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Thread: FA Cup 3rd round

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    FA Cup 3rd round

    So, Crawley away, thoughts?

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    He will play the U23's plus anyone trying to get fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalverleyBoy View Post
    He will play the U23's plus anyone trying to get fit
    Hope not. PL survival is key, but let's not "do a Leeds" as so often in the past, not when we know what we're capable of.

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    We certainly appear to have more depth now with all the new players, so playing a below full strength side looks a lot more appealing at present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozwhites View Post
    We certainly appear to have more depth now with all the new players, so playing a below full strength side looks a lot more appealing at present.
    Why? So if we lose "its ok" despite being a gazillion places above our opposition?

    If we have more strength in depth, all the more reason to be confident in a full strength side doing what it should. Fed up of anticipating f00king banana skins, should go out and put a hatful through them.

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    Simply stating that the powers to be making decisions will see it that way. I won't lose sleep regarding their decision either way, and I'll leave it others here to argue that the opinion must be right on the matter....as per the norm.

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    Who gives a hoot about this tourney? Other than beating the scum nothing good has happned and often a run of bad form has occurred after losing. Play the U23s and the backup goalie for them and hope we can offload kiko the clown. Better yet just play him and we will lose early and can focus on tbe prem.

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    They will be up for it so itís a tough game.
    I agree that it will be a game for those who have been on the bench and a few kids.
    But I also feel we ought to have enough to beat them if we have a decent squad.
    Also the league is a big priority but winning the cup isnít that difficult as all the top teams field weakened sides. Itís also a route into Europe !
    And European football would be a great adventure and where a club of our size should be operating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaldy View Post
    Who gives a hoot about this tourney? Other than beating the scum nothing good has happned and often a run of bad form has occurred after losing. Play the U23s and the backup goalie for them and hope we can offload kiko the clown. Better yet just play him and we will lose early and can focus on tbe prem.
    Usually (at least of late) nothing good has happened because;

    1. We have had poor senior management, useless coaches and less than stellar squads
    2. We have regularly fielded weak sides
    3. We haven't cared enough about the tournament

    This season, none of those would/should apply (apart from (3) maybe). As Sniffer observes, (#8) if we do well in the cup there is the prospect of European competition, which even the most optimistic of supporters would say is a pipe dream at least for this (and probably next) season in the PL proper.

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    It is a competition we could win and are capable of winning.
    And i dont like getting beat.

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