Following EURO 2020/21 June-July 2021 Page 2

  • Humperfunk 1 Jun 2021 17:14:19 8,623 posts
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    Do we have enough right backs tho
  • Gibroon 1 Jun 2021 17:20:34 2,653 posts
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    I've always thought what's the point in midfield. 5 defenders, 5 attackers, job done.
  • RGeefe 1 Jun 2021 17:21:30 2,335 posts
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    Long ball it is. Fuck the midfield.

    Seriously though, fucking hell. That midfield will get kicked to pieces.
  • Kay 1 Jun 2021 17:27:36 21,287 posts
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    Anyone else feeling the general lack of hype for this? Still find it utterly bizarre that players will be travelling all around Europe to play these games, or that some teams will effectively have home advantage by having all of their group games in their own country. Also doesn't help that the tournament is starting barely days after a gruelling season for most of the players.

    Still, an international summer tournament is always something to look forward to. Also, very surprised but also happy to see Saka included.
  • Dougs 1 Jun 2021 17:29:29 100,260 posts
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    That midfield looks awfully light imo.
  • Ultrasoundwave 1 Jun 2021 17:33:17 6,422 posts
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    RGeefe wrote:
    Long ball it is. Fuck the midfield.

    Seriously though, fucking hell. That midfield will get kicked to pieces.
    From what I can gather, Southgate uses a “dynamic 4-3-3”, where it switches to a 5-3-2 on defence (holding mid drops into defence) but becomes a 3-6-1 on attack (wing backs Bomb forward, holding midfielder sits back).

    Works great in theory….but you need players who can not only do it, but do it well.
  • DakeyrasUK 1 Jun 2021 17:38:37 5,301 posts
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    5 2 3 formation it will be!
  • Dirt3 1 Jun 2021 18:08:24 1,734 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    That midfield looks awfully light imo.
    Yeah, but is Foden really an attacker though ? Most people I think would have him down as an attacking midfielder rather than a forward.

    Edit : Seems like they stuffed all the attacking midfielders into the attack section.

    Edited by Dirt3 at 18:11:39 01-06-2021
  • captbirdseye 1 Jun 2021 18:12:53 11,131 posts
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    Proper jealous of that England forward line.
  • senso-ji 1 Jun 2021 21:15:07 10,257 posts
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    England should do well; my only concern is that some of the marquee names ( Sterling, Rashford, TAA) have not had the excellent seasons they normally do. Hope they turn up this Summer but it may be tough to find form with such a short rest.

    Aside from France and Belguim, who are the other teams to watch? Aren't Portugal strong? Also, I have an itch to put money on Italy winning it if the odds are right....
  • spurslol 1 Jun 2021 22:32:38 645 posts
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    I see the building up of the latest soon-to-be-useless cohort of players has begun in the press like clockwork.
  • Dirt3 1 Jun 2021 22:55:41 1,734 posts
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    Normally they wheel in some no-hopers that we can thrash about 6-0 before the tournament to build up a head of steam amongst the fans that we actually might have a chance.

    That's what they do in the world cup anyway.

    I see this time we've got Austria at 23 and Romania at 43. A cut above our usual opponents.
  • X201 2 Jun 2021 05:13:16 22,082 posts
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    Don’t forget the other option, wheel in Brazil, because we need to be ready for the next month of South American style football that we’re going to face
  • SnackPlissken 2 Jun 2021 08:41:07 3,458 posts
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    Having only one Spurs player is a good thing. Perhaps England will do well this time.
  • Dougs 2 Jun 2021 10:03:39 100,260 posts
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    Arsenal only have 3 at the whole tournament. If that's not an indication of how far our stock has fallen ..
  • Kay 2 Jun 2021 10:10:34 21,287 posts
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    I can think of at least Saka, Tierney, Xhaka, Leno... not it matters anyway, seems like a lot of our best players will be at AFCON.
  • Dougs 2 Jun 2021 10:23:53 100,260 posts
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    Ah yes, forgot about Leno
  • Baihu1983 2 Jun 2021 10:39:34 14,298 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Having only one Spurs player is a good thing. Perhaps England will do well this time.
    Dele can thank Jose for that.
  • THFourteen 2 Jun 2021 10:45:28 54,892 posts
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    Need to get a wallchart for the kids.

    Also need to find some cheap england t-shirts so they can chav it up
  • SnackPlissken 2 Jun 2021 10:54:02 3,458 posts
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    They usually give them for free in the weekend papers.

    Edited by SnackPlissken at 10:54:16 02-06-2021
  • SnackPlissken 2 Jun 2021 10:56:56 3,458 posts
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    Proper clash of ex-winners tonight. Denmark v Germany.
  • Dirt3 2 Jun 2021 11:11:24 1,734 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Need to get a wallchart for the kids.

    Also need to find some cheap england t-shirts so they can chav it up
    You can get your kids some of those Vuvzuala things. Your neighbours will love you for it.
  • Dougs 2 Jun 2021 12:18:30 100,260 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Need to get a wallchart for the kids.

    Also need to find some cheap england t-shirts so they can chav it up
    WSC is the way forward imo.
  • X201 2 Jun 2021 12:24:47 22,082 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    Need to get a wallchart for the kids.

    Also need to find some cheap england t-shirts so they can chav it up
    WSC is the way forward imo.
    If only for the cartoons taking the piss out of football stadium architecture.

    "Looks like a replacement dishwasher part. Not sure how it fits back on."
  • eleven63 2 Jun 2021 20:04:12 3,035 posts
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    Excellent, 'English' fans loudly booing players taking the knee.

    The Sun's headlines are going to run riot this summer if we win...

    Fuck me.
  • robc84 2 Jun 2021 20:13:41 15,533 posts
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    Yeah, although it did seem to get overtaken by a cheer, so hopefully it’s a minority (although still bad of course).
  • RGeefe 2 Jun 2021 20:45:42 2,335 posts
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    Hadn't even realised there was a game on til I just walked past a pub and saw. Feels earlier this year.
  • Frogofdoom 2 Jun 2021 20:50:25 17,840 posts
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    What feels earlier? The pre tournament friendlies?
  • X201 2 Jun 2021 20:52:22 22,082 posts
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    Most exciting bit of the first half was opening a bag of Doritos
  • THFourteen 2 Jun 2021 21:15:17 54,892 posts
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    Wooo Saka!
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