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We re gonna play them next year in the federations cup.
also, i do believe that india are more deserving of 2nd place than eng as 2nd place by definition to me means the team that can challenge the aussies the most and if any side has done that in tests it has been india. we were the last side to beat them in a test series and recently drew in australia.
before the pakistan series pak were rated 3rd in the world, so we beat a side rated 3rd in the world
west indies were rated 8th so england beat the 8th best side, and yet they go higher
ludicrous, considering englands shambolic record against the aussies. and also considering that head to head we have had the upper hand over england, beat them in india and drew in england, we have 1 series victory, they have none.(same in odi cricket too!)
so..... since the reign of the lakers has ended...... what team will ne laker fans here be supporting now.......??????......... true fans stick with the teams... and not players........
Another way to get round the salary cap would be a dual code contract .
The salary cap isn't the problem at Wigan anymore, there will be a lot of money floating about at the end of the year with some big name retirements.
Don't be surprised if like Gleeson, another rather famous player joins his brother at another superleague club. The money is there.
People are getting too carried away with the recent lack of form of saints. Ok, we take a couple of hammerings and suddenly the club is in crisis. The club has been in financial problems for as long as i can remember and they havent had too many problems in recent years at winning trophies.
Gleeson signs for Wire. there is no way that Millward would have let him go unless he had a quality replacement lined up, and by letting Gleeson go, we'll have extra funds for a better quality replacement.
With regards to the low attendances at Knowsley Road, this has been the case all season, not since the suspensions of long and gleeson. You have to look at the wider picture. Of Saints 25 league and cup games this season, they have been on TV 17 times (approximately). Now given the choice, some supporters who wouldnt be considered to be die-hard fans dont turn up taking into account factors such as poor weather, not a "big game" (ie, wigan, leeds, bradford). if the game is on TV, many will stay at home, thus reducing attendances.
Also, people have to remember that Leeds and Bradford, are cities, therefore have larger populations, whom can attend games. I know Wigan is also a town, but not as many of their games are on TV.
NEVER WRITE THE SAINTS OFF! we'll be there come the end of the season. Have no doubts about that. Quality speaks for itself.
It's ll very well having a strong defence, but let's face it, Brazil have (possibly) the strongest attack in the game (they could easily overcome Greece's defence).
Mine's as follows:
Thuram, Nesta, Ferdinand, Carlos
Beckham, Vieira, Zidane, Giggs??? not many left sided players
Ronaldo, Kluivert or Henry, Van Nistelrooy
(hmm...after Euro 2004 maybe Rooney should be up here too)
but if it was argentina and greece , thts a diff story
Who would win? South American/World Champs against European champs. Best attack vs. best defence.
Cafu Nesta Samuel Carlos
Ronaldinho Zidane Totti Nedved
They would draw