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Euro 16 - football lovers opinions!

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MsJamieFraser Sat 11-Jun-16 22:15:55

Same old engand that's judged by the nation rather than skill!!! Every bleeding year without fail,

Vardy is arguably the striker in the world right now and yet he's on the freeking bench! LET THE YOUNG ONES PLAY!

2ManySweets Sat 11-Jun-16 22:18:52

I absolutely believe that if Vardy was on the pitch that result would've been 2-1 England.

To paraphrase Messers Baddiel, Skinner and Broudie "same old England..."

RealityCheque Sat 11-Jun-16 22:19:40

Agree to a point. HOWEVER, Rooney was excellent tonight. Vardey should have replaced Kane, who along with Striking was poor.

Balletgirlmum Sat 11-Jun-16 22:19:57

Not for that formation though.

He had little impact in the last friendly.

I was at the turkey friendly at Manchester & you could see his skill & he scored but the partnership with Kane didn't work. The first half was appalling.

Tonight for the first time in along while they looked like a proper team.

Balletgirlmum Sat 11-Jun-16 22:20:48

Delli Ali has been impressing me though.

Lweji Sat 11-Jun-16 22:21:08

YABU, just not sure about what. wink

SellFridges Sat 11-Jun-16 22:23:54

There is very little point in playing Vardy at all, if you're not going to supply him. And for that, you'd need to have picked Drinkwater.

Milner was an odd sub, sent the wrong message.

That said, we were better than I've seen us play since the Germany 5-1 game and we've got to REALLY try not to get out of this group.

MsJamieFraser Sat 11-Jun-16 22:25:07

Formation was 4-5-1 and for me itnshoydk sieve been 4-4-2 and Vadry, Wiltshire instead of Rooney and Stirling, Rooney played ok but he isn't a centre mid-fielder, he's a centre forward! Rooney is a forward player!!

MsJamieFraser Sat 11-Jun-16 22:26:16

Delli Alli and Kane allow them to play!

MsJamieFraser Sat 11-Jun-16 22:28:50

Drinkwater is not there through, the nation again picked reputation against performed!

MsJamieFraser Sat 11-Jun-16 22:29:41


ilovesooty Sat 11-Jun-16 22:33:19

Vardy isn't that young. I don't think the result would have been any different if he'd played. I think the performance was good enough overall to take some positives.

ilovesooty Sat 11-Jun-16 22:34:43

Oh and I honestly think Rooney has no future as a centre forward now.

SellFridges Sat 11-Jun-16 22:35:18

Drinkwater is not there though

That's my point.

thelostboy Sat 11-Jun-16 22:36:39

Agree Drinkwater should have gone out there. Also think Vardy should have gone on when it was clear Kane wasn't firing on all cylinders.

Milner looked out of place and off the pace when he came on. Much as I'm not a big fan, Jack Wheelchair didn't look too bad and seemed to manage to play for 10 minutes without getting injured for once!

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 11-Jun-16 22:37:57

Do you really think Vardy would have made a difference?

SellFridges Sat 11-Jun-16 22:38:02

Wayne Rooney only has a place in that team as a midfielder. And today he was excellent. Only person I'd say I didn't see much of was Cahill, and that's probably as it should be!

Walker was great, almost playing as a winger because of the way Russia let him play. And Sterling seemed to have an extra inch every time.

I just don't see the rationale for bringing Milner on at that stage.

MsJamieFraser Sat 11-Jun-16 22:38:17

He's 29 and in the top form of his life, Rooney is 30, Messi 29, Ronald 31 etc... He is in my opinion the top sticker in the world, at least in the top 5 anyway.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 11-Jun-16 22:40:50

Rooney's being played in midfield to spread play and pass the ball, good move to save his legs, he can pass a ball through the eye of a needle .

SellFridges Sat 11-Jun-16 22:41:09

He's is probably quite a valuable sticker.

Leicester have played a very specific formation and it's not one this England squad can support. I think Vardy will play a part in this tournament but to expect him to perform as he has for Leicester is daft. He just won't get the supply.

I'd have taken 1-1 against Russia. All is not lost.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 11-Jun-16 22:41:52

grin, bollocks! He's had one good season on the premier league.

He's not world class.

shiveringhiccup Sat 11-Jun-16 22:41:53

Hodgson should have reacted when the game started slowing down midway through the second half. Not really the issue whether he played Vardy or Kane - but if one wasn't working he should have put on the other - but he didn't.

Also it was 4-1-4-1. Loved the formation.

MsJamieFraser Sat 11-Jun-16 22:42:11

YES! He Vardy would have made a difference, he would have helped Kane considerably as he was up thereby himself, putting another centre forward up there would have help and his presence alone would have scared the Russians.

SellFridges Sat 11-Jun-16 22:46:35

The only option for getting Vardy on there today was by taking Kane off. That wouldn't have helped Kane.

Biggest issue for me is having Kane take the corners.

MsJamieFraser Sat 11-Jun-16 22:48:32

Rooney is a hell of a player, however he can only pass left or right, or one up front? What happens after that with Rooney playing in that position.

Disagree with Vardy on one premiership, surely that's enough to get him into the starting line up for what he done this season?

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