Guest Jeffery S. Posted June 25, 2004 Share Posted June 25, 2004 Been looking at how we will be affected by club fixtures in and around the first three WCQs: Premiership Everton (Radz) away to Pars and Norwich (Brennan) to ManUtd on the 21st. They play the previous weekend (14th) as well. Tough travel both ways in and out of Vancouver. Both play on Sept 11th as well, though the previous match is the 28th, so the lead-in time is better. Championship QPR (Bircham) hosts Derby (Pesch) on the 21st, Ipswich (De Vos) home to Cardiff. All play on the 11th of Sept as well. But the previous match is scheduled for the Monday, Aug. 30. Less travel time in. League One Tranmere (Hume) play on the 21st, previous match the 14th. Also have a match vs Oldham on the 4th-5th, interferes with us. SPL Hearts (McKenna) host Kili on the 21st, play previously the 14th. Later they host Rangers on Sept 11, play previously the 28th. Sweden Allsvenskan Helsingborgs host Hammarby the 15th (v. tight travel!) but play after the 18th WCQer on the 23rd, more margin going back. After the Sept set of WCQs play on the 13th. Have to go back to look for Ademolu, but would be similar. Norway Premier Odd (Occean) play on the 8th of August then off until the 22nd. Probably a Cup date in there, but they are out. Play the 29th and are back again the 12th of Sept. Occean has a good schedule for us to think about him as an alternate to Hume if we don't want to push Tranmere. Norway 1st Div Moss (Bernier, (Friend?)) and Haugesund (Pozniak) play on the 11th of August (good lead time for a call-up), after on the 22nd. There is a match for both on the 5th of Sept that coincides with Edmonton. Then another on the 12th. This is all I've done so far. Definitely seems that for many of our players the travel from Europe will be tougher than Guatemala's for the Vancouver date. The early Sept dates give us more margin for travel and leeway with clubs. Though I wonder if Yallop insisting on night games has to do with allowing more time to adjust. Clear conflicts from recently called players: Hume, Bernier; plus Pozniak, not released for the last set of games. To check out still: Bundesleaguers, Imhof, Klukowski, Jazic, plus the MLSers and Watson. Pending a team: Lars. Anyone want to help? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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