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But then you have to allow an appeal for every yellow, say he had got the one for the supposed dive first, which would then make them too busy.

I'm talking about only whereby two yellows result in a red. If a yellow is issued which doesn't result in a sending off, effectively one yellow, then that cannot be appealed regardless.
Where two yellows result in a sending off, and either of the yellows is questionable then there should be a right to an appeal. How many players on average in the professional leagues get sent off as a result of two yellows on a typical weekend. I would hazard a guess at no more than 3 to 5 per weekend? If there has been a genuinely poor yellow either first or second then clubs/players should have the right to appeal, again with the 'frivolous' rule to stop clubs appealing when clearly the correct decisions have been made, the same as with red card appeals in general.

I don't see how this would lead to a huge amount of 'additional' work for the FA.
 
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Just put Villa in front against Spurs.

I think that’s his 14th league goal of the season. An excellent return for his first season in the PL, especially playing for a mid table team.
 

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Just put Villa in front against Spurs.

I think that’s his 14th league goal of the season. An excellent return for his first season in the PL, especially playing for a mid table team.

14 League Goals. More than Vardy, Sterling, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Rashford, Ings, Wilson, Cavani, Iheanacho. 5 assists too.

He’s also got 10 goals/assists vs the so-called ‘big six’, including a perfect hat trick vs Liverpool and a brace vs Arsenal. So he’s performing against the best sides.

In a 26-man squad he’s got to be a shout for the Euros this summer. Young enough to figure in future tournaments, right sort of character, versatile, had a positive experience in the last international break.

From a Villa perspective, no English striker has scored more in a PL season for them than Watkins this campaign. Been a great signing for them.
 

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14 League Goals. More than Vardy, Sterling, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Rashford, Ings, Wilson, Cavani, Iheanacho. 5 assists too.

He’s also got 10 goals/assists vs the so-called ‘big six’, including a perfect hat trick vs Liverpool and a brace vs Arsenal. So he’s performing against the best sides.

In a 26-man squad he’s got to be a shout for the Euros this summer. Young enough to figure in future tournaments, right sort of character, versatile, had a positive experience in the last international break.

From a Villa perspective, no English striker has scored more in a PL season for them than Watkins this campaign. Been a great signing for them.

Yep if one also considers that he has hit the woodwork 5 times this season and has had 3 goals disallowed due to VAR he has had an exceptional season. Probably more than what even Villa fans expected. A top premier league striker.

Could he replace Kane at Spurs?
 
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Yep if one also considers that he has hit the woodwork 5 times this season and has had 3 goals disallowed due to VAR he has had an exceptional season. Probably more than what even Villa fans expected. A top premier league striker.

Could he replace Kane at Spurs?
Nah. That'll be Toney .
 

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I reckon we've had our pants pulled down by Villa. What was it? A measly 28m? :fishing:
 

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....sign him up.
 

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Brilliant player and seemingly a great guy. Let's hope he activates all those add-ons then gets another big move.
The add ons are never in doubt. I hope a Liverpool comes in for him. We must have a 20% sell on. Wandering maybe can answer that??
 

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Just shows how good Bielsa is. Whenever I saw Bamford in the Championship he looked total toilet to me.
And what's he got - something like 13 PL goals this year?
He's on 16, 2 more than Ollie.....very good return given he's played less minutes than OW in the PL this season.

Personally think his game will suit an international tournament as he offers something different in build up play to Calvert Lewin (who'll probably get the nod over Watkins given their similar playing characteristics).

Don't get the comparisons between PB and OW, two very different players with contrasting playing styles.
 

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Ollie Watkins' 14 Premier League goals are the most by a player in their debut season since Alexandre Lacazette in 2017-18.
(according to bbc sport)
 

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Get 'im on the plane/train/bus, Gareth!
 

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He won't make the cut off. Probably in a squad of 30 but, sadly for us (ie money/sell ons) he won't be in the 26, IMO.
 
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Watched some of the AV v Chelsea game last night (hoping to see the Asspewlaqueta sending off).
His all round game was absolutely brilliant.
One piece of control with 15 min to go on the right wing from a punt out by the keeper was, quite simply, sublime.
Gasps from the crowd.
 

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Ollie has made the provisional squad of 33 players.


Southgate was originally set to name a final 26-man squad for the tournament, but with so many of his players in action in the Europa League and Champions League finals this week, he will now name a bigger, provisional squad to be cut to 26 on June 1.
 

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Relying on an injury to make the cut. Will definitely be in our 22 World Cup squad
 

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Ollie has made the provisional squad of 33 players.


Southgate was originally set to name a final 26-man squad for the tournament, but with so many of his players in action in the Europa League and Champions League finals this week, he will now name a bigger, provisional squad to be cut to 26 on June 1.
Ones to drop out in my opinion

Ramsdale
Coady
Godfrey
Mings
White
Lingard
Watkins

Philips an injury doubt though
 

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Has to go to the Euros. No other striker will offer his rapid pace on the break or his relentless pressing. Great option from the bench.
I can see why you say that and he could certainly serve England well in Group games against the likes of Scotland. But when you get to the "business end" of tournaments, great pace and pressing aren't enough when up against Italian, German or Spanish defenders, who are well used to dealing with that.

You also need great nous, exceptional technique and solid experience of top flight football (i.e. European club competition and international tournaments etc), which the likes of Kane and Rashford possess, but Ollie not yet.

However, I would agree that he is such a good learner that there is no reason why he couldn't be at that level for Euro2024, when he'll be 28 and approaching his peak, or even as soon as Qatar 2022, if he gets a move to a bigger club and prospers there?
 

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I can see why you say that and he could certainly serve England well in Group games against the likes of Scotland. But when you get to the "business end" of tournaments, great pace and pressing aren't enough when up against Italian, German or Spanish defenders, who are well used to dealing with that.

You also need great nous, exceptional technique and solid experience of top flight football (i.e. European club competition and international tournaments etc), which the likes of Kane and Rashford possess, but Ollie not yet.

However, I would agree that he is such a good learner that there is no reason why he couldn't be at that level for Euro2024, when he'll be 28 and approaching his peak, or even as soon as Qatar 2022, if he gets a move to a bigger club and prospers there?

Disagree. Against the better teams we will have the minority of possession and pressing and pace in transition will be the absolute key.
 

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How Trippier gets a look in is just mad. had his best years.

Watkins wont be taken.

Ramsdalle
Watkins
White
Godfrey
Phillips
Lingard

who the 7th will be i dont know.
 

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How Trippier gets a look in is just mad. had his best years.
I hear what you're saying, but 31 La Liga and 7 CL appearances this season for the Atletico team which has just won the title?
Kieran Trippier | Football Stats | Atletico Madrid | Season 2020/2021 | Soccer Base
Maybe more a case of "out of sight, out of mind"?

Anyhow, while I'd say the above record merits a place in the 33, I'm not sure he'll make the final cut when up against Trent A-A, Kyle Walker and Reece James, all of whom are also outstanding players.
 

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Ones to drop out in my opinion

Ramsdale
Coady
Godfrey
Mings
White
Lingard
Watkins

Philips an injury doubt though

That only leaves two centre backs! I think Coady will go, probably Mings as well. Saka will drop out.
 

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I hear what you're saying, but 31 La Liga and 7 CL appearances this season for the Atletico team which has just won the title?
Kieran Trippier | Football Stats | Atletico Madrid | Season 2020/2021 | Soccer Base
Maybe more a case of "out of sight, out of mind"?

Anyhow, while I'd say the above record merits a place in the 33, I'm not sure he'll make the final cut when up against Trent A-A, Kyle Walker and Reece James, all of whom are also outstanding players.

I bet he does. Southgate loves him.
 

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It's a good group of players except at centre half. Mings and Godfrey...
 

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I’d take him ahead of DCL as I think he offers more but sadly he won’t make the cut
 

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Am I right thinking a competitive cap/goal is more money for us than a friendly?
 
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