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  1. Not many are that sort of player... Until they do something like that. Turns out he is that sort.
  2. He knew exactly what he was doing. It would be very naive to think otherwise.
  3. I see Trippier is captain. Hopefully the penny will drop with Southgate before the WC that he doesn't quite cut it at the business end of things.
  4. Hmm, I did comment last season that I didn't think Giannoulis was particularly convincing in defensive situations. So if I've seen that you can be sure Farke has seen it too. He's still a good player though and he can improve
  5. Raw, rash, lacking understanding, not fit. All adds up to not good enough.
  6. Infact it's pretty much on the lines, not between them.
  7. Read between the lines. He's said he's not fit and he's not good enough.
  8. Yup. He got in loads of space but couldn't do anything with it. Decent cross for the goal but numerous opportunities to drive at them weren't taken because he doesn't have it in the locker.
  9. The big problem for me was starting Trippier. It was clear early on that Italy could be exploited in that area but we picked a player who can't exploit those situations. Fair enough he put a decent ball in for the goal (most players can do a decent cross with time and space) but he can't put defenders to the sword. If you're the Italian left back you're happy to see him in the team. Did them a favour. Too cautious from Southgate.
  10. Interesting the other day he subbed Grealish off after subbing him on and that was hailed as clever management. Yet tonight he watched on as Saka messed up everything that came to him all the way through to the final and decisive kick.
  11. Yup. And although Grealish made a difference when he came on it was Sterling who was the difference between the two sides over the course of the game.
  12. Always thought we'd win. Although this isn't a great German team they have still got some very good players but England are a better side and it showed.
  13. I would say Kane is a very good example of a striker who contributes a lot even when not scoring. He's a hard worker and is an excellent passer of the ball- which is something that has been seen more in the last year but has always been a feature of his game. He's not quite sharp at the moment but that's only a temporary thing. He does seem to have dodgy ankles though and I'm not sure how many seasons he'll get through without an injury lay off. Maybe none. Quality player.
  14. Football is crazy so I wouldn't be surprised if they took £30-£40m for Maddison but nor would I be surprised if it was double that. He's a very good player but is he very top drawer? Probably not. If Leicester don't think he can go up another level but they can sign someone who they believe can then maybe they will look to cash in.
  15. Indeed. And I am sure Maddison has already figured that out too.
  16. But he did a socially distant goal celebration because he's really responsible and has a great attitude and stuff. Right?
  17. No, the Trippier thing doesn't work. He plays left back like any other right back plays it. Would he get in the Chelsea or Man Utd teams at left back? Course not. He also only tended to make overlap runs when he knew he was unlikely to get the ball and was a little bit more reluctant when the ball was on - which is what you get from a player not truly comfortable in the role. I heard the comments about his tournament experience... I guess that explains that loose back header he played.
  18. I reckon Italy have got a good chance of getting out of the group.
  19. It's been a pleasure what him play for us. Hard to think of a more naturally talented and skillful player in a Norwich shirt, particularly when that ability is combined with his tenacity and work ethic. I still get the feeling not everyone realises quite how good he is (although maybe that's bitterness he's left) but for a lot of us he's the best player we've ever seen play for the club - whether we realise it or not.
  20. As it goes, he isn't that young. He'll be 26 this coming season. Plenty of years ahead though.
  21. Hmm, not sure. A couple maybe. But he has really only had one season in the Champs. And while he was very good in a lot of games he wasn't always as effective against the better sides in the league.
  22. Yes, when you've got players like Kane and DCL who will get on the end of JWP's superb deliveries I do think it is a bit strange that Southgate hasn't been able to find a space for him in the squad.
  23. I think Grealish is a joy to watch.
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