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    England's Euro squad

    Post by RRC on Tue 31 May 2016, 7:43 pm

    Looks weak on paper, especially the midfield - plenty of injured / injury prone players too.

    Hope it's better on the pitch.

    Goalkeepers
    Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Fraser Forster (Southampton).

    Defenders
    John Stones (Everton), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton),
    Kyle Walker (Tottenham), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Danny Rose (Tottenham).

    Midfielders
    Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Man City),
    Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), James Milner (Liverpool).

    Forwards
    Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool),
    Harry Kane (Tottenham).



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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Tue 31 May 2016, 8:06 pm

    Defence is the weakest are for me, the full backs look passable but the centre halves look a bit short at the very top level.

    Sturridge shouldn't be going but Hodgson loves him and his inability to look beyond his favourites will probably mean that another disappointing tournament awaits.
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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by Boris on Tue 31 May 2016, 8:15 pm

    I think for the first time in a long time we go in to a major tournament with a real chance of winning. A young, energetic and attacking squad that might surprise a few people. Agree with Loughs in that if we have a weakness it is defensively.....
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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Tue 31 May 2016, 8:18 pm

    And managerially Boz
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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by ShardlowSheep on Tue 31 May 2016, 9:00 pm

    Defence remains weak and I wouldn't have taken Rashford, Wilshire or Sturridge but overall our squad is quite exciting with the players that have come through over the last few years.
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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by MadAmster on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 6:51 am

    Online folk are saying too many strikers and not enough defenders. 4 FBs and 3 CHs is par for the course IMO.

    Agree with the comments on those just back from injury although neither Studger nor Wilshere will be 1st choices.



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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by thatguyfromderby on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 7:12 pm

    I think not bringing Drinkwater will prove to be a major oversight. Hopefully Henderson or Wilshire get cricked before the plane takes off.
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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 2:10 pm

    Loughborough Ram wrote:And managerially Boz

    So, we're relying on a manager who thinks that it's worth playing the two highest scoring forwards in the premiersh*t out wide, and the best attacking midfielder in left midfield just so that he can play Wayne Rooney in the team. Weakening three or four positions to play one average player is the reason why we will never do well under Roy Hodvson
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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by Barnstaple Ram on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 3:41 pm

    Split Strikers as he liked to call them last night
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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by bramhallram on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 4:25 pm

    Loughborough Ram wrote:
    Loughborough Ram wrote:And managerially Boz

    So, we're relying on a manager who thinks that it's worth playing the two highest scoring forwards in the premiersh*t out wide, and the best attacking midfielder in left midfield just so that he can play Wayne Rooney in the team. Weakening three or four positions to play one average player is the reason why we will never do well under Roy Hodvson

    I think it's part of the job spec that the England manager must try to avoid picking in-form players wherever possible.

    Instead he should select injury-prone players who have only to cough to tweak a hamstring and who've hardly played a competitive game in the last six months.

    He must also make room in the team for a captain who has flattered to deceive in countless competitive international games.

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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by Barnstaple Ram on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 5:31 pm

    Would anyone else on this Forum have taken Mark Noble to the Euro's

    Personally think he has had a great season and on current form should be included
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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by valakari on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 10:02 pm

    Wiltshere is our best midfielder by a mile..if he's fit..he plays. Also Dier as holding with Alli and Lallana ahead of him with Wilshere. Kane and Vardy up front. Hart plus any 4 of the average defenders...that team is our best available...although Welbeck for Lallana, if he was not injured!
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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by bramhallram on Sat 04 Jun 2016, 10:19 am

    valakari wrote:Wiltshere is our best midfielder by a mile..if he's fit..he plays. Also Dier as holding with Alli and Lallana ahead of him with Wilshere. Kane and Vardy up front. Hart plus any 4 of the average defenders...that team is our best available...although Welbeck for Lallana, if he was not injured!

    Almost, but you're forgetting Rooney. He'll be the first name on Mr Roy's team sheet.

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    Re: England's Euro squad

    Post by valakari on Sat 04 Jun 2016, 10:27 am

    bramhallram wrote:
    valakari wrote:Wiltshere is our best midfielder by a mile..if he's fit..he plays. Also Dier as holding with Alli and Lallana ahead of him with Wilshere. Kane and Vardy up front. Hart plus any 4 of the average defenders...that team is our best available...although Welbeck for Lallana, if he was not injured!

    Almost, but you're forgetting Rooney. He'll be the first name on Mr Roy's team sheet.

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    No i didn't forget Rooney... Bang head he just wouldn't be in my team...as it would mean playing other players out of position, and leaving one out to accommodate him!

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