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

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

  1. Gaz811

    Gaz811 Member+

    Everton FC
    England
    Oct 15, 2018
    Love these random Stats. Moneyball has a lot to answer for. These stats would mean something if everyone had played the same teams. But they have not.
     
  2. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It's something the yanks seems to love for some reason. As you say, they usually tell you nothing of use,
     
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  3. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    Its a small sample that’s true but it pretty much confirms the eye test I think too. I suppose international tournaments are subject to a lot of statistical noise as well, see Morocco. They might do a Greece 04.
     
  4. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021
    That would be a turn-up for the books.
     
  5. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Are you watching the same competition
     
  6. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Yes. I'm sorry to offend ur fellow latinos
     
  7. SF19

    SF19 Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    That France front line looks a tad too much for Maguire and company. IMO England will need to outscore France to win.
     
  8. SF19

    SF19 Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    Also Southgate needs to sit Walker down and make him watch Gentile when Italy beat Brazil in '82.
     
  9. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    France are susceptible at the back. Every team that has faced them has exposed their backline. We have 3 clean sheets in 3 games. Not against top opposition but our defence isn't as bad as people make out. Upemacano isn't a great defender. The French defence has looked worse than England's
     
  10. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Well, if there’s any good that came from Portugal demolishing Switzerland last night is that it should have put Southgate totally off from playing three at the back. All tournament Switzerland have played a back four up until last night when they changed it and got hammered.
     
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  11. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021

     
  12. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    First source isn't any good. Second one somewhat more reliable.
     
  13. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    I have zero idea who wins this competition !

    Any out of the last 8 other than Croatia I’d say … Holland and Morocco are real dark horses as well .

    The other five all have an equal chance .. guess it’s gonna come down to a bit of luck judging by Spain hitting the post with the last kick of extra time ..

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  14. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Psg would be a good move
     
  15. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    Disagree. It's a dead league. Real Madrid would be the best option.
     
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  16. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Paddy Power bookies just on the radio and confirmed that two punters won big .. correctly betting on a 6:1 Portugal victory over Morocco at odds of 200:1 !!
     
  17. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Callum Wilson missed training and is a doubt .. muscle strain ..

    Who saw this coming …

    Errr … .. ME !!
     
  18. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Declan Rice also missed training due to sickness …
     
  19. manimal

    manimal Member

    Dec 23, 2018
    England will fall apart on Saturday..... As usual in big tourneys.... Now with their key players may not be playing (rice) and Southgate already shitting his pants and will 100 percent play 5 ATB.....they will get humiliated at Saturday.
     
  20. Regis Prograis

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Feb 8, 2020
    You can do better than that mate 2/10.
    Have another pop.

    BTW is this you?
     
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  21. manimal

    manimal Member

    Dec 23, 2018
    Yep... That's me.... And I wrote my opinion here. The game could go either way. But seen and knowing france well. They are 2 levels above England. Quality wise. England played well so far..... BUT they had some of blackout moments and that will cost against france. Because in contrast to England.... France can and France will level up the farer they get. England could do some damage yes BUT england is far to one dimensional in their playing. All they can do is counter. And France.... Which is a team which can play counter and possesion... They will comfortably let england have possession. And since England have beside foden No player with dribbling ability or outstanding creativity..... It's gonna be easy for france on saturday


    Mark my words
     
  22. Regis Prograis

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Feb 8, 2020
    Slightly better 3/10.
    I'll give you one more chance
     
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  23. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    I don’t regard Foden as our saviour … he’s not even a key player .

    He’s very effective when we are on top and the opponents are driving forward leaving space behind .

    When we are even or losing he’s a passenger on the wide left who receives the ball and instantly passes it BACKWARDS twenty yards - back to Shaw ..
     
  24. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    2 levels above. Yes ok mate. Not even 1 level above
     
  25. manimal

    manimal Member

    Dec 23, 2018
    Remind me Saturday after the game buddy
     

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