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Re: England Squad

Postby fmgod on Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:33 am

He won't get in the Dortmund team, if anything it was a bit of a silly move, Reus, Yarmelenko, Aubyameyang, Phillip, Pulisic, Schurrlie, Isak, Kagawa can play there,
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Re: England Squad

Postby bubbles500 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:12 am

Wouldn’t rule it out schrulle and reus out long term.Dortmund always give kids a chance and it’s most likely they will end up in europa now.So he will most likely get a chance in that.We haven’t exactly got massive depth ,only take couple of injuries to leave us massively exposed.I doubt a month ago many thought winks would have made his England debut he hadn’t even started a game till last month.
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Re: England Squad

Postby fmgod on Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:17 am

He plays for Tottenham, any player at a big club seems to get a cap, Trent Arnold would've got a cap if Liverpool didn't drop him, no doubt.
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Re: England Squad

Postby bubbles500 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:29 am

Seen worse bets than sancho at 25/1.Especially if England win U17 World Cup.And If they do he will most likely be player of tournament.Young players getting in top 6 teams will always have more of a shout.But tbh doesn’t take much to get in that Liverpool back 4 these days.And we seem to be overloaded with promising RB Arnold kenny and walker-peters.
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Re: England Squad

Postby bubbles500 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:21 pm

U17s about to KO 2 nd World Cup game V Mexico.Eurosport 2 for those lucky enough to be able to watch.
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Re: England Squad

Postby Boleyn Bill on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:30 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:We could see Catalonia in the 2022 World cup finals

I doubt they would qualify seeing how most their best players would not be able to represent them due to already having played competitive games for Spain.
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Re: England Squad

Postby James P on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:27 pm

Euro 2020 qualifying is confusing as.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41580638
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Re: England Squad

Postby bubbles500 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:33 pm

U17s win 3-2.crazy game England were sublime for 65mins 3-0,should have been more Sancho and Foden were superb.Then gave away a sloppy goal and were hanging on at the end.May have been the heat or that’s just youth football.Were some odd subs made by England which didn’t help.But that should be enough for last 16.
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Re: England Squad

Postby bubbles500 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:36 pm

James P wrote:Euro 2020 qualifying is confusing as.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41580638" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



That’s not euro 2020,it’s a brand new interim tournament meant to replace friendlies.
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Re: England Squad

Postby e17 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:30 pm

James P wrote:Euro 2020 qualifying is confusing as.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41580638" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Reading all of that gave me a headache

WTF?!?
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Re: England Squad

Postby bubbles500 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:26 pm

Yup I actually read about when it was 1st announced and thought I understood it.I thought it was totally separate from 2020 but seems they are connected.But gave up reading halfway :lol:
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Re: England Squad

Postby hammers92 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:18 pm

They replace the majority of friendlies and don’t take up any additional space on the fixture calendar, good move imo. Don’t perform well and you’ll be relegated and playing lesser teams two years later. Improves the overall standard across the board.
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Re: England Squad

Postby bubbles500 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:26 pm

I guess it’s another potential trophy as well.Bit like the league cup of international football.
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Re: England Squad

Postby steveyrockstar on Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:48 pm

trevshead10may1980 wrote: So happy to see the yanks knocked out Football is treated like a 4th class sport here, the majority of the population know nothing about and couldn't care less about it. They cant even call the world's no 1 sport by its proper name. Good riddance.


Given they still have Jozy Altidore up front, I'm amazed they came as close as they did
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Re: England Squad

Postby bubbles500 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:24 pm

Would love to know why Americans call NFL football when the ball touches the foot about 5% of the game.Makes no sense at all.Its Literally like us calling football handball because of throw ins :lol:
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Re: England Squad

Postby ChzMff on Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:53 pm

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:Until English players move to play abroad, either as youngsters or when more established, we won't over achieve

Why?

And what classes as over achieving?
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Re: England Squad

Postby mightyhammer on Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:00 am

trevshead10may1980 wrote:They cant even call the world's no 1 sport by its proper name. Good riddance.



It was the English FA that created the word 'soccer' for the Yanks :wink:
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Re: England Squad

Postby LeonRivers on Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:46 am

carnage wrote:You posted in the what football do you watch thread that you only watch West Ham games on tv and England in tournaments so how do you know this?

Superb forumming. :lol:
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Re: England Squad

Postby LeonRivers on Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:58 am

Jon wrote:
Bill - absolutely and that's the problem. It's a closed shop. We're destined to qualify (most times) thanks to a generous seeding. The other home nations must exceed their seeding to have any chance. We never have to.

But we’re always seeded because we are always consistently better than the tier 2-7 teams we face in qualifying. We walk our qualifying group without breaking a sweat.

If Slovenia, Serbia, Poland start causing us problems they will rise up the rankings and we will slide. Look at where N.Ireland and Wales were in recent history compared to where they are now. We are exactly where we should be.

I imagine the Netherlands will have slipped to pot 2 by the time the next round of qualifiers gets drawn. If they land in our group and get their act together we might find ourselves swapping positions next time around. That could be a slippery slope....
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Re: England Squad

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am

ChzMff wrote:Why?

And what classes as over achieving?


A number of reasons:
- if english players moved abroad it woukd likely mean more english players playing regular football rather than sitting on bench at our big clubs
- it woukd develop their game and make them more rounded footballers. European football is less about physicality and pace and more about touch, skill and intelligence. Foreign players who come to our league have experoience of both types which helps them when they play for thwir country. If we had a team that included some players who played regularly abroad it would provide a better balance suitable for international football
- going abroad to live and work at a young age is good from a personal development perspective. Adapting to a new culture, learning a language helps toughen people up. Think of someone like farbregas coming to arsenal at 15 or Pique and pogba at Man u. Also all the young Africans and south Americans who leave home earlier and try thwir luck in europe. Stops playing bring molly coddled and complacent. Takes them out of their comfort zone

In terms if over achievement I woukd say regular QF and SF appearances, with a final thrown in here and there
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