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Group B (England, Iran, USA, Wales)

Discussion in 'Qatar 2022' started by StretfordEnd, Nov 14, 2022.

  1. A Gooner

    A Gooner Registered User

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    Trippier Stones Maguire Shaw
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    Starting XI tomorrow apparently
     
  2. PorkchopExpress

    PorkchopExpress The Blackfish

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    While it's probably fine vs a resolute but lacking up front Iran, Maguire/Stones is going to need more than Rice sitting in front to win the tournament.
     
  3. A Gooner

    A Gooner Registered User

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    That’s when the side will revert to a back three
     
  4. saint_clark

    saint_clark Up the Saints

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    Agreed, I don't understand Southgates obsession with Bellingham as a DM/box to box midfielder when he plays as an attacker for Dortmund.

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    Good luck lads. Hopefully this will spur them on.

     
  6. Dutch

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    Of course Belgium was only once in group you only play each team once in group stage so naturally the most amount of losses you can accumulate against any particular opponent in that phase of competition is one. Overall we lost to them twice. Once in group then second time in third place play off both expected losses before games. Got knocked out of semi-final to Croatia another expected loss before game. While I understand and appreciate getting to semi in WC is still regarded as a decent achievement and progression (I'd have taken that all day long at the start and same again this WC) my point was that we still only beat who we should have and lost three games we expected to lose. Or do you disagree?
     
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    It's as if he was created in a lab, with the sole purpose of being a complete and utter pr*ck

     
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    He's slowly becoming like the male version of Katie Hopkins so despicable physically can't stomach him.
     
  9. Copacetic

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    Are many people watching the England game? I’ve not taken time off work for it personally
     
  10. Kirby

    Kirby We count the votes

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    Just a few hundred million I suspect.
     
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    Can't wait for BBCs talk on IRAN issues tomorrow
     
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  12. Foxwell

    Foxwell A little bit of the bubbly

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    I know of a few people (self-employeds) who are taking the afternoon off, but there are certainly way way less than usual for England games, and of course no plans for pubs. I'm in a fortunate position where we can watch it in the office on laptops/tablets etc.

    The evening/weekend games I'm sure will be different, of course.
     
  13. StretfordEnd

    StretfordEnd Fools can be kings
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    I'll probably be home from work in time for the 2nd half.
     
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    Pub for me from 11am tomorrow, nice excuse for an all-dayer on a Monday imo :cool:
     
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    saint_clark Up the Saints

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    In fairness I agree with him on this, if we were going to protest the way to do it would be by not attending at all. It's moronic to actually attend the world cup and then hinder your chances by getting players booked for their protest actions.
    Had every game booked off for ages now. Ignoring the spectacle around it, I find it impossible not to enjoy the actual football tournament itself - it's a world cup ffs.

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    Taffy C'mon you reds.

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    and then the US on how they treat migrants trying to cross the US/ Mexico border. Finally we have Wales when locals suddenly start speaking Welsh when an English speaker walks into a cute thatched roofed pub in a village that has lots of L's in its name and is impossible for them to pronounce.
     
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    zippy The friendly Fascist

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    The German lads are being allowed to watch their game at work so the boss has agreed I can watch England, and get paid for it :smokin:
     
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    Stones should be dropped ,same with Ake for the Dutch.
     
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    saint_clark Up the Saints

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    I think a lot of employers in England have realised it's better to have them at their desks and distracted for 2 hours than pulling a sickie.

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    You could have predicted that line-up months ago, just James instead of Trippier until the injury.

    The only other uncertainty was between Saka/Foden on the right, but Southgate has always leaned towards the former.
     

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