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Question: What do you think should be done?
Get rid of it totally - 10 (27%)
Keep it as it is, I like to put my feet up at games - 0 (0%)
Go back to the way it was when we nearly won it - 24 (64.9%)
Change it some other way - 3 (8.1%)
Total Voters: 37

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« on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 18:07:44 »

So I see all 48 clubs will now have a vote on whether to continue as-is, make changes or scrap the competition entirely

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/swindon_town_2014/15218094.Clubs_to_vote_on_future_of_Checkatrade_Trophy/

Seems unlikely it'll be scrapped but nice to see they went to Walsall to discuss it and not the Algarve.

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 18:22:26 »

It should take a minimal format and obviously not include the stupid Prem U23 sides.
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 18:41:34 »

What bribes/threats are being offered by the FA/FL this time?
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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 18:53:40 »

What bribes/threats are being offered by the FA/FL this time?

 Addressing the concerns around the full-strength team policy by improving the eligibility criteria for EFL teams

- Goalkeepers will not count towards the full-strength quota and only four qualifying outfield players will need to be named on team sheets

- A qualifying outfield player would be considered as any player who meets the same full strength criteria as 2016/17, is on loan from a Premier League or Category 1 club or has made 40 first team appearances (if this criteria was applied in 2016/17 only two fines would have been levied)

- Significant increase in prize money

- Regionalisation until the quarter-final stage (improved from 2nd Round in 2016/17) to minimise travel for clubs and fans

- Flexibility of fixture dates to allow teams to schedule games outside of international weeks

As a result of the discussion and subsequent debate, Clubs will now be asked to vote on the following:

- A revised format including 16 invited teams

- A return to the previous 48-team competition, exclusive to League One and Two

- Remove the competition from the fixture calendar

http://mobile.efl.com//news/article/2016/efl-statement-checkatrade-trophy-3670256.aspx
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 19:15:42 »

...and yet another meeting is organised where the much needed question isn't being asked.

- Shall we just get rid of the competition altogether?
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 19:17:18 »

Ahem


- Remove the competition from the fixture calendar

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 19:46:58 »

So I see all 48 clubs will now have a vote on whether to continue as-is, make changes or scrap the competition entirely

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/swindon_town_2014/15218094.Clubs_to_vote_on_future_of_Checkatrade_Trophy/

Seems unlikely it'll be scrapped but nice to see they went to Walsall to discuss it and not the Algarve.

What do you think?


Well clearly, Walsall rather than then Algarve is a strong indicator of the economy going down the pan post Brexit.

As regards the comp, if it does continue, I just want us to be in it for 18/19
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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 20:22:09 »

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Pffft you expect me to read everything?

 Huh?
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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 20:28:27 »

Bring the anglo Italian cup back, we were good at that!
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« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 20:30:26 »

Stick a fork in it, it's done.
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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 21:55:57 »

Get rid.
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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 22:42:13 »

- Remove the competition from the fixture calendar

I like this idea except literally, just remove it from the calendar. Still run it, but have the matches happen at any time like the old WWF hardcore championship. Just finished a tough 4-0 thrashing away at Carlisle? Better get back in that coach quickly because you've got Plymouth away in three hours and you're going to be late!

Still wouldn't be more farcical than this season.
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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 18:55:48 »

I like this idea except literally, just remove it from the calendar. Still run it, but have the matches happen at any time like the old WWF hardcore championship. Just finished a tough 4-0 thrashing away at Carlisle? Better get back in that coach quickly because you've got Plymouth away in three hours and you're going to be late!

Still wouldn't be more farcical than this season.

That is a great idea but it's almost got me wondering if this isn't what's been actually happening and half our fixtures have been a surprise. Are you fredi?

I'd like penalties to be replaced with subbuteo.
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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 12:53:08 »

Well clearly, Walsall rather than then Algarve is a strong indicator of the economy going down the pan post Brexit.

As regards the comp, if it does continue, I just want us to be in it for 18/19

They will probably be back in the Algarve for the AGM as it is such an important AGM they need to take chairman on a Jolly
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