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England boss Gareth Southgate ponders brave tactical tweak with opening Euro 2020 XI

England boss Gareth Southgate ponders brave tactical tweak with opening Euro 2020 XI

Gareth Southgate is said to be considering fielding a back-five made up of four full-backs when England host Croatia in their Euro 2020 opener this Sunday. The Three Lions boss, who led the side to the World Cup semi-finals using the same system in 2018, is expected to compensate for the absence of Harry Maguire by utilising wing-backs once again.

Playing with three central defenders as opposed to two will enable England to take control from the back and move the ball progressively up the field.

In Russia three years ago, Kyle Walker dropped into the back three and he is expected to do the same this time around.

John Stones is also excepted to feature for England after turning his Manchester City career around this season alongside Ruben Dias.

However, Manchester United captain Maguire remains a doubt for all three matches in Group D meaning Southgate will have to devise a Plan B.

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Meanwhile, White was called up as Alexander-Arnold’s replacement after impressing against Romania.

He has also looked at home in a back-three for Brighton this season, meaning he could be an outsider to start.

Although he will have a good idea of his starting XI, Southgate is set to continue assessing the picture this week as England continue training and nothing has been decided just yet.

Southgate made it clear after selecting four right-backs in his Euro 2020 squad that versatility will prove key throughout the tournament.

He highlighted that Trippier can also cover at left-back while Walker and James are comfortable on the right-side of central defence.

Trippier’s quality over a deal ball could prove key particularly with Jack Grealish in the side.

The attacker was targeted by both Austria and Romania and drew a number of fouls in both matches.

Speaking to the media earlier today, Grealish claimed that England will look to capitalise from set-pieces if he is kicked from pillar to post.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Sport Feed

Rise Eterna Is A Tactical RPG Out Now On Switch eShop, Has A Gorgeous Physical Edition

Today is eShop download update day, and the dizzying list and the day-to-day overload of game details can cause some titles to get overlooked. Perhaps one of them is Rise Eterna, a tactical RPG inspired by the 16-bit era that is being published by Forever Entertainment; it’s priced at $ 19.99USD / £17.99 on the eShop.

Forever Entertainment has also confirmed two physical editions that are now available for pre-order through its own store; you can see them here.

There’s a standard edition that includes a reversible cover, a sticker and a numbered certificate, priced at 39,99 Euros.

Rather more eye-catching is the Limited Edition at 59,99 Euros, which is limited to 1500 copies. You can see a couple of glamour shots and list of its contents below.

Rise Eterna© Forever Entertainment
Rise Eterna Diorama© Forever Entertainment
  • Collector’s box: a box with a beautiful artwork from Rise Eterna, created specifically for the physical edition of the game. It includes amazing gadgets. The size of the box can be found in the specification.
  • Cardboard stand: 3D frame with an adjustable battle scene.
  • Classic case: a plastic box containing a reversible cover and a game cartridge for Nintendo Switch (global).
  • Soundtrack on CD: contains a selection of music from the game, to help you immerse in Rise Eterna world.
  • Numbered certificate: a plastic card with a unique number which gives the set an additional collector value.
  • Cleaning cloth: an item useful to clean not only glasses, but also the screen of your console.

The physical editions won’t be shipped for 2-6 months, so that’s worth bearing in mind.

So, are you tempted to check out Rise Eterna?

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Scots urged to halt Sturgeon’s ‘obsessive’ independence dream with tactical voting plot

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

Scots urged to halt Sturgeon’s ‘obsessive’ independence dream with tactical voting plot

The SNP, Scottish Greens and Alex Salmond’s Alba are all in favour of an independent Scotland. Unionist group Scotland Matters is urging tactical voting to confront the threat.

The Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Labour and Scottish Liberal Democrats are all pro-union but are strongest in different regions.

Scotland Matters wants unionist voters to lend their votes to the party most likely to beat the SNP in their area.

New billboards have been erected in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen warning of a nationalist majority.

The billboards portray Nicola Sturgeon being controlled by Mr Salmond like a puppet on a string, with the SNP leader in turn directing Scottish Green leader Patrick Harvie.

A spokesman for Scotland Matters commented: “The most recent billboard in our ongoing series sees three of the independence movements most ardent adherents strung together in an obsessive performance above Scotland, while the nations essential services, private businesses and critical infrastructure is neglected once again.

“Salmond, Sturgeon and Harvie’s mono-obsession with independence has kept Scotland stuck in limbo for what is now approaching a decade, while repeatedly treating the issues that all Scots want Holyrood to concentrate on as a mere puppet show: post-covid recovery, economic development, the NHS and the environment.

“If pro-indy parties secure a majority on May the 6th all Scotland can look forward to is further division, decline and the constant threat of Scotland seceding from one of the world’s most successful and long-lasting unions with the other nations of the UK; thus why Scotland Matters supports tactical voting in the forthcoming election.”

Scottish Parliament elections take place on May 6 with the SNP demanding another referendum on leaving the UK.

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It found concerns over a hard border with England, the currency and coronavirus vaccines helped fuel a unionist revival.

However, it also showed the SNP remaining the most popular party in Scotland and its supporters are the most likely to vote next month.

Last month Mr Salmond launched Alba seeking a pro-independence “super majority”.

The party won’t stand for individual constituencies, so it doesn’t risk losing the SNP seats, but will have regional candidates.

Ms Sturgeon has said she will refuse to work with Mr Salmond.

Some SNP figures have suggested a referendum could take place after the election even without the British Government’s consent.

Should this happen Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross is urging unionists to boycott the poll.

Scotland voted to remain part of Britain in 2014 by 55 percent to 45 percent.