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Avoiding The England Game Like The Plague

I don't care how many Manchester City players will be included in Fabio Capello's Three Lions team next month but I for one will be avoiding the England v Hungary friendly like the plague.

I appreciate the Football Association need to keep the revenue coming in - after all they do have a huge debt hanging over their head and need to pay for the new Wembley Stadium somehow. But on a personal note I'm worn out of watching a tired and under-performing England team.

In all honesty I've moved on from the internationals and like many of us I'm looking forward to the beginning of the new Premier League season. At least football fans will be entertained and not subjected to the endless hacks, fouls and cheating. Ring any bells - World Cup South Africa perhaps?

England v Hungary
11 August 2010

In an attempt to put bums on seats the FA are considering a massive 33% reduction in the admission price. Why I hear you ask? Well I suggest it has something to do with poor ticket sales. Who in their right mind wants to fork out their hard-earned money simply to watch a meaningless match?

I am an English born Brit and I like to think I am as patriotic as the next person, but I would rather watch a domestic pre-season friendly - even a reserve match than have to fork out a small fortune on a pointless Wembley trip.

The stadium holds 90,000 however; I would be amazed if the attendance comes lose to 25,000. And to add insult to injury the Nationwide Building Society announced earlier that they have decided to pull the plug on their England sponsorship. Perhaps the said company has picked up on what many of us think - the average fan has fallen out of love with the international team.

I'll finish off by adding...

I want England to win but I for one will be avoiding the England v Hungary game like the plague.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 20 2010

Time: 10:20AM

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how very patriotic of you, international footbal is rubbish and has been for years, the last time i proper enjoyed international football was euro96 but back then we had players who wanted to play for the shirt and wasn't picking up £200k a week in wages which teams like your own and chelsea like to do, it's the clubs that have ruined our national side as they are just money grabbing mercenaries now, look at the french and italian national teams, also full of arrogant over paid prima-donnas, the spanish must just love playing the game regardless of the shirt they are wearing but they will be next to not care, i say get rid of the players that are over paid and over hyped and put players in that play for the likes of bolton who would actually play there hearts out for the 3 lions.
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20/07/2010 10:40:00

No one should bother watching this, let alone forking out money to go down to Wembley. A complete non-turnout would show everyone in the England team exactly what we all thought of their dismal, disinterested 'non-turnout' World Cup performance. I never rated England's chances even before the World Cup but I was amazed just how bad they were.
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20/07/2010 10:44:00

After Germany beat England the England players walked off and ignored the supporters who paid a small fortune to go to SA, as they say what goes around, comes around. Unless the team is rebuilt people won't pay up to watch rubbish.
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20/07/2010 11:44:00

England puts in a couple of poor performances (due to the problems listed above as well as your insanely elevated expectations) and you lot pretend not to care about international football and write it all off as rubbish. The moment England wins anything the "England United" stuff will be back, along with the knighthoods and the autobiographies of any squad member to get a 3 minute substitute appearance. England played really well in the build up to the World Cup, but they flopped in SA. It happens. Get behind your team for Euro for crying out loud, just because they're overpaid pr*cks doesn't mean they don't rely on crowd support.
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20/07/2010 11:53:00

I will be supporting England for the Euro campaign, of course I will. My point was, why on earth should we fans spend money on a meaningless international friendly.
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20/07/2010 12:01:00

stop talking bull spursman, City got taken over just 2years ago, 3 lions have been ***** for ages! You're obviously obsessed with our club!
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20/07/2010 12:18:00

what Pillock had this bright idea to put an international match 3 DAYS before the PL season starts? and this before the NO-SHOW of our wonderful English '' Superstars'' at SA, i Cant see many managers releasing players for this meaningless FRIENDLY? So over to you Messer's Bruce, Pullis, and O'Neill hope your guys give the England shirt some Pride back, cos Rooney,Lampard, and Gerrard, et al, did'nt in SA... i still wont be watching though POINTLESS will wait till the Saturday and the proper football starts.
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20/07/2010 22:28:00

Field the Under 21 team.
Johnny Baguette
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21/07/2010 12:01:00

here here!!!!!!!!!! BOYCOTT
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21/07/2010 19:56:00


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