The current system of spreading international games over the season creates the eternal Club v. country fights. And the clubs have a point. Especially the players who play for NT from a different continent are completely unusable for the first game after coming back from national team games. Traveling between continents once a month really doesn’t help anyone. The solution I’m proposing is to play all NT games after the end of the European club season. The club season could be shortened by using the 10 or so dates now reserved for NT. And you could then play 10-12 NT games in 6 weeks. That would still mean the players would have at least 2 months between the last NT game and the start of the club season.