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Its incredible how poor their group of players is, due to the boredom of an international break I do quite often catch the home nations games as they tend to be at different times to England and Ireland for quite a few years have been out on their own as being shockingly dull and you look at their players and there is no attacking talent young or old to suggest that this is likely to change under anyone.

Scotland seem to have a bit of quality coming through across the side although are also lacking up front hence their desperate attempts to sign up Che Adams and Wales are established now although reliant on 2 players whose powers are beginning to wane.

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Just play less internationals full stop, then you don’t have to make up a convoluted competition to replace friendlies. All you need is Qualifiers, a few warm up games before a tournament and the tour

Originally had four right backs in the squad, so the final game before the tournament... GS plays a centre half there. 😐 He been meeting up with TM for tactical masterclasses or what?

Elgar's Land of Hope and Glory is far superior to the dirgy GSTQ, more upbeat and a better celebration of "Englishness".  Elgar was a football fan too - a Wolves supporter - which makes it perfec

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21 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

Its incredible how poor their group of players is, due to the boredom of an international break I do quite often catch the home nations games as they tend to be at different times to England and Ireland for quite a few years have been out on their own as being shockingly dull and you look at their players and there is no attacking talent young or old to suggest that this is likely to change under anyone.

Scotland seem to have a bit of quality coming through across the side although are also lacking up front hence their desperate attempts to sign up Che Adams and Wales are established now although reliant on 2 players whose powers are beginning to wane.

I had a look at the Ireland squad. It is not up to much. They must be struggling if Duffy still gets a look in.

I'd like to know what our Irish members think of the FAI. They have been blamed for the majority of the ills the national team is suffering through. 

Wales need to get Giggs's situation sorted out. I have no idea when his court date is but it looks like the Wales bosses won't make a decision until after that.

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Such a drab first half, I have to say our central midfield area is a major concern and possibly a big reason why our favourites for the Euros tag is a little premature, the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice are ok, they are functional but little more, better teams will dominate the midfield against us.

Mount is a weird one, he is a good player but there should be some serious consideration about playing him deeper, question is does he have the discipline to play in a 2? He is better than the aforementioned players in that position, in the final third he is not at the same level for me as Foden, Grealish, even Maddison and we need 2 ideally from Sterling, Sancho, Rashford and Saka to run in behind Kane.

The team isnt balanced right either, Kane needs players running in behind and we dont have enough of that.

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14 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

Such a drab first half, I have to say our central midfield area is a major concern and possibly a big reason why our favourites for the Euros tag is a little premature

Why are England favourites and who made them favourites?

We've reached one (and won) major final in our entire history.

England will and always will be favourites to fail

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1 hour ago, jim mk2 said:

Why are England favourites and who made them favourites?

We've reached one (and won) major final in our entire history.

England will and always will be favourites to fail

Semi finals and final are at Wembley and all group games are there for us which help the odds but we have to get to the semi finals first to have it matter where they are.

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5 minutes ago, Darrenbot said:

Semi finals and final are at Wembley and all group games are there for us which help the odds but we have to get to the semi finals first to have it matter where they are.

Didn't do us much good at Euro 96 - another one we "should" have won but screwed up again

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Just now, jim mk2 said:

Didn't do us much good at Euro 96 - another one we "should" have won but screwed up again

We got a great song out of it lol 

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2 hours ago, jim mk2 said:

Why are England favourites and who made them favourites?

We've reached one (and won) major final in our entire history.

England will and always will be favourites to fail

Cos we have a talent squad..

Looking at the Major countries who should be favourite then?

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2 hours ago, roversfan99 said:

Mount is a weird one, he is a good player but there should be some serious consideration about playing him deeper, question is does he have the discipline to play in a 2? He is better than the aforementioned players in that position, in the final third he is not at the same level for me as Foden, Grealish, even Maddison and we need 2 ideally from Sterling, Sancho, Rashford and Saka to run in behind Kane.

Coming around to my way of thinking about Mount playing the deeper midfield role with Rice. 

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6 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

Why is Boothroyd not picked Eberechi Eze Conor or Gallagher or Dwight McNeil or Curtis or Max Aarons or Lloyd Kelly?

Why is Boothroyd still manager for a start, that’s the question. 

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1 minute ago, chaddyrovers said:

Coming around to my way of thinking about Mount playing the deeper midfield role with Rice. 

Not sure he has the discipline though, nor would it be playing to his strengths.

Unfortunately I think the centre of midfield is a real problem position, and one that will be part of the reason why as much as there is reason for optimism and some good players, we wont win the Euros.

Struggling to look past France personally, an embarrassment of riches.

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4 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

Not sure he has the discipline though, nor would it be playing to his strengths.

Unfortunately I think the centre of midfield is a real problem position, and one that will be part of the reason why as much as there is reason for optimism and some good players, we wont win the Euros.

Struggling to look past France personally, an embarrassment of riches.

Mount can play there and could be discipline in there. 

I really dont think Centre midfield is a problem. Against the major nations Rice and Philips will play. Right way probably allowing Mount, Foden and Sterling behind Kane  

I dont see France as Favourite at all. Probably Belgium. But the Euros will be wide open especially with the pandemic around in mainland Europe. 

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18 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

Coming around to my way of thinking about Mount playing the deeper midfield role with Rice. 

To be fair, I don’t think I’ve seen you suggest that. I’ve seen you suggest Mount ahead of Maddison, Grealish or Foden, which I don’t agree with at all, but that’s up to you obviously.

I feel like I mention this too often, but two defensive midfielders is overly negative.

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