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Offline Lambert and Payne

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 12:49:45 PM »
Do we play them home and away?

I'd hope so.  In a group of three teams it'd be a pretty short competition if we didn't!!!

I didn't know if it would be a case of play both games 1 home and 1 away, then dip into another groups. I.E promotion/relegation format.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2017, 07:48:35 AM »
Canít wait for this, good opportunity in my view to use as an opportunity to bring experienced U21s into the senior set up.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2017, 07:52:38 AM »
Canít wait for this, good opportunity in my view to use as an opportunity to bring experienced U21s into the senior set up.

Given that the thing it's replacing is international friendlies it's hard to object to it too much as a concept.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2017, 08:01:31 AM »
I don't mind the concept. Competitive football instead of friendlies, teams playing others of roughly their own standing and the excitement of promotion and relegation are all things to look forward to.

It should have no part of qualification for the Euros, though. The format required is too convoluted, open to corruption, and, arguably, rewards failure by giving teams in the bottom division a shot at qualifying.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2017, 05:34:54 PM »
I don't mind the concept. Competitive football instead of friendlies, teams playing others of roughly their own standing and the excitement of promotion and relegation are all things to look forward to.

It should have no part of qualification for the Euros, though. The format required is too convoluted, open to corruption, and, arguably, rewards failure by giving teams in the bottom division a shot at qualifying.

Youíre only saying this because Scotland will find some way of fucking it up arenít you?

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2017, 06:12:25 PM »
We fucked up the last one, which was much easier to qualify.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2017, 04:20:17 PM »
Well at least your decline to fucking it up in qualification saves you the misery of somehow ballsing it up in the Group when you do qualify.

When did England last have a reasonably exciting qualifying group when it went down to the wire? 2007? Itís been mostly dull and sensible since then. When we get there itís always just a matter of time until we get outclassed and Chris Waddle gets to have his rant.


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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2017, 04:40:19 PM »
Yeah, probably 2007 when they somehow managed to fuck up qualifying for Euro 2008.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2017, 12:28:02 PM »
Yeah, probably 2007 when they somehow managed to fuck up qualifying for Euro 2008.

Yep, Scott Carson v Croatia. Classic Bilic quote after that match as well ďwake up, you arenít good enoughĒ.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2018, 11:34:52 AM »
This could be a good opportunity to keep the feelgood going after the World Cup. Alternatively we could get schooled home and away by both Spain and Croatia, everyone's depressed again and Southgate's out on his ear just as the knighthood comes through.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2018, 11:50:03 AM »
Wasn't a fan of this format but pretty exciting group to be in now. Better than the boredom of Lithuania and Slovenia every qualifying round.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2018, 06:12:01 PM »
Alan Partridge's World Cup wheel was easier to understand than that.

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Re: UEFA Nations League
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2018, 07:59:59 PM »
Looking forward to seeing Scotland miss out again after losing to North Macedonia on Numberwang.