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Offline Billy Hunt

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #120 on: July 14, 2010, 09:16:37 PM »
Cheers guys. Sounds like a combination of the heat and some players under performing but hopefully they can get a win on Saturday against Mexico.

Is it on Eurosport again? I'm off Saturday so a few cans and the match would be a nice way to spend the afternoon  :)
so far even if they haven't been on live they have been shown later on.. Apart from tonights advertised 5.30 game couldn't find that one on any channel just got motogp and tour de france ???

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #121 on: July 14, 2010, 09:26:04 PM »
http://tv.eurosport.co.uk/    live at 5  on Saturday with the USA match on the second channel (unless the Tour goes slow like today and they go over late....)

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #122 on: July 14, 2010, 09:26:23 PM »
You can also jump on a plane to Munich, it is not far away an hour fifity minutes flight. Game tickets starts at 2.50 Euros
The game is  live on FIFA.com Video player alternatively.

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #123 on: July 15, 2010, 12:48:20 PM »
In my opinion some players with big reputations didn't show up, but perhaps thats because of their ages.
Highlights showed loads of dangerous situation for Nigeria which suggests problem in the balance of the team postionning especially when the ball is lost?
13 shots to 4 says it all. I wonder why Gilly is not playing as she would give more stability to the side. Same with Abbie who is a proper defensive midfielder
unlike all the other midfielder used who are eother number 8 or number 10 type.

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #124 on: July 15, 2010, 01:08:23 PM »
In my opinion some players with big reputations didn't show up, but perhaps thats because of their ages.

not got eurosport so not seen game

but some players with big reputations didn't show up ... if that is correct, then it seems there is an epidemic affecting players wearing England shirt as witnessed globaly over the last month or so

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #125 on: July 15, 2010, 01:36:52 PM »
Who has a big reputation in U20 team, 2 players one of them on the bench.

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« Reply #126 on: July 15, 2010, 02:14:25 PM »
I don't want name names, but the cf may as well have been sitting with me along with an highly rated cm.. I have seen both play better, Imho of course

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #127 on: July 15, 2010, 02:15:41 PM »
You don't like the Everton players  ???

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« Reply #128 on: July 15, 2010, 02:20:08 PM »
I didn't rate certain players performances as acceptable of the standard.. I disliked nobody or no one..

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #129 on: July 16, 2010, 12:27:05 PM »
Today:
15.15 Brazil v Sweden, Eurosport 2 (45 minutes live, strangely followed by a recording of an old match),
17.00 Germany v Colombia, Eurosport (follows a long Tour de France session so probably a late start to the coverage),
17.00 New Zealand v North Korea (live in full) Eurosport 2.
http://tv.eurosport.co.uk
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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #130 on: July 16, 2010, 01:23:52 PM »
England continue to play without a Centre-Forward.  Duggan, an outstanding wide player flits around the front-line, but without a focal point to play off, she ends up playing deeper and deeper.  The team needs a Dowie / White type player for Duggan to play-off. 4-3-3 often becomes 4-5-1, they'd be better playing 4-3-1-1.  Duggan playing in the hole behind a Centre-Forward /  No.9 type striker.  Not sure they have that type of player in the squad. England teams of all ages seem to rely on goals from midfield. England haven't had an outstanding No.9 type centre-forward since Karen Walker retired.

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #131 on: July 17, 2010, 01:02:18 PM »
Over the last 4 years Hope Powell has taken the option of the fast center forward while the the option of a strong and powerful one was available.
Recent history have proven with Barcelona or Spain than winning can be achieved that way as well.
Danielle Carter is the typical English CF in the squad

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #132 on: July 18, 2010, 12:00:11 AM »
Some strange choice from Mo Marley today  ???
Weston at left back, Moore defensive midfield, substituting Stokes instead of Hinnigan or Christiansen plus a
very late substitution too late to have a real impact. In term of late substitution it does not beat Lauren Bruton's introduction in the 121st
minute in the U19 semin-final against Holland  ;D Poor girl never made the pitch.
 Strange goal to oal to give away as well.
Regarding the back four, I expected Weston Bronze Harrop Flaherty as per the previous use of the players and we got Bronze Flaherty Harrop Weston.
Nothing wrong there they had fine individual performances but playing Weston on the left does not maximise her potential
while it was a welcomed news to see Gilly finally played at center back.
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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #133 on: July 18, 2010, 07:26:24 AM »
What I found strange is Duggan dezoning is ok but it seems that the team balance gets wrong because the attacking midfielder behind her is not very useful in that situation. Mo Marley only adressed the problem very late by putting Carter on.
Also, why Abbie prosser is not on the pitch is really  ??? to put Jade Moore in that position really restricts her attacking and percussion ability. She is also sometimes a couple of yards too high and it could have been dangerous. It is really strange because she is so good going forward it did not make sense to keep her on a leash like this. 

It is really a shame because the England team was dominating for most of the first half, with excellent passing, movement one or two touch football and then  mexico made a substitution and changed the game a bit.

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Bonner still backing England
« Reply #134 on: July 21, 2010, 12:53:54 PM »
Gemma Bonner has already been involved in one major tournament this summer, the UEFA Women’s U19s European Championship.

The Leeds Carnegie defender played in all but one of England’s games as they reached the Final in Macedonia and her fine performances were rewarded with a place in Mo Marley’s U20 World Cup squad that currently face a crucial final group game against Japan today.

With just one point from their first two games, The Three Lions must now beat their Asian opposition and hope for a positive result in the other Group C game between Mexico and Nigeria if they are to progress into the knockout stages.

Bonner, however, believes the high pressure situation has not affected the team’s focus.

[The mood’s] good, we’re staying positive and we know what we need to do,” the 19-year-old told TheFA.com. “We’re just focusing on ourselves. We know what we’ve got to do and we just have to make sure that we do it.

“We go out to win every game and we don’t expect to lose any, so this game is no different. We know we’ve got to win.”

That positive attitude will need to run throughout the squad if the Three Lions are to overcome a Japan side that have shown a significant threat despite only picking up one point at the tournament so far.

“We watch videos and research each team before we play them and this game’s no different, so I’m sure we’ll view them and work out where we can win the game and what we need to do,” said Bonner. “So it will just be the same procedure we go through before every other game.

“We’ve put in good performances, it’s just that cutting edge that we’ve lacked, just the finishing touch, because we’ve pretty much had all the possession in the [previous] games but just not had the finishing touch which is obviously what you need.”

Although Gemma is yet to get any game time in Germany, she is confident in the side’s ability and coach Marley’s comprehensive approach to preparation. But with her recent experience of tournament football, Bonner will certainly be ready for action if called upon.

“Everyone wants to play but you leave team selection down to the manager, and we all trust in the manager that she’ll make the right decisions.

“It’s really helped playing in a major European Championship before coming to the World Cup, as it builds up your confidence, you get game time and experience, and get to know the tournaments as well as your team-mates.

“Every tournament is prestigious with England but obviously with the World Cup you’re on the world stage. We’re training every day with the best players in England and getting the best coaching makes you a better player.

“Everyone is enjoying [the experience]. We’re all staying positive and we’re looking to stay in the competition and go further – and hopefully win it.


http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-u20s/News/2010/GemmaBonner_200710


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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #135 on: July 21, 2010, 01:00:20 PM »
Let's see if Mo Marley selects an attacking team or a conservative/unbalanced one like the previous one.
Of course a win is needed but also considering the attacking potential of the Japanese a certain balance has to be kept
otherwise the same stuff as in England Germany men's game will happen ie attacking with 7 or 8 players at the time and
deathly counter attack.

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #136 on: July 21, 2010, 03:00:13 PM »
Oh well, same line-up as against Mexico  :o

Spencer- Bronze Flaherty Harrop Weston - Moore Nobbs- Christiansen Hinnigan Stokes- Duggan

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #137 on: July 21, 2010, 04:29:20 PM »
At the moment it looks like England will end up bottom of the group :o

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #138 on: July 21, 2010, 05:16:24 PM »
Considering the amount of talent in that team that would be a big FAIL  :o

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Re: England Under-20
« Reply #139 on: July 21, 2010, 05:40:54 PM »
Absolutely terrible. Someone's got to be responsible and answerable because this is terrible. Japan just gone 3-0 up  :-\

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