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11/23/07 5:26 AM
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Joe Ray
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5 Good Reasons To Bring Back Home Internationals.. Nov 23 2007 Exclusive Euro 2008 Exit For Scotland And England SOME of the finest moments in Scottish football history have come from the Home Internationals - and now there's a good chance they're coming back. A return of the fabled fixtures next summer will be top of the agenda on Sunday when the nations meet for the qualifying draw for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The SFA will also hold talks with English football bosses with a view to playing a double-header against the Auld Enemy in the new year. The moves come after Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all failed to qualify for Euro 2008. It's the first time since 1984 that all the teams will be absent from a major tournament. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has given his backing to the return of the domestic tournament. And yesterday, SFA chief Gordon Smith said: "The Home Internationals sound a great idea. "There could be difficulties with the mechanics of arranging fixtures and there would be major difficulties squeezing the Home Internationals into the week in May that has been given over to international fixtures. "There are play-offs in England at that time, English sides may be involved in the Champions League final and some of the nations may already have friendlies arranged. But we don't rule it out and we'll all be in South Africa in the next few days and we'll speak about it then." .....cont..... http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2007/11/23/5-good-reasons-to-bring-back-home-internationals-86908-20149339/
11/23/07 5:29 AM
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I think this would be a great idea, especially seeing as no UK team will be playing at euro 2008. Ireland could even be asked to join in. I think it would be good if this was a regular tournament, say every two years, between major international tournaments. But I doubt it will happen as players need rest and the fixture list is often way to congested.
11/24/07 5:11 AM
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Why has this thread not recieved 50 replies agreeing with me that this is a brilliant idea?
11/24/07 10:34 AM
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Don't give a fuck about International football so I couldn't care less. It's just asking for fan violence though.
11/24/07 10:55 AM
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That can be contained these days IMO.
11/24/07 1:48 PM
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looks like there might be a celtic cup in the summer. england not involved?? answers on a postcard
11/25/07 7:23 AM
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who is involed in the Celtic cup?
11/25/07 1:35 PM
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apparantly would just be wales, scotland and the irelands
11/25/07 7:08 PM
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HA how about u suck on my fat wood
11/26/07 9:50 AM
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Edited: 26-Nov-07
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They should do it...next summer will suck.

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