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Jamie Redknapp looks at how England are behind the times, as he calls the Euro 2012 semis.

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Trevor Gordon (Middlesbrough fan) says...

changing from a 4-4-2 to a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1 formaion is not going 2 solve englands problems.truth be told.england are just not good enough.trevor,new york city.

Posted 06:32 28th June 2012

Alex Jacques (Arsenal fan) says...

I think honestly Roy Hodgson is the manager for England but his substitution near the end of normal time against England said it all. He decided to bring on Henderson who is a typically average player that does not bring any attacking force to the team. Why do that when you have Oxade-Chamberlain, who proved he can play well against top team when he played against France and Jones who has proved himself in the premier league. This just shows his mentality is completely wrong at this period in time. I hope for the sake of England he does change the formation and get the future of English football to flourish on the international stage. e.g Oxade-Chamberlain, Whilshere, Smalling and Welbeck .

Posted 06:16 28th June 2012

Mark Jenkin (Manchester United fan) says...

I wonder when people are going to admit that the England players are just not good enough. Ok let me change that I wonder when people are going to admit that our attacking players are not good enough. It is no coincidence that the best attacking players in the premiere league are not english. Defensively wise and defensive midfield wise we are ok. However as we have seen agains the top teams that isn't good enough. Even Rooney who is suppodesdly our saviour can't compete with the very best in the world. Unfortunately systems are not going to make us into world beaters. England churns out hardworking players but again unfortuntately that isn't good enough against the top teams. The honest truth is that we are not good enough.

Posted 00:40 28th June 2012

Paul Fellingham (West Ham United fan) says...

Total agree 4-4-2 needs to go and a new system is needed. How about a 3-2-3-2. Where you have 3 defenders and just in front of them 2 players who can float between defence and the 3 midfield plays and 2 up front. If the midfield go foreward you've got 2 players who can fill the gaps plus when the defence is under pressure the can drop back. Just an idea thats all,

Posted 19:05 27th June 2012

Alan Baines (Manchester City fan) says...

dont, think it matters what system england play, the fact is when it comes to the big games we are just not good enough.

Posted 17:58 27th June 2012

Liam Fisher (Celtic fan) says...

Because Italy can keep the ball through technical ability and england play the long ball and cannot keep hold of possession, not just the national team though the reason the english league is strong is because of the technical ability of the foreigners.

Posted 16:47 27th June 2012

Barry O'sullivan (Manchester United fan) says...

It has nothing to do with systems. England don't keep the ball well enough. It doesn't matter if its 442, 451 or whatever formation if your players are not conditioned to keep possession forget it. Do England have a Pirlo, a Xavi, A Modric or an Iniesta. No.

Posted 16:34 27th June 2012

Daryl Weelio (Manchester United fan) says...

Semi Final 1 (Spain Vs Portugal) As mentioned, Ronaldo is enjoying a great euro2012 and besides Ronaldo, the Portugese have never threaten any defence and i expect that to continue. I'm absolutely not convinced that Paolo Bento will get his tactics and strategies right and to be honest, felt he was poor hence I'll sum it all up that Portugal=Ronaldo. Period. Spain, i have to agree with many, is boring to watch,actually an eyesore but who cares so long as they get the results right? And Del Bosque is surely a world class manager and tactician. They are going to dominate and i expect the portugal to sit deep and hit them on the counter and pray hard. So long as they neutralise ronaldo, they should have no problems booting Portugal out in 90mins. 2-0

Posted 16:24 27th June 2012

Jack Hughes (Juventus fan) says...

I agree on the 442 comment however Italy also played a 442 system for the England game, albeit with a diamond (Pirlo at the bottom and Montolivio at the top) amd width from Balzaretti and Abate. England played a similar system under Sven but that didn't work either. Why does it work for Italy and not England is the question?

Posted 14:09 27th June 2012

Jack Hughes (Juventus fan) says...

I agree on the 442 comment however Italy also played a 442 system for the England game, albeit with a diamond (Pirlo at the bottom and Montolivio at the top) amd width from Balzarettia and Abate. England played a similar system under Sven but that didn't work either. Why does it work for Italy and not England is the question?

Posted 14:05 27th June 2012

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