The Everton striker was in action for Italy Under-21s against the Republic of Ireland at the Tallaght Stadium, wheretThe 19-year-old clashed with Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott. After swapping shoves with one another, the referee decided to dismiss the pair after 64 minutes.
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1 Posted 11/10/2019 at 16:52:49
Why don't they just have meaningful sets of games over the two years and then have playoffs for say the last 8 as the finals? Oh, wait/// that is what used to happen in the good old days.
2 Posted 11/10/2019 at 19:50:11
3 Posted 11/10/2019 at 19:55:42
4 Posted 11/10/2019 at 19:56:17
5 Posted 11/10/2019 at 20:35:47
In fact, apart from the colour of the strip, it could well be us playing.
6 Posted 11/10/2019 at 20:45:45
7 Posted 11/10/2019 at 21:27:44
8 Posted 11/10/2019 at 21:50:10
9 Posted 11/10/2019 at 21:53:56
Tyldesley on ITV is laughable. He says Henderson has had a great second half but the goon hasn't played decent forward pass all night.
Vardy on current form is left out and then Rashford who is out of form is sent on ahead of Abraham who is in scoring form. Go figure that one out.
As for Rice Sancho and Keane they are not deserving of inclusion. I would like to see James Madison play soon.
The Czech midfielders were much quicker and skilful on the break. Sorry but England are not yet good enough to do anything at the finals of this competition whilst Southgate is at the helm.
10 Posted 11/10/2019 at 21:59:57
Little Harsh on Gareth and England. Final four of World Cup, final four of League of Nations, first qualifying loss in 10 years. Vardy retired and Madison is injured.
Surely Sancho is deserving of a place based on his club form? That said, I agree on Rose. He wasn't in the team when he was playing well for Spurs; now, he is back when he's not.
11 Posted 12/10/2019 at 00:24:44
Anyone see Keane for the second goal? Left his man and ran towards the ball. Shame because he seemed to kick on last year. Surprised by his selection on current form. Same for Pickford. Had high hopes when we signed him but the doubts are still there.
12 Posted 12/10/2019 at 00:49:35
Yeah I think Southgate got a bit carried away and thought we were better than we are so we could ditch the pragmatic approach. Hopefully he's smart enough to reconsider...
13 Posted 12/10/2019 at 01:50:50
As a group of results, they don't scream success. We had a relatively easy group, followed by an open draw that really should have led us to the final.
Southgate is articulate, calm and studied, but I think he's had a somewhat charmed run up to here. England are still a long way short of the best international sides in terms of consistency and squad depth.
14 Posted 12/10/2019 at 02:02:19
Yes, an easy group of games that we scraped by till we were up against anyone with any quality. It was still nice to see him play something out of the blue and something to build on l thought but he's gone backwards. Is it the pressure of the job?
Of course, then you have Dele Alli, Dier, Lingard who have all gone backwards at club level, which hasn't helped him. Hasn't Southgate also been linked to us?
I currently want Silva to go but even Howard's way was luck to some extent with young players that all improved no end within the space of a couple of years. I remember as a 14-year-old slagging him off for dropping Andy King in favour of Trevor Steven or Bracewell. So there, proof that l can be wrong!! Oops.
15 Posted 12/10/2019 at 02:05:13
Not disagreeing but other managers have failed with similar paths. Roy Hodgson v Iceland, Taylor v Norway. We continue to lack class midfielders so I feel Southgate has done as well as he can with what we have.
16 Posted 12/10/2019 at 02:10:03
Too true. Remember the Cup-Winners Cup versus the Irish team, then Bayern a few months later? I just think Capello came up woefully short, Sven marginally short. Southgate is about where you'd expect.
17 Posted 12/10/2019 at 16:28:01
Tosun will be the only player returning with a smile.
18 Posted 13/10/2019 at 17:40:33
19 Posted 13/10/2019 at 20:08:19
20 Posted 13/10/2019 at 22:03:48
To be fair, however, if we missed out on a quality player, Silva obviously wasn't the only offender. None of our last four managers seemed to have much interest in him. Hell, he was with us that long and I never saw enough of him to form an opinion myself!!
21 Posted 13/10/2019 at 22:31:11
Southgate seems a decent guy, but like his predecessors can only do so much with the playing resource at his disposal. In the Euro's expect England to make the quarters or semis.
Of course, It's a knockout competition so there is always an element of luck / bad luck involved â€“ which is why serious football people tend to focus on domestic league football. Roll on next Saturday.
22 Posted 13/10/2019 at 22:44:29
Mike, the front 3 look promising but the midfield and defence and shape look weak. I think he could be doing better with what he has. Then again, we are always in transition. The best international teams are more settled.
Anyway... bring on West Ham, it's been a long week!
23 Posted 13/10/2019 at 23:20:57
Allowing for travel and recovery time as it is, we are going to the wire for a best 11 available starting line up for the Hammers.
But there can be no excuses due to travel, it's the same for all teams.
The Bear Pit waits with hope, which kills... Let's hope for a sound victory this weekend.
24 Posted 14/10/2019 at 20:23:52
25 Posted 14/10/2019 at 20:26:24
26 Posted 15/10/2019 at 18:01:44
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