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TylerB last won the day on March 5 2021

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  1. King - Love & Pride As a kid, my old man had a video tape by King that had 4 or 5 music videos by them on it, and I used to watch it just because of the video to the above song. I guess I was fascinated somewhat by 80's mullets and sprayed Doc Martin boots! As I got older though I also realized what a cracking song it was, by a rather under-rated band.
  2. Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
  3. Alphaville - Big In Japan 80's music is timeless.
  4. Can't beat a bit of Enya to calm your <ovf censored> a bit.
  5. Well Southgate loves him and to be fair, Lingard has always done well in an England shirt even if not performing at United. Barkley had a good start at Villa be returning to type so he will probably be out the picture. I see Lingard as an alternative to Mount as they have similar games in some aspects, such as pressing and energy. I actually like Lingard more than most, despite him playing for a club I dislike and his cringe inducing goal celebrations.
  6. Have to say that should he keep his form up, Lingard might have played his way back into the squad from nowhere. Despite their loss I thought he was excellent again for West Ham today against elite opposition.
  7. Nowhere near as good as he believed he was. He looks great against poor opponents but doesn't have the power or defense to take him beyond European level. Needs improve massively if he's to ever get near to a word title.
  8. If Southgate does go for Rice, Henderson and Mount then he needs sectioning! They are all very good players, but you should be trying to get both Foden and Grealish in your team, at the very least one of them. Rice always looks slow and sluggish in an England shirt to me and yet whenever I see him for West Ham he's an 8/10 every time. He's certainly an upgrade on Eric Dier though.
  9. I don't really think Mount has to be seen as an impact player. He'll play the Henderson role, but has more goals and assists in him, being a bit more attack minded. But Southgate will be picking him on his work-rate and pressing merits. I think Thomas Tuchel has quickly become a fan after leaving him out of his very first game in charge of Chelsea. I still like Ross Barkley myself even if he's still inconsistent. But he's generally done well in an England shirt and if he keeps his form up for Villa for the remainder of the season he has to be in contention. There's a ton of options in most positions to be fair. Curtis Jones can't be too far away from his thinking either as he's generally done well in a poor Liverpool effort this season.
  10. Never said we were strong! But I don't think we're hopeless as long as we don't pick Maguire, which Southgate will. Stones plus one from Mings, Gomez or Godfrey is decent enough. Though clearly no Terry and Ferdinand. Also Stones looks a different player this season. If he can continue to cut out those brain farts than he's one of the best defenders of his type around. Mount is a very good player in his own right, I'm not sure why suddenly he gets as much stick as he does. There's no reasonhe and Foden can't or won't player together in the same side.
  11. Southgate will definitely be cautious. Probably stems from the fact that he was obviously a defender, and a decent one it has to be said, himself. Also, although he's massively talented and will come again, Arnold has been brutal this season for Liverpool, and I'm not convinced he's the right man for that right-back spot even before this season. Defensively he's abysmal and I think James or Trippier would offer a better balance for the time being. I had Saka in my side but that would probably be too attacking, and it's not his best position. But he's been that good and consistent for the Gunners this season I just wanted to find a place for him.
  12. We have the team to beat really good sides if the right team is selected. Top sides might fancy their chances of attacking us, goes without saying. But no defense would look forward to facing the likes of Kane, Sterling, Sancho, Grealish and Foden etc. I'd probably make us dark horses. You'll have your usual favourites, France, Belgium and Portugal. Then I'd put us on a same sort of level as the likes of Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. We have as much attacking talent as any other side.
  13. I know we're still a fair few months away, and there's plenty to discuss closer to home currently. Are we capable of winning it with a bit of luck? Will Southgate hold us back? Or are we simply not good enough, or not experienced enough perhaps? What would your ideal 11 look like? Personally I'm as optimistic for England's chances as I've been for a long time. I'm not sure Southgate is capable of leading us to glory, as likeable a chap as he is, as he seems to worry more about us not conceding too many instead of focusing what we do well, which should be attacking. But I really don't think we're as bad at the back as generally made out at the moment. We clearly don't have a John Terry or a Rio Ferdinand, but the re-emergence of John Stones who hasn't put a foot wrong for a while now is great news for our national side, while Ben Godfrey has looked a very good purchase at the back for Everton these last couple of months or so. It's also been said for a while that we are light in the middle of the park in regards to flair and creativity. But Phil Foden is technically good enough to not look out of place for any club or International side in the world, while Jude Bellingham is also a brilliant prospect, though this summer might come a bit too soon for him. But I look at us in each department and don't really see a major weak point other than th goalkeepers. Pickford has generally done fine for England. But he doesn't exactly give you complete confidence. Pope is a good shot stopper but struggles with his kicking, which means Southgate is unlikely to pick him, while Henderson is probably the best of the lot overall but needs to oust De Gea first from the United side. Goalkeepers Pickford, Pope, Henderson, McCarthy, Ramsdale Right-backs Walker, Trippier, Alexander-Arnold, James, Wan-Bissaka, Walker-Peters, Lamptey Centre-backs Maguire, Stones, Mings, Gomes, Keane, Coady, Godfrey, Tarkowski, Dunk, Konsa, White Left-backs Chilwell, Shaw, Saka, Cresswell, Bertrand Defensive midfielders Rice, Henderson, Phillips, Dier Midfielders Mount, Bellingham, Barkley, Ward-Prowse, Winks, Lingard Attacking midfielders/Wingers Sterling, Sancho, Rashford, Foden, Grealish, Maddison, Hudson-Odoi, Barnes Strikers Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Ings, Abraham, Greenwood, Bamford, Watkins I don't think any country as such an abundance of riches at right-back, and not many in the attacking department either. We're absolutely stacked! If I was to pick an 11 right now using in-form players and also trying to keep a realistic balance in the side, it would look something like this: Pickford, Trippier, Stones, Mings, Shaw, Rice, Mount, Foden, Grealish, Sterling, Kane (4-3-3) Obviously there's not a chance Southgate's 11 will look anything like that attacking though! It will be Foden or Grealish. And the likes of Maguire, Henderson and Rashford will start if fit.
  14. Liverpool as a squad are burnt out. Not sure if it's more physically or mentally, but the all action, high pressing game simply hasn't been there this season. I think the players need a proper break, and also a few good reinforcements to keep others on their toes. The front three especially have gone quickly from being the best front three in Europe for two or three years to looking pretty ordinary. I still think Liverpool can make the top 4, but I would say the same for 6 or 7 teams. What I do know is that City will end up winning it almost as comfortably as Liverpool did last season. Chelsea will become a very good side under Tuchel over the next couple of years too. I still think United are a number of players away. You're not winning any major trophy with the likes of Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Fred and Martial playing most weeks.
  15. It's a funny old game. Liverpool put in their best performance for a while for 80 minutes and scored a brilliant goal. But as soon as it went to 1-1 the confidence fell through the floor, and Alisson has suddenly turned into Jonny Brain. Leicester are a good side too and I wouldn't be surprised at all if they finish second this season. I think they have a much better team on paper than United who are second currently.
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