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      Maguire for me. I thought he was a big lump but he really impressed (Pickford and Trippier not far behind though).

      Disappointed with Kane, a bit of a flat-track bully - scored against a couple of pub teams but did nothing against half-decent opposition (apart from one penalty).
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      Would it be churlish to say the set piece coach?



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      Trippier.

      He deserves to be included in the team of the tournament.
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      John Stones was brilliant too. He should be a regular for City now after this tournament and will make them even better.
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      John Stones was brilliant too. He should be a regular for City now after this tournament and will make them even better.
      He wasn't brilliant for Croatia's 2nd tonight and had a few nervy moments in the group matches.
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      Has to be Trippier. Excellent from the first whistle of the first game.

      Henderson too has had a very good tournament. Held the midfield together for five and a half games. Not much he could do once Croatia's got going.

      Pickford really grew into the tournament - positive, dominant, some very good saves and great distribution.

      Maguire also grew into the tournament. He looked shaky and nervous in the first half against Tunisia but got better with each game.

      Stones played about as well as he can. Mostly solid defending with the odd lapse, quality with the ball at his feet.

      I was impressed with Lingard as well.

      There were lots of positives from the tournament and I think reason to believe that this team will get better. We could do with developing some actual midfielders though. It's not realistic to expect a midfield with only one proper midfielder in it to compete against the top teams/midfields.
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      Disappointed with Kane, a bit of a flat-track bully - scored against a couple of pub teams but did nothing against half-decent opposition (apart from one penalty).
      I think that's a bit harsh. I thought he played well against Colombia and Sweden and did ok (apart from his errant finishing) in the first half against Croatia.

      The way we are set up we have two players in midfield who aren't real midfielders. Alli and Lingard are in there for their attacking play and making use of space. Kane spent a lot of time dropping deep to a) make that space for them and b) pick up the ball to link up play. He also started a lot of our attacks and won a crap load of free kicks.

      He disappeared in the second half against Croatia at least partly because we lost any semblance of control in midfield. The style of play that we'd shown in the previous five and a half game was lost as we couldn't get/keep the ball in the middle of the pitch so ended up pumping a lot of long balls.

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