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England at the Euros 2024

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« on: May 21, 2024, 14:21:24 pm »

Whilst I think Southgate has a tendency to play safe football, I have to say I think he has picked a positive balanced squad of players in form!

There is a good mix of young and experienced players and he has been strong by dropping former players who have not performed consistently this season.
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2024, 14:48:17 pm »

Pity about the defence. A few names like Grealish and Toney will drop out when it is trimmed down.
Ready for some tournament disappointment. #standard.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2024, 19:00:54 pm »

Nice to see Scott Wharton's brother get the call up. I don't suppose he will be in the final squad, but he has done well since hitting the Blackburn first team.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2024, 06:36:35 am »

A few names like Grealish and Toney will drop out when it is trimmed down.


A lot of people are saying we will only take the two central strikers and therefore Toney may miss out but that seems a huge risk to me. Where as in defence you’ve got players like Gomez who can cover all positions I don’t see any of the others in the provisional squad that can fit in with how England play as a number 9. With Kane coming back from injury as well a reoccurrence would just leave Watkins. Even ignoring Toney’s penalty taking ability with inevitable shootouts I would take him.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2024, 06:52:00 am »

It seems a strange squad to me a bit unbalanced

With the now larger squad I think Toney will make it
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2024, 08:29:47 am »

The defence concerns me. When you are relying on the likes of Maguire, Shaw, Stones and Walker, who have been injured or in poor form of late, then there will be problems.
I an not a fan of Pickford, but there do not appear to be many other options.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2024, 08:49:56 am »

Definitely a case of 'the best form of defence'...when an out of form 33 year old right back is your likely first choice for left back you know you have some defensive issues.
Centre midfield isn't filled with much depth either. We should go all out attack to try and outscore the opposition. Just give the ball to Foden.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2024, 15:18:35 pm »

Surprised Grealish is out of the England squad as he was very good when he came on against Bosnia, while Bowen was awful in that match.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2024, 18:41:25 pm »

Nice to see Scott Wharton's brother get the call up. I don't suppose he will be in the final squad, but he has done well since hitting the Blackburn first team.

Wow, he has made it, well done Adam Wharton.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2024, 19:02:32 pm »

Southgate has done the decent thing, and retired Maguire.
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2024, 20:00:48 pm »

Defensively suspect but with that midfield & attack who cares!

Can't wait to see Wharton & Eze on the big stage...

Really looking forward to watching us hopefully flourish with all that talent
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2024, 15:12:05 pm »

Defensively suspect but with that midfield & attack who cares!

Can't wait to see Wharton & Eze on the big stage...

Really looking forward to watching us hopefully flourish with all that talent

Yep suspect defence, but hopefully we take the "score one more" approach as the midfield and attack is as strong as it's been for a long time.
I'd also say that the opposition are probably the weakest in a long time. Mbappe, De Bruyne and a couple of others aside, there's not many who should cause the defence serious problems. I havent really gone in to an International Tournament with much hope since 2006, but am thinking this time, it could be our year...
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2024, 16:40:58 pm »

I hope that tonights game shows a little more flourish than monday nights game against Bosnia. OK the 3-0 cannot be argued with, but at times it was a snoozefest and this squad is capable of much more. I would like to think that we are better than Iceland, but we know what happened the last time.
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2024, 20:47:01 pm »

Well, that was a load of negative s***e. And we will come up against far better teams than Iceland.
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2024, 21:00:33 pm »

Serbia - June 16th.

One well taken goal from a deflected cross.

Very poor in the 2nd half. Whatever Southgate said at Half Time it had the opposite effect. Serbia didn't look very good at all. England very static. A lot of falling over going on (especially Kane).
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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2024, 06:21:50 am »

I can imagine Southgate having a similar effect on most people. He's not exactly Mr Dynamic is he.


I was encouraged however by the result. Especially when I heard that we have only won 1 in 9 of our last tournament starters. 2 now I suppose.
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2024, 08:06:18 am »

Well taken goal from Bellingham, who got the rough treatment all night. Kane barely got a sniff all night, apart from one well saved effort.
Foden had a poor game, and I would have hooked him for Gallagher instead of Trent. MOM for me was Rice who just did the dirty work and tidied things up.
Onwards to Thursday and Denmark. Lets see how many people have got the afternoon booked off for this one.
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2024, 08:10:06 am »

The international team is pretty much invariably a 'boring' watch and I guess international football is a different brand. Suddenly players seem to fall over when they get brushed by an opponent. We are crying out to play with more intensity and pace, as seen in the Prem every week. Unfortunately we always seem like a bunch of individuals and the likes of Foden are different players in an England shirt due to the roles they are given.

Still have to fancy us to do well in the tournament though. Early days.
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2024, 08:23:16 am »

It was pretty dour, wasn't it?

Well in control for the first 35-40 minutes and then sat back. Serbia had a good go and had a few half chances that, fortunately, no one got on the end of. Against a better side, someone would have got onto one of them though.

For all everyone was raving about Bellingham, I agree with Tabby that Rice was MOM. Bellingham was superb for the first half hour and then became less influential, same with Saka.

Kane, Foden and Alexander-Arnold all poor for me. I get Kane was doing a job and stretching Serbia's shape to make room for others but it seems a bit odd when you have a proven goal scorer there and you seem more set up to create chances for others than you are to create chances for him.
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2024, 11:51:49 am »



 I get Kane was doing a job and stretching Serbia's shape to make room for others but it seems a bit odd when you have a proven goal scorer there and you seem more set up to create chances for others than you are to create chances for him.
The problem is, that there also three proven goal scorers immediately behind him. We dont have any set piece, goal scoring defenders since Maguire was correctly left out, so its a case of play with whats more likely to succeed. And Southgate loves his percentages.
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