Euro 2016 Mega Thread

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by reids, May 13, 2016.

  1. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Roy just makes himself look ridiculous. Just admit that he thinks Walcott is bobbins these days and nobody will disagree.
     
  2. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    ...................Hart....................
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    Walker...Cahill...Smalling...Rose
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    ...........Dier.........Drinkwater....
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    Sturridge........Alli.............Kane
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    ...................Vardy..................
     
  3. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Looks good, but Roy will go for a front 6 of:

    Henderson, Wilshire
    Lallana, Rooney, Alli
    Kane

    I imagine?
     
  4. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    Which is disgraceful - based on the last season, Drinkwater, Alli and Dier have to play.
     
  5. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Stirling, Wilshire, Sturridge and Rooney should be nowhere near that team. It's a ****ing joke.
     
  6. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I think Sturridge would have a decent claim for a squad place but agree with the rest of that list.

    In a way I don't begrudge Rashford on the list, he's young and plays without fear and to an extent an unknown element to other nations (although the Welsh have probably heard of him :)) but I do begrudge Rooney. He's been bang average for years now but this season he's been below average and is only included because he is living off of his past.
     
  7. TringOrn

    TringOrn First Year Pro

    Let's play 4-4- ****ing-2. Enough of this fancy b*llocks, get the ball up to Kane and Vardy and we'll win this tinpot tournament.
     
  8. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    I can't stand 4-2-3-1 that everybody seems to play
     
  9. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Rooney has looked a lot better recently since slotting a bit deeper. Still should only be a bench player.

    I do not get the hate for Rashford. He is being called up because he is the most like for like replacement for Welbeck. He is quick, a good dribbler, works hard defensively and plays without fear (so perhaps an improvement on Welbeck then...). He's been a better player than Lallana recently, anyway.

    He probably will not go to the Euros, but it is worth giving him a shot to claim a place.

    Wilshire has started one match this season. How on earth can you go to the Euros after that??
     
  10. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

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  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    How long till Wilshere and Sturridge are injured?
     
  12. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    There's no hate for Rashford but he doesn't deserve a call up above Defoe and, yes, Deeney if it's on merit. I agree about Lallana. Dunno what people see in him.
     
  13. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    But Rashford plays as an inside forward off the wing.

    Defoe is a striker and has to compete with Vardy, Kane, Sturridge and Rooney, and whilst you might feel he deserves a place ahead of Rooney, Rooney was always going to get the nod.

    Rashford is effectively competing with Lallana, Sterling, Townsend and maybe Alli/ Vardy/ Sturridge. At least 2 of those will not go to the Euros you would think.

    You can see how he is a more natural replacement out wide for Wellbeck than any of those who were not brought along.
     
  14. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

  15. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    As a like for like replacement for Wellbeck as inside forward, would you rather have Sturridge or Rashford? If it's Sturridge, then why no have Defoe as back up for the striker? I don't see Rashford as competing with Sterling and Lallana.
     
  16. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Love how we're sat here debating whether we should take the likes of Defoe, Noble, Rashford and Drinkwater, while Spain leave out Juan Mata, Javi Martinez, and Diego Costa - each of whom would have a decent shout for saying they were our best player. We're terrible.
     
  17. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Someone had to make way for Jurado and Suarez.
     
  18. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Meanwhile NI are trying to decide between Liam Boyce, Josh Magennis and Will Grigg
     
  19. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    France will win this right?
     
  20. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I wonder how far Australia will get.
     
  21. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Northern Ireland squad including Cathcart

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  22. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Lee Hodson too! Think he will be dropped from the final squad though.

    Tickets arrived today!
     
  23. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    Does Craig Cathcart always wear number 20? So I'd be safe with that on a N.Ireland shirt?
     
  24. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Been wearing it recently but hasn't always worn it for us
     
  25. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    Wikipedia says that's his squad number. Going with it? Know anywhere cheaper than JD to get shirt? £55 is a **** take
     
  26. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    JD have the exclusive rights in NI so thats why its so dear.
     
  27. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Vydra and Pudil have made the provisional Czech squad
     
  28. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Updated the original posts with the rest of the squads/my picks of the players.
     
  29. Watfordliam

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  30. nascot

    nascot First Team

  31. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Judging on their form over the last ten games, I'd take Rashford over all of them. I'd probably also take Sterling as he gives us natural width.
     
  32. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Just seen this on BBC Sportsday for anyone who is planning on going to Lens for the England v Wales match

     
  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well I suppose we are the only 2 countries who have trouble with fans violence..

    :dismay:
     
  34. nascot

    nascot First Team

    They're trying to put off people without tickets from visiting as it's such a small place. They won't be able to deal with the numbers. I'm staying in Lille and getting the train down to the game. Will probably leave a bit later now...
     
  35. UHORNS

    UHORNS V-Bookie

    They done the same there in 1998 for when we(England) played Colombia. Everyone was buying crates of Calais' finest from the back of transit vans and the old bill seemed ok with it until later in the day when they decided enough was enough and moved everyone on, smashing my fresh crate in the process & giving me a kick in. Don't mess with the French old bill!!
     

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