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Scrap international break.

I think we would all universally agree that these international breaks are a pain in the derrier.
Obviously the international fixtures have to be fulfilled and at the end of a domestic season and just before the start of a domestic season isn't always possible so these interruptions to the domestic season do not look like stopping unless a better solution can be found.

Therefore I propose that iether the top two leagues should carry on even if that means clubs are missing key players due to international call ups or the international fixtures are spread out one at a time and played midweek so that the domestic campaign can carry on.

If the midweek plan cannot happen and the domestic fixtures carry on regardless It would mean opportunities for squad players and give fans back their fix instead of enduring these boring international ganes that in England's case do not cause much excitement or interest.

Some would oppose this as the clubs with more players representing their country would argue they would have to field U23 players but to me it would only be 3 or 4 weekends in the whole season and I personally would still prefer it to these breaks. I know you can still go and watch lower league games but it's not the same.

I'm sure there are loads of holes in my plan which no doubt will be pointed out but I just can't believe there isn't a way of playing these international games without disrupting the domestic league.

Our fixture against Southampton if played during the break would mean we would be missing loads of key players Raphina James Roberts Cooper Klich Lorente KP (injured but called up) but it would give opportunitues to the likes of Cresswell Gelhardt etc and Southampton would be missing a load of key players too.

I think in conclusion though that playing the International games midweek only would be my preferred choice so clubs are not missing key players and the Premier League and Championship do not have to be halted.
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comment by Hector (U3606)

posted 1 week ago

comment by Cinciwolf----Wolves poster of the millennium (U11551)
posted 2 minutes ago
Quite enjoy the international breaks because it gives me a chance to plan long weekends and trips without missing a Wolves game. I guess if you have nowt going on in life and just live for your clubs next game then international breaks can seem like forever.

Perhaps some way to remove the small sides in a prelim might be wise but then again, why should those sides not have their day in the sun against better nations?
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Agree with every word.

*apart from the Wolves bit obviously.

posted 1 week ago

comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
Top 12 teams automatically entered into the Euro's for example.
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How do you determine the top 12? Maybe some sort of qualification?


But, yes, there should be pre-qualifying in UEFA.
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Well Italy shouldn't have to qualify after winning the last one, same goes for France. Actually make the FIFA rankings count for something. We all want to watch competitive games, England v San Marino is not a competitive game. The qualifying games might actually be interesting if the groups had 3 or 4 teams in them capable of winning the groups.

posted 6 days, 23 hours ago

feckin' hate the int break

comment by Hector (U3606)

posted 6 days, 23 hours ago

The quarter finalists in the Euros should all be in group A and B.

comment by Jaz63 (U8369)

posted 6 days, 23 hours ago

I hate international breaks too and I am run off my feet most days, very busy life.

posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

With my move, I am a little out of touch, Sky have let us down big time and I am piggy backing my new neighbours internet signal, love village life but having no internet and no reliable phone signal is a pain.
Can watch tv so am looking forward to the match tonight.
Why was kp not in the England squad?

posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

Injured

posted 6 days, 21 hours ago

Talking of injuries, this particular international break should give us a chance for KP and Bamford to recover if we're lucky.

Sometimes there's a silver lining...

posted 6 days, 19 hours ago

Interesting that after England won 5 nil at the weekend against lowly ranked opposition certain pundits got carried away and proclaimed that KP restricted England and would struggle to regain his England place.
I wonder if they still share that opinion after England struggled to get a point against Hungary.

posted 4 days ago

comment by Macca: Emily Bishop's love child (U8194)
posted 2 days, 18 hours ago
Interesting that after England won 5 nil at the weekend against lowly ranked opposition certain pundits got carried away and proclaimed that KP restricted England and would struggle to regain his England place.
I wonder if they still share that opinion after England struggled to get a point against Hungary.
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The English sports press are morons. Whenever England win by more than a couple of goals we're suddenly world-beaters, even if we've just beaten a team of part-timers. They're generally also southern biased so they'll talk KP down at every opportunity. Meanwhile Kalvin will continue to let his boots do the talking.

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