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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfe View Post
    Stumbled upon this. RB eleven



    Spain is really getting left behind since circa 2015 in terms of talent pool.
    Wtf unreal depth at RB.

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    If Argentina only had one of those RB.

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    I read a lot of daft shit about Trent. Today is such a day with me being told Trent lacks the basics of defending.

    He was an ever-present in a side that conceded just 22 goals in a season despite not knowing the basics of defending. A side that also conceded the fewest goals last season. A guy that put in a man of the match performance in the Champions League at the Etihad when he was still a teenager playing against peak Leroy Sane who scared every player he faced shitless. A guy that put in man of the match up against Neymar. Sure, these are one-off games but it is important to understand that if you lack the basics of defending, that is a problem EVERY game. A top winger like Sane or Neymar will make you look like a muppet for a full 90 minutes because you lack the tools to prevent them from doing so.


    "but but but Trent can't defend"

    People are going to tell me the guy who succeeds in 1v1s more than the other top RBs is poor in 1v1s is likely down to him not understanding the basics of defending. Get the fuck outta here with that.


    Open your eyes, kids


    Tackle success:
    Trent 57.9%
    Walker 54.3%
    Trippier 43.9%
    James 38.8%


    Dribbled past per 90:
    Trent 0.71
    Walker 0.74
    James 1.14
    Trippier 1.16


    Ball recoveries per 90:
    Trent 9.97
    Trippier 8.87
    Walker 8.66
    James 8.18

    Sure, you can handpick a number of games where Trent hasn't been great, but this notion that he's somehow a significantly inferior defender to the other English right-backs just isn't true.


    For some reason, Walker/Trippier/James don't receive anywhere near the same scrutiny.

    The idea that you wouldn't select a right-back who has been a driving force in a Champions League and Premier League winning side on the basis of some vague, unsubstantiated theory that he's an inadequate defender, is a nonsense. Trent has been absolutely exceptional over these past few months after a difficult first half of the season (following two-and-a-half phenomenal campaigns).


    Should be one of the first names on the team sheet, and would be for virtually any national team.

    This nonsense that Trent is a 'systems player' is daft for that reason, his job is actually FAR harder for Liverpool because the demands on their full-backs are much higher than most other teams. They are part of the counter-press rather than staying behind the ball.

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    Should be in squad but those stats dont really add anything as to why he is being left out.

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    He's being left out because Southgate is an idiot. As are most england national team fans to be frank.
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    Trent's form this season is quite poor until recent weeks btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnfieldEd View Post
    He's being left out because Southgate is an idiot. As are most england national team fans to be frank.
    Southgate thinks he vacates the RB area too often and is poor positionally.

    Those stats dont do anything to add to that either way.

    Offers more in final third than any other full back and to leave him out completely is a farce.

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    When England get knocked out by France/Germany/Portugal in the R16 oh how I'll laugh. But don't worry England will play ultra cautious, ultra defensive football - that's always worked!!
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    Imagine getting this butthurt about a RB selection.

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    I'm not butthurt just bemused that most england national team fans are stupid enough to believe the narrative that the best right back in the world can't defend!!!!
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    Yes those dastardly propagandists (motives unknown) even have Carragher fooled.

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    His form at the start and middle of the season appeared not the same standard as previous ones.

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    Four RBs. I guess if a GK gets injured, Walker puts the gloves on. Sterling and Rashford both hoping to discover their form. Pleased for Bellingham. Wondering if Maguue is fit? But I guess all that is put to one side, as we cheer the team on, expect to beat everybody else and end up being knocked out on penalties.

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    Watch Trippier start every game at RB and put them idiots from some other thread claiming he's shit in the mud
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