England v Germany Sunday

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  1. spursman18 Moderator

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    Ah, here we go again....Zee Germans

    Have us down winning it 2-1 (both from Defoe) I'm so fookin ready for this, hopefully we'll lift our game with the prospect of playing our toughest/best opponent yet. News that Ledley is fit, dont know if he'll start might be too much of a risk. I would go with this

    James

    Johnson Terry Upson Cole

    Lennon Lampard Gerrard Milner

    Crouch Defoe

    We must use Crouch's height to our advantage especially against Mertesacker who is a mountain of a man. I'd like to see Joe Cole at some point in the tournament so I'd swap Milner for him (if need be). I doubt Crouch will play so Rooney will most likely start. Just need to perform for 90 mins, is that so hard to ask?


    PS....no fookin penalties (however im confident in our side doing well if we get that far)
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    Go get em ENGLAND!
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    I probably hide behind the sofa than watch this game....I'm so nervous....it's 5th May 2010 all over again :302:
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    Only one thing is for certain.

    If we play like we've been playing in the other games, we're gonna get spanked.
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    Very true, yet I feel we have a better team than Germany IF we perform.
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    Match preview here:

    Germany v England

    No Cacau - Klose is back...I want England to win 2-1...
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    If Capallo makes the same mistake that Bradley did and start ineffective players then i think England will lose. Which sadly means i think England will lose because i see no way in hell that Rooney is not starting. I can't think of a bigger boob on the field than Rooney at this time. Been very very unimpressed with him and maybe i'm being too hard on him. But as an american that wants to see stars do well he just hasn't and can't believe that he will probably get another 90 (plus extra if it happens to get to that) this WC.

    I believe that if England has not scored by half time (Rooney specificly in that statement) then Cappello needs to sub him off and bring in Crouch to partner Defoe. Just me though which is why i'm at a computer and Cappello is making the millions. :)
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    steel- who would you consider as an ineffective starter?

    I agree the bit about Rooney, our own players have been hyping him up the past couple of days to somewhat jump start his tournament but he never consistently performs for England
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    preformed all season. now i realize that international is different than club. and may be true to point in regards that he hasn't been "consistant" for England. however what he has been is ineffective. (my eyes and opinion only). If Cappello has to burn a sub to replace him because he is still ineffective (like Bradley did) or even worse doesn't even replace him then i can't really see any way that England will beat Germany.
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    I think its worth a gamble to waste a sub on him after 45 mins or even 60. It's a shame to say that. Thing is if we perform like we should than we'll win, I think the key is winning the midfield battles (i hope bastian isnt fit) and defending set piece properly because of their height. I think this is the key game for Crouch to be played with the height they have in the CB positions. I'll be extremely disappointed if he decides to play Heskey whether starting or coming off the bench.
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    agree about the midfield battles, but I also think width is a major issue for England, a bit better in the Slovenia game, but basically very narrow going forward against us and Algeria. Some of this is Gerrard, who seems neither here nor there for me. Germany's back four is there for the taking, and proper width in the attack could really stretch them and give them problems. I'm afraid Crouch could be nullified a bit by their size, where Defoe/Rooney present matchup probs for them if England possess the ball enough.

    Some major concerns for England, obviously, but I see this one as a breakout game for shrek. England 2-1, Rooney both goals.

    In any case, major best wishes to old blighty. hoping for you fookers to advance over the old enemy.
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    I am officially SHITTING IT!!!

    Gotta watch it at work. Bit of a result as I made my gaffer order and install a 42" plasma in the weights room so I could watch the world cup!!!

    Thanks boss!!!

    I agree with some others on here, it could go horibly wrong.

    If we crumble under the pressure (as we seem to have done so far in this WC) we could get battered.

    If we turn up and Postman Pat gets his tactics right we could get a win.

    I dont see him droping Rooney in a month of Sundays and equally I dont see Lennon getting another run out unless we are chasing the game and need somthing extra or diferent.

    He will start with the same personell he started the last game. If Ledley is 100% then I can see him getting the nod, but Ledders hasnt been 100% since 1996!!!

    Good luck England, make me proud.
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    At least you got work to keep you sane....I'm gonna be bricking it for the next seven hours :y13::y13::y13:

    It ain't an going to be an easy game....but with Spurs, ya gotta Believe.

    COME ON ENGLAND!!!

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    i cant fooking wait....is it 3 o clock yet ???
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    I'm ready fellas!!! Up at 7am to start drinking by 8am

    Takin the tube into Washington DC singing 10 german bombers to my german mate thats with me, getting off in Chinatown I will then start singing God Save The Queen, a short walk to the pub and I'll be surrounded by a shower of red and white, I feel sorry for my mate as I dont know if there will be any of his kind in the pub (he is a proper born german, not just a "fan)

    I want us to win so fooking bad, and finally show up and put in a good shift


    2-1 England
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    haha that sounds like fun there spursman!! i'm up at 6 to be at work at 7. :( lol.
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    Shame about work, hopefully you'll catch some of the game.
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    no its 12.34 get your fooking watch fixed:y15::302:
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    Got the BBQ out - spare ribs (yum yum)

    2 hours 'til kick off...and I'm nervous as $hit....
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    I'm off to the pub, good luck to all the English out there


    Heroes- dont worry the opening Rooney goal will relax those nerves.
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    oh yeah we have a couple TV's here in the NOC and they will be turned onto WC. have fun at the pub!
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    Dont forget

    I'm England til I die,
    Im England til I die,
    I know I am,
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    I'm England til I die!!!
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    Sky Sports | Football | World Cup 2010 | England | 'No changes' for Capello

    The reason players under-perform for England is because they are played out of position.
    Gerrard is not a left midfielder and Rooney plays best as, and wants to play as, a lone striker. I don't understand why we play our 2 biggest attacking threats, and probably best players, out of position.

    It was fine against Slovakia, but against Germany that kind of basic predictable attack will be read like book. I'm just worried our tactics are going to stifle our attacking threats.

    Johnson better keep his eye on Podolski, because he has a nack for getting caught too far forward. Barry is going to have to have a huge game, because I'm pretty sure he'll be assigned with keeping Mehmut Ozil as quiet as possible.

    I'm bricking it because I look at that midfield of the Germans, and to me it looks capable of owning the middle of the park, and everyone knows how important the battle for midfield is. I've been praying that Capello plays a 5 man midfield, but knew it was really going to happen.

    We're very capable of pulling this off, but Capello's going to have to get his tactics spot on. We also need everyone to step their games up a lot.

    Like I said, if both teams play like they have so far this tournament, this aint gonna end well...
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    what bad defending by terry and upson. And Klose is a man born to play at the World Cups
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    wow, what a bad goal to give up. james looked very terrible on that play. now this is seeing it from bad TV's about 30 feet away.
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    james couldnt have done anything there, but just now he saved germany in a 1 on 1 situation..sofar their best player
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    and just as i write he makes a bad intervention and concedes :S
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    Awful defending for the goal....poor goalkeeping too..... And as I write thus it's 2 0 England are awful and second best by a country mile! Milner has no pace to deal with the big left back! Rooney is totally out of it, capello needs to sort it out at half time or England are going home..... Not only going home but going home with a severe tanking bebins them!

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