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  1. The Bard

    Bobby Reid

    Well, you don't set the rules do you. Terry Butcher would have been Singapore''s best ever player following your logic.
  2. Felt sorry for the starting striker who was isolated against 2 bigger centre halves who won everything in the air. Salmon changed the game when she came on. We looked more dangerous then. Thought the keeper was excellent too
  3. I assumed that this was the more difficult of the 2 games but Kosovo beat Czech Republic earlier and are 2nd in the table. Perhaps Southgate was thinking this was the easier game. I would hope that T AA and Chilwell play on Tuesday as they are vastly superior to Trippier and Rose. Surely time to give Maddison his debut??
  4. Rashford has woken up at least..
  5. England look as poor as they've been for some time. Not sure why we've picked 2 back up full backs against a team with no ambition. A few players look disinterested, particularly Rashford who really isn't as good as he's made out to be. Get Maddison or Sancho or Oxlaide-Chamberlain on asap. Someone with something to prove. Too much of a sense of entitlement if you ask me..
  6. I guess this question has been asked before, but, my printer is broke so can't print off the pdf tickets I was emailed. Does the bar code work on a smart phone??
  7. Some aspects but nowhere near in terms of his allround game. Biggest problem with him isn't 'laziness' per se, more that I think he switches off too often. His vision is outstanding but he would have to improve in a lot of the aspects of his game to be good enough for a higher level.
  8. Reflection of our personnel. Pack assured we had possession but a lot of it was plodding and without much purpose. We're more dynamic now..
  9. I think you've made a couple of good points there but are wide of the mark mostly. It was an Eric Morecombe selection - all the right players but not necessarily in the right positions. I predicted the starting XI in a previous thread but assumed we would go 4 2 3 1 but I think he may have got carried away with the result last weekand went for 2 up top. The issue with this formation last year wasn't the formation but the players within it. Palmer gets in scoring positions whereas Paterson played like he wasn't allowed in the box. I thought Massengdid okay but struggled mostly. Brownhill was poor - not sure he's a captain. Only players talking today were Moore and Rowe. It seems LJ is determined to play 2 strikers which worries me as Eliasson is by a long way our most creative player. Why on earth was he not moved to the left more? Their left back did well against him, but he clearly had the beating of their right back, yet probably only had the opportunity to take him on once and that led to the first goal. LJ could do with keeping things simple.
  10. An architect designs something. A culture cannot be designed, especially just by a few of a group. People who reliably perform tasks aren't the same. It's horseshit. I've done a few coaching badges and a lot of what's written in books is complete bollo. Pseudo-psychology. Football coaches talking about types has as much relevance as Psychologists talking about the merits of 4 4 2 vs 3 5 2. Mike Brearley was an example of someone who actually understood the people he led. His book is an excellent read - the art of captaincy.
  11. Cultural architects was pedalled about by Erikssen when he was England manager. He named Beckham, Ferdinand and Neville as his. Trouble is it created a Manure cabal in charge of things and ultimately the team failed because it wasn't as much of a team as its opponents. I've seen Scholes, Ferdinand, Mcmanaman and Lampard on BT Sport talking about how the club rivalry thing got in the way. Also that McManaman was distrusted by Erikssen as he had quite a direct, questioning attitude to tactics / selection and mucked about with Fowler all the time. If we'd had Terry Venables in charge of that group of players, we would have won things I'm certain. Instead we had a bluffer and self publicist.
  12. Its called the planning process. If the people AG Ltd have employed know their stuff it shouldn't be a problem.
  13. It will make sod all difference. It's a one track railway and the trains have limited capacity for humans (as opposed to freight). All the stations on the line would have to be quite long for a decent sized train to stop there. Parson Street is really not that far away - Worst Great Western should sort out more regular trains there and actually publicise them...
  14. It's extremely unlikely a club will go bust whilst still receiving parachute payments. They will always have some attraction to a potential buyer. The problem is when they run out and clubs haven't cut their cloth accordingly. If what you say is true, they could be in problems down the line. Whoever chose to hand out new contracts is a complete fool.
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