I presume by this you mean GMT, Bob.
What the hell is 'Coordinated Universal Time' (CUT) or UTC, or however you want to re-arrange the letters?
stattointhailand wrote: ↑December 3, 2017, 10:57 am
expect mats prediction when and only when he knows EXACTLY who is in every squad and what their form is during the pre tourney friendlies.
Also....Zidane wrote: ↑December 3, 2017, 12:16 pmFor the winners you have to look no further than the current world champions,GERMANY,unfortunately.
With the tournament being played in Europe I think you can discount the South American teams.
Belgium have a very strong squad,with around 11 Premiership regulars,and it would be nice to see them win but I think they will fall just short,along with Spain who seem to lack firepower upfront in the main tournaments nowadays.
England announce 23-man World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope.
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Fabian Delph, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ashley Young.
Midfielders: Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck.
Stand-by: Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livemore and Adam Lallana.
Nice mixture from across the European leagues.France squad:
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain)
Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)
Midfielders: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)
Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)
stattointhailand wrote: ↑May 16, 2018, 5:27 pmNot got the faintest who he will "select"
Now, now Statts! The challenge was that YOU name the starting eleven and substitutes YOU would select NOT who Southgate will select!! There you go, ducking again!
Just as long as he DOESN'T pick any of the following .......
Personally I would add Welbeck to this list
hope he holds the proverbial "gun" to James Milner's head and gets him out of retirement [-o< [/quote
You will never know how much it hurts me to admit it Statts, but I agree with you. [/I An even bigger shock for you and, I suspect Zid, is that I would have included Shelvey in the squad. I think he had an incredible 2017-18 season; superior in terms of vision, tackling, leadership and fighting qualities, to both Henderson & Dier.oi
Also, you are spot on Statts, that England are totally bereft of a 'playmaker' and, for this reason alone, I cannot see the team progressing beyond it's usual pinnacle of a first round exit.
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