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2 minutes ago, Stopharage said:

Not sure this system is getting the best out of Harry Kane. Adams is outshining him so far. 

 

I don't know if it's entirely the system, I think it might be the personel. He's got Man City players either side of him, and they're not looking to feed him the ball, neither are they running off him.

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7 minutes ago, Stopharage said:

Not sure this system is getting the best out of Harry Kane. Adams is outshining him so far. 

it looks like the rest of the team is too quick and technical for him!

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1 minute ago, feltmonkey said:

 

I don't know if it's entirely the system, I think it might be the personel. He's got Man City players either side of him, and they're not looking to feed him the ball, neither are they running off him.

I think we’re too narrow. When Stirling and Foden get the ball they’re in line with the edge of the box rather than between there and the touch line. So the CBs aren’t being stretched and can remain fairly compact with Kane, starving him of space. 

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Just now, Stopharage said:

I think we’re too narrow. When Stirling and Foden get the ball they’re in line with the edge of the box rather than between there and the touch line. So the CBs aren’t being stretched and can remain fairly compact with Kane, starving him of space. 

 

Yeah, I agree. I think that's got more to do with the natural habits of Sterling and Foden than a gameplan, but it might be the plan. If they were narrow and looking to run past Kane for a through ball that would be okay, and if their first thought was to try to pass to Kane, that would also be fine, but what they both do is look to dribble inside, in an erratic, bee-like trajectory. It's a bit disjointed up there.

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1 minute ago, feltmonkey said:

 

Yeah, I agree. I think that's got more to do with the natural habits of Sterling and Foden than a gameplan, but it might be the plan. If they were narrow and looking to run past Kane for a through ball that would be okay, and if their first thought was to try to pass to Kane, that would also be fine, but what they both do is look to dribble inside, in an erratic, bee-like trajectory. It's a bit disjointed up there.

Agree with that. This is calling out for Sancho to come on, hug the touch line and stretch the defensive line. A less compact defensive line would also allow Grealish to target the gaps. 
 

Considering Gilmour has struggled a bit, Scotland have done really well in that half. 

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5 minutes ago, jonamok said:

Absolute shite.

 

For whatever reason England are lopsided but down the wrong side. Can switch Foden over to the left if Grealish isn't fit for 45, but Sancho on the right is a no brainer.

 

Quite like how Scotland have approached this. Clarke has always had a bit about him.

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1 minute ago, mexos said:

That was dull af. Where is the spark from the Croatia match? 

Scotland are playing much, much better than Croatia were and not giving England the time and space they were given on Sunday.

 

Phillips' role is different today, he's not been as strong in that first half and I think even though most of England's movement is going through Mount, he's not been shining eitherml.

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I'd bring Rashford on for Sterling, and allow Shaw to get forward and link with him a bit more, try to use that understanding they have at club level. I'd bring Grealish on for Foden on the other side to do his thing, be direct, and win some free kicks.

 

I can't see either happening, particularly the first, as the England fullbacks do not seem allowed to get forward.

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Bit drab so far, Scotland very well organised though, it has to be said. It's probably my bias talking, but if he's fit, I'd have Henderson in for Rice. I'm not saying that Rice is having a bad game or anything, but the fixture as it is now doesn't really call for a defensive specialist in midfield, and we might benefit from a bit more drive forward from there.

 

Also, Sancho and Grealish, as others have said. Mount is technically fine, but he's a bit dull, isn't he?

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I didn't really expect a great game, so I guess it's delivering. Scotland will be the happier, no question. England look very static when attacking and there's no real craft in midfield.

 

Also, just how different companies is Cantona hawking at the moment? 

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What about bringing Sancho or Grealish on for Phillips? I think we've perhaps got one defensive midfielder too many, you could have Rice, Mount, and Foden in there. Mount can defend, and Foden is better in the middle. Depends how much we want to win, I guess.

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