England Senior Team General Discussion Thread

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

  1. Manchester21

    Manchester21 Member

    Manchester City
    England
    Jun 17, 2017
    Harvey Barnes is pushing for a place in the squad. He’s been brilliant most of the season.

    seems like we have a lot more options now, whether it’s players like Barnes, ward prowse or stones.
     
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  2. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Personally I would give eze and musiala a chance v San Marino. Maybe recall Barnes too
     
  3. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    Musiala will presumably be playing in the group stage of the U21 Euros.
     
  4. MrSnrub

    MrSnrub Member

    Oct 7, 2018
    Things have really come together this season, this will be by far and away the strongest squad we've taken to a tournament since 2006 (and even then I would say we have more depth across all positions than then), barring injuries - which will be a big concern given the nature of this season.

    We'd actually be setting up pretty well for a 4-3-3 with the current players performing well, Maguire - Stones should be able to reprise their partnership with minimal fuss, but that battle seems lost.

    Even for the goalkeepers, Pickford has quitely settled down for the past couple of months and been doing pretty well.
     
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  5. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Yeah I agree, I also think injuries will be inevitable but I can’t remember the last time I was less concerned about withdrawals due to our Squad depth unlike previous years where I would have had kittens and worry about having the likes of Livermore being called up. Kane would probably be my only big concern, as for the rest I think we have pretty good depth, even centre back and left back doesn’t seem like a complete disaster like a couple of years back.
     
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  6. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I can’t wait to see a 343 with all our best creators sitting in the bench
     
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  7. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    This is definitely the most technically gifted/skillful squad we've ever had. Grealish rashford sancho maddison foden eze odoi sterling are all very technically adept. We still lack a midfielder who can dictate play but maybe jones will be that man.
     
  8. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Yeah, now that’s another conversation! How is Southgate going to screw with the Squad to over think and complicate issues that really shouldn’t be that hard to fix.
     
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  9. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001


    Brilliant documentary. Makes me kind of emotional looking back
     
  10. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    If Southgate picks Mount as one of the midfielders, I think we're fine for creativity. Grealish seems to have played his way into the starting 11, Kane's obviously a starter, and the full/wing-backs will be pushed up the pitch. The only question now is whether Southgate can avoid the apparent temptation to start Rice and Henderson together in midfield against stronger sides, which I still don't think is sensible.
     
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  11. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Someone like Loftus cheek can still play himself into contention. Hes playing pretty decent for Fulham at the moment
     
  12. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Yeah but he won't, let's be realistic. I also think he was good-not-great against Spurs - encouraging signs given how much he's been struggling, but nothing to get too excited about just yet.
     
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  13. Jimmy Skitz

    Jimmy Skitz Member

    Leicester City
    England
    Nov 4, 2020
    we went to 343 when Stones was frozen out at Man City now he's back Southgate will go back to 433
     
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  14. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    If Loftus-Cheek gets into the Euro Squad, I will give you the money myself.
     
  15. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    I seriously doubt that the change had anything to do with Stones.
     
  16. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    I think it was Kosovo at home when Southgate started to doubt his team’s capabilities when it comes to defending and I think that’s when he started thinking about going back to three centre backs and wing backs.
     
  17. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Never said he'd go. Just contention. I also would be amazed if he went
     
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    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
     

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  19. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Whilst we’re talking about squad depth, I think a prime example is the situation when Luke Shaw can’t seem to get a sniff of a call up when I don’t think anyone would be concerned if he was called up to replace Chilwell or Saka but guess it depends on what system we play.
     
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  20. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    France are the benchmark when looking at squad depth. 2 years ago I was looking at them enviously now I'm thinking we are closing in on their player options hugely. That's real progression
     
  21. Manchester21

    Manchester21 Member

    Manchester City
    England
    Jun 17, 2017
    Stones has to be first choice at the back in my opinion. He has been incredible this season. At defending and playing out of the back.

    Im just praying he can stay fit
     
  22. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    All the praise is with dias but stones has been just as good. If we can get gomez fit, we have maguire stones gomez coady Keane as our options. Not bad for a weak area.
     
  23. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008


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  24. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Also, if as expected Tomori moves to Milan, he could become a serious option too especially if he can secure a regular starting slot however it’s probably unlikely in this current season though and he will be backup to start with.
     
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  25. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I pray you're right. We'll be explosive if Southgate goes back to the 4-3-3.
     
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