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England Italia '90 vs England S. Africa 2010

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by Loki, 1 Jun 2010.

  1. Loki

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    Just looking back at some of the matches in the Italia 90 campaign and there are a lot of parallels with England now as they were back then. Being slated by the press, not carrying a lot of form into the finals. The press were always quick to say how good the Italia '90 team were but being honest we stumbled into the Semi's. That game against West Germany was one of the games we actually showed some real class yet we got beat.

    So comparing the team from Italia 90 to a probable team that could well star. Who would you have player for player.

    GK Peter Shilton---------------->David James
    DF Paul Parker------------------>Glenn Johnson
    DF Stuart Pearce--------------->Ashley Cole
    DF Des Walker------------------>Rio Ferdinand
    DF Terry Butcher---------------->John Terry
    MF Mark Wright----------------->Gareth Barry
    MF David Platt------------------>Frank Lampard
    MF Paul Gascoigne-------------->Steven Gerrard
    MF Chris Waddle---------------->Aaron Lennon
    FW Peter Beardsley------------->Wayne Rooney
    FW Gary Lineker---------------->Peter Crouch


    For me I would go with the following

    GK Peter Shilton
    DF Paul Parker
    DF Ashley Cole
    DF Rio Ferdinand
    DF John Terry
    MF Gareth Barry
    MF Frank Lampard
    MF Paul Gascoigne
    MF Chris Waddle
    FW Wayne Rooney
    FW Gary Lineker
     
  2. Chris1712

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    Thread title fail.

    I think your line up is pretty bang on actually, Rooney and Lineker up front would be incredible.
     
  3. Loki

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    Gah your right on the title.

    Passing mods please change title to S. Africa 2010 ;)
     
  4. jakeke

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    Beardsley would be in the side, England need a player like him desperately, Linekar also owes a hell of a lot to him
     
  5. Eddie

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    Not sure I'd agree with your 11 there, I'd have Pearce, Walker, Butcher & Platt over their equivalents any day.

    How can you possibly leave Stuart Pearce out? I'd have 11 Stuart Pearce's if I could :p

    Wasn't Beardsley one of those players who never really showed his club form in an England shirt?

    Wasn't Mark Wright a defender?
     
  6. red11

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    Peter Shilton
    Paul Parker
    Stuart Pearce
    Rio Ferdinand
    John Terry
    Gareth Barry
    David Platt
    Paul Gascoigne
    Chris Waddle
    Wayne Rooney
    Gary Lineker

    Using your choices, I'd go for the above team. Platt was very underrated and much more impressive for England than Lampard has shown in recent years (more to do with the constant messing around with central midfield than his own ability that is clearly shown week in week out at Chelsea).
     
  7. Loki

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    Mark Wright was a defender but if memory serves correct he played in midfield. Kind of like a holding player but before holding players came about in England :p It was either him or Pebble Head McMahon playing in midfield
     
  8. HangTime

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    Bryan Robson was in the Italia'90 team until he got injured, so given that SA'2010 hasn't started yet I think it is a bit unfair to exclude him. Also the forward line wasn't the same every game, Barnes played a few instead of Beardsley/Waddle iirc.
     
  9. G|mp

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    It was Steve Bull who played instead of Beardsley.
     
  10. Loki

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    What do you know about football, chelski boy. I bet your bedroom was full of posters of Kerry Dixon and David Speedie :p
     
  11. G|mp

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    Mark Stein and Gavin Peacock actually you puff.