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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby Toby » 01 Dec 2017, 08:35

Reckon we'll get Argentina, Iceland and Australia in the draw.

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby PENK » 01 Dec 2017, 09:54

Toby wrote:Reckon we'll get Argentina, Iceland and Australia in the draw.


FIFA leaked the ”dress rehearsal” already have they?

I’m going France, Egypt, Korea.

Ideal scenario is Poland, Tunisia, Panama. Worst case is Brazil, Sweden, Nigeria.
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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 01 Dec 2017, 10:06

Poland. We always draw Poland - it would be a good draw for us if we did this time.
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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 29 Dec 2017, 08:35

Let's hope Wilshere can stay fit and get himself selected - his pass for Sanchez's second last night was fabulous, and I don;t think we have anyone else capable of that kind of decisive through ball.
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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby Lord Rother » 29 Dec 2017, 19:51

Indeed.

Imagine Kane with that kind of service.

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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby PENK » 16 Jan 2018, 06:32

In other internationals I see Ryan Giggs has been appointed Wales manager.

Presumably they are still looking for somone to manage them in friendlies.
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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Jul 2018, 19:50

This makes interesting reading now.... :D
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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby The Modernist » 08 Jul 2018, 23:31

Diamond Dog wrote:This makes interesting reading now.... :D



Indeed Rayge, Toby and Rother would have had Solanke and Abrahams in the current team. :lol:
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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby Rayge » 09 Jul 2018, 07:20

The Modernist wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:This makes interesting reading now.... :D



Indeed Rayge, Toby and Rother would have had Solanke and Abrahams in the current team. :lol:
They must have been flavour of the week when they were posting.


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Re: BCB England football team thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Jul 2018, 08:00

From Sept 5th:
Diamond Dog wrote:One thing I did think about yesterday is how young the side is, with up to half of them in their very early to mid 20's (Rashford being even younger). Maybe I should cut them a bit of slack because, in many ways, Southgate is doing what I've been proposing for a number of years - forget about the next tournament (we aren't winning the World Cup) and concentrate on keeping the young nucleus together through the tournament, gain that experience, and then kick on for the Euros with a squad that's played together for three years or so... hopefully see an improvement, gradually replace the older heads that are left and then gear up for Qatar in 2022... where, if all is well, we should have an established youngish team, who understand what the manager wants and work well together.

Are we in England prepared to give Southgate that six years? Probably not.


And Nov 11th :
Diamond Dog wrote:I thought we actually played very well, all in all. At least there looked to be a joined up approach to the selection. I'm certain we're better with three centre backs - it allows our wing backs to bomb on and they're much better at that than defending. Loftus-Cheek looked very assured and showed real calm in his selection of passing, running, holding the space. He's just booked his World Cup ticket, for certain. Dyer looked good. I'm still totally bamboozled by what Livermore gives us besides an inferior version of what Dyer gives us but... if it gives us the base to allow the wing backs to get forward, I guess it's a necessary evil.


I remember the light going on with me as regards Southgate in that game in early September - it was like "The guy is at least trying something new and giving youth a chance". The rest of that paragraph is now obviously terribly pessimistic, but the idea was there....

And then we played the three centre backs in November - that was the moment for me where I thought...yes, this is showing real promise.

Of course I didn't see us getting this far though.... what Southgate has achieved is tuly remarkable when you look back and see the kicking we were all giving him back in early September last year. Ten months on and we're two games away... jeez. Amazing....
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