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England vs Belgium

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:50 pm

Lineup:

3 rightbacks
5 defenders
7 defensive players

What the hell is that.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Murger » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:52 pm

Everything going on in football atm makes it utterly depressing. Southgate is a clueless buffoon.
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by ecc » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:53 pm

Pickford back in. Phew.

Great to see Eric Dier and Maguire in central defence. Reassuring.
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Leisure » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:53 pm

We're playing with 15 players? ;) :D :D :D

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by MACCA » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:54 pm

Wow, going for the bore them to sleep then nick a point tactic?
I cant even guess the formation.

Will still watch it, as last game was quite enjoyable, hoping this doesn't put me off for another 2 years..

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by SalisburyClaret » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:55 pm

The normal Southgate shambles - totally clueless and out of his depth

Belgium giving us a chance though - they’ve got Mignolet in goal
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Bigvince » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:57 pm

Who’s gonna create out of that lot? Henderson rice. Dier probably playing in a back 3, mason mount needs to have a good game.
Very negative lineup, Southgate just trying not to get beaten heavily. I predict a bore feast

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by MACCA » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:04 pm

The line up and formation mirrors him, clueless, negative and boring.

Imagine the CBs who have been left out/dropped for Walker and Dier... wow

The guy doesnt even pick round pegs for round holes, just picks on name, and tries to fit them all in the line up.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Devils_Advocate » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:05 pm

Very much a Dyche like team selection. Disappointing for me but should please the Dyche fan club on here who much prefer watching our defensive prowess than Man City's slick attacking game

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:05 pm

I've never said this in my quite long life before, but I would be quite happy to see England get beat today. Southgate really annoys me.
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by bobinho » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:05 pm

He’s already setting himself up to get his naughty boys back on the pitch. Pope doesn’t start, we knew that was gonna happen. His inclusion against Wales was merely a pacifier. He can now look people in the eye and say he’s had a good look at fringe players in competitive games.

His statement about form not reputation being rewarded is fast looking like bullshit.

Dunno what to expect from England tonite... on paper it looks like he’s given up before a ball is kicked. Very negative.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:07 pm

Can anybody pick the formation?

I only see CL and Rashford as the forward players.

5-2-1-2 ?

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by expoultryboy » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:08 pm

Get rid of him and bring Bielsa in . With all the young talent we've got now , it certainly would be entertaining .

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Pearcey » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:10 pm

Mount for Grealish. Bizarre.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Claretitus » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:11 pm

Same old, same old. Southgate- yawn. You could have guessed what the clown would do following a much better performance, albeit against a poor Wales side. Slab head, Dier, and Rice must have some pictures somewhere, of Gareth in a compromising situation with a Labrador, ala Keith Lard. It beggars belief.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by bobinho » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:14 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Very much a Dyche like team selection. Disappointing for me but should please the Dyche fan club on here who much prefer watching our defensive prowess than Man City's slick attacking game
Go watch city then...

Burnley fans prefer to see their team use whatever they can to make a game of it. Hard work, organisation, damage limitation tactics and a siege mentality that has become great to watch and be a part of. We don’t play Man City’s slick attacking game for two reasons. We don’t have their players, and if we tried we’d get absolutely slaughtered.

As I say, that’s what Burnley fans want to see. At least the Burnley fans that I know and spend game time with. Burnley fans who understand why we play the way we do and appreciate it.

Go watch city.
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by KateR » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:15 pm

when I looked at the line up at first I thought it was a joke and could not seriously be an actual England line up in any way shape or form, I don't see the rationale for picking that side at all, all will be revealed shortly though, confidence level of a decent result is low here but.............

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Devils_Advocate » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:17 pm

bobinho wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:14 pm
Go watch city then...

Burnley fans prefer to see their team use whatever they can to make a game of it. Hard work, organisation, damage limitation tactics and a siege mentality that has become great to watch and be a part of. We don’t play Man City’s slick attacking game for two reasons. We don’t have their players, and if we tried we’d get absolutely slaughtered.

As I say, that’s what Burnley fans want to see. At least the Burnley fans that I know and spend game time with. Burnley fans who understand why we play the way we do and appreciate it.

Go watch city.
Just cos Southgate picking a football team triggers you don't take your tantrum out on me. He's picked a Dyche like team so you should be happy you big girls blouse

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Bigvince » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:18 pm

Formation tonight

................. Pitchfork
Alexander Maguire. Dier
Walker
Trippier
Rice Henderson Mount rashford

...............Calvert-Lewin

Looks a bit lob sided to me, but at least we’re playing 2 up front, with both Calvert and Lewin starting
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by superdimitri » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:22 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Can anybody pick the formation?

I only see CL and Rashford as the forward players.

5-2-1-2 ?
343 I'd say.
Or in defence 541

I don't think it's that bad of a lineup. It's odd playing Trippier on the left but if he can cut in and cross ala Gudmundsson might make for some chances with a target man up top.

Problem is I think we'll get pinned back and other players in the team aren't very reliable even in their natural positions. Trippier was never great in defence either against top opposition... And that's when he plays right back.

As with many games the full backs will be the defining factor. If we attack we should do okay. If we are pinned back by their quality we'll suck. Looking forward to seeing us play good opposition though.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by box_of_frogs » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:29 pm

Because I don’t give a flying monkeys about the Nations League, I hope we get humped with Pickford having a mare.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:30 pm

box_of_frogs wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:29 pm
Because I don’t give a flying monkeys about the Nations League, I hope we get humped with Pickford having a mare.
Come on, at least want a 7-6 win, with Pickford fecking up all 6.
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Raggus » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:45 pm

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Sozturf7 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:55 pm

What do I know, very little, but this team looks cxxx

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by boatshed bill » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:56 pm

Raggus wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:45 pm
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:D :D

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by levraiclaret » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:59 pm

Come on Belgium

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:01 pm

What a bag of turd that line up is.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by boatshed bill » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:05 pm

It's a known footballing fact that Belgium only use their left side. GS is a visionary
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Burnley1989 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:08 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Just cos Southgate picking a football team triggers you don't take your tantrum out on me. He's picked a Dyche like team so you should be happy you big girls blouse
I wasn’t expecting a bite on that 😂
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:11 pm

Looked onside to me.
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Buxtonclaret » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:12 pm

Phew.
German efficiency.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:12 pm

After 10 mins it looked to me like Belgium thought, "Right - these are ****, they aren't going to create much, let's start playing".

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by bobinho » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:13 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Just cos Southgate picking a football team triggers you don't take your tantrum out on me. He's picked a Dyche like team so you should be happy you big girls blouse
Sexist.... :lol:
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by icu81b4 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:14 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Looked onside to me.
Yes, close but I agree,

Turns out it may have been for a later blocking of pitchfork... But even that looks dodgy, a let off

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm

Dier looks solid.
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm

Eric Dier is not a defender. Feck me.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by icu81b4 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm

Great work from Dire
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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm

Pope would have saved that.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Gunfury » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:18 pm

Oddbod Jr gives away a stupid penalty

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Right_winger » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:19 pm

Hope Pickford has a mare... in fact hope England get pumped. Southgate is shite

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:21 pm

Let's be fair - we're playing as well as that starting lineup suggests we would.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Taffy on the wing » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:25 pm

Horrible so far........slow and predictable.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Spijed » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:29 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:21 pm
Let's be fair - we're playing as well as that starting lineup suggests we would.
Trouble is, that defence is as good as we've really got. Keane, Gomez & Chilwell are the only others available.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by Claretitus » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:30 pm

Taffy on the wing wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:25 pm
Horrible so far........slow and predictable.
Unfortunately only 1 guy in the country thought it wouldn’t be!! SOUTHGATE :lol: :lol:

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by KRBFC » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:31 pm

England have always been dull as ****, my first England game in years and nothing has changed.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by jojomk1 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:31 pm

Taffy on the wing wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:25 pm
Horrible so far........slow and predictable.
No surprise given the starting 11

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:32 pm

There's been a problem in England's defence ever since I remember. At least going back to 1990.

They turn like tanks, are too slow and don't see where to get the ball into midfield quicker.

Even Terry-Ferdinand were decent at defending but looked clueless when they had the ball and we were about to attack. Also turned like tanks with their poor first touch and control.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:33 pm

I’m not even shocked at how awful Walker(can’t make the City team), Dier(never a CH) & Maguire(how out of form do you need to be before GS drops you?)
Keane, Tarks and Coady would be a much better back 3.
Belgium taking the p1ss as we pass it around at back. Not even thinking to close us down and our 3 useless muppets haven’t a clue how to get the ball to our MF.

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by jojomk1 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:33 pm

Spijed wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Trouble is, that defence is as good as we've really got. Keane, Gomez & Chilwell are the only others available.
Would rather see Coady than Walker

Hate to say but Mings is as good if not better than Maguire on current form as well

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Re: England vs Belgium

Post by kritichris » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:37 pm

Listening to this on the BBC website and the knobend commentator tells me who won the F1 grand prix which I was going to watch later.

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