England Senior Team General Discussion Thread

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

  1. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    I honestly feel like Southgate is moving in that direction. Wouldn’t be surprised to see that combination used in at least one of the matches next month.

    If we’re sticking with 3-4-3 then that would be my choice.
     
  2. RobTheFool

    RobTheFool Member+

    Apr 19, 2008
    London, England
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I don't mind having one of rice or Henderson but not both. I've been unimpressed by Rice I have to say in an England shirt, however he is clearly a half decent player for West Ham (although the hype train on him is a bit ridiculous, he is a good runner and tackler but nothing more than a top 10 PL player imo)

    Henderson out for 10 weeks apparently, that brings us to mid May, potentially almost out for the season then? Does this put his place in doubt? I have to say he has been playing CB (and therefore if Southgate stuck to his past comments on other players shouldn't be playing CM), he hasn't looked anything like his old self either this season.

    It could be a blessing in disguise, I agree that if we are going with the current formation then Mount-Rice is the best combination. You just know that Southgate will choose Rice-Phillips though with Mount taking one of the front 3 positions which we are stacked in with better attacking players..
     
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  3. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    #15328 Marcho Gamgee, Feb 26, 2021
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    This is probably an unpopular opinion but talking about defensive midfielders, I’ve actually been quite impressed with Harrison Reed these days when I’ve seen him playing for Fulham. Obviously he’s not going to be selected and doesn’t get talked about but I think he’s good on the ball and his work rate is good, recycles the ball well from what I’ve seen. If Fulham escape relegation and go from strength to strength, maybe he could become on option in the future for a problem position for us.
     
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  4. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Phillips is a good defensive midfielder. His passing range is exceptional
     
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  5. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    Sancho with his 50th Bundesliga assist today. In just 99 games, with 36 goals thrown in for good measure.
     
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  6. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Imagine having a player like that on the bench when we need a goal. Do we bring on sancho foden saka dcl or possibly grealish? Or maybe maddison. Assuming kane sterling and rashford are our front 3
     
  7. Gaz811

    Gaz811 Member

    Everton FC
    England
    Oct 15, 2018
    With stats like that, the fact that hes not a nailed on starter is a testament to the strength in depth we have in attacking areas.
     
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  8. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    Barnes getting stretchered off with his knee in a brace.
     
  9. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    Awful timing for the lad... hope it’s precautionary.
     
  10. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    So it begins. Too many games and the epl is too physical
     
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  11. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Not to mention the idiocy of not allowing 5 subs! This was all to predictable that players will drop like flies towards the end of the season.
     
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  12. Jimmy Skitz

    Jimmy Skitz Member

    Leicester City
    England
    Nov 4, 2020
    Harvey Barnes will be out for at least six weeks and will need a knee operation.

    Rodgers on radio post match
     
  13. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
     
  14. Gaz811

    Gaz811 Member

    Everton FC
    England
    Oct 15, 2018
    I'd be surprised if its only 6 weeks.
     
  15. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Says minimum so think it will be more but by the sounds of it, it could have been a lot worse. Hope for a speedy recovery and it feels like he will be likely fit for the Euro’s.
     
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  16. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    Don't think you can blame Barnes' injury on the fixture congestion or the subs rules. It was caused by his leg twisting when landing.
     
  17. JTay

    JTay Member

    England
    Apr 27, 2019

    Relatively positive news with Barnes, it looked like a minimum 6 month layoff.
     
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  18. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    This isn't a good look from Rodgers and the medical staff.

     
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  19. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Not directly no but I think it’s relevant due to wear and tear throughout the season especially if he’s been playing with an injury.
     
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  20. Iansutton270390

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Jan 12, 2019
    Anyone else baffled as to why wan bissaka doesn't get picked for the England squads? Solid right back and hardly puts a foot wrong.
     
  21. MrSnrub

    MrSnrub Member

    Oct 7, 2018
    The rate players are dropping out injured with still weeks to go, and with England likely naming another 30 man squad I'm anticipating we might see some interesting call ups for this round of matches.

    Harrison Reed is one mentioned above who'll be in with a shout. Our attacking players taking a hit right now with Grealish, Maddison, Barnes all out too. I wonder if Ademola Lookman might not be so far from making a 30 man squad.
     
  22. Iansutton270390

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Jan 12, 2019
    I was saying the same myself. Lookman has been fantastic at Fulham. Living up to the hype he got as a youngster. Really hope he gets in.
     
  23. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    I think grealish will be back for the qualifiers. Maybe maddison too.
     
  24. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Are Grealish and Maddison out of contention for the next Squad though? Thought I heard that Grealish could be back for Villa’s next game. I’m unsure what Maddison’s recovery time is however.
     
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  25. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    Because we play with wingbacks and AWB has next to no end-product. His passing is often dodgy too.
     
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