England Football Team - The Future

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
No thread specifically on this so thought I would start one!

Given our as expected shockingly poor performance in the Euros and the departure finally of Hodgson, what does the future hold for the England team?

We seem to be stuck on the same cycle of mediocrity and Managers that are clearly just yes men for the FA. I believe we have enough players with the skill level to compete but for some reason they either don't care or the Managers don't play the right tactics, choose the right players or play them in the right positions.

Who would people want for the next England Manager?
I'd like to see someone who is isn't an FA yes man and can do what he wants.
 

Hillskill

Moderator/Games Reviewer
My pals are all roundly laughing off Allardyce speculation. Frankly, I have had it with boring football and disappointment. I'd happily take boring wins that lead to a tournament win. Last 2 major tournaments we have tried to shoe horn "superstar" players into starting XIs in spite of whether it would be a balanced team. This euro we weren't burdened with the pressure of fielding lots of big name players yet still failed to go with inform players and a balanced side.
Back to basics and adopt the attitude of minnows...which is exactly what we are on the stage of world football.

At the moment there is no standout footballing nation. Its there for the taking if a nation can have the collective gumption to go for it and stick to a plan.
 

domtheone

Distinguished Member
Wenger.

Least we'll go down playing football as it should be played:D

If/When that fails, it'll prove once and for all that we simply don't have any "world class" English footballers.
 

tanglung

Distinguished Member
Disregarding that as a club manager he was pants,and that he's a certified fruitcake, Hoddle did ok with England and has some unfinished business.Give him a 2 year contract to take us through to the WC and take it from there.
 

duncfunk

Well-known Member
Definitely Wenger, he should be a realistic appointment too if Arsenal can line someone else up. Proven long term success in the Premier league playing a good style of football.

Also read reports that Mancini said he's interested.
 

DrapedInDarkness

Distinguished Member
I said before that at least with Wenger we would get a top four finish :D
 

Dony

Distinguished Member
I'm not that bothered obviously, but I'd give it to Rafa. Proven cup manager who knows the PL well.
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
It would just be nice if I could actually have some enthusiasm and excitement for England at major tournaments. The last few have been so poor, I have exceedingly low expectations now, which all credit to them they met in Euro 2016. :laugh:
 

John

Moderator
Maybe what England need is Big Sam
We have had a couple of fashionable Euro Coaches and a prodigy . Didn't work out so well
Hoddle was a fruitloop, but had some good results . He has been out of the game for ages and that can't be for no reason
 

hutch

Distinguished Member
Big Sam for me, I know his football gets a bad rap but I do think he's the right guy for that job
 

FireCrackerJim

Suspended
Big Sam for me to the national team coaches dont get enough time with the players to get all technical we need a ****, someone to fire the players up and crush the nancy boys (sterlings)

Big Sam is the Man!o_O
 

Iain42

Well-known Member
It doesn't seem to matter who we get, since Glenn Hoddle no one has had a "style" of play that's been stuck to, and they all seem to end up picking what they believe are the best 11 players rather than the best team, hence always getting comments about square pegs in round holes.

Big Sam can't do any worse!
 

Paul224

Banned
Have to echo the majority. Give Big Sam a chance. I've always liked the way he's come across. Good personality and well respected. Former Soccer Aid winner so already has international honours to his name!
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
Well it can't get any worse than losing to Iceland, so if it is big Sam I hope he does well.
 

TayWax

Distinguished Member
Yep. Another vote for Big Sam. Not exactly many stand out candidates is there so he's as good as any right now. Plus it means Sunderland will eventually get relegated. Lol
 

duncfunk

Well-known Member
Big Sam has a 33% win ratio in 467 PL games. Would just be another mediocre appointment in my eyes. Could see exactly the same pattern of easy qualifiers and tournament failure with him in charge. If they can't get a top manager they should just take a punt on someone.
 

TayWax

Distinguished Member
Isn't that what they are doing with Sam? I doubt he would be anybodies first choice but all of the top managers are at top club sides. Seriously, who do you give it to if you don't give it to Sam?
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
Based on Euro 2016, Wales are definitely better than England, so in that regard they should be above England in the rankings.

But we all know those rankings as a whole are nonsense.
 

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