England U-20 Discussions Thread

Discussion in 'England' started by Jenks, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    I think it’s Nmecha that’s dropped out, not sure about anyone else though.
     
  2. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Anyone heard anything about the team for today’s game?
     
  3. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    not yet, kicks off in 20 minutes.
     
  4. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United


    Simpson out.
     
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  5. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Maybe a 4-3-3? The teamsheet is showing Lewis and Embleton as forwards and Nelson as a midfielder. If they've got Embleton and Nelson the wrong way round, a midfield of Willock/Field/Embleton and a front line of Lewis/Hirst/Nelson would make a bit of sense.
     
  6. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    I hope you're right. If it's 5-3-2, i'm done.
     
  7. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    I mean, it still wouldn't make a ton of sense. Kelly and Dasilva in the same defence requires one of them to play at centre-back. Can't figure this one out.
     
  8. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
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    Torquay United
    Kelly has played CB a few times for Bristol City this season
     
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  9. brettspurs

    brettspurs Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Nov 9, 2017
    Won 2-0, Hirst and Embleton.
     
  10. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
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    Jul 6, 2008
  12. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    That’s quite depressing that Embleton is now on loan at Grimsby in League 2! I would have thought he can’t be too happy about that since Sunderland are in League one themselves. Don’t really get why he couldn’t play for Sunderland first team this season.
     
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  13. hussar

    hussar Member+

    Jun 24, 2015
    Yeah, it's surprising, but I guess it's still better that he will play regularly, rather than getting 10 or 20 minutes at Sunderland. Grimsby has a young and not conventional manager in Michael Jolley, this can also help him.
     
  14. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Nelson is with Hoffenheim, so he'll not be playing for the U20s this afternoon.
     
  15. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008


    1-0 so far. Nketiah with the goal.
     
  16. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    #1791 Marcho Gamgee, Sep 10, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
    The Dutch seem to have turned this game around and are now leading 2-1

    Simpson out

    Now 3-1
     
  17. David Hurford

    David Hurford Member

    West Ham
    England
    Jul 15, 2017
    Dammit. Was quite a strong lineup we fielded for once as well. Willock and edwards starting is a rarity these days
     
  18. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    they should definitely be trying to get Eze in the U20 squad for the Elite League games in October.
     
  19. Garibaldi11

    Garibaldi11 Member+

    Mar 23, 2011
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Bristol City fans raving about Lloyd Kelly at left-back. Some talking their best academy product and he just a replaced a decent one.

    On the disappointing side it means Jay Da Silva has continued to be on the bench.


    Reece James looks to be thriving out on loan. Taken massive strides and Toulon really gave him a springboard for England.


    Nmecha & Brereton still trying to make a play this season for their loan clubs in Champ.
     
  20. JRSG

    JRSG Member+

    Mar 25, 2015
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Interesting to see Herbie Kane doing really well at Doncaster. I'm as guilty of this as anyone, but I think it's easy to sometimes write players off if they're not elite prospects in an age group, especially if they're from a big club and we get overly familiar with him. Impressing in a decent L1 side at 19 is solid progress, not sure he's gonna ever be someone that excites us but he could rise pretty quickly.

    When the 96 + 97's age out of the U21s next summer, there's gonna be a weird crop of players left to fill out the U21 squad. The best 2000s will probably be straight in, but then promoted to the Seniors not long after. It'll be a bit early for some of the other 00s and the 98s + 99s are a real mix. Tom Davies will be the only real senior carry over in the squad.

    The last transition was really smooth because of the U20 WC side, but I wouldn't want to predict the starting XI next September.
     
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  21. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    I’m struggling to think of players that might make up the crux of the side. As you said, the best 00s and Mount will probably play a handful of games at most before transitioning up. The other fringe players such as Barnes, Roberts will be 21 already.

    Wonder if we’ll see a few ‘bolters’ from lower league clubs that were off our radar. Players in the mould of Harry Maguire or James Maddison.
     
  22. hussar

    hussar Member+

    Jun 24, 2015
    I think Kane is more important than some other youngsters because he is the kind of intelligent midfielder England have few of, so it's very good to see he is doing so well in League One.
     
  23. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    It is quite hard to predict but it's not impossible that, say, TAA will drop back down if Trippier and Walker are holding down their senior squad places, or that Mount will return to Chelsea rather than taking a PL loan and won't play enough to make the seniors, or that Foden will stay at Man City and do likewise. There are also a few players who made the Toulon squad who might well be important players at least at the start of the next cycle, such as Jay Dasilva, Ronaldo Vieira, Eddie Nketiah and so on. Trevoh Chalobah and Reiss Nelson strike me as predictable inclusions, and I think the depth in the 2000s will mean that plenty of very good players aren't in contention for the senior side for some time. Someone like Hudson-Odoi could probably add something to the under-21s already, and Sessegnon might take a while to graduate to the seniors too.

    Interesting to see how it pans out though, as you say.
     
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  24. David Brooks

    David Brooks Member

    Jun 23, 2017
    I think there is quite a bit of talent that will step up from all sorts of places. Marcus Edwards, Chris Willock are two that spring to mind. And of course, we are only talking next season so it's likely that most of the stars from 00 (and Mount) will still be on the outside as for as the seniors go. Not hard to imagine Sancho being the only one who moves up in the Autumn of 2019. That leaves plenty of talent, especially going forward - Mount, Foden, CHO, Edwards, Willock, Rowe-Smith, Nelson. Mouth watering really. Not as strong at the back or at No 9, of course...
     
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  25. wellno

    wellno Member+

    Jul 31, 2016
    Brewster should be unbroken by then.
     
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