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Hero-of-the-night Offline
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I don't think we can take too much from that showing. If we are being brutally honest, that Brazil side is a poor one. They failed to pass through the midfield quickly enough and never had players in space.
As for England, where do you start? The ball retention is at the same standard as five year olds and the inability to control the pace of a game shows the mentality these player have.

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15-11-2017 07:49
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Agree to not score in two homes regardless of opposition shows where we are at present. Really lacking creativity. I applaud Southgate in some aspects for playing youngsters but at the time I don't get some of his choices. Why Livermore? Why Lingard?

Having said that, we were never going to be in great shapes after all those players pulling out.

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15-11-2017 08:02
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Like a few on here I have strong reservations about the England team. Too many just not good enough despite the results off last two games.
Livermore's inclusion puzzles me as does Maguire. The team still struggles to find two decent full/wing backs. It says a lot when a player of Solanke's experience lights the last few minutes, and finally am I alone in thinking that Stones is overated ? He may get better but I am not convinced that he is as yet the answer.

Definitely finally England will always struggle when a large number in the squad do not play regularly in the Premiership
15-11-2017 15:00
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Just watched it. I thought England were decent and I certainly saw some passion in defense that's been lacking. I see the potential with Vardy and Rashford, but it's hard getting on the same page when they don't play together too often.

Having said that a few more games playing together for Brazil and those tricky touches and clever passes will start to connect and it will be different story.

Entertaining despite the scoreline.
15-11-2017 16:09
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(15-11-2017 16:09)GynnSquarePhoenix Wrote:  Just watched it. I thought England were decent and I certainly saw some passion in defense that's been lacking. I see the potential with Vardy and Rashford, but it's hard getting on the same page when they don't play together too often.

Having said that a few more games playing together for Brazil and those tricky touches and clever passes will start to connect and it will be different story.

Entertaining despite the scoreline.

Brazil just looked like they could step it up a gear or two if needed, we look like the entire world depended on our ability to keep a clean sheet.
15-11-2017 19:38
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(15-11-2017 15:00)rangers1945 Wrote:  Like a few on here I have strong reservations about the England team. Too many just not good enough despite the results off last two games.
Livermore's inclusion puzzles me as does Maguire. The team still struggles to find two decent full/wing backs. It says a lot when a player of Solanke's experience lights the last few minutes, and finally am I alone in thinking that Stones is overated ? He may get better but I am not convinced that he is as yet the answer.

Definitely finally England will always struggle when a large number in the squad do not play regularly in the Premiership

Interesting about Stones. Yes I think he is over rated but still proving to be a very good defender. I thought Maguire did ok too.

The wing backs last night were poor. I actually think Trippier is a better footballer than Walker so it begs the question how important pace is as that is the only thing in Walkers favour.
15-11-2017 22:23
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