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Old Jun 24th 2021, 11:38 pm
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Wonder if the FA will have a fly over of Spitfires, Lancaster Bombers and Hurricanes etc before the kick off with Germany or would this be construed as bad taste?
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Old Jun 25th 2021, 12:20 am
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
I think maybe it's time to try the Golden Goal or Silver Goal of the early 2000s again....
I never did like that either. The whole thing in football is one team scores, the other team gets a go. One team at home then it's the other team. One team plays one way first half and then they change ends.

At least with "next goal wins" it's still football but there's a potential advantage to the team starting the period involved. Better than penalties but just against the principles.

Nobody will convince me that most times they can't have a replay of some form.

A couple of years ago an England match was rained off. I forget where it was, but it was all rearranged for next day.
We just had an in tournament example - where there is supposedly less time for such things - where the match could have been completed next day.

In international tournaments there's a whole alternative 11 available to play. Let them play 30 minutes each way or a game next day instead of extra time between two knackered teams playing out the time for penalties.

None of this reducing the number of players on the pitch malarkey, make teams pick different players. If they're allowed 12 players on the bench then they can make a team of non starters.

Just make some provisional arrangements if the same venue isn't available for whatever reason.
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Old Jun 25th 2021, 12:21 am
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
Wonder if the FA will have a fly over of Spitfires, Lancaster Bombers and Hurricanes etc before the kick off with Germany or would this be construed as bad taste?
They can just leave it to the nutters who will, no doubt, be encouraged by The Sun on the day of the match.
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Old Jun 25th 2021, 1:05 pm
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Wonder if the FA will have a fly over of Spitfires, Lancaster Bombers and Hurricanes etc before the kick off with Germany or would this be construed as bad taste?
I think, frankly, any German with a brain would smile smugly at the state of the UK if that were to happen.

But the average skinhead, shirtless England fan from up North would have a fully erect button mushroom dick I expect.
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Old Jun 25th 2021, 2:08 pm
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FA threatening to ban England fans who are caught singing the The 10 German Bombers song inside the stadium. No news on what the fans face if found singing 5-1 and even Heskey scored.
Luckily my club has adopted the club bigger than country so chances are you won't see any St Georges flags with MUFC on them. Strange creatures those England fans you will see them congregated together displaying their flags with their teams names on them hugging etc etc but a week later beating the shit out of each other when some of those teams play each other.
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Looks like Everton and Bournemouth are getting their new managers. Games against each of their respective former clubs could be entertaining...

Rafael Benitez: Everton set to appoint former Liverpool manager as Carlo Ancelotti's replacement

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Scott Parker to leave Fulham within next 48 hours before joining Bournemouth as head coach
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Old Jun 27th 2021, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
Looks like Everton and Bournemouth are getting their new managers. Games against each of their respective former clubs could be entertaining...

Rafael Benitez: Everton set to appoint former Liverpool manager as Carlo Ancelotti's replacement

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Scott Parker to leave Fulham within next 48 hours before joining Bournemouth as head coach
Yes been hearing about Scotty coming to DC, quite pleased about it too. If they can just hang on to some of their decent players they might be in for a good season, so looking forward to going back to the 'stadium' (shed) to watch them play.
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
Looks like Everton and Bournemouth are getting their new managers. Games against each of their respective former clubs could be entertaining...

Rafael Benitez: Everton set to appoint former Liverpool manager as Carlo Ancelotti's replacement

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Scott Parker to leave Fulham within next 48 hours before joining Bournemouth as head coach
I don't think too many Liverpool fans will be upset by Rafa joining Everton, going to Chelsea did more damage to his relationship with the fans but his support of the Hillsborough campaign and the fact he still lives in Liverpool mean it's completely understandable. Plus it annoys Everton fans.
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Old Jun 29th 2021, 8:29 pm
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A couple of years ago an England match was rained off. I forget where it was, but it was all rearranged for next day.
I was there - Poland

Most of the England fans had to fly back so missed the game

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Animosity towards Benítez has spilled over into personal abuse on banners left outside Goodison Park, and another placed near his family home in Wirral warned: “We know where you live”, although it was put outside the wrong house.


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And good luck to Nuno Espirito Santo on becoming Spurs manager. And he's going to need it.

Kane's going to be even more of a target of every club with deep pockets over the summer. I suggest they take the money and use it to fix the defence.

Nuno Espirito Santo's Tottenham aims: A mounting in-tray at a club already enduring a tough summer
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It's coming home.
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It's coming home.
#DoItForEriksen #Denmark

It'd be nice to see England win it, even if it does bring out all the glory-hunting muppets, but I'm giving Denmark my sympathy vote, in part because it would have been Wales there instead of Denmark if we'd played better.
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#DoItForEriksen #Denmark

It'd be nice to see England win it, even if it does bring out all the glory-hunting muppets, but I'm giving Denmark my sympathy vote, in part because it would have been Wales there instead of Denmark if we'd played better.
The narrative is set for Denmark but I hope we beat them 3-0. Professional, clinical and maximum amount of belief and hope to go into a final we'll lose 2-1 against Italy.
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Fantasy Premier League is back. I've made my provisional team for now, ready to tinker with before the first matchweek.

Looks like the players have risen in value again, but still no rise in team value, so I struggled to get 2 £10 mil+ players in the squad at the moment.
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