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News reports this morning all about how England and the Republic of Ireland managed to play a game of football last night without it descending into a riot. :dry:

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The franchising of the Women's Super League and enforced relegation of Doncaster Belles, relocation of Lincoln City to Notts County, and promotion of 'mid table in the tier below' Manchester City has now been reported (and condemned) on the BBC, the New Statesmen and US online magazine, Slate.

 

Franchised Super Leagues, eh?

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News reports this morning all about how England and the Republic of Ireland managed to play a game of football last night without it descending into a riot. :dry:

 

From what I've heard - I didn't watch as the Cubs were tearing the White Sox a new one on ESPN - that's possibly the most interesting thing about the game.

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The franchising of the Women's Super League and enforced relegation of Doncaster Belles, relocation of Lincoln City to Notts County, and promotion of 'mid table in the tier below' Manchester City has now been reported (and condemned) on the BBC, the New Statesmen and US online magazine, Slate.

 

Franchised Super Leagues, eh?

I like how the Women's second division is called the Premier League.

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I like how the Women's second division is called the Premier League.

 

From next season it will be called Super League 2.  And then there'll be a Premier League!

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to Bedlam:<br /><br />Wolves are now in the 3rd tier<br /><br />Scotland will be a one horse race for a couple of years as Rangers were sent down to Scot. Div 3 in 2012<br />And even if England do become a League where only one of 4 or 5 teams have a chance of winning, the others won't give up, or would you like to see a six team Premiership?<br /><br />Portugal is in an even worse position. Since the war only 4 Clubs have won the Championship, and one of those, Boavista only once (2000-1), the rest have been won by Sporting Lisbon. Porto & Benfica.<br />Scotland have had 11 teams as Champions, including 7 since the war.<br />England has has 23 in total & since the war 15 different Clubs.

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Sorry about the above typos I dont know whats happened

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Liverpool merry-go-round off again... Luis Suarez

 

Good on Liverpool. I think he will leave but it will be a big transfer fee.

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Poor show from the Under 21s last night.After gong into the tournament on the back off a nine game unbeaten run with NO goals against more was expected.

Even Stuart Pearce has described them as "Aweful".

Still wins against Israel and Norway will see them through to the semi finals where Holland or Germany could be waiting for them.

Rose ,Ince and Zaha still to come in.

Holland v Germany tonight is a big game and you could be watching the two final teams.

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Dutch 3-2 winners ..cracking match in a group which includes Spain and Russia (1-0)

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Luke Shaw, Callum McManaman, Andros Townsend, Raheem Sterling,Jack Wilshere, Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck, Jack Rodwell, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kyle Walker. TEN players for one reason or another who are not at the under 21 Finals...no wonder we cant win tournament football.

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England out of the 21s outclassed both games. Why don't the best players play. You don't see the likes of Isco opting out to play for the under 21s for Spain.

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I was round my late bros house yesterday and his wife gave me a bag of his old football programmes. Mainly involving Spurs, and Bradford City from the late 60's to the late 80'.

Fascinating stuff and there's a cup tie City v Spurs at Valley Parade from 1970 signed by Jimmy Greaves. - and you should see the Spurs team, legendary line up....no playing the reserves here. Incredible to see how football has changed from those days. Oh and nearly all of them call it soccer , they must be yanks or something

Loads of stuff...Hudds v Spurs 1971, Halifax v Spurs 1984...great reading.

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England out of the 21s outclassed both games. Why don't the best players play. You don't see the likes of Isco opting out to play for the under 21s for Spain.

TWELVE of the Dutch under 21's have senior caps and I was reading that the Norwegian under 21's that were in the squad for WC Qualifier in Albania on Friday went straight to Israel to play for the under 21 team.Maybe they want to win the tournament or maybe they have pride in representing their national team at all levels.

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Maybe they want to win the tournament or maybe they have pride in representing their national team at all levels.

 

Pride in their national jersey. Our lads are a bunch of overpaid pre-madonnas who think they've made it once they'd signed their first professional contract. English football has a real issue with player development in my opinion.

 

Interesting to see the Germans are out as well...

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One of the most interesting close seasons for a long time.

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Pride in their national jersey. Our lads are a bunch of overpaid pre-madonnas who think they've made it once they'd signed their first professional contract. English football has a real issue with player development in my opinion.

Interesting to see the Germans are out as well...

Absoutely this was one of the reasons Paul Scholes retired.

Germany's group had spain and Holland in it, one giant was bound to go out and it had to be then.

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"Germany's group had spain and Holland in it, one giant was bound to go out and it had to be then."

 

Spain left it late in both their 1-0 games v Russia and Germany( 82 & 86 minutes).

Germany 0-2 behind the Dutch at half time then dominated the second half and got back to 2-2, then lost it in the 90th minute.

Lot of squeaky bums here in the Netherlands for that game ...believe me.

Big surprise them going home early.

 

Saying that the Dutch look strong...up against the holders Spain on Wednesday...

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Poorly worded that quote. Should say 'just happened to be them.'

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Presumably Marco Van Basten is pouring over a map to try and find out were the hell Wigan actually is ahead of his rumoured interview this week!

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Poorly worded that quote. Should say 'just happened to be them.'

Knew what you meant :-)

Had some good times with Big Frank Foster at Barrow in the 80's so a Barrow accent is easy to wuk oot...

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Presumably Marco Van Basten is pouring over a map to try and find out were the hell Wigan actually is ahead of his rumoured interview this week!

Hmmmm Not heard that one over here .....

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