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November 10, 2020, 11:21am

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Strange times....

"Albania has emerged as the leading candidate to host England's Nations League game against Iceland next on 18 November if required - with Germany another option being explored."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54843158


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With Prem managers constantly bealing about their fixture lists, maybe someone should have a look at the seemingly endless list of horsesh1t international fixtures that are played for nothing but contractual obligations with sponsors.

There’s an international break every few weeks for some garbage competition or round of meaningless friendlies.
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Quoted from ska face
With Prem managers constantly bealing about their fixture lists, maybe someone should have a look at the seemingly endless list of horsesh1t international fixtures that are played for nothing but contractual obligations with sponsors.

There’s an international break every few weeks for some garbage competition or round of meaningless friendlies.

Made me laugh on SSN yesterday when they were reporting that the Denmark v Iceland game could threaten our vital Nations League decider with Iceland. Absolutely vital that we win this Nations League group and qualify for a tournament that we've already qualified for. It's not as if we're at risk of bringing a new strain of COVID into the country or anything by fulfilling these vital fixtures or anything is it? It would be a different story if that was the case and surely the FA would act accordingly...
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November 10, 2020, 12:03pm

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If the Iceland players have been on the same pitch with Danish players.

Our players might catch the virus from them if they have picked it up from the Danes.

So they will have to self isolate when they return home .

This whole thing is just barmy  call the match off.


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November 10, 2020, 5:22pm

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Made me laugh on SSN yesterday when they were reporting that the Denmark v Iceland game could threaten our vital Nations League decider with Iceland. Absolutely vital that we win this Nations League group and qualify for a tournament that we've already qualified for. It's not as if we're at risk of bringing a new strain of COVID into the country or anything by fulfilling these vital fixtures or anything is it? It would be a different story if that was the case and surely the FA would act accordingly...


We haven't already qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The best 2 Europa League Group winners who don't finish in the top 2 of their World Cup qualification group will go into the play-offs for the final 3 places in Qatar.

The UEFA WC qualification will be 10 groups of 5/6. The 10 group winners qualify directly. And 12 teams (10 group runner-ups and 2 teams from the Nations League) go into the play-offs (6 Semi-Finals & then 3 Finals) to decide the final 3 qualifiers.

So while the Nations League is pointless it will offer a last chance for 2 teams who make a mess of the group stage.
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Quoted from ska face
With Prem managers constantly bealing about their fixture lists, maybe someone should have a look at the seemingly endless list of horsesh1t international fixtures that are played for nothing but contractual obligations with sponsors.

There’s an international break every few weeks for some garbage competition or round of meaningless friendlies.


You mean as  opposed to the actually endless list of PL/CL fixtures that are played for nothing but contractual obligations with sponsors?



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The nations league has to be one of the laughable inventions in international football. Teams have to play a significant amount of friendlies for various reasons/cash but few really took an interest and players pulled out...

How to eradicate this? Invent a competition and suddenly unimportant games become officially important even though many fans still aren’t arsed...


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Surely international travel should be halted whilst we get a grip on this, especially given the recent news about minks.
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Surely international travel should be halted whilst we get a grip on this, especially given the recent news about minks.


We’re not in Belarus’ group so we’re fine.
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We’re not in Belarus’ group so we’re fine.


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