Nations league

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  1. SkyblueBazza

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    No transfer fee see

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    Ah, you mean assualt then lol

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    Oh. England are still shit then?

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    What? You mean there is mileage in that old English long-ball game? Allardyce, Wimbledon...all beat the odds if planned & executed well with it.

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    See...it is the flexibility & adaptability that counts for most imo

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    What - you're disinterested in England waking up?

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    Instinct is a wonderful thing.

    I habe said the same with Wellbeck...give him time & space to think - he will most likely miss.

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    Except to gain experience in playing against the best...you need to be in the same league. Imo it is a great idea. They are definitely competetive friendlies rather than either a full blown tournament or an out & out friendly

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  9. covcity4life

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    Nations league has been a success. No 2 ways about it
     
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    Consistency at its finest
     
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    Yeah, agree. It has replaced friendlies with games against much better opposition and added an edge to those 'friendlies'.
     
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    yup also in league c and d its great to see smaller nations and their fans have a chance to celebrate wins

    be it historical wins like gibralters or just likes of lithuania or faroe islands picking up victories.

    finnaly you can really chart a nations devlopment now too, like is bulgaria or hungary managed to get to league b or a it would show the good work being done in their grassroots etc
     
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  13. Liquid Gold

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    I think people will really start to get interested in it when the promotion and relegation come to play. If England got relegated you can imagine the Scots giving it loads and then England really wanting to get back up.
     
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  14. Otis

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    At least we're safe in the knowledge that Scotland will never get promoted.
     
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    They still can

    and i hope they do
     
  16. SkyblueBazza

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    They can & will...if they sink low enough. Hell - even we did it!

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    You think that we could soon be facing them in the Checkatrade Trophy?
     
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    Scotland V Coventry U23s
     
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    Wilson in. Maddison out.
     
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    ching, ching! Just needs to play now!!
     
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    Rakitić out. That should help things.
     
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    Genius concept the nstions league. I am so excited for englands next game now
     
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    Huge goal in Rotterdam. Holland are 1-0 up against France. If it stays like that the Germans are relegated.
     
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    Black armbands all round then tomorrow.
     
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    They’re down. Next Summer we’re probably looking at Holland, Portugal, Belgium and either us or Croatia. Belgium favourites atm by some way.
     
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    Give it up to uefa, we were all confused at the start but this is so much better than meaningless friendlies.
     
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  27. Otis

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    Still don't quite get the playoffs.

    Bottom team relegated and top teams go straight to a semi-final don't they? So what are the play off teams playing off for exactly?
     
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    There’s a trophy. The winners of the lower leagues get qualification to the euros and the top leagues win a cup.
     
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    Winners of the lower leagues don’t get qualification for the euros
     
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    Four teams from each of the four Nations League sections will make up the Euro 2020 playoffs so at least one team from each will eventually qualify, but not necessarily the NL winners.
     
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    So they end up in the playoffs but they could all theoretically lose?
     
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    It's possible yeah. Say if the Dutch won the Nations League but then ballsed up the qualifiers, they'd enter the playoffs along with the next best 3 teams from League A who didn't qualify automatically so they could miss out.
     
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    England playing really well here, but they have to take their chances.

    Can see us losing this. Need to put one of the gilt-edged chances away.

    Can't see Croatia continually allowing opportunities like this.

    Sterling guilty again of not making the right choices and we should be a couple of goals to the good.
     
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    So annoying. Could see exactly what was going to happen if we didn't take our chances.

    Playing well, but fluffing our lines in front of goal.

    0-1
     
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    Is this relegation? The Scots will love that.
     

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