All Whites v Lithuania | Mon 18th November | 2.55am | SS7

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Game 2. No Reid already confirmed.

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Time to move on, Lithuania next up. They finished their EURO 2020 qualifying campaign with a 6-0 loss to Portugal this morning.

They finished last in Group B, with 7 losses and 1 draw from 8 games, and 5 goals scored and 25 conceded.

Anything but a win here will be a massive disappointment for me.

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Hard News wrote:

Game 2. No Reid already confirmed.

No Wood or Thomas also confirmed

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el grapadura wrote:

Time to move on, Lithuania next up. They finished their EURO 2020 qualifying campaign with a 6-0 loss to Portugal this morning.

They finished last in Group B, with 7 losses and 1 draw from 8 games, and 5 goals scored and 25 conceded.

Anything but a win here will be a massive disappointment for me.

I think as long as we play like we did today and come away with at least a good draw we should be happy - logically a win is what we all want of course.

Queenslander 3x a year.

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theprof wrote:

el grapadura wrote:

Time to move on, Lithuania next up. They finished their EURO 2020 qualifying campaign with a 6-0 loss to Portugal this morning.

They finished last in Group B, with 7 losses and 1 draw from 8 games, and 5 goals scored and 25 conceded.

Anything but a win here will be a massive disappointment for me.

I think as long as we play like we did today and come away with at least a good draw we should be happy - logically a win is what we all want of course.

Honestly, if we don't back ourselves to beat the likes of Lithuania, especially with the players we have right now, we may as well pack up and go home.

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el grapadura wrote:

theprof wrote:

el grapadura wrote:

Time to move on, Lithuania next up. They finished their EURO 2020 qualifying campaign with a 6-0 loss to Portugal this morning.

They finished last in Group B, with 7 losses and 1 draw from 8 games, and 5 goals scored and 25 conceded.

Anything but a win here will be a massive disappointment for me.

I think as long as we play like we did today and come away with at least a good draw we should be happy - logically a win is what we all want of course.

Honestly, if we don't back ourselves to beat the likes of Lithuania, especially with the players we have right now, we may as well pack up and go home.

OK, but our 3 best players won't be playing

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Look at the Lithuania squad, look at their performances over the qualifying for EURO 2020 - couldn't even beat Luxembourg!!! - and tell me that that's not a game we should be winning even if those three out.

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Queenslander 3x a year.

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As much as I liked that starting team on paper, who did a great job in the first half, once we start extracting them we look pretty weak. For me anything good to come out of this tour from now is a bonus.

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(mind you I only watched the second half of the first half :) )

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Nelfoos wrote:

Hard News wrote:

Game 2. No Reid already confirmed.

No Wood or Thomas also confirmed

how bad are the injuries?

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reg22 wrote:

Nelfoos wrote:

Hard News wrote:

Game 2. No Reid already confirmed.

No Wood or Thomas also confirmed

how bad are the injuries?

Not injured, returning to respective teams.

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can we get Kirwan up there to have a look at him please?

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So if Hay wants a look at everyone in a game situation, and taking into account starts/subs v Ireland and the release of Wood/Reid/Thomas, we’re going to line up something like this?

Woud 

Payne Tuiloma Smith McGarry (Pinjaker gets minutes 2nd half) 

WeeMac Rufer Ridenton

Rojas Collier Mata (deJong gets more minutes too) 

Kotahitanga. We are one.

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Nelfoos wrote:

reg22 wrote:

Nelfoos wrote:

Hard News wrote:

Game 2. No Reid already confirmed.

No Wood or Thomas also confirmed

how bad are the injuries?

Not injured, returning to respective teams.

Hay spent some with Sean Dyche at Burnley last week. Was quoted as saying is important to have good relationships with the various club managers going forward. I imagine Reid, Wood and Thomas going back to their clubs is all part of that.

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Global Game wrote:

So if Hay wants a look at everyone in a game situation, and taking into account starts/subs v Ireland and the release of Wood/Reid/Thomas, we’re going to line up something like this?

Woud 

Payne Tuiloma Smith McGarry (Pinjaker gets minutes 2nd half) 

WeeMac Rufer Ridenton

Rojas Collier Mata (deJong gets more minutes too) 

If thats the team again Lithuania, then we wont be getting any points.

Grumpy old bastard alert

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Feverish wrote:

As much as I liked that starting team on paper, who did a great job in the first half, once we start extracting them we look pretty weak. For me anything good to come out of this tour from now is a bonus.

This is a very salient point.

Our best team is ok but once we go into subs, it does weaken off quickly.

Grumpy old bastard alert

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Global Game wrote:

So if Hay wants a look at everyone in a game situation, and taking into account starts/subs v Ireland and the release of Wood/Reid/Thomas, we’re going to line up something like this?

Woud 

Payne Tuiloma Smith McGarry (Pinjaker gets minutes 2nd half) 

WeeMac Rufer Ridenton

Rojas Collier Mata (deJong gets more minutes too) 

A completely new starting 11 and why not. 

Results are secondary at the moment. It’s about building depth for the future big games that matter, plus getting older heads like Smith, Rojas etc familiar with playing style in game situations.

Hard News
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I still consider the selection of McGlinchey bizarre even when you consider Mexico.

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Hard News wrote:

I still consider the selection of McGlinchey bizarre even when you consider Mexico.

He is very lucky to be there ahead of Stensness and Lewis (shone for U23s).

But now you have to play him surely.

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