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  1. 1 hour ago, daored said:

    Think Portugal would have a better change without ronaldo as crazy as it sounds. The players who mention above would thrive without his presence in my opinion. The sum of the parts is better than the individual

    It's a tricky one, he could end up blocking off a very impressive generation. For me, he's too good not to use. He loves the Euros too, always plays out of his skin. Haven't seen them in qualifying, but they could use Fernandes at 10 with Jota and B. Silva on wings and CR7 as a 9. The player to suffer from this would be Joao Felix though, who himself could be quite some player in years to come, so it really is a balancing act. 

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  2. 36 minutes ago, daored said:

    Didn’t realise it was three to qualify from each group

    From the 6 groups, the 4 best 3rd placed teams qualify. So in 2 groups, only the top two will qualify. That way we get 6 group winners, 6 group runners-up and 4 third placed teams = 16 teams for the round of 16.

    I'm buzzing personally. England will never compare to City but the one time I can get really invested in national football is in Euros and World Cup finals. Following all the sub-plots and looking out for surprise packages and big teams finishing bottom of their group. Seeing players we know from the Prem, the Championship, and all the leagues I see less of like La Liga, Serie A. There's some amazing young talents at the tournament, Italy have quietly put together an excellent team. My pick to win is Portugal though. Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota and CR7, that's a lot of world class. Can't wait.

    And for what it's worth, I think we have a shot...

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  3. I want to watch as much City as I can, and we're normally not televised a great deal so the thrill of going is still very much intact for me. 

    Couldn't tell you who we played in my first match but my Dad took me. 20 years later, we've just bought season tickets next to each other for the first time after I finally talked him into forking out the money to get himself one! I've been going alone for a few years and that doesn't bother me in the slightest, but having my pops there makes it even better. Can't wait for next season.

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  4. 2 hours ago, Taz said:

    Good appointment for them if it happens, however I think Kane has got to the point where if he doesn't leave now, he never will.

    Few years ago under Poch, I can see why he stayed on - Spurs were improving, and heading in the right direction, helped by the new stadium. He was torn about leaving then, and since then they haven't really gone anywhere.

    He is probably at, or nearing, the peak of his career. Big fish in a medium sized pond, or star in a bigger team?

    You put him in Man Citys team, they win the league next season. Man Utds, so long as they get a solid centreback in - push City. I'm not including Liverpool, as I don't think they would pay the transfer fee and/or wages to get him.

    City will spend because they can, Utd I think, will try to get a big signing to help ease the issues between the board and fans.

    I'm not convinced he would go abroad unless Madrid come calling, but saying that his mate Bale probably wouldn't be encouraging it much. PSG, maybe.

    Levy will also be aware that if he doesn't sell now, chances are that they will never get a higher price for Kane. He'll get every penny that he can from the buying club(s) because that's what he does.

    Be interesting to see where he is next season.

    Going back to managers - OGS I think has bought himself an extra year at least. Think he needs a trophy of some kind at least next season though or he'll be out.

    Does seem to be a lot of managers going back to clubs, or at least being linked with a return to former clubs. I've never got that, as in most cases, unless you leave for a bigger job, you either leave because you're sacked, or walk out before you're given the boot.

    Strange world, but then as has been said many times before, football seems to be one of the only jobs where you can do badly, in the public eye, and still get another job!

    A lot of good points re Kane. I think it's a head vs heart thing for him. Realistically a move now would suit all parties, Kane can go lift trophies, Spurs get 100m (or whatever it will be) and the buying club gets Kane. I have a feeling though he's desperate to do it with Spurs, and with Conte coming in, maybe he'll see this as one last opportunity to make that happen. Especially if the club and Conte push for it. I rate Conte really highly (breaking the Juve hold on Serie A is incredible), and think with Kane they could do something really special next season, especially when you consider they do have some quality throughout the Spurs squad (Son, Hojbjerg, Reguillon, Lo Celso). I've been wrong many times before, this is all just a gut thing really. 

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  5. Bloody rough that for Trent. Have to feel for him. Suppose that’ll be Ben White called in? It’s between him and Godfrey logically, Ben White cleared a shot off the line and Godfrey almost scored an obscene own goal. Think they may have made Southgate’s mind up. 

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