FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: England Tournament Thread [R]

Discussion in 'England' started by BarryfromEastenders, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. Serengeti_Boy

    Serengeti_Boy Member+

    Sep 15, 2009
    Serengeti, East Africa
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Tanzania
    Don't the easy draws give a fake sense of being better than you actually are?

    Senegal are tough. My only issue with them i they're reactive amd only push when things are tight.

    Let me ask you, does Rashford make a case to start ahead of Sterling?
     
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  2. sharpovic

    sharpovic Member+

    May 20, 2010
    It will forever be our problem I’m afraid. I liked the subs, thought TAA philips grealish raised the technical level of the team. Rashford obviously had a great game. As I feared Foden will never play well on the wing for England, not powerful enough, it should be either the center either the bench.
     
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  3. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Rashford every time
     
  4. Andre99

    Andre99 Member

    Liverpool
    England
    Jul 12, 2021
    Sure, easy draws, it makes you look better than what you are, but at the same time it does not give much opportunity to show how good you are. But an advantage may be the opportunity to rest. That may be important when you play a tournament like this with games every fourth day.

    Yeah, Senegal are tough, but at this level, they are not the worst opponent. I mean if England cant beat them, we just have tor write off nothing more than a decent minus tourament.

    Rashford vs Sterling. I would choose Sterling. Solely based on his Euro 20 performance. He got the tap ins that put England in the final. Could Rashford do that, maybe, but we can never see both. But Rashford can be an asset when England really need a goal ...
     
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  5. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Can Senegal without Sadio Mané, Kouyaté and Idrissa Gueye beat England ?
     
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  6. Wendigo7

    Wendigo7 Member

    Bournemouth
    England
    Mar 31, 2015
    Poole
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Can we just enjoy each game as it comes. Holy moly.

    Let's just enjoy a nice win and watch the rest of the group stages.
     
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  7. sharpovic

    sharpovic Member+

    May 20, 2010
    Thought Philips brought something different, more control than Rice.
     
  8. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    If Rashford gets on against Senegal it will be his 50th cap. Will be the fourth youngest behind Sterling, Owen and Rooney.
     
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  9. sharpovic

    sharpovic Member+

    May 20, 2010
    There’s SO much talent in the team. Southgate just needs to use it well. So far in this tournament I have to give him that he’s been smarter in his game management and his subs. Not perfect but a bit better than in the last competitions.
     
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  10. Serengeti_Boy

    Serengeti_Boy Member+

    Sep 15, 2009
    Serengeti, East Africa
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Tanzania
    Yeah but is he using his best players or system?
     
  11. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
  12. sharpovic

    sharpovic Member+

    May 20, 2010
    Not for me
     
  13. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Was disappointed with trent. I thought he would try and impress a bit more. He didn't try any of his long raking balls
     
  14. Jimmy Skitz

    Jimmy Skitz Member

    Leicester City
    England
    Nov 4, 2020
    Felt Shaw was poor, really wasteful having gotten into some good positions, he has to provide accurate crosses/cut backs
     
  15. The Clientele

    The Clientele Member+

    Portland Timbers
    Jun 25, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    American fan here…

    Congrats on winning the group. Our game was a nail biter and we made it through, barely. Iran could have easily nicked a goal in the waning moments. Actually scoring goals is not something we seem to do enough of.

    Good luck in the round of sixteen.
     
  16. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    Kouyate should be back according to reports. Back in training.

    Gana Gueye is a bit past it. Papa Gueye a good replacement.
     
  17. sharpovic

    sharpovic Member+

    May 20, 2010
    Thought he played really well, involved in the 3rd goal and very comfy on the ball. There’s a gulf in quality on the ball between him and the other options
     
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  18. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Really not quite sure what everyone expects Trent to do in a 20 minute cameo! I thought he was fine to be honest. Defended what he had to defend played the right balls. He’s not just going to look for Hollywood passes when probably told by Southgate to keep control of the game.
     
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  19. PoliteSquats

    PoliteSquats Member

    Apr 13, 2015
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Funnily enough we have a losing record against the Netherlands - probably a team to avoid.
     
  20. PoliteSquats

    PoliteSquats Member

    Apr 13, 2015
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Sterling Vs Rashford reminds me of Delle Ali Vs Barkley back in the day.

    Sterling, like Delle, has a lot of technical and positional qualities but Rashford has a level of explosiveness that is perfect for international football.
     
  21. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 7, 2001
    See how dropping Mount and Sterling for Foden and Rashford gave us the direct play we were missing .
    The 4-3-3 we used worked well. I would drop Henderson for Phillips and that is the lineup we have to go with .
     
  22. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    An awful lot of folk are raving about the influence of Henderson in midfield .. organising and barking orders ( from Southgate) .. he is the only vocal player we have aside from Conor Coady who never gets a chance

    Random fact .. apparently Coady is the dressing room ‘brainbox’

    I always imagined that Saka was the brightest player ..
     
  23. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    He has to do what he’s told by Southgate or he will never play !

    Same applies to Grealish at City .. he’s not allowed to play his normal game . Pep instructs him to stay out wide on the touch line then hold the ball and attract opponents to him which frees up loads of space for the others

    Grealish should have gone to Liverpool imho
     
  24. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Yeah .. he looked very relaxed and confident
     
  25. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    Saka and Maguire got the best exam results. Rice said during the euros he thinks he is the thickest member of the squad.
     

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