England - the future....

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Re: England - the future....

by bcubed » 16 May 2018 14:16

Pickford Butland Pope
Walker Trippier Stones Jones Alexander-Arnold Cahill Rose Young Maguire
Dier Henderson Alli Loftus-Cheek Lingard Sterling Delph
Kane Vardy Wellbeck Rashford

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Re: England - the future....

by bcubed » 16 May 2018 14:18

That's the actual squad not my thoughts

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by Hendo » 16 May 2018 14:20

Pretty happy with that, no surprise omissions or inclusions.

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by bcubed » 16 May 2018 14:21

Standby squad

Heaton
Tarkowski
Cook
Livermore
Lallana

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by bcubed » 16 May 2018 14:21

Hendo wrote:Pretty happy with that, no surprise omissions or inclusions.


Likewise


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by Winston Biscuit » 16 May 2018 14:25

It's disappointing to see Wellbeck there, do a :roll: , then struggle to think of someone better that should be there instead

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by Sanguine » 16 May 2018 14:30

As above, pretty happy with the squad. Are we not heavy on defenders though?
You've got Maguire, Stones, Jones and Cahill as centre-backs, and Walker who can play there. Then you have Walker, Trippier and Alexander-Arnold who can play right-back, and Rose, Young and Delph. Surely we could have lost a wing-back (Delph) for another midfielder?

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Re: England - the future....

by Sutekh » 16 May 2018 14:33

Winston Biscuit wrote:It's disappointing to see Wellbeck there, do a :roll: , then struggle to think of someone better that should be there instead


Sturridge would be the obvious selection - but then he's always injured

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by Vision » 16 May 2018 14:37

Sanguine wrote:As above, pretty happy with the squad. Are we not heavy on defenders though?
You've got Maguire, Stones, Jones and Cahill as centre-backs, and Walker who can play there. Then you have Walker, Trippier and Alexander-Arnold who can play right-back, and Rose, Young and Delph. Surely we could have lost a wing-back (Delph) for another midfielder?


Wouldn't be surprised if Delph is included as much as a midfielder as full/wing back. Likewise Ashley Young doubles up further forward as well.


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Re: England - the future....

by bcubed » 16 May 2018 14:38

Have just seen official FA announcement video

Jesus I feel old!

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by genome » 16 May 2018 14:39

Hmm... out of that lot, I'd probably go

Pickford
Walker Maguire* Cahill* Rose
Dier Henderson
Rashford Alli Sterling
Kane

I guess.

*Struggled with CB tbh. Think we are really short of quality there.

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Re: England - the future....

by bcubed » 16 May 2018 14:48



Just to clarify this is the official FA announcement of the squad


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Re: England - the future....

by bcubed » 16 May 2018 14:49

genome wrote:Hmm... out of that lot, I'd probably go

Pickford
Walker Maguire* Cahill* Rose
Dier Henderson
Rashford Alli Sterling
Kane

I guess.

*Struggled with CB tbh. Think we are really short of quality there.


Defence is definitely the weakest area but I don't think there's anyone else he could have added to improve it

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Re: England - the future....

by genome » 16 May 2018 14:54

bcubed wrote:
genome wrote:Hmm... out of that lot, I'd probably go

Pickford
Walker Maguire* Cahill* Rose
Dier Henderson
Rashford Alli Sterling
Kane

I guess.

*Struggled with CB tbh. Think we are really short of quality there.


Defence is definitely the weakest area but I don't think there's anyone else he could have added to improve it


No, I agree. Don't think we've got anywhere near enough quality to really do much in the World Cup, QF would be a decent result.

We've got good fullbacks, and a potentially excellent front three, but GK, CB and CM leave a lot to be desired... sometimes that happens in a generation of players, though.

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Re: England - the future....

by Theroyalbox » 16 May 2018 15:10

I think that's a very reasonable selection from Southgate, a lot of those players have had very successful seasons and im not sure id have made any changes to the squad

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Re: England - the future....

by Theroyalbox » 16 May 2018 15:10

I think that's a very reasonable selection from Southgate, a lot of those players have had very successful seasons and im not sure id have made any changes to the squad

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Re: England - the future....

by Old Man Andrews » 16 May 2018 15:15

Really can't see how you can leave Lallana out. Even though he is returning from injury he is a quality player and can unlock a defence. We have a real lack of creativity in that squad.

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Re: England - the future....

by Zammo » 16 May 2018 15:17

Refreshing squad. Two wins and a point against perennial underachievers Belgium will see us out of the group with ease.

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Re: England - the future....

by Sanguine » 16 May 2018 15:43

Whilst admittedly on paper the defence isn't going to trouble many opposition managers, this is a team that has conceded just one goal from open play in eight games since we lost 3-2 in France this time last year.

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