MIR17

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  1. Italy haven't got great players either atm but they do bring the best out of them by fitting them into s coherent system which brings out the player's strengths and covers their weaknesses. We've just won the league with 4 English players (5 if you include one who plays for Jamaica through his grandmother) who were all previously pretty unfancied havjng fantastic seasons because we put them into a system which brought out their strengths and covered their weaknesses. The "players aren't good enough" excuse is an absolute cop out. We have a huge pool of players. We could have found the players in our potential pool to have played in a system which brought out their strengths and covered their weaknesses to do enough to win the group or beat Iceland tonight with the right manager. The problem under Hodgson has been exactly the same it has been since Sven - we just picked the big name players and tried to shoehorn them all into the side regardless of how fit they were, how over the hill they were, how out of form they were and completely ignoring whether they suited the system and the players around them. Everyone knew Wilshere wasn't fit enough to go. Everyone knew Rooney shouldn't have to be shoehorned into the side. Everyone knew Sturridge wasn't a winger. Everyone knew having defenders who need leaders alongside them Cahill and Smalling at the back when you have very attacking full-backs was suicide. It's the same mistakes over and over again. We pick players on their celebrity and try to shoehorn them in regardless of how unfit or how well they fit in, we don't build a team (like how Italy or Iceland clearly have). At absolutely no point during that tournament or in the lead up to it did it ever look like Hodgson had any idea what his best side or system were. He just kept throwing mud at the wall and hoping it would stick.
  2. A joke surely? Another product of the FA's "system" is the last thing we need. Much less a proven failure. Gary Neville and nothing will change - the squad will be picked on who you play for regardless of how injured, out of form or over-the-hill you are. We need someone completely divorced from the FA's "system" who isn't a lackey of the big clubs who can shake it up. Neville and Southgate are the last 2 people I want to see replace Roy.
  3. If Rooney has any sense of self awareness he'll retire from international football the decking this game ends.
  4. Individuals over the team?
  5. You're kidding right? We barely tested their goalkeeper. All England did was pass it sideways across midfield for most of the game them take aimless long shots. It was hardly spineless from Slovakia, England's creativity was so poor that was all they really had to do to stop us. If anything it was more of a spineless performance from England, we just didn't look like we wanted to actually try some risky passes forwards to try create anything. We were just as conservative in possession than Slovakia were out of it.
  6. It's Barkley who shouldn't have gone. Henderson at least has a chance of playing. Barkley is what? 4th choice #10 behind Alli, Rooney and Lallana? And that's even if we play with a #10. When you think we're short of centre backs, defensive midfielders and wingers, Barkley, as 4th choice attacking midfielder who had virtually no chance of getting a game is a complete waste of a spot in the squad.
  7. Have you blocked the last few years from your memory? It's better than anything since 2006.
  8. Especially when they're always crap. He must be amazing at them in training or something because I don't think anyone understands it.
  9. Disagree. Wasted loads of good build-up play, missed one sitter and bizarrely decided not to shoot for another sitter and was at fault for Slovakia's goal being brushed off the ball far too easily. Bale just found it hard to get into the game but did fine when he occasionally did whereas Ramsey was at the centre of pretty much all of Wales worst moments and really struggled.
  10. Yeah, Bale didn't really get into the game and Ramsey was one of the worst players on the pitch. Thought it was Wales' defence and energy which earnt them that win. Gunter was MOTM for me.
  11. Jazz Richards and Dave Edwards are not better than Andy King ffs. It's picking bottom half Championship players ahead of a decent Premier League midfielder. Only thing I can think is he's not 100% fit or something?
  12. Some of the players who've got on the pitch ahead of King today are bizarre.
  13. Get Andy King on!
  14. Said it before and I'll say it again, but Kante was comfortably the best player in the Premier League last season and should've won the player of the award but players of his ilk never win things like that. Without question the best player I've ever seen in a Leicester shirt, absolutely no chance of us keeping him next season though. I think all our fans said it after his first couple of sub appearences back in August it was obvious right from the moment we saw him play he was something special. People talk about his work rate but I don't think he actually runs as much as people make out, he just seems to read the game ridiculously well and almost seems to know what's going to happen in the game 5 seconds before it does and just gets in position ready for it. But I don't think I've ever seen such an effective tackler of the ball for someone so short and light. He's not strong at all, but the actual technique behind his tackling is nearly always perfect, just seems to nick it off people rather than going in hard. And he's much better on the ball than people always seem to assume too.