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Groups and fixtures: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/eur ... roup-stage

We've had a few squads named
France

Goalkeepers: Benoit Costil (Rennes), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Roma), Patrice Evra (Juventus), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City), Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace), Lassana Diarra (Marseille), N'Golo Kante (Leicester), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle)

Forwards: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Dimitri Payet (West Ham).

England (Provisional 26-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Defenders: Ryan Betrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Everton), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Danny Drinkwater (Leicester), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Andros Townsend (Newcastle), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

Wales (Provisional 29-man squad - excluding Gareth Bale until after Champions League final)


Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Liverpool), Owain Fon Williams (Inverness)

Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham), Neil Taylor (Swansea), Chris Gunter (Reading), Ashley Williams (Swansea), James Chester (West Brom), Ashley Richards (Fulham), Paul Dummett (Newcastle), Adam Henley (Blackburn), Adam Matthews (Sunderland), James Collins (West Ham)

Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace), David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest), Joe Allen (Liverpool), David Cotterill (Birmingham), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace), George Williams (Fulham), Andy King (Leicester), Emyr Huws (Wigan), Dave Edwards (Wolves)

Forwards: Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading), Sam Vokes (Burnley), Tom Bradshaw (Walsall), Tom Lawrence (Leicester), Simon Church (Nottingham Forest), Wes Burns (Walsall)

Germany (Provisional 27-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Marc-Andre ter-Stegen (Barcelona)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Emre Can (Liverpool), Jonas Hector (Koln), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Antonio Rudiger (Roma), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim)

Midfielders: Sami Khedira (Juventus), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg), Leroy Sane (Schalke), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mario Gomez (Besiktas), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray)

Spain preliminary

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Porto), David De Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla)

Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Marc Bartra (Barcelona), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid)

Midfielders: Bruno (Villarreal), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Thiago (Bayern Munich), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Isco (Real Madrid), David Silva (Man City), Pedro (Chelsea), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid)

Forwards: Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao), Nolito (Celta Vigo), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Lucas Vasquez (Real Madrid)

Belgium (Provisional 24-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Jean-Francois Gillet (Mechelen), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Jason Denayer (Galatasaray), Bjorn Engels (Club Bruges), Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit), Jordan Lukaku (Oostende), Thomas Meunier (Club Bruges), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)

Midfielders: Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Radja Nainggolan (Roma), Axel Witsel (Zenit St Petersburg), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham)

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Marseille), Christian Benteke (Liverpool), Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Divock Origi (Liverpool)

Italy (Training camp squad: (no players from Juventus, Milan, PSG and Manchester United)

Goalkeepers: Federico Marchetti (Lazio), Antonio Mirante (Bologna), Marco Sportiello (Atalanta)

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Sassuolo), Davide Astori (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Armando Izzo (Genoa), Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham), Lorenzo Tonelli (Empoli)

Midfielders: Marco Benassi (Torino), Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Danilo Cataldi (Lazio), Daniele De Rossi (Roma), Lorenzo De Silvestri (Sampdoria), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Emanuele Giaccherini (Bologna), Jorge Luiz Jorginho (Napoli), Marco Parolo (Lazio), Roberto Soriano (Sampdoria), Davide Zappacosta (Torino)

Forwards: Fabio Borini (Sunderland), Eder (Inter Milan), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Leonardo Pavoletti (Genoa), Graziano Pelle (Southampton)

Republic of Ireland (Provisional 35-man squad)


Goalkeepers: Shay Given (Stoke), Darren Randolph (West Ham), David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby), Paul McShane (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Bristol City), Shane Duffy (Blackburn), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Stephen Ward (Burnley)

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (West Brom), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby), David Meyler (Hull), Stephen Quinn (Reading), Darron Gibson (Everton), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), Robbie Brady (Norwich), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Callum O'Dowda (Oxford)

Forwards: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich)

Portugal

Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio (Sporting), Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Eduardo (Dinamo Zagreb)

Defenders: Cedric Soares (Southampton), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce), Ricardo Carvalho (Monaco), Jose Fonte (Southampton), Pepe (Real Madrid), Eliseu (Benfica), Raphael Guerreiro (Lorient)

Midfielders: Danilo Pereira (Porto), William Carvalho (Sporting), Adrien Silva (Sporting), Joao Mario (Sporting), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Andre Gomes (Valencia), Renato Sanches (Benfica)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Nani (Fenerbahce), Eder (Lille - on loan from Swansea City), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas), Rafa Silva (Braga)
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Who is the pool goalie in the Wales squad? Does he get any game time?
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Anyone going? I'm heading over for Ireland v Sweden and Northern Ireland v Ukraine. I also had a ticket for Ireland v Belgium but had to give it to my brother as I have to go to a friends wedding in Greece. Boo to first world problems.
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Republic of Ireland (Provisional 35-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Shay Given (Stoke), Darren Randolph (West Ham), David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby), Paul McShane (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Bristol City), Shane Duffy (Blackburn), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Stephen Ward (Burnley)

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (West Brom), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby), David Meyler (Hull), Stephen Quinn (Reading), Darron Gibson (Everton), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), Robbie Brady (Norwich), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Callum O'Dowda (Oxford)

Forwards: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich)
A who's who of absolutely nothing teams.
I think I may recognise the bolded when the anthems are being sung, which means I will not recognise most of the starters.
Do they give out booby prizes ?
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Can't wait for it to be honest.

Looking forward to the after work drinks, watching Ireland's glorious group exit and watching the ever so smug ITV English football pundits fawn over their overrated champions elect England.

Bring it on. :thumbup:
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Leinster in London wrote:
Republic of Ireland (Provisional 35-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Shay Given (Stoke), Darren Randolph (West Ham), David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby), Paul McShane (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Bristol City), Shane Duffy (Blackburn), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Stephen Ward (Burnley)

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (West Brom), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby), David Meyler (Hull), Stephen Quinn (Reading), Darron Gibson (Everton), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), Robbie Brady (Norwich), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Callum O'Dowda (Oxford)

Forwards: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich)
A who's who of absolutely nothing teams.
I think I may recognise the bolded when the anthems are being sung, which means I will not recognise most of the starters.
Do they give out booby prizes ?
You'll probably recognise Seamus Coleman when you see him.
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HurricaneWasp wrote:
Leinster in London wrote:
Republic of Ireland (Provisional 35-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Shay Given (Stoke), Darren Randolph (West Ham), David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby), Paul McShane (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Bristol City), Shane Duffy (Blackburn), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Stephen Ward (Burnley)

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (West Brom), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby), David Meyler (Hull), Stephen Quinn (Reading), Darron Gibson (Everton), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), Robbie Brady (Norwich), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Callum O'Dowda (Oxford)

Forwards: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich)
A who's who of absolutely nothing teams.
I think I may recognise the bolded when the anthems are being sung, which means I will not recognise most of the starters.
Do they give out booby prizes ?
You'll probably recognise Seamus Coleman when you see him.
I've heard his name in dispatches along with Westwood, Hoolahan, and McClean. Not sure I'd recognise them though.
If I see a real knackerish one with a tattoo of a tricolour/celtic logo, I would guess that is McClean.
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Wales forward line :uhoh:
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Wales likely team:

Wayne Hennessy

Neil Taylor
Ben Davies
Ashley Williams
James Chester
Chris Gunter

Joe Allen
Aaron Ramsey
Hal Robson Kanu

Gareth Bale

Sam Vokes

Strong goal keeper and defence. Excellent in midfield, only to be let down at front - though I hear Vokes is in good form?

Anyway,

Hogia pob lwc . Ei wneud ar y dros Gymru!
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Dai another day wrote:Wales likely team:

Wayne Hennessy

Neil Taylor
Ben Davies
Ashley Williams
James Chester
Chris Gunter

Joe Allen
Aaron Ramsey
Hal Robson Kanu

Gareth Bale

Sam Vokes

Good enough to win it? Strong goal keeper and defence. Excellent in midfield, only to be let down at front - though I hear Vokes is in good form?

Anyway,

Hogia pob lwc . Ei wneud ar y dros Gymru!
Why not!! I think they can beat England, but England will still win their other group games.
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Well Greece did it! :lol:
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Dai another day wrote:Well Greece did it! :lol:
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Dai another day wrote:Well Greece did it! :lol:
Wales are a little too attack minded to play a crippling park the bus game like Greece did that tournament.
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Just checking again over the groups and the Irish (not the pub team) have a tough one. Worth noting however that Wales took out Belgium.
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Dai another day wrote:Just checking again over the groups and the Irish (not the pub team) have a tough one. Worth noting however that Wales took out Belgium.
You'll have Winnie on your case .
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MrJonno wrote:Anyone going? I'm heading over for Ireland v Sweden and Northern Ireland v Ukraine. I also had a ticket for Ireland v Belgium but had to give it to my brother as I have to go to a friends wedding in Greece. Boo to first world problems.
I was going to, and was going to get cheap Cat-A tickets through FIFA but turns out I have other commitments on the days my brother in law can make so no can do now.
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Leinster in London wrote:
Republic of Ireland (Provisional 35-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Shay Given (Stoke), Darren Randolph (West Ham), David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby), Paul McShane (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Bristol City), Shane Duffy (Blackburn), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Stephen Ward (Burnley)

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (West Brom), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby), David Meyler (Hull), Stephen Quinn (Reading), Darron Gibson (Everton), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), Robbie Brady (Norwich), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Callum O'Dowda (Oxford)

Forwards: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich)
A who's who of absolutely nothing teams.
I think I may recognise the bolded when the anthems are being sung, which means I will not recognise most of the starters.
Do they give out booby prizes ?
Some session tho.
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iarmhiman wrote:
Dai another day wrote:Just checking again over the groups and the Irish (not the pub team) have a tough one. Worth noting however that Wales took out Belgium.
You'll have Winnie on your case .
Lol
He forgets the sheepshaggers needed a last minute dodgy penalty at home to snatch a draw against the 'pub team'
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Winnie wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Dai another day wrote:Just checking again over the groups and the Irish (not the pub team) have a tough one. Worth noting however that Wales took out Belgium.
You'll have Winnie on your case .
Lol
He forgets the sheepshaggers needed a last minute dodgy penalty at home to snatch a draw against the 'pub team'
:lol:

And you're forgetting we played our 3rd string! :lol:
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Like us ROI squad heavily reliant on English lads qualifying through parents/grandparents.

Just the 5 NI born players in the ROI squad.

I'm absolutely gutted for Chris Brunt, seemed to have nailed the LB position for club and country and was playing well, will be missed by us for his set piece delivery.
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earl the beaver wrote:Like us ROI squad heavily reliant on English lads qualifying through parents/grandparents.

Just the 5 NI born players in the ROI squad.

I'm absolutely gutted for Chris Brunt, seemed to have nailed the LB position for club and country and was playing well, will be missed by us for his set piece delivery.
what do you think on the striker front? I'd take lafferty, magennis, washington and grigg? boyce missing out
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Lafferty does score an awful lot of goals for the Nordies. He's vital.
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Will Grigg's on fire, your defence is terrified.
Will Grigg's on fire, your defence is terrified...

Na na na na na na na na na na na naaaaa
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Bullettyme wrote:
Leinster in London wrote:
Republic of Ireland (Provisional 35-man squad)

Goalkeepers: Shay Given (Stoke), Darren Randolph (West Ham), David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby), Paul McShane (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Bristol City), Shane Duffy (Blackburn), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Stephen Ward (Burnley)

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (West Brom), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby), David Meyler (Hull), Stephen Quinn (Reading), Darron Gibson (Everton), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), Robbie Brady (Norwich), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Callum O'Dowda (Oxford)

Forwards: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich)
A who's who of absolutely nothing teams.
I think I may recognise the bolded when the anthems are being sung, which means I will not recognise most of the starters.
Do they give out booby prizes ?
Some session tho.
I was in Turkey for the last one.
Even though I had free beer and wine I did not enjoy the competition.
I remember 1988-2002 and the expectancy and optimism I had.
Now I am so pessimistic I may give it a miss if the matches are not on at the right time.
A lucky run to a QF would be nice though.
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iarmhiman wrote:Lafferty does score an awful lot of goals for the Nordies. He's vital.
Aye, it's a struggle without him. Will Grigg will be in there just because of the song.
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Based on quite a large public vote on what they think we should see - has Hodgson ever played 5-3-2?

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Quite fancy England to win this. First good feeling I've had about a tournament since the '02 World Cup.
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iarmhiman wrote:Lafferty does score an awful lot of goals for the Nordies. He's vital.
Not really over his entire career but of late he seems to have pulled the finger out, of his 16 international goals 7 came in the qualifying campaign.

We played a king of weird 4-3-3 mixed with 4-4-1-1 during qualifying.

O'Neill seems determined to force a 2 man strike force in the last two friendlies, Lafferty just isn't as successful with a partner, does better working with midfielders running onto his hold up and having wide men try to draw space in the channels.
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You'll be murdered against the better sides with that midfield, they'll be completely over run without possession.
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TheBouncer wrote:You'll be murdered against the better sides with that midfield, they'll be completely over run without possession.
England?

I doubt a public vote on the BBC website that has Kyle Walker at CB is a real indication of Hodgson's plan tbf.

Delle Ali is class tbf.
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dynamo_kev wrote:Quite fancy England to win this. First good feeling I've had about a tournament since the '02 World Cup.
Can't see it - the younger England players show promise but the older statesmen, who would be required to shine, are good club level players but nothing more.

Average squad age of 24 - fingers crossed for the next Euros maybe?
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I presume Henderson, Lallana and Milner are in strong contention to start and indeed their experience is needed, but they are not match winning players at the top level by any stretch of the imagination.
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earl the beaver wrote:
TheBouncer wrote:You'll be murdered against the better sides with that midfield, they'll be completely over run without possession.
England?

I doubt a public vote on the BBC website that has Kyle Walker at CB is a real indication of Hodgson's plan tbf.

Delle Ali is class tbf.
I know, it looked peculiar alright.

Our squad is bad in most spots and egregiously awful in the others. We'll be overmatched in every game but should be well organised enough to avoid getting waxed.

Should be good craic too.
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I think Lallana is a nice option. He's relentless pressing and can offer something on the ball too.

If you're going the route of Kane and Vardy, and I suspect he won't, Henderson looks a sure starter.
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My side

Hart
Clyne, Stones, Smalling, Rose
Dier,
Alli, Barclay,
Vardy, Kane, Sturridge

Central defence is a worry, but that side can score goals.
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Re: Totally OFFICIAL EURO 2016 thread

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I remember the last Euros quite well. Pretty shit as usual but led into the 2012 Olympics to return some pride.

We got butt-f**ked in the QF by Pirlo who made 83,000 passes in the match (or something like that)
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Wales will be going into the England game with the stronger midfield - that's for sure.
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dynamo_kev wrote:My side

Hart
Clyne, Stones, Smalling, Rose
Dier,
Alli, Barclay,
Vardy, Kane, Sturridge

Central defence is a worry, but that side can score goals.
Looks fine to me - apart from defensively as you say.

It feels like a lot of players in the England squad have broken into the team pretty recently. Not ideal.
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dynamo_kev wrote:My side

Hart
Clyne, Stones, Smalling, Rose
Dier,
Alli, Barclay,
Vardy, Kane, Sturridge

Central defence is a worry, but that side can score goals.
Clearly not watched much of Stones of Barclay over the last couple of months.
Vardy and Sturridge wasted as wingers too.
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Dai another day wrote:Wales will be going into the England game with the stronger midfield - that's for sure.
What role does Bale play for Wales?
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