392 thoughts on “This is how Newcastle should line-up next season

  1. Mr. Roy went on a tour of Notre Dame and a took Seine cruise instead of watching England’s next opponent live in the same city. Where Iceland’s fans were building a bond with the players and their nation was coming together. If anybody saw and heard them during the match, and especially afterwards, you would know what a mistake this was.

    Again, I will say, Roy is a proud and arrogant man and pride certainly came before a fall.

    Roy said he had watched tapes of the game. THAT IS NOT THE SAME, you fckwit. This is about passion and glory, however short lived. It was not a day off, your next opponent was playing in the same city you visited.

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  2. Let’s hope that our pommy friends don’t now so arrogantly write off ‘lesser’ teams and leagues and stop believing their own hype. Two examples of how the English are so easily duped highlighted in a few days.

    I have to say I’m enjoying the shadenfreude.

    😀 😀 😀

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  3. AMF: I never expected England to win it but I didn’t expect this. Mismanagement from top to bottom. From Squad selection to tactics. From letting Rooney dictate to dismissing and looking past Iceland and taking a day trip instead of watching them live.

    It was epitomised by Mr. Roy taking off the talisman, the hope for all England, the press darling, with 5 minutes to go and replacing him with an 18 year old afterthought. There was no plan, there were no tactics.

    All of this defending of Rooney, his captaincy, 2nd in command status, brother in arms with Roy, were all dismissed as if they both did not know what they were doing from the beginning.

    If there was true faith in this project, in Rooney, he should have been on until the bitter end. To see it through. To fall to the ground and wonder WTF just happened like his teammates did.

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  4. England played like they wanted to lose last night. Joe Hart was terrible in goal. Stirling was trying to one man the ball again, instead of passing to a team mate. The passing was sloopy and made it easier for Iceland to hold on. Iceland did very well and should be very proud of themselves.

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  5. BrisV: I might get a bit loopy with you 2 now and again but I doubt if I will ever get accused of hyping England 🙂

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  6. Brisvegas:
    Let’s hope that our pommy friends don’t now so arrogantly write off ‘lesser’ teams and leagues and stop believing their own hype. Two examples of how the English are so easily duped highlighted in a few days.

    I have to say I’m enjoying the shadenfreude.

    ? own hype? lesser leagues? Our league is the most watched in the world, not due to the English lads, mainly overseas stars.

    If Smalling and Cahill are the best English defenders we can deploy then we have serious problems.
    Iceland stopped our wingbacks from off which made us play more central. Roy should of spotted this and took dier off straight away. instead he keeps playing Sterling who looks like he never has control of the ball.

    I only expected us to get to the quarters and to be honest we only played well against Wales and scored late on. Looked poor against the Russians and ****e against Slovakia so I dont know how we can be accused of being arrogant?

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  7. Gash: I agree that nobody was ever arrogant about England on here except Troy. Everybody had us down for a QF exit. To go out to Iceland is embarrassing but no less than we deserved.

    Now take a look at Schteve. Why is he still employed?

    heturf.com.au/2016/06/28/steve-mcclaren-chats-s-gets-banged/?

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  8. Gashley: ? own hype? lesser leagues? Our league is the most watched in the world, not due to the English lads, mainly overseas stars.

    If Smalling and Cahill are the best English defenders we can deploy then we have serious problems.
    Iceland stopped our wingbacks from off which made us play more central. Roy should of spotted this and took dier off straight away. instead he keeps playing Sterling who looks like he never has control of the ball.

    I only expected us to get to the quarters and to be honest we only played well against Wales and scored late on.Looked poor against the Russians and ****e against Slovakia so I dont know how we can be accused of being arrogant?

    Sheesh, what an arrogant response ! 😛 😆

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  9. Did Hodgson select the squad on his own or am I write in thinking there is a panel of selectors?.

    Hodgson made his statement very shortly after the game & it was pre planned (written out) – which tells you where his head was at!!. I don’t think the FA helped him with all this talk of him getting the bullet after this tournament anyway – but take nothing away from Roy – he is at fault!.

    Firstly all I will say is Sterling.
    But secondly, this Rooney carry on was stupid too. He played CF all through the pre tournament qualifiers & scored goals for fun. Then you get to the actual tournament & he decides he wants to change position?!.
    I’m not saying Rooney played badly, but if you have set up a certain way & know how the team works with Rooney up top – then it doesn’t make sense having to start again going into a tournament.
    People say Roy doesn’t know his best 11 – that’s because his 11 for the last 4 years had Rooney as a forward. Then 4 games ago Rooney goes to him and says he wants to play midfield?!.
    He’s had 4yrs building up to this tournament & a last minute decision like that totally derails the final plan. I say last minute as I assume that to be the case with Rooney having never played there, even in the last couple of friendlies.

    I fully expect the FA to recruit another puppet like Southgate or Neville as next manager. But for me, if you look at ROI with ONeil & Keane, you need motivators & coaches the players respect (and probably fear a little bit).

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  10. the passing in the tournament by England has been the worse ive seen for donkeys.. how many balls too high, too long. Dier, Rooney, Wiltshire, Kane all guilty of it. how many players standing around and not fighting? how many balls over the opponents defence instead of on the ground?

    Too early for the likes of Ally, dier, showed he isnt as good as he thinks he is, same could be said for Kane, Sterling..

    All I will say is I think Townsend would of made a difference. We only had forest gump (sterling) and Walker who was marshalled and forced central every time he got the ball. Townsend would of been a decent outlet for Walker last night

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  11. Gashley:
    the passing in the tournament by England has been the worse ive seen for donkeys.. how many balls too high, too long. Dier, Rooney, Wiltshire, Kane all guilty of it. how many players standing around and not fighting? how many balls over the opponents defence instead of on the ground?

    Too early for the likes of Ally, dier, showed he isnt as good as he thinks he is, same could be said for Kane, Sterling..

    All I will say is I think Townsend would of made a difference. We only hadforest gump (sterling) and Walker who was marshalled and forced central every time he got the ball. Townsend would of been a decent outletfor Walker last night

    Gash – there as no urgency to get the ball forward. We didn’t play to the strengths of Kane or Alli. We made horrible decisions on the set pieces.
    But I still think that moving Rooney back to midfield caused problems for the team. Young players getting used to playing a certain way for years & then you get to a tournament & all of a sudden you don’t have your top scorer making those runs or being that front line presence.
    Kane on freekicks last night – what the hell?!.

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  12. Eric Sykes:
    What really annoys me are the Troys and Keowns and Redknapps of the world who are so strident in what they say and when they are proved wrong by facts and events just go on as if they never said it in the first place. Like they never defended Carver. That they never said Rooney was the only choice. That it OK for Mr. Roy to fail miserably because he is a “proud and decent man” and speaks 4 languages. That he know the difference between a Bordeaux and Rioja but seemingly knows f-all about tactics, strategy and systems (which happens to be his job).

    Mr. Roy did not go to watch Iceland play because Ray Lewington had never been to Paris before so they went on a River cruise. How arrogant is that? How stupid is that? How dismissive is that?

    Is that true? If it is then that is absolutely unforgivable.

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  13. Brisvegas:
    Let’s hope that our pommy friends don’t now so arrogantly write off ‘lesser’ teams and leagues and stop believing their own hype. Two examples of how the English are so easily duped highlighted in a few days.

    I have to say I’m enjoying the shadenfreude.

    The things is, football is a wimps game – so you can expect the players to bottle it. Now a man’s game is Rugby – and if you want to look at the character of a nation then you compare the rugby teams. In fact, there was a recent example of this when the Aussie side got whitewashed 3 Nil on their own turf. 😆

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