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    Yeah, utterly mind-boggling really. It's kind of Brent v.2.0.

    I mean, he's basically said "It's not for the manager to manage the players".

    What is this I don't even

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    Yeah was completely unexpected. Whatever his faults I always thought that Allardyce would be a fairly strong manager.
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    I mean, how do you even set your side up tactically if you've just admitted that your captain is doing what he wants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    I mean, how do you even set your side up tactically if you've just admitted that your captain is doing what he wants?
    Maybe that is the tactic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    Yeah was completely unexpected. Whatever his faults I always thought that Allardyce would be a fairly strong manager.
    I think he's mellowed quite a lot as he's got older. He's also become excessively self-aware about his old-school reputation, and seems to be actively pushing back on it at every opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I think he's mellowed quite a lot as he's got older. He's also become excessively self-aware about his old-school reputation, and seems to be actively pushing back on it at every opportunity.
    Kinda asks the question how he thought his comment would portray him though; I can't imagine many of these new-fangled, Opta stat using, book reading bosses saying something similar.

    It makes him look not unadjacent to a softcock, IMHO.
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    Rashford got an hat-trick for the u-21s, really deserved to be demoted I have to say....
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    Good result for the Aussies in the UAE

    Latter is not a bad team at all and it was played in 40+ heat

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    Tim Cahill again. God knows what happens to our team when he retires.
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    Cahill is my favourite player. Love him so much for the goals he scores for Australia. Just keep picking him. Hope he never retires. Keep a spot for him forever.

    Our group is the hardest of the 2 in the Asian zone. The team Australia beat last night beat Japan away recently and you'd think the Japanese would be one of the top 2 teams in the group. Add the Saudis and you can see our road to qualifying is fairly tough.

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    Rashford got an hat-trick for the u-21s, really deserved to be demoted I have to say....
    Yep it's very depressing, the one guy who should be starting up front on performances is Rashford. Barely going to get any game time for Manure and not even in the squad for the main England side. People who go parrot the experience mantra should be shot on the spot. Does anyone seriously think Walcott is better than Rashford because of 'experience'?

    Kane has looked like his shoes are wearing concrete overcoat for the past 4-5 months. Then you've got Sturridge who's constantly injured and Sterling who's extremely random.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Yep it's very depressing, the one guy who should be starting up front on performances is Rashford. Barely going to get any game time for Manure and not even in the squad for the main England side. People who go parrot the experience mantra should be shot on the spot. Does anyone seriously think Walcott is better than Rashford because of 'experience'?

    Kane has looked like his shoes are wearing concrete overcoat for the past 4-5 months. Then you've got Sturridge who's constantly injured and Sterling who's extremely random.
    No, but I don't recall anyone actually saying this, so this sounds like a straw man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Rashford got an hat-trick for the u-21s, really deserved to be demoted I have to say....
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