Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

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Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

Post by Jugs » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:29 am

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We'll be away (cos we finished second) with a 43% chance of playing an Academy: Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Port Vale, Salford City, Everton U21, Leicester City U21, Manchester United U21. Draw's on Saturday, game will be Tue 3 or Wed 4 Dec.

Accy, by the way, put five past Liverpool's kids - although most of the better teenagers were elsewhere in the first-team squad.

I done some words (before last night's games) on the state of play. Wolves went through, Spurs went out.

https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/ef ... -tottenham
I thought you weren't working for FFT anymore, mate? Or is this a freelance gig?

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Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:34 am

Jugs wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:29 am
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:24 am
We'll be away (cos we finished second) with a 43% chance of playing an Academy: Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Port Vale, Salford City, Everton U21, Leicester City U21, Manchester United U21. Draw's on Saturday, game will be Tue 3 or Wed 4 Dec.

Accy, by the way, put five past Liverpool's kids - although most of the better teenagers were elsewhere in the first-team squad.

I done some words (before last night's games) on the state of play. Wolves went through, Spurs went out.

https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/ef ... -tottenham
I thought you weren't working for FFT anymore, mate? Or is this a freelance gig?
I'm freelance now - hack for hire: have keyboard, will travel. But I still offer them ideas. Writing a big piece for the first mag of the New Year, and boshed this one out for digitals while I was at it.

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Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am

At some point when I've shag all to do, I'm going to sit down and attempt to fathom out how this whole thing actually works :conf:
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Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

Post by BWFC_Insane » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:58 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am
At some point when I've shag all to do, I'm going to sit down and attempt to fathom out how this whole thing actually works :conf:
On the journey down to Wembley perhaps?

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Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:02 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am
At some point when I've shag all to do, I'm going to sit down and attempt to fathom out how this whole thing actually works :conf:
Give us 60 seconds for the main stuff:

TEAMS - 48 lower-division teams plus 16 top Academies = 64.
GROUPS - 16 four-team groups (eight north, eight south), each with one Academy in it.
QUALIFYING - Top two in each group go through to last 32 - group winners at home, group runners-up away; regionalised draw but you can't get the team you were in a group with (so no Citeh for us).
KNOCKOUTS - Straight one-match knockouts: no replays, no extra time, straight to pens, even for semis. No seeds after that first home/away. Last 32 and last 16 are regionalised, last eight (ie quarter-finals) onwards isn't. (Last year Pompey had to go to Bury for the one-off semi.)

...stop the clock.

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Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:03 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:58 am
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am
At some point when I've shag all to do, I'm going to sit down and attempt to fathom out how this whole thing actually works :conf:
On the journey down to Wembley perhaps?
...or to Exeter for a one-off quarter-final...

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Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

Post by BWFC_Insane » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:09 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:03 pm
BWFC_Insane wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:58 am
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am
At some point when I've shag all to do, I'm going to sit down and attempt to fathom out how this whole thing actually works :conf:
On the journey down to Wembley perhaps?
...or to Exeter for a one-off quarter-final...
A day out at Wembley would be a superb symbol of the club's rebirth...perhaps its in the stars?

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Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

Post by officer_dibble » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:53 pm

Are the kick off times going to be ‘normal’ in the knockouts? I’ve no hope of making a game until Wembley otherwise!

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Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

Post by Bruce Rioja » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:14 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am
At some point when I've shag all to do, I'm going to sit down and attempt to fathom out how this whole thing actually works :conf:
Give us 60 seconds for the main stuff:

TEAMS - 48 lower-division teams plus 16 top Academies = 64.
GROUPS - 16 four-team groups (eight north, eight south), each with one Academy in it.
QUALIFYING - Top two in each group go through to last 32 - group winners at home, group runners-up away; regionalised draw but you can't get the team you were in a group with (so no Citeh for us).
KNOCKOUTS - Straight one-match knockouts: no replays, no extra time, straight to pens, even for semis. No seeds after that first home/away. Last 32 and last 16 are regionalised, last eight (ie quarter-finals) onwards isn't. (Last year Pompey had to go to Bury for the one-off semi.)

...stop the clock.
Cheers, Chief. Perfect. I also found the allocation of points in the group stage a little peculiar, however, so long as we amassed sufficient then it's "Wem-ber-leeeey' etc. 😊
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Re: Can we give the junior citizens the blues? Man City u23s EFL Trophy (H) 29.10.19 KO 7pm

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:37 pm

We've got Accrington away, either Tue 2 or Wed 3 Dec. As noted, they've done well (topping Liverpool's group).

As we're going there a week today in the league, we might also play them in two successive games - albeit with a 10-day gap - unless we can rearrange a league game on our empty FA Cup Second Round Saturday against Lincoln (who have their FA Cup 1st round replay at home to Ipswich, next Wed), Burton (FA1R home to Salford, next Tue) or Donny (FA1R home to Wimbledon, next Tue).

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