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Title: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, September 6, 2021, 13:44:44
Donít mind admitting that Iíll be watching this. Iím interested to see what we do when the opposition dominate possession.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, September 6, 2021, 14:01:41
Weíll be going. As an exiled Gooner, though as you should all know by now I support Swindon and follow Arsenal, it is always good to see how the upper echelons play in the flesh and the stars of tomorrow in action.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, September 6, 2021, 14:06:51
I will be watching it too, the daughter is an Arsenal supporter (Swindon her 2nd team).

Last season the Arse did quite well in this competition, they beat Ipswich 2-1, beat Gills on penalties, beat Crawley 2-1 and lost 3-0 to Wimbledon.

In the Ipswich game they had just 48% possession, at Crawley just 51% possession but in the Gills game they had a whopping 68% possession and agains Dons they had 70% (but still lost 3-0).

Their passing ratio was well over 80% in each game too and in every game they had less shots than their opposition, often half the amount.

There is no doubt they will play a possession based passing game, something nobody has really played against us so far this term, be interesting how many changes we will make as I expect Ward, Gilbert, Mitchell-Lawson, East and Parsons with cameos for Dabre and Angiuar.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, September 6, 2021, 14:10:25
At the moment, with their present form, we would probably be better playing an Arsenal 1st XI rather than the U23's.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: JBZ on Monday, September 6, 2021, 14:15:26
I will not be spending money on this fixture


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 6, 2021, 14:25:47
Quote from: JBZ
I will not be spending money on this fixture

neither will i.

I may watch it in the background though


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, September 6, 2021, 14:29:02
I won't be paying for this fixture either.

But I already have a season pass...

I bet the sneaky fuckers add that into their viewing figures regardless of whether or not I actually watch it.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: JBZ on Monday, September 6, 2021, 16:09:49
And I ain't got no season pass
All I got's a moped ...


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, September 6, 2021, 16:16:03
And I ain't got no season pass
All I got's a moped ...

I'm not getting the connection


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, September 6, 2021, 16:26:29
And I ain't got no season pass
All I got's a moped ...
I've got a mop head for sale if that's any help.??


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: JBZ on Monday, September 6, 2021, 16:29:22
I'm not getting the connection

Refers to a song principally for my own amusement. Probably not your bag.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, September 6, 2021, 16:30:23
Refers to a song principally for my own amusement. Probably not your bag.

It helps to understand what you're quoting 😀


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, September 6, 2021, 16:32:27
And I ain't got no season pass
All I got's a moped ...

Ah, Funky Moped by Jasper Carrot. The A side to the Magic Roundabout which was the B side though the be side is what gained its success.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Monday, September 6, 2021, 16:35:36
I've got a mop head for sale if that's any help.??

I was a mop head once but it all fell out. I moped about it for a while.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, September 6, 2021, 16:44:04
Ah, Funky Moped by Jasper Carrot. The A side to the Magic Roundabout which was the B side though the be side is what gained its success.
Fucking brilliant, saw him live in Bath, missus was eight months pregnant, both laughed so much thought she was about to drop !!.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, September 6, 2021, 17:06:16
I got it.  Im down with the youth

*The song is about 20 years old now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGRxmYXi4Io


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: adje on Monday, September 6, 2021, 17:17:58
Aah,Jasper Carrott "I bought a golden goal ticket at Birmingham City,opened it up and it said October"


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, September 6, 2021, 18:08:09
On me jols - Got plans.

May watch it later - if/when it rains.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: flammableBen on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 04:53:44
Can't they just bring back the wassit combination reserve league thing instead of pretending that this shite is important? Used to like wandering into reserve games whilst skiving off college on a wednesday afternoon.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U23s
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 07:03:43
Either make it a wholly youth competition or incentivize by offering a place in the Europa Conference League for the winner.

Always wondered what the stewarding is like at FC Ararat Yerevan.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 10:09:31
I will be watching as its covered in the season ticket iFollow cost, if I had to pay then I wouldn't.

Its a first team fixture that TBH probably shouldn't take place at all but I won't boycott it now as I want to support the club with its new start.

That and I want to see what the fringe players play like against a well organised team like Arsenal U21's.

BTW I changed the title to reflect its U21s this season and not U23s. Probably devaluing the competition even more by playing younger players in the eyes of many fans.

I fully expect Garner to change as many starters as he is allowed to by the rules (which I have no idea is now) but it gives the fringe players a chance to impress and push for a starting slot on Saturday with the probably continued absense of Grant due to isolation rules etc.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 11:20:08
Another free "preseason/development" match so more time in the legs for several players. A chance for the more fringey ones to stake a claim.

It will be very much played like a Prem Development League match I would imagine.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 11:28:38
... and k.o. at 7:00 pm.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 17:31:55
I'm pretty ambivalent to this competition, it doesn't particularly offend me but in previous seasons I have completely ignored it, I just had no interest in it.

I think it speaks to just how much I've regained my STFC mojo that I'm really keen to see who plays tonight, where they play and how they play. I will therefore be watching. Last season I couldn't be fucked to even watch league games after Shrewsbury away (Sherydactyl's first game)...and Ipswich on Sky...


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 17:33:10
I'm pretty ambivalent to this competition, it doesn't particularly offend me but in previous seasons I have completely ignored it, I just had no interest in it.

I think it speaks to just how much I've regained my STFC mojo that I'm really keen to see who plays tonight, where they play and how they play. I will therefore be watching.
This for me too.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 17:33:56
We'll have fun JJ  ;)


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 17:47:04
At least the Bus Station residents don't have to worry this evening!


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Walthams on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 17:47:54
I hated this competition in the past, but now I just want us to put a good side out and keep up the momentum.
It has been a fantastic start to the season, much more than we imagined.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 17:51:48
We'll have fun JJ  ;)
I will be the one wearing a Swindon Shirt, keep an eye out for me ;)


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 17:54:01
I will be the one wearing a Swindon Shirt, keep an eye out for me ;)
:)


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 17:55:55
Ward, Odimayo, Iandolo (C), Crichlow, Mitchell-Lawson, Gilbert, Hunt, East, Aguiar, Parsons, Dabre.

SUBS | Wollacott, Conroy, Simpson, Payne, Gordon, Cowmeadow, Francis.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 17:57:20
Like it. Good chance to some of the other squad players.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:03:02
At least the Bus Station residents don't have to worry this evening!

Apologies, yes - I won't be passing through your 'hood this evening.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:05:34
Should be a 3-0 home win


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:07:44
Apologies, yes - I won't be passing through your 'hood this evening.

What makes you think it's my hood?


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:10:54
Arsenal weakened tonight with England U21 call ups for their 3 best players Balogun, Smith-Rowe, and John-Jules apparently.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:12:42
What sort of crowd is expected 1800-2500 maybe


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:13:52
Nice to hear my old mate Spud Herring on co comms.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:14:20
What sort of crowd is expected 1800-2500 maybe
I would guess far nearer 1,000 than 2,000.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:16:38
It's a hard one to predict as for many youngsters it's a chance to see some stars in the making and it's a glorious early Autumn evening.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:19:15
Tonights result is pretty meaningless really as long as we play well and the fringe players get some good game time, that said wins always breed confidence.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:31:36
Quote from: Peter Venkman
Tonights result is pretty meaningless really as long as we play well and the fringe players get some good game time, that said wins always breed confidence.

exactly


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Walthams on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:37:26
Looking at the betting today, we have gone from 5/2 to Evens.
Arsenal 10/11 to 5/2

Very strange with the side we are putting out.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:43:54
Maybe the bookies have been reading the TEF comments where one pundit stated we should win 3-0


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Stef Troll on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:45:04
Looking at the betting today, we have gone from 5/2 to Evens.
Arsenal 10/11 to 5/2

Very strange with the side we are putting out.

More to do with Arsenal side being put out rather then Swindonís.

Swindon now 5/6 but just went to the bookies in shop and managed to get 13/8. Will hedge the bet on bet fair now for a profit



Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:50:35
What makes you think it's my hood?

Your enduring interest in my travels in and around the area


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:52:03
Arsenals oldest starting player is just 19 tonight.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:53:29
Your enduring interest in my travels in and around the area

Way off the mark and you assume too much


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:56:41
Arsenals keeper looks a bit hopeless so far.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 18:58:12
Town have started really brightly.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:02:12
JML playing a central striker role with Gilbert in the number 10 position so far coming back and winning the ball.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:04:59
Arsenals oldest starting player is just 19 tonight.

Their shirt numbers are in inverse proportion to their age.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:06:10
I cant remember the rules can you have a draw or do we go to penalties if all square at full time.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:06:38
Arsenals first shot hits the post.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:07:05
Their shirt numbers are in inverse proportion to their age.
Some of the highest numbers I have seen on a pitch TBH.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:09:37
1-0 Dabre.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:09:49
Their keeper sounds dodgy as they come. Goal for Dabre.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:09:52
Weak goal from 3 yards fumble by the keeper.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:09:53
Kovaresque


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:10:00
Mo money, mo goals..

Apologies, I'll get my coat..


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Stef Troll on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:10:08
soapy tit wank Arsenal defending like the seniors.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:10:20
Their keeper sounds dodgy as they come. Goal for Dabre.
Not just sounds, he is, could be worse than Kovar...maybe.


Title: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:12:05
The Arsenal kovar :)

(I'm 3 minutes behind you lot)


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:12:15
Liking the early signs of Aguiar sp:


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:12:42
Liking the early signs of Aguiar sp:
He looks pretty handy, better and more mobile than Gladwin so far.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:13:15
Dabre's a livewire. :car:


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:13:47
This is actually quite enjoyable.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:14:41
Dabre's a livewire. :car:
Hes very small, tricky and has a low centre of gravity playing wide right. A raw talent that needs a bit of polishing but is showing lots of promise.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:14:44
I hope Parsons gets a goal, will do him no harm at all..


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:16:35
With their keeper I'd be shooting on sight...


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:17:17
Shame Simpson isnt playing I think he would do well against these centre backs.

Gilbert looks really classy too.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:19:04
Shame Simpson isnt playing I think he would do well against these centre backs.

Gilbert looks really classy too.

Not a fan of him taking corners though


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:20:00
Not a fan of him taking corners though
Definately not.

We are playing a very high press game and its really entertaining to watch.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:21:10
God their keeper is shocking.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:21:39
Crichlow is rapid for a defender


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:23:33
Blimey the keeper saves a shot and nearly throws it into his own goal!


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:23:42
Crichlow is rapid for a defender

Last season we had defenders who looked like they were running through treacle...


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:23:58
He hasn't held a ball yet has he?


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:24:13
Haha, their keeper looks worse than keepers I played with at grass roots


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Stef Troll on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:26:17
Get Simpson on after 60 minutes. Should bag a goal or 2 to boost the confidence


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:26:30
He's here, he's there, he's every-Dabre-where!  :beers:


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:26:31
Dabre plays like he is playing in the park with his mates..  he's very energetic and excitable..


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Stef Troll on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:27:21
1-1. Good finish. No pressure on attacker though.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:27:41
Good strike by the Arsenal winger, keeper slow to get down


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:27:41
1-1 not great keeping by Ward beaten at the near post.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:29:14
Why haven't I heard the 1969 song yet?


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:29:28
Hes very small, tricky and has a low centre of gravity playing wide right. A raw talent that needs a bit of polishing but is showing lots of promise.

Messi, MaradonnaÖ


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:29:57
hmmm, good finish. but could Ward have done better. wrong angle to see


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:29:59
Iandolo looks pretty decent in their half, awful at times at the back though, given the ball away a few times already when defending.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:31:32
Get Simpson on after 60 minutes. Should bag a goal or 2 to boost the confidence

I can't see him bringing him on unless he really has to..  he picks up a stupid injury and we have got a problem


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:31:44
Messi, MaradonnaÖ
If only! He is certainly small and chunky with a bit of skill and pace though.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Mr Stevens on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:31:51
I was trying to count how many times Ian Herring said "definitely" but gave up when he hit double figures.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:34:23
Iandolo sells his pass short yet again.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:35:11
Iandolo looks pretty decent in their half, awful at times at the back though, given the ball away a few times already when defending.

He has looked atrocious in defence - 5+ yards off his man who scored and never closed down to stop the shot.  Several times has been sat in a left back spot but not been anywhere near a player to mark them.  I think he has really suffered from never having a set position - being flexible is one thing, but he hasn't managed to master any position as a result.  Having a cracker of a left boot can only get you so far.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:35:34
2 decent takes by Ward there.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:37:21
Aguiar showing a very nice touch or two.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:38:15
Aguiar showing a very nice touch or two.
All the youngsters that have came in today have done quite well TBH.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:39:55
All the youngsters that have came in today have done quite well TBH.

It's great having a few for the future again.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Stef Troll on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:42:55
Swindon playing too slow. Arsenal much better on the ball but look dodgey when pressed in possession.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:43:50
Who is the Arsenal manager, is it an ex player?  There is a really tall black dude in their dugout, looks like a basketball player, I assuming that is the manager - built like Carlton Palmer..
..


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:44:14
Dabre star of the 1st half. Very busy, very hardworking, popping up everywhere. Some lovely touches from Parsons. Gilbert looks good. Aguar very decent. Not bad from East as well.

Impressed with the new lads.

Arsenal keeper looks dreadful. Their big CF looks handy.


Title: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:46:21
Aguiar looks handy

I'm still not convinced by Dabre, which will not be a popular opinion. certainly works incredibly hard though

Bit too tippy tappy at times.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:46:31
Not too bad for a silly cup game.

Their keeper is a fan, surely?

Middle two for us look OK on the ball but a bit light weight.

Parsons has something about him but he lacks a bit of cockiness I think.  Gilbert is the improved version, he looks a talent, looking forward to seeing him bed in over the next couple of weeks.

Dabre is weird - it's like a kid playing 5-a-side.  I think he'd beat the same player five times if he could.  Needs a lot of work to get him ready for first team football though - at least the technique is there.

Iandolo has gradually got worse as the half wore on.

Back two are OK, not given up much but I'd love for them to get a bit rougher.  The Arsenal forward is quite neat and tidy, so you'd want one of these two to use their physical presence and ruffle him up a bit.



Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:48:31
Taylor Hart looks handy for them


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:49:10
Iím interested to see what we do when the opposition dominate possession.
We had 52% os the possession in the first half!


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:51:38
Who is the Arsenal manager, is it an ex player?  There is a really tall black dude in their dugout, looks like a basketball player, I assuming that is the manager - built like Carlton Palmer..
..

Just answered my own question - manager is Steve Bould, so not the basketball player that I was looking at..


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:54:09
Taylor Hart looks handy for them
Absolutely, THE stand out player in their side, big build and strong and fast too.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:54:16
Just looked at their squad - 36 players in their under 21 squad - blimey


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Stef Troll on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 19:59:35
Just answered my own question - manager is Steve Bould, so not the basketball player that I was looking at..

Manager is Kevin Betsy and I think he is the fella you were looking at.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:01:18
Poor effort from Gilbert from distance, should have done far better at hit the target.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:02:20
Strikers hit from Crichlow, their GK turns up and makes the save


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:03:31
Manager is Kevin Betsy and I think he is the fella you were looking at.

Kevin Betsy was a little fella, used to play for Charlton right?  Soccerbase says that Steve Bould is the manager


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:03:34
Poor miss from JML after a great run.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:03:47
Everything but the goal.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:04:43
Good block by Ward.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:06:54
JML should have scored there again.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:08:09
JML should have scored there again.

Yeah, a striker he ain't


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:08:33
Yeah, a striker he ain't
I was just going to say, I like him, a lot, but hes no striker.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: bathford on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:09:44
According to google, Steve Bould has been sacked after 33 years with the club.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:10:18
I was just going to say, I like him, a lot, but hes no striker.

Yep, he looks decent for sure, but he is not a finisher


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:15:43
A shame to see Garner risking senior plays for this competition.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:15:50
Kevin Betsy was a little fella, used to play for Charlton right?  Soccerbase says that Steve Bould is the manager

Nah Betsy was a bit of lanky winger type. Think you're thinking of Kevin Lisbie.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:16:07
Simpson, Payne and Conroy on for JML, Crithlow and Gilbert.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:16:53
Nah Betsy was a bit of lanky winger type. Think you're thinking of Kevin Lisbie.

You are right, I am..  good memory


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:17:12
why risk 3 first team players


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:17:41
A shame to see Garner risking senior plays for this competition.
I think it shows Garner wants to win the game no matter what competition it is.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:18:25
A shame to see Garner risking senior plays for this competition.

I think it is more about getting more minutes into them, and Arsenal do not look likely to commit a lot of nasty fouls.  Another pre-season game for them.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:20:13
why risk 3 first team players

We were worrying that the team never had a pre-season. Don't see why he shouldn't take this opportunity to give everyone some minutes.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:20:22
Also took off three players who will feature in the first team squad.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:21:48
2-1 Conroy. Or Dabre!


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:22:48
I think it was an own goal off of a Conroy header


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:23:46
I think it was an own goal off of a Conroy header

They all count...


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:24:49
They all count...

Absolutely


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:24:56
I think it was an own goal off of a Conroy header
Will have to look closely, Conroy headed it almost in but it was deflected a bit but Dabre turned away like he got the last touch, probably just exuberance by him.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:27:56
2452 is decent.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:28:08
2452

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Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:28:15
Att: 2,452


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:28:52
👍👍


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:29:08
Quote from: Red Frog
2452 is decent.

keep this up and in 3 or 4 years time they'll be back to JPT level crowds


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:29:18
Att: 2,452

Not to shabby, about the same as FGR for a L2 game.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:29:34
Will have to look closely, Conroy headed it almost in but it was deflected a bit but Dabre turned away like he got the last touch, probably just exuberance by him.

Gone down as a Taylor-Hart own goal


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:30:33
Bigger crowd than big spenders Salford get in the league


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:30:39
Gone down as a Taylor-Hart own goal

He has been quite impressive so deserves a goal.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:31:19
He has been quite impressive so deserves a goal.

Agreed :D


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:31:38
I like the look of the left back Lopez.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:32:25
He has been quite impressive so deserves a goal.

If he wants to add a few more in the same net, we won't complain...


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:33:36
GK saves from Simpson with his bollocks - brave lad


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:35:50
"Matej Kovar has been called up to the full Czech squad."

fml  :eek:


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:36:53
"Matej Kovar has been called up to the full Czech squad."

fml  :eek:

Expect the Czech national team to struggle for a bit if that is the calibre of player that they have coming through


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:37:55
Fuck me this Arsenal keeper needs to treat himself to some new gloves


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:38:47
Simpson looking very good here.


Title: Re: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:43:30
I like the look of the left back Lopez.
Lisa Left Back Lopez?

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Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:45:15
Quote from: Red Frog
Simpson looking very good here.

yup, at this level he's been brilliant . strong and decisive.

if he can adjust to League 2 a bit more he's going to be a real handful (not that he's been rubbish)


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:48:28
Doncaster 6-0 down at home ...

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Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:49:10
The clock must be ticking for Wellens


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:49:16
Decent performance and some very promising games from some of the fringe players. Shame about the result.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: DiV on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:50:19
"Matej Kovar has been called up to the full Czech squad."

fml  :eek:

I assume this is similar to when Joe Lewis ended up in the England squad.
They needed three keepers who could join the squad without any travel restrictions?
Probably a call up of convenience.

Maybe...


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:50:50
Quote from: bigbobjoylove
Doncaster 6-0 down at home ...

I know in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter. But 6-0... He's going to be living on borrowed time very soon.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Exiled Bob on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:51:14
Shame about the result.
Why?


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Stef Troll on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:51:25
Good win and keeps the momentum going. Harry Parsons could do with going out on loan at a non league team. Shows glimpses of good play but struggled against Arsenal under 18s.

Dabre looked good but by no means the finished article. Again if he isnít near the first team plans then I would ship him out on loan for experience.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:51:25
decent run out from the fringe players.
no injuries
not a bad evening


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:52:06
Decent friendly.

Some of the youngsters/fringe players look to have something to work with.

Dabre is very rough - great trickery and balance, not sure he has much idea where he is going.

Simpson showed we could employ a variation on Plan A - he looked very dangerous running into the channels.  If we can play those balls from time to time it will stretch defences and give us more space.

Gilbert looks like he will become a handful.

Overall, good run out, more minutes in the legs.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:52:41
Agular impressed most for me tonight out of the youngsters - he looks closest to the first team out of the bunch.  Probably shaded MOTM for me out of those that played the 90


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 20:59:38
Crazy to think we have a real good bunch of youngsters there that we can seemingly work with


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 21:04:34
One more win and we go into the next phase. Remind me who we have?


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Crackity Jones on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 21:04:36
I know its only the boycott, but....we actually won a cup game :eek:


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 21:06:27
That was quite an entertaining watch, glad I watched it.

Aguiar the stand out performer, East did well as did Gilbert and Dabre, JML is a good player but struggles in front of goal.

Over all very impressed witht he youngsters, Ward could have done a bit better with the goal otherwise pretty faultless IMO.

Good run out against a young Arse side, saying that we had 4 players under 19 and a very young team, Gilbert 19, Parsons 18, Dabre 18, JML 21, Simpson 19, Aguiar 20, Odimayo 21, Critchlow 22, East 23.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 21:06:56
One more win and we go into the next phase. Remind me who we have?
Plymouth and Newport.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 21:09:53
I think I will go to Plymouth away as I will be down there on the day


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 21:19:37
The distance this club has come in 6 weeks is staggering. Not only is the first XI good, the back-ups aren't bad either! Plenty of young players for a good coaching set up to work with.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Crozzer on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 21:25:57
The distance this club has come in 6 weeks is staggering. Not only is the first XI good, the back-ups aren't bad either! Plenty of young players for a good coaching set up to work with.

Great perspective, and 2,500 odd for the Paint/Pizza Pot!


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 08:13:20
I think I will go to Plymouth away as I will be down there on the day
Be stupid not to !!. :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 08:15:36
I think the game highlighted, again, our lack of a natural goalscorer.

A small thing, but did anyone notice how many foul throw ins Arsenal managed? Donít they bother about these things nowadays?


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 09:02:46
Lisa Left Back Lopez?

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Got an eye for a player?


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 09:06:26
Just watched the extended highlights. Looked very different to league football.Scruffy goals. Lots of time and space in midfield. Our players looked very small compared to theirs. Agree that we don't look strong up top. Thought Ward was lucky with the one that hit the post. Couldn't make sense of the MotM thread based on the highlights.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: molepar on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 09:30:46
I paid to watch it and was pleasantly surprised. The game was played with intensity and a high press from both sides and the quality of our reserves was encouraging. I thought Dabre was a live wire. Simpson looked dangerous when he came on but I do feel like he often forced himself out wide rather than going towards goal. It is also encouraging to see that the winning mentality appears to be there regardless of the competition.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 09:44:18
I think the game highlighted, again, our lack of a natural goalscorer.
I agree totally, it appears that Garner does not share our view though.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/19557462.swindon-town-will-not-look-sign-free-agent-striker-ben-garner/


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 09:58:35
Not that i care too much for the comp but it was good to see them playing a few key players and making the subs to win it. I quite liked that


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:02:03
Not that i care too much for the comp but it was good to see them playing a few key players and making the subs to win it. I quite liked that
Definately better than risking them from the start, I have no problem with Garner actually wanting to win games even if a lot of fans don't like this cup its still a 1st team game.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:03:58
Quote from: Shrivvy Road
Not that i care too much for the comp but it was good to see them playing a few key players and making the subs to win it. I quite liked that

I didn't. unnecessary risk!


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:05:10
I'd rather we played nothing but fringe players and stopped lending this abomination of a competition any credence.

It's still the same competition that could be the gateway to changes that might spell the end for some league clubs. That's not changed just because people are getting used to it. The more it's legitimized, the closer those changes get.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:15:33
Does the club get any prize money for winning a group game or is it just for progressing from the group?

If yes, it may be enough to pay off Stevenage!

Nice to win a cup game. Any cup game!


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:23:38
Unfortunately, the club cant think like the fans for these sorts of things. They want people through the doors and need every penny they can get at the moment so they will need to play some important players,if that means supporting them at the moment for this bollocks comp then so be it.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:24:46
Unfortunately, the club cant think like the fans for these sorts of things. They want people through the doors and need every penny they can get at the moment so they will need to play some important players,if that means supporting them at the moment for this bollocks comp then so be it.
Absolutely 100%.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:28:42
Does the club get any prize money for winning a group game or is it just for progressing from the group?

If yes, it may be enough to pay off Stevenage!

Nice to win a cup game. Any cup game!
Answering me own question.

Participation fees - £20,000

Group stage draw - £5,000

Group stage win - £10,000

Round of 32 - £20,000

Last 16 - £40,000

So weíve got £30,000 already from it.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:30:29
Unfortunately, the club cant think like the fans for these sorts of things. They want people through the doors and need every penny they can get at the moment so they will need to play some important players,if that means supporting them at the moment for this bollocks comp then so be it.

I know. I'm not criticizing the club. The FA/EFL have us (and other clubs) over a barrel.

But that does not sway my opinion. I'd rather every team, including us, didn't play a single senior player.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:31:58
^^^^ ditto.

if it was a reserve cup it would have purpose and better parity with the prem teams.

we could actually develop our own youths


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:32:40
It has swayed mine but for one year only


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:39:17
fair enough.

the club sure does need the money and deserves all the support we can give.

I bought a shirt this year 😁


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:40:13
fair enough.

the club sure does need the money and deserves all the support we can give.

I bought a shirt this year 😁
I still aint fucking going unless we get to Wembley  ;)


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:42:15
A couple of articles on Arsenals young keeper Ejeheri, they obviously rate him very highly.

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/12135484/ovie-ejeheri-arsenal-goalkeeper-wanted-by-england-nigeria-and-uganda

https://www.goal.com/en/news/how-driven-competitor-ejeheri-can-break-into-arsenals-first-team-/e4s3qb69uan5z4gqnawaruea


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:42:36
I know you are joking. But I wouldn't go even if they comp'd me a ticket!


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:49:14
I'd rather we played nothing but fringe players and stopped lending this abomination of a competition any credence.

It's still the same competition that could be the gateway to changes that might spell the end for some league clubs. That's not changed just because people are getting used to it. The more it's legitimized, the closer those changes get.

Yep.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:49:33
I think i will go to a couple this year tbh


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:58:03
I actually didnít go last night in the end for a number of reasons but my son and a couple of his mates did. Waiting for a match debrief from him. It is my intention to support the club especially this season as much as I can so intend unless work gets in the way to go to other matches.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 12:06:24
I know its only the boycott, but....we actually won a cup game :eek:

Nice to win a cup game. Any cup game!

We actually beat FGR 1-0 last season in the same cup so wins in this cup are not that unusual TBH we average 1 year!

Literally the day before we appointed Sheridactyl as boss.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 15:21:32
We actually beat FGR 1-0 last season in the same cup so wins in this cup are not that unusual TBH we average 1 year!

Literally the day before we appointed Sheridactyl as boss.

And the rest, as they say, is prehistory.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:09:01
I still aint fucking going unless we get to Wembley  ;)
I ain't going if we do.   Shit competition,  shit ground, shit atmosphere.  End of.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:10:28
I ain't going if we do.   Shit competition,  shit ground, shit atmosphere.  End of.

Well if youíre not going, Iím not going.


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:12:08
I ain't going if we do.   Shit competition,  shit ground, shit atmosphere.  End of.
Good to know :-)


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 18:13:10
Well if youíre not going, Iím not going.
We'll all come round to your place and have a barbeque.    :pint: :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Papa Donít Preach Trophy v Arsenal U21s
Post by: bamboohoomyavatar on Friday, September 10, 2021, 00:03:21
Inclined to be in the FH camp with regards to the potential damage the current format of this competition can do to league clubs.

I'm all for treating it like a "Reserves Cup" or "Development Cup" but there needs to be parity across all clubs competing or the carrot for winning the cup should be some kind of access to the qualifiers of a comp in Europe. It's this part which cheeses me off the most.

Although 14/15 pages on here, after a win in the "Pointless Pizza Cup" and a turn out of 2.5k does speak in part for itself.