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Old 04-07-2018, 04:53 PM
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A modern fairytale and a footballing dilemma

The Genie and the Brass Lantern

I was walking down the road and spotted something glinting out of the corner of my eye, I bent down to pick it up and it was a dusty metallic object. I gave it a rub to polish it up a bit and all of a sudden a genie appeared from it.

“Congratulations” said the genie, “you have been selected to take part in the trial of a new project from the Magic Lantern Genie Company. As you are probably aware, for many years we have been offering a premium product where you are granted three wishes of your choice, but we hoping to introduce a new budget service which we have code named EasyJeanie (our marketing people are still working on the brand name)”

“Oh yes” says I, “tell me more, what does this involve?”

“Well, instead of the traditional three wishes you will only be given one, and instead of being a wish of your choice it is one of our choosing, but we will give you two options from which to choose”

“Okay” I said with some doubt in my mind “what wish will you be offering me?”

“I understand that you like football” said the genie “so your options are, either England win the World Cup or your club team can win one game of your choice next season”.

“Just one game for my club, versus England winning the World Cup? Doesn’t seem like a fair choice, is that it?”

“Yes, just one game” said the genie “but it will be the game of your choice, and you can make your choice at any point in the season. Even retrospectively, right up until an hour after the very last match of the season”

“So If Palace are in a relegation spot, a couple of points below 17th place, I can choose for one of the six pointers that we lost to have the result overturned to keep us up? Or if a similar change of results mean that Palace will be in Europe next season?”

“Yes” said the genie

“Would it count for cup games too”, I asked “if, for example, we got to the FA Cup final and lost, could I invoke the wish then?”

“Of course, even if it was against Brighton”

So, having heard this fairytale, what would you do in my position? Club or country?
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England.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:59 PM
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Those are not very balanced choices.
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Palace. How can anyone say England?
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I'd choose, before the season started, for us to win the FA Cup final.

By rights, for that to happen, we have to win in all the preceding rounds as well.

An FA Cup win for Palace would pretty much erase the memories of 1990 and 2016, whereas whilst I have suffered disappointment with England in the past, it hasn't been to the same scale as either of those.
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Those are not very balanced choices.
Well quite.

If the choice had been Palace winning the cup or getting a choice of an England win, I'd have gone for Palace.
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Palace. How can anyone say England?
I just did.
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By the way, as I wrote the story I got to make the choice, sorry folks, football ain’t coming home, but the Genie says that he would make sure that England get to the final. He also said that he thinks that we would have won it if Wilf had been in the squad.
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Palace matter. England don't. Sure, it's a fun ride they're on, but it's NOTHING compared to Palace.
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When was the last time we ended the season three points either side of anything significant?
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If it was Palace to win a trophy or England to win the World Cup, I'd go Palace all day. In this scenario though, England.
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Another vote for Palace over country. Having come so close (twice) to see us lift the FA Cup, I'd swap back to back England WC wins for the sight of the red 'n' blue ribbons on the old pot before I shuffle off this mortal coil...
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Another vote for Palace over country. Having come so close (twice) to see us lift the FA Cup, I'd swap back to back England WC wins for the sight of the red 'n' blue ribbons on the old pot before I shuffle off this mortal coil...
I agree. But that's not the offer!
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Palace. Even if the 3 points ultimately meant nothing, it would still be Palace.
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I'd choose Palace to win the World Cup.

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There's no such thing as a fecking Genie and I do not have to choose between either Palace or England,there is no need...I want them both to do well,both are my teams.

All this one over the over is rubbish,do you care more or less is the question, through thick and thin winning or losing I care about the same,always have always will.
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