    England
    May 23, 2019
    The thing about Ramsdale that I find unsavoury is that it seems like he’s been singled out. I don’t think he is world class or even one of Arsenal’s best players, but he has still been largely solid for them and he just gets tossed away right at the start of the season, having signed a contract at the end of the last one. Obviously none of us are privy to what was said in those negotiations, but if he was given assurances over his starting berth and/or playing time, it seems very underhand.

    To go back to my first sentence, it seems a bit odd to preach about ruthlessness when you are starting Kai Havertz, who is nowhere near good enough for a side trying to win the league. In addition to a striker in Jesus who your main rivals discarded due to him not being good enough in front of goal, the main attribute a striker needs. Then there’s Gabriel, who always has a mistake in him whenever I watch Arsenal.
     
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  8. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    I would love to know what has gone on behind the scenes. If he doesn’t start on Sunday in the North London Derby speculation about him moving on January will only grow and Southgate will likely be asked why he is selecting a goalkeeper no longer club first choice.

     
  9. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    Ramsdale's stats were pretty average across the board last season. His form and shot-stopping especially fluctuates from great to poor. He's also said that Arteta keeps telling that the needs to play higher up the pitch. I think it's just ruthless management with Raya being a better fit for Arteta's Spanish style.
     
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  10. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Feel like Arsenal extended his contract knowing they could charge a fee that is beyond what most clubs would be willing to pay so he can’t leave until 2025 as I do think they want a very strong secure choice.
     
  11. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
     
  12. Regis Prograis

    Regis Prograis Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Feb 8, 2020
    That's unlikely, they were probably just opportunistic and a better goalkeeper became available for a reasonable price (initially on loan which helps them even more FFP wise), if you look at Ramsdale's stats it not an exaggeration to say they could of won the league with a better goalkeeper (he ranking lower midtable).
     
  13. Iansutton270390

    Iansutton270390 Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Jan 12, 2019
    They also could have dropped alot more points if ramsdale didn't make some unbelievable saves last season.
    He's been a great player for arsenal, can't help but think he's been treated very harsh in this instance.
    But then again, football is ruthless and there's no room for sentiment.
     
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  14. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Still they will probably ask for a fee that is behind most clubs. So he could be stuck in position where Arsenal decline to let him go because of money,
     
  15. Regis Prograis

    Regis Prograis Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Feb 8, 2020
    All goalkeepers make good saves throughout the season, I never said he wasn't a competent keeper. But its undeniable if you look at stats from last season that he's not an elite goalkeeper, his expected goals against how likely he was to concede was negative, so for all the unbelievable saves he made he conceded more than he was expected to.
     
  16. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Goalkeeping could be an issue for England in a hea4 or two. If Pope gets replaced at Newcastle we could end up with no English goalkeeper playing for European football playing teams. We have been fortunate that Pickford has never cost England in a major match in a way his stats would suggest he should have at least once.
     
  17. MrSnrub

    MrSnrub Member+

    Oct 7, 2018
    Pickford should, all going well, be fine for the next couple of tournaments at least as number one. Then I would assume at least one of the back ups will be doing competently enough to provide back up throughout that time as has been the case. Our goalkeeper options have been getting stronger rather than weaker.
     
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  18. horrisengleton

    horrisengleton Member+

    Arsenal
    England
    Jul 18, 2023
    Valencia, Spain
    If Trafford continues to progress then maybe not.
     
  19. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Why would they replace pope
     
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  20. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Raya is by no means a better keeper than ramsdale. He was very mistake prone at Blackburn. He's done well at Brentford but he's not infallible
     
  21. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Because of the same reasons that Southgate doesn’t seem as keen on him anymore?
     
  22. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    EA Sports Player ratings


    90 - Kane
    86- Saka, Bellingham, Alexander - Arnold
    85- Trippier, Rice, Foden, Grealish, Rashford, Stones
    84- Ramsdale, Walker, Tomori, James, Maddison, Pope, Smalling
    83 - Shaw, Sterling
    82- Pickford, Sancho, Wilson
    81 - Dunk, Chilwell, Mount
    80 - Abraham, Barnes, Edwards, J Henderson, Wan - Bissaka, Watkins, White
    79 - Maguire, Bowen, Burn, Eze, Gomez, D Henderson, Konsa, March, Mee, Mings, Phillips, Tarkowski,
    78- Guehi, Gallagher, Henry, Longstaff, J Ramsey, Smith Rowe, J Tavernier, Vardy, Ward - Prowse, Webster, J Willock,
    77 - Dier, Adarabioyo, Calvert - Lewin, T Chalobah, A Cresswell, Dawson, Elliott, Gibbs- White, Ings, Jones, Keane, Loftus - Cheek, Madueke, Milner, Redmond, Skipp
    76- Johnstone, Coady, Forster, Akpom, Dewsbury - Hall, Gomes, Harrison, Holding,Justin, Kent, Lallana, Kilman, Mavididi, McNeil, Murphy, Mitchell, Reed, Targett, Walker - Peters, Welbeck, Young
    75 - Nketiah, Dele, Bamford, Brownhill, Cantwell, Foderingham, Godfrey, Goldson, Gordon, Hudson - Odoi, Lascelles, R Sessegnon, Shelvey, Solanke, M Tavernier, Wallace, Yates
    74 - Colwill, Barkley, Burgess, Chambers, Clyne, Cook, Cooper, Darlow, Giles, Hart, Harwood- Bellis, Holgate, Hughes, Johnson, Kenny, Livramento, Nelson, Nicholls, Oxford, Smith, Spence, Stephens, Tanganga, Tella, Ward, Whiteman, Winks, Woodman, Worrall
     
  23. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
  24. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Lewis Dunk out injured now. Every centre back who has played for England in 2023 - Stones, Maguire, Guehi and Dunk all currently out with injury problems.
     
  25. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Gomez of Liverpool is looking good these days
     
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