EPL Matchday 8 - On Optus Sport

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kreglze

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Hopefully we can go on a similar run like this block of games like we did the previous 4. Another 10 points from 12 would put us around 5th-6th on the table.

Starts with needing to beat Palace at home.
 

Bostonian

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I normally do but it can be a godsend when you're waiting for players to return from injury.
That's about the only bonus I guess.

Or they can get injured while on national duty and it can screw your season up.

This was never a problem in the Championship.
 

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Jaymin

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Normally hate international breaks but this has come at a good time. Hopefully have Bamford and Ayling back and give Dallas time to recover.
 

And_ROOS

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It's increase them not decrease them.
Thats why I said I would only be for a 2 yearly WC IF it decreased the unnecessary international breaks. IF is the key word there. I can't see how they could. Really you are better off having regional tourneys every 2 years, and having those count as qualifiers for the WC every 4 years.
 

And_ROOS

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I think Wenger said his 2 year WC plan would reduce internationals…not sure how.
Would love to see how they implement it because a 2 year WC is unworkable imo. Unless you do away with qualifiers and you have regional tournaments one year, and they determine WC participants for the next.

But we should be encouraging less matches because players get worn out. we should have regional qualifiers for non seeded teams one year, regional tournaments in the second year, nothing the third year so players get a break, then the WC in the 4th year and have the WC teams enter via placings in their regional tournaments.
 

DBAH0

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I was literally just complaining to my cousin about this and saw your post. So ******* sick of the million international breaks.
Especially after the Euro's also. Soucek is a shadow of himself because he hasn't had a break for instance...
 

Zidane98

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I think Wenger said his 2 year WC plan would reduce internationals…not sure how.
He must mean that International breaks are scrapped during the season under that plan. Not sure how that accommodates continental tournaments though. Best to leave things as they are. AFCON also should change to quadrennial (the next AFCON is due to be played in June 2023 which is ridiculous when you consider the next one is being played Jan 2022 and Qatar 2022 is in November).
 

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Yeah I think the most logical thing to do would be in the alternate years have 3-4 weeks post-season to get all International Qualifiers done. Doing so would then mean you could have a week off mid-season over Christmas and still finish the season earlier. Surely would result in less injuries and burnout.

So for the 2022 WC you'd have the qualifying campaign at the end of the 20/21 season, and the 2024 Euros would have their qualifying at the end of the 22/23 season.
 

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