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    We are discussing now ain't we??
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    Quote Originally Posted by scientificred View Post
    The Russia analogy is a slightly poor one Justme
    They were a far better proposition when they were the USSR with far more players and differing cultures to chose from
    I guess the USSR treat the different cultures better than the British empire..(not meaning to bring the other debate into this conversation)
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyebo View Post
    By that logic why do Russia never win anything ?
    Chess, ski-ing, winter sports they excel.

    In all seriousness, when thinking of the impact of things like weather (pitches) and expense (heating pitches in cooler climes) it makes sense that certain countries are less likely to excel.

    Depending on how you look at a map, the most "Eastern" countries to win a World Cup are Italy and Germany, which is a bit mad really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    The Russian league are poor.. yes or NO??
    Now ? Yes - poor
    When USSR? Much better

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    I never saw a ussr team play. Was quite young and didn't have a TV for euro 88, had one for italia 90.

    How did the cultures combine in 88 ?
    Or is it a case of being able to use the different peoples of the ussr to build a team.

    Like if Croatia had another 4 million people would they not just produce more technically gifted players ?
    Whereas China or India both with a massive population dont produce teams near the quality of top international sides. Granted football isn't one of their big sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insidious View Post
    Chess, ski-ing, winter sports they excel.

    In all seriousness, when thinking of the impact of things like weather (pitches) and expense (heating pitches in cooler climes) it makes sense that certain countries are less likely to excel.

    Depending on how you look at a map, the most "Eastern" countries to win a World Cup are Italy and Germany, which is a bit mad really.
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    Hehe.

    I know you are joking but the “state sponsored doping” stories were always heavily propagandised.

    As Lindford Christie said to camera - we in Britain are doping at least as much as they have been and more - and in the US it has been rife since the 70’s.

    Exemptions and WADA corruption mean that so many athletes from friendly nations go unpunished face silent - Ahem - Nadal - or worse.

    Doping is just rife in Olympic competitions sadly.
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    Absolutely. Like someone on here said recently the only ones who get caught are the ones who get sloppy on their cycle or their trainer/ team does etc.

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    Surprised noone linked this when going on about england

    it would be hilarious.. but.. its true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev0909 View Post


    Surprised noone linked this when going on about england

    it would be hilarious.. but.. its true
    I blame the conservative governments we've had for the past fuck knows how many years.

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