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Who Could England Beat?

Who Could England Beat?

Stennyvilla has suggested a poll and sent in an article to explain why he is asking it.

Everyone can understandably get carried away with all the media hype and own hopes for England in the World Cup. But while we have huge strengths in certain areas plus Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, the technical ability of the team to play good creative football on the deck is often lacking.

England are English whereas the premiership is an international league and arguably the strongest in the World. It can never happen, but on a real competitive head to head basis how well would England actually perform against Premiership teams. Who could England be relied upon to beat in a one -off match?


Option 1 is : Anyone in the Premiership

Option 2 is : All but Chelsea

Option 3 is : All outside the big four

Option 4 is : Bolton, West Ham, Blackburn and Spurs

Option 5 is : A Midland's team!

Option 6 is : No one

So what do you think?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday June 19 2006
Time: 12:03PM

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I would suggest that pretty much any team in the top flight could be England, due to the fact they play and train together all year. At the moment, England v 1980s Wimbledon would offer an interesting display of punt and charge...Anyone else reckon the grass at the new Wembley will be grown until it is three feet high to hold up the long balls?
NeilBaker
19/06/2006 12:05:00
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Mr Baker you are a minx. Do I detect non-English blood in your viens? Keep 'em coming!
greyhound
19/06/2006 12:16:00
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Those golden oldies that do the Carlberg commercial!!
leelindsay
19/06/2006 13:32:00
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do the big four get to keep the england players..
south coast villain
19/06/2006 14:05:00
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I reckon they could beat any team in the prem myself. Lok at arsenal (oooops, i meant France) last night for a start. :)
FEn_100
19/06/2006 14:31:00
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Great Question! I reckon we should try that one day! I reckon any top half of the table club would have a good chance!
richy23
19/06/2006 17:19:00
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Let's face it, If England were better than Chelsea, Abramovic would have bought all the best english players and employed Sven, as it is he hasn't so the answer is simple, any rich club should beat England as they have a better choice of quality players with far fewer restrictions. Add to this a good manager, like at Wigan and the field is opened even further. In fact the only ones who could not beat England are those with no money, ambition or leadership and that have a poor manager - remind you of anyone? But then I would suggest that the same applies to any national team, including Brazil and Argentina, if not there would be far more brazilians and argentinians at Stamford Bridge.
Villain Of The North
19/06/2006 17:29:00
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Judging by their performances over in Germany, this collection of individuals that Sven has put together, would struggle to beat most Premiership outfits.
glensider
21/06/2006 04:32:00
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I'm not sure, after our defence last night, we'd do too well against the likes of Bolton either, very physical game might blow England out of the water!
The Fear
21/06/2006 10:14:00
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