Three Lions V Slovenia

Will we have three lions?

Will we have three players that actually want to play in an England shirt?

Will we win?


we will to all three questions

Southgate appears to be blooding a younger unembittered team who I think may actually want to play football and for England.

Apart from Phil Jones and Fabian Delph ( @steveintheforest has already seen my twitter rant about his inclusion)…

Seriously, Fabian Delph, injured for 17 months and then gets picked to “generate competition” in midfield. Maybe try picking someone from a team that doesn;t play for the big 6.

Fuck sake I’d even have picked Redmond ahead of Delph if only for the fact he’s had more game time…

Delph and Jones are injured.

Or are they?? Why pick Delph then, in fact why pick him even if he wasn’t injured??

They knew Jones was injured during the CL clash last week, why pick him??

Why not pick other fringer players (that don’t play for the big 6) and give them a chance to “increase competition”

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Does anybody know what the squad is yet ?

Does anybody know when and where the game is being played?



Oh, YOU wanted to know it.

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (West Ham, on loan from Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), John Stones (Manchester City), Michael Keane (Everton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham)

Midfielders: Eric Dier (Tottenham), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Dele Alli (Tottenham)

Forwards: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)

Then of course there have been the changes and call ups but I’ve never heard of the lad who has replaced Delph but Jinx or something like that? Wanx?

Oh yeah, Winx

Interesting that in a team of nobodies guess who is getting all the publilcity.

Old misery guts himself

Talks about the team and talks about Grenfell elsewhere

Does anybody care?

See the bit in bold

As his squad prepare for the game, Gareth Southgate has been hit with the news that Manchester United’s Phil Jones and Manchester City’s Fabien Delph have returned to their clubs with injuries.

As a result, Southgate has promoted Tottenham’s Harry Winks to the senior squad after he was initially named in the Under 21s side.

Winks played his first 90 minutes of the season for his club as they won 3-0 away at Huddersfield and has only recently returned from an ankle ligament injury he picked up towards the end of last season.

While Spurs fans were delighted by the news of Winks first call up to England’s senior squad, other fans weren’t all that impressed with Southgate’s decision. Some suggested Everton’s Tom Davies, Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere were more worthy of a call-up than the 21-year-old.

Another player recently returned from injury who plays for the “big 6”

Apart from Jack Wilshere I agree that the other 2 should be called up.

Yes we care

unbeknown to most Ex pats actually like the UK we dont live there due to monetary / climate reasons (mine) but we still want our national teams to do well

The fact that England FC has not won a trophy since 1966 is irrelevant we still want them to win as stood in the pub where the game is on and most England games are shown live world wide it is embarrassing when they lose

As the other Phil will testify to.


Wembley Stadium sponsored by EE

Thursday 5th October 2017, KO 19:45 (BST)

HTH :lou_is_a_flirt:

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Sorry, as explained on the SRL thread, we made an effort for his debut, but why the fuck would I want to spend 15 qud on return taxi fares, 10 quid a pint for 3 pints of beer and watch a listless England performance at midnight? That is the cost of my 4 day trip to Sofia in 2 weeks where I can bring 8 litres of Thracian Nectar home with us.

Sure I will make an effort in a WC or Euros but then I am damned if I’d open my mouth because the pub would be full of England haters and just dying to laugh at us as they get to do every tournament.

I couldn’t give a toss to be honest maybe when JWP is made Captain I’ll make an effort

Now cricket and soemtimes rugby - hell yes those guys put in some effort

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Deleted because I was wrong

The Redmond everyone is saying needs dropping from Saints. Not getting a call up maybe a wake up call for him.

I think that maybe that was my point, maybe…

It went straight over my head. Sorry.

My excuse is the medication I’m on. I’m a little bit out there half of the time.

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Alexander O’Neil, Micah Paris, Jackie Graham & the England game on a big screen 120 qquid including taxis and beers

An evening with Steve Murphy & Javier Pena 100 quid without beer finshing in time to watch England on a big screen (with no beer)

Sitting at home watching S3 of Narcos and ignoring England with a nice bottle of Lebanese Chateau Ksara.


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Shelvey’s going to have to work on his temperament and discipline before he can think of an England recall. He looks good when he plays and then he gets banned again. You can’t afford that sort of thing in tournament football where one red card probably means you won’t play again.

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