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Club v Country? And England Predictions

Interesting talking point now the transfer window has closed is the old club v country debate!

Nivea are covering football at both ends of the spectrum, they are the official grooming supplier for the England team but are also involved with grass roots football in the The Great Football Experiment.

Then in-between, we have our dreams, hopes and fears in what for most can only be described as the roller coaster ride that is supporting our own team. Overload for our brains or what, and the ladies say we can`t multi task!

Where do you stand? Do you look forward to your own club games more? Do you prefer international football (whoever your country is) or are you drifting more towards playing the game or watching grass roots instead these days?

With the qualifiers upcoming, how much do your thoughts turn to your country?

The lads at Ivory FC (the great football experiment team) are predicting a 1-1 for England v Bulgaria... And predict a rout against Wales. Is it ever that simple?

For the prediction, go to: Will Takes On The England Predictions and feel free to vote on the poll and leave your prediction in the article comments (same logins as for your usual team site)

Let us know your thoughts!

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Date:Friday September 2 2011

Time: 8:34AM

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Well being Danish, hence having a mediocre national side( the likes of Laudrup and Schmeichel are long gone) now replaced with Bendtner, whom even the Danes dislike and where only Christian Eriksen is a true gem, I for one do not look forward to the international games. I couldnt even get as remotely exited during the worldcup, as when United play PL games. If you have a great national side like England, then yes maybe it is a bit more interesting, but only the games where they actually play a decent team. In my opinion, and this is not backed by facts, the trend is that PL and CL are more interesting for us football fans than the WC and EC. I would personally prefer to watch the CL over WC anyday. Oh and get rid of all the friendlies they are utterly useless.
nordkap
Well being Danish, hence having a mediocre national side( the likes of Laudrup and Schmeichel are long gone) now replaced with Bendtner, whom even the Danes dislike and where only Christian Eriksen is a true gem, I for one do not look forward to the international games. I couldnt even get as remotely exited during the worldcup, as when United play PL games. If you have a great national side like England, then yes maybe it is a bit more interesting, but only the games where they actually play a decent team. In my opinion, and this is not backed by facts, the trend is that PL and CL are more interesting for us football fans than the WC and EC. I would personally prefer to watch the CL over WC anyday. Oh and get rid of all the friendlies they are utterly useless.
nordkap
Friendlies really have no meaning other than bringing in revenue for relevant FAs
niteworlok
Friendlies really have no meaning other than bringing in revenue for relevant FAs
niteworlok
England a great national side nordkap?! Absolute 5hit and as boring as you like to be honest with ya. Individually the players are great but as a team they're awful. We've got a manager who encourages the most boring football imaginable, a real typical Italian and he can't even be arsed to learn the language! He also seemingly picks the worst possible players for the team, Johnson at RB, Green in goal over Hart, wingers like Walcott and Lennon who can't cross or pass and strikers like Heskey and Crouch who quite literally can't do anything and the football becomes completely one dimensional. Then you get the over-expectant deluded England fans and media who hype us to be better than we actually are then act shocked and surprised when we play turd. Then they use players as scapegoats, more recently Rooney, despite the whole England team being cack whilst the manager and other 'team' members let them get the stick and take no responsibility. I hate the national set-up and will pick club over country every single time.
TheFamousNo7
England a great national side nordkap?! Absolute 5hit and as boring as you like to be honest with ya. Individually the players are great but as a team they're awful. We've got a manager who encourages the most boring football imaginable, a real typical Italian and he can't even be arsed to learn the language! He also seemingly picks the worst possible players for the team, Johnson at RB, Green in goal over Hart, wingers like Walcott and Lennon who can't cross or pass and strikers like Heskey and Crouch who quite literally can't do anything and the football becomes completely one dimensional. Then you get the over-expectant deluded England fans and media who hype us to be better than we actually are then act shocked and surprised when we play turd. Then they use players as scapegoats, more recently Rooney, despite the whole England team being cack whilst the manager and other 'team' members let them get the stick and take no responsibility. I hate the national set-up and will pick club over country every single time.
TheFamousNo7
The FIFA world rankings are a load of bull as well, how on Earth are we higher than Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay? We're ahead of both France and Italy but I can guarentee that if we were to play them we would lose.
TheFamousNo7
The FIFA world rankings are a load of bull as well, how on Earth are we higher than Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay? We're ahead of both France and Italy but I can guarentee that if we were to play them we would lose.
TheFamousNo7
England are a cr@p national team, but always seem to get a decent following - I will probably keep one eye on the game tonight, whilst doing other things, but when football is on my tv I always seem to watch it hehe
niteworlok
England are a cr@p national team, but always seem to get a decent following - I will probably keep one eye on the game tonight, whilst doing other things, but when football is on my tv I always seem to watch it hehe
niteworlok
England would be in the top ten in the world, no? I wouldn't say ***** personally, quarter finals of major comps is really their level anything higher is a bonus.
Bluedub
England would be in the top ten in the world, no? I wouldn't say ***** personally, quarter finals of major comps is really their level anything higher is a bonus.
Bluedub
Would love in my lifetime to see England Football Team win a meaningful trophy
niteworlok
Would love in my lifetime to see England Football Team win a meaningful trophy
niteworlok
I'm not saying England aren't top 10, actually I would rate us 10th at this moment in time with Holland, Spain, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Portugal and France all ahead of us. I understand Brazil, Portugal, France and Italy didn't have the best of World Cups but neither did we so how 4th is justifiable for us yet they get ranked lower than us is beyond me. I also reckon those I listed if the heat was on, rather than just a friendly, would beat us everytime. International football is at a poor standard. I can't even be excited about the future at the moment because I know that numpty Redknapp will be in charge after the pleb Capello. Back to the old 4-4-1-1 that worked amazingly well at the World Cup whereby Crouch will replace Heskey with his great goal scoring record at international level, despite the goals coming against weak opposition. So, we will lump it up to him where he will knock it down to Rooney, well... he won't actually happen because even the most average of defenders can handle Crouch's height and the route one football. Gerrard and Lampard will play CM despite it never actually working before and play turd and in turn Rooney won't be getting any service what so ever which means he will be playing 5hit also. There won't be any steel in the midfield so the defence will be left exposed with no cover from the attack minded Gerrard and Lampard and the opposition will be allowed to play football. Good ol' Glen will still be on the halfway line whilst the opposition runs riot down the left and God forbid Walcott or Lennon acts as cover. Then again it's understandable because they're too thick to do that, just a pair of sprinters playing football, no end product or footballing brain in the slightest. Captain America, or Captain England John Terry rather will be doing his heroics where he wonders off out of position and will expect Ferdinand to cover him, like Carvalho did at Chelsea, which will not happen because it takes a real special defender to do that which Ferdinand isn't. Whilst this is all happening Jermain 'when the ball hits you in the head and you're sitting in row Z' Defoe will be warming up, exciting prospects like Welbeck, Sturridge, Wilshere, Cleverley, Richards, McEachran, Jones, Smalling, Gibbs and etc will be wasting away at home or on the bench and Joe Hart & Ashley Cole will be left wondering what the feck are they doing playing with this collection of plums.
TheFamousNo7
I'm not saying England aren't top 10, actually I would rate us 10th at this moment in time with Holland, Spain, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Portugal and France all ahead of us. I understand Brazil, Portugal, France and Italy didn't have the best of World Cups but neither did we so how 4th is justifiable for us yet they get ranked lower than us is beyond me. I also reckon those I listed if the heat was on, rather than just a friendly, would beat us everytime. International football is at a poor standard. I can't even be excited about the future at the moment because I know that numpty Redknapp will be in charge after the pleb Capello. Back to the old 4-4-1-1 that worked amazingly well at the World Cup whereby Crouch will replace Heskey with his great goal scoring record at international level, despite the goals coming against weak opposition. So, we will lump it up to him where he will knock it down to Rooney, well... he won't actually happen because even the most average of defenders can handle Crouch's height and the route one football. Gerrard and Lampard will play CM despite it never actually working before and play turd and in turn Rooney won't be getting any service what so ever which means he will be playing 5hit also. There won't be any steel in the midfield so the defence will be left exposed with no cover from the attack minded Gerrard and Lampard and the opposition will be allowed to play football. Good ol' Glen will still be on the halfway line whilst the opposition runs riot down the left and God forbid Walcott or Lennon acts as cover. Then again it's understandable because they're too thick to do that, just a pair of sprinters playing football, no end product or footballing brain in the slightest. Captain America, or Captain England John Terry rather will be doing his heroics where he wonders off out of position and will expect Ferdinand to cover him, like Carvalho did at Chelsea, which will not happen because it takes a real special defender to do that which Ferdinand isn't. Whilst this is all happening Jermain 'when the ball hits you in the head and you're sitting in row Z' Defoe will be warming up, exciting prospects like Welbeck, Sturridge, Wilshere, Cleverley, Richards, McEachran, Jones, Smalling, Gibbs and etc will be wasting away at home or on the bench and Joe Hart & Ashley Cole will be left wondering what the feck are they doing playing with this collection of plums.
TheFamousNo7
I've got nothing bad to say against Downing, Young or Bent but I can guarentee 'Arry's favouritism and man crush on Joe Cole and Crouch means they won't get a sniff in the team.
TheFamousNo7
I've got nothing bad to say against Downing, Young or Bent but I can guarentee 'Arry's favouritism and man crush on Joe Cole and Crouch means they won't get a sniff in the team.
TheFamousNo7
Don't get me started with 'Arry "I don't want to confuse things with tactics" Redknapp!
TheFamousNo7
Don't get me started with 'Arry "I don't want to confuse things with tactics" Redknapp!
TheFamousNo7
Well - we won - but we played poorly in the middle of the park - I can see us losing against a pacey Welsh side.....
niteworlok
Well - we won - but we played poorly in the middle of the park - I can see us losing against a pacey Welsh side.....
niteworlok
 

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