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England vs Germany - Useless glorified Friendly matches

Discussion in 'Newcastle United' started by Vegan Beast | Tash, Sep 26, 2022.

  1. G4rdToonArmy

    G4rdToonArmy Well-Known Member

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    Really do no understand Southgate's selection. 3 at the back is pointless in internationals unless you are aiming to snatch a draw - which is no good in a tournament. We have so much talent up the top of the pitch why overload the defense with utter ****e. 4-2-3-1 must be the way to go.

    Defensively we are screwed though. Maguire should not be on the plane to Qatar, Walker, Sterling, Henderson are wasted picks - none will make the next Euros may as well cut them now and bring through and blood some of the younger players. Stones out is a disaster our best CB and I'd have had him as a starter but unlikely to play between now and the WC. So basically we are left with Dier and Maguire as first choice. Guihe as back up and then who? Coady? Might as well take BDB!

    Pope dropped a howler but personally I'm not sure why he was starting over Ramsdale. Rambo is a MUCH better keeper than Pope and Pickford is clear #1 so why try Pope out for both games is beyond me.

    Southgate's decisions are bizarre - drops our player of the year to LWB from his natural position of RW for the first game and then leaves him out of the next game until 20 mins to go where he basically turned the game. Take's Toney but doesn't give him a minute while Kane played every second - because we don't know what Kane is like? It doesn't make sense. Picks a team on club form but then plays Maguire for 180mins despite not being in the Man U squad. Absolutely baffling stuff.

    Honestly feel we should bin off Southgate now - worst run of form in 40 years - that's worse than Hodgson and McClaren ffs.... Tuchel and Pochettino are both available.

    26 Man Squad:

    13 Aaron Ramsdale
    1 Jordan Pickford
    23 Nick Pope
    12 Kieran Trippier
    2 Trent Alexander-Arnold
    22 Reece James
    4 John Stones - Maybe Maguire if he's injured
    15 Conor Coady
    5 Eric Dier
    25 Marc Guihe
    16 Fikayo Timori
    14 Luke Shaw
    3 Ben Chillwell
    6 Declan Rice
    24 Kelvin Phillips
    8 Jude Bellingham
    18 James Ward-Prowse
    26 Mason Mount
    7 Bakuyo Saka
    17 Emile Smith Rowe
    10 Phil Foden
    20 Jack Grealish
    21 Jordan Sancho
    11 Marcus Rashford
    9 Harry Kane
    19 Tammy Abraham
     
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  2. ToonArmy1892

    ToonArmy1892 Well-Known Member

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    He wasn't qualified to get the job in the first place.

    The FA are like Mike Ashley, just want a yes man and aren't bothered about winning.
     
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  3. Roland Deschain

    Roland Deschain Well-Known Member

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    433 all day long. England managers are always the same. They have favourites, they inexplicably always play a different way to the best teams in the league and always play players out of position. It’s utterly ****ing mystifying. Should be SO simple:

    GK; Ramsdale, Pickford, Pope/Henderson.
    RB: James, Trippier
    CB; Stones, Tomori, Gueyi, Coady
    LB: Chilwell, Shaw
    DM: Dier, Henderson, Philips
    CM; Bellingham, Rice, Ward Prowse, Mount
    LW: Sterling, Grealish
    RW; Saka, Foden
    CF; Kane, Abraham

    Then just throw a couple of wild cards in there like Jack Harrison and Maddison. Done.
     
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  4. FadgewackeR

    FadgewackeR Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to think you can take one less CB as Dier can play there, and then take another CF... Wilson or Toney.
     
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  5. G4rdToonArmy

    G4rdToonArmy Well-Known Member

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    Roly has named 23 - one time offer of 26 for this WC so take Toney, Maddison and Harrison ;)
     
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  6. Roland Deschain

    Roland Deschain Well-Known Member

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    Agree with both you lads, but you can see how ****ing simple it SHOULD be.
     
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  7. Geordieginola

    Geordieginola Well-Known Member

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    It’s simple. Southgate is English. And he is stubborn. He won’t change it because he doesn’t want to be wrong: he’s weak.

    The players even had a meeting and asked it to be WITHOUT him. And he said it was a good thing.

    How can that be good. Your own team having a meeting and don’t want you involved.
     
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  8. Ron waffle

    Ron waffle Well-Known Member

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    He's a wet fart that's what he is.
     
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  9. Obi Wan

    Obi Wan keeper of the peace

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    Yeah, it's just like that other forum we all started without you so we can talk about you.
     
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  10. Obi Wan

    Obi Wan keeper of the peace

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    That explains why his expression always looks like he's just smelt a wet fart.
     
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  11. Ron waffle

    Ron waffle Well-Known Member

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    The guy missed his penalty in 96 and made the worst call ever before pens in he euros...

    Other countries must be laughing

    He's burger King material ffs
     
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  12. Geordieginola

    Geordieginola Well-Known Member

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    I endorse that. I wouldn’t listen to the **** I spout out either.
     
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  13. Geordieginola

    Geordieginola Well-Known Member

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    I like Burger King. He’s more Wimpy.
     
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  14. Ron waffle

    Ron waffle Well-Known Member

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    The staff in wimpy are better
     
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  15. Geordieginola

    Geordieginola Well-Known Member

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    True. But I don’t eat them so I don’t care.
     
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  16. Ron waffle

    Ron waffle Well-Known Member

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    I don't eat either
     
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  17. Darren Peacock's Ponytail

    Darren Peacock's Ponytail Well-Known Member

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    You’re doing very well surviving on liquids alone
     
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  18. Ron waffle

    Ron waffle Well-Known Member

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    I'm on huel
     
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  19. Darren Peacock's Ponytail

    Darren Peacock's Ponytail Well-Known Member

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    Any good?
     
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  20. Ron waffle

    Ron waffle Well-Known Member

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    I find it very practical more than anything else... working days I have 2 a day a 1 real meal a weekends just the 1 and 2 real meals.

    I feel hungry though there's no escaping that truth ,but that's the same anyway when trying to cut.

    Getting in shape is a 24 hour mental battle vs your hunger every day .
     
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