Under 17 World Cup - India - 6th - 28th Oct

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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Germany is completely chanceless against Iran, could already be 4 or 5 to 0. Boller as CB is awful.
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    Iran beat Mexico 3:0 just before the tournament. I think this team could surprise a few.
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    This Brazil team is so, so good. It's extremely refreshing to finally see a Brazilian age-group focus on possession and patience while trying to play against a parked bus. I think these are finally the results of a more innovative way of coaching in Brazil. Some of the openings they created in this first half were glorious.
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    Iran 4-0 up against Germany.
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    Have I suddenly walked into a parallel universe? That's insane.
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    No start for Gomes again! England team unchanged

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    Think that just confirms he doesn't want to change the Euros attack that got him 2nd. Gomes did as well as you could as a sub in the last match, but whatever. Guess it will take another performance to win his spot back.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    If Sancho leaves after the group stages as expected he will be back in.
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    SkeppyRed Lineups Game Winner 2012/13

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    Hudson odoi has his qualities but it's obvious Gomes is more talented.
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    SkeppyRed Lineups Game Winner 2012/13

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    England are great going forward into space.

    Anyone else getting an irritating humming noise with their coverage? Sounds like a giant fan or something.
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    barmyarmy Full Member

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    Brewster missed a sitter.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Absolutely, Gomes and Sancho are the best of the bunch.
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    barmyarmy Full Member

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    Brilliant free kick by Brewster. England lead 1-0 after 40 mins
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    Foden is fantastic.
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    barmyarmy Full Member

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    Looks a bad choice by England manager not having a good first half against Mexico, everytime he received the ball lost it. Gomes should be starting ahead of him
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    Gomes subbed on at HT for Hudson Odoi.
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    barmyarmy Full Member

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    Brilliant finish by foden assist by sancho. Gomes was involved in the goal :)
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    This England squad is class if they progress as expected they will surely win something with this bunch or the u19s in the senior squad in the future.
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    Mexican team getting a bit feisty... and putting some marks on England's players. Oh, and they've just scored to make it 3-1 to England. Foden and Sancho are something else.
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    England lost the plot after being completely comfortable at 3-0. The co-commentator blamed it all on the Gomes substitution!

    Pick of the goals from England. Sancho - Gomes - Sancho-- Foden



    Good free kick from Brewster too although I thought it was savable.

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    co-commentator is an idiot, best football they played was at the beginning of the second half when Angel was heavily involved. Problem is, they stopped playing after the third goal as they thought the game was finished, which is understandable as they are just kids.
    First goal they conceded was because they overplayed at the back + they were screwed by a unlucky deflection. After that the game completely changed, Mexico pushed over and england defended for their lives, when they actually got the ball Angel alongside Foden was the only one making correct decisions in possession.
  25. Oct 12, 2017 at 15:35

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    Indian GK can throw ball better than his goal kick.
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    Ghana are so much more athletic (and skillful fwiw) than us
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    And it gets more obvious with each passing minute. Well deserved goal.
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    Disappointed with that goal. Showing lack of experience and composure.
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    The Indians just cant keep hold of the ball. They were much better the last game.
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    Ghana a much better side than COlombia. Fitter and more physical, much better at pressing.

    India will never be a good youth side, far too physically inferior compared to the African sides. Impressive generation for them though. Any other age group would have lost more games 6+.
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    I always though his older bro would go on to be a top top midfielder. So did Scholes iirc. I would say that I hope it works out for him but he'd be a direct competitor so I don't think I can.
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    Another two bad goals given away. Too many mistakes this game.
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    That's it then. Good try India
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    Not surprised to see Colombia beating USA. They're poor tbh. The surprise was them beating Ghana.
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    Josh looked fantastic too at the age George is now. It just goes to show that exceptional youngsters can be completely ordinary senior players.
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    Professional football is another world, according to a tactical blog here from Portugal he is the one who looks more "Spanish" in the way he plays, clearly Chelsea year after year has been producing talent after talent, they are not more mentioned because they usually don't make the first team, but in the last 5 years they have been impressive imo.
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    Aye, I think Josh just lacked that hunger to be a top level player despite his talent with the ball. I tend to judge George like his brother and think he will go the same way. They are carbon copies of each other in playing style. I hope I’m wrong.

    I think Gomes and Foden also have that technical Iberian kind of style too.
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    Wiki'd Josh McEachran and he's now at Brentford. I remember he looked pretty decent at Boro as a silky passer when he was on one of his 74 loans. Am amazed to see he's never scored a senior goal.

    I don't know whether it's just this forum but there's a tendency to think these smooth little ball players should become number 10s which is kinda annoying. These boys who are blessed with lovely balance and ball retention have the upper side to become class central midfielders - what lets them down and subsequently England is they don't get the opportunity play there at senior level. It's one thing doing it against your age-group pals and another doing it out of your comfort stage on the big stage where results matter. Youth football is a bit of a bubble. Some kids feel they're on top of the world when they're in that bubble but the demands of reality are to follow.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    There is also a lot of the opposite people always want to turn #10s into deep lying playmakers. See any Christian Eriksen thread.
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    Fair point. I think Utd fans seeing Scholes go from second striker to controlling the midfield and Giggs from the wing to midfield creates that mindframe. Luka Modric converted from left wing too. Thing is you need intelligence to excel in central midfield and they did.

    I wouldn't put Carrick in the upper echelons as I don't think he was press-resistant as others and he wasn't actually all too impressive for a couple of years at Utd [2009-2011 period]. But over the course of his career he has been a superb midfielder who keeps it uncomplicated but facilitates others by making the right passes, showing himself to receive the ball and reading the game off the ball. People may scoff at this but I rate Gareth Barry for the same reasons although he's on a lower scale.

    What is technical ability? In my eyes it's how well a player executes the basics of the game. First touch, weight of pass, execution of pass, balance. All this stuff on its own can make a neat reel and bring moments of class but in order to run the game and get the best out of your team mates that's needs intelligence of movement and spacial awareness.