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Old August 21 2010, 04:40 PM   #2836
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I also had to revamp my fantasy team after just one week
Same had to use Wild card so wouldn't lose any points, had quite a few to make.
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Old August 21 2010, 05:56 PM   #2837
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^I had Rodellaga in for the first week because I thought Wigan would easily beat Blackpool. That plan did not work.

Speaking of Blackpool they got a proper welcome to the Premiership. Reading the BBC text commentary it appeared as though the penalty call may have been a mistake. Will have to see what they say about that on MOTD/Goals on Sunday.

So Bale and Walcott, two ex-Saints had good days today. Saints did not, only drawing 1-1 with Leyton Orient. The season is only two games old but we do need to pick up a win soon if we're serious about getting promoted.
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Old August 22 2010, 10:28 PM   #2838
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Well my fantasy team has Walcott and Nolan in it! Whoo hoo!

Welcome to the Prem Blackpool...as for Wigan, might someone about to beat Derby's lowest points record?

Villa need a manager I think, not sure Bob Bradley is the man for the job though...
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Old August 24 2010, 02:23 AM   #2839
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I had a good weekend and shot up to 3rd with Bale and Drogba getting me 15 and 26 points each. Just thought we should of done a BBS league on the Premier League website, oh well nex season I guess .

The papers are buzzing that Arteta could be named by Capello in the next Eng squad this saturday night. I think he is a wonderful player who is in the scholes mould of being a brilliant passer of the ball and can control the tempo of your attack but HES NOT ENGLISH. This would only create a backlash and besides we should have Milner, Rodwell, Wilshire and Gerrard in the midfield so we don't need him.
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Old August 24 2010, 09:04 AM   #2840
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if he's eligible he's got every right to be picked imo. Any pretense of the England team being English went out the window when we decided we could have a non-English manager. And frankly it isn't like our squad is so strong that we couldn't use the reinforcement. Other international teams do this, about time we did.

Of course all this supposes Arteta would even want to play for England...
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Old August 24 2010, 12:51 PM   #2841
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I'd love Arteta to play for England. Have to laugh at Lawro who says it's not right, when he played for Ireland despite being born in Preston

League Cup tonight, Saints are playing Bolton so I don't expect us to win but if they play a reserve side and underestimate us we could pull off an upset.
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Old August 24 2010, 03:55 PM   #2842
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Why shouldn't Arteta be selected for England? Rugby and cricket don't seem to mind picking players who aren't 100% English do they? I wouldn't pick him, but I see why people would consider it.

My fantasy team also did well thanks to Bale and Drogba. I did fall into the Blackpool trap though and buy Wigan players for the first game, so points down the drain there.

City are at Peterborough tonight. I really couldn't care less if we lose this one. Glory awaits, but not in the League Cup, and I want Olofijhana fresh for the league.
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Old August 24 2010, 05:56 PM   #2843
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Of course all this supposes Arteta would even want to play for England...
He's indicated that he would be and am surprised you all seem ok with it. Whats the point of international football if this trend grows in national football, it makes it no different than club football. The whole idea of international football is nations vs. nations and I couldn't care less about what other sports can do.

I know the England cricket team have benefited from this rule by winning the 20/20 world cup, becoming a top 5 ODI when before we couldn't win for our lives and our test team is probably in the top 3 but its takes away that its our achievements if we need non english players.

Far as I am concerned you should pass one of the following to play for England...

* born here

* At least one of your parents/grandparents/uncles/aunties are English

* Moved here as a child

My problem with FIFA 5 year thing is why can't British citizens play for any of the home nations at will because we all have UK passports not home nations passports be it English, Scottish, Welsh, N.Irish.

British players playing for England I could live with but not oversea's players.
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Old August 24 2010, 06:06 PM   #2844
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My problem with FIFA 5 year thing is why can't British citizens play for any of the home nations at will because we all have UK passports not home nations passports be it English, Scottish, Welsh, N.Irish.

British players playing for England I could live with but not oversea's players.
Once British footballers start with shit like that you'd risk losing the unique historic exception of being allowed 4 football teams in one nation; because what's the point anymore if players can pick and choose?
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Old August 24 2010, 06:57 PM   #2845
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^ I was just pointing out FIFA allow Poles to play for Germany after 5 years and Brazilians to play for Portugal but not Brits to play for any home nation, seems a little odd. Like I said before I believe FIFA should scrap this daft you have a passport then play for them rule otherwise you might as well have Man Utd, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the world cup and not nations.

A little bit of ENG news...

Wilshire drops back into U21's but Gibbs is set to stay in the senior squad. I was very impressed with Gibbs debut for ENG but it seems odd that he has called up Gibbs who has not started any of the 2 PL games for Arsenal and drops Wilshire who has played both games (even if Wenger played him out of position too deep in the centre). Also Richards remain in the U21's so we will have 1 right back again...CAPELLO you need 2 in a squad FFS even if its just for cover, remember our other 2 RB's in Young/Brown have retired and Neville is a tad too old.
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Old August 24 2010, 08:02 PM   #2846
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Uh-oh, Iasius is probably opening up the hard liquor right about now.
Still lots of time left though.
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Old August 24 2010, 10:12 PM   #2847
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Well, Bremen made it quite exciting, but deserved it imo; brave fight by Sampdoria though. If Bayern had qualified for the CL like that I would have said "typical".
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Old August 25 2010, 11:55 AM   #2848
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Wouldn't fancy running into Sampdoria in the Europa that's for sure. Let us hope Iasius is well

Unbelievable. Cardiff knocked out of the League Cup at their bogey ground - London Road - and managed to apparently get Olofinjana crocked in the first half.

Though most Championship sides have been knocked out already, so it's league glory for us now.
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Old August 25 2010, 10:48 PM   #2849
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Well done Spurs and whatever happens am sure they will be involved in entertaining European matches unlike Arsenal away games and Chelsea full stop .

4 english teams once again, heres hoping one gets Rangers in the CL, I love me a good old ENGLAND vs. SCOTLAND tie
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Old August 26 2010, 10:47 AM   #2850
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Spurs need to get Roma - every other English team does!
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