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August 30, 2016, 09:49:26 PM
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Here goes nothing........ thread to talk about all things England e.g. who should be in the squad/whether Big Sam prefers Cheese & Onion pasties to Pukka Pies....  :whistle:

So, Big Sam has picked his first England Squad - has he completely bottled it? Kept the same captain, still trying to shoehorn Rooney in and omitted Barkley/Rashford and done the opposite (adding youth) of what he said he would do and gone for experience. How does the England Team improve and what does the Football Association/Team Manager/players need to be considering/playing like to do better?

Heres how Ball Street on Youtube (With Ped, representing Toffee TV) reacted to no Barkley/Wilshere/Rashford

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September 02, 2016, 08:54:06 PM
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I've always armchair  "supported" England over the years....

but since allardyce has taken over I cant get interested at all...especially since dropping our diamond...(the everton link to the thread)

I've had a few conversations with him over the years and he talks real football sense... but now I think he's just a "panic selection" by the FA......

anyone else feel the same..

September 02, 2016, 09:23:58 PM
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Mayor Farnum


Why not? They've tried everything else.


September 05, 2016, 03:18:06 PM
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Let's concentrate on the team's (not Belgium)we have players in and not this bunch of self obsessed underachievers. I wonder if woy would put stone's in now he's at shitte.

September 06, 2016, 06:46:28 PM
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September 06, 2016, 07:55:06 PM
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An interesting article about seedings and the FIFA world rankings. It's mostly about Wales but it does talk about implications for England.

http://thesetpieces.com/world-football/beating-system-wales-planned-seeding-success-calculator/


September 06, 2016, 08:04:30 PM
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Bluedylan


Didn't watch the game the other day, and have decided to swerve the England team altogether from now on.

Let's be honest, the vast majority of international football is fairly shite now. Possibly only the South American qualifiers are still vaguely interesting. In terms of the Europeans, two years of tedium in the qualifying process, followed by massively underwhelming tournaments. I know it's a cliche, but club football is a million miles ahead of it now.
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September 06, 2016, 08:07:17 PM
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Major Clanger


Didn't watch the game the other day, and have decided to swerve the England team altogether from now on.

Let's be honest, the vast majority of international football is fairly shite now. Possibly only the South American qualifiers are still vaguely interesting. In terms of the Europeans, two years of tedium in the qualifying process, followed by massively underwhelming tournaments. I know it's a cliche, but club football is a million miles ahead of it now.

It's a good job this isn't universally true because our club football is unimaginably shite.
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September 06, 2016, 11:22:08 PM
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It's a good job this isn't universally true because our club football is unimaginably shite.

As in the premier league?

Nah. It's miles ahead of anything you see at international level.


September 06, 2016, 11:39:54 PM
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Major Clanger


As in the premier league?

Nah. It's miles ahead of anything you see at international level.

No, as in the Hungarian league. Ranked as it does behind that footballing powerhouse Liechtenstein. And Liechtenstein is pulling away.

The only chance of supporting anyone if you're a Hungarian football fan is foreign clubs or the national team, which has  miraculously performed to a respectable level compared to the clubs.
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September 07, 2016, 01:50:34 AM
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No, as in the Hungarian league. Ranked as it does behind that footballing powerhouse Liechtenstein. And Liechtenstein is pulling away.

The only chance of supporting anyone if you're a Hungarian football fan is foreign clubs or the national team, which has  miraculously performed to a respectable level compared to the clubs.
Are you serious? Behind Liechtenstein?

That is some bad hat Harry!

The Swedish league are surely not the best but we had Malmö FF in CL two years in a row and teams qulifying for EL groups every now and then. Last season Allsvenskan had an average of just under 10000 every game which is okay. Of course the clubs, just like in Hungary, can't compete with other clubs regarding money but we are at least better than Liechtenstein  :)
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September 07, 2016, 02:25:20 AM
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As in the premier league?

Nah. It's miles ahead of anything you see at international level.



Nah.

The German national side still wipes the floor with anything you can put in front of it from the prem.
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September 07, 2016, 02:44:09 AM
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Are you serious? Behind Liechtenstein?

That is some bad hat Harry!

The Swedish league are surely not the best but we had Malmö FF in CL two years in a row and teams qulifying for EL groups every now and then. Last season Allsvenskan had an average of just under 10000 every game which is okay. Of course the clubs, just like in Hungary, can't compete with other clubs regarding money but we are at least better than Liechtenstein  :)

I think one of our clubs actually won a qualifying round this year. Average attendances are 2500, but that's a very generous estimate, the real figure is probably less than 2000. But at least you're forced to register if you want to attend a game. Not on the day of course, that'd be unthinkable. Plan ahead if you want to partake in the privilege of attending a domestic match. :)
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September 07, 2016, 03:50:22 AM
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The only chance of supporting anyone if you're a Hungarian football fan is foreign clubs or the national team, which has  miraculously performed to a respectable level compared to the clubs.
You were saying?
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September 07, 2016, 04:01:36 AM
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Not arsed about the England team but after reading match reports reckon they may do a bit better without Rooney running the show. Hope they qualify for the world cup though as it won't be the same without them. Especially in Russia.