Discussion in 'England' started by magic38, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. magic38

    magic38 New Member

    I've heard that the english players might boycott the game aginst turkey because of the rio ferdinand's affair...
    Is that true?
  2. kwik1980

    kwik1980 New Member

    May 27, 2003
    Norwich, NY
    Well, there were articles yesterday on Soccernet saying that the whole strike talk was just a rumor, but then this morning, there's one on how the FA will be talking with the players to make them stand down from a decision, apparently unanimous, to not play the match if Rio Ferdinand is not allowed to play.

    It looks like Man Utd. is none too pleased about this either, and that the FA might have screwed-up, big time.
  3. puma182

    puma182 New Member

    May 8, 2002
    Much against what the critics speculate, I think that this Strike Crisis should just make the England team stronger. When a team bonds together likes this and players start looking out after each other in earnest, they will generally get much better results on the field. Most NTs don't jel together very well as it's usually a collection of gifted primadonas. But through this "mutiny" and sticking-together this group will be a solid fighting force.

    Note that I am Turkish and that I am not particularly pleased about this development.
  4. cosmosRIP

    cosmosRIP Member

    Jul 22, 2000
    Brooklyn NY
    FA warning to players
  5. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Uh-oh, it's not looking good.

    I don't think there'll be a boycott, and as a fan I would be angry with the players if they did and got us disqualified from Euro 2004. I can understand them wanting to express solidarity with Rio (even though he did arguably screw up), but I think they should be the bigger men here and get this match out of the way first, then we'll talk boycotts and retribution afterwards. Obviously that diminishes their power a bit and lets the FA off the hook somewhat for their mismanagement of the situation, but I think there are ways for them to sort the FA out and put the blazers back in their places which don't involve ruining a whole tournament for us.
  6. denalimn

    denalimn New Member

    Jun 17, 2002

    I don't what all the fuss is about....Rio knew the rules, he broke them (whether innocent or not) and these are the consequences. If Rio played for Charlton, you wouldn't have all the controversy (of course, he probably wouldn't get selected from a smaller club anyway).

    And to be sure, I am not so sure that Rio is such an automatic selection either.
  7. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:

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