Match Day Thread England v Croatia

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  1. dennisboothstash

    dennisboothstash Well-Known Member

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  2. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

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    Sorry, I'd forgotten that TWS players don't count.
     
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    Can’t be right surly
    Chilwell has to play left back
    And why would he not start with Grealish.
    Also Mings is a disaster waiting to happen I’d play Coady
     
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  4. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

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    I had a feeling he might go with 4 at the back and 2 sitting midfielders with Maguire out. If Maguire does come back after 2 games, then he may well change to 3 at the back, with Stones/Maguire/Walker.
     
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  5. Drew

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    I can understand why he doesn't start with Grealish. He's a great player but he does slow the game down, he hangs onto the ball until the very last second (which is why he gets fouled so much).

    I suspect the reason he's got Sterling in is he really wants to attack Croatia at pace, with the majority of their defence over 30, and using Phillips and Rice to help protect the back four.

    I do think we're suffering at the moment with our fans expecting us to go out and attack as we have such good players in that area. Just qualifying from the group is fine by me at this stage and then let's see how we go.
     
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  6. GEvans76

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    Grealish has been outstanding all season
    Sterling’s form has been in and out and that’s why Pep dropped him.
    Hopefully I’m wrong and Sterling plays a blinder
     
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  7. Chazz Rheinhold

    Chazz Rheinhold Well-Known Member

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    Sterling is a misser of easy chances
    Let’s hope any we get fall to Harold
     
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    Just walking the grandkids to kingswood shops and a load of lads got off the bus heading for Tribal singing “ it’s coming home.” I got all emotional, goosebumps all over lol. Kids wanted to know what they were singing, difficult to explain to a 5 and 6 year old but I tried.
    Come on England !!!!!!
     
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  9. FLG

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    Hoped to see Grealish play to drive forward and let Kane do what he should be doing and not dropping into midfield to collect the ball.
    Foden/Mount are both forward thinking so cramming all 3 in would be difficult.

    Philips will get overrun in midfield and Mings doesn't convince me, seems to have to do a lot of unnecessary last ditch defending.

    Croatia strong down their left going forward but less so defensively, so Walker is a good option as will be doing a lot of work at both ends and might need his pace to get up and down the pitch.

    The ghost of Paul the octopus says 1-1
     
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    So....is it just my wife? ...I have just been called pathetic and selfish because I said I would go shopping but had to be back for 1.30 for the game. So she went bezerk and now I'm having to watch the game on my phone in the garden. Why oh why did I marry a Scottish girl jeez
     
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    Sterling and Trippier must have photos of Southgate with escorts or something if that tweet is true. Trippier’s good but he shouldn’t be getting ahead of two in-form left-backs in their natural position. Sterling is below Sancho, Rashford, Foden and Grealish in the pecking order on the wings for me. No way he starts in that team ahead of them.
     
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    Never been at a game so early, can’t be more than 200 dotted around in their seats, feels a bit weird.
     
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    Give it all for England lads:emoticon-0102-bigsm
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    What’s everyone wearing today, any good tee shirts… I’m going with the legends of 96..
    Mr Pearce take a bow !!!! Bit tight around the arm pits and not exactly the right colour in this bloody hot weather but Hay Ho!!!!!!
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  16. Chazz Rheinhold

    Chazz Rheinhold Well-Known Member

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    City at home?
     
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    I can beat that…..my wife (who’s Welsh!) arranged for me to have my 2nd Covid jab at 2:15 today. FFS!!!
    I’m hoping to get to the pub for the second half
     
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    Not a Mings fan. Always seems clumsy. Croatia might fancy getting at him. Do like our threat up front as well. Can see defensive midfielders to win the ball back and protect the back 4. Could be a few goals
     
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  19. Chazz Rheinhold

    Chazz Rheinhold Well-Known Member

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    Don’t think anyone likes mings but who else is there?
     
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    Trust me to draw Croatia in the sweep at work.

    **** the sweep, kill em England :emoticon-0165-muscl
     
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