The issue with Maddison was that he shouldn't have gone in the first place as he was clearly injured. Pickford's all round game is better than Pope's.Get rid. Just a shame that penalty missed will protect him even though we would have lost in extra time.
Plays mount, henderson, stones, Maguire, Pickford. Remember he himself has said he only plays players on form. Pope, Maddison and co must be absolutely miffed.
I think he probably stays, and deserves another crack if he wants it, but he has an incredible knack for not spotting the obvious in games.Stay. There's no other England manager since Ramsey with such a good tournament record. World Cup semi and quarter final, Euro final, Nations league semi. And that's where we are. We're a good side but not a great side. France have better individual players.
The "tactically inept" comments are particularly crass. The whole country was crying out for us to be more attacking and play Foden after the USA. After that he was more attacking and played Foden
We were the better side last night but they had two moments of real quality in front of goal and we didn't.
Same as with previous England managers then...Didn’t watch it, but on results it would appear Southgate is weak. First sign of serious opposition and we fail.
Why is he weak ? He’s the strongest manager consistently performing the best results at major tournaments we’ve ever had.Didn’t watch it, but on results it would appear Southgate is weak. First sign of serious opposition and we fail.
he’s clearly a thoroughly decent chap and on a human level the best England manager that we’ve had for years but has two issues for me.His selections are dull and predictable. We need a manager who will pick the best inform players not the most experienced players
Don’t even entertain it mate.What was tactically inept about last night ? Did Mbappe run riot ?
So he’s not tactically inept, but the players aren’t as good or capable as we think.No, but did we win? He is fine when we play weaker nations (mainly because the players are just better) but as soon as we play someone of supposedly similar standing we know the outcome.