2022 World Cup Draw

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by duewizard, Apr 1, 2022.

  1. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Seems curious given England’s recent success. Agree the qualifiers are tedious though.
     
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  2. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    @duewizard. Tata and Mexico are not at their best despite qualification. Argentina will be delighted with the draw starting hopefully with a goleada against Saudi. Match between El Tri and Poland will be decisive for both sides I think.

     
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  3. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I've said this before and I'll say it again, I think that England have done relatively well under Southgate, but IMO it is IN SPITE of him rather than BECAUSE of him.

    I'll never know why he was given the England job in the first place, because he had done nothing in his managerial career to warrant his appointment IMO. It is my belief that virtually any manager could and probably would have done far better than he has manged so far with the vast array of talented players he has at his disposal.

    He has inherited the players that won two world cup age groups and reached the semi final/final? of a third one, just a few years back.

    These players are now of an age to represent the senior team, but he either overlooks them or uses those he has selected in a far to negative way, rather than utilising the vast array of attacking players he has in a far more positive way.

    I believe if someone else had been in charge we would have won the recent Euros and not lost out to Italy in the final. I also do not believe we will win the World Cup this year, although I do believe if we had a different manager we could do win it with the talent Southgate is wasting.
     
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    He was the Under 21 manager wasn’t he ?

    Made sense in a way tbh and Southgate at least has the respect and support of the players which hasn’t always happened in the past.

    Also has brought many younger players into the squad (who is missing from the side that won the Under 17s World Cup and playing top level football ?)

    Gallagher and Smith Rowe have broken through this season she just got called up.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_FIFA_U-17_World_Cup_squads#England

    I think there are limitations to his management and tactics particularly in big games though - maybe gets too negative and thinks defensive first .

    Having said that at the World Cup we did better than expected.

    Euros we did have home advantage generally I agree .
     
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  5. duewizard

    duewizard Academy Graduate

    Absolutely. Watched almost every qualification Mexico game and it was painful. Was at the Azteca for the El Salvador game and it was tense all game. Against bloody El Salvador. Argentina should be happy. They will go through with 9 points and an insane goal diff like +10 or something.
    Honestly I think the Poland game will be a draw and who goes on will be decided on who gets less destroyed by Argentina and who puts more past Saudi.
    I have hope though because in World Cups we always play insanely well even after disatrous qualification campaigns (2010, 2014). I have hope we get rid of Tata but being honest that's not happening.
     
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  6. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    I think they were thinking of the Euros in which , admittedly, it is very hard not to qualify if you have anything about you .
     
  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  8. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    The Dancing Australian keeper was the hero then ..

    Don’t think France or Denmark will be fearing the Aussies .
     
  11. Alexalphago

    Alexalphago Academy Graduate

    Australia beat Peru and get through to Qatar
     
  12. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    He was. Rather ineffective and subbed off. Costa Rica lead NZ 1-0.
     
  13. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    NZ probably dominated more but Costa Rica are through .
     
  14. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    England are *****
     
  15. SerbianHornet

    SerbianHornet Academy Graduate

    Southgate is sh*t. You should have fired him a long time ago.
     
  16. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    z
    Be under pressure now .
     
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  17. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    What, just after he had lost only the second major final England have ever reached?

    Even Pozzo didn’t do that.
     
  18. SerbianHornet

    SerbianHornet Academy Graduate

    They did fire Jokanovic after he won us promotion,though.
    And I'm sure they would fire Southgate after today's match.
     
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  19. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    No waited four games. Southgate has had more.
     
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  22. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

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  23. SerbianHornet

    SerbianHornet Academy Graduate

    It's much better than Serbia's kits at least. Having said that, most kits at this World Cup are garbage imo. I like kits of countries that have adidas as manufacturer though.
     
  24. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

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  25. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

  26. DaveWFC

    DaveWFC Academy Graduate

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