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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I really don't know how it's happened, but England are somehow 4th in the FIFA rankings.

    Given our last two competitive home games result in draws against the might of Montenegro and Switzerland, the combined population of both being about half of London's, this strikes me as a slight anomaly. Could anyone explain? Vimes? Mr P?
    I can't think of anything more ridiculous than the FIFA rankings. It has always been crap and probably always will be.

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    Yeah, we're 2 or 3 places too low FFS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    I can't think of anything more ridiculous than the FIFA rankings. It has always been crap and probably always will be.
    Further to this:

    it's likely that Brazil will not be top-10 in May 2013, as they do not play any competitive football in the next two years.

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    Well they've hardly pulled up many trees when they've played competitively so why should they be ranked any higher?
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    ^ but they'll be third or fourth - most likely third - in the rankings for July. So either one of them must be wrong.

    Even if they win all their friendlies they'll be hard pressed to avoid falling to anything better than 8th or 9th at some point.

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    Is there any point in calling them friendlies? Can't they all be competitive?
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    Well, we've dropped Lumps, personally I don't mind him when he's not playing with "Stevie G", but it's probably a good move, a chance to get away from the ridiculously hyped, complacent, and lets face it, quite crap "golden Generation". Shame Terry is still there, and Cashley might have been under threat if there was another left-back in the country.

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    Yes Terry should have been retired after the last World Cup.

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    Good atmosphere. Especially as we were told it wasn't going to be much.

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    Nah. Smalling RB. Ashley Young should be on the wing IMO.

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    In the qualifying table do away goals count if two teams are level and they drew both games against each other?

    Guess it doesn't matter either way as England drew 0-0 at home to Montenegro, so barring some big goal difference shifts Montenegro will need to beat England regardless of other results.

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    Terrible penalty decision/non-decision. Spare me.

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    Neither were penalties, should have evened itself out.

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