Norwood's on Fire
Saw a suggestion on twitter that if Liverpool and United want to drop the prem to 18 clubs, why not **** off themselves and problem is solved
I was a bit confused by the criticism because it looks to me like Southgate has been picking players based largely on managing their ridiculous workloads, with maybe a bit of experimentation too. So his best players not being in the team doesn’t mean much.
But also, being an international manager is primarily about picking the best players, which most don’t manage. I remember realising Southgate was decent at it when he unhesitatingly binned Hart for Pickford, which Hodgson never managed. Pickford still being in the team despite being so obviously worse than several other keepers is a sign that Southgate isn’t so good at the job any more. Maybe he’s reached that late stage Del Bosque place where he’s become too close to players who performed for him in the past to make the right decisions.