The Official Euro 2020 thread....

The Official Euro 2020 thread....

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Cie

17,227 posts

160 months

Sunday 30th May
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Brave Fart said:
Favourites: France
Dark Horses: Belgium
Will Fail Miserably: Germany (please, please let it be so)
Ah those world #1 ranked dark horses

monty999

896 posts

72 months

Monday 31st May
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I’m never very confident for England’s chances in most tournaments but other than Belgium and maybe the Frogs, I really do think we have a chance with the young lads who have come through seem to play with no fear (probably a reflection from playing day in day out with some of the best in the world). My only concern is not having the capability to ‘stop’ the other good teams playing.

Brave Fart

3,085 posts

78 months

Monday 31st May
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Cie said:
Brave Fart said:
Favourites: France
Dark Horses: Belgium
Will Fail Miserably: Germany (please, please let it be so)
Ah those world #1 ranked dark horses
True, but I've never had much faith in the FIFA rankings, and Belgium don't have a great history in major tournament finals. Bookies have them as third favourites last time I looked.

pablo

15,720 posts

240 months

Monday 31st May
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Very much looking forward to this tournament. You can play about with predictions here, I get hopelessly optimistic at this stage but any opponent in the last 16 will be tough for England. I think they will draw 2 and win 1 in the group stage, Croatia will win all three, Scotland will lose all three and the Croatia/Czech result will be crucial. So Croatia finish on 9, England on 5, Czech on 4, Scotland on 0...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/euro-2020-wal...

GTO-3R

6,286 posts

180 months

Monday 31st May
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Lots of rumours that TAA isn’t in the final squad. If he’s not then Southgate should be sacked on the spot imo. He’s not had his best season but he offers so much to the team.

Challo

6,588 posts

122 months

Monday 31st May
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GTO-3R said:
Lots of rumours that TAA isn’t in the final squad. If he’s not then Southgate should be sacked on the spot imo. He’s not had his best season but he offers so much to the team.
Does that mean James, Walker and Trippier go instead?

I would think he wants to play 3-5-2 and they can all play wing back. TAA is fantastic going forward but not a wing back.



Pommy

11,876 posts

183 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Challo said:
GTO-3R said:
Lots of rumours that TAA isn’t in the final squad. If he’s not then Southgate should be sacked on the spot imo. He’s not had his best season but he offers so much to the team.
Does that mean James, Walker and Trippier go instead?

I would think he wants to play 3-5-2 and they can all play wing back. TAA is fantastic going forward but not a wing back.
Hol up, you're saying TAA isn't a wing back?...



GloverMart

Original Poster:

10,532 posts

182 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Pommy said:
Challo said:
GTO-3R said:
Lots of rumours that TAA isn’t in the final squad. If he’s not then Southgate should be sacked on the spot imo. He’s not had his best season but he offers so much to the team.
Does that mean James, Walker and Trippier go instead?

I would think he wants to play 3-5-2 and they can all play wing back. TAA is fantastic going forward but not a wing back.
Hol up, you're saying TAA isn't a wing back?...
I see TAA as more of a wing back than a traditional full back to be honest. I'd love to say a back three of Walker, Stones & Maguire with wing backs of Trent and Chilwell.

Challo

6,588 posts

122 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Pommy said:
Challo said:
GTO-3R said:
Lots of rumours that TAA isn’t in the final squad. If he’s not then Southgate should be sacked on the spot imo. He’s not had his best season but he offers so much to the team.
Does that mean James, Walker and Trippier go instead?

I would think he wants to play 3-5-2 and they can all play wing back. TAA is fantastic going forward but not a wing back.
Hol up, you're saying TAA isn't a wing back?...
More the case that he doesn't play that position today, and Liverpool have never played with wing backs.

Challo

6,588 posts

122 months

Tuesday 1st June
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England Squad Announced. Southgate seems to have bottled it and taking 4 right backs.

Nice to see that balance in the side. laugh

TCEvo

9,445 posts

169 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Yep, 10 defenders, an injured player, a player returning from injury & at least two out of form forwards.

Same old.

smartypants

50,036 posts

136 months

Tuesday 1st June
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How exciting.

Said no one.


GloverMart

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10,532 posts

182 months

Tuesday 1st June
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I would have taken Watkins ahead of Calvert-Lewin and Ward-Prowse ahead of Phillips, the rest is probably much of a muchness.

Nine of England's twelve goals at WC2018 came from set pieces so we leave the best set-piece taker in the Premier League at home. And can't wait to see him pick the woeful Sterling against Croatia.

And WTF is Lingard playing tomorrow night v Austria when he's not in the squad? We should be nailing down the starting XI now, not playing unwanted players.

Anyhoo... v Croatia, I think he will go for

Pickford
Walker Stones Maguire
Trent Rice Henderson Shaw
Foden Kane Sterling

I would have picked....

Pickford
Walker Stones Maguire
Trent Rice Bellingham Chilwell
Foden Kane Grealish

Challo

6,588 posts

122 months

Tuesday 1st June
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GloverMart said:
I would have taken Watkins ahead of Calvert-Lewin and Ward-Prowse ahead of Phillips, the rest is probably much of a muchness.

Nine of England's twelve goals at WC2018 came from set pieces so we leave the best set-piece taker in the Premier League at home. And can't wait to see him pick the woeful Sterling against Croatia.

And WTF is Lingard playing tomorrow night v Austria when he's not in the squad? We should be nailing down the starting XI now, not playing unwanted players.

Anyhoo... v Croatia, I think he will go for

Pickford
Walker Stones Maguire
Trent Rice Henderson Shaw
Foden Kane Sterling

I would have picked....

Pickford
Walker Stones Maguire
Trent Rice Bellingham Chilwell
Foden Kane Grealish
Of course you don’t want to try formations, players in different positions. Just want to give players not going a run out for sts and giggles. FFS

type-r

10,233 posts

180 months

Tuesday 1st June
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For Croatia, I'd go:

Pickford
Walker Maguire Stones Shaw
Rice Grealish
Sancho Mount Foden
Kane

Possibly Hendo for Grealish if fit. So many possible combinations midfield and forwards... be interesting who he goes for.

Brave Fart

3,085 posts

78 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Assuming everyone is fit, my starting eleven for Croatia would be:
D Henderson
TAA, Maguire (Coady if Maguire is unfit), Stones, Shaw
J Henderson, Rice
Grealish, Mount, Foden
Kane

I think it's a mistake excluding James Ward-Prowse, and I'd have him instead of Phillips. who I don't rate in an England shirt.
I am looking forward to seeing whether Bellingham, Saka or Sancho get a look in - very exciting young players.

MiniMan64

14,362 posts

157 months

Tuesday 1st June
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What question is Sterling the answer to?

Challo

6,588 posts

122 months

Tuesday 1st June
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MiniMan64 said:
What question is Sterling the answer to?
Run very fast in blind alleys and then fall over?

MiniMan64

14,362 posts

157 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Challo said:
MiniMan64 said:
What question is Sterling the answer to?
Run very fast in blind alleys and then fall over?
Indeed.

I know Rashford is not exactly firing on all cylinders at the moment to put it mildly but when was the last time Sterling consistently put the goals in?

Cie

17,227 posts

160 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Challo said:
MiniMan64 said:
What question is Sterling the answer to?
Run very fast in blind alleys and then fall over?
Run like a T-Rex?