Plenty of Everton players are traveling with their national teams over the International break, with Tom Davies the first in action for England U21s in a 3-3 draw with Andorra.
As many expected, Gareth Southgate hs dropped Jordan Pickford for England's game against Wales on Thursday night.
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1 Posted 07/10/2020 at 16:47:44
Tom Davies again skippered the side and scored England's first goal. Ben Godfrey was an unused sub and didn't see any action.
2 Posted 08/10/2020 at 00:13:38
3 Posted 08/10/2020 at 00:52:47
4 Posted 08/10/2020 at 08:16:41
5 Posted 08/10/2020 at 11:20:03
I wrote the other day he is finished in the top flight and Southgate throwing him under the bus just advances my prediction of a move to Hartlepool sooner rather than later
6 Posted 08/10/2020 at 11:28:44
7 Posted 08/10/2020 at 11:42:54
So while not in the team to play Wales I think he will be in the game next week. So I don't think Southgate has thrown him under a bus, he is giving Pickfords understudy have some international game time. Now Whether that becomes permanent then that will largely depend on how both do in these respective games, and how their form is between now and the next international. Maybe it will benefit Jordan to know he isn't an automatic choice.
8 Posted 08/10/2020 at 11:43:35
9 Posted 08/10/2020 at 11:50:09
If we get to the Derby and Pickford is off the back of the Brighton debacle and then being dropped by England I'll be feeling pretty uncomfortable.
10 Posted 08/10/2020 at 12:35:22
The England keeper cannot be a sub for his club, especially behind the equally hapless De Gea, who has been in sharp decline for a long time. If I was Southgate, I wouldn't have picked Henderson and would have put pressure on him to get first-team football.
The other contenders are Tom Heaton (injured), Aaron Ramsdale (who's had one season so far where he was relegated with Bournemouth) or perhaps Alex McCarthy of Southampton, whose quality is questionable to say the least.
11 Posted 08/10/2020 at 13:04:12
Given the alternatives that you have listed and the reasons why they are not in a position to challenge Pickford, why does Jordan need dropping for sure?
I realise that Jordan hasn't done himself any favours in recent times, but if he's the best of a bad bunch, he has to be picked, maybe not for the friendly with Wales but for competitive games definitely.
12 Posted 08/10/2020 at 13:08:03
I suspect that Southgate will go with the Man Utd reserve keeper. No doubt he will keep a clean sheet against a Welsh side missing it's best players, and then the clamour will be for Henderson to remain in the position. But quite how a reserve can be a starter for England is beyond me.
It used to annoy me that players on Man Utd's subs bench under Ferguson used to have 50 odd caps, such as our own Phil Neville. I think it's much worse with a keeper who needs to be playing regularly to be sharp.
13 Posted 08/10/2020 at 13:46:29
Just hope all our lads, especially the key players, stay fit!
14 Posted 08/10/2020 at 14:04:17
His banning of fringe players for mis conduct begs the question would he have done the same with Harry Kane or Raheem Sterling in similar circumstances – I think not.
A body of opinion exists that Pickford needs his confidence restored (I don't agree) but, if correct, Southgate should have stood by a keeper who has never let him down not resort to weaseling to excuse his bullshit.
A player should be rested at the peak of their form if experimentation is the order of the day not at their lowest ebb.
Pickford has been thrown under the bus today by a cowardly shithouse.
15 Posted 08/10/2020 at 23:49:35
(The old ones are best ones ;-) )
16 Posted 09/10/2020 at 00:59:26
You're wrong, mate. Do a little more detective work, like your cousin Basil. Southgate did drop Sterling from the squad when he stepped out of line with Gomez.
Boring? Yes. Shit at penalties? Yes. Questionable taste in waistcoats? Yes. Coward? No.
17 Posted 09/10/2020 at 01:21:15
However, I think Southgate has brought respectable results so far, and I really doubt that is done with a lack of courage, or wits.
18 Posted 09/10/2020 at 01:25:27
19 Posted 09/10/2020 at 03:17:17
20 Posted 09/10/2020 at 11:42:31
Only time will tell... but if he wants to continue being our No 1 and part of what is happening at Goodison he needs to knuckle down, concentrate and produce his best ever form. I hope he does because if he does we will have a great chance of finishing in the top 4.
21 Posted 10/10/2020 at 01:31:55
Brazil about to KO v Bolivia. As expected, Richy nowhere near the team. Forward line of Neymar-Firmino-Everton.
22 Posted 10/10/2020 at 02:12:01
23 Posted 10/10/2020 at 03:06:30
24 Posted 10/10/2020 at 03:28:08
Happy to report Richy hardly got a touch and didn't have to deal with any heavy physical stuff.
Bolivia are really poor.
25 Posted 10/10/2020 at 04:35:58
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