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All-star game?

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by rurikbird, Sep 14, 2022.

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  1. Malibu

    Malibu The Glue that Holds This Site Together Member

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    Speaking as an American, Americans are a scourge on the world of sports
     
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    So why should we listen to you on the subject? ;)
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    t = this
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    t^2 + t = g ?
     
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    Fixed  :D
     
  5. tombrown

    tombrown Part of the Furniture Member

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    Hamsters, you say?
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    Dirty Sanchez I Moustache You a Question Member

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    I think the league winner versus an all-star combined 11 would be a funner watch than the community shield. All proceeds to charity.
     
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    King Binny Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    ....in a negative 4-G turn....
    I don't mind the idea overall but Klopp is quite right when he questions where it fits into the calendar.

    As a kid, used to love all the Allstar matches in North American sport. As an adult, can't be bothered with a meaningless exhibition unless I just happen to be home and bored.

    Boehly isn't wrong about the money-spinning potential as well as the ability to interest younger kids, IMO.

    A big cultural shift for European/English football, but all the players are mates nowadays anyway. Not like 25 years ago when they couldn't stand their opponents.
     
  9. rurikbird

    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    I actually thought about that - at first it sounds more appealing than “North vs South,” but then I remembered that throwing players from various teams into one franken-team will simply result in featureless, lowest-common-denominator football, like national teams but worse. And let's the the franken-team beats the champions – are their players plucked from all other teams supposed to feel pride in that? Would fans of their respective clubs care? It all just seems so alien...
     
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    We have two weeks off for the funeral stuff added to the world Cup stuff
    There's gonnna be a congestion at the end of the season and there'll be lots of complaining later this season
     
  11. tombrown

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    The concept completely misses the point that football is about fan loyalty and rivalry. Take the club identity out of a match and you completely lose the main ingredient. Can you imagine supporting a team that included mancs and blues?
     
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    Hasenhüttl's dry Austrian "the picture is sufficiently colorful."

    That's how a disapproving art teacher makes a Hitler.
     
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    Sure but it wouldn’t be about supporting a team. It’s an exhibition match. Watching the best players in the league have a knock about together. I don’t see what’s wrong with it tbh given all the other meaningless shite games that go on.
     
  14. StevieM

    StevieM SCM's resident Beer Nazi, Wine Snob & Comic Geek Honorary Member

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    If all the players had to consume 6 pints of full strength beer before the game - I reckon this could be great fun.
     
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    The whole all star thing is bit of a joke.

    However, the relegation tournament thing is actually not a bad idea.

    I'm pretty sure they do it in Germany and possibly France.

    In the Championship you have 1st & 2nd being promoted - and the remaining few teams play in a playoff tournament for the last spot ... can't see couldnt work with relegation.
     
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    That’s called international football. Why the fuck would you want Kane/Sterling/Stones/etc to do well at any time?
     
  17. tombrown

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    I am pretty sure that when the play offs were first introduced (in the 90s?) they were made up of the three teams just below the automatic promotion spots in the lower division and one team just above the automatic relegation spots in the higher division. I always thought that was a great idea, but they abandoned it
     
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    But, as I said, football is all about the fans & the rivalry. A match with no partisan support is an academic exercise with no more meaning than a Youtube compilation of the best players in the league.
     
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    When I was a student the college 2nd Rugby XV, whose hooker was yours truly, arranged a match with a difference against the University Welsh Society, the difference being the barrels of beer at the side of the pitch whose contents were liberally sampled at the end of each of the four quarters into which the match was divided.

    For info if Jurgen4 sees this, we hammered the Welsh that day.  Whether it was because we held our drink better or because they were just sh!te, we never knew.
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    Presumably to beat the French or the Germans. But to root for them against another club team - what’s the point?
     
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