Jimster said:Re: The Armbands, why not put on the most-unlikely-to-be-used sub, once a game is safe and have him take the yellow? Small price to pay.
There’s no real drama until we get to the knockout stage really.
But the armbands thing… just recreate this after a goal when all the cameras are on you:
That Richarlison goal was
Both of the goals by Argentina today against Mexico were also gorgeous. Perfectly placed with small margin for error.
Fuck Maguire & John Stoned.
Somehow Gareth will elevate their level to something beyond that which they perform at for their clubs. Like he's done with Rashford.#redemptionforslabhead
Once the whole sordid affair is over, he can f*ck right off for Uni*ed, of course.
They have been surprisingly decent with some aspects of going back to old bad habits.I will say this. That Bellingham kid has the potential to be one of the best midfielders in the world IMO.His bromance with Jordan Henderson yesterday has me wishing Liverpool would go all out and sign that kid in 2023.The fee is going to be ridiculous. But now might be the time to make it happen with Mané gone and Salah reaching in his 30's and still able to get big money.
I think every club in the Prem would view Bellingham as un upgrade: there aren’t many players around like him.
Of course, should he form a great friendship with Saka and be tempted by life in London with the cough, current, cough cough league leaders, I would not be upset.
England: Luis Enrique was asked why he was playing Rodri (a DMF) at CB for Spain and I wish Southgate paid attention to Enrique’s answer . He said (something like) ‘that in a game the CB will touch the ball 200-300 times’.
There’s no point training goalkeepers to play short passes if they’re just going to give the ball to a CB who loses possession, so he wants defenders who can play, or players who can defend at CB. Not every country is blessed with a Virgil Van Dyke or William Saliba. England’s best moments against Senegal came on the counter when a decent player was starting the move from deep. Maguire loses possession regularly and dangerously, and John Stones just doesn’t seem to play forward passes at all, so England’s build up play is laborious and easily nullified.
Pretty sure Morocco could conquer the entire Iberian Peninsula in the knockout stages
Portugal has entered the chat.
sorry for the outburst but that was in reference to the dutch penalty fake out.