2018 FIFA World CupTM
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Can anyone explain why when we kept missing chances we don’t play only 2 natural goal scorers we have in Kane & Vardy together and put Sterling in Lingard or Ali role. Every time we brought Vardy on he was isolated because Kane was knackered & playing as a holding midfielder! Rashford looked what he is a kid with promise but lots to learn needs some games for U21 & loan to play week in week out.
The lower league England players will not get a proper chance in the Premier Division while the top clubs employ those convicted of tax fraud (even in another country so they cant play in the US) Such players should be deported back to their country of origin.
178. Average water carrier is perfect description for Wiltshire who hasn’t been that good for 5 years. How he lit up the Euros and World Cup in Brazil! How many games has he started in last 3 years, how may goals scored or created. Shouldn’t be anywhere near a recall Rooney would eve be a better call!!
I could never be called a football fan, but the recent World Cup got even me somewhat interested. Part of what I admired was Gareth Southgate’s polite, clean, smart behaviour and looks - someone and something for those young players to look up to. He deserves much praise. Very well done for beating the jinx and getting as far as they did. The team and Southgate should be proud of themselves.
He has the easiest route of all time to the semi-finals and now he thinks he can tell everybody how to do their jobs. Was he giving games to young English players when he got Middlesborough relegated?
Southgate only took Trent Arnold to keep the media happy. Could he change a game such as Wiltshire or Shelvey. No not in a million years. Mind you the whole of Scandinavia where delighted with his selection. Another cap for an average water carrier.
157. Posted by VoiceofReasonHow trueIn my 56 years of watching football the thinking within the England set up has always been if you play for United you're automatically in the England team.The class of 92 - the real talented players were the 5 or 6 foreign players - the English lads were the 'water carriers'.And this was the same with Liverpool of the 80'sIt will never stop.
Pep Guardiola has surounded Raheem Sterling and Jon Stones with quality players, then oversees their coaching, Pochitino does the same at Spurs, all of England's current squad get plenty of game time. Plenty of young English players in the lower leagues, look at some of them in friendlies, surely the fat cats at the FA can sort that out, I can't think of any reason they would be too busy.
172. Posted by rob4769The problem is deep routed WHO is coaching the young kids and what experience do they have to do so? who taught them? what did they teach them?The FA are all about Badges,Box Ticking,football by a manual. We have always eradicated flair in this country.background plays a big part- we don't have the poverty of South America / Africa here - Big driver.
Easier said than done considering their jobs and reputations are on the line???Not a chance that some of them managers will give young guys a game.
OK the dust has settled and Southgate has received some creditBUT I would question the following:-Why take 3 goalkeepers and not try one in the two friendlies v Belgium?Why take players who's minds were elsewhere (Delph & Rose)?Why did he not replace Kane with Wellbeck at Half time v Belgium?Why did he not go 4-4-2 in that game?Lots more questions than answers Jury's out for me.
A new FA football rule should come in where all our teams must field more English players than foreign at any given time. I don't think a 6 home and 5 foreign player team would be too much of a shock to the championship sides but would really shake up the premiership... be a good start.
I remember a couple of years ago Chelsea had over 80 players on their books and about 30 out on loan..as far as i know,only Loftus C seems to be anywhere near breaking through..They are hoovering up all the best talent,but if there was a cap on how many players clubs could have..some of these would be playing regular further down the food chain..but they'd rather stockpile to avoid paying a fee.
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