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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Romanis View Post
    I see Acido is back with his silliness.
    Damn them Tykes.
    Lolz
    Acido is always to be found here when times are high in 'Kes' land. In this case, a slightly fortuitous victory over our second XI.

  2. #22
    Thrashed at Wemberlee for him next.
    (Although we might suffer the same fate in London as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanis View Post
    I see Acido is back with his silliness. Damn them Tykes. Lolz
    What do you mean Im 'back', I never went away lol. And seriously kid, even if we'd lost I would still have carried on posting on here regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanis View Post
    Thrashed at Wemberlee for him next. (Although we might suffer the same fate in London as well)
    Is that 'we' as in Notts Florist kid, or 'we' as in whoever your latest 2nd favourite team are. I hear Alfreton are doing well, and the fatty at at Mansfield is always asking for local support.

  5. #25
    A competition is a competition, either we enter them with the aim of winning or at least progressing as far as we can or its just a waste of time for all concerned - I'm sure Swindon Town remember their league Cup win with pride and if bigger sides field second string teams then surely that evens it up and gives the lesser teams a sporting chance?

    If not then whats the point? Yes rotation but changing the whole team is just bonkers, if it happens in the FA Cup then I will be very miffed - if a team can get fined for not fielding their strongest team in the league then the same rules should apply to cup competitions IMO.

    As for we are not likely to win it so it does not matter, well are we likely to win the championship? If not does that matter as long as we avoid relegation?

  6. #26
    The domestic cup competitions have suffered massively since the introduction of the PL and Sky TV. Season by season the magic of the cups has slowly ebbed away.

    Add to that the prize of promotion from the Championship and it becomes apparent why teams don't take them so seriously anymore.

    Purists will argue and rightly so, however in my opinion we are more likely of losing the League Cup before it gets taken seriously again.

    The times they are a changing...

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteram View Post
    A competition is a competition, either we enter them with the aim of winning or at least progressing as far as we can or its just a waste of time for all concerned - I'm sure Swindon Town remember their league Cup win with pride and if bigger sides field second string teams then surely that evens it up and gives the lesser teams a sporting chance?

    If not then whats the point? Yes rotation but changing the whole team is just bonkers, if it happens in the FA Cup then I will be very miffed - if a team can get fined for not fielding their strongest team in the league then the same rules should apply to cup competitions IMO.

    As for we are not likely to win it so it does not matter, well are we likely to win the championship? If not does that matter as long as we avoid relegation?
    Take your point but can't agree Whiteram. Swindon's victory was surely too long ago to be relevant and while not fielding your strongest side in the league actually has a bearing on other clubs, you're only letting your own chances down if you opt for a weakened side in a Cup competition.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by ramAnag View Post
    Take your point but can't agree Whiteram. Swindon's victory was surely too long ago to be relevant and while not fielding your strongest side in the league actually has a bearing on other clubs, you're only letting your own chances down if you opt for a weakened side in a Cup competition.

    I think you miss the point, what happened to the integrity of the sport, the competition? I don't think time has a bearing on winning a trophy after all winning the prem will live long in the memories of Fester fans, even if they never do it again its there in history forever and surely history is the foundation upon what a clubs built on?

    A club is short changing its fans if it does not take seriously any competition it is playing in, I get the need to "rest" players, i mean poor darlings fancy having to play football more than once a week.

    Oh well fans dont care so clubs dont care, what is the bleeding point, lets just focus on being mid table championship material which is what we are.

  9. #29
    Well I was gutted we lost, why play in a competition and play a second string of players because you don't want the poor buggers to get injured or knackered. If I'm paying good money to support and watch my team I think the best the club can do is put out it's best team and go all out to try and win the match. Why have cup competitions if no one is interested in it! It wouldn't be so bad if football clubs made all cup tickets free if you're a season ticket holder but no they want you to hand over money while they're not one bit bothered about competing in the competition. Once again the supporters are being shafted!!!

  10. #30
    It seems you and I are in the minority MOP, I remember when cup competitions were a welcome distraction from the "humdrum" of the league a chance to play a different team and a real chance of winning a trophy, but now they are just that a distraction it seems from the endless toil to reached the promised land and then tediously strive to be a mid table Prem team If they get there.

    I guess its a sign of the times, football as a sport becomes less and less interesting and the fans are left wondering why they bother.

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    Whether we win or lose lads, Im always interested to see and hear the other side of the fence when it comes to a Barnsley v Derby match.

    Hey Whiteram, I don't know you but I reckon you will get fed up of me on here pretty soon lol. I like that point though and I would also agree, why enter a competition with little or no interest in it to begin with. We all had that attitude a few years ago down in Lg One when it came to the old Associate Members cup (Johnstone's Paint trophy). But hey we stuck with it and treat it like it meant something, and we won it.
    It was our first ever win at Wembley and the memories will be there forever. Know what I mean!.

  12. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteram View Post
    I think you miss the point, what happened to the integrity of the sport, the competition? I don't think time has a bearing on winning a trophy after all winning the prem will live long in the memories of Fester fans, even if they never do it again its there in history forever and surely history is the foundation upon what a clubs built on?

    A club is short changing its fans if it does not take seriously any competition it is playing in, I get the need to "rest" players, i mean poor darlings fancy having to play football more than once a week.

    Oh well fans dont care so clubs dont care, what is the bleeding point, lets just focus on being mid table championship material which is what we are.
    The 'integrity' of the sport sadly disappeared with immoral players' salaries, stadia whose names change to something ever more ridiculous each season, advertising on shirts, absurdly unnecessary third kits and foreign owners who just treat clubs as a new toy.
    Clubs are short changing fans and I agree that Cup matches - or at least the first two or three - should be included in season tickets as they used to be.
    Times have changed though. Leicester's achievement was magnificent, because it was so recent and because they were up against the unlimited resources of Chelsea and Man.City etc, but I bet they rested a few in less important Cup competitions along the way.
    'Resting' players is nothing new. Leeds got in big trouble many years ago for doing it the other way round...they had a chance of Cup glory (FA or European - I can't remember) and, with nothing at stake in the league, played a weakened side.
    Put it this way...supposing - yes I know it may seem unlikely - that in five months time we've got a massive league match coming up...the chance to go top or cement a place in the top six...but three days earlier we're playing Exeter away in the 4th round of the FA Cup. Wouldn't you be tempted to 'rest' a few in such circumstances...particularly crucial players who may be carrying a knock?

  13. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by ramAnag View Post
    The 'integrity' of the sport sadly disappeared with immoral players' salaries, stadia whose names change to something ever more ridiculous each season, advertising on shirts, absurdly unnecessary third kits and foreign owners who just treat clubs as a new toy.
    Clubs are short changing fans and I agree that Cup matches - or at least the first two or three - should be included in season tickets as they used to be.
    Times have changed though. Leicester's achievement was magnificent, because it was so recent and because they were up against the unlimited resources of Chelsea and Man.City etc, but I bet they rested a few in less important Cup competitions along the way.
    'Resting' players is nothing new. Leeds got in big trouble many years ago for doing it the other way round...they had a chance of Cup glory (FA or European - I can't remember) and, with nothing at stake in the league, played a weakened side.
    Put it this way...supposing - yes I know it may seem unlikely - that in five months time we've got a massive league match coming up...the chance to go top or cement a place in the top six...but three days earlier we're playing Exeter away in the 4th round of the FA Cup. Wouldn't you be tempted to 'rest' a few in such circumstances...particularly crucial players who may be carrying a knock?
    It was a European Cup tie R, the so-called 'Battle Of Britain' against Celtic. Leeds fielded eleven 'ringers' against Derby the weekend before, We won 4-1, they got a (for the time) big fine, and Revie gave Cloughie another reason to hate him.
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  14. #34
    [QUOTE=ramAnag;38652675]The 'integrity' of the sport sadly disappeared with immoral players' salaries, stadia whose names change to something ever more ridiculous each season, advertising on shirts, absurdly unnecessary third kits and foreign owners who just treat clubs as a new toy.
    Clubs are short changing fans and I agree that Cup matches - or at least the first two or three - should be included in season tickets as they used to be.
    Times have changed though. Leicester's achievement was magnificent, because it was so recent and because they were up against the unlimited resources of Chelsea and Man.City etc, but I bet they rested a few in less important Cup competitions along the way.
    'Resting' players is nothing new. Leeds got in big trouble many years ago for doing it the other way round...they had a chance of Cup glory (FA or European - I can't remember) and, with nothing at stake in the league, played a weakened side.
    Put it this way...supposing - yes I know it may seem unlikely - that in five months time we've got a massive league match coming up...the chance to go top or cement a place in the top six...but three days earlier we're playing Exeter away in the 4th round of the FA Cup. Wouldn't you be tempted to 'rest' a few in such circumstances...particularly crucial players who may be carrying a knock?[/QUOTE


    Non of those apply at the moment and even then if we had cemented a place in the top 6 why would we need to change the whole squad?

  15. #35
    Take a look at Arsenals starting XI tonight and consider how seriously tgey are taking the Europa league.

    Fans are getting short changed no doubt about it but the fact is that managers prioritise competitions in accordance of the ultimate prize.

    For sides like us the priority aim is promotion.

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    PL sides tend to use 2 different teams in a season one for the PL and one for cup competitions now they usually do that because one they have big enough squads to do that and two because they have better youth development and can rely on them to get the job done and three, they have a strong squad overall to change the team around without having to worry about fatigue and injuries.

    Do we have all that qualifications to experiment and take those opportunities in competitions no because we are certainly weak in the midfield area and our youth system is not showing enough potential to trouble our starting 11 like was shown on Tuesday night against Barnsley, so despite putting out a weaker side in a potential crucial match where Wembley was at stake and yes we will likely to lose in the next round but at the end of the day, fans and the club would benefit from it on having more experience on the big stages and we would of had the chance to make up for the Wembley calamity against QPR and I'm sure that the boys would be jacked up and ready to go all out against Spurs and hit them were it hurts the most.

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    I don't know how much we'll make out of this tie but its definitely one to look forward to, and we've got a chance of causing an upset.
    The incentive of playing at Wembley in the next round was there for both teams the other night, and I can't understand Rowett making so many changes. Surely a decent little cup run wouldn't spoil your hopes of promotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    I don't know how much we'll make out of this tie but its definitely one to look forward to, and we've got a chance of causing an upset.
    The incentive of playing at Wembley in the next round was there for both teams the other night, and I can't understand Rowett making so many changes. Surely a decent little cup run wouldn't spoil your hopes of promotion.
    When we go out of the cup the same message comes out blah, blah, blah it's just another cup competition nothing special and we need to concentrate on the league but it would be totally different if we had won the game plus the mind boggles that the same occurrences keep repeating itself and if you have that sort of mental attitude towards games then your club is not going to go anywhere anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rams4Justice View Post
    When we go out of the cup the same message comes out blah, blah, blah it's just another cup competition nothing special and we need to concentrate on the league but it would be totally different if we had won the game plus the mind boggles that the same occurrences keep repeating itself and if you have that sort of mental attitude towards games then your club is not going to go anywhere anytime soon.
    We do it every year as well when we go out of the Lg cup at an early stage, its the league that counts and this is only a micky mouse cup anyway etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    We do it every year as well when we go out of the Lg cup at an early stage, its the league that counts and this is only a micky mouse cup anyway etc.
    Both of them count Acido you in the competition until the end, you fight for it until the end, you have the mental attitude to win until the end and if you have none of that and just think about one competition then the other you might as well forget about thinking of winning anything and just quit while your ahead.

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