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Old 02-09-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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the carling nations cup is under way with scotland, northern ireland, rep. of ireland and wales taking part. england are likely to join in a few years. re. of ireland and scotland have got of to good starts in the first fixtures, what are your opinions and comments on the the cup and do you think its a good idea or a waste of time??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nations_Cup_(football)
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Its a good cup. England would be a disaster in it IMHO as the Gardai do not know anything about crowd contol and its hard to stop the hoolies getting tickets.

Still talk of the British Home Championship in 2013 isnt it ? Which will basically be the same thing.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:33 AM
 
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yep basically, i for one can't for england to join. desperate to see another scotland england game. i think the police has a good handle on most disorder these days but if something happens then what can you do, i don't think you should deprive the 'ordinery' fan the chance to watch their biggest rivals
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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I think you can deprive the ordinary fan when it comes to a rivaly like Ireland v England. Its the ordinary fan that gets hurt because the Gardai cant do their job and the FAI security are a complete joke. I went to the FAI training for Steward and did Steward (eventually Event Controller) at League of Ireland game and it was an absolute joke of training when it came to hoolies. I would have no confidence that the FAI / Gardai could keep fans safe.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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i get your point, but i would imagine the vast majority would want these matches to go ahead, its been years since we have all played each other, and i for one love the thought of it being a yearly or two yearly thing, the history of all the home nations and the passion of the fans, its a magical thing, and can i just say the atmosphere at the n. ireland scotland game last night looked spine tinglingly brilliant!
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