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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%

  • Current Poll - The selection of sneakay's idea to find what we see as the best premier league side continues.

    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.

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...


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  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Wednesday September 10 2008

    Time: 8:19AM

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    There is room for both, especially on days like this, however if you had to choose one or the other, club always comes first.
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    10/09/2008 09:28:00

    There is room for both, but the question is would you rather have Pompey win the Champions League or England win the World Cup?
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    10/09/2008 10:14:00

    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
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    10/09/2008 12:46:00

    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
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    10/09/2008 12:49:00

    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
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    10/09/2008 12:52:00

    why not choose both? i cant pick between them!
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    10/09/2008 13:09:00

    I think interest in the National side has fallen, Most people put their club first.
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    10/09/2008 13:57:00

    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...
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    10/09/2008 15:30:00

    I would put Pompey before country every time. Just would!
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    10/09/2008 17:00:00

    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!
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    10/09/2008 17:20:00

    Such a difficult one to call. If you're a player, i would imagine the Country call is greater (Unless you're Carragher) As a fan it has to be your Club I suppose.
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    11/09/2008 10:46:00

    Carpet and Penton I think you are both spot on.. As a player country, as a fan club..
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    12/09/2008 08:25:00


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