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    International football friendlys

    Anyone else think they are a complete waste of time, and should be stopped?

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    Nope. Ideal for bringing younger players in, playing without Bale etc.

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    I would rather watch domestic football. Scrapping international football wouldn't bother me in the slightest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Anyone else think they are a complete waste of time, and should be stopped?

    It would be nice if the Home international tournament was brought back
    and play less friendlys

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    Quote Originally Posted by I.8.POLITICAL.CORRECTNESS View Post
    It would be nice if the Home international tournament was brought back
    and play less friendlys
    That would be good, used to love the home internationals, especially when we beat England at Wembley in 77 and the bastard coach driver facked off and left 50 of us up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by I.8.POLITICAL.CORRECTNESS View Post
    It would be nice if the Home international tournament was brought back
    and play less friendlys
    👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian gibson View Post
    That would be good, used to love the home internationals, especially when we beat England at Wembley in 77 and the bastard coach driver facked off and left 50 of us up there
    how many days did it take for you to get home

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    Quote Originally Posted by I.8.POLITICAL.CORRECTNESS View Post
    how many days did it take for you to get home
    Slept on Paddington station and got train in the morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccfc_is_my_life View Post
    Nope. Ideal for bringing younger players in, playing without Bale etc.
    Don’t agree at all. A complete waste of time and effort. There’s enough games for players to play without having to get involved in timid meaningless friendlies. If a youngster is decent, chuck him into the deep end and let him loose. He’ll learn more in a real game that he will in 10 friendlies.

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    Re: International football friendlys

    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Don’t agree at all. A complete waste of time and effort. There’s enough games for players to play without having to get involved in timid meaningless friendlies. If a youngster is decent, chuck him into the deep end and let him loose. He’ll learn more in a real game that he will in 10 friendlies.
    The friendly with France wasn't 'timid'!

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    Re: International football friendlys

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    The friendly with France wasn't 'timid'!
    It was a good game of football to watch but would rather have been watching Cardiff play their forthcoming fixture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Don’t agree at all. A complete waste of time and effort. There’s enough games for players to play without having to get involved in timid meaningless friendlies. If a youngster is decent, chuck him into the deep end and let him loose. He’ll learn more in a real game that he will in 10 friendlies.
    If you don’t qualify then you have to play some friendlies or you won’t play a game for a year. That said I like the fact that we are playing in the China cup against quality opposition with a bit of a competitive edge to it, maybe the FAW could think of hosting something similar in the future so we don’t have to travel half way around the world.

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    Re: International football friendlys

    Many of them will be gone by this time next year.

    That new 'league' tournament is starting, taking up most of the Sept, Oct & Nov international breaks.

    March will be the only international break with the potential for friendlies to be played.

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    Re: International football friendlys

    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Don’t agree at all. A complete waste of time and effort. There’s enough games for players to play without having to get involved in timid meaningless friendlies. If a youngster is decent, chuck him into the deep end and let him loose. He’ll learn more in a real game that he will in 10 friendlies.
    Just throw a 17 year old against a load of experienced international team. Not like WE drew 5 out of 10 in the last campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dembethewarrior View Post
    Just throw a 17 year old against a load of experienced international team. Not like WE drew 5 out of 10 in the last campaign.
    Yes. If he’s good enough he’ll cope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Anyone else think they are a complete waste of time, and should be stopped?
    Yes

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    From a gambling point of view all these international breaks are pissing me right off. September, October, November. Ridiculous,

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Yes. If he’s good enough he’ll cope.
    In a fairytale world Probably. No manager is going to risk that with so much at stake though.

    I hate friendlies but you can see why they have a purpose...

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    With the amount of money, both in wages and transfer fees, that clubs lay out on international players, I’m surprised that there seems to be more international games than ever these days.

    France last year was a great experience but I can honestly say I wouldn’t miss international football one bit if they pulled the pin on it.

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    Re: International football friendlys

    Quote Originally Posted by Ainsley Harriott View Post
    Many of them will be gone by this time next year.

    That new 'league' tournament is starting, taking up most of the Sept, Oct & Nov international breaks.

    March will be the only international break with the potential for friendlies to be played.
    mini tournaments must be the way forward, something to play for in most games, sure it might be some tinpot cup, but a cup is a cup

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    Re: International football friendlys

    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Anyone else think they are a complete waste of time, and should be stopped?
    Agreed. Should be behind closed doors, or free to the public. They tell us nothing. Same with club friendlies.

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