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07-11-2010, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by loudi94 View Post
Which begs the question: Why does the English national side perform so poorly? How good would the EPL be with no imports?

That appears to be a problem when international play comes a knockin'.
Goaltending is their achilles' heel, and they play a slightly different style, since they're used to less ref involvment. They don't dive nearly as much.

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I strongly disagree with you, EPL has got a really strong top 4-5, but the bottom teams are plain awful. They do have better players overall than the other top 5 leagues, but their tactical level is dreadful.
Nah, their middle table is always shifting because the teams always have a few stud players. Teams in the EPL can rise fairly quickly and fall the same depending on who they bring in and who they lose. Man City was a middle table team a few years ago. Shea Given, Robinho, etc. later, they're a top team.

Much like Newcastle went from a middle table team to a CCChampionship team this year, now are back in the EPL.

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