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Club before country

Club before country

I put Pompey before my country, not my vote, yours - and these findings from pentonpompey's poll are thoughts I do share to a degree.

This 'club verses country' debate, which comes up more and more these days is something that I spoke about - as well as other issues connected to it - in detail last week - click here, so I will not cover this again.

To keep it simple I do take pride in my country, even if this is not as much as I once did, but given the choice between Pompey and England - if I did have to choose - then I would choose Pompey every time. That said at the end of the day there is room for both... isn't there?

  • What the poll asked - Managers hate International breaks; but which means more to you. Club or Country?

  • How you voted - Pompey 63%, There's room for both 33%, My Country 4%

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    With just a couple of positions to fill, right midfield and the strikers we now look to select the right sided midfield player. This is what sneakay wants to know with this - 'You are voting for your all time starting XI of the Premier League. The position is right midfield' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Wednesday September 10 2008
    Time: 8:19AM

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    0
    There is room for both, especially on days like this, however if you had to choose one or the other, club always comes first.
    storagematt
    10/09/2008 09:28:00
    0
    There is room for both, but the question is would you rather have Pompey win the Champions League or England win the World Cup?
    sneakay
    10/09/2008 10:14:00
    0
    I would take England losing to the likes of Andorra if it meant Pompey winning the Premiership -throw in the FA &UEFA Cups as well & i'll settle for England losing 6-0 to San Marino
    yellowcheesemonkey
    10/09/2008 12:46:00
    0
    I shall always want England to do well but give me some money and tell me to choose between watching Pompey or England and i'll pick Pompey 100% of the time. but i'll Record the England game and watch it later.
    Steve C
    10/09/2008 12:49:00
    0
    Going to abstain from this poll, think the obvious choice is Ronaldo but can't bring myself to vote for the greedy poncey t***
    Steve C
    10/09/2008 12:52:00
    0
    why not choose both? i cant pick between them!
    jbaker
    10/09/2008 13:09:00
    0
    I think interest in the National side has fallen, Most people put their club first.
    miked_joker
    10/09/2008 13:57:00
    0
    surely its got to be beckham? ronaldo - as much as i cannot stand the fella - is fantastic, but beckham did it consistently didnt he, ronaldo needs to do this for another couple of years in the premier to be 'the greatest ever' doesnt he...
    pompeyrug
    10/09/2008 15:30:00
    0
    I would put Pompey before country every time. Just would!
    Gandor
    10/09/2008 17:00:00
    0
    I voted room for both - however if I was a pompey player, and was told that on day XYZ, I could either play for my club OR my country (fixtures clash...?!), I would go for country every time. there can't really be a substitute for running out in england kit, wearing the kit, in front of 90000 supporters!
    pompeycarpet
    10/09/2008 17:20:00
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