England at the World Cup 2018

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018' started by S☼I, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    So. Chances?

    I think the young fearless lads might surprise a few people judging by tonight's win against Costa Rica.

    Loftus-Cheek looked very good tonight, and Rashford was brilliant. Why talk about Rashford or Sterling? Why not play both?
  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Out in the quarter finals :(

    But yeah there's some skills there
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  3. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    Better than 50/50 now imo
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  4. Rosemary Jest

    Rosemary Jest Wrong and Unstable

    The team tonight seemed better than the actual team Southgate will pick, but there you go.

    I can't see us winning a game to be honest, but I'll be behind the lads all the way! :thumbs:

    Rashford looked good tonight, I'd play him instead of raheem, they are interchangeable at least. Rose looked good, but there is no one to ping accurate long balls to the forwards.

    I would have had Shelvey, with Carroll or Crouch as wildcards to bring on when we are drawing 0-0 against Iceland in the quarter finals. Play to our strengths and all that.
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  5. SE25

    SE25 1 sec lemme chat about road

    Quarters would be fine, bonus if we give it a good go v Germany assuming it's them we'd face. No real England fan expects anything but I think most like Southgate's team, they're more entertaining than most England teams I can remember recently and there are no bad eggs (thank fuck Rooney isn't there to stink out the gaff again). I quite like the 3-5-2 with the right players (Lingard and Sterling) in it to open up space in the low blocks, something we've usually been pony at when it matters

    ultimately it's nice to just quite like watching England
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  6. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    It's coming home
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  7. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Mighty Norway beat Panama the other day. Probably means Panama will beat England doesn't it :hmm:
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  8. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    It's unlikely. This is our year.
  9. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    "THIS time....more than any other time, THIS time."
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  10. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    We're gonna find a way, find a way to get a way, this time, get it all together we'll do it right!
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  11. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    We've got a new horror to add to the list.

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  12. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Oh mate. I saw it. Jesus fucking christ.
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  13. Rosemary Jest

    Rosemary Jest Wrong and Unstable

    That bellend from the Kaiser Chiefs is, well, a bellend.
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  14. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Isn't this exactly the kind of thing they are trying to get away from with this whole England DNA thing? All England teams at all age groups coming through playing in a similar way so there is continuity and we don't have to panic and lump it to a big man, resorting to stick it in the mixer football.

    I mean, that's not been entirely successful for us down the years.
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  15. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    It makes me wonder if Flintoff has ever turned any TV work of any sort down and if so how bad must that have been?
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  16. Rosemary Jest

    Rosemary Jest Wrong and Unstable

    Neither will the 'dna' nonsense either though, will it? Especially when we come up against Germany, Spain, France, Brazil, Wales, Iceland etc etc.

    No one uses a big target man and we haven't for a decade, Crouchy or Carroll would mix things up a bit in the last 15 minutes when we are inevitably losing. :thumbs:
  17. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    We'll see, I guess. The next Euros looks like a better period of time to assess whether it is working, this WC feels like a bit soon for this group of players. It certainly seems to be working at youth level.

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  18. Rosemary Jest

    Rosemary Jest Wrong and Unstable

    This 'building for the future' schtick is also peddled a lot, we've been doing this for the last 10 years or so. I hope you're right though and we start to get better.

    It's cup football, it's about the moment and playing to strengths, which we fail to do time after time.

    Don't get me wrong, I'd love us to win a game at the World Cup but I'll believe it when I see it.

    Trying to play football like a 3rd rate Spain looks ok in friendlies, but we can't do it in tournaments and be successful, unfortunately. :thumbs:
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  19. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Yup. I can't stand the prick.
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  20. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Kane can act as a target man when play suits, can't he? He's a big lad, and could knock down balls to an onrushing Sterling/Alli/Rashford/Vardy/Lingard.

    That said, I'm not sure he'd want that too often.
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  21. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie It’s not a coup, you cunt!

    :D :D :D :D
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  22. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie It’s not a coup, you cunt!

  23. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    I've got England in the work sweepstake :D
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  24. Rosemary Jest

    Rosemary Jest Wrong and Unstable

    I've got France in our sweepstake :thumbs:
  25. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    You can always have another go.
  26. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    "My job now is to lead the country...and the team"

    Bit above your station Gareth la', don't get carried away now will you.
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  27. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    One of the Scottish people in my office got England. :D
  28. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018
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  29. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    FFS someone already injured and won't be playing again this tournament :mad:
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  30. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

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