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    England's World Cup chances

    I mentioned it on another thread that I drew England in a sweep stake over here, I just wanted your opinion on England's chances in Russia? As a neutral I think Southgate has you guys very organised and you are bringing a relatively young team so I would give you guys a squeak of a chance.

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    Gonna win it !

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    I watched the friendly against Costa Rica the other night and to be honest I didn’t have a clue who half the team were. That’s the first England match I’ve watched since the Euro’s and I have next to no interest in the PL so basically haven’t got a scooby?

    Hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfcog View Post
    I watched the friendly against Costa Rica the other night and to be honest I didnít have a clue who half the team were. Thatís the first England match Iíve watched since the Euroís and I have next to no interest in the PL so basically havenít got a scooby?

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    I watched it also dude and thought England were impressive, Rashford looks some player and along with Ali you have players that can create something from nothing, dropping Joe Hart could be the best thing to happen to England in years, Pope is one hell of a keeper and you also have great back up on the bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irish_pie View Post
    I watched it also dude and thought England were impressive, Rashford looks some player and along with Ali you have players that can create something from nothing, dropping Joe Hart could be the best thing to happen to England in years, Pope is one hell of a keeper and you also have great back up on the bench.
    Must admit we looked better going forward first half with the young ones on, then he brought on a couple of more established players and we seemed to lose a bit of cohesion. Agree on Rashford, would defo put him in that No.10 role and certainly ahead of Sterling.

    Watched the U21’s yesterday and they seem to play the same system which was encouraging.

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    It's good to see young players. I hope they can rise above the pressure and play with freedom.
    But chances!? C'mon, we know that Germany, Argentina, Spain would eat them alive in a knock-out game. I've also got a nasty feeling that Hazard, De Bruyne, Lukaku etc are finally going to play to their potential and it'll be against England when they start.
    Hopefully, Tunisia and Panama are not the mighty Iceland and we get through the group. Beyond that...?

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    Looking at the draw if we get though the group stage we will play either Columbia or Poland in the 2nd round which should be winnable. The problem is in the quarter final where we will play either Germany or Brazil.

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    Southgate is doing a good job, considering the players at his disposal, but I donít have any high hopes of success.

    Not getting out of the group stage will probably be considered a failure but as soon as England come up against the likes of Colombia or Poland itís going to get tough. I think getting to the quarter finals would be an achievement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaughingMagpie View Post
    Looking at the draw if we get though the group stage we will play either Columbia or Poland in the 2nd round which should be winnable. The problem is in the quarter final where we will play either Germany or Brazil.
    Gonna have to meet them somewhere along the line . England to win the World Cup for me . You heard it hear first . Come on England!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by navypie View Post
    Gonna have to meet them somewhere along the line . England to win the World Cup for me . You heard it hear first . Come on England!!
    I like the cut of your jib

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frigiliana Pie 1 View Post
    Southgate is doing a good job, considering the players at his disposal, but I don’t have any high hopes of success.

    Not getting out of the group stage will probably be considered a failure but as soon as England come up against the likes of Colombia or Poland it’s going to get tough. I think getting to the quarter finals would be an achievement.
    Following Peru, my wife's team, I saw a lot of Columbia in the qualifiers. They're very strong and I think they'd have England's number. Poland would be easier for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaughingMagpie View Post
    I like the cut of your jib
    jib ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaughingMagpie View Post
    I like the cut of your jib
    Got it.

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    England’s World Cup chances: like a snowflake in hell. Prove me wrong boys.

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    England to win it until proven otherwise, otherwise what's the point?

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    Win it or lose on penalties in the quarters against Germany.

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    I got annoyed when Kane said England can win it. People say 'Well what else is he supposed to say'

    All I want to hear is something like..

    "....the media ask the same questions about 'can we win it'' every tournament. Right now, we have a reputation and a respect to rebuild with the England fans after the last 2 disastrous tournaments. We need to play football the fans can get behind, we need to prove the doubters wrong, not letting down the fans and reinstalling their belief and passion in us - thats our objective - nothing else".

    I think we should expect quarter finals and anything after that is a bonus. I'd like us to play attacking football and create chances. I about washed my hands of England after the Iceland debacle. They didn't deserve support after that gutless showing. I was against Southgate, however, he appears to be his own man and slowly we have some green shoots appearing in our progress and he seems to be the right man to nurture them.

    So, I'd take quarter finals as about where we should be and anything past that a bonus.

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    That might pacify you, however, there will be some that would say Ďwhy the **** does our captain not think we will win ití. Talk about lose lose.
    Best thing about this group is they are fearless, no real super stars, no one has made stupid predictions, they had 3 weeks together and no one even noticed.
    I live in hope.

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