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Old 18-05-18, 02:52 PM   #110
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Originally Posted by dww View Post
I like the fact he hasn't just gone with the old guard - so often England have picked the same tired people even if they are out of for or not really fit. I think the squad looks like one which the manager was in control of and made strong decisions with a particular vision in mind. He couldn't magic up talent and I think there were reasonable explanations for those who were not picked.

I think the squad is about as good as it can be. I like that the old guard have gone and that it's a fairly young side with few egos and fairly low expectations. It gives the chance to build a team that works as a unit rather than pushing square pegs into round holes so that all the big name players start whether the system works or not.
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