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Re: Tonight's Football

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:39 am
by Bruce Rioja
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:17 am

Maybe he does have the right to pick who he wants - though I’d argue he should be there himself rather then leaving the managing to someone else, I think that’s just rude and disrespectful, but as a fan of a club that would definitely profit from a bumper pay day isn’t this how some of the small clubs actually keep in business? Bolton wouldn’t turn down the cash a game against some of the bigger clubs would bring? Not really going to get the same turn out if people know it’s the reserves or youth team they are sending. By all means rest some players but to send out a totally different team? 😕 Not like he knew the replay wouldn’t be when it is. Should have sent out a stronger team to get the job done to start with. There’s very few teams (possibly only Liverpool because they are guaranteed pretty much to win the league) that aren’t that fussed about progressing in the FA Cup.
Oh, had you seen us last night then you'd know that Liverpool's kids are more than a match for our lot. Didn't know that Klopp's not turning up for it - that is rude. Anyway, I don't recall you lot being at full strength however many years ago at Th'Emirates ;)
Some years ago Ian Holloway found himself in lumber with the EPL (or whoever) for fielding an entirely different 11 for a cup game against Villa than the side he'd fielded for a game the previous Saturday. They had an important relegation game coming up and he prioritised that over the cup. In his defence he pointed out that he was asked to name a first team squad of however many players (25?/30?) at the start of the season. Being as he'd done that it was surely down to him (and any other manager) to be able to choose whatever player combination he feels like as that is his squad of first team players?!
I, for one, thought he got absolutely shafted on that one.

Re: Tonight's Football

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:01 pm
by Gooner Girl
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:39 am
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:17 am

Maybe he does have the right to pick who he wants - though I’d argue he should be there himself rather then leaving the managing to someone else, I think that’s just rude and disrespectful, but as a fan of a club that would definitely profit from a bumper pay day isn’t this how some of the small clubs actually keep in business? Bolton wouldn’t turn down the cash a game against some of the bigger clubs would bring? Not really going to get the same turn out if people know it’s the reserves or youth team they are sending. By all means rest some players but to send out a totally different team? 😕 Not like he knew the replay wouldn’t be when it is. Should have sent out a stronger team to get the job done to start with. There’s very few teams (possibly only Liverpool because they are guaranteed pretty much to win the league) that aren’t that fussed about progressing in the FA Cup.
Oh, had you seen us last night then you'd know that Liverpool's kids are more than a match for our lot. Didn't know that Klopp's not turning up for it - that is rude. Anyway, I don't recall you lot being at full strength however many years ago at Th'Emirates ;)
Some years ago Ian Holloway found himself in lumber with the EPL (or whoever) for fielding an entirely different 11 for a cup game against Villa than the side he'd fielded for a game the previous Saturday. They had an important relegation game coming up and he prioritised that over the cup. In his defence he pointed out that he was asked to name a first team squad of however many players (25?/30?) at the start of the season. Being as he'd done that it was surely down to him (and any other manager) to be able to choose whatever player combination he feels like as that is his squad of first team players?!
I, for one, thought he got absolutely shafted on that one.
Oh aye, we have put out weaker teams in the cup and Europa at times this season, you’ve got to have some squad rotation, but not an entirely different first team AND manager. Wenger rotated a lot of players a few seasons ago against Forest in the cup and we got beaten in what was one of our only hopes of a trophy and that was one of the first times I remember questioning whether he was the right man for the job still.

I do see Holloway’s point, I have more sympathy for a smaller team fighting relegation doing that then some multi million £ players holiday jolly being interrupted though.

Re: Tonight's Football

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:17 pm
by Prufrock
I think the reason lower league clubs are kicking off is the idiotic rules for the Johnstone's Paint where we get fined for making more than X changes (for the integrity of the competition) yet in the FA cup, which are huge sometimes existential games for these clubs the big sides can f*ck them off and pay the kids.

IMO its the JPT rules that are wrong but can see why it grates.

Re: Tonight's Football

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:04 pm
by Harry Genshaw
Klopps only giving it a miss because they were given a winter break and then told they have to play a cup game in the middle of it. In that sense, he's right not to send any of the squad that should be 'on a break'.

Football is faster and more demanding than ever, so a winter break is probably long overdue. I'd be more sympathetic to the argument though if the big clubs weren't campaigning to either extend the Champions league even further or jetting off to the middle east to play a friendly.

Re: Tonight's Football

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:35 pm
by Prufrock
Anyone see the own goal Sam Ricketts' Shrewsbury scored for Liverpool and find it a difficult watch :lol: ?

Re: Tonight's Football

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:39 pm
by Worthy4England
Was it better or worse than Sam Ricketts own goal v Blackburn?



Maybe there's something about Sam Rickettses.

Re: Tonight's Football

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:56 pm
by Prufrock
I'll leave that to your judgement...
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