The Official Euro 2020 thread....

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ChocolateFrog

13,403 posts

141 months

Tuesday 1st June
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GloverMart said:
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.
Think that's what I'd go with too.

Trent can pass a ball better than most of our midfielders.

ChocolateFrog

13,403 posts

141 months

Tuesday 1st June
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MiniMan64 said:
What question is Sterling the answer to?
BAME quota filling?


ChocolateFrog

13,403 posts

141 months

Tuesday 1st June
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MiniMan64 said:
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?
Let's not forget it's arguable he also plays in the best club team in the world ahead of the best midfielder in the world.

ChocolateFrog

13,403 posts

141 months

Tuesday 1st June
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My 11 would be

Henderson

Walker Maguire Stones Chilwell

Trent Henderson Sancho

Foden Grealish

Kane


We're missing a world class holding midfielder and world class strike partner for Kane but other than that not too shabby.

Maguire, Henderson and Kane provide a good experienced spine of the team with plenty of young creative talent around them. We've even got a few options on the bench.

48k

8,448 posts

116 months

Tuesday 1st June
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MiniMan64 said:
What question is Sterling the answer to?
Who can win a penalty?

dxbtiger

4,213 posts

141 months

Tuesday 1st June
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ChocolateFrog said:
My 11 would be

Henderson

Walker Maguire Stones Chilwell

Trent Henderson Sancho

Foden Grealish

Kane


We're missing a world class holding midfielder and world class strike partner for Kane but other than that not too shabby.

Maguire, Henderson and Kane provide a good experienced spine of the team with plenty of young creative talent around them. We've even got a few options on the bench.
Henderson is fked isn't he? Not played since February?

Kalvin is a world class holding midfielder, just hasn't had the chance to show it yet as he's been marked by his team mate Rice (who I also rate).


Challo

6,611 posts

123 months

Tuesday 1st June
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ChocolateFrog said:
My 11 would be

Henderson

Walker Maguire Stones Chilwell

Trent Henderson Sancho

Foden Grealish

Kane


We're missing a world class holding midfielder and world class strike partner for Kane but other than that not too shabby.

Maguire, Henderson and Kane provide a good experienced spine of the team with plenty of young creative talent around them. We've even got a few options on the bench.
I’m sorry you can’t just stick Trent in midfield, and expect things to go well at an International tournament. Trent plays well at RB not centre midfield.

ChocolateFrog

13,403 posts

141 months

Tuesday 1st June
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dxbtiger said:
ChocolateFrog said:
My 11 would be

Henderson

Walker Maguire Stones Chilwell

Trent Henderson Sancho

Foden Grealish

Kane


We're missing a world class holding midfielder and world class strike partner for Kane but other than that not too shabby.

Maguire, Henderson and Kane provide a good experienced spine of the team with plenty of young creative talent around them. We've even got a few options on the bench.
Henderson is fked isn't he? Not played since February?

Kalvin is a world class holding midfielder, just hasn't had the chance to show it yet as he's been marked by his team mate Rice (who I also rate).

He's fit again.

Take your point about Philips, untested at this level but you can argue he's earnt his chance.

ChocolateFrog

13,403 posts

141 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Challo said:
ChocolateFrog said:
My 11 would be

Henderson

Walker Maguire Stones Chilwell

Trent Henderson Sancho

Foden Grealish

Kane


We're missing a world class holding midfielder and world class strike partner for Kane but other than that not too shabby.

Maguire, Henderson and Kane provide a good experienced spine of the team with plenty of young creative talent around them. We've even got a few options on the bench.
I’m sorry you can’t just stick Trent in midfield, and expect things to go well at an International tournament. Trent plays well at RB not centre midfield.
Defending is literally his weakest attribute, when you watch him every week, think I saw every game he played last season you realise he's average at best. Yet he can pick a 50 yard pass better than most midfielders. He'd also be capable of dropping in If Walker went forward. He averages an assist every 4 games too.

Gerrard started at RB for a couple of years and I'm surprised Trent hasn't followed him into midfield yet.



Edited by ChocolateFrog on Tuesday 1st June 20:51

Challo

6,611 posts

123 months

Tuesday 1st June
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ChocolateFrog said:
Challo said:
ChocolateFrog said:
My 11 would be

Henderson

Walker Maguire Stones Chilwell

Trent Henderson Sancho

Foden Grealish

Kane


We're missing a world class holding midfielder and world class strike partner for Kane but other than that not too shabby.

Maguire, Henderson and Kane provide a good experienced spine of the team with plenty of young creative talent around them. We've even got a few options on the bench.
I’m sorry you can’t just stick Trent in midfield, and expect things to go well at an International tournament. Trent plays well at RB not centre midfield.
Defending is literally his weakest attribute, when you watch him every week, think I saw every game he played last season you realise he's average at best. Yet he can pick a 50 yard pass better than most midfielders. He'd also be capable of dropping in If Walker went forward. He averages an assist every 4 games too.

Gerrard started at RB for a couple of years and I'm surprised Trent hasn't followed him into midfield yet.



Edited by ChocolateFrog on Tuesday 1st June 20:51
Agree he has good assist averages, again from right back in a Liverpool side that allow him to bomb forward and they provide cover. The stupid thing is Southgate has picked 4 right backs, and left us light on cover in centre midfield and centre half. Both Henderson and Maguire aren’t fully fit, so rather than have a balanced squad we pick players that might do a job elsewhere.

It would be mental to pick TAA and think oh I know he could play centre midfield for England at the Euros because he can play a 50yard pass or make a few crosses. If he plays for Liverpool in midfield then pick him as a midfielder, but he plays right back. Southgate should have dropped James and stuck in a centre midfielder.

The Hypno-Toad

10,799 posts

173 months

Tuesday 1st June
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WARNING! this is going to be...



Right.

Goalkeepers: That's why he has picked so many defenders. Pickford is the best of a pretty poor bunch and I would have taken Pope if he was fit but I have no faith in any of them to be honest.

Defenders: Thank fk he picked Trent as he usually plays well for England. Maguire probably isn't fit, Mings is a thug who will get sent off and James has frosted tips. Never trust anyone with frosted tips. & Tripper? Why?

Midfielders: Henderson is not fit or match ready. End of. Mount should start no matter what as he is the form player but Rice is over rated and Bellingham? Really?

Forwards: Grealish and Kane are our strongest players here.

But we also have two of possible biggest liabilities; Calvert-Lewin and Stirling. C-L was a constant disappointment to me during the whole Fantasy Football season and is there just to head in corners and free kicks which I think proves where Gareth thinks the goals are coming from. Stirling will be running around the pitch like a headless chicken that doesn't pass the ball even more than he usually does for England in a desperate attempt to impress Pepe not to sell him. Gareth will pick both of them for every game.

I pretty much agree with GloverMart as he seems to know his onions and I would have taken Watkins and Ward Prowse instead of Calvert Lewin & Phillips but hey ho.

Against Croatia, Gareth will go...

Pickford
Walker Stones Maguire
Trent Rice Henderson Shaw
Calvert-Lewin Kane Sterling

I have no idea what I'd do as I am a crap manager even in a fantasy world. But we have to protect our weak keepers and we cannot rely on fancy set pieces to win us games. I think that Gareth will just play the same old faces even if they aren't fit and we will stumble out of our group before meeting an early exit shortly after that.

Still "3 Lions!!" & all that. Yea!



fiatpower

1,956 posts

139 months

Tuesday 1st June
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5-3-2 for me

Henderson

Trent - Coady - Maguire - Stones - Shaw

Foden - Henderson - Sancho

Grealish

Kane

Maybe swap Coady out for Walker

GTO-3R

6,301 posts

181 months

Tuesday 1st June
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I find it funny that a lot of people are missing Sancho out of their starting 11. Have you not all seen the ridiculously good form he’s been in? He’d be my first choice on the right.

No matter how much class talent we’ve got, Southgate is the manager and that’s our limiting factor cos he’s ste.

ChocolateFrog

13,403 posts

141 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Gareth's cunning plan.


smartypants

50,075 posts

137 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Challo said:
Run very fast in blind alleys and then fall over?
The plus side is Kane is used to playing with players like that week in week out

smartypants

50,075 posts

137 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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dxbtiger said:
Henderson is fked isn't he? Not played since February?

Kalvin is a world class holding midfielder, just hasn't had the chance to show it yet as he's been marked by his team mate Rice (who I also rate).

How Hendo is in the squad is bemusing at best, surely we have better options who have also actually played some football?

Then again, perhaps we dont! I hear Linguard is going to start the friendly game tonight even though he hasn’t made the cut rofl

smartypants

50,075 posts

137 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Why are people missing out Foden? Behind Kane he’s the second best player England have got by a long way. My team would be (and it still has a shocking defence).... something like this


GTO-3R

6,301 posts

181 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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smartypants said:
Why are people missing out Foden? Behind Kane he’s the second best player England have got by a long way. My team would be (and it still has a shocking defence).... something like this

fk me mate, Chilwell centre back? Desperate times biggrin

smartypants

50,075 posts

137 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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I know rofl

It was that or Walker and then Trippier at RB. Christ we're going to concede a lot of goals hehe

GTO-3R

6,301 posts

181 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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smartypants said:
I know rofl

It was that or Walker and then Trippier at RB. Christ we're going to concede a lot of goals hehe
Our defence is almost as ropey as Spurs is hehewink

My go at a team assuming everyone's fit. Not easy!