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cope1
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The discussion about the ConIFA World Football Cup and some of the less convincing arguments for 'international' teams there are got me thinking about how else you might choose teams for a tournament in which players were bound to one team on the basis of non-football reasoning. From what I've read, rather than existing to play against other clubs, the likes of Sheffield FC and others of the early era were there for members to play the game within the club. They had match-ups such as 'Uppers vs Downers', pitting players against one another based on their residence or 'Husbands vs Batchelors', etc.

So, if you had all the Premier League's finest at your disposal - for the sake of argument - how would you divvy them up?


ARNOLD241
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Feb 8, 2018, 9:45 PM

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Injury feigners v Divers.


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Feb 8, 2018, 10:59 PM

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Millionaires v. multi-millionaires.
The former would be a very young side.


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Come up from the youth team vs Transfer made agent millions

Or perhaps you might not get two teams for that one



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Anyone brave enough to suggest a rerun of Len Cantello's testimonial?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37924448


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Feb 9, 2018, 10:20 AM

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Cricket had many such matches in Victorian times with the Gentlemen v Players matches continuing into the 1960s. One that I recall was Smokers v Non-smokers. Jack Wilshere might have his work cut out if they tried that one as I don't suppose there would be many Premier League players willing to admit that they qualify for former team, not to their managers anyway.

How about left-footers v right-footers or straights v gays (oh no, sorry, there aren't any of them).

Choice of referees for these games would be interesting. Would they have to exhibit both characteristics in order to prove their neutrality?


scottywalds
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Feb 9, 2018, 10:51 AM

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Left footers v right footers


Tykeoldboy
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Feb 9, 2018, 1:45 PM

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Vegans v Carnivores.
Northerners v Southerners
Yorkshire v Lancashire (easy win for the home side there Smile )

Before the rise of global integration, and this isn't that long ago, then games in the World Cup finals would see an all white team against an all black team. Squads for the 2018 World Cup haven't been announced yet but looking at the groups then Nigeria v Iceland and
Poland v Senegal could fall into this category.Smile


Mishi
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Feb 9, 2018, 4:18 PM

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Footballing artisans v. scum of the earth...

Oh hang on, we've already done the double over t*****g! Wink



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Feb 12, 2018, 12:04 AM

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Bankers v Bankrupts could be a very testy encounter......Wink


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Bankers v Bankrupts could be a very testy encounter......Wink


Too many dual registered players



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Ronsdog
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Too many dual registered players


A lower league encounter then....Bailiffs v Bankrupt stiffs.........Wink


Tykeoldboy
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How about Bankers v Taxpayers. That would be a brutal encounter. That reminds me of a Sunday league game i played in many many years ago against the local borstal. The game was abandoned at half time when we walked off due to the excessive aggression from the opponents, not the inmates but the wardens that were playing.

 
 


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