eltorrro wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:05 am
Now let's be sensible ...
If we must.
Given that England aren't chasing a result here, and CR aren't that great a team, it must be tempting to go for some team changes. It can always be justified by saying that it is important to keep "reserves" sharp as they will probably be needed at some point. See if Maguire and Henderson are fit; play Trippier at RFB; give Calvert-Lewin and Grealish a chance. Unfortunately, I am afraid that Southgate will just go for the same again, we will win by an odd goal and not be any better off as we will be largely committed to that team for the KO stages where we will go out to whoever is 2nd in Group F (almost certainly Germany, France or Portugal).
This tournament reminds me of the World Cups of 1986 and 1990 where we were poor in the group stages, and then Bobby Robson was forced to change the team radically, we suddenly played well and were unlucky not to go further. Could the same happen in 2021?