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    If there's a CB partnership for England, it surely has to be Smalling-Stones. But fear Roy will go conservative - and if Jagielka/Cahill show a slight note of improvement - and bring in Jags or Cahill to partner Smalling. But if he knows it's his last tournament (Roy's that is) then he might throw caution to the wind and go for it.
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    It doesn't need to be the best in terms of ability, it just needs to be solid.

    Wales have conceded only two goals all qualifying campaign - and both of those were from set-pieces. Their back-line isn't any better than England's, but it is solid and compact and works as a unit.
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    It doesn't need to be the best in terms of ability, it just needs to be solid.

    Wales have conceded only two goals all qualifying campaign - and both of those were from set-pieces. Their back-line isn't any better than England's, but it is solid and compact and works as a unit.
    Exactly this.

    Most people on this forum do not understand how defending works. It's more about cohesion, understanding and setup rather than individual brilliance.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    It doesn't need to be the best in terms of ability, it just needs to be solid.

    Wales have conceded only two goals all qualifying campaign - and both of those were from set-pieces. Their back-line isn't any better than England's, but it is solid and compact and works as a unit.
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    Exactly this.

    Most people on this forum do not understand how defending works. It's more about cohesion, understanding and setup rather than individual brilliance.
    That's why we need them all from one club

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    Don't think the back 4 is that bad, Shaw has started to show his worth as a United player, Clyne has been decent enough for Liverpool and is no worse than the likes of Howedes playing at LB for Germany, Smalling is probably the best CB in the PL so far this season and was one of the better CBs last season. Only question mark is Jones but Cahill's a solid enough option to take into an international tournament.

    Nothing really wrong with the England defence coming to think of it. It's not as good as Spain 2008-12 but they're decent enough.
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    That's why we need them all from one club

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    Don't think the back 4 is that bad, Shaw has started to show his worth as a United player, Clyne has been decent enough for Liverpool and is no worse than the likes of Howedes playing at LB for Germany, Smalling is probably the best CB in the PL so far this season and was one of the better CBs last season. Only question mark is Jones but Cahill's a solid enough option to take into an international tournament.

    Nothing really wrong with the England defence coming to think of it. It's not as good as Spain 2008-12 but they're decent enough.
    Jagielka and Stones aren't bad options either. Cb is virtually the only area where England actually have some decent options. We should just catenaccio our way to the final like a 1990s Italian side

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    Shaw's a decent left-back option but he's not Ashley Cole obviously, and if we failed to win a major tournament with John Terry and Rio then I'm unsure Smalling and Cahill are able to see us to a championship.

    As I said before, though, it's not about player quality - it's about compactness, and solidity. All of the aforementioned players, and Clyne and Phil Jones, have individual errors in them though.
 
 
 
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