The England Topic

Discussion in 'Football' started by Boro, 22 May 2002.

  1. Boro

    Boro Guest

    I was gonna start a new thread bout Englands new injury worries but i decided to make this instead. Shove anything in here thats England related. Injurys, team selection, tactics, predictions whatever as long as its England related.

    To get the ball rolling, wot a start. Murphy and Cole injured too. Murphy could be out, Cole has a good chance of being ready again next week. What a midfield crisis we have.
    Beckham - Out but chance of being fit for Sweden
    Butt - Out but could be training next week
    Dyer - Out and best chance is probs Argentina
    Murphy - Doubtful, needs a scan
    Sinclair - On standby but will be jet lagged. Dont rate him anyway.
    There we go then.
  2. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Sven has put the whole England U21 side on standby in case we get any more injuries. It seems the longer we are out there the more of the team seem to end up injured :confused:
  3. Armando

    Armando Guest

    I saw a couple of the U-21 games.

    I hope Alan Smith does not get called up if there are more injuries.  His 'petulant streak' was very much in evidence in the games I saw.

    Riggot was made to look a fool against Italy.

    Crouch, Defoe and Pennant looked decent though.
  4. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Smithy got Man of the Match for all 3 of Englands U21 games. His attitude is improving with every game he has at whatever level. I seem to remember he was one of the lads trying to calm down a situation in the first match after the sending off of that foreign fella
  5. Boro

    Boro Guest

    The Danny Murphy thing on Sky Sports is irritating me :mad: they keep goin on about it. He hasnt had the bone scan - they dont know the extent on the injury - they have no details - he mite not even be out of the cup so stop with the hype! They can hype about it tommorra AFTER the scan.
    (Good luck Danny btw)
  6. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    I think they should call up Alan Smith he gives 110% and most of the opponents will get ###### off with him thus taking them off there game

    Riggott had a bad game thats all or bad tornament,  he does the business for Derby week in week out.  And he will be snapped up by someone soon
  7. Boro

    Boro Guest

    Wahoo. More great news. Danny Murphy is now officially OUT. Fractured Metatarsal (or however you spell it), yes the same as beckham had and butt. How should replace him though? Dunn or Sinclair?
    In other news, Fowler and Butt trained with the squad, J Cole limped abit damnit, while A Cole, Becks and Dyer did gym work.
  8. brain candle

    brain candle Founder of Evo-Web

    4 October 2001
    How come we go for years without ever hearing the word "metatarsal" and all of a sudden 3 england players break the bloody things?! Maybe it's a conspiracy and Sven's assistant Tord Grip has been sneaking metatarsal weakening supplements into the England players food. You never know....
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I seen that England U21 game against Italy and Alan Smith was acting like a ####ing 'ANIMAL' I just can't beleive he didn't get sent off. :confused:
  10. brain candle

    brain candle Founder of Evo-Web

    4 October 2001
    Danny Mills is a thug and a football player.

    Alan Smith is a thug and a GOOD football player. He was great against Italy, he got his yellow for a bad tackle but all the other tackles were perfectly ok (well most). Maybe it was because of his hair that you noticed him all obver the place?
  11. nike evolution

    nike evolution Non-League

    3 December 2001
    i think the only two big blows for england are gerrard and beckhams injury....

    i never really rated danny murphy... he's tidy, but doesn't do anything to spice the game up....

    i dont really care for gary neville, i don't think england have any good right sided defenders.

    as for sinclair, he should go back to queens park rangers.

    and nicky butt? tidy.. but once again doesnt do much

    the way i see things, englands should put on the players who will at least make england good to watch in the tornament, they will get knocked out at some stage anyway, so might as well go with their heads held high...

    my formation would be...


    mills (no other choice)  ferdinand  campbell  ashley cole

    beckham  hargreaves  scholes  joe cole/dyer

    vassell  owen

    that means hesky can feck off, coz i hate him.. he is so boring, yes blah blah, he has strength, then he can go do something like defending or boxing even. but 3 goals in 24 games is NOT a record to be proud of. vassel at least has some flair.
  12. Armando

    Armando Guest

    Not a bad team you've got there Nike.

    With the players available, I'd like to see:


              Campbell  Ferdinand  Southgate

    Dyer     Beckham   Hargreaves  Scholes   Ashley Cole

                            Owen    Heskey

    OK - so it's never going to happen but I always feel England look more secure in a 3-5-2.

    Wrighty - I saw that Smith got the MOM votes.  Fine, he was very commited.  But there's not much point in being committed if you're in the showers before everyone else.  With England a goal down in the Portugal game he committed a ridiculous foul for which he was lucky not to get sent off.  The man is a liability in my opinion.  Keep him away.
  13. Boro

    Boro Guest

    Beckham = [b:post_uid0]FIT[/b:post_uid0]
    Dyer = [b:post_uid0]FIT[/b:post_uid0]
    Everybody else = [b:post_uid0]FIT[/b:post_uid0]

    Wahoo! It looks like the entire England squad is fit. It was on Sky Sports World Cup update (how cool is the new look! ) that everybody did a full training session. That is great news that! I didnt think Dyer would make it but he has - as far as we know.
    Even Better Mr. Freddie Ljungberg has a hip problem and mite miss the opening game. :D :D :D
  14. freddyboy

    freddyboy Inside Bristol Mary

    18 April 2002
    This is not about the team, but the FA website, it has a great game on it...................

    free kick game

    goos fun and easier than PES !!!!!
  15. Valderama

    Valderama Guest

    I am soooo glad Alan Smith got nowhere near the team.

    I think he's a petulant little tool.

    One day some big f**ker is going to turn around smack the little fool into next week.  :)
  16. GoonerMagik

    GoonerMagik Guest

    Thought I would revive this baby!!

    it seems that Tord Grip and Sven see Chris Sutton's role for England as a Defensive midfielder

    I havent seen much of Sutton in Midfield but surley Nicky Butt ,Steven Gerrard and Dare I say it Phill neville are better? What do the Celtic fans think?
  17. Vannizzlefashizzal

    Vannizzlefashizzal TWENTYTIMES!!!!

    31 October 2002
    Thompson on the left, I can see that cos england lack in that area.

    But Sutton in the midfield, surely not, theres an abundance of top class talent in the midfield already.

    If he can play in midfield he must be one of the most versatile players ever, ive already seen him play CF & CB.
  18. Nickybaker

    Nickybaker You want SEVEN?

    15 October 2003
    The one and only Arsenal
    I agree with the Thompson thing, he should at least get a chance in one of Svens 45 min teams
  19. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    I really hope England do play Sutton in the midfield, but it must be a joke surely. :mrgreen:
  20. theCRO

    theCRO Championship

    6 April 2003
    you are here ->
    I saw one England U21 game.....England-Croatia...

    man what a game !!!
  21. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    If they should play Sutton it should be up front, nowhere else, but with the Owen and Rooney up front he won't get in, he would be a good alternative though as he is far more street-wise than Heskey who really is just another runner. He would be a great partner up front for any of them.

    Thompson on the left midfield shouldn't even need discussed, even though he plays in a fairly poor league he still is England's best left sided player and still gets overlooked.

  22. Boro

    Boro Guest

    The answer to Englands left side midfield problems (when he's ready) - Stewart Downing. Hot prospect for the English game this lad.
  23. Lionheart

    Lionheart Guest


    Neville Campbell Terry A.Cole

    Beckham J.Cole
    Gerard Scholes

    Owen Rooney
  24. Boro

    Boro Guest

    Neville Campbell Southgate A.Cole
    Beckham Gerrard Scholes Downing
    Owen Beattie

    Thats what id play in the future
  25. hutch

    hutch Beaten by Chris Wright

    5 January 2003
    I was thinking of England tactics the other day and came up with this system...


    Neville, Campbell, Terry, Cole

    Beckham Lampard Gerrard

    Scholes Dyer

    I think that would work. It'd put Scholes in his best position and I think him and Dyer together could cause a lot of problems. I think we'd still be alright defensively as Beckham, Lampard and Gerrard are all capable of putting their foot in.
  26. Boro

    Boro Guest

    Quite an interesting system that hutch, might work too, altho id probably switch Gerrard and Lampard around. Sadly i dont think Sven ill ever try it since it doesnt include Heskey
  27. Glavisted

    Glavisted Guest

    David James;
    Gary Neville, Sol Campbell, Rio Ferdinand (Terry), Ashley Cole;
    David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes;
    James Beattie, Michael Owen.
  28. CPT

    CPT Guest

    -Neville--Terry Campbell Bridge


    ---------Dyer----- J.Cole

  29. footieBalla

    footieBalla Guest

    woah, owen by himself, too risky, sven goren is already working on a 3 man rotation at the front, personally wouldnt have butt AND neville playing... just fallen out of favour really. and lampard on the wing? hello!??

  30. footieBalla

    footieBalla Guest

    heres my lineup anyway:

    bex------------stevie g----------dyer


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