World Cup 2018

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018' started by Lord Camomile, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Perfectly put sir
     
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  2. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Who's not in there who should have been?
     
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  3. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Dunno man, Milner? Lallana? Just some kind of genuine midfielder. Who can put a tackle in, break up attacks etc. We've got Dier and Henderson and that's it. Maybe Loftus Cheek is going to play there, or Delph? Surely we must have some?

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  4. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    It feels like when the last WC squad was announced and then we got there and Hodgson hadn't picked anyone who could take a corner.
     
  5. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Dele Alli, Sterling, Lingard and Rashford is probably going a bit overboard on the "not quite a midfielder, not quite a striker" bit. :)
     
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  6. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    "We're gonna score one more than you, nanana...nanana"

    Etc.
     
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  7. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Erm, have you seen our centre backs?

    I think we'll need to average 7 goals a game in order to consistently score one more than the oppo. Anyway, who will replace Southgate in the summer?
     
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  8. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Steve Bull
     
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  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    you just need a wider range of cook books.
     
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  10. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Walker, Cahill, Maguire centre backs

    All ex blades. Out in the group stage.
     
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  11. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Maguire, Walker and Stones are class, I'm not sure that's where our problems will come from to be honest.

    Keeper error or getting overrun in central midfield on the other hand...
     
  12. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Wonder if Chris Smalling is regretting not keeping his gob shut last year? Otherwise might have played himself back into contention. Probably not, he presumably got a bit ranty only after being told he'd been dropped permanently.
     
  13. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Ha ha ha.
     
  14. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    You're right! That's 6 full backs in there :confused: What's that all about?
     
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  15. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

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  16. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

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  17. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    20/1 since the squad was announced :D

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  18. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Who would you have instead though?

    Gomez and Mawson might have been in with a shout but they're injured, no one else leaps to mind.
     
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  19. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    There isn't anyone else, really. You could have changed in Tarkowski or Keane, whatever. England has lacked high class centre backs for a quite while now. We will always concede.
     
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  20. Zapp Brannigan

    Zapp Brannigan Built like a steakhouse, handles like a bistro

    It's a decent yet unspectacular squad, if used well.

    Pickford

    Walker Dier Stones

    Trippier Henderson RLC Rose

    Alli --- Sterling
    Kane
    That's a solid enough side with plenty going forward. However, there's a school of thought which says we'll play Henderson and Dier in midfield (sacrificing one of the forwards) which means we'll see plenty of the ball then wonder why we can't break down a side playing deep.
     
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  21. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Shoulda put Shelvey in there to play deep alongside Henderson with Dier in front of them, Sterling and Lingard/Rashford wide and Kane up top. Although has to be said there aren't (m)any quality creative central mids available right now. Can we just not try and sneak Ericsson in and claim he's "basically" English?
     
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  22. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Sven?

    No, we already tried that. The results were disappointing.
     
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  23. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Sven-Göran Eriksson

    LA LA LA LA LA

    :D
     
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  24. strung out

    strung out (",)

  25. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    :D
    He played two holding midfielders at wembley against the mighty Slovenia. A 94th minute goal put them to the sword :facepalm: I can't imagine any decent side that England meet will be too bothered by that midfield. Like most limited managers, he will set them up not to lose and either omit or shackle any flair or attacking players.
     
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  26. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    You would get better odds abroad. They are shorter here because daft people get patriotic and back them.
     
  27. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Another sphincter licking yes man.
     
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  28. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Someone with a really sore perm or mullet.
     
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  29. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Home before the postcards :D
     
  30. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I might have a quid on Egypt @ 200/1. Quarter of the odds if they make the semis, Salah will score a few i reckon.
     
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