Matt Le Tissier: Who I would want at World Cup finals in Brazil for England

Le Tissier: Who I would want at World Cup

Matt Le Tissier

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Matt Le Tissier would take five strikers to the World Cup – and two of them would be Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez.

The Saints legend believes that both players possess different qualities that would make them assets for England this summer, and that each has put forward a strong case for inclusion.

Alongside first-choice forwards Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney, Le Tissier expects Roy Hodgson to also take Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck to Brazil.

But he believes there is still room for both Lambert and Rodriguez to make it there as well.

“Rooney and Sturridge will go, and Welbeck will go, and then there are one or two more spots that I don’t think are cut and dried,” he said.

“I would take Rickie and Jay, although, obviously, I’m biased.

“They both offer something, and both offer different things.

“They’re a pairing that offer completely different attributes, and I think that may appeal to Roy Hodgson.”

When statistics are analysed, it is indeed those five players who have been the stand-out English strikers in this season’s Premier League.

The cases for Lambert and Rodriguez are also helped by the minimal impact that the men seen as their main rivals have had this season.

Jermain Defoe barely played for Spurs before joining Major League Soccer side Toronto, while West Ham’s Andy Carroll has also featured only sporadically, and hasn’t turned out for England since October 2012.

While Lambert has proven on more than one occasion this season that he can have an impact at international level, Rodriguez is not as well tested.

He has received just 45 minutes, in an underwhelming night for England last November, as they lost 1-0 at Wembley to Chile.

While many expected Rodriguez to be cast aside following his debut, at least when it came to consideration for this summer, the 24-year-old has not slipped quietly back to his club, instead embarking on a scintillating run in which he has scored 11 times in 23 games.

“Not only this season, but the back end of last season he was pretty impressive too,” said Le Tissier.

“It took a few months for him to settle in at the start, but I thought he adapted very well at the back end of last season, and I was quite excited about this season for him, because of the confidence and the belief he would have got from that.

“His form in the last few months, especially since Christmas, has been outstanding.

“His pace frightens people, and he’s learned how to use it and when to use it.

“His workrate for the team is right up there, and I think his condition has improved a fair bit since he came to the club as well.

“Probably training alongside, and doing shooting drills alongside, someone like Rickie Lambert – who is a cool and accomplished finisher – will have helped him too.

“He’s a boy who’s learning all the time.

“He was probably a little bit disappointed his England debut didn’t go a little bit better, but hopefully more chances will come.

“I think his form at the back end of the season has warranted him getting a few more chances.”

It might even warrant a ticket to Brazil.

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8:16am Thu 27 Mar 14

ghk230473 says...

I think it would help all if Roy did pick lambert, lallana, Rodrigues and shaw as they know each other on a personal level and how each other play. Whether they make starting 11 is a different story, I would without doubt start with lallana.
What is the alternative? Andy Carroll?
I think it would help all if Roy did pick lambert, lallana, Rodrigues and shaw as they know each other on a personal level and how each other play. Whether they make starting 11 is a different story, I would without doubt start with lallana. What is the alternative? Andy Carroll? ghk230473
  • Score: 17

8:26am Thu 27 Mar 14

Malcombe says...

I love Matt and he's certainly one of Saints history Players but he should be able to judge any Player with impartiality regardless of who they play for, he says he's bias which makes his article a bit of a waste of time, he knows nothing else but Football and if in his opinion any Saints Player who is playing well isn't good enough to be a squad member of the England Team he would be giving his honest assessment.

My own unbiased opinion for what I know about Football after a tough season in the Premiership Jay, Rickie, Adam, Luke are good enough to be included and given a number for the England Team because they have played against many world class Players this season and have been a match for all of them, there is an abundance of good English Players in the EPL who are on a par with the Saints Players which makes it difficult for Roy Hodgson, if any of the 4 Saints Players do not go the Brazil I wouldn't be surprised if they will be put on standby.

After 38 Games the Players will be Playing several more games at a high tempo in a hot climate it's a very big ask and will not be easy, the Players will be expected to be very fit and more than capable of competing in this wonderful Tournament, good luck to the England Team please come back with that lovely gold Cup
I love Matt and he's certainly one of Saints history Players but he should be able to judge any Player with impartiality regardless of who they play for, he says he's bias which makes his article a bit of a waste of time, he knows nothing else but Football and if in his opinion any Saints Player who is playing well isn't good enough to be a squad member of the England Team he would be giving his honest assessment. My own unbiased opinion for what I know about Football after a tough season in the Premiership Jay, Rickie, Adam, Luke are good enough to be included and given a number for the England Team because they have played against many world class Players this season and have been a match for all of them, there is an abundance of good English Players in the EPL who are on a par with the Saints Players which makes it difficult for Roy Hodgson, if any of the 4 Saints Players do not go the Brazil I wouldn't be surprised if they will be put on standby. After 38 Games the Players will be Playing several more games at a high tempo in a hot climate it's a very big ask and will not be easy, the Players will be expected to be very fit and more than capable of competing in this wonderful Tournament, good luck to the England Team please come back with that lovely gold Cup Malcombe
  • Score: -5

8:36am Thu 27 Mar 14

Velleity says...

I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come.

Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.
I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come. Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it. Velleity
  • Score: 1

8:48am Thu 27 Mar 14

Saintsayer II says...

Velleity wrote:
I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come.

Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.
I don't expect, or want, RH to make wholesale changes until after the world cup. Then he will have the excuse to dump the old guard and build from the bottom up
Mind you i will still be glued to it especially if there are Saints in the squad
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come. Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]I don't expect, or want, RH to make wholesale changes until after the world cup. Then he will have the excuse to dump the old guard and build from the bottom up Mind you i will still be glued to it especially if there are Saints in the squad Saintsayer II
  • Score: 4

8:51am Thu 27 Mar 14

ghk230473 says...

Velleity wrote:
I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come.

Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.
While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come. Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished. ghk230473
  • Score: 10

9:39am Thu 27 Mar 14

Clever Dick says...

I'd take Keira Knightley as I fully expect England to be their normal failures. I'm sure she'd be able to keep me happy through all the footballing gloom and doom.
I'd take Keira Knightley as I fully expect England to be their normal failures. I'm sure she'd be able to keep me happy through all the footballing gloom and doom. Clever Dick
  • Score: 6

9:46am Thu 27 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come.

Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.
While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.
I agree wholeheartedly with you, ghk230473. England do have some chance of winning the World Cup. They have already won the right to be playing in Brazil.

Do you recall years ago when rank outsiders, Denmark, became champions of Europe? Nobody thought Denmark would succeed, but they were in the competition and they won it. Similar was said of underdogs, Greece, before their win!

History has proven that underdogs do sometimes win sporting trophies, which means that England have as much chance as all the other competing nations of winning the World Cup. I'm not saying England will win the World Cup this summer, but I'm most certainly not daft enough to write off our team's chances before a ball has even been kicked!

What I do know is that positivity breeds success and that negativity can lead only to failure.

Come on England!!!
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come. Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.[/p][/quote]I agree wholeheartedly with you, ghk230473. England do have some chance of winning the World Cup. They have already won the right to be playing in Brazil. Do you recall years ago when rank outsiders, Denmark, became champions of Europe? Nobody thought Denmark would succeed, but they were in the competition and they won it. Similar was said of underdogs, Greece, before their win! History has proven that underdogs do sometimes win sporting trophies, which means that England have as much chance as all the other competing nations of winning the World Cup. I'm not saying England will win the World Cup this summer, but I'm most certainly not daft enough to write off our team's chances before a ball has even been kicked! What I do know is that positivity breeds success and that negativity can lead only to failure. Come on England!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 3

9:54am Thu 27 Mar 14

ghk230473 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come.

Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.
While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.
I agree wholeheartedly with you, ghk230473. England do have some chance of winning the World Cup. They have already won the right to be playing in Brazil.

Do you recall years ago when rank outsiders, Denmark, became champions of Europe? Nobody thought Denmark would succeed, but they were in the competition and they won it. Similar was said of underdogs, Greece, before their win!

History has proven that underdogs do sometimes win sporting trophies, which means that England have as much chance as all the other competing nations of winning the World Cup. I'm not saying England will win the World Cup this summer, but I'm most certainly not daft enough to write off our team's chances before a ball has even been kicked!

What I do know is that positivity breeds success and that negativity can lead only to failure.

Come on England!!!
I had Denmark in mind, Taylor in charge, lineker penalty miss and last England game and mr shearer coming on as sub!
I'm realistic but you have to be optimistic, with some people I wonder how the wheel would have been invented!
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come. Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.[/p][/quote]I agree wholeheartedly with you, ghk230473. England do have some chance of winning the World Cup. They have already won the right to be playing in Brazil. Do you recall years ago when rank outsiders, Denmark, became champions of Europe? Nobody thought Denmark would succeed, but they were in the competition and they won it. Similar was said of underdogs, Greece, before their win! History has proven that underdogs do sometimes win sporting trophies, which means that England have as much chance as all the other competing nations of winning the World Cup. I'm not saying England will win the World Cup this summer, but I'm most certainly not daft enough to write off our team's chances before a ball has even been kicked! What I do know is that positivity breeds success and that negativity can lead only to failure. Come on England!!![/p][/quote]I had Denmark in mind, Taylor in charge, lineker penalty miss and last England game and mr shearer coming on as sub! I'm realistic but you have to be optimistic, with some people I wonder how the wheel would have been invented! ghk230473
  • Score: 3

10:01am Thu 27 Mar 14

miltonnroad76 says...

Dont think England will win if they stick to the old guard they didnt win anything when they were in their prime.....the press will hype up we can win it and as the other poster said this will put pressure on Roy. Id put in all the young players they have less fear more energy and will help them for euros in 2016 and the next world cup....Would be major shock if Brazil didnt win it at home so its sort of a foregone conclusion but we can hope for some great games leading up to that. If England played 3 Saints players they be better as they all know each others game..We could sing 'its just like watching southampton' esp when England shoot themselves in the foot as saints often do. If jayrod continues to score like he has been i cant see how roy could leave him out but would be gutted if he took him instead of Rickie.
Dont think England will win if they stick to the old guard they didnt win anything when they were in their prime.....the press will hype up we can win it and as the other poster said this will put pressure on Roy. Id put in all the young players they have less fear more energy and will help them for euros in 2016 and the next world cup....Would be major shock if Brazil didnt win it at home so its sort of a foregone conclusion but we can hope for some great games leading up to that. If England played 3 Saints players they be better as they all know each others game..We could sing 'its just like watching southampton' esp when England shoot themselves in the foot as saints often do. If jayrod continues to score like he has been i cant see how roy could leave him out but would be gutted if he took him instead of Rickie. miltonnroad76
  • Score: 2

10:03am Thu 27 Mar 14

Block41row0sfc says...

I would add Le God himself to that list at least we know there would be 2 pens hitting the back of the net.
I would add Le God himself to that list at least we know there would be 2 pens hitting the back of the net. Block41row0sfc
  • Score: 3

10:22am Thu 27 Mar 14

jrod11 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
I'd take Keira Knightley as I fully expect England to be their normal failures. I'm sure she'd be able to keep me happy through all the footballing gloom and doom.
Dick makes a sensible comment for once...Well said Dick.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: I'd take Keira Knightley as I fully expect England to be their normal failures. I'm sure she'd be able to keep me happy through all the footballing gloom and doom.[/p][/quote]Dick makes a sensible comment for once...Well said Dick. jrod11
  • Score: -3

11:03am Thu 27 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Solent reporting Barker sacked and now carried on BBC website :0(
Solent reporting Barker sacked and now carried on BBC website :0( Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

11:05am Thu 27 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come.

Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.
While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.
its not `stupid` to suggest that England wont win the world cup at all.
you only have to look at the facts,
no European team has ever won the world cup in south America in 6 attempts.
England are likely to pick the same old same old who have failed miserably in their previous competitions, lampard Gerard rooney hart cole (if picked over shaw) milner etc have not achieved anything;

euro 96 semi (England)
france 98 w/c last 16
euro 2000 group stage (Belgium/Holland)
japan/s. Korea w/c 2002 q/final
euro 04 q/final (Portugal)
Germany 2006 w/c q/final
euro 08 didn`t qualify
s. Africa 2010 w/c second rd.
euro 2012 q/final (Ukraine)
so you have t go all the way back to euro 96 for England to even get to a semi-final (and that was on home soil!) the current crop of players go back 10+ years or the world cup in japan/S. Korea and since then we have only managed to get to the quarter finals of 2 world cups and 2 euros, and have looked poor in most despite having, what was called at the time, the golden generation of English players, we failed to qualify for the 08 euros despite only needing a draw with Ukraine in the last game.

its not a defeatist attitude, its just a case of not letting the media hype convince you that we have a chance. yes we have a chance, the Brazilian wildlife might take out a few of the other teams ;0), but we didn't look great in qualifying and taking the old guard wont help either, lampard struggles to play 2 games a week and is being used as an impact sub, Gerard has had to adjust his game and sit further back because he cant keep up with the pace anymore, Cole (if picked) has hardly played for chelski with the special one preferring to play a RB as LB, do you expect any of them to be able to play 3 games in 10 days in the heat and humidity of brazil? and that's just the group stage!
we are also drawn in a tough group with a lot of traveling.
I hope we can win it, but I also hope roy drops the `old guard` for younger fitter players who will learn so much from the experience, it worked for Spain!
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come. Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.[/p][/quote]its not `stupid` to suggest that England wont win the world cup at all. you only have to look at the facts, no European team has ever won the world cup in south America in 6 attempts. England are likely to pick the same old same old who have failed miserably in their previous competitions, lampard Gerard rooney hart cole (if picked over shaw) milner etc have not achieved anything; euro 96 semi (England) france 98 w/c last 16 euro 2000 group stage (Belgium/Holland) japan/s. Korea w/c 2002 q/final euro 04 q/final (Portugal) Germany 2006 w/c q/final euro 08 didn`t qualify s. Africa 2010 w/c second rd. euro 2012 q/final (Ukraine) so you have t go all the way back to euro 96 for England to even get to a semi-final (and that was on home soil!) the current crop of players go back 10+ years or the world cup in japan/S. Korea and since then we have only managed to get to the quarter finals of 2 world cups and 2 euros, and have looked poor in most despite having, what was called at the time, the golden generation of English players, we failed to qualify for the 08 euros despite only needing a draw with Ukraine in the last game. its not a defeatist attitude, its just a case of not letting the media hype convince you that we have a chance. yes we have a chance, the Brazilian wildlife might take out a few of the other teams ;0), but we didn't look great in qualifying and taking the old guard wont help either, lampard struggles to play 2 games a week and is being used as an impact sub, Gerard has had to adjust his game and sit further back because he cant keep up with the pace anymore, Cole (if picked) has hardly played for chelski with the special one preferring to play a RB as LB, do you expect any of them to be able to play 3 games in 10 days in the heat and humidity of brazil? and that's just the group stage! we are also drawn in a tough group with a lot of traveling. I hope we can win it, but I also hope roy drops the `old guard` for younger fitter players who will learn so much from the experience, it worked for Spain! el caballo santos101
  • Score: -1

11:13am Thu 27 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Solent reporting Barker sacked and now carried on BBC website :0(
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO he was doing such a great job as well!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Solent reporting Barker sacked and now carried on BBC website :0([/p][/quote]NOOOOOOOOOOOOO he was doing such a great job as well! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 7

11:15am Thu 27 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Solent reporting Barker sacked and now carried on BBC website :0(
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO he was doing such a great job as well!
Sky running it saying unconfirmed. Sick as a parrot. Still hope though if Northampton can stop throwing leads away.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Solent reporting Barker sacked and now carried on BBC website :0([/p][/quote]NOOOOOOOOOOOOO he was doing such a great job as well![/p][/quote]Sky running it saying unconfirmed. Sick as a parrot. Still hope though if Northampton can stop throwing leads away. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 4

11:23am Thu 27 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Yep he's gone. Such a shame but will always remember him with great fondness.
Yep he's gone. Such a shame but will always remember him with great fondness. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 7

11:28am Thu 27 Mar 14

Blackknight says...

Hoddle should have taken Matt.
Hoddle should have taken Matt. Blackknight
  • Score: 6

11:37am Thu 27 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Yep he's gone. Such a shame but will always remember him with great fondness.
Andy Awful to take over? Or did I mishear?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Yep he's gone. Such a shame but will always remember him with great fondness.[/p][/quote]Andy Awful to take over? Or did I mishear? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

12:13pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Yep he's gone. Such a shame but will always remember him with great fondness.
Andy Awful to take over? Or did I mishear?
He's got Saturday away to Newport, no announcement beyond that. With Northampton at home to Bury there's a good chance of bottom two for the bottom dwellers come Sunday.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Yep he's gone. Such a shame but will always remember him with great fondness.[/p][/quote]Andy Awful to take over? Or did I mishear?[/p][/quote]He's got Saturday away to Newport, no announcement beyond that. With Northampton at home to Bury there's a good chance of bottom two for the bottom dwellers come Sunday. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 5

1:15pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Clever Dick wrote:
I'd take Keira Knightley as I fully expect England to be their normal failures. I'm sure she'd be able to keep me happy through all the footballing gloom and doom.
Do we know if she scores on a regular basis?
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: I'd take Keira Knightley as I fully expect England to be their normal failures. I'm sure she'd be able to keep me happy through all the footballing gloom and doom.[/p][/quote]Do we know if she scores on a regular basis? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

1:25pm Thu 27 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
I'd take Keira Knightley as I fully expect England to be their normal failures. I'm sure she'd be able to keep me happy through all the footballing gloom and doom.
Do we know if she scores on a regular basis?
Twice Knightley?
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: I'd take Keira Knightley as I fully expect England to be their normal failures. I'm sure she'd be able to keep me happy through all the footballing gloom and doom.[/p][/quote]Do we know if she scores on a regular basis?[/p][/quote]Twice Knightley? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Thu 27 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

ghk230473 wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come.

Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.
While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.
I agree wholeheartedly with you, ghk230473. England do have some chance of winning the World Cup. They have already won the right to be playing in Brazil.

Do you recall years ago when rank outsiders, Denmark, became champions of Europe? Nobody thought Denmark would succeed, but they were in the competition and they won it. Similar was said of underdogs, Greece, before their win!

History has proven that underdogs do sometimes win sporting trophies, which means that England have as much chance as all the other competing nations of winning the World Cup. I'm not saying England will win the World Cup this summer, but I'm most certainly not daft enough to write off our team's chances before a ball has even been kicked!

What I do know is that positivity breeds success and that negativity can lead only to failure.

Come on England!!!
I had Denmark in mind, Taylor in charge, lineker penalty miss and last England game and mr shearer coming on as sub!
I'm realistic but you have to be optimistic, with some people I wonder how the wheel would have been invented!
Life would be less good without realism, optimism . . . . . . . and wheels!

The wheels are still very firmly on the aspirations of England for World Cup 2014 in Brazil!
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come. Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.[/p][/quote]I agree wholeheartedly with you, ghk230473. England do have some chance of winning the World Cup. They have already won the right to be playing in Brazil. Do you recall years ago when rank outsiders, Denmark, became champions of Europe? Nobody thought Denmark would succeed, but they were in the competition and they won it. Similar was said of underdogs, Greece, before their win! History has proven that underdogs do sometimes win sporting trophies, which means that England have as much chance as all the other competing nations of winning the World Cup. I'm not saying England will win the World Cup this summer, but I'm most certainly not daft enough to write off our team's chances before a ball has even been kicked! What I do know is that positivity breeds success and that negativity can lead only to failure. Come on England!!![/p][/quote]I had Denmark in mind, Taylor in charge, lineker penalty miss and last England game and mr shearer coming on as sub! I'm realistic but you have to be optimistic, with some people I wonder how the wheel would have been invented![/p][/quote]Life would be less good without realism, optimism . . . . . . . and wheels! The wheels are still very firmly on the aspirations of England for World Cup 2014 in Brazil! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 0

1:36pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
I'd take Keira Knightley as I fully expect England to be their normal failures. I'm sure she'd be able to keep me happy through all the footballing gloom and doom.
Do we know if she scores on a regular basis?
Twice Knightley?
Well,Clever Dick seems to think if she were partnered with him,he would score more often.Worth bringing to Roys attention?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: I'd take Keira Knightley as I fully expect England to be their normal failures. I'm sure she'd be able to keep me happy through all the footballing gloom and doom.[/p][/quote]Do we know if she scores on a regular basis?[/p][/quote]Twice Knightley?[/p][/quote]Well,Clever Dick seems to think if she were partnered with him,he would score more often.Worth bringing to Roys attention? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

1:36pm Thu 27 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come.

Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.
While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.
its not `stupid` to suggest that England wont win the world cup at all.
you only have to look at the facts,
no European team has ever won the world cup in south America in 6 attempts.
England are likely to pick the same old same old who have failed miserably in their previous competitions, lampard Gerard rooney hart cole (if picked over shaw) milner etc have not achieved anything;

euro 96 semi (England)
france 98 w/c last 16
euro 2000 group stage (Belgium/Holland)
japan/s. Korea w/c 2002 q/final
euro 04 q/final (Portugal)
Germany 2006 w/c q/final
euro 08 didn`t qualify
s. Africa 2010 w/c second rd.
euro 2012 q/final (Ukraine)
so you have t go all the way back to euro 96 for England to even get to a semi-final (and that was on home soil!) the current crop of players go back 10+ years or the world cup in japan/S. Korea and since then we have only managed to get to the quarter finals of 2 world cups and 2 euros, and have looked poor in most despite having, what was called at the time, the golden generation of English players, we failed to qualify for the 08 euros despite only needing a draw with Ukraine in the last game.

its not a defeatist attitude, its just a case of not letting the media hype convince you that we have a chance. yes we have a chance, the Brazilian wildlife might take out a few of the other teams ;0), but we didn't look great in qualifying and taking the old guard wont help either, lampard struggles to play 2 games a week and is being used as an impact sub, Gerard has had to adjust his game and sit further back because he cant keep up with the pace anymore, Cole (if picked) has hardly played for chelski with the special one preferring to play a RB as LB, do you expect any of them to be able to play 3 games in 10 days in the heat and humidity of brazil? and that's just the group stage!
we are also drawn in a tough group with a lot of traveling.
I hope we can win it, but I also hope roy drops the `old guard` for younger fitter players who will learn so much from the experience, it worked for Spain!
Many of your words seem convincing, but for one undeniable fact. Underdogs do sometimes win trophies!

So come on England!!!
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come. Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.[/p][/quote]its not `stupid` to suggest that England wont win the world cup at all. you only have to look at the facts, no European team has ever won the world cup in south America in 6 attempts. England are likely to pick the same old same old who have failed miserably in their previous competitions, lampard Gerard rooney hart cole (if picked over shaw) milner etc have not achieved anything; euro 96 semi (England) france 98 w/c last 16 euro 2000 group stage (Belgium/Holland) japan/s. Korea w/c 2002 q/final euro 04 q/final (Portugal) Germany 2006 w/c q/final euro 08 didn`t qualify s. Africa 2010 w/c second rd. euro 2012 q/final (Ukraine) so you have t go all the way back to euro 96 for England to even get to a semi-final (and that was on home soil!) the current crop of players go back 10+ years or the world cup in japan/S. Korea and since then we have only managed to get to the quarter finals of 2 world cups and 2 euros, and have looked poor in most despite having, what was called at the time, the golden generation of English players, we failed to qualify for the 08 euros despite only needing a draw with Ukraine in the last game. its not a defeatist attitude, its just a case of not letting the media hype convince you that we have a chance. yes we have a chance, the Brazilian wildlife might take out a few of the other teams ;0), but we didn't look great in qualifying and taking the old guard wont help either, lampard struggles to play 2 games a week and is being used as an impact sub, Gerard has had to adjust his game and sit further back because he cant keep up with the pace anymore, Cole (if picked) has hardly played for chelski with the special one preferring to play a RB as LB, do you expect any of them to be able to play 3 games in 10 days in the heat and humidity of brazil? and that's just the group stage! we are also drawn in a tough group with a lot of traveling. I hope we can win it, but I also hope roy drops the `old guard` for younger fitter players who will learn so much from the experience, it worked for Spain![/p][/quote]Many of your words seem convincing, but for one undeniable fact. Underdogs do sometimes win trophies! So come on England!!! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 0

1:48pm Thu 27 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
el caballo santos101 wrote:
ghk230473 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come.

Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.
While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.
its not `stupid` to suggest that England wont win the world cup at all.
you only have to look at the facts,
no European team has ever won the world cup in south America in 6 attempts.
England are likely to pick the same old same old who have failed miserably in their previous competitions, lampard Gerard rooney hart cole (if picked over shaw) milner etc have not achieved anything;

euro 96 semi (England)
france 98 w/c last 16
euro 2000 group stage (Belgium/Holland)
japan/s. Korea w/c 2002 q/final
euro 04 q/final (Portugal)
Germany 2006 w/c q/final
euro 08 didn`t qualify
s. Africa 2010 w/c second rd.
euro 2012 q/final (Ukraine)
so you have t go all the way back to euro 96 for England to even get to a semi-final (and that was on home soil!) the current crop of players go back 10+ years or the world cup in japan/S. Korea and since then we have only managed to get to the quarter finals of 2 world cups and 2 euros, and have looked poor in most despite having, what was called at the time, the golden generation of English players, we failed to qualify for the 08 euros despite only needing a draw with Ukraine in the last game.

its not a defeatist attitude, its just a case of not letting the media hype convince you that we have a chance. yes we have a chance, the Brazilian wildlife might take out a few of the other teams ;0), but we didn't look great in qualifying and taking the old guard wont help either, lampard struggles to play 2 games a week and is being used as an impact sub, Gerard has had to adjust his game and sit further back because he cant keep up with the pace anymore, Cole (if picked) has hardly played for chelski with the special one preferring to play a RB as LB, do you expect any of them to be able to play 3 games in 10 days in the heat and humidity of brazil? and that's just the group stage!
we are also drawn in a tough group with a lot of traveling.
I hope we can win it, but I also hope roy drops the `old guard` for younger fitter players who will learn so much from the experience, it worked for Spain!
Many of your words seem convincing, but for one undeniable fact. Underdogs do sometimes win trophies!

So come on England!!!
I`d love us to win the cup, I just cant see it.
no doubt we will get a major `star` player injured in the next couple of weeks and will struggle to get fit in time, he will be picked anyway and either get injured again or just be awful. rooney, becks and robson all shouldn't have gone to major competitions because they were injured.
we will also get a tabloid exclusive about the team/player or manager, the media will be digging for dirt right now as they love to stir things up just before competitions. we have had scandals involving bobby robson, becks, sven, J. Terry (horrible man) etc. its almost as if they want us to fail so they can attack the manager, turner, sven, Fabio etc have all been hammered because of our results. if roy picks the younger players and we don't do well then he and the players will take dogs abuse from the press.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come. Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]While I agree that our chances of winning World Cup are slim and it would be good to blood younger players through, to say we are not going to win is stupid. What is the point in turning up with that attitude? We will leave ourselves open to critisism from other nations in our group questioning our effort. You have to be in it to win it, of course we have a chance no matter how slim. No one knows how the cards will fall for other teams. With that defeatist attitude nothing would be accomplished.[/p][/quote]its not `stupid` to suggest that England wont win the world cup at all. you only have to look at the facts, no European team has ever won the world cup in south America in 6 attempts. England are likely to pick the same old same old who have failed miserably in their previous competitions, lampard Gerard rooney hart cole (if picked over shaw) milner etc have not achieved anything; euro 96 semi (England) france 98 w/c last 16 euro 2000 group stage (Belgium/Holland) japan/s. Korea w/c 2002 q/final euro 04 q/final (Portugal) Germany 2006 w/c q/final euro 08 didn`t qualify s. Africa 2010 w/c second rd. euro 2012 q/final (Ukraine) so you have t go all the way back to euro 96 for England to even get to a semi-final (and that was on home soil!) the current crop of players go back 10+ years or the world cup in japan/S. Korea and since then we have only managed to get to the quarter finals of 2 world cups and 2 euros, and have looked poor in most despite having, what was called at the time, the golden generation of English players, we failed to qualify for the 08 euros despite only needing a draw with Ukraine in the last game. its not a defeatist attitude, its just a case of not letting the media hype convince you that we have a chance. yes we have a chance, the Brazilian wildlife might take out a few of the other teams ;0), but we didn't look great in qualifying and taking the old guard wont help either, lampard struggles to play 2 games a week and is being used as an impact sub, Gerard has had to adjust his game and sit further back because he cant keep up with the pace anymore, Cole (if picked) has hardly played for chelski with the special one preferring to play a RB as LB, do you expect any of them to be able to play 3 games in 10 days in the heat and humidity of brazil? and that's just the group stage! we are also drawn in a tough group with a lot of traveling. I hope we can win it, but I also hope roy drops the `old guard` for younger fitter players who will learn so much from the experience, it worked for Spain![/p][/quote]Many of your words seem convincing, but for one undeniable fact. Underdogs do sometimes win trophies! So come on England!!![/p][/quote]I`d love us to win the cup, I just cant see it. no doubt we will get a major `star` player injured in the next couple of weeks and will struggle to get fit in time, he will be picked anyway and either get injured again or just be awful. rooney, becks and robson all shouldn't have gone to major competitions because they were injured. we will also get a tabloid exclusive about the team/player or manager, the media will be digging for dirt right now as they love to stir things up just before competitions. we have had scandals involving bobby robson, becks, sven, J. Terry (horrible man) etc. its almost as if they want us to fail so they can attack the manager, turner, sven, Fabio etc have all been hammered because of our results. if roy picks the younger players and we don't do well then he and the players will take dogs abuse from the press. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 3

2:02pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Velleity says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
Velleity wrote:
I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come.

Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.
I don't expect, or want, RH to make wholesale changes until after the world cup. Then he will have the excuse to dump the old guard and build from the bottom up
Mind you i will still be glued to it especially if there are Saints in the squad
If you're saying you don't want changes then afterwards he'll have an excuse for dumping the old guard, you seem to be sure the grandads won't succeed.

If they are bad enough that they will need dumping when we're kicked out, why not dump them now? Why not bring in players who can improve rather than taking along players who are well past their best just because the press can't see past the end of their noses. Imagine how well we might play with kids excited at their chance to play (J-Rod?) rather than someone who feels he's there by right (Lampard?). And imagine how energised and experienced they all would be for the Euros and the next WC.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: I think it would help if the press would get off Hodgson's back, let him admit that we're not going to win the World Cup and use it as an opportunity to bring along a younger team with the Euros and next World Cup in mind. He could kick out the old codgers and give some experience to the up and coming players who could make a difference in years to come. Unfortunately the press will be on his back with "This time we can win it" and he'll be just as hobbled as everyone else is. It's a shame, as Roy's the first manager for a while to take a look outside the top six teams; he's got the vision, does he have the balls to take on the press? I wish he did but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]I don't expect, or want, RH to make wholesale changes until after the world cup. Then he will have the excuse to dump the old guard and build from the bottom up Mind you i will still be glued to it especially if there are Saints in the squad[/p][/quote]If you're saying you don't want changes then afterwards he'll have an excuse for dumping the old guard, you seem to be sure the grandads won't succeed. If they are bad enough that they will need dumping when we're kicked out, why not dump them now? Why not bring in players who can improve rather than taking along players who are well past their best just because the press can't see past the end of their noses. Imagine how well we might play with kids excited at their chance to play (J-Rod?) rather than someone who feels he's there by right (Lampard?). And imagine how energised and experienced they all would be for the Euros and the next WC. Velleity
  • Score: 1

2:45pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

If you want England to have any chance then take the youngsters who will play without fear and may well surprise a few. Even if they don't they will gain valuable experience for the next one when they will be the perfect age. Alternatively take Lampard, Gerrard, Cole etc and be prepared to be very disappointed.
If you want England to have any chance then take the youngsters who will play without fear and may well surprise a few. Even if they don't they will gain valuable experience for the next one when they will be the perfect age. Alternatively take Lampard, Gerrard, Cole etc and be prepared to be very disappointed. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 4

2:49pm Thu 27 Mar 14

ghk230473 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
If you want England to have any chance then take the youngsters who will play without fear and may well surprise a few. Even if they don't they will gain valuable experience for the next one when they will be the perfect age. Alternatively take Lampard, Gerrard, Cole etc and be prepared to be very disappointed.
I think it would be daft not to take a bit of experience, I'd take Gerard to pull the strings.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: If you want England to have any chance then take the youngsters who will play without fear and may well surprise a few. Even if they don't they will gain valuable experience for the next one when they will be the perfect age. Alternatively take Lampard, Gerrard, Cole etc and be prepared to be very disappointed.[/p][/quote]I think it would be daft not to take a bit of experience, I'd take Gerard to pull the strings. ghk230473
  • Score: 1

2:52pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Bob Barnes says...

What does this Guy Matt LeTitssier know about footeee he comes from France yeah, we all know about the French don't we
What does this Guy Matt LeTitssier know about footeee he comes from France yeah, we all know about the French don't we Bob Barnes
  • Score: -9

3:10pm Thu 27 Mar 14

ghk230473 says...

I do hope under the new regime our matt is acknowledged in some way.
I do hope under the new regime our matt is acknowledged in some way. ghk230473
  • Score: 2

3:42pm Thu 27 Mar 14

killared says...

Bob Barnes wrote:
What does this Guy Matt LeTitssier know about footeee he comes from France yeah, we all know about the French don't we
I don't know if you are joking or if you are serious but please get your fact straight. He's from Guernsey not France and when he was ask to play for France he decline and play for England instead and France won the World cup in 98 he's loss. Morgan play for Saints and he's a good player so please think before typing !
[quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: What does this Guy Matt LeTitssier know about footeee he comes from France yeah, we all know about the French don't we[/p][/quote]I don't know if you are joking or if you are serious but please get your fact straight. He's from Guernsey not France and when he was ask to play for France he decline and play for England instead and France won the World cup in 98 he's loss. Morgan play for Saints and he's a good player so please think before typing ! killared
  • Score: 5

3:58pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Saint TGB says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Solent reporting Barker sacked and now carried on BBC website :0(
Saw your comment on The News - the fish are so tetchy!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Solent reporting Barker sacked and now carried on BBC website :0([/p][/quote]Saw your comment on The News - the fish are so tetchy! Saint TGB
  • Score: 3

4:05pm Thu 27 Mar 14

jrod11 says...

Bob Barnes wrote:
What does this Guy Matt LeTitssier know about footeee he comes from France yeah, we all know about the French don't we
I doubt if you know much at all Bob.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: What does this Guy Matt LeTitssier know about footeee he comes from France yeah, we all know about the French don't we[/p][/quote]I doubt if you know much at all Bob. jrod11
  • Score: 3

4:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Yoshida has been reported to have taken a knock in training and out for the rest of the Season.
Yoshida has been reported to have taken a knock in training and out for the rest of the Season. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

5:27pm Thu 27 Mar 14

ghk230473 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Yoshida has been reported to have taken a knock in training and out for the rest of the Season.
So!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Yoshida has been reported to have taken a knock in training and out for the rest of the Season.[/p][/quote]So! ghk230473
  • Score: -3

6:40pm Thu 27 Mar 14

pompey in spain says...

still interested in us i see?................
..........muppets...
.btw i would pick lardy lambert over rooney anyday...he brings more to a game................
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still interested in us i see?................ ..........muppets... .btw i would pick lardy lambert over rooney anyday...he brings more to a game................ .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... ....but still muppets pompey in spain
  • Score: -2

6:57pm Thu 27 Mar 14

TPFKARTSNINZ says...

pompey in spain wrote:
still interested in us i see?................

..........muppets...

.btw i would pick lardy lambert over rooney anyday...he brings more to a game................

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Loser!

Can't wait for next season's derby - Eastleigh are going to thrash you!
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: still interested in us i see?................ ..........muppets... .btw i would pick lardy lambert over rooney anyday...he brings more to a game................ .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... ....but still muppets[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Loser! Can't wait for next season's derby - Eastleigh are going to thrash you! TPFKARTSNINZ
  • Score: 4

8:05pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Baddesley Bill says...

pompey in spain wrote:
still interested in us i see?................

..........muppets...

.btw i would pick lardy lambert over rooney anyday...he brings more to a game................

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"It's time to pay the meter...
Cos we gotta light the lights...
It's time to watch the muppets play a conference game tonight"

New theme song for the Fratton end as PFC walk out next season pis? :O)
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: still interested in us i see?................ ..........muppets... .btw i would pick lardy lambert over rooney anyday...he brings more to a game................ .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... ....but still muppets[/p][/quote]"It's time to pay the meter... Cos we gotta light the lights... It's time to watch the muppets play a conference game tonight" New theme song for the Fratton end as PFC walk out next season pis? :O) Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 4

8:24pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Clever Dick says...

pompey in spain wrote:
still interested in us i see?................

..........muppets...

.btw i would pick lardy lambert over rooney anyday...he brings more to a game................

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Yes very interested..........
in your demise!
[quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: still interested in us i see?................ ..........muppets... .btw i would pick lardy lambert over rooney anyday...he brings more to a game................ .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... ....but still muppets[/p][/quote]Yes very interested.......... in your demise! Clever Dick
  • Score: 2

8:29pm Thu 27 Mar 14

jrod11 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
pompey in spain wrote:
still interested in us i see?................


..........muppets...


.btw i would pick lardy lambert over rooney anyday...he brings more to a game................


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....but still muppets
Yes very interested..........

in your demise!
Well said Dick.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pompey in spain[/bold] wrote: still interested in us i see?................ ..........muppets... .btw i would pick lardy lambert over rooney anyday...he brings more to a game................ .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... ....but still muppets[/p][/quote]Yes very interested.......... in your demise![/p][/quote]Well said Dick. jrod11
  • Score: 0

2:17am Fri 28 Mar 14

Bob Barnes says...

jrod11 wrote:
Bob Barnes wrote:
What does this Guy Matt LeTitssier know about footeee he comes from France yeah, we all know about the French don't we
I doubt if you know much at all Bob.
Just checking if you are all awake & enjoyed my comments below.
Of course I know where Matt comes from & of course I admire him as one of the greats to play for SFC.
I note some of you can dish it out but some others can't take it


What does this Guy Matt LeTitssier know about footeee he comes from France yeah, we all know about the French don't we
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Barnes[/bold] wrote: What does this Guy Matt LeTitssier know about footeee he comes from France yeah, we all know about the French don't we[/p][/quote]I doubt if you know much at all Bob.[/p][/quote]Just checking if you are all awake & enjoyed my comments below. Of course I know where Matt comes from & of course I admire him as one of the greats to play for SFC. I note some of you can dish it out but some others can't take it What does this Guy Matt LeTitssier know about footeee he comes from France yeah, we all know about the French don't we Bob Barnes
  • Score: 1

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