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June 09, 2018, 10:33:05 PM
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Cereal Killer


Don't see the point personally and it'd be past the really congested festive period anyway.

As for the national team's prospects, England don't succeed because the players are shit, not because they played 2 games in a week in February.

Added to the fact that there's generally more of an appetite for bringing in foreign players than persevering with developing home-grown youngsters. Plus, British players seem reluctant to try their hand abroad - although there are probably more now - so struggle for meaningful game time.

Doesn't sound as good if they just say "we want to play some of Europe's other big clubs in major commercial hubs so we can maximise our income"

June 10, 2018, 06:25:44 PM
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Back in the day when 42 games for a league season and ton of cup replays, there were far more games played then than now.

This is only for the benefit of the clubs in Europe now. They're the only teams that play more games in a season. Everyone else plays far less.

It's one of the costs of being successful. Suck it up buttercups. Or go back to the days of knock out European competition that were far more enjoyable.
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June 10, 2018, 11:51:08 PM
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Jimmywhack

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Won't have any effect on how England perform

We are there with the world's best u16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Then money takes over and we fuck it up

That's the biggest issue
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June 12, 2018, 03:19:31 PM
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I found this an interesting article, about player minutes this last season:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44360116

Some choice quotes:

I'm totally for the winter break, especially as the premier league is more physically intensive and the weather colder, which is likely to impact players more. However it seems to be a myth that English players play more than our European cousins.

However, its ONE weekend when the weather is rarely very........................ wintry. This a break for champions league teams... nothing else.
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June 12, 2018, 05:17:07 PM
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FA Cup fading more and more into the background.
Man Utd put the first nail in the coffin by not entering a few years ago, and this is just another one.

June 12, 2018, 05:47:03 PM
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However, its ONE weekend when the weather is rarely very........................ wintry. This a break for champions league teams... nothing else.

Exactly my point. Most teams play far less than they used to. It's only the teams in Europe that play more and they have bigger squads anyway to cope with the extra games.
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June 13, 2018, 03:22:45 AM
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Itís not for bad weather.

The quality of performances does drop after a large number of games in a short period so a rest period isnít a bad idea per se.

But not sure this will make a massive difference as lots of teams are out of the cup by the last 16 anyway.