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  • cheeky_prawnking 10 Oct 2013 21:15:20 4,257 posts
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    England quickly to the 3rd division
  • President_Weasel 10 Oct 2013 21:18:50 8,944 posts
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    It would be a better system than the current yawnsome pointlessness.
  • speedofthepuma 10 Oct 2013 21:24:26 13,266 posts
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    The "downside" of not playing out of league friendlies would mean that world cups and European cups get much more like real events again. I like it.

    Edited by speedofthepuma at 21:24:53 10-10-2013

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • robc84 10 Oct 2013 21:28:04 5,274 posts
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    I think england could sit comfortably in the middle of d2. Like the idea though. Int friendlies are boring. Be much better if there was something at stake.
  • robc84 10 Oct 2013 21:52:00 5,274 posts
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    Very true. But there isnt a difference between not being as good as montenegro and being shit
  • Shikasama 10 Oct 2013 21:55:08 6,603 posts
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    Haven't put any deep thought into it but on the face of things that is an excellent idea.
  • robc84 10 Oct 2013 22:06:42 5,274 posts
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    A sensible idea from uefa.... it'll never actually happen...
  • SuperCoolEskimo 11 Oct 2013 08:15:54 9,706 posts
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    You'll get even more players pulling out with 'injury' if that idea is implemented.
  • El_MUERkO 11 Oct 2013 08:29:38 16,949 posts
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    Good, they can do it a few times, get dropped by the manager and be known as the piss stain they are :-)
  • thedaveeyres 11 Oct 2013 08:33:03 10,686 posts
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    Then we'll end up with a team full of Lallanas. Nobody wants to watch that.

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  • robc84 11 Oct 2013 08:41:01 5,274 posts
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    Cos we'd all rather watch a bunch of prima donnas who dont really want to be there?

    Personally I'd much rather watch 'poorer' players who actually want to play than 'better' players who dont give a shit.
  • Syrette 11 Oct 2013 08:43:24 43,061 posts
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    How do you know football players' inner thoughts?

    I don't doubt the loyalty of most of them. Some of them perhaps just aren't as good as the press make them out to be, and that translates to them looking like they care less on the international stage.

  • robc84 11 Oct 2013 09:29:50 5,274 posts
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    Perhaps, but for whatever reason (lack of interest, club rivalries, them generally being arseholes (terry)), they don't perform at international level. What I'm saying is I wouldn't mind seeing some others given a chance.
  • mikew1985 11 Oct 2013 09:43:27 12,585 posts
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    You all have a massively skewed vision of how good England are(or aren't in your eyes).

    As an outsider; you win most of your games, mostly qualify for every tournament(barring a massive upset) and while you should have done better in the tournaments recently, you would challenge in that top division. No question.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 09:44:55 11-10-2013
  • King_Edward 11 Oct 2013 09:48:27 11,454 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    Then we'll end up with a team full of Lallanas. Nobody wants to watch that.
    I'd quite like to watch that, but one of them has to have the first name Banana.
  • Dougs 11 Oct 2013 09:55:15 66,634 posts
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    Something like this might actually help us. We seem to freeze when we meet any of those countries in the first group competitively, so regular games in a vaguely competitive environment can only help when we get to the tournaments. The downside will be that in tournaments, the big games won't be so special or unique any more (unless we get busted down to Div 2 quick smart)
  • nickthegun 11 Oct 2013 09:58:03 58,782 posts
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    If they were clever, they would also mix it in with euro qualification.

    Something like the top two divisions qualify automatically and the winner of each other league plays each other.

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  • Shikasama 11 Oct 2013 09:58:07 6,603 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Something like this might actually help us. We seem to freeze when we meet any of those countries in the first group competitively, so regular games in a vaguely competitive environment can only help when we get to the tournaments. The downside will be that in tournaments, the big games won't be so special or unique any more (unless we get busted down to Div 2 quick smart)
    Isn't this an attempt to replace the Euro's after 2020 though? So you'd still get your big games against Brazil, Argentina etc at the World Cup.

    The problem with International footy is that those big games don't come up often enough, so I'd happily sacrifice the 'specialness' of them to see them more regularly. This would proper get me interested in IF again.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Oct 2013 09:58:30 39,384 posts
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    How the flying fuck are we in division 1 and France in 2? That's just plain wrong.

    Great idea though.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • thedaveeyres 11 Oct 2013 10:01:15 10,686 posts
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    King_Edward wrote:
    thedaveeyres wrote:
    Then we'll end up with a team full of Lallanas. Nobody wants to watch that.
    I'd quite like to watch that, but one of them has to have the first name Banana.
    My favourite ever idea for a Viz comic strip... Hugo Viana and his Enormous Banana... could equally be applied to Adam Lallana (except Viana would've been better as he played for Newcastle).

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  • tincanrocket 11 Oct 2013 10:07:45 2,905 posts
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    In my current game of Footie Manager Newcastle (in 2022) have a midfielder called Yaya Banana
  • TheSaint 11 Oct 2013 10:11:39 14,199 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    Then we'll end up with a team full of Lallanas. Nobody wants to watch that.
    Not quite sure why you are so obsessed with him all of a sudden. I only suggested that he would be in the squad before long and that half our problems arise from having to fit Lampard and Gerrard into the same team.

    I don't think it's a massive stretch to assume that we will improve significantly when those two aren't the first names on the team sheet.
  • thedaveeyres 11 Oct 2013 10:12:14 10,686 posts
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    tincanrocket wrote:
    In my current game of Footie Manager Newcastle (in 2022) have a midfielder called Yaya Banana
    Classic Joe Kinnear signing.

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  • kalel 11 Oct 2013 10:13:17 86,315 posts
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    I think we'll fondly look back on the days when we had quality like Gerrard and Lampard tbh.
  • thedaveeyres 11 Oct 2013 10:13:46 10,686 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    thedaveeyres wrote:
    Then we'll end up with a team full of Lallanas. Nobody wants to watch that.
    Not quite sure why you are so obsessed with him all of a sudden. I only suggested that he would be in the squad before long and that half our problems arise from having to fit Lampard and Gerrard into the same team.

    I don't think it's a massive stretch to assume that we will improve significantly when those two aren't the first names on the team sheet.
    Only joking.

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  • nickthegun 11 Oct 2013 10:16:49 58,782 posts
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    The problem is that, after nearly 15 years, 'how do you play them both in the same team?' has tainted both their england careers.

    But, yeah, what you wouldnt give for a FM style regen for frank lampard.

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  • TheSaint 11 Oct 2013 10:20:10 14,199 posts
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    I can just imagine someone sat watching an England game with their son regaling him with stories of how rather than a ten yard pass to a man in space our old legend Steven Gerrard would have done a spectacular hollywood ball right into touch.
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