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England v Switerland friendly (Wednesday Feb 6th 2008)

Discussion in 'Football' started by Plan M, 6 February 2008.

  1. Plan M

    Plan M Banned

    27 September 2007
    Manchester United
    So what can we expect from tonight?

    I hope there won't be a load of substitutions in the second-half ala Sven Mclaren era. Isn't there a new rule for friendlies now anyway?

    Also, there will be respect for the Munich air crash tonight.
     
  2. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    Shock horror, i actually expect most England players to make an effort tonight, what with the new manager. Specifically the new guys, Bentley, Young, Agbonlahor. Gerrard might even play half as good as he does for Liverpool, being the captain.
     
  3. Plan M

    Plan M Banned

    27 September 2007
    Manchester United
    Isn't Agbonlahor injured? I hope not because I really rate that guy.
     
  4. tobi

    tobi "Pull up from 30!"

    5 August 2005
    Teaching the PHX Suns the 2 min drill...
    Spurs, Suns and Cowboys
    He is injured, I was looking forward to seeing him play for the senior team.
     
  5. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    First time in ages i have looked forward to an England match

    If they dont play well they are out of the team simple as

    FORZA CAPELLO :)
     
  6. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    Might watch it, depends if there is anything else on. Will be interesting to see if there is a visible change to team ethic with capello in charge. He definitly gives the impression that he wont stand for anything, which is how it should be.
     
  7. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    oh yeah, i forgot he got injured and Defoe took his place. Still he would have been good.
     
  8. Jamesy

    Jamesy No. 7

    21 February 2005
    Dartford
    Manchester United FC
    Here's the expected line up (it was the last formation used in training yesterday):
    D.James
    W.Brown R.Ferdinand M.Upson A.Cole
    D.Bentley S.Gerrard O.Hargreaves A.Young
    J.Cole
    W.Rooney

    Looks like a good attacking line up, with plenty of pace too.
     
  9. steve7

    steve7 evertonian

    24 April 2005
    england
    everton
    upson
     
  10. steevio_uk

    steevio_uk Premiership

    7 October 2003
    West Ham
    ??
     
  11. steve7

    steve7 evertonian

    24 April 2005
    england
    everton
    there has got to be more options than him
     
  12. tobi

    tobi "Pull up from 30!"

    5 August 2005
    Teaching the PHX Suns the 2 min drill...
    Spurs, Suns and Cowboys
    I'm not convinced by Upson.
     
  13. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    love it, but would replace young with barry..

    why not woodgate over upson as well
     
  14. Abhishek

    Abhishek Best player in the world

    29 January 2006
    India
    Liverpool
    Formation looks really interesting. Great balance IMO. Looking forward to the match. I expect Switzerland to make it really tough. They have some quality players. Anyone know the Swiss squad?
     
  15. Plan M

    Plan M Banned

    27 September 2007
    Manchester United
    Upson has been one of West Ham's best players of late. As for Barry on the left? No way, we need pace, that's why Capello has opted for Joe Cole behind Rooney as he is a skillful player but not full of pace.
     
  16. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    Young has been playing very well and it alot better than Barry at left mid. Barry has become an established centre mid now so i doubt you will see him at left mid again

    Nice selection there, when Agbonlahor is back it will be even better
     
  17. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Friendlies are a complete waste of time. Cant be arsed with em.
     
  18. Clockender

    Clockender is back...but for how long?

    27 November 2001
    East Lower, Block 13
    Arsenal FC
    I won't be watching...friendlies are a waste of space.
     
  19. Plan M

    Plan M Banned

    27 September 2007
    Manchester United
    Agreed. All we learn from them is that England are shite.
     
  20. steevio_uk

    steevio_uk Premiership

    7 October 2003
    West Ham
    Upson and Rob Green have been our best 2 players this season.
    We have the best defensive record of any team outside the big 4 clubs and have only conceded 10 goals away from home which is 4th best and as good as Arsenal.

    Apart from Ferdinand, it's either Upson, Lescott or Woodgate.
    Woodgate has just moved from a struggling Boro side and Lescott has spent a lot of time at left back.
    I persoally believe Upson is a better defender than Lescott anyway, but for me the top 3 choices when fit and on form are Rio, Woodgate and Terry.

    If Woodgate had been playing as well as Upson at Spurs then I'd include him. Though maybe Capello prefers a left footed partner to Rio.

    Upson has been consistently excellent at centre back and deserves the place in the team without a doubt.

    It's good to see Capello giving chances to players from 'smaller' clubs.

    Just hope he shows the same form tonight and takes his chance!!
    I always get a little nervous when our own players play for England, partly because they come back injured! :lol:
     
    Last edited: 6 February 2008
  21. Plan M

    Plan M Banned

    27 September 2007
    Manchester United
    Upson is a top, top player.
     
  22. Jamesy

    Jamesy No. 7

    21 February 2005
    Dartford
    Manchester United FC
    I'm suprised Green wasn't called up - he's been much better than Carson & Kirkland in my opinion...
    It'll be interesting to see if we play at Premier League pace - the formation would suit it, and we could adapt to a 4-3-3.
    Hmm, sounds a bit like United's formation!
     
  23. ALAIN

    ALAIN blue!!!!

    22 February 2005
    france
    chelsea fc,psg

    c'mon they have been together for 3 days!!don't expect a radical change now.
     
  24. bradley1886

    bradley1886 Premiership

    6 August 2004
    London
    I'm glad James is back in goal tbh, yeah i said it. He earnt his re-call, im happy to see places judged on merit more than reputation, although gerrard would have been left out if that was completely the case. Imagine the controversy that would have caused tho...
     
  25. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Lets face it we'll all be watching to see what gaff our keeper will come up with next...I'm betting a miss clearance off both posts, then hit him square in the face and in... no, wait he goes up to catch a cross, then he attempts quick throw and chucks it in his own net.... no hang on..
     
    Last edited: 6 February 2008
  26. Plan M

    Plan M Banned

    27 September 2007
    Manchester United
    Mate as soon as the squad was announced I screamed at my fiancee "Where is Green?!"

    He has been outstanding this season and I'm sorry, Scott Carson is shite compared.
     
  27. bradley1886

    bradley1886 Premiership

    6 August 2004
    London
    I'd love to have seen the look on her face...joker
     
  28. Jumbo_

    Jumbo_ -

    17 August 2006
    Manchester
    Manchester United
    Yeah I'd have picked James, Kirkland and Green.

    Kirklands better than people think, having Titus Bramble infront of you cant help though can it!

    I'm quite excited for once, I know it's only a friendly but I like Capello and I think he'll do well.

    I think the problem with our national team is more to do with mentality, tactics and discipline than to do with the quality of our players.

    I reckon we'll score a couple at least, should win really but we'll see.
     
  29. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    I for once am looking forward to seeing what Capello does.... and how the players respond on the pitch.
     
  30. Plan M

    Plan M Banned

    27 September 2007
    Manchester United
    Don't expect and exciting match though. England depress me. :(

    Good job I support an attacking flare team or I would of killed myself by now.
     

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