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https://twitter.com/hilare_belloc/status/583192598061400064

Hah!
assuming Uncle Woy is going to try to fit both Kane and Rooney into the same lineup (and presumably Welbeck on the wings), what sort of lineups would we like to see?
I'd like a blend of youth and experience:

Hart

Clyne-Smalling-Jagielka-Gibbs

Carrick-Henderson

Welbeck-Rooney-Sterling

Kane

sterling was really good as a number 10 last season. Rooney is a horrible 10, so he can probably play on the wings.
Congrats Rooney!

First English man under 30 to reach 100 caps! :)
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England Squad named:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Southampton), Ben Foster (West Brom), Joe Hart (Manchester City).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United, Stewart Downing (West Ham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

Forwards: Rickie Lambert (Liverpool), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Welbeck (Arsenal), Saido Berahino (West Brom).

Sturridge and Johnson dropped. Replaced by Berahino and Clyne.

Glad to see Clyne get some international recognition, he's been consistently impressive for Southampton.

Recall for Downing. I'm unsure about this one, he's been reliable for WHU but methinks this is a level too much for him now. Hope I'm wrong.
v Estonia:

England: Hart; Chambers, Cahill, Jagielka, Baines; Henderson, Wilshere, Delph, Lallana; Welbeck, Rooney.

looks like the diamond with lallana at #10. solid stuff. thoughts?
might've preferred clyne to chambers on the right, i think he offers more attack. on the flipside chambers defends set pieces better.
we had a win again 1 - nill win, we had 3 wins 0 losses 0 draws.

Wenny123
Bravo on the big win!
Good win for our England, 5 - nill win

Wenny123
why is nathaniel clyne not in the squad? he's been a hell of a right back even since his crystal palace days. hopefully woy saw his screamer against the arsenal.
So what would you guys consider the biggest international rivalry in the british isles?

England- Rep Ireland?
Northern Ireland-Rep Ireland?
England -Scotland?
This question crossed my mind and I am really curious to know!
I think it would be either England-Scotland and/or Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland
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depends on who you ask. England has fierce (but respectful) rivalries with all of the home nations, due to our shared history.

England vs any of the other home nations is always eagerly anticipated in Rugby.

Not so much in football, though. In football it'll be the Irish "derby" or England v Scotland.
I must say I think last night's game showed why Rooney is better suited as a striker than a #10.

Keeping Sterling as the tip of the midfield diamond ensured that our progression from midfield was much more dynamic on the counter.

This 4-4-2 diamond is still a work in progress and there are areas to address (I'm not convinced Wilshere works well at the base of the diamond) but I like that we can have two strikers deployed further up the field.

------------Back Four
-------------Milner
---Henderson---Wilshere
-------------Sterling
---------Rooney---Welbeck

Sturridge/Walcott/Ox/Welbeck/Lambert/ and more can rotate in and out.

The core of this team can stick together for the next 5 years and still be in their mid-late twenties. I think now is definitely the time to be experimenting with this formation since we have a relatively easy qualification group. If we can iron out some of the wrinkles by 2016 we might just avoid embarrassing ourselves in the KO stages!
rooney's not a #10 for me, LVG might make it work but surely sterling on form looks more natural there. sturridge obviously is first-choice no matter how well welbeck does against switzerland, much as I love danny, sturridge just has more technique and finishing prowess


1 week ago
The former England manager is still rankled by the John Terry episode and believes the central defender is ‘one of the best’
1 week ago
Nathaniel Clyne has been told the right-back berth in the England team is his if he maintains form and fitness, with the defender now targeting an opportunity in the Champions League
3 weeks ago
Paul Wilson: Greg Dyke’s recent proposal fails to address the fundamental problem – England does produce enough players but it is their quality that is lacking
3 weeks ago
Arsène Wenger has said that Theo Walcott’s display for England against Italy showed he has yet to fully recover from a knee injury sustained last January
3 weeks ago
The England manager, who will allow Harry Kane to be at the European Under-21 Championship, said: ‘I’m not a great lover of the burnout argument’
3 weeks ago
Roy Hodgson said he is concerned at the prospect of political chants by England supporters during the June friendly with the Republic of Ireland
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Fourteen years after his debut, the Manchester United player is the logical choice to be England’s holding midfielder, even if Jack Wilshere is fit
3 weeks ago
England manager under fire over his use of Phil Jones and Theo Walcott against Italy but there is no harm in finding out that something does not work
3 weeks ago
This could be Wales’s time, more bother for Vincent Kompany, a face-saving win for Guus Hiddink and much more to discuss from the past week
3 weeks ago
The Tottenham winger has thanked Roy Hodgson for retaining faith in him, after he scored to earn England a 1-1 draw in Italy
3 weeks ago
Andros Townsend revealed that criticism of his presence in England’s squad made him ‘desperate to silence a few critics’ before his game-changing appearance against Italy
3 weeks ago
Harry Kane was often isolated in leading the England line on his first start although he still had chances to beat Gianluigi Buffon
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England’s first-half diamond dulled their shining lights, while Italy’s reputation as masters of the defensive dark arts remained undimmed
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Andros Townsend’s rifling shot with 11 minutes to go gave England a 1-1 draw against Italy in the international friendly in Turin
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Minute-by-minute report: Harry Kane did not score but Andros Townsend very much did, cracking in a second-half equaliser to Graziano Pellè’s goal within eight minutes of coming on
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The Azzurri have been dominant against England teams in recent years
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The Republic of Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill, has launched a pre-emptive strike against the hoopla that will surround the friendly against England on 7 June
3 weeks ago
Harry Kane will start up front with Theo Walcott in Turin while Wayne Rooney and Phil Jones are expected to respectively lead and anchor a diamond midfield against Italy
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England’s Roy Hodgson has picked Wayne Rooney in midfield against Italy rather than pairing him in attack with Harry Kane
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Italy face England friendly in Turin against a background of club-v-country rows with Serie A teams

EC Qualification Table

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14
1
15
0
0
5
5
1
9
6
4
10
2
0
3
5
2
9
8
3
11
2
0
3
5
3
6
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10
3
3
0
2
5
4
4
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5
1
3
1
1
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5
1
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17
0
4
1
0
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