What makes the ideal England midfield?

Discussion in 'England' started by rymannryan, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. rymannryan

    rymannryan New Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    N.N., Virginia
    Who would you pick and what system would you play?



    Bowyer? Gerrard? Beckham? Scholes? Sinclair? Hargreaves? Cole? Butt? Heskey? Dyer? Murphy?
     
  2. mr magoo

    mr magoo New Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    South Shields
    Butt Bowyer Gerrard Beckham

    All four have proved there worth their salt and they are the only four i would pick.

    Hargreaves and Scholes could fill on the bench.
     
  3. rob88

    rob88 Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Mexico city
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Scholes is the key.
     
  4. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Pennant---Dyer---Lampard---Downing:)
     
  5. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    old thread bumping - how quaint
     
  6. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    How about:

    Dyer---P Neville---Jenas---Richardson
     
  7. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Nice... A sure winner..:)
     
  8. Seaside Mafia

    Seaside Mafia New Member

    May 29, 2005
    London
    D'you know, it....just.....might.......nahhhh.
     
  9. marighand

    marighand New Member

    May 12, 2007
    USA
    My lineup would be....at central midfielder they should have Gerrard (Lampard) to go up and attack and one to stay defensive, probably Hargreaves (Carrick, King). On the right Lennon (Beckham) and on the left put Downing (J. Cole). Up front with Rooney should be Darren Bent (bring in Owen/Dafoe for speed or Crouch for headers) and the backline should be Bridge (A. Cole), Terry (nobody subs for the captain but probably King or Carragher), Ferdinand (King or Carragher) and G. Neville (Micah Richards) with Robinson in goal.


    Paul Robinson

    G. Neville-----Ferdinand-----Terry-----Bridge

    Hargreaves

    Lennon-----Gerrard-----Downing

    Rooney-----Bent

     
  10. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Member

    Sep 20, 2003
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Beckham-Gerrard-Hargreaves-Cole

    Picks itself really.
     
  11. owen41099

    owen41099 New Member

    Apr 28, 2002
    Powder Springs, GA
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Agreed, with the possible exception of Joe Cole. Good player, but not sure he fits on the left without an attacking leftback, where Downing is a straight winger.

    With Ashley Cole, you have enough support/speed up the wing if Joe drifts inside, but if you've got a true left back, then you need someone who can cross the ball from the left midfield/forward position.
     
  12. stokemanfc

    stokemanfc New Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Gerrard mr longball, Cole skill, Beckham crossing, Downing speed.
     
  13. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Interesting you have 2 left wingers playing in the same midfield, one of which, is not quite as speedy as you would like to imagine..
     
  14. roger.booshay

    roger.booshay New Member

    Aug 7, 2007
  15. leg_breaker

    leg_breaker Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    Cole isn't a left winger...
     
  16. leg_breaker

    leg_breaker Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    I think the main problem with the England midfield is that neither Gerrard or Lampard have stepped up to fill the gap left by Beckham. Neither of them seem interested in taking a game by the scruff of the neck like he did, they just wander around not really doing anything.
     
  17. CutePuppy

    CutePuppy Red Card

    Nov 14, 2006
    No way
     
  18. deleted

    deleted Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    if you decide to play four midfielders then gerrard defensively, as he has crunching tackles and a great engine but not the best technique or first touch. Then scholes who is superb. Except you kicked him out so I suppose joe cole in the middle alongside gerrard.

    With hargreaves on the right (yes, he is very versatile), and gareth barry or someone on the left.

    Basically I think this midfield should be able to switch around a bit with hargreaves coming in centrally when joe cole moves to the left, and gerrad moving to the right when hargreaves comes into the middle.
     
  19. leg_breaker

    leg_breaker Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    Yeah, nice try trying to sabotage us before the friendly.
     
  20. Silverblue

    Silverblue New Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    New Orleans USA
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    :DAnyone who can pass the ball accurately to a teammate in a forwards position, tackle & win the ball without a yellow card or free kick being awarded to the opposition, run at the opposing team with pace & keep control of the ball, has vision & understands the position his teammates are moving into. or am I asking too much here...
     
  21. deleted

    deleted Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    you're onto it, except those ones won't get picked by the FA as they aren't celebrities that will increase revenue for the FA
     
  22. Silverblue

    Silverblue New Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    New Orleans USA
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    But if they were picked & played like that the team would win & those players would be the new celebrities. & the FA would make even more money because the team wins. Or are the suits at the FA too short sighted to see that. I think the real problem is findinf English players to play like that in an England jersey. Even if they do that for their clubs. But McClaren could get brave & really try out & few more faces on the pitch for longer than 10 mins in a friendly.
     
  23. gigi_riva

    gigi_riva New Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    Hull
    Carlton Palmer - Geoff Thomas - David Batty - Andy Sinton
     
  24. iuhiuh

    iuhiuh New Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    UK
    Cant argue with that, Carlton Palmer is the best player ever to have lived, such grace on the ball.
     
  25. Blizzaro

    Blizzaro New Member

    Oct 14, 2006
    Birmingham
    England should ditch the 442 tactic
    Why not use the tactic that brazil use so successfully recently
    4 - 2 - 2 - 2 this would be very ideals for us
    With couple of defensive midfield holidng the line and two attacking midfield position allowing lampard or gerrard go free
    it would be like this
    ----------------------Robinson------------------------
    ---Richards-----Rio----------Terry----------A cole-----
    ----------------Hargreaves-----Carrick/Gerrard-------
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    --------------Lampard--------J Cole/ Gerrard---------------
    ------------------------Rooney---------------------------
    ------------------------Owen (or whatever striker is fit)----

    Whatta ya all thinks?
     

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