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England shocker heaps pressure on Southgate before World Cup

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By Kieran CANNING

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Southgate's loyalty to Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been questioned in the past

Drop Pickford - don’t want him getting injured.

Play Maguire - if he gets injured, Man U might improve.

Gareth is making this job more difficult than it needs to be.

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Southgate's loyalty to Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been questioned in the past

Drop Pickford - don’t want him getting injured.

Play Maguire - if he gets injured, Man U might improve.

Gareth is making this job more difficult than it needs to be.

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Here's hoping gaffer Southgate can turn things around, and deal with the boo-boys who were chanting for his head in Molineux. He got the Three Lions to the Euro Final last year, how short their memories are.

I remember well the 2002 WC when England went in as one of the favourites with a galaxy of stars - Beckham, Owen, Scholes, Ferdinand etc - and crumbled under public expectations. Hope these so called "fans" lay off Southgate and let him do his thing with this young, talented team.

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I remember well the 2002 WC when England went in as one of the favourites with a galaxy of stars - Beckham, Owen, Scholes, Ferdinand etc - and crumbled under public expectations.

Rewriting history there cobber - England narrowly lost to Brazil, the eventual champions, in the quarter final. They crumbled on several other occasions, but not that one.

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Dream situation is to sack Southgate and offer the World Cup to pep, klopp, tuchel or Jose on a p/t basis, potentially 9 games and give the job to potter after the tournament, unless the elite coach wants to continue on a p/t contract..

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That's a bad loss, but that will give the team the impetus and energy they need to cinch the next one. Give them a chance to put things right.

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England crumbling at the World Cup? What’s new?

They have never been close to winning anytime in the past 50 years. Even the 2002 squad. They scored a total of 6 goals in 5 games - real contenders score that many in a game or two. English soccer = Legends in their own minds.

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I guess it ain't coming home anytime soon!!

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