England biggest footballing nation

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Teso Dos Bichos, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
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    Premier League chairman Dave Richards is a member of the three-man panel that will find Eriksson's successor:

    "It's time for a British boss, somebody who understands our passion, belief and commitment. There's no distinction between English and British. We are the biggest nation in the world that plays this game and we want someone who can really move us on," Richards added.


    Who agrees? I take it he didn't study geography or world cup history. :rolleyes:
  2. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    He's a complete muppet. His comments have really irritated me in so many ways.
  3. Danson's Magic Hands

    Danson's Magic Hands Big Soccer Deviant +

    Oct 22, 2004
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    Lack of any kind of knowledge shouldn't be a bar on making comments. If we have learned anything from football messageboards it is that.

    Richards is striking a blow for the stupid man and I applaud him
  4. jcsd

    jcsd Member+

    Jan 27, 2006
    Well Scotland really is just Northern Cumbria, Nortehrn Irleand is a suburb of Bicester and I don't think Wales actually exists. Also England is a lot bigger than Russia and has won all the World Cups, so i think he has a point.
  5. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    Is having an English coach really a big deal in England, or is winning the WC? I ask this, because USAbasketball will never ever in my lifetime have a foreign coach even if it increased our chances for Gold or a World Championship. I know soccer is different, but you kats are the birth place of the beautiful game.
  6. FunfzuEins2001

    FunfzuEins2001 New Member

    Feb 9, 2006
    This is the same genius who got Sheffield Wednesday over £50 m in debt, then took them down two divisions. It was also claimed by several Sheffield businessmen that he was clearly guilty of 'creative accountancy' whilst in charge. He is also the only Chairman to have fired Paul Jewell in his career, so clearly a visionary.

    That being said, his accomplice, Barwick, is the man who
    a) almost bankrupted every single club outside the Premiership with his ITV digital deal, told the clubs they had hundreds of millions of pounds to spend, then realized that they didnt...after the clubs had spent the money.
    b) paid well over the odds to get Des Lynam for the ITV version of Match of the Day, then put it on at 7 PM on a saturday....when most fans are still getting home from the game, another monumental genius of the world of football administration

    I am not too informed about the third member of the panel, one Noel White, but i am sure that he is equally (in) competent.

    We have the worst FA in the world. Did you know that there is still a place for a representative of the RAF on the FA Council, but still no representative of the PFA? Madness
  7. When Hell Unfreezes

    Jan 8, 2004
    Bad start Dave.........

    Not so bad..........


    Oh dear....................

    California syrup of figs???

    So, it's Bruce Arena then???
  8. ranny fash

    ranny fash Member

    May 18, 2005
    Nottingham Forest FC
    retarded. erikson's done a good job antway, i dont get it.
  9. RSLKamasBranch

    Nov 2, 2005

    Basketball in the US is very different from soccer in England. England may be credited with inventing the game, and basketball did develop in Kansas, but that's pretty much where the similarities end. International basketball is a tiny, albeit growing, part of basketball in the US, which is undoubedly the epicenter of world basketball. If we cared about international basketball, we'd win everything anytime. But we don't, we've lost plenty, and they stopped calling the US teams the Dream Team a long time ago. Leagues in Europe are growing and their national teams get better while many of our players see internationals as less important than vacation time, but the fact is international basketball means little in the US. You're right we probably won't hire a foreign coach, but it's a different world in soccer.
    England is a great soccer nation and the premier league is possibly the most exciting in the world, but just look at the amount of foreign managers in the Premier League or the number of World Cups that England has won compared to other nations and you can see the difference, even without the major differences between international soccer and basketball.
  10. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
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    Actually, it was Scotland who developed the modern game and took it to places like Brazil. It's well documented.
  11. comme

    comme Moderator
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    Feb 21, 2003
    Ummm, it all depends what you mean by this.

    Charles Miller took football to Brazil, that's common knowledge.

    Scotland developed the "modern" passing game which was evolved by The Danubian school in the 30s.
  12. leg_breaker

    leg_breaker Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    I'm pretty sure that the modern game was born when the football association was formed, that's when the rules were officially standardised.

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