FA Cup 5th Round

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  1. no_loyalty

    no_loyalty Well-Known Member

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    If we get past Blues in the replay, the 5th round of the FA Cup is scheduled for midweek (4th March), no idea why?
     
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  2. Sky Blue Pete

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    Should be in the hat on our own
     
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    I was reading about this last night. Midweek and no replays from this stage onwards. ‘The magic of the FA Cup’.
     
  4. lord_garrincha

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    Getting a week back for Euro 2020 prep... don't like it personally. Ruins the day out mentality if we get through and get a decent away draw.
     
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    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

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    And it’s the big teams whinging with the most money and biggest squads!!

    pisses me off
     
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    For any particular reason or just to keep the big clubs happy? They do this sort of thing and then wonder why people don't hold the cup in same regard they did years ago.
     
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    M&B Stand Well-Known Member

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    Can’t help think our chance has slipped by, like the ball across O’Hares foot.
     
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    I too think we’ve missed the chance to go through, hope I’m wrong.

    FA cup is gash now, remember as a kid you’d start watching the build up from 10am. One of my earliest recollections was watching scousers being pulled into the ground having climbed half way up.
     
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    What time is the draw ?
     
  10. Sky Blue Pete

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    And I’ll add if they’d share some of the money and call out clubs like wolves then you wouldn’t have as many Bolton’s or burys
     
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    You're fucking kidding. What a joke!

    Replays until the semi finals. End of.

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    And the FA will then wonder why the Cup has lost its appeal, unbelievable revert to the timeslots and format we all loved, the teams moaning have all the money and the largest squad. The FA cup creates great memories that last a lifetime, stop messing with the format and get the semi finals back to neutral grounds as it was.
     
  13. skyblueindorset

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    The draw is on Monday evening, but I can't find it in the TV listings. Isn't it being televised?
     
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    Usually on either as part of the One Show or the Monday night game
     
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    Live from Morrison’s in stoke or the white lion in Singapore
     
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    The whole system needs to be revamped to ensure this cup doesn’t get scrapped in the future. It’s already being devalued way to much.

    I’d make the tin pot cup a “development cup” so for reserve teams and kids with the final at old Trafford, not Wembley..

    Make the league cup exactly that, for teams in the football league (no prem teams)

    That would free up several games for both prem and non prem teams.

    All of this only if prem hand down some more tv deal money to lower leagues
     
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    It's on the one show
     
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    The magic of the FA Cup right there.

    “That’s the FA Cup draw done, and now a video about why you don’t see white dog poo any more”
     
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    See how much Liverpool think of the cup with the team they have put out
     
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    They’re still winning and will probably win. Who cares what team the biggest clubs put out, I’d rather the biggest clubs don’t win every trophy every year
     
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    Brentford left out 9 players for the game against premiership Leicester
     
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    I really want the words to the opening song of The One Show. I never watch it so I keep missing the lyrics!
     
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    Some really good ideas there email the fa
     
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    You missed it. It was yesterday
     
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    Like our game against Leeds at “neutral” Sheffield
     
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    Midweek 5th round as Premier League takes its first winter break.
     
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    This would be fantastic, I think the only complaint would be with the tinpot trophy. Firstly, the level 1 academy teams want their kids to play against senior teams (although the L1 and L2 teams play a lot of kids especially in the early stages of that cup), and isn’t there already an academy knockout cup (FA youth cup or something?).
     
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    Brilliant Liverpool have another game to play. Maybe should have played a stronger team. No sympathy
     
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    Book your travel for next Tuesday Liverpool and or Newcastle will be TV games
     
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    Now we'll get our dream draw against Liverpool and Shrewsbury will knock them out
     
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    I still get annoyed when these big clubs with 100+ contracted pro players complain of too many games. With that many players you could play every day and with squad rotation and not overplay people. Some of them have more players out on loan than some teams lower down the pyramid have in their actual squads.

    Personally I'm still of the opinion that if they think they're playing too many games because they're in Europe then one option is to tell them they can choose between Europe and the Domestic Cups, opting out of whichever they prefer. Opens the competition up for other less fashionable teams to win it. Only proviso for me would be cup winners get European spots next year to make them think carefully.

    Another option is having a 25-33 person squad for each cup competition they have to choose from and unless a player is permanently sold cannot be replaced. If they choose to loan out a squad member that's their choice. If they fill the squad with first teamers then if they burnout that's their choice. If they fill it with youngsters that's also their choice if they go out.

    What annoys me is when they use those bit part players in the early rounds and then replace them with the first team in later rounds and then complain of fixture congestion and overplaying players. They want their cake, to eat it, go back for seconds, eat that too and then take as much of other people's serving as well. Well tough shit. If you want to be a manager at the top level make these fucking decisions and earn your salary. If you can win all those competitions utilising your whole squad fair play to you, if not stop fucking whinging.

    FA etc will never go for that because they fear lost revenue from the big clubs and TV money (largely from abroad).

    Football can be shit sometimes.
     
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    Yeah rant away. Couldn’t agree more. Liverpool have won the premier league what would they be Resting players for today
     
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    Yes, why is 'neutral' in quotation marks?

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    They've got more than enough signed on as pros that they send out on loan to get pretty far in these competitions anyway without needing to go into their academies. Utilise them at home instead of sending them out on loan where the smaller teams smooth off the jagged edges and you benefit from a more polished, experienced player, more saleable asset or a failure that you've not had to take the risk playing to find that out.. Everything is set up in their favour. Use them or lose them.

    Might also bring down the ridiculous wages of teenagers who play about half a dozen games a season and are earning $50k pw. Make them drop down and earn permanent contracts for much less where they have to play regularly rather than playing kids football for a fortune. Standard of players throughout the leagues would massively improve as you'd not have all this young talent sitting on the sidelines at top clubs whilst lower clubs are having to employ failed journeymen.
     
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    Because it’s about as neutral as Wembley was for spurs. Apart from our third round game we might as well have played every game away
     

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