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« Reply #7065 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 11:35:06 »

Would you be in favour of the ties just always being played at the higher placed team's stadium rather than home/away draws then? Would solve that problem.

Apologies for my lack of fish based metaphors. We'll call the higher place team "the bigger catch".

I think the clubs should be able to decide that between them. Draw home & away as you do now but if Grimsby end up home to Manchester United - the option should be there to play it at the away teams ground if both teams agree on itů
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« Reply #7066 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 11:37:31 »

Would you be in favour of the ties just always being played at the higher placed team's stadium rather than home/away draws then? Would solve that problem.

Apologies for my lack of fish based metaphors. We'll call the higher place team "the bigger catch".

In some ways yes, but it also takes away the 'magic' of being drawn at home to a big side, getting a big crowd at home, earning a draw and then doing it again at a big ground with a large following. Ultimately you get to the same end point, but without the exciting journey you used to have.

It just seems very 'efficient'. I remember the days of unlimited replays in the league cup, now we have barely any. (did we have 4 games against Bolton one year?)
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« Reply #7067 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 12:00:35 »


did we have 4 games against Bolton one year?

Yes we did, almost a 5th, as Ross Mclaren scored the winner in extra time with about 2 minutes to go. Otherwise it would have been back to Bolton again for another replay.
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« Reply #7068 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 12:26:03 »

Yes we did, almost a 5th, as Ross Mclaren scored the winner in extra time with about 2 minutes to go. Otherwise it would have been back to Bolton again for another replay.

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« Reply #7069 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 12:55:26 »

Yes we did, almost a 5th, as Ross Mclaren scored the winner in extra time with about 2 minutes to go. Otherwise it would have been back to Bolton again for another replay.

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« Reply #7070 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 13:21:36 »

My first town game!

Good first game to choose...Bolton gave us 4 of the hardest games that season from memory, they were a good side but took them until 92-93 to get promoted from what was Div 3 at that time.
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« Reply #7071 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 15:19:49 »


Apologies for my lack of fish based metaphors. We'll call the higher place team "the bigger catch".


Sorry Nemo, but you missed a massive opportunity to back that up with ''...playing a higher plaice team...''  Embarrassed

Never shrimp on it, I mean scampi... fucksake, skimp on any opportunity to pull a fish based pun out of the briny depths  Wink
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« Reply #7072 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 15:46:45 »

https://www.tranmererovers.co.uk/news/2024/april/club-statement-fa-cup-replays/
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« Reply #7073 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 15:52:40 »

Why are Prem clubs trying to dictate what happens in rounds 1 and 2 anyway?

If you want to put round 3 to a vote, they'd probably still lose.....but they shouldn't even get to vote on rounds 1 and 2. Its got fuck all to do with them.
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« Reply #7074 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 15:58:12 »

I thought they should make replays optional, if both teams opt out then the first game can be decided in extra time/penalties.

If one team says no replays, then they have to win in 90 (or possibly 120) mins, a draw sends the team who were happy with a replay through.

The decision for each team should be made at the start of the competition.
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« Reply #7075 on: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 21:44:10 »

Why are Prem clubs trying to dictate what happens in rounds 1 and 2 anyway?

Probably so they can later pretend to have listened to fans and walk back the decision to scrap all replays, while still having got rid of all replays for PL sides (i.e. from round 3 onwards). Take a mile and play the hero for giving an inch back
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« Reply #7076 on: Friday, April 19, 2024, 08:03:49 »

A number of clubs and chairman have made statements now about how they are disgusted with the decision made, and the fact the 72 clubs in the EFL were not even spoken to regarding the decision.

The lack of respect and arrogance of the Premier League is not surprising unfortunately.
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« Reply #7077 on: Friday, April 19, 2024, 08:47:35 »

EFL clubs need to boycott the FA Cup

We will hardly miss it!
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« Reply #7078 on: Friday, April 19, 2024, 08:47:55 »

If only we could have got a draw against Aldershot
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« Reply #7079 on: Friday, April 19, 2024, 10:06:23 »

If only we could have got a draw against Aldershot

You must have been to Aldershot away on a dark midweek night.
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