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Global road show dead in the water

Global road show dead in the water

The premier league's proposal of playing an extra 39th league game abroad has been given the cold shoulder by Fifa president Sepp Blatter who has told the BBC such an idea will almost certainly not be sanctioned by Fifa so it will basically 'never happen': 'this does not take into consideration the fans of the clubs and it gives the impression that they just want to go on tour to make some money.

'This will never happen, at least as long as I am the president of Fifa.

'The Premier League is richer than the others, they have more responsibility and what they are trying to do is contrary to this responsibility.

'This is something I cannot understand and definitely the Fifa executive committee will not sanction such an initiative'.

Even if the FA do approve the premier league's plan, as Fifa will not - at least under the current committee - it would seem that the idea is doomed to fail, which will delight the vast majority of fans who thought it was a ludicrous idea anyway - which it is!

As if this was not enough, the thought that pushing ahead with this would harm our bid to stage the 2018 world cup finals should be the clincher: 'when it comes to a decision of the executive committee concerning this matter of the 39th round, and I am sure they will be against it, then it will not have a positive impact on the bid from England for the World Cup in 2018'.

Well fellas all being well this ridiculous idea of playing an extra 39th game - wherever it was full stop! - appears doomed to failure...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday February 15 2008
Time: 9:25AM

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whoever dreamt up this nonsense shall repent at leisure that's for sure...
ChrisW
15/02/2008 09:31:00
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Let's hope so. Talk about about abusing the golden goose. Greedy accountants running football, t055ers.
storagematt
15/02/2008 09:37:00
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i guess technically this issue isnt over - but surely the fa will not allow the premier league for put our world cup bid in doubt - as we wont get it if we do push on with this despite the warning... im hoping this bloody stupid idea can now go back to the gutter that it came from...
pompeyrug
15/02/2008 10:40:00
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Thank ** for that, lets hope this idea dies the death it deserves.
tracyc
15/02/2008 11:22:00
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it wont happen lads, even though id love to c my blackburn rovers playing in sydney, maybe against pompey, it just wont happen. Pompey rug thanks for the advice matey, just posted our first article. Cheers
sasman
15/02/2008 12:11:00
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totally agree tracyc, lets just hope that does indeed happen... cheers sasman im glad that a vital pompey idea has appealed to the masses, maybe others will also like the idea too? so there you go fellas the 'knowing me knowing you feature' has now been adopted by vital blackburn too - we are the pioneers of a new fad :-)
pompeyrug
15/02/2008 13:04:00
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The origin of this idea came from the Murdock Empire, the owners of Sky, I wonder why?
007
15/02/2008 13:10:00
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could you imagine the dire atmosphere that these games would be played in.........!
Sachas_Brother
15/02/2008 13:17:00
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When all is said and done it's not so different from the Baseball world series which was conceived originally as an end of season moneyspinner too.... Now had they said they were going to play all the league cup matches overseas then that might have garnered a bit more support especially if they'd excluded the EPL ....
ChrisW
15/02/2008 14:04:00
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"Let's hope so. Talk about about abusing the golden goose. Greedy accountants running football, t055ers. storagematt" just applied for accountancy at uni. the futures looking bright ;)
jbaker
15/02/2008 14:57:00
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