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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Tue May 15, 2018 8:33 pm

Sane and Reus on the wings would be different to most Germany teams in recent history, most of their midfield in recent memories have been technically accomplished and very skilled but not particularly fast.

Mind you Reus could be slow now for all I know Laughing

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Post by S on Tue May 15, 2018 8:38 pm

Kroos-Khedira is their starting midfield

Granted Khedira performs better for the NT but its waiting to be exposed IMO
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Post by S on Wed May 16, 2018 12:51 pm

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed May 16, 2018 12:58 pm

Someone tell Uruguay that Russia has two S in it imo.
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Post by Jay29 on Wed May 16, 2018 2:06 pm

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Don't get too jealous now.
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Post by futbol_bill on Wed May 16, 2018 2:14 pm

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:Someone tell Uruguay that Russia has two S in it imo.


Lol, the whole world doesn’t operate in English! Next you will tell me i’m spelling Brasil wrong!
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed May 16, 2018 2:19 pm

Worst English squad picked in my life time tbh.
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Post by futbol_bill on Wed May 16, 2018 2:40 pm

Tbh, that’s probably the best you have!
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Post by futbol_bill on Wed May 16, 2018 2:43 pm

@S wrote:Kroos-Khedira is their starting midfield

Granted Khedira performs better for the NT but its waiting to be exposed IMO


All I know is they won 2 championships, 2 years ago with essentially 2 different teams and they didn’t win either because of named players. They are definitely a favourite.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed May 16, 2018 2:45 pm

@futbol_bill wrote:Tbh, that’s probably the best you have!

It's not, but that doesn't matter really.
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Post by Kaladin on Wed May 16, 2018 2:53 pm

Butland
Walker-Stones-Cahill-Young
Henderson-Dier-Alli
Sterling-Kane-Welbeck

That isn't a bad team actually

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed May 16, 2018 2:55 pm

Looks shite to me Laughing
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Post by Jay29 on Wed May 16, 2018 2:55 pm

Not bad except for that mediocre midfield, you mean.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed May 16, 2018 2:57 pm

@Jay29 wrote:Not bad except for that mediocre midfield, you mean.


And half of the defence too, not to mention Welbeck is as toothless as toothless gets.
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Post by Kaladin on Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Ox and MIilner would've been huge, its a shame. Also the attacked options seem...lackluster? Where's the wingers? Remember FIFA 11 England was full of LWs/RWs

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm

No offence but when Milner and Ox are considered "huge" i think that says enough about how mediocre it is.
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Post by Jay29 on Wed May 16, 2018 3:04 pm

In terms of depth, the only players we're really missing in attack/midfield are Lallana, who was only fit enough for the standby list, and Chamberlain. Apart from him, there are no other attackers worth selecting who aren't kids.

For strikers you've got Glenn Muarry, Callum Wilson, Jermain Defoe, Jay Rodriguez and Dominic Solanke. Laughing On the wings the closest options I can think of are Nathan Redmond (who has been pants this season) and a washed-up Theo Walcott.

Sancho, Lookman and Sessegnon will be internationals soon, but it's way too early for a World Cup embarrassment.


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Post by Kaladin on Wed May 16, 2018 3:05 pm

Compared to the other NT? Germany won a WC with Kramer in midfield, Portugal won Euros with Carvalho, Mario and someone. You're overestimating other teams

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Post by Kaladin on Wed May 16, 2018 3:22 pm

@Jay29 wrote:In terms of depth, the only players we're really missing in attack/midfield are Lallana, who was only fit enough for the standby list, and Chamberlain. Apart from him, there are no other attackers worth selecting who aren't kids.

For strikers you've got Glenn Muarry, Callum Wilson, Jermain Defoe, Jay Rodriguez and Dominic Solanke. Laughing On the wings the closest options I can think of are Nathan Redmond (who has been pants this season) and a washed-up Theo Walcott.

Sancho, Lookman and Sessegnon will be internationals soon, but it's way too early for a World Cup embarrassment.


Albrighton, Lennon, Townsend?

But yeah, those are some dire options

If i were coach i'd employ a 4-3-1-2 with Rashford/Welbeck partnering Kane, Alli behind, Ox, Hendo, Dier midfield

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Post by Myesyats on Wed May 16, 2018 3:40 pm

@Kaladin wrote:Compared to the other NT? Germany won a WC with Kramer in midfield, Portugal won Euros with Carvalho, Mario and someone. You're overestimating other teams

Renato fvcking Sanches rofl
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Post by chemicalboy99 on Wed May 16, 2018 4:37 pm

@Kaladin wrote:
If i were coach i'd employ a 4-3-1-2 with Rashford/Welbeck partnering Kane, Alli behind, Ox, Hendo, Dier midfield


You'd be the only person willing to watch then.

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Post by S on Thu May 17, 2018 7:55 pm

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No Martial, Rabiot, Lacazette, Payet, Coman

Still looks stacked AF
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Post by M99 on Thu May 17, 2018 7:58 pm

Who is Pavard?

Surprised to see Rami still there. And no Laporte too.

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Post by S on Thu May 17, 2018 8:01 pm

Its good that they picked N'Zonzi but will he start for them ?

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Should be their starting midfield IMO
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Post by sportsczy on Thu May 17, 2018 8:03 pm

@M99 wrote:Who is Pavard?

Surprised to see Rami still there. And no Laporte too.

One of the best CBs in bundi this season (arguably the best) and plays RB too.

Rami is there because Kos is injured... and he's a very funny and relaxed guy. Helps the locker room. Varane, Umtiti, Kimpembe and Pavard would play before him. Basically like the 3rd keeper.

Rabiot and Lacazette were the big losers here.

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Post by M99 on Thu May 17, 2018 8:03 pm

Pretty sure Matuidi will start over him.

These are the backups



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