Southgate new contract

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by StuBoy, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    So the FA have given Southgate an expected contract extension to 2022. I still think he has something to prove after a reasonably lucky World Cup run. I guess they are looking for stability, but forthcoming games away in Spain and Croatia should be a good marker of how we have progressed or regressed.

    One things for sure, no Watford players in the squad for another 4 years at least. Although saying that I bet he names someone like Hughes in the squad in the next few minutes...
  2. Well we have a former (non-1st team) player selected - Jadon Sancho.
  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Mason Mount in ahead of Will. Pah. Chalobah in though!
  4. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Chalobah is called up, so as usual shows what I know! Mount being in the squad in front of Hughes is a bit weird though.
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Maddison fair enough and our former youth player is doing well abroad but Hughes must feel hard done by.

    Barkley , Mount ?

    Bit of Chelsea bias maybe .
  6. I still reckon this guy should be picked...

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  7. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Maybe he would have been if the last 2 seasons weren't thrown away so easily.
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  8. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    I don't think his media dealings recently help his cause either
  9. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I can see his legs.

    Who is this mystery 5th keeper?
  10. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Bernd Leno, don't think he qualifies for England unfortunately.
  11. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    That's an interesting description of P7 W3 D2 L2. The squad performances against any "decent" opposition* were woeful.

    *Croatia and Belgium.
  12. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Hasn't he lived here for a month or two by now? Surely he must qualify, if not now, by December.
  13. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Southgate's a hack massivey lucky in the Workd Cup but he's the perfect 'Yes Man' for the FA so no surprise there.
  14. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Whether he was lucky or not, he took England to the semi-final of a major international tournament, something only three other managers have achieved, even though most of the others were blessed with much better players.

    Does anyone seriously think that he was not going to be awarded an extension?
  15. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    It's a bit odd that Chalobah gets an England call up when Hughes doesn't, yet Hughes is a starter and Chalobah is not.
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  16. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Be more pressure and expectation for him to do well at the Euros than Qatar. in 2022 really given the climate!
  17. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Southgate was incredibly lucky to get a free ride into the semi final but lost when came up against a strong team

    Don't really get the love in for him , was bang average manager at league level

    Don't get why Will Hughes not picked when England crying out for creativity , having said that don't know why always first subbed off by Gracia
  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The bits of this I can understand, I agree with.

    An Upwards Manager.
  19. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    If he were in charge, I suspect Gino would have thanked Southgate for his services & elected to upgrade after the tournament.
  20. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    What a clown Southgate is. Spouts on about the youth he has called up in centre mid and then starts Henderson AND Dier in the same team in an effective friendly. Utterly useless.
  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    It's because we are away to a side with a top quality midfield so he is being defensive and cutious rather than trying anything bold ..

    Set plays are our best chance to score again .
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018
  22. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    But it doesn't matter if we lose? Dier and Henderson obviously are not the answer together (and frankly even individually). This is a complete waste of trying out Maddison/Mount/Chalobah.
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  23. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Great finish from "world class" Rashford as some in the forum have called him.
  24. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Fair point and actually we are to be getting a lot of the ball attacking wise so more quality might do better with the ball .

    Rashford just missed a sitter .
  25. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    And again! :D
  26. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Sancho looked good in his cameo. Way more purposeful than the likes of Rashford.
  27. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Commentators so annoying. "Sancho is the heart of Southgate's philosophy". Yes the coach who didn't start him in a friendly and played Dier/Henderson.
  28. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Taylor missed a trick. Pick the youngsters, but start your midfield donkeys like Carlton Palmer. Press lap it up.
  29. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    What an utterly depressing game.

    I actually feel numb after that.
  30. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Sancho looked genuinely exciting to be fair. Shame Southgate didn't give him long enough.
  31. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's not a friendly?
  32. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    It pretty much is.

    In fact I found myself thinking it's unbelievably actually worst than a friendly.

    A friendly with something mildly at stake which made it worse because, as well as playing a weakened team, we seemed to sit back and play for the result at the end on top.

    A friendly with a fear of losing rather than a free hit as it were.

    Who the hell thought this was a good idea?!
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  33. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Be careful what you wish for. Closely following behind Southgate is the current England U21 manager, Hoofroyd.

    I did a coaching course several years back and their very first question to the group was "what is wrong with English football"? I wanted to say "The FA" but bottled it.
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  34. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Yes it is. Nobody cares.
  35. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Did we play a weakened team?

    It's a bit early the write off this Nations Cup thing yet. I think there'll be more interest in 2 years time once people have seen a whole round play out. UEFA haven't helped by selling the tv rights to Sky.

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