Internationals September (Nations League + Friendlies) | England RELEGATED

Vault Dweller

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Coleman! Who has been an excellent player for us but just isn't at the level required anymore. One of those who is great for the dressing room but should be restricted to cup outings and a backup rotation rather than a starter.
Good point, and long term and great pro for Patterson to learn from.
 

mitchmouse

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bored already and the first game doesn't start for another 24 hours! bloody waste of time competition with one tabloid even trying to stir up interest by talking about players giving the fascist salute the last time they played in Milan (almost 90 years ago...)
 

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Just saw that Jesus wasn't picked for Brazil while someone like Cunha who has barely played this season is in the squad.
 

RedDevilRoshi

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Ukraine missing Zinchenko just a bit.

Don't Scotland get a play offf place guaranteed if they win the group? Been brilliant second half.
Yes we are in the playoffs if we win our Nations League group but that’s just not all as the big one is we go in as a pot 2 team for the Euro qualification draw in October meaning we avoid a potential group of death. Looking at the other Nations League groups as they presently stand, France, England & Switzerland could end up being in pot two as well.
 

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Scotland were unreal against Ukraine last night in the first half until I went to bed. They played them off the park, and 3-0 doesn't flatter them.

Not sure how Lyndon Dykes scores two goals in any football match though.
 

lefty_jakobz

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Scotland were unreal against Ukraine last night in the first half until I went to bed. They played them off the park, and 3-0 doesn't flatter them.

Not sure how Lyndon Dykes scores two goals in any football match though.
We play well against the teams that we are expected to struggle against mostly, against the minnows we struggle.
 

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We (Scotland) should play a back 4 all the time. Back 5 nonsense at teams should be a last resort rather than a go to tactic unless you’re Conte.
 

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Just saw that Jesus wasn't picked for Brazil while someone like Cunha who has barely played this season is in the squad.
He let Jesus and Gabriel out because they're pretty much guaranteed to be in the final WC squad. He wanted to try out other candidates. Bit more worrying for Martinelli though but he still has a chance to be there.
 

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How can Trossard not get a start? Top form for Brighton last few months while Hazard still hardly plays much at Real Madrid.

Belgium just not refreshing their team enough to be serious contender at world cup imo, have England 2010 vibes about them. Jeremy Doku was another who looked lively in last euros but isn't involved so guessing injury.

Wales really struggling in central midfield without guys like Ramsey and Joe Allen around.
 

JPRouve

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United are seemingly lucky, the mandatory injured french defender is Koundé.
 

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10+ major injuries in the French squad already and Koundé comes out after 20 minutes
 

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Is it just me or is Mbappe better with Giroud than with Benzema?
 

JPRouve

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That makeshift french team has been surprisingly good, the finishing is lacking but the rest has been good.
 

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Everyone is generally better with Giroud than Benzema when it comes to France.
Yeah, as great as Benzema is individually I'm not sure he has been a net positive for France.

Something has not been right since his return. With Giroud the team is clearly a better unit.
 

JPRouve

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Yeah, as great as Benzema is individually I'm not sure he has been a net positive for France.

Something has not been right since his return. With Giroud the team is clearly a better unit.
He has never really been a positive for France, individually he is brilliant and can win games for France but collectively, it's not ideal.
 

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Mbappe has been great. Surely one of these chances have to go in.
 

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Fantastic soloraid goal from Mbappe! Keeper should have done better though.
 
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