Ireland U21 call-up for Phillips
I was given one of those by my old neighbour who is a rare coin dealer when I visited Zimbabwe for work in 2015.
I got it framed and it resides in my study.
I have not seen this posted yet - Low called up for Wales U21s.
Surely they just go bust and shaft the taxman! 🤷♂️
The penny has dropped
Club Facebook page is still promoting tickets for this game. Perhaps it’s office cleaning w/e?
Looks like all but two L1 games for next Saturday are postponed due to international call-ups.
Only Exeter v Leyton Orient, and Stevenage v Carlisle are still on.
It's about time League One had an international break like the PL and Champ
Or change the rules and either stop U21 players counting in the numbers to get games called off, or have it based on starting xx % of recent games etc.
Unlikely to expand it to L1 with a 24 team league perhaps, I used to think bigger clubs with more resources should just be made to deal with it a few games a season but if U21 players on loan count it's a bit different.
Think we probably could have played anyway this weekend but Low would have been a big loss
The Championship is a 24-team league. I just don't think any team should be penalised for having good players.
Fair point, when it was just one or two clubs showing off and spending silly money on players who had no business being in league one I had less sympathy.
Sure it will happen if a majority of games get called off every time.
Yeah, didn't Wales have one or two League Two players in their World Cup squad? Quality runs deep now.
What about the opportunity cost? Saturdays without any Premier League nonsense are a prime opportunity for the 3rd and 4th Divisions - like that fabulous day a few years back where Joe scored his hatrick vs Lincoln. I'd prefer that there were no games in those divisions called off for internationals and the clubs knew that would be the case in deciding on their playing staff.
Fair point on lost revenue, but if we played with a weakened team and lost I’m sure some fans would be asking why we didn’t call the game off.
As I often cannot Tuesdays I wouldn't! 😉
As all of the missing players have contributed...or not....to our underwhelming start to the season (Taylor not scoring. Tj not the answer etc etc_) I say play on!
Hope it's not a case of the Ipswich game where we could have played them on a Saturday when they were on the ropes. However, by the time the rearranged game came around, they were in fine form and promptly thumped us 4-1.
The three relegated clubs from the Championship - Blackpool, Reading and Wigan - currently sit 12th, 18th, and 21st in L1.
Whereas, the three promoted clubs from last season - Ipswich, Plymouth and Sheff W - are in 2nd, 10th, and 23rd in the Championship table.
Does this suggest that there isn't a vast difference in playing standards between the two leagues?
No. For a whole host of reasons.
Reading are utterly clattered from years of financial nonsense, sucking up points bans here and there.
Wigan started with a big points deduction too.
The 3 promotees are all sleeping giants, who like Sunderland just needed to get to a higher tier to flourish.
Also we're only 1month in.
Momentum counts too, if you got promoted you have a settled team and players at the top of their game trying to prove something, if you got relegated you were crap and half your team wants to leave.
Will take a bit longer to sort out who had a good/bad run and who is up to the challenge.
I don’t know about you lot but with the weather today I am somewhat delighted we haven’t got a game today.
(I’m sure next week, soaking wet and cold walking to the ground I may have a different opinion…)
I bet the players are too.
I'm glad too as I was at a wedding all day yesterday, so couldn't make the match.😊
Only you, @bookertease, could be slightly delighted!
Game rearranged for Tue 31st Oct
The way results are going we could be a really frightening team to face by that point
@drcongo I think you should flick the switch to show who's thumbing who
Unfortunately the Tuesday before the first round of the Cup.