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Offline Meanwood Villa

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Re: International Football
« Reply #390 on: October 13, 2019, 10:33:35 PM »
It's only really dawning on me now that as well as giving minnows like Scotland a chance to qualify, the playoffs basically give the higher ranked teams a safety net if they make a balls up of qualifying.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: International Football
« Reply #391 on: October 14, 2019, 01:04:40 AM »
Henderson fulfills a role for Liverpool which is about energy, covering gaps and moving the ball on to other players quickly.
His limitations are shown up when he plays for England.

Offline Mossie Hennebry

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Re: International Football
« Reply #392 on: October 14, 2019, 08:33:26 AM »
Henderson fulfills a role for Liverpool which is about energy, covering gaps and moving the ball on to other players quickly.
His limitations are shown up when he plays for England.
And the second he is no longer a Liverpool player, he will cease to be an England player. This scenario is repeated through the decades no matter who the manager is. Is this proof that the England squad is picked by committee?

Offline cdbullyweefan

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Re: International Football
« Reply #393 on: October 29, 2019, 07:00:26 PM »
Surprise, surprise. UEFA have shit the bed and given Bulgaria a poxy two game stadium ban, one of which is suspended. So their "punishment" is not being able to attend a game that none of them would have attended anyway, a meaningless end of group game against Czech Republic when they can't qualify anyway. The match could be vital for the Czechs, and their fans will be banned through no fault of their own. Meanwhile, Bulgaria, and their neo-Nazi followers, will still be allowed to enter and attend the playoffs and, potentially, pollute the finals.

UEFA don't care about racism.

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: International Football
« Reply #394 on: October 29, 2019, 08:57:15 PM »
Surprise, surprise. UEFA have shit the bed and given Bulgaria a poxy two game stadium ban, one of which is suspended. So their "punishment" is not being able to attend a game that none of them would have attended anyway, a meaningless end of group game against Czech Republic when they can't qualify anyway. The match could be vital for the Czechs, and their fans will be banned through no fault of their own. Meanwhile, Bulgaria, and their neo-Nazi followers, will still be allowed to enter and attend the playoffs and, potentially, pollute the finals.

UEFA don't care about racism.

Yep itís an absolute joke.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: International Football
« Reply #395 on: November 02, 2019, 01:55:25 AM »
Surprise, surprise. UEFA have shit the bed and given Bulgaria a poxy two game stadium ban, one of which is suspended. So their "punishment" is not being able to attend a game that none of them would have attended anyway, a meaningless end of group game against Czech Republic when they can't qualify anyway. The match could be vital for the Czechs, and their fans will be banned through no fault of their own. Meanwhile, Bulgaria, and their neo-Nazi followers, will still be allowed to enter and attend the playoffs and, potentially, pollute the finals.

UEFA don't care about racism.

Yep itís an absolute joke.
They should ban them from The next International competition as a start. If they do it again ban them from the next 2,

Offline PeterWithe

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Re: International Football
« Reply #396 on: November 02, 2019, 11:31:53 AM »
Henderson fulfills a role for Liverpool which is about energy, covering gaps and moving the ball on to other players quickly.

Agreed, individual midfielders only have the ball for a small proportion of the game so itís important that a team has players who are very good out of possession, Henderson, Rice et all are fine players in that mould. Likewise, closer to home, Glen Whelan.

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Offline cdbullyweefan

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Re: International Football
« Reply #398 on: November 14, 2019, 06:34:43 PM »
Too many forwards. And who's going to get the ball for them when Robson gets injured?

Online Pete3206

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Re: International Football
« Reply #399 on: November 14, 2019, 07:06:01 PM »
Rooney wouldn't be in my all time squad, let alone first 11.

The ultimate tournament flop.

Offline manic-road

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Re: International Football
« Reply #400 on: November 14, 2019, 07:19:15 PM »
Not impressed with the England team picked tonight, Sancho is out of form and Ox is straight back in after injury. Disappointed Madison hasn't got a start and Mings dropped for fucking Stones.

Offline Damo70

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Re: International Football
« Reply #401 on: November 14, 2019, 07:24:35 PM »
Rooney wouldn't be in my all time squad, let alone first 11.

The ultimate tournament flop.

Apart from his first tournament.

Offline Damo70

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Re: International Football
« Reply #402 on: November 14, 2019, 07:32:29 PM »
My England all time XI:
https://team-picker.files.bbci.co.uk/England_alltime_xi-18b9ea20424ac8c6f56b2aeafe3551f5.html





My all time England XI without picking players who I am too young to remember would be -

Peter Shilton
Gary Neville
Ashley Cole
Des Walker
Terry Butcher
Gazza
Platt
Bryan Robson
Gary Lineker
Alan Shearer
Wayne Rooney

Offline cdbullyweefan

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Re: International Football
« Reply #403 on: November 15, 2019, 12:05:37 AM »
You've gone striker mad, too. No way those three would work together. I suppose you could play Rooney in a midfield role but, if you're using him there, England have had far better midfielders so I don't really see the point. Also Gazza was massively overrated.

Anyway, team should be something like:

Banks

Armfield
Moore
Wright
Cole

Matthews
Robson
Gerrard
Charlton

Shearer
Greaves

Scotland:

Goram

Jardine
Hansen
MacKay
McGrain

Johnstone
Billy Bremner
Souness
Morton

Dalglish
Law

Scotland lack big names at full back but have better choice of ball-winning midfielders than England do. I struggled to think of a better English one than Paul Ince...

Prediction: England 1 Scotland 4.

« Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 12:10:12 AM by cdbullyweefan »

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Re: International Football
« Reply #404 on: November 15, 2019, 09:14:11 AM »
Not sure Gerrard ever did enough in an England shirt to warrant inclusion.