International Fixture Is Ridiculuos

@marcmm (1806)
Malaysia
November 15, 2010 3:36am CST
In the middle of the heat of league football, then suddenly come international friendly this midweek. It is very ridiculuos. Why the friendly must be there at the middle of the league? It will only make the players exhausted. What good does it make by having an international friendly fixture this midweek? It is very frustrating.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Nov 10
Timing of these international friendlies have been very questionable for quite some time. But given the fact that there are so many leagues these days and players keep playing all the time, where is the time for an International friendly. So as a coach of an international team, I really feel sorry for them!! Cheers! Ram
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 10
I think everybody will welcome if there is a week off for this international friendly. Not just 1 international friendly match between two league match in the midweek. The timing is ridiculuos. I agree the national team needs games for the manager, that's why it is better to have a longer break. More time for training, team selection and tactic experimenting.
@rappeter13 (5298)
• Romania
15 Nov 10
Because national teams are the teams with the most supporters in a country. Because this is a great opportunity for young people to make their debut in the national team or to gain more play practice in the national team. And because from time to time people need to see their national team. This is the last game, the next will only be at the end of March. So this means 4 months without national team.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 10
And because of it will be the last until next March, they should be longer like a week off for international matches. It will greeted better by club manager I guess. With a week off and 3 matches to play, the national team managers can experimenting the side much better. 1 game in the midweek wouldn't bring much good to everybody, to the club, national team and players.
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
15 Nov 10
This has been the grouch for many managers. When the clubs are on form, they need to split up and report for international duties and thus disrupt the form. Worse still, this is november and the fixtures are coming thick and fast. Maybe FIFA and UEFA should take into accounts some of the suggestions. One of them is to have an international window period whereby the friendlies are played.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 10
Yeah. Managers won't mind a week off for international friendly. By that time there can be 3 international games. I do believe club managers will object that. It will benefit the national team too. A full week training experimenting the new players and squad tactic for not just 1 games but for 3 games. It will benefits the national team and the clubs manager won't be that unhappy too.