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433 bman, please....not 4231, please...
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swampash wrote:
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433 bman, please....not 4231, please...
Bit too complicated for England’s manager. Or Ole.
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Southgate is limited tactically but he's handled this right wing England fans booing the players shite brilliantly. Another manager, especially a dinosaur, wouldn't have. He fully backs the players, not so they perform, but because he knows it's the right thing to do.

Obviously that alone doesn't mean he should be England manager. It's about football at the end of the day. But the players, especially the young ones, need support from those above them, and he's providing it

But in football terms too, if they didn't get genuine support from the manager over this, the arse would fall out of them (understandably so) and our tournament would be over. But now they're a unit, it might take us far.
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Tedious game, but Lindelöf played better than when he's with Hercules
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There's a real buzz about England v Scotland here

What score do you reckon it will be? I'm going 2-0 England. If Scotland attack like they did in the first game, we'll be in for a real ding dong.
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swampash wrote:
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Tedious game, but Lindelöf played better than when he's with Hercules
Maguire has the amazing ability to make the defenders around him look worse. Total opposite of van Dijk, who made his CB partners at Liverpool suddenly look a lot better than they had before. It’s because Lindelof has to always cover for him. Can anyone here ever recall seeing Maguire cover for Lindelof, let alone cover for one of the fullbacks? He’s shit. He looks good because he’s a good CB in the small area immediately around him. Lindelof gets a lot more of the blame because he’s always closest to the opposition player when they score. Because he can actually fucking run.

Anyone notice how good Lukaku has gotten? Selling him to buy Maguire is a fucking disaster.
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Couldn’t give a shit about England v Scotland. Scotland are just making up the numbers. If Southgate contrives to lose against Scotland, he shouldn’t be fired. He should be immediately taken out behind one of the stands and shot, then buried in an unmarked grave.
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Croatia have been done by var there.

This is where you need to have a former player in the var room as well to have some common sense.

No one who has played the game would call a pen on that.
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England relying on top players to produce a big of magic. That's the gameplan.
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Kane is anonymous. Foden and Sterling have been fairly toothless too. Not sure which top players England are planning to rely on, Sid. The wrong ones it seems
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