England WC 2018 qualifiers

Discussion in 'football' started by Lord Camomile, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Well, that's because we've traditionally lacked ideas*. It's done pretty well for the likes of Spain and Barca.

    To reiterate, I'm not saying a player should always pass, or never run at the opposition, just they should be smart enough to know when to do which.

    *<edit: to develop this a little further, there's a difference between mindlessly passing the ball from side to side and using possession to create openings to exploit. That's the difference - if there's an opening to exploit, go for it, but don't run down a blind alley or into a dead end.>
  2. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    So what you're saying is players should make the best decision based on the circumstances? Have you thought about a career in football management? :p
  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Yes, but I realised that given I wouldn't be able to control every action of all 11 players I'd just get too frustrated.

    At this level it's not just the skill, it's about the decision making. The likes of Germany and Spain seem to manage it fairly consistently.

    <edit: actually, fuck that "at this level" bullshit. At every level. I get so frustrated seeing players who are clearly more skillful on the ball than me making dumbarse fucking decisions. Makes them fun to play against though, as they struggle to get past someone who by appearance shouldn't be anywhere near them :D>
  4. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    You must have missed the bit where he said 'pass it back to Jordan Henderson'.
  5. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    You cannae score without the ball. Liverpool have been doing alright for goals with Henderson in the centre of their team :p
  6. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    In spite of, rather than because of. He is the weak link in the whole team. Absolute dogshit.
  7. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Fuck it, Panama got thrashed 6-0 by Switzerland, which means we're destined to slog to an, at-best, attritional 0-0.

    Badgers likes this.
  8. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Anyone up for the ruck?

  9. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

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