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Offline pat51

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England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« on: June 06, 2013, 06:48:28 PM »
The England squad announcement for the UEFA Championship Finals will take place at the British Museum on June 17.

The high profile media event will take place at one of the most iconic buildings in England to signal the start of a major awareness campaign in the run up to the UEFA European Championships in Sweden from 10-28 July.

The British Museum...why not ?

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 10:53:34 PM »
 Are there many dinosaurs in that Museum :)

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 09:21:18 AM »
There will be a few more on that day, question is are they relics worth keepin or should they be relegated to storage

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 10:42:43 AM »
I am looking forward to hear  the squad, I hope al the best players will be selected especially for the 3rd group game  ;D

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 02:22:41 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22938394
http://www.thefa.com/england/womens-seniors/News/2013/euro-2013-finals-squad-announcement-sweden-hope-powell.aspx

Awkward when you name a player in your squad who hasn't played a minute of football this season and miss out two of the highest scorers in the league...

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 02:44:44 PM »
Bronze instead of Harrop and  Moore instead of Rachel Williams the 2 "surprises" for me. The rest was expected really.

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 02:49:08 PM »
Bronze may be a concern re injury management. Probably wont play as much though.

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 02:51:18 PM »
If Steph has a problem well Lucy will get a game unless they move Stoney to left back. 

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 03:50:46 PM »
one thing for certain is that England will not be winning it....

Sylvain

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 03:55:01 PM »
one thing for certain is that England will not be winning it....
Ah come on, trust Hope Powell, she can do now wrong, she knows what is right for the team etc...   ;D

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2013, 04:29:19 PM »
What we want is no Hope and we got is no hope.... ;D

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2013, 06:56:54 PM »
Congtulauons all those selected all deserve to be there. Many others do as well just concerned about injuries squad is taking with them.

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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2013, 08:22:31 PM »
5 injured players is a lot. It could be trouble.

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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2013, 09:12:01 PM »
Hope might not be everyone's favourite, but she has achieved a lot.  England are up to 7th ranked in the world (only one place of their highest ever ranking) and are ranked 4th highest in Europe behind only Germany, France and Sweden.

Hope has picked an experienced squad, although injuries are a worry.  I have heard personally that Steph will be okay and Casey will apparently be back in training next week. That leaves Carney (no matches this season), Smith (1 game this season) and Brown who will hopefully recover from their injuries.

With Rafferty and Unit out, I fully praise the decision to pick Lucy Bronze.  She has been the outstanding English full-back in the WSL this season and she can play left back or central defender, as well as her usual right back decision.  I have been told by a mutual friend, that she is completely over her previous injuries and has been firing on all cylinders this season.  I have watched her 3 times this season and can vouch for her.  Gemma Bonner has been outstanding as well.

As an Arsenal fan, I a little disappointed to see Gilly Flaherty left out.  Hopefully, she will be first reserve ahead of Harrop if Casey fails to recover (although Harrop is good).  I also hope that Gemma Davison is first reserve if Carney fails a fitness test (although I suspect Potter would get called up).  Potter is a good player, and she was unlucky to lose out to Jade Moore, but I am a big Davison fan.  If Kelly Smith fails a fitness test, I would love to see Natasha Dowie (Tats) called up.  I knew her dad and she used to coach my daughter.  However, Hope might unfortunately opt for Rachel Williams in those circumstances (wrongly I think).

All in all, I think the squad if just about spot on if players recover from injuries. I would love to see appearance from Dowie, Davison, Potter and Flaherty next season though, although experience will tell in the Euros.  I would predict a semi-final place, and I wouldn't be surprised if we made the final if we can avoid Germany and France.  Remember we have beaten Canada twice, beaten Italy and drawn with France (unlucky not to beat the) during the last year.  Good luck to both Jordan Nobbs and Lucy Bronze.

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2013, 10:36:31 PM »
Jo potter did not lose out to jade moore.

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2013, 07:24:04 AM »
Indeed Potter is on the forgotten list with many many players.
Those who won't be considered regardless of their performances.

That's really the strangest thing, there are 180 players in the FA WSL but a few English abroad, Asante, Taylor, Sanderson and around 50/60 are good enough but she will restrict herself to about 30-35 potential players.
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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2013, 10:21:14 PM »
Well with Jade Moore and Potter both being midfield, by pure mathematics if Moore had been left out there could have been a place for POTTER LOL

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2013, 10:30:53 PM »
Well dont agree with some of the decisions, but i guess if you put 100 people in a room there would be 100 different opinions.  All done and dusted now so only one thing to say really:

Come on England!  :)

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2013, 10:40:18 PM »
Well with Jade Moore and Potter both being midfield, by pure mathematics if Moore had been left out there could have been a place for POTTER LOL
.   Both different styles.

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Re: England's Euro squad announcement...when and where
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2013, 05:17:31 AM »
Well with Jade Moore and Potter both being midfield, by pure mathematics if Moore had been left out there could have been a place for POTTER LOL
Actually Rachel Williams lost out to Moore.