How will England cope without Michael Owen?

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Post by hacker » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:14 am

<span style='color:orange'>What you all think then?... :D </span>
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Post by shakil » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:11 pm

Michael who? :blink:

Nah, I think they will suffer as Rooney aint 100% fit either! So we got Crouch and Walcott left as seconed strikers! I'd rather just play with 10 men instead of them.

Or we can have a 4-5-1 formation with one of the midfielders (Gerrard or Lampard) attacking deep, or 4-4-2 with Gerrard playing in strike and Crouch being the spare strike if we need him, as Walcott was just a waste of space in the squad!

One question, cant we call one of the stand-by players as thats what they meant to be for?
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Post by LaRa » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:32 pm

<span style='color:purple'>Michael who. Lol.

They probly will suffer but its not like Michael was gonna lead em to victory anyway. 8) </span>

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Post by krazzie_ammo » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:10 pm

they could play 4-1-4-1 with Rooney as a lone striker with gerrad and lampard coming forward. that's what i think he will do!
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Post by shakil » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:25 pm

krazzie_ammo wrote: they could play 4-1-4-1 with Rooney as a lone striker with gerrad and lampard coming forward. that's what i think he will do!
lol hows that gonna work? In your case it should be 4-3-2-1 if you want Gerrard and Lampard attacking but then what about Cole? Beckham? The cant play in that position!
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Post by kikass » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:50 pm

The best thing todo is 4-4-2

Robinson

defenders: carriger (if nevil is injurd) ferdinand Terry A.Cole

Midfield: Lennon Lampard Gerard Beckham

strike: Rooney J.cole


Its gonna be pointless playing rooney alone he isnt fit enuff there is no way he can last on his own. Joe cole is grate on the right side strike he has the pace skill and ability to take people on n score coz if u noticed he always cuts to the right wen he plays left mid. Lennon will be good in left mid he is very fast and can play decent balls inn
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Post by shakil » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:57 pm

kikass wrote:
Robinson

defenders: carriger (if nevil is injurd)  ferdinand   Terry   A.Cole

Midfield:  Lennon   Lampard  Gerard  Beckham

strike:  Rooney  J.cole
I think you got the midfielders the wrong way round!
Another good idea would be (Not my choice)

<span style='color:black'>____________</span>Robinson

Neville<span style='color:black'>__</span>Ferdinand<span style='color:black'>__</span>Terry<span style='color:black'>__</span>A.Cole

<span style='color:black'>____________</span> Carrick

Beckham<span style='color:black'>________________ </span>J.Cole

<span style='color:black'>___________</span>Lampard

<span style='color:black'>___</span>Rooney<span style='color:black'>___________</span>Gerrard



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Post by kikass » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:34 pm

shakil_786 dont get me wrong you got a good team here but i still think J.Cole would be better in strike then Gerrad and i stil think my team overall is better and suits more to the way England play.

I like your carrick suggestion as anchor but i dont think we will need him right away we shud start with 442 and change lennon for carrick depening on score and how the game is going.
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Post by shakil » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:41 pm

To say the truth, I think we should stick with the normal midfielders and play Rooney and Crouch in strike, as its very unlikely that either of them will get injured, and if they do, we can go to Plan B, which is your idea of playing Cole in strike.

For example, Crouch gets injured, Lennon (or Carrick) come on for Crouch and Cole moves into strike as you said, then we just shuffle the midfield up!
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Post by kikass » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:53 pm

The problem is crouch he is crap he is not a goal scoring striker, he hasnt had a desnt gae yet were we was like "yeh this guy is good" yeh u can argue he scored a few goals but the oppersitions werent very good.
Have u seen him recently he hesitates what to do when the ball is comming towards him.

Ill agree he is an ok player but he is not a striker you would have as your first choice week in week out, to get the best out of him you should stick him on the pitch in the last 20mins were he will be a threat to the defenders and also give us a differnt option in the air.

Im not worried about injuries im just sayin crouch shouldnt play Rooney is fit but he isnt to his full sharpness yet so he will need someone to play along side him.
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Post by shakil » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:02 am

kikass wrote: The problem is crouch he is crap
Cant put that in better words :P

Yeh you right, if only Erikson could have chosen BETTER strikers or atleast more than 4.

One question though, why cant we call-up our stand-by players?
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Post by kikass » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:09 am

lol by that take it you mean Defo :)
yeh i agree he wouldav been so much more useful i mean if your gonna pick a 17 yr old u never seen player befor then atleast show us why by giving him a chance on the pitch <_<
Oh an if i was incharge :D i wadda took shawn w.phillips his pace, passing, and all out play would have given us alot of choices.


One question, cant we call one of the stand-by players as thats what they meant to be for?

you are allowed to have a maximum of 22/23 players which need to be finalised and made offical for the FA 1 week befor the start of the tornument

An when your picking you team to strt with you can choose upto 25or summin i think, to keep your choice open and give yourself more time to decide on you final 22/23 after you made it offical and sent the 22names to the FA it cant be changed under any condition.
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Post by shakil » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:13 am

I thought it was that you take a 23 man squad and if any of them get injured AFTER the squad is finalised then the stand by players that were CHOSEN can replace that player but only for the reason of injury. Oh well!

And yes, I meant Defoe :D
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Post by Sunnah » Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:58 pm

oo..im sure they'll b fine man :)
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Post by shakil » Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:57 am

shaf wrote: whos needs micheal when you got Crouch and Gerrard
Obviously Stevie Gerrard has been the best player in the tournament.
I don't see why your arguing about Crouch, he may be kind of bad but he can still score and get England the winning goals they need to win
Why be so biased for? I know im like that you a bit over! I think Coles been the best player so far, not Gerrard, and certainatly not in the tournament! Bloody hell! Atleast Cobras got some decency :blink:
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