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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rooster View Post
    That's a pathetic & very unpatriotic excuse - basically saying you would only support England if the team was made up only of Forest players as you don't want to support players from teams you don't like? WTF?

    Watching & supporting England raises us about club loyalties and we can take pride in the current exciting young England team made up of players from Man U, Everton, Leicester, Liverpool, Chelsea, BORUSSIA DORTMUND, Spurs & Man City.

    I look at it the other way round - if one of your clubs players is in the team, gives an extra incentive / excitement, hoping they do well (Des Walker, Shilton, Pearce, Birtles, Larry Lloyd, Trevor Francis, Woodcock, etc), but to not give a f#ck about your home country coz there are no Forest players in the team is moronic
    Unpatriotic? Do me a favour. It's football. I also said nothing about no Forest players, I said I don't get excited about watchingg players from teams I don't like.

    Not enjoying something because you have no interest in it is not pathetic, nor is it unpatriotic.


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    International football's a busted flush


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    International football's a busted flush
    Yep.


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    In all seriousness, the only time any of us really care about international football is if we reach the latter stages of a tournament.

    Otherwise it's just an annoyance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    In all seriousness, the only time any of us really care about international football is if we reach the latter stages of a tournament.

    Otherwise it's just an annoyance.
    Yep.


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    Cyprus score a perfectly good goal against Scotland which was clearly over the line but not given. I assumed goal line technology was everywhere these days. Apparently not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I shall be using my Spirites season ticket to take in the delights of Chesterfield vs Chorley Town tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.

    There's plenty of football on, if you need a fix.

    It does make me wonder how Grimsby Town vs Oldham Athletic has been postponed for international call-ups though.
    Going swimmingly.

    Chesterfield are 0-2 down to bottom side Chorley in the first 30 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I shall be using my Spirites season ticket to take in the delights of Chesterfield vs Chorley Town tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.

    There's plenty of football on, if you need a fix.

    It does make me wonder how Grimsby Town vs Oldham Athletic has been postponed for international call-ups though.
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    What exactly went wrong for Scottish football?

    They used to regularly make tournaments. Now haven't made one in nearly 22 years.

    Europe got bigger with the break up the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Czechoslavkia meaning more competition for qualifying places?

    Strength in depth in international football grew in general ("No easy games in international football any more")? A nation like Turkey could go from easybeats losing 8-0 to England twice in the eighties to third in the world 15 years later.

    More recent implosion of Glasgow Rangers when nineties side had a spine of players like Goram, Gough, McCoist?

    English top flight went international when it used to be a mostly British league when Scotland were regularly qualifying for stuff? The best English sides generally had at least one Scottish international.

    None of that still really explains why when the Euros were expanded to 24 all the home nations except Scotland were there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    What exactly went wrong for Scottish football?

    They used to regularly make tournaments. Now haven't made one in nearly 22 years.

    Europe got bigger with the break up the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Czechoslavkia meaning more competition for qualifying places?

    Strength in depth in international football grew in general ("No easy games in international football any more")? A nation like Turkey could go from easybeats losing 8-0 to England twice in the eighties to third in the world 15 years later.

    More recent implosion of Glasgow Rangers when nineties side had a spine of players like Goram, Gough, McCoist?

    English top flight went international when it used to be a mostly British league when Scotland were regularly qualifying for stuff? The best English sides generally had at least one Scottish international.

    None of that still really explains why when the Euros were expanded to 24 all the home nations except Scotland were there.
    Big influx of foreign players fucked them up. The next Souness or Gough had no place to play. Stick Dalglish on loan at a lower league there as a kid and you'd have never heard of him

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    I remember that. Was a silly attempt at saying 'we are above the social norms of English football'... disgraceful behavior and few 'men in black' got a kicking from irate opposition fans

    Now they are on the fringe of the relegation zone.... it's silence, except for the munching of Humble Pie


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    What exactly went wrong for Scottish football?

    They used to regularly make tournaments. Now haven't made one in nearly 22 years.

    Europe got bigger with the break up the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Czechoslavkia meaning more competition for qualifying places?

    Strength in depth in international football grew in general ("No easy games in international football any more")? A nation like Turkey could go from easybeats losing 8-0 to England twice in the eighties to third in the world 15 years later.

    More recent implosion of Glasgow Rangers when nineties side had a spine of players like Goram, Gough, McCoist?

    English top flight went international when it used to be a mostly British league when Scotland were regularly qualifying for stuff? The best English sides generally had at least one Scottish international.

    None of that still really explains why when the Euros were expanded to 24 all the home nations except Scotland were there.
    Quite simply, they don’t produce enough quality players anymore. There are probably a hundred reasons as to why that is the case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    Although I am joining the camp that they are nessessery as it breaks up the Championship season, pretty much the only time you get time on the training ground.
    There would be plenty of time on the training ground in midweek if they didn’t have to shoehorn games in there to make room for international breaks



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    Bloody hate international football. Can't wait to get back to domestic action.


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    Bloody farce these IB's. When is England's next training match?


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    To add to the irritation of the disruption to our regular football routine, these international matches are spread about all over the place. Unless you're really keen, it's next to impossible to work out who's playing, when and at what time.

    So even if you want to watch a game, you switch on and find the damn thing has nearly finished. Thankfully it was, however, incredibly boring so you're really thankful you did miss it and did something much more interesting after all.


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    Top win against Belarus. Really pleased for the Germans. And that's what people are really missing when they say they don't like international breaks. There's so much more to international football than just England games. Some of the lower league stuff can be really good.


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    Saw a giant England Flag in Kosovo stadium with Forest crest and 'Sleaford Reds' on it, so at least i'm not the only Forest fan who supports England


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    Unpatriotic? Do me a favour. It's football. I also said nothing about no Forest players, I said I don't get excited about watchingg players from teams I don't like.

    Not enjoying something because you have no interest in it is not pathetic, nor is it unpatriotic.
    I remember the good old days when we'd cheer the NT and wish all Home Nations and the Republic well except when we played each other.
    And add to that we'd be happy for all English sides in Europe, even the Scots. I remember paying close attention to Aberdeen and Dundee Utd in the 80s. The former actually won the CWC and I think the latter reached the UEFA Final.

    Then came the nasty hooligans and add the hostility between the Scum and Scousers. It ruined all that, every Liverpool fan was willing United to lose (not that it wasn't difficult, Fergie wasn't really a likable figure unlike our Brian).
    Worse to come was the Beckham generation of players, with lofty promises matched by failure in depth and their main concern for their image and that of their WAGS. England were so pathetic, I'd sometimes be happy when the Germans, Spanish or Italians gave them a lesson. It's been downhill since except...

    That I'm reserving judgment on this team. This is the first England side since 1990 that look deadly and focussed. I mean there was no reason to swamp the likes of Kosovo and Montenegro after qualification was confirmed. In fact if you look at the results and the quality of opposition, we are really very impressive. These 6-0, 7-0 wins was last seen in the early 80s against the most lightweight of opposition and you only see these now when the big nations thrash the likes of San Marino, Gibraltar and Lichtenstein. Yet this team, did not take the foot of the gas, when they had every reason to.
    It remains to be seen how we perform against the traditional sides, but we did reach the Nations League Final which was quite okay against the big teams.

    I get the feeling that the long wait for an international trophy will end after 54 years next year at Wembley. We're hosting a group and kos and all the semis. It's a home tournament, Harry Kane looks a menace and those 2 Chelsea boys Mount and Abraham should mature over the season and all in all we should have a really lethal line-up going forward. Just work on the niggly defensive errors , don't get boastful and remain focussed and maybe just maybe, Henri Delauney might be staying with us for 4 years.


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    What an England side needs at an international tournament is for the players not to turn up knackered. It would be helpful if the English clubs got knocked out of Europe at the first opportunity and for Liverpool to bottle the league title in January rather than May.


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    well said Romanis…. most old heads will echo your views


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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanis View Post
    I remember the good old days when we'd cheer the NT and wish all Home Nations and the Republic well except when we played each other.
    And add to that we'd be happy for all English sides in Europe, even the Scots. I remember paying close attention to Aberdeen and Dundee Utd in the 80s. The former actually won the CWC and I think the latter reached the UEFA Final.

    Then came the nasty hooligans and add the hostility between the Scum and Scousers. It ruined all that, every Liverpool fan was willing United to lose (not that it wasn't difficult, Fergie wasn't really a likable figure unlike our Brian).
    Worse to come was the Beckham generation of players, with lofty promises matched by failure in depth and their main concern for their image and that of their WAGS. England were so pathetic, I'd sometimes be happy when the Germans, Spanish or Italians gave them a lesson. It's been downhill since except...

    That I'm reserving judgment on this team. This is the first England side since 1990 that look deadly and focussed. I mean there was no reason to swamp the likes of Kosovo and Montenegro after qualification was confirmed. In fact if you look at the results and the quality of opposition, we are really very impressive. These 6-0, 7-0 wins was last seen in the early 80s against the most lightweight of opposition and you only see these now when the big nations thrash the likes of San Marino, Gibraltar and Lichtenstein. Yet this team, did not take the foot of the gas, when they had every reason to.
    It remains to be seen how we perform against the traditional sides, but we did reach the Nations League Final which was quite okay against the big teams.

    I get the feeling that the long wait for an international trophy will end after 54 years next year at Wembley. We're hosting a group and kos and all the semis. It's a home tournament, Harry Kane looks a menace and those 2 Chelsea boys Mount and Abraham should mature over the season and all in all we should have a really lethal line-up going forward. Just work on the niggly defensive errors , don't get boastful and remain focussed and maybe just maybe, Henri Delauney might be staying with us for 4 years.
    So, to summarise, out at the quarter finals?




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    All over now for the pinnacle of football until the end of March. Just the finals draw to look forward to before then.

    Nevermind our scintillating domestic programme is back. This weekend on Sky Sports - Middlesbrough v Hull.


 

 

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