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    Apparently attending our game vs Everton on Monday to watch the likes of Shelvey, Pickford and Lascelles i hope Shelvey gets a chance in the squad for the world cup because England's forwards would THRIVE of Shelvey's passes.

    I've seen a lot of talk on twitter and not just by Newcastle fans shouting for Shelvey to be included in the world cup squad.


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    Can't argue with any of that. If Southgate can't see how good Shelvey would be in the England squad then he's blind. His passing would see a refreshing change to the normal boring crap of late.

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    Was just thinking the damage Shelvey could do with the likes of Vardy Rashford and sterling running onto his balls haha

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    Aye, he should go but I can still see Southgate not taking him. Citing his temperament.

    He offers something different to the sideways passing Henderson. Even if you took him as a plan B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davearmy View Post
    Was just thinking the damage Shelvey could do with the likes of Vardy Rashford and sterling running onto his balls haha
    He'd be a must to a good England Manager/Coach.

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    I'm not from England so I don't have a real stake in this... But I'd be very disappointed if Southgate was the manager of the national team I support. He's slightly better than some, but worse than most IMO.

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    Itīs a no brainer. England underperform in every tournament they play in. They need to try something different and Shelvey is that. It could back fire? Yes but itīs worth the risk - you can always sub him.

    Go to the tournament without fear and have a go. It canīt work any worse than it usually does.

    Unfortunately Southgate has wasted time in trying him out to see how it goes before the tournament.

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    When he wants to play 3 in midfield it's a no brainer! Dier protecting the back 4, ox doing a box to box job and then shelvey spraying the ball forward for kane, all, sterling, rashford etc.

    If they are playing with 3 cb's with a number 10 then he may not be as effective...but should be in the squad ahead of one of the sideways passing water carriers!

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