TOPIC: World Cup

World Cup 9 years 7 months ago #4043

Hi all

Thought I would get in first...Come on England!!!

Fabio has asked me to post...who should he take to South Africa...and who would you play?

Heskey, Crouch or Cole?
What about a keeper?
Walcott?
Gerard or Lampard?

Finally are you ready for another summer of disappointment with the World Cup and Wimbledon?

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Re: World Cup 9 years 7 months ago #4050

Oh no! It's started!!

Definitely Cole. Keeper - hmmmm. Walcott, yes we need his lightning speed and after the last World Cup fiasco when he sat out the tournament on the bench - he deserves this chance. Gerrard another must (even though he says himself this season he's been way below his best).

I'm feeling optimistic about our chances of getting to the semis this year (in the football that is). I'm sure Federer and Nadal will keep us entertained in the tennis.

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Re: World Cup 9 years 7 months ago #4052

Great thread Mario..I think we're going to really impress in this World cup,I do feel that alot depends on Rooney and his fitness though.

Keeper-I think he'll probally go for Green although the young lad Hart as done outstanding at Birmingham this season,bit risky though.

Gerrard will be a dead cert but Lampard I worry about his form for England especially with Barry being a regular starter,Milner is really knocking on the door though and can play all across the midfield.

Crouch for me,his goal scoring record in an England shirt speaks for itself.

Terry worry's me a bit to be honest,his form is up and down and that tackle on another England player last week was discusting,you wonder what frame of mind he's in with everything that go's on in his private life.

Whatever happens I love the World cup and can't wait. :D D

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Re: World Cup 9 years 7 months ago #4088

After watching the Villa-Pompey game yesterday I reckon if he can stay fit David James should be in goal,he was outstanding..

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Re: World Cup 9 years 6 months ago #4101

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As a Gunner I'm trying not to be biased (although Walcott is becoming increasingly unpopular with the Arsenal fanbase it seems). I really want Walcott to go, I'm not sure I'd start him, instead I'd probably go with Lennon as he has more of a complete package but Walcott will be ideal to bring on as a substitute when the opposition is getting tired.

Heskey is perfect alongside Rooney, Courch's record, as someone else stated, speaks for itself, they both have to go.

Back four picks itself, even when they've not had perfect seasons, you try and keep your backline consistent, attacking positions are more interchangable in my opinion.

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Re: World Cup 9 years 6 months ago #4103

Wev, I bet you were well frustrated after the Gunnes give there title chances away like that yesterday mate.

Walcott took his goal very well though and I think the only thing that stands in his way of getting on the plane is the fact that he doesn't play week in week out-Capello is a big fan of that isn't he!! I think that Milner could well be a secret weopon for us,im a bit biosed being a Villan,but im sure even most neutrals can't disagree he's been good this season and can play in a few different positions.

My big concern is are defence as Terry seems to be a walking time bomb at the moment and Ferdinand has been very injury prone this season,I wonder if Dawson will get a look in as he's been a big part of Spurs doing so well I think.

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Re: World Cup 9 years 6 months ago #4106

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The whole seasons been frustrating, time and again United and Chelsea have allowed us to catch up but we never capitalise and keep them just out of reach, its been ridiculous really.

But yes, Capello likes his players to play week in week out for their club, Walcotts problem lies in that he really is played out of position by Wenger. I think when RVP is missing Arsenal need to play a 442 with Bendtner and Walcott feeding off of each other then we'd see what Walcott can do, problem is Wenger seems insistent on making him into a right sided Henry, ignoring the fact you only get an Henry once in a blue moon.

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Re: World Cup 9 years 6 months ago #4109

Keepers Hart. Green, Until recent injuries, I would have said James, but now not sure. What about Carson or as a left field choice, Harper from Newcastle?

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Re: World Cup 9 years 6 months ago #4111

Crouch is a non brainer - Something magical happens when he dons the England shirt
Walcott - leave him at home
David James in goal for me (Green 2nd)
Take Becks - just cos bringing him one late in a game still unsettles most teams
i thought Fabio had worked out the lampard gerrard thing last time they played or did he just leave one of them out??
It's Rooneys fitness the nation needs to pray about!!
Oh and I am still worried about Terry and the impact on team dynamics - not to mention his form seems off...

Looking forward to be disappointed... Anyone actually going to South Africa ??

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Re: World Cup 9 years 6 months ago #4112

Becks in injured Buzz,I believe Capello is taking him along for the ride though for moral support though.

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Re: World Cup 9 years 6 months ago #4113

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Not sure if Capello's figured the Lampard/Gerrard thing out last time out I think he stuck Lampard through the centre and shoved Gerrard out on the left.

For what its worth I prefer Lampard over Gerrard as a player, his workrate is higher and he's less selfish with the ball, the problem lies in the fact Gerrard can produce more of those moments that change matches on a more regular basis, Lampards much more disciplined which I think suits Capello's game better. Either way, having one of them on the bench alongside the likes of Crouch and Walcott would send shivers up most teams spines.

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Re: World Cup 9 years 6 months ago #4131

No 1 Keeper has to be David James - been really good all season in a poor Portsmouth team.

Walcott has to go - will have an excellent World Cup - trust me.
Crouch has to go, really don't like Heskey (his first touch is awful - Douglas Bader had better feet).

The strikers going need to be on form so with that in mind the top English players on the top scorers list are

Rooney (26), Bent (23) and Defoe(18) - can't argue with performance over the whole season.


So I guess the big question for everyone is - name your 22 man squad.

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