Euro 2016 Mega Thread

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

  1. nascot

    nascot First Team

    It looks like there's a ban on alcohol in Lens for all matches there. Stupid to choose a host city that's not capable of handling thousands of fans.
     
  2. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

  3. reids

    reids Squad Player

  4. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Bugger. :doom:
     
  5. Watfordliam

    Watfordliam Academy Graduate

    Lovren not in squad, just a heads up
     
  6. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Ha! "Already won" my ar$e!!!
     
  7. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

  8. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

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    Lovren's not in the squad? I have to change mine too.
     
  9. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    Are you trying to come last?
     
  10. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

  11. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    League Code:


    55166OJL
     
  12. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Have any of you set up or are going to set up a league?

    Pah! ignore that as above!
     
  13. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    We'll see who does better..

    Anyone fancy setting up a wfcforums league?

    EDIT: Ignore, just seen the above!
     
  14. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Last home friendly tonight before we head to France, should be a great atmosphere!

    Final squad announced tomorrow but we need to cut 5 players and 5 missed training yesterday so I'd say its those 5 who miss out. If thats the case Lee Hodson will be going to the Euros!
     
  15. Goldenboyz

    Goldenboyz Academy Graduate

    This Euros will be a bit different for me,looking at teams like Italy thinking which player/s should the Pozzos realistically go after.With The new boss I would expect a few Italians in the squad and if they are defenders then generally they will be pretty tight.I would also like a German brought in,one in the midfield with work rate and quality.Im sure there will be plenty of decent players on show who would come to WFC now.It would be very nice to get a quality player in any of the roles often referred to as the spine of the team.So the tournament is more than just about watching England and the usual suffering that goes with that.
     
  16. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Berghuis has made his international debut! He came on as a 61st minute sub for Memphis Depay. The Netherlands were losing 1-0 at the time but scored an equaliser before FT.
     
  17. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    What a night, Will Grigg is on fire!

    Good performance, really think we could surprise a few people in France and get out of the group.

    My incredibly biased prediction is that we will make it to the quarter finals.
     
  18. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Squad has just been announced, Lee Hodson makes the cut!
     
  19. magic

    magic Statto & Vordamen's lovechild

  20. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

  21. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    So... those happy French workers have decided to disrupt the Euros in protest about a proposed law that would deregulate their labour market. It seems from this thread that there's a few Watford fans heading down to the matches so here's a couple of bits and pieces that might help:

    A website (and app) that shows which petrol stations currently have petrol (about 50% of them are having supply issues at the moment due to blockading of depots). With the app you can see the nearest ones to you that do have fuel: www.mon-essence.fr

    English language version of France 24 so you can keep up to date with which particular strikes those lovable French are going to inflict on specific days: http://www.france24.com/en/20160530...ansport-strike-chaos-labour-reforms-euro-2016

    Safe travels!
     
  22. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    We need more people to join!
     
  23. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Marco Reus left out of the Germany squad, must be injured
     
  24. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    I've joined.

    Perhaps start a new thread?
     
  25. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016
  26. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    That fool Hodgson has left out Drinkwater and taken all his injury prone big club favourites including 5 strikers.
     
  27. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    Sterling and Milner are the only wide options.

    I say play a fast paced 4-1-2-1-2.

    Hart
    Walker
    Cahill
    Smalling
    Rose

    Dier
    Henderson
    Wilshire
    Alli

    Vardy
    Kane


    Get Rose and Walker bombing up the wing and have the extra man in the midfield to play a high pressing game.

    Every other team in the tournament seems to be 4-4-2, 4-3-3, 3-5-2, 4-2-3-1 so having 4 in a midfield diamond could do well for us.
     
  28. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    On April 21st, Hodgson said:-

    "If he plays anything like he is at the moment, he’ll definitely be a candidate for the Under-21s.

    As far as the first team’s concerned, it would be a bold decision to put him in and it would mean possibly leaving someone behind who, in my opinion, has more reason to be called up."

    He was talking about Marcus Rashford. Wonder who the others were? As they didn't get a look in. Who changed his mind? Sir Alex? The media? The powers that be at the FA?

    This, along with the ludicrous omission of Drinkwater over players who have hardly played yet have featured in TV adverts or on the front cover of video games, should leave nobody with the idea that the England squad is picked on ability or with winning tournaments in mind.

    What matters is brand recognition.
     
  29. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Could have taken his pick who to leave out with justification. Wilshire, Henderson, Sturridge, Rashford, Barkley. But no. Hodgson leaves out in form Drinkwater who has played a key role in the Champions' team all season. Wretched.
     
  30. Harrow Orn

    Harrow Orn Squad Player

    lol.
     
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Covering for an injury to Sturridge isn't he..

    Shame for Drinkwater but Roy likes Wilshere even if potentially unfit and has other favourites..
     
  32. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Glad Rashford got the nod for fourth choice striker, may make an appearance of the bench at some point.

    Defence looks a bit suspect so we'll be relying on scoring more than the opposition as we will concede - certainly going to be more interesting than previous International competitions.

    Very versatile midfield which is always good, a shame Drinkwater didn't make the squad - potentially would've chosen him over Barkley or Sterling.

    All in all, it's as good as it can be really, don't think there's any omissions from the squad that will go noticed too much.
     
  33. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Roy likes to play a 433 with a winger and a (hard-working) inside forward either side of a striker, or a diamond.

    Harry Kane is the only definite, so when playing the diamond you will have one of Vardy, Sturridge, Rashford or Rooney next to him; and when playing 433 he will have Kane up front with Sterling (or Milner/ Lallana) on the wing and either Vardy, Sturridge, Rashford as an inside forward on the other side. Alli/ Rooney/ Barkley will rotate as the attacking midfielder behind the striker.

    It's a very imbalanced side, and has too many strikers and the wrong selection of midfielders. I'd personally have left one of Lallana or Milner out and brought Townsend AND left Barkley out for Drinkwater.

    Rooney should go as a more experienced backup to Alli (who is known to lose his temper), and Rashford and Townsend should go as their form over the last two months has been excellent.

    Barkley has been so poor recently, that I'd even have selected Mark Noble or Carrick over him.
     
  34. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    So a league winning midfielder gets over looked in favour of two players that have been injured all season, crazy. Dier and Drinkwater would of been a great partnership sitting infront of our shoddy defence. Where are Albrighton and Simpson also?
     
  35. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I wouldn't mind so much the gamble on Wilshire if Hodgson didn't keep contradicting himself over Walcott when he says he doesn't play enough games. Not that I want Walcott in the squad but Hodgson would make himself look more credible if you just came out and said he thought Walcott has been garbage all season, rather than trying to make it an issue of game time which makes him look idiotic when he includes Wilshire who has played a couple of games for Arsenal and can't play an England game without running out of energy.
     

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