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15 minutes ago, Lee909 said:

If the squad is going to be pushed hard this year, imagine next year. The season starting and ending a week earlier so they can push a world cup into the middle of it. Players will play up to 9 days before it starts and 8 days after it finishes before returning to club football and playing out the season. Then the Champions league will have to start earlier. 

 

Fucking disgraceful from FIFA taking the oil brides for a massive festival of sports washing and the rest of the governing bodies for not telling them  no. 

Forgot about that being in the winter. Wankers 

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11 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

Forgot about that being in the winter. Wankers 

Yep

 

Mon, 21 Nov 2022 – Sun, 18 Dec 2022. 

 

 FIFA has confirmed the first two rounds of matches will kick off at 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm local time (10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm in the United Kingdom). Kick-off times in the final round of group games and knock-out round matches will be at 6pm and 10pm local time (3pm and 7pm UK time).

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The shite that is international football is increasingly becoming a pain to club football.

 

More games in international breaks, often with ridiculous travel/turnaround affecting clubs at weekend after - tournaments affecting pre season more and more, even to point where some clubs can't field best players at start of season - tournaments in club seasons seeing players pulled away....and now a fucking winter world cup. 

 

The clubs need to start kicking back about it and how it affects them and their highly paid, expensively bought employees.

 

 

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1 minute ago, an tha said:

The shite that is international football is increasingly becoming a pain to club football.

 

More games in international breaks, often with ridiculous travel/turnaround affecting clubs at weekend after - tournaments affecting pre season more and more, tournaments in club seasons seeing players pulled away....and now a fucking winter world cup. 

 

The clubs need to start kicking back about it and how it affects them and their highly paid, expensively bought employees.

 

 

Yeah this season theres a few international breaks with the players playing 3 games. Hopefully Southgate continues to not play our lads

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England have 7 world cup qualifiers between Sep 7th and Nov 15th. 3 games in 7 days in early September

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13 minutes ago, Lee909 said:

Yeah this season theres a few international breaks with the players playing 3 games. Hopefully Southgate continues to not play our lads

3 seems to have become standard and its too much in what is a week period.

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44 minutes ago, Lee909 said:

England have 7 world cup qualifiers between Sep 7th and Nov 15th. 3 games in 7 days in early September

Brazil have still got 12 qualifiers left to play taking them up to the 29th of March, with another 2 games not even rescheduled yet. They have won every game so far, so hopefully they qualify as soon as possible and rest players near the end!

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Just now, MegadriveMan said:

Brazil have still got 10 qualifiers left to play taking them up to the 29th of March. They have won every game so far, so hopefully they qualify as soon as possible and rest players near the end!

Yeah, but luckily Fabinho isn't a starter and Firmino may well be out the side soon the way he has played. Allison also is the back up if the copa line ups are to go by. Just a shame they have to travel. 

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Surely the logical thing to do would have been to push the World Cup and the next Euros back 12 months and set the 4 year rolling dates from these dates to allow teams and players more time. Some International teams haven't even started their qualifiers yet.

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36 minutes ago, MegadriveMan said:

Surely the logical thing to do would have been to push the World Cup and the next Euros back 12 months and set the 4 year rolling dates from these dates to allow teams and players more time. Some International teams haven't even started their qualifiers yet.

Can't you think of Uefa,Fifa and the football family for once. How will they feed their kids without the kickbacks

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Found this gem on the Grealish thread on a Villa forum. Everton and Spurs….

 

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   1 hour ago,  VillaHatesMe said: 

Or it's that his ultimate desire is global superstardom rather than local legend, and it's more attainable at Man City than here. And while I'm not happy about it, I respect the choice, and frankly I'm somewhat ashamed of the way some fans are slagging him off for it. I've seen a lot of Villa fans -- here and elsewhere -- behaving just like the fans they mock today. It's a shame.

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"Local" is selling us short imo. We're one of the most storied clubs in English football. It's an amazing honour to be regarded as a legend and best ever player of a club like Villa, and I say that with the C&B specs off. Same goes to Everton and Spurs for example. 

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From the same forum. We’re being replaced.

 

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   3 hours ago,  Mic09 said: 

The sad thing is, one day Jack will regret it.

Not sad for me. This week has been a rollercoaster but somehow I’m at the point where I’m more excited than I have been in 25 years of being a serious Villa fan, and I’m resigned to Jack going. It’s so weird. What a week! Like even more excited than I was when I stayed late on a Friday night at work to see MON arrive and sign at Villa Park, or when we won the League Cup in ‘96. I think outside of MU, MC, Chelsea and Liverpool (who I even think are on a down slope), I think we can be the number 4/5 team within a year or three. 

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7 hours ago, Lee909 said:

If the squad is going to be pushed hard this year, imagine next year. The season starting and ending a week earlier so they can push a world cup into the middle of it. Players will play up to 9 days before it starts and 8 days after it finishes before returning to club football and playing out the season. Then the Champions league will have to start earlier. 

 

Fucking disgraceful from FIFA taking the oil brides for a massive festival of sports washing and the rest of the governing bodies for not telling them  no. 


This 100%.

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Appreciate Villa fans might be upset at Grealish leaving but he stuck around when they were in the Championship, kept them up and helped them secure their best finish in years. 
 

They are also getting a enormous fee for him.
 

Grealish obviously wants to win the big trophies, and why wouldn’t he? Simple fact is, he’s not going to win them at Villa.  

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4 hours ago, Anubis said:

From the same forum. We’re being replaced.

 

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   3 hours ago,  Mic09 said: 

The sad thing is, one day Jack will regret it.

Not sad for me. This week has been a rollercoaster but somehow I’m at the point where I’m more excited than I have been in 25 years of being a serious Villa fan, and I’m resigned to Jack going. It’s so weird. What a week! Like even more excited than I was when I stayed late on a Friday night at work to see MON arrive and sign at Villa Park, or when we won the League Cup in ‘96. I think outside of MU, MC, Chelsea and Liverpool (who I even think are on a down slope), I think we can be the number 4/5 team within a year or three. 

This is outstanding as well. Way to piss on your "big club" point - that one of the most exciting things you've seen happen is the appointment of a journeyman manager with one League Cup to his name.

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I might be an outlier here but I am content with our business . We have lost none of our stars.  Our older players are not out on the razzle and are not in decline . They can be as good as they were two years ago. Also I am chuffed we wont be seeing Mane or Salah playing put their best years for other teams. Only glaring weakness is back up to Trent . 

Integrate Elliot and Jones and apart from my doubts in Neco I am happy enough.

 

Now i think we are in the shite say two or three years time but for this season it will do. No way we can have the injuries like last season.

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12 minutes ago, clockspeed said:

I might be an outlier here but I am content with our business . We have lost none of our stars.  Our older players are not out on the razzle and are not in decline . They can be as good as they were two years ago. Also I am chuffed we wont be seeing Mane or Salah playing put their best years for other teams. Only glaring weakness is back up to Trent . 

Integrate Elliot and Jones and apart from my doubts in Neco I am happy enough.

 

Now i think we are in the shite say two or three years time but for this season it will do. No way we can have the injuries like last season.

You don't think with Henderson only managing 20+ PL games a season and Thiago being such a slow healer, that we need to reinforce in midfield?

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20 minutes ago, clockspeed said:

I might be an outlier here but I am content with our business . We have lost none of our stars.  Our older players are not out on the razzle and are not in decline . They can be as good as they were two years ago. Also I am chuffed we wont be seeing Mane or Salah playing put their best years for other teams. Only glaring weakness is back up to Trent . 

Integrate Elliot and Jones and apart from my doubts in Neco I am happy enough.

 

Now i think we are in the shite say two or three years time but for this season it will do. No way we can have the injuries like last season.

Thats the kind of winning attitude thats gonna take us to the top.

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I dont think Hendo is quite the crock, last season's stats which were exceptional, is supposed to be. He normally plays at least 30 PL games and even then, Jurgen didnt play him every game when available.

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6 minutes ago, dockers_strike said:

I dont think Hendo is quite the crock, last season's stats which were exceptional, is supposed to be. He normally plays at least 30 PL games and even then, Jurgen didnt play him every game when available.

That's what I thought but looking it up the last 6 years starts are: 20, 26, 21, 25, 24,15

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