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England v Chile - 15th November

Postby Hams » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:13 am

England take on Chile on Friday night at Wembley stadium.

Frank Lampard will be captain to reward him for recently earning over 100 caps.

This could be a great opportunity to see the likes of Adam Lallana in action for the first time.

Any comments or predictions?
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Postby Steely Hill » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:54 pm

just popped out for lunch and saw a few Chilean chaps soaking up the sights of London, always good to see.

not really fussed on the result and probably wont even watch it to be honest.
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Postby Hams » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:08 am

Teams

ENGLAND:
Forster, Johnson, Baines, Milner, Cahill, Jones, Wilshere, Lampard, Lallana, Rooney, Rodriguez...

Subs: Smalling, Ruddy, Cole, Gibbs, Jagielka, Barkley, Cleverley, Henderson, Townsend, Defoe, Hart.

CHILE:
Bravo, Mena, Gonzalez, Isla, Vargas, Fernandez, Beausejour, Medel, Aranguiz, Diaz, Sanchez...

Subs: Silva, Carmona, Gutieerez, Valdiva, Toselli, Rojas, Munoz, Jara, Fernandes, Fuenzalida, Herrera.
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Postby Hams » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:09 am

HT

England 0-1 Chile

Sanchez 7'
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Postby Hams » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:13 am

FT

England 0-2 Chile
1-0 Sanchez 7'
2-0 Sanchez 90'

A double from Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez gave Chile a deserved win against England at Wembley on Friday night.
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Postby Hams » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:20 am

We were certainly taught a footballing lesson by the South Americans at Wembley
last night who deserved their win and I thought Alexis Sanchez who scored twice was outstanding.

Leightin Baines was at fault for failing to mark the Barcelona forward who headed the visitors in front on just 7 minutes.

We were just unable to break down the Chileans defence all night and keep any ball possession or create many chances.

The goal that wrapped up the win for the visitors in injury time was also an error from Cahill who gave the ball away.

Roy Hodgson's team deserved to be booed off the field at the end of the game but credit to Chile who were brilliant.

I know that this was only a friendly and we were experimenting with several new players but there were no positives to take from this.

Any comments on this result?
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Postby Seamus » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:30 pm

Some of the players didn't even look up for it and were making basic errors. Twice we lost possession straight from a corner!. Hopefully they will turn up on Tuesday night.
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Postby redpelt » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:05 pm

Brazil
Argentina
Uruguay
Chile
Columbia
Ecuador

All the above with the exception of Uruguay have already qualified ,although
Uruguay missing Brazil 2014 would need a miracle from Jordan that only exists
between the lines of a biblical story.

I think England showed last night how susceptible they are to a team that plays
innovative progressive football based on complete intuitive retention of the ball.

Hodgson needs to adapt his plan almost in a radical sense to accommodate such
South American guile before his limited England team are completely exposed in
Brazil....
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Postby Hams » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:01 pm

Can you guys imagine if we are drawn in a group with Brazil or Argentina? It just doesn't bear thinking about!
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Postby redpelt » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:44 pm

Hams wrote:Can you guys imagine if we are drawn in a group with Brazil or Argentina? It just doesn't bear thinking about!


Even with the inclusion of such notable absentees from last nights line up ,England
will struggle to cope with some of the patient but classy build up play from the
South American contingent heading for the tournament in Brazil.

Hodgson's unwillingness to change his tired orthodox approach will make England
so easy to read it will make for uncomfortable viewing ....During the qualifiers
I thought Hodgson had the opportunity to shake things up and introduce young
players like Rodriguez and Lallana far sooner in order to integrate them into a
more vibrant England set up.... I just think the game yesterday exposed some
of the managers more apparent failings ,and his stubbornness to alter a now well
used formation and predictable selection of what he views as dependable players.
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Postby Hams » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:59 pm

I was pleased that Hodgson used this friendly to experiment and not any of
the previous WC qualifiers as we only managed to win our group in the final game against Poland.
I guess we could have used the home games against San Marino and Moldova.

Sadly the plan to try out the Saints pair and Celtic keeper against Chile back fired and left us looking like mugs.
There are fewer players from the so called top 4 in the PL for England to select from which doesn't make it easy for the manager.

Man City have been fielding sides without any English players in them at all and other teams like Newcastle have been doing the same.

On a side note I know it was a special occasion for Frank Lampard but he should never be selected for England again
on this current form and is well past his best not just for his country but for Chelsea also and its time that he called it a day.
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Postby redpelt » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:12 pm

Hams wrote:I was pleased that Hodgson used this friendly to experiment and not any of
the previous WC qualifiers as we only managed to win our group in the final game against Poland.
I guess we could have used the home games against San Marino and Moldova.

Sadly the plan to try out the Saints pair and Celtic keeper against Chile back fired and left us looking like mugs.
There are fewer players from the so called top 4 in the PL for England to select from which doesn't make it easy for the manager.

Man City have been fielding sides without any English players in them at all and other teams like Newcastle have been doing the same.

On a side note I know it was a special occasion for Frank Lampard but he should never be selected for England again
on this current form and is well past his best not just for his country but for Chelsea also and its time that he called it a day.


I think England have an embarrassment of young talent that could have
had the potential to impress given the time needed..I just think Hodgson's
persistence in playing his more established players will have a detrimental
effect on England's progression ...I mean the only injection of pace he has
added to the team was the inclusion of the on fire Townsend ,but even
with him included Chile were simply more intelligent with the ball and pressed
the ball high denying him the space he needs to inflict damage....not totally
dissimilar to the game plan Newcastle utilised in stifling Walker and Townsend.

It's just that all the South American teams are capable of defending far more
resolutely than they have done in the past ,so England need the element of
surprise because even the African teams who are renowned for their overall
rashness on the ball now play with far greater purpose .....Not to mention
the meticulous precise football of Germany and Italy who England currently
cant hold a candle to....then add the formidable Belgium who boast some
fabulous players, and Holland who can never be written off in any comp ,and
England could endure another humiliation at the talented feet of our more
illustrious and adept opponents.
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