The New Football Thread


#1921

Was thinking more of Lewis Cook tbh, fractures happen. Ruptured ligaments seem like they could be more common in congested fixture periods but I have literally nothing but a hunch to back that up.


#1922

I think the fact that the most congested period of the season is also the rainiest makes it quite hard to apportion blame. Muddy pitches are an absolute nightmare for knees and ankles. Muscular stuff is more a fatigue marker I think


#1923

Aye, that’s probably a bigger indicator innit.


#1924

Oh, are you going to THE THEATRE OF DREAMS in a small city near Manchester tomorrow?


#1925

Afraid not, my first weekend home game off for months. Unfortunately I have to lay new flooring in our new flat instead.


#1926

Sounds infinitely more entertaining


#1927

It is going to be a very, very bad football match. Please have a nice time regardless.


#1928

Sarri sounding both stung and grimly determined here. Hate to have been his players on the training ground this week. Hate to be whoever they’ve got at home this weekend.


#1929

We all raising a glass for JT tonight?


#1930

Midweek after the NLD. Looked like half our players were playing in pain against yourselves tbh.

Pretty gutted about this cos he’s quality. Deserves to be in the England squad, and possibly start. Think he might start in the Euros, fingers crossed wrt his recovery.


#1931

Wouldn’t he be in the Wales squad?


#1932

Aye, he’s been really good IMO. Feel bad for the lad.


#1933

Back 3 of Holding, Stones and Go Joemez would tick a lot of boxes and be really young and good


#1934

Heard about the English Centre backs who double up as medieval executioners.
Rob holding, John stones


#1935

You do say some things don’t you!


#1936

It certainly seems like it


#1937

England’s Rose, Holding Stones.

…Alexander-Arnold.


#1938

If everyone’s fit

This is England’s goalkeeper

Gomez - stones - holding

Walker - Henderson - Alli - Rose

Sancho - Kane - Sterling


#1939

Chilwell instead of Rose. Maybe Rashford or Lingard instead of Sancho.


#1940

Reckon when Rose is fit he’s probably the best we’ve got, but that’s not very often