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    97 Days until the World Cup...........The countdown is on. England team discussion here.

    At least we know who is the 'keeper(good job gaffer).
    And Owen is out.
    Lampard or Carrick?
    Crouch or Defoe?
    Lots to be sorted in 97 days.
    What is your first 11?

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    Hart
    Johnson Ferdinand Terry Cole

    Lennon Gerrard Carrick/Barry Cole

    Crouch Rooney

    That would be my starting 11...just not sure between carrick and barry

    Original Poster

    Hands up who IS going to the World Cup?
    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk10/pauls7010/images-2.jpg

    Lampard was poor the other night, Carrick had a far better influence on the game.

    Crouch over Defoe.

    Original Poster

    Abz;8024835

    HartJohnson Ferdinand Terry … HartJohnson Ferdinand Terry ColeLennon Gerrard Carrick/Barry Cole Crouch RooneyThat would be my starting 11...just not sure between carrick and barry



    no Lampard?
    I agree (apart from the keeper), defo Carrick for me

    agreed with the above but lampard and carrick instead of cole/barry

    viva la brasila!

    skusey;8024851

    no Lampard?I agree (apart from the keeper), defo Carrick for me



    yeah no lamps for me....i just think he is over rated...at chelsea he has all the freedom he needs as mikel or essian will do all the definsive works....so all he needs to worry about is shooting!!!

    Give Gerrard the same role for england and he more effective....

    i dont really rate green that much....he just doesnt seem to be commanding enough....maybe hart is too young...could be a world cup too soon for him

    Original Poster

    Mo786;8024887

    viva la brasila!



    muppet

    GentleTouch;8024885

    agreed with the above but lampard and carrick instead of cole/barry



    the thing is if you play lampard/gerrard/carrick together then the team has no balance....joe cole is the best option for the left side of midefield....downing still needs to prove himself

    Just hope its a success-the ticket sales and travel arrangements made by foreign supporters suggest its gonna be the biggest disaster of all time. When they have to slash the ticket prices to 15 quid,while great for local supporters that sets alarm bells ringing.

    It looks like about 20 percent of the normal travelling support from around the world will attend and that detracts from it as a spectacle for me.

    I have a horrible feeling that something bad will happen at the world cup-the security services dont look too clever to me.

    I reckon its quite open-probs about 6 teams who could potentially win-genuinely believe this may be Englands time-Capello is no mug,but,of course.as always the winning team will need a little luck somewhere along the way.

    Original Poster

    Abz;8024900

    the thing is if you play lampard/gerrard/carrick together then the team … the thing is if you play lampard/gerrard/carrick together then the team has no balance....joe cole is the best option for the left side of midefield....downing still needs to prove himself



    I am unsure whether he will go with J Cole, lack of match fitness could be a problem

    Green

    Johnson
    Terry
    Carragher (a wee phone call from Fabio)
    A. Cole

    Lennon
    Gerrard (c)
    Barry
    J. Cole

    Crouch
    Rooney

    gk green rb johnson cbs ferdinand terry lb baines (do not think cole will be back) rm swp cm carrick barry lm gerrard up top crouch and rooney.

    barky;8024910

    Just hope its a success-the ticket sales and travel arrangements made by … Just hope its a success-the ticket sales and travel arrangements made by foreign supporters suggest its gonna be the biggest disaster of all time. When they have to slash the ticket prices to 15 quid,while great for local supporters that sets alarm bells ringing.It looks like about 20 percent of the normal travelling support from around the world will attend and that detracts from it as a spectacle for me.I have a horrible feeling that something bad will happen at the world cup-the security services dont look too clever to me.I reckon its quite open-probs about 6 teams who could potentially win-genuinely believe this may be Englands time-Capello is no mug,but,of course.as always the winning team will need a little luck somewhere along the way.



    For england its the worse time to have a brazilian team who is more focused on tactical play rather then free flowing football....

    If england played a brazil team who weren't very tactical but more interested in "entertaining" then i'd favour england.....but brazil are now a very solid and tactical team and for that reason they're my favourites to win the world cup

    Original Poster

    dirtydozenuk;8024923

    GreenJohnsonTerryCarragher (a wee phone call from Fabio)A. … GreenJohnsonTerryCarragher (a wee phone call from Fabio)A. ColeLennonGerrard (c)BarryJ. ColeCrouchRooney



    Carragher will not return, he confirmed that today on Talksport, shame really.
    Most people going with Crouch, all down to his second half on Wednesday night.

    Agree with ABZ, Lampard is over rated.

    dirtydozenuk;8024923

    GreenJohnsonTerryCarragher (a wee phone call from Fabio)A. … GreenJohnsonTerryCarragher (a wee phone call from Fabio)A. ColeLennonGerrard (c)BarryJ. ColeCrouchRooney



    carragher??? are you serious....he go no pace what so ever.....can imagine him against torres/kaka etc..... add to that terry has no pace (relies on rio to cover him a number of times) thats just asking for trouble

    I just hope they get rid of those annoying air-horns that they had throughout the confederations cup

    Original Poster

    Green

    Johnson
    Terry
    Ferdinand(c)
    A. Cole

    Lennon
    Gerrard
    Barry
    J. Cole

    Defoe
    Rooney

    skusey;8024973

    GreenJohnsonTerryFerdinand(c)A. ColeLennonGerrard BarryJ. ColeDefoeRooney



    Defoe just doesnt seem to do it on the big stage......rooney is more effective with a target man (Heskey or Crouch)

    I think crouch is under-rated big time....just because he's tall england seem to use him as a target man...but he is quite effective with the ball at his feet aswell.....

    And the robot dance at the world cup would be amazing!!!!!!!!!!:-D

    I think crouch is Englands "ace in the hole"-very unorthodox striker and hard to pin down-also seems to become ten times better when he pulls an England jersey on.

    Scotland persevered for years with the tall striker type and became mega predictable with the long ball for the header in the box,but crouch can do it with head and feet. The way he can get the ball out of feet so fast with legs that long actually defies the laws of physics!

    dr_badbeats;8024962

    I just hope they get rid of those annoying air-horns that they had … I just hope they get rid of those annoying air-horns that they had throughout the confederations cup



    no chance m8-the "bubuzela" is almost a religion in south africa-EVERYONE in the crowd has one at all club and country games.

    Gerrard had another poor game in an England shirt, Lamp wasn't much better. Things improved dramatically when Milner, SWP and Carrick came on. I rate Gerrard as a captain but not if he plays like that.

    Id like to see a 4-5-1.... It will bring best out of rooney (as it's proven recently at Man U)

    Green

    Johnson (fitness) Ferdinand Terry A.Cole (fitness)
    Or Brown or Baines

    Carrick
    Lennon Gerrard Lampard J.Cole/Milner (fitness)


    Rooney

    This is the team I would play:
    Green
    Johnson
    Rio
    Terry
    A. Cole
    Milner
    Barry
    Lampard
    Gerrard
    Crouch
    Rooney

    barky;8025009

    no chance m8-the "bubuzela" is almost a religion in south africa-EVERYONE … no chance m8-the "bubuzela" is almost a religion in south africa-EVERYONE in the crowd has one at all club and country games.



    muet button will be abused...
    shame really..

    Original Poster

    Can England win it?
    Spain are looking ominous to me, another heartache could be on its way.

    skusey;8025040

    Can England win it?Spain are looking ominous to me, another heartache … Can England win it?Spain are looking ominous to me, another heartache could be on its way.



    i dont think spain will win it....i think they will lose in semi's

    SOSAGES;8025031

    muet button will be abused...shame really..



    agree, found it hard to watch the Confederations cup.... hopefully not that many local fans will be there then!

    I reckon that's what the world cup will be remembered for, the F-ing horns.

    Banned

    dananana;8025027

    This is the team I would play:Green JohnsonRioTerryA. Cole … This is the team I would play:Green JohnsonRioTerryA. Cole MilnerBarryLampardGerrardCrouchRooney



    That's pretty much the same team I'd go for, except Milner could be cut for Young or Lennon, Crouch could be Defoe and I wouldn't pick Rob Green ahead of James or Hart.

    In fact it'd be a toss up between Green and Robinson for the third spot.

    engerrrrrrrland

    Lampard was a mess the other night, he can be very good when he gets his A game on though, Carrick/Gerrard looked much more solid. Lennon or SWP down the right wing..would like Walcott guess hes stil got time to get games under his belt.

    Green

    Brown Terry Ferdinand A.Cole (will he be back in time?)

    SWP/Wallcott Gerrad Carrick/Lamps Joe Cole


    Crouchy Rooney

    barky;8024997

    I think crouch is Englands "ace in the hole"-very unorthodox striker and … I think crouch is Englands "ace in the hole"-very unorthodox striker and hard to pin down-also seems to become ten times better when he pulls an England jersey on.Scotland persevered for years with the tall striker type and became mega predictable with the long ball for the header in the box,but crouch can do it with head and feet. The way he can get the ball out of feet so fast with legs that long actually defies the laws of physics!



    crouchy is a pretty solid player think one of the commentator said hes averages 1 goal in every 2 games for England also which isnt too shabby.

    Defoe is a good striker but for me he doesnt click in the England side that well

    tbh its full of world class talent, it just seems they dont fully work and bounce off each other as well as other sides

    [COLOR="Red"]Green

    Johnson
    Rio
    Terry
    Cole/Warnock (if Cole's not fit)

    Milner/Young/Downing/J Cole/SWP/Walcott
    Carrick
    Lampard
    Gerrard

    JFK
    Rooney


    That team would win the World Cup (serious)[/COLOR]

    numptyj;8025396

    GreenBrown Terry … GreenBrown Terry Ferdinand A.Cole (will he be back in time?)SWP/Wallcott Gerrad Carrick/Lamps Joe Cole Crouchy Rooney



    Agree completely with this team.
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