Checkatrade Trophy

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  1. Garryb80

    Garryb80 Well-Known Member

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    Drawn with forest green and Walsall plus team to be drawn on friday
     
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    Our old bogey team - Forest Green !
    Even more of a local derby now with Walsall
    Man Utd/Liverpool U23s would be funny just to see how many day trippers turn up!
     
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    In the southern half so cant play them
     
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    Tee hee - thought the move to B'ham may have got us classed as 'Northern'!
     
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    would it ?. anyone who wants to watch cov reserves v man utd youth team play a midweek game in birmingham is more than welcome. If that's the family day trip, I feel sorry for the family
     
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    I met a young lady from Manchester in a nightclub many moons ago in Birmingham and she was a friendly sort.
    Over or maybe down for the night would be more appropriate lol!
    She thought Coventry was near London bless her.
    I digress I’m sorry.......
     
  7. Sky Blue Harry H

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    Irrelevant now re: us, but I'd be surprised if the 'local' Man U followers don't turn out in numbers at whichever away ground they play - we will see.
     
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    Coventry v Forest Green in the Checkatrade Trophy on a Tuesday night-surely a new record low of less than 4 figures?
     
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    Attendance for these games could be ridiculously low. Shame they can't play them in Nuneaton or Leamington, might get a couple of thousand then.
     
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    Why thought it would be a very attractive game.
    Could eat grass for the day and have a clash of the Vegans tie.
     
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    The club should include any home checkatrade games up to the final as part of the season ticket. Might get a few locals going to these if it's only a fiver or tenner a ticket.
     
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    My cousin moved from Coventry to Barnsley when he was a kid and his nickname at school was cockney.
     
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    Big lad?
     
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    When I went to Uni in Sheffield and worked part time, most people there didn't know where Coventry was. When I asked them to guess from my accent they also thought it was near London!

    When I said it was about 15 miles from Birmingham the penny dropped as certain words do ring a midlands twang. Strange dialect...

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    As a child, most holidays were on the Isle of Wight, and the locals all thought we were Brummies. which I used to find bizarre!
     
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    Move away, move back and you’ll likely find that family members do indeed sound like brummies
     
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    They do now - my wife is the daughter of a Brummie. Luckily she moved young enough to only have the slightest twang!
     
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    There should be a rule where former winners are banned from future competitions.

    It will be a bit sad if we get to the final with our 4-5k St. Andrews fan base...
     
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    If we get to the final, there will be more than 4-5k Sky Blues fans/supporters/followers at Wembley.
     
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    I've always felt that clubs qualifying for Europe should have to drop out of one of the cups or forego their European spot. They're always complaining about the number of games (even though during a break they travel halfway across the world for a friendly) so let's help them out a bit and give someone else a chance for some silverware.
     
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    Southampton U23s added to our group
     
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    Anyone know when we're likely to hear which games will be 'home' (I feel like you have to do this every time otherwise someone will be like 'THEY'RE ALL AWAY!') and which will be away? Southampton u21s will obviously be at St Andrews, but wouldn't mind another trip to the New Lawn.
     
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    Walsall home forest green away
     
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    Is that confirmed? Would definitely be up for a trip back to FGR
     
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    Yes its on the site
     
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    One of the worst days I’ve had recently. Terrible ground/terrace-terrible performance and we all got lashed on as it didn’t stop all day.
     
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    Well, we got a prem team so the day trippers will be out in force. Wonder if we can top 1000
     
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    Noticed that in Scotland they're playing League Cup matches already, and in a similar format to Checkatrade Trophy from what I can tell - group games then knockout.
    Anyway got me thinking, instead of pointless pre-season friendlies, should EFL use the pre-season to play the group matches for the EFL Trophy, which would then give the teams a more meaningful way to get minutes into the players legs and also reducing the number of games during the actual season? Bit like the UEFA Nations League as well, making friendlies more meaningful with something to play for. What does anyone think?
     
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    It's not a bad idea, but because they are competitive games the teams will be worried they'd be overloading the players too early with the intensity and potentially causing injuries. So to avoid that they've then got to start pre-season even earlier and the players barely get a break. Unless they play them like pre-season friendlies in which case you're effectively saying this competition is totally worthless and you may as well get rid of it altogether.
     
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    Have we anyone left at the club that started the check trade final? Big turn over

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    Think Jodi Jones is the only one left and he came on as a late sub..... assuming Beavon isn't still on our books.
     
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    Some might say that’s the case anyway?
     
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    Ya Jodi came on as a sub I remember him well from my seat bombing up the field relieving some of the pressure. All the starting eleven have left now big turn over in the space of two yrs

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    Jodi is the only survivor[​IMG]

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