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ashleigh
12 Nov 21 18:50
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england even with injuries have a strong enough team out, backed 3-0 and 4-0.
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Report twizzle22 November 12, 2021 7:07 PM GMT
0-0 @ 5/2 @ half time. Albania will be hard to break down.
Report Cauthenmeister November 12, 2021 7:10 PM GMT
Three CBs against Albania at home says everything about Southgate's lack of ambition however much he had done for this set of players.
Report Cauthenmeister November 12, 2021 7:13 PM GMT
Three CBs against Albania at home says everything about Southgate's ambition however well he has done in the job.
Report Giuseppe November 12, 2021 7:14 PM GMT
I don't watch the PL but isn;t the consensus that Marry maguire is playing terribly?

and why is Grealish back on the bench?
Report brentford November 12, 2021 7:28 PM GMT
don't really agree that 3 cb's dictates negativity, all depends on how high up the pitch the wing backs play..it's arguably more attacking than playing a four with two holding mf's..

Grealish despite being arguably the best player last time out (when subbed) can't break the XI ...slightly more concerning.
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 7:31 PM GMT
Maguire, Sterling, Kane and Chilwell. Some strange inclusions given recent form. Albania are probably weak enough that he will get away with it, but against better teams you cn't play 3 or 4 players out of form. Most goals 2nd half is my bet.
Report Giuseppe November 12, 2021 7:33 PM GMT
does it show Gareth has a probem with Grealish

only picked (started) him once for a comeptitive game before the £100m move to City

then started picking him maybe to avoid questions?

now dropped again
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 7:35 PM GMT
Why is 3 Centre backs negative?

It's the wing backs that determine attacking tempo
in a back 5.

These 2 wing backs have been brilliant this season.


Would 2 centre backs and 2 full backs be more or less attacking?
Report brentford November 12, 2021 7:36 PM GMT
well he clearly doesn't think he fits well that's for sure..not sure we are in a position to marginalise our more gifted players but it won't be the first time in English footballing history..
Report Cauthenmeister November 12, 2021 7:36 PM GMT
I don't totally disagree Brentford but do Walker, Maguire or Stones offer more individually than Grealish, Bellingham or Saka against Albania tonight? I would suggest not..
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 7:38 PM GMT
Might want Grealish for Monday, lol

Or in reserve, just in case

No probs dropping wideish player to allow
wingbacks more freedom.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 7:40 PM GMT
I'd be playing foden behind kane and sterling too

Not out wide....
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 7:41 PM GMT
2—0 for me...
Report xmoneyx November 12, 2021 7:45 PM GMT
no scotland/moldova thread

STV have england game CryWhoopsWink
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 7:47 PM GMT
Shocking stuff xmoney, forum not what it was.
Report Giuseppe November 12, 2021 7:49 PM GMT
clear boos for knee

knee taken deliberately after the whistle too?
Report 11kv November 12, 2021 7:49 PM GMT
Bound to lose after the big hike in muneey
Report sofaking November 12, 2021 7:52 PM GMT

Nov 12, 2021 -- 7:49PM, Giuseppe wrote:


clear boos for kneeknee taken deliberately after the whistle too?


Yep, a chorus of boos. Crazy

Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 7:54 PM GMT
Looked a pen that
Report Giuseppe November 12, 2021 7:57 PM GMT
there were boos for about 2-3 seconds then cheers for the knee, not sure what that was about

lol at Matterface saying thousands of Albanians had "travelled" to the game
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 7:57 PM GMT
heavy challenge, but he slipped as he went in
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 7:58 PM GMT
1-0 too easy
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 7:59 PM GMT
Simple England goal.

Dreadful foul on kane too.

Nicely punished
Report sofaking November 12, 2021 7:59 PM GMT
1-0 Tobey Maguire.
Report grayhawk November 12, 2021 8:01 PM GMT
Lovely block by Phillips on the big fella for the goal Grin
Report sofaking November 12, 2021 8:02 PM GMT

Nov 12, 2021 -- 7:57PM, Giuseppe wrote:


there were boos for about 2-3 seconds then cheers for the knee, not sure what that was aboutlol at Matterface saying thousands of Albanians had "travelled" to the game


Racist.

Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:03 PM GMT
Ffs, walker

Pickford spares the blushes
Report xmoneyx November 12, 2021 8:03 PM GMT
what a MISS Whoops
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:03 PM GMT
great chance Albania, no composure.
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:05 PM GMT
was a good save, though
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:07 PM GMT
Lovely goal

Great determination James and henderson
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! November 12, 2021 8:07 PM GMT
King KANE
Laugh
Report sofaking November 12, 2021 8:07 PM GMT
2
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:07 PM GMT
free header, shocking defending.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:09 PM GMT
Albania not good enough to press like this
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:12 PM GMT
It's a confidence booster for players that are in poor form, I suppose. These qualifiers are far too easy.
Report sofaking November 12, 2021 8:14 PM GMT
Where's Scandanavian_haven?  Hasn't been here in ages. Confused
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:17 PM GMT
Super goal henderson
Report xmoneyx November 12, 2021 8:17 PM GMT
TURKEY SHOOT
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:18 PM GMT
my 2nd half goals bet not looking good. Laugh These defenders are so bad they let Henderson score.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:18 PM GMT
Var, lol

Thought it must have been turned off tonite
Report SontaranStratagem November 12, 2021 8:19 PM GMT
England will probably pack up now

Big game against SAN Marino coming up
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:21 PM GMT
bit of a shank from kane, tbh.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:22 PM GMT
Looked more offside there
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! November 12, 2021 8:22 PM GMT
Jing KANE

Devil
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:23 PM GMT
We want 10
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! November 12, 2021 8:23 PM GMT
King KANE
Devil
Report SontaranStratagem November 12, 2021 8:24 PM GMT
Albania must be bad
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:28 PM GMT
James is some player in this form.
Report SontaranStratagem November 12, 2021 8:33 PM GMT
Poland conceded to Andorra Laugh
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! November 12, 2021 8:35 PM GMT
Kane hattrick

DevilGrinLaugh
Report xmoneyx November 12, 2021 8:35 PM GMT
kane Wink
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:35 PM GMT
Kane is back in form too...
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:36 PM GMT
took 1.6 for over 5.5 goals,
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:37 PM GMT
Hoping the second half more goals bet lands

DevilGrinDevil
Report sofaking November 12, 2021 8:37 PM GMT
Harry, he's back. Happy
Report england_v_south_afri November 12, 2021 8:37 PM GMT
5-0 and its  only half time LaughLaughLaugh
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:37 PM GMT
don't think so, somehow. Grin
Report sofaking November 12, 2021 8:38 PM GMT

Nov 12, 2021 -- 8:37PM, england_v_south_afri wrote:


5-0 and its

Report brentford November 12, 2021 8:40 PM GMT
Henderson been good even aside from his goal but whole tempo from the start was excellent and set tone for the performance.. very pleasing
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:40 PM GMT
If Albania don't drop off then the goals will
hopefully continue.

Somebody likely will explain to manager at half time
Report Crisp77 November 12, 2021 8:41 PM GMT
Man City must be gutted buying Grealish instead of Kane after seeing what that front 3 just did
Report Crisp77 November 12, 2021 8:42 PM GMT
Grealish would have spent the half spinning in a circle and falling over
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:43 PM GMT
Thought you said they are no mugs, Roy Keane! These pundits are so lazy.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:43 PM GMT
Henderson is a good player, and seems suited to
having Phillips alongside and trusting him
Report cricketnut2 November 12, 2021 8:43 PM GMT
England have been magnificent in this 1st half and that started from the 1st minute through to the last, apart from 1 stupid back pass. Not expecting england to do much from here on in, in this game. The game is over, bring some subs on and give others ago, which I'm sure he will for the next 135 minutes of this qualifying group.
Report wolf3011 November 12, 2021 8:44 PM GMT
what a waste of time these uncompetitive games are- boring as fck every year and next up San marino for the traditional drubbing. It's time they restructured the qualification process for the world cup ideally by abandoning it and just have a seeded first round knockout in the tournament proper instead of club football suspended for this tedious crap.
Report deliris November 12, 2021 8:45 PM GMT
calm down people its Albania Laugh
Report sofaking November 12, 2021 8:45 PM GMT
Nobody's forcing you to watch, wolf?  or are they?
Report cricketnut2 November 12, 2021 8:46 PM GMT
This wasn't an uncompetitive game when it started. Albania were 3rd in the group and had a chance of qualifying until 7 minutes in.
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:47 PM GMT
can't disagree with that, wolfie. And that soft-headed twit Arsene Wenger thinks we need more World Cups. Shocked
Report ILoveThirskSprints November 12, 2021 8:47 PM GMT
Why are we wearing blue?
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:47 PM GMT
Blue kits need promotion for Christmas, innit
Report wolf3011 November 12, 2021 8:48 PM GMT

Nov 12, 2021 -- 8:45PM, sofaking wrote:


Nobody's forcing you to watch, wolf?

Report wolf3011 November 12, 2021 8:48 PM GMT
Wish betfair would sort this forum out. lol @ competitive until 7 minutes in btw
Report brentford November 12, 2021 8:50 PM GMT
they don't sell themselves, especially at £60 odd quid ... made from the same stuff as a two bob polyester t shirt from Asda..
Report wolf3011 November 12, 2021 8:50 PM GMT
Albania with a population of 2 million who lost at home to Lithuania- nothing competitive about this match
Report SontaranStratagem November 12, 2021 8:52 PM GMT
It is pointless

I’m all for 128 team world cups every 4 years

Just invite the world and have a big 6 week long football festival
Report SontaranStratagem November 12, 2021 8:57 PM GMT
Cut out all the pointless qualifying, the small countries would have some to look forward to and would benefit them financially as well

And it would play in to their “one race and one world” narrative

Or is that to much ?
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 8:57 PM GMT
If an England team with at least 4 starting players in poor recent form can score 5 in one half, then it's a big indictment on the standard of opposition.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 12, 2021 8:59 PM GMT
England played well des.
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 9:00 PM GMT
yes, but too easy
Report SontaranStratagem November 12, 2021 9:03 PM GMT
Oh and it would cut down on travelling as well

Less plane travelling, less car/bus usage/ less usage of trains etc

Or is that to much ??

If they’re gonna carry on with their idiocy we might as well help them along with it eh
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 9:09 PM GMT
In another 100 years when the global temperature is 20 degrees higher than it is now, international football will be banned! And the poor will have given up their cars for nothing, just to let the rich carry on as normal. Mischief
Report sofaking November 12, 2021 9:09 PM GMT
Yeah, let the little teams have their own tournament. Kind of like a Europa League for international tournaments.
Report Scamp the man November 12, 2021 9:10 PM GMT
Hoping for a penalty now that Jack is on
Report pizzaro November 12, 2021 9:19 PM GMT
no more goals in this
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 9:29 PM GMT
game was over before half time, 2nd half has been a non-event.
Report Des Pond November 12, 2021 9:31 PM GMT
most boring 2nd half of football in years.
Report wolf3011 November 12, 2021 9:38 PM GMT
At least horse face Kane has managed to score against a bunch of league 2 standard players- no doubt he will be back to firing blanks against proper defenders next week.
Report cricketnut2 November 12, 2021 9:42 PM GMT

Nov 12, 2021 -- 8:48PM, wolf3011 wrote:


Nov 12, 2021 --  8:45PM, sofaking wrote:Nobody's forcing you to watch, wolf?


that what i put until 7 monutes in

Report cricketnut2 November 12, 2021 9:43 PM GMT
It was always going to be a boring 2nd half.
Report SontaranStratagem November 12, 2021 9:50 PM GMT
England would have been thinking about dan Marino at half time
Report ffaith November 14, 2021 11:46 AM GMT
Dean Smith has a lot to answer for.  He decided that Grealish was an inverted wide man.  He's skillful but not particularly fast and he doesn't score that many goals.  Subsequent managers have followed suit. It just feels like our most creative central mf is being wasted out there
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