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« on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 13:54:48 »

Yes, the culmination of our fine run in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy (no, really, that's what it's called). This might well be the single most pointless game of football ever played, so I'm looking forward to it in a weird way. Is anyone actually going?

God knows what team we'll put out - I'd assumed it would be kids but there's an academy game on Tuesday night against Luton, so somehow we need to get two elevens out. Could we play the first team in the hope of breaking the losing habit?

Exeter are also unable to qualify, so neither team have anything to play for.

Expecting something like:

L Ward

Hart
Minturn
Brewitt

Genesini
Kokolo

Dworzak
Kinsella
Kemp

Young
Obodo (?)

Christ knows though really.
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« Reply #1 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 14:02:01 »

Yeah this might be the most pointless game of football in our history.
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« Reply #2 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 14:04:10 »

Just take the fucking fine and don't bother
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« Reply #3 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 14:06:54 »

Yeah this might be the most pointless game of football in our history.

That and FA Cup 1st rounds.
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« Reply #4 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 14:26:13 »

Yeah this might be the most pointless game of football in our history.

will still be an absolute melt down if we lose.
the bonus is our bench has been full of kids so surely we could escape a fine by playing all them lot
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« Reply #5 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 14:28:56 »

Could do with a win to secure the January transfer budget.

Just a couple of blocks at the end plus lower tier seats up for grabs in the Arkells for this one by the look of it.
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« Reply #6 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 14:30:58 »

Anyone else see this as a great opportunity to pilot a 4-3-3 with a few of the first XI (even if it's only for a half)?
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« Reply #7 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 14:37:17 »

Anyone else see this as a great opportunity to pilot a 4-3-3 with a few of the first XI (even if it's only for a half)?

Nope, the last thing any of our first XI need is another game, when we have such a small squad.  Put some school kids out from the pre Academy.
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« Reply #8 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 14:50:18 »

5 zip up on 45.

Lose 21:22 on pens....
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« Reply #9 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 15:02:55 »

Not sure I could be less bothered about any game ever in my life. I will watch just out of habit really.

We could win 9-0 and I wont be bothered we could lose by the same and I wont be bothered, in situations like this the sponsors of the cup should accept dead rubber pointless games and cancel them to save on costs incurred all round, us opening the ground, the floodlight costs, stewarding costs, Exeter transport costs, etc etc etc.

There should be a way that the game can be called off with no consequences for either side and definately no fines.

Utterly pointless in every way.
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« Reply #10 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 15:05:49 »

They could even link such a decision to Sustainability!  Reducing our carbon footprint.
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« Reply #11 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 15:07:26 »

They could even link such a decision to Sustainability!  Reducing our carbon footprint.
The list of excuses we could use is endless, yet we will still play it!

This competition needs to be ended now, keep the competition but have it just as L1 and L2 teams only as it used to be and play every game as a 1 off not a league table format.
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« Reply #12 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 15:08:57 »

The list of excuses we could use is endless, yet we will still play it!

This competition needs to be ended now, keep the competition but have it just as L1 and L2 teams only as it used to be and play every game as a 1 off not a league table format.

I presume it exists purely as some sort of leverage in the TV financing deal, to get the PL to give us money we have to tart our our teams to play their U23's.
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« Reply #13 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 15:14:55 »

The list of excuses we could use is endless, yet we will still play it!

This competition needs to be ended now, keep the competition but have it just as L1 and L2 teams only as it used to be and play every game as a 1 off not a league table format.

This would be much better, although 48 teams doesn't work for knock out.....adding the top 16 teams that didn't go up from the conference would be far more interesting than Prem/Championship B sides/U21s.
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« Reply #14 on: Monday, November 20, 2023, 15:16:02 »

I presume it exists purely as some sort of leverage in the TV financing deal, to get the PL to give us money we have to tart our our teams to play their U23's.
Probably so, but to make it even worse its now the U21 teams not the U23 teams it always was previously, its all just a joke. Waits for next year to be the U19s then the U17s. Yet we are not allowed to field our own youth teams without fairly harsh (£20k) financial penalty, ridiculous.

But it is a nice earner for the club I guess with every team competing getting £20k and for every win then after earning them £10k and £5k if the game is a draw.
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