UEFA Euro 2020: England Tournament Thread [R]

Discussion in 'England' started by BarryfromEastenders, May 14, 2021.

  1. ESBFC123

    ESBFC123 Member

    Barnsley
    England
    Jan 19, 2019
    I can't wait to see Pepe knock people to the floor mma-style in this tourno. At the age of 38 going on 39 no less.
     
  2. BobbyRobbo

    BobbyRobbo New Member

    Bristol Rovers
    England
    Mar 30, 2021
    The fact that we have so much strength in depth up front may give us a n edge in any tight games. With 5 subs GS should not hang around to replace front men early in second half. England won't find themselves in the same boat as Man U in the EL final where any changes would have introduced inferior players.
     
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  3. OllyAlex

    OllyAlex Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    Well judging by the leniency shown by the refs to them kicking Grealish all over the shop in those two ‘friendlies’ ... Pepe will be just fine .
     
  4. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
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  7. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Reece James said in the press interview that has just finished that he has played RB, CB and RWB in the training sessions since coming into camp. He’s not sure what role he will play yet.
     
  8. AddickInThe6

    AddickInThe6 Member

    Charlton Athletic
    England
    May 11, 2021
    Toronto, Canada
    Great to see slabhead back in training. Sunday might come a bit too soon for him. But wouldn't be surprised to see him start.
     
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  9. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Leeds United
    England
    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    If Pickford scores a penalty to win a shootout
     
  10. MrSnrub

    MrSnrub Member

    Oct 7, 2018
    I'd be somewhat concerned if we decided to randomly spring back to a back three, I am not convinced its particularly a more defensively solid formation it means England getting overran in midfield against Croatia again. England won the midfield battle against them in the Nations League games by playing a 3 there - and hardly a particularly good 3, I don't think Tyrone Mings is so disastrous he warrants an entire formation change. And if he is, then playing him in a three isn't going to help much given his biggest problem is individual errors more than lack of ability.

    I would think if we were planning to be a back 3 on sunday then we would be rigidly practicing it now, given how little time this side has had together at least.
     
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  11. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member+

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    I did find all the questioning of whether Maguire should have been called up a bit strange. Does it ever occur to any of you that maybe just maybe Southgate and the England staff might have a better idea of his recovery timeline than we do?
     
  12. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    I think we look much more solid in a back three, personally. You can also overload the midfield if the "wide" players are Grealish, Foden or Sancho if it's akin to Chelsea's 3-4-2-1.
     
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  13. BarryfromEastenders

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    Jul 6, 2008
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  14. OllyAlex

    OllyAlex Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    But a back three in Southgate’s mind maybe Walker / Stones/ Mings

    GULP ! ( we’d have to watch from behind the sofa !)


    Plus he’ll probably play two holding midfielders :(


    I’d sooner we start with Kane , Grealish , Sancho as front three with a midfield of Foden / Mount / Henderson or Phillips

    Most of our games are at Wembley on home soil - massive advantage so why not play to our strengths and win games 3:1 or 4:2 or whatever
     
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  15. Khadrim

    Khadrim Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    I haven't heard the questions, but we have heard this so many times before, Rooney, Wilshere, Barry, etc. All apparently manageable. Also I don't see how something as unpredictable as injuries can be predictably in such a short timescale.
     
  16. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    Would love to see James stones walker in a back 3
     
  17. RobTheFool

    RobTheFool Member+

    Apr 19, 2008
    London, England
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    A back 3 with two DMs though will just be drab as we saw last Autumn when we couldn't score.

    A back 3 is OK if Maguire is out so long as Mount is one of the two midfielders, if not it pushes him to one of the wide spots, dulls our midfield down and we're left with an unbalanced team with most of our attacking threat on the bench, so I just can't get excited about it.

    4-3-3 as people on here have said - we beat Croatia and Spain with it and we need to not concede the midfield as we have done in the past in tournaments
     
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  18. OllyAlex

    OllyAlex Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    Will Southgate have the guts to use our attacking strengths I wonder
     
  19. RobTheFool

    RobTheFool Member+

    Apr 19, 2008
    London, England
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Well it's definitely a positive that Maguire is back training. I don't think he should play the first two games, but say we win against Croatia and then we're winning v Scotland, it's a good opportunity to bring him on then, if not he should at least get the last group game
     
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  20. roverman

    roverman Member+

    Dec 22, 2001
    If we have maguire fit for the knockout rounds I would fancy us against anyone
     
  21. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    It's a bit different for Harry. He's the opposite of explosive and he's not going to be running all game. Obviously he will be a bit off pace a bit but it's not as key those other positions when it comes to fitness. It depends on the player too. Pogba can be out for months and play world class in his first game back. Not sure about Barry but Rooney was a player that took a long time to find his rhythm and really needed to play every game or he would start getting heavier. Wilshere had problems far beyond any individual injury as well.
     
  22. RobTheFool

    RobTheFool Member+

    Apr 19, 2008
    London, England
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Wilshere is a great shame, he should've had a great career
     
  23. ChristianSur

    ChristianSur Member+

    May 5, 2015
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    He should still be having one. Poor boy's only 29.
     
  24. OllyAlex

    OllyAlex Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    I recall seeing a sports doctor saying that Wilshere’s bow legs were at the root of all his ankle issues .. kinda makes sense as well
     
  25. sharpovic

    sharpovic Member+

    May 20, 2010
    The only player since Gazza who could control games for England. International football was made for him
     
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