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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #12050 on: Thursday 14 November 2019, 11:29:39 PM »
The only thing that could be maybe said is that in Europe you generally get more games against said minnows, through the nature of regular qualifying for Euros and WC completed through a single group stage for each competition. In Asia and CONCACAF there is more preliminary rounds to eliminate smaller nations, and they merge their WC and Continental Competition qualifying together.

However the latter systems are usually pretty terrible for the smaller nations' development. Doesn't give them regular games against decent sides and results in players not even bothering to go and play for their national teams (see somebody like Leverkusen's Leon Bailey trying his best to not play for Jamaica). For all the whinging about 'pointless' qualifiers there's no doubt that being able to play regular games against a wide range of quality sides is great for smaller nation's development, and in part why even the likes of Iceland have been able to have success.
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« Reply #12051 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 12:48:06 AM »
I dare say there's reasons to the contrary, but that's why I reckon the creation of the Nations League is a rare positive decision from one of the major governing bodies. Sides like Luxembourg can still face big sides in the main qualifiers (presumably there is some value in those hammerings) - but they also have an opportunity to motivate themselves for meaningful encounters against sides they're comparable to. I bet a Nations League tie contributes more to their development than a battering off Germany or some dead rubber contest against another bruised minnow.

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« Reply #12052 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 06:08:29 AM »
I was under the impression that they have play-offs in the WC qualifications in both Asia and Oceania, so that the best sides seldom play the weakest sides, but I see now that Japan, Korea etc is already involved in the second round of that play-off.

I'll admit to primarily thinking of South America, for which my point is definitely true. The weakest team in the last qualification was Venezuela, and they would wipe the floor with Lithuania, Estonia, Andorra etc.


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« Reply #12053 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 06:25:49 AM »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salomón_Rondón

Thought I’d look to see where his goals come against for Venezuela. 11 of his 27 international goals are against other South American teams, the other 16 against El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Moldova, Panama, USA & Trinidad & Tobago. Does make you wonder how many more he’d have scored at international level on a weaker continent mind.
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« Reply #12055 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 07:26:31 AM »
Scotland might actually have a chance there.
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« Reply #12056 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 08:48:34 AM »
Scotland might actually have a chance there.

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« Reply #12057 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 08:51:32 AM »
They'd surely get past that abysmal Bulgaria team.

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« Reply #12058 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 11:54:19 AM »
5 hours.

Please don't f*** this up.

Hardly getting any work done so might as well start drinking.

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« Reply #12059 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 12:28:17 PM »
5 hours.

Please don't f*** this up.

Hardly getting any work done so might as well start drinking.

I wasn't a big fan of the extended Euros (always loved the 4 group version) due to there being some poor games
However I do like the concept that its gives countries and fans like yourself an opportunity which would never have ordinarily existed - plus its nice to see some new countries come into tournaments

I hope Kosovo get through as well as Finland

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« Reply #12060 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 01:35:27 PM »
5 hours.

Please don't f*** this up.

Hardly getting any work done so might as well start drinking.

Liechtenstein at home. :lol:

You'll walk it. :shifty:

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« Reply #12061 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 02:26:44 PM »
Imagine being nervous about Liechtenstein, man :lol:

Either way, good luck :thup:

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« Reply #12062 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 04:39:47 PM »
5 hours.

Please don't f*** this up.

Hardly getting any work done so might as well start drinking.

Rooting for you guys, enjoy and hopefully you’ll get to celebrate a win :thup:
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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #12063 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 04:40:28 PM »
f***ing terrified

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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #12064 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 04:45:17 PM »
5 hours.

Please don't f*** this up.

Hardly getting any work done so might as well start drinking.

I wasn't a big fan of the extended Euros (always loved the 4 group version) due to there being some poor games
However I do like the concept that its gives countries and fans like yourself an opportunity which would never have ordinarily existed - plus its nice to see some new countries come into tournaments

I hope Kosovo get through as well as Finland

That's brutal. :lol:

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« Reply #12065 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 04:56:44 PM »
f***ing terrified

Enjoy it man, this is what football is all about. Wish I felt like this about NUFC :(

Still, I’m f***ing loving watching England play these days. The Euros can’t come soon enough!
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« Reply #12066 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 05:13:32 PM »
Jesus misses a pen.

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« Reply #12067 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 05:15:49 PM »
Jesus misses a pen.

Should stick to crosses...
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« Reply #12068 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 05:17:03 PM »
Messi misses one too but sticks in the rebound.

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« Reply #12069 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 05:44:37 PM »
Jesus misses a pen.
What a little donkey

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« Reply #12070 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 06:29:11 PM »
Drinks all around!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #12071 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 06:52:03 PM »
Drinks all around!!!!!!!!

Noniiiiin, jätkä!:) Good stuff!

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« Reply #12072 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 07:53:09 PM »
Well in Finland.

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« Reply #12073 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 08:02:07 PM »
Mental. Absolutely mental.

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« Reply #12074 on: Friday 15 November 2019, 08:06:34 PM »
Congrats.