View Poll Results: Which teams will qualify from this pool?

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  • England

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  • Russia

    5 50.00%
  • Wales

    9 90.00%
  • Slovakia

    5 50.00%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Wayne Rooney has 75% of the goals in the squad, I wonder if that's some sort of record
    Zlatan might have even more of the Sweden squad's.

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    I think picking Wilshere is an extremely poor decision.

    To pick him ahead of a bloke who's just had a better season than he has ever had would be strange even if he had played an entire season, having played three games all season I don't see how it is anything but mental.

    I have heard it said before that Wilshere has played well for England, and this has occasionally been true, but AFAIC years of mediocrity (and occasionally worse) at club level is a better predictor of future performance than a handful of internationals.

    I would take Sturridge if he could guarantee being fit but somehow I don't think he can. I also don't see a need for five strikers. In an ideal world you wouldn't take Rooney but then we all know that was never going to happen.
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    I think Sturridge should definitely go, really surprised Halsey and Pothas are unsure because I almost always agree with them.

    He's just a really good player. Scores loads and loads of great goals. Surely has to be the best game-changing sub in the squad by miles, and first reserve if Kane or Vardy get injured.

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    Yeah I'm not arguing on ability. On ability he walks into the squad seeing as he is the third best striker at worst. It's just how you weigh up his fitness. As I said you would ideally not take Rooney. I would pick him anyway ahead of either Rashford or Rooney even with his injury record but people seem happy with Rashford and Rooney was never not being picked, so.

    What I mainly disagree with is the need for five strikers.


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    Yeah, I just don't like him.

    Really it is just the fitness thing though, if it was one injury he was coming back from then fine, but I just don't trust him not to get one of those two week niggles.

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    Also not having someone like Townsend really limits the option of going 4-3-3 if they need to without someone playing out of position, the diamond looks pretty much the only viable option.
    Last edited by Pothas; 31-05-2016 at 03:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Also not having someone like Townsend really limits the option of going 4-3-4 if they need to without someone playing out of position, the diamond looks pretty much the only viable option.
    The rules of football limit our 4-3-4 options tbf

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    The rules of football limit our 4-3-4 options tbf
    Playing 4-3-4 without Rob Green would probably have worked better against the Yanks in 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    The rules of football limit our 4-3-4 options tbf
    Nah. Best formation.

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    The best formation was discovered that time when playing Premier Manager 2003 (I think), and Jay Jay Okocha appeared playing in goal (after being sent off)

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    That game was so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Yeah, I just don't like him.

    Really it is just the fitness thing though, if it was one injury he was coming back from then fine, but I just don't trust him not to get one of those two week niggles.
    Don't they let you call in replacements anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Don't they let you call in replacements anyway?
    Only up until your first game isn't it?

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    Not after the thing has started though.

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    Yeah, I think there is a cut off point. Would make more sense if it is after the competition has started rather than after the first match of individual sides.

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