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« Reply #3510 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:17:52 »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44414487

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Premier League clubs will have a winter break in February from the 2019-20 season, the Football Association has announced.

The break will be staggered across two weeks, with five matches on the first weekend and five the following weekend.

The FA Cup fifth round will be moved to midweek to accommodate the break, with replays being scrapped at that stage.

This bit in particular really pisses me off, let's say we inexplicably make it to the 5th round and even more unlikely hold a big club to a draw at home, we'll not be able to reap the benefit of that added income from the replay.

FA typically marginalising  the EFL to cater to the whims of the PL.  Angry
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« Reply #3511 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:40:47 »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44414487

This bit in particular really pisses me off, let's say we inexplicably make it to the 5th round and even more unlikely hold a big club to a draw at home, we'll not be able to reap the benefit of that added income from the replay.

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Nicely ties in with the reporting that the poor luvvies in the PL are already playing fewer games than most major leagues in Europe.....
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« Reply #3512 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:45:50 »

Indeed, I've always been sceptical about the impact of not having a winter break has. 

We've not seemed to have heard from the foreign PL players moaning about it, have we?
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« Reply #3513 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:46:31 »

FA typically marginalising  the EFL to cater to the whims of the PL.  Angry

Can't even rejoice at Schudamore leaving the PL, some cunt like Harvey will just take his place.
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« Reply #3514 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 12:03:05 »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44414487

This bit in particular really pisses me off, let's say we inexplicably make it to the 5th round and even more unlikely hold a big club to a draw at home, we'll not be able to reap the benefit of that added income from the replay.

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Rochdale's Wembley trip being a case in point.
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« Reply #3515 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 12:24:42 »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44414487

This bit in particular really pisses me off, let's say we inexplicably make it to the 5th round and even more unlikely hold a big club to a draw at home, we'll not be able to reap the benefit of that added income from the replay.

FA typically marginalising  the EFL to cater to the whims of the PL.  Angry
I wouldn't lose too much sleep over that one. In fact, I would lose too much sleep if they did it from the start. One match and we're normally out.
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« Reply #3516 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 12:48:25 »

They should have gone the whole hog and scrapped replays for the whole thing. Grossly under-attended and unnecessary.
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« Reply #3517 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 13:05:04 »

They should have gone the whole hog and scrapped replays for the whole thing. Grossly under-attended and unnecessary.

And invite U23 teams in, and only play at the smaller clubs ground?
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« Reply #3518 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 13:16:31 »

More changes.......

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44415928


Next up....reducing all games to half an hour duration so the poor dears don't over-exert themselves.   Smiley
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« Reply #3519 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 13:27:51 »

it's not all bad:

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 the ABBA penalty format is also to be scrapped.

Seeding will be removed for the first two rounds of the competition

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« Reply #3520 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 13:40:12 »

The one good-ish thing about the seeding was that it significantly increased the chances of drawing a team from another division.

The EFL Cup has possibly passed it's 'sell by date', anyway.
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« Reply #3521 on: Friday, June 8, 2018, 14:28:40 »

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the ABBA penalty format is also to be scrapped.

Seeding will be removed for the first two rounds of the competition

So, the winner takes it all?
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« Reply #3522 on: Thursday, June 14, 2018, 08:36:42 »

Rules being changed for the big clubs when it suits the league.....

I can just see someone like Burnley being allowed to break the rules regarding playing all home games at the same stadium...
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« Reply #3523 on: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11:35:25 »

So, the winner takes it all?

As usual, it's just Money Money Money...
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« Reply #3524 on: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 19:48:16 »

I see Sepp Blatter was at the Portugal v Morocco on Wednesday "on the invitation of Russian president Vladimir Putin", despite his ban from football.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44555620

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