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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 27 Jun 18 9.00am Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

Originally posted by YT

His tarick?

Apologies, Iím still thinking about the Tunisia game. His Tarick is their reserve keeper.

 

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View Superhorns3's Profile Superhorns3 Flag Harpdenden 27 Jun 18 9.03am Send a Private Message to Superhorns3 Add Superhorns3 as a friend

My feel is we all think great got an "easier" route and then go out and produce an Iceland type performance.

Mind you we'd have Harry Kane up front to knock a couple in rather than taking a corners which would help!

Something is bound to go wrong - its England!

 

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View SwalecliffeEagle's Profile SwalecliffeEagle Flag Swalecliffe 28 Jun 18 12.59am Send a Private Message to SwalecliffeEagle Add SwalecliffeEagle as a friend

I have always felt that you should play to win regardless of circumstances, but in this case it would be crazy to want to top the group. I usually think it's best to win for confidence going into the second round, but since Martinez will rest many of his top players we won't get much satisfaction out of a win. If we field a weak eleven, play for the draw (we know Belgium wont play for the win so that's easy) and foul like crazy (since that's what 1st and 2nd place will go down to) then we'll be fine. For the first time ever I say forget playing to win, one look at the route to the semis tells you that would be insane.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 28 Jun 18 5.15am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by SwalecliffeEagle

I have always felt that you should play to win regardless of circumstances, but in this case it would be crazy to want to top the group. I usually think it's best to win for confidence going into the second round, but since Martinez will rest many of his top players we won't get much satisfaction out of a win. If we field a weak eleven, play for the draw (we know Belgium wont play for the win so that's easy) and foul like crazy (since that's what 1st and 2nd place will go down to) then we'll be fine. For the first time ever I say forget playing to win, one look at the route to the semis tells you that would be insane.

Donít you think Belgium will want to do the same?

 


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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 28 Jun 18 6.14am Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

Always play to win. Momentum is massive, see it every year when the 3 promoted clubs do well.
Fortune favours the brave.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 28 Jun 18 8.21am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by SwalecliffeEagle

I have always felt that you should play to win regardless of circumstances, but in this case it would be crazy to want to top the group. I usually think it's best to win for confidence going into the second round, but since Martinez will rest many of his top players we won't get much satisfaction out of a win. If we field a weak eleven, play for the draw (we know Belgium wont play for the win so that's easy) and foul like crazy (since that's what 1st and 2nd place will go down to) then we'll be fine. For the first time ever I say forget playing to win, one look at the route to the semis tells you that would be insane.

Lets just play Jones and Cahill at the back, let them both get sent off for taking out Hazard and Lukaku, lose 1-0 to an own goal, job done.

 

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View jason7's Profile jason7 Flag croydon 28 Jun 18 8.38am Send a Private Message to jason7 Add jason7 as a friend

Give Cahill a start in place of Walker,and Rose in place of Young.And Rashford in place of Sterling.Alli of the bench later on and Vardy.

 

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View SwalecliffeEagle's Profile SwalecliffeEagle Flag Swalecliffe 28 Jun 18 9.56am Send a Private Message to SwalecliffeEagle Add SwalecliffeEagle as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Donít you think Belgium will want to do the same?

Note to self: always check the table before commenting. Could have sworn we had more cards than Belgium. Now I'm nervy about finishing top! Martinez will definitely do all he can to finish second.

Edited by SwalecliffeEagle (28 Jun 2018 10.35am)

 

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View SwalecliffeEagle's Profile SwalecliffeEagle Flag Swalecliffe 28 Jun 18 10.44am Send a Private Message to SwalecliffeEagle Add SwalecliffeEagle as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Lets just play Jones and Cahill at the back, let them both get sent off for taking out Hazard and Lukaku, lose 1-0 to an own goal, job done.

It's the only way! On another note, this Brazil side is so poor compared to teams of previous tournaments. The likes of Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Carlos would make the likes of Neymar look distinctly average if they were still playing.It's easy to overdo it when talking about dodging Brazil, but the second place route to the final is clearly the better path.

 

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View FairweatherEagle's Profile FairweatherEagle Flag London 28 Jun 18 1.29pm Send a Private Message to FairweatherEagle Add FairweatherEagle as a friend

We should play for second place. That's going to be quite tricky to achieve though.. play a second team at least. They can rack up the cards if nothing else..

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 28 Jun 18 2.54pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

If these pundits donít understand how a team canít go into a game without trying to win then they should watch Puncheon et al versus West Brom and and Hull after reaching 40 points in the 14/15 season under Pardew.

 


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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 28 Jun 18 4.13pm Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

I think we should play to win and build momentum. If we go out with the mentality of wanting to lose, itís bound to bite us on the arse.

Regarding changes, leave the keeper, back three for more time to gel and to test them against quality opposition and Kane to keep his scoring streak and match sharpness going, but bring him off after 60 mins.

A good performance with a couple of extra yellows then Belgium and a score draw would probably be the best outcome.

 

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