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Sepp Blatter talking sense!

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I don't usally listen to anything that Sepp Blatter says as he talks utter shite most of the time, but I fully agree with him regarding the Premier League's plan for evey team to play 1 game a season abroad, when he says:

"This does not take into consideration the fans of the clubs and it gives the impression that they just want to go on tour to make some money,"

"I support the fans 100%," he said. "If I was a fan in England I would say: 'no, please play at home and don't go and exercise your talents abroad'.

"If the plan includes official league matches then, as a fan, I would protest against this."

Hopefully now, this ridiculous idea will be finished.
Ian McDowell, Liverpool     Posted 15/02/2008 at 18:08:59

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Brendan George
1   Posted 15/02/2008 at 21:16:16

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It’s shame and ironic that Sepp Blatter’s speaking up for English football when the Premier League want to sell-out and the FA have remained conspiciously quiet. It’s a sad reflection of what’s going seriously wrong with the country at the moment...
David Barks
2   Posted 15/02/2008 at 21:48:46

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Sepp Blatter is only against it because the Premier League will be the ones making the money and he will not be getting any. As soon as they give him a cut he will suddenly think it?s a great idea to expand the game to the rest of the world. I?m against the idea mind you, I?m just pointing out that this is the only reason he has said he?s not for it. Checks will be written and suddenly those people will approve of the idea. But the 39th game won?t happen. They will probably change it to just rotating who gives up a home game each year, with with some bonus going to any relegated team who gives up a home game and then gets relegated that season.
Jay Harris
3   Posted 15/02/2008 at 22:03:12

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If they?re doing it for the honourable reason of getting the rest of the world interested in top class football why dont they have the "charity" shield held in one of the 3rd world countries every year and give the proceeds to developing the game in that country.
They could also restrict the teams to English players only for that game.
That would make it more interesting!!!
Tony Williams
4   Posted 15/02/2008 at 22:11:05

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That is my biggest concern David. He is all bluster and bollocks now but as soon as someone lines his pockets he will probably do an about face and suggest that he wasn?t properly versed in the intracate details of the idea and shouldn?t have spoke up until he was aware of it all.

It shouldn?t ever be allowed to happen but unfortunately James Bond was right, "Never say never".....unfortunately
Gavin Ramejkis
5   Posted 15/02/2008 at 22:12:08

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This whole "promoting the game" line is utter bollocks, globally there are over 200 football associations which means the sport is already known in over 200 countries, this is just another attempt to milk the cow dry.
Dom Eaton
6   Posted 15/02/2008 at 22:29:24

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I seriously cannot believe us Everton fans are even commenting on this utter crock of shite. Bored now...can someone post something worth commenting on please.
Tony Williams
7   Posted 15/02/2008 at 23:17:36

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Go on then Dom, fill your boots, what do you want to talk about then?
Keith Glazzard
8   Posted 16/02/2008 at 00:32:37

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That would seem to be that then, for the moment. The monster will rear its ugly head again, particularly, as has been pointed out, if FIFA get their noses into the trough. But ’you can fuck off with your world cup bid’ should do it in the mean time.

And if Wenger thinks its "good for the fans" in other countries, let the Arse surrender a home fixture against MUFK to be played, for example, in Hong Kong. No problem is there? Only 3 points at stake. What’s that between friends?

I personally find it disgusting that we should have to think about these things in the first place. And if some Evertonians find this discussion a bit tedious, lets just hope we never have to have it again.
Brendan George
9   Posted 16/02/2008 at 00:46:46

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Jay - good idea about the Charity Shield. That is workable, but why take our game abroad?

Dom - Do you suggest we stay silent on this matter? People are going to have strong opinions on this so do you think it’s better not to voice them?
Greg Maddox
10   Posted 16/02/2008 at 02:04:54

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My god... for once Sepp Blatter, the bumbling fool, speaks sense!
Mark Pendleton
11   Posted 16/02/2008 at 09:31:23

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I knew he had the potential to string together one meaningful opinion before he left that role!
Brian Noble
12   Posted 17/02/2008 at 15:16:13

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It?s the first time the thieving, lieing bastard has ever told the truth.
?What a state English football is in. Their Premier League is made up of only four clubs who could ever win it and sixteen who scrap to avoid relegation.?
I just wonder who he includes in the four clubs?

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