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FA Cup 2017/18

Discussion in 'UK Cup Football Competitions' started by DarkSithLord, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Pagnell

    Pagnell Fuck You Little Bear

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    Or a draw in the case of Everton last month.
     
  2. mistermagic

    mistermagic Well-Known Member

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    No offence bruv but it was only Luton...
     
  3. G.B

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    no offence bruv but it was only stevenage when we got battered 3-1 under pardew because he arrogantly pissed about picking youth players.

    we haven't taken the cups seriously in years and it's good to see the manager at least trying to win something, as slim as our chances may be.
     
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  4. SALTIRE

    SALTIRE Slàinte mhath! Staff Member Moderator

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    Should've got more help when Holgate didn't pick up anything for the assault on Firmino, or Rooney being fortunate not to get a second yellow.
     
  5. SALTIRE

    SALTIRE Slàinte mhath! Staff Member Moderator

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    The Mirror has used a lip reader for the Firmino/Holgate incident and he found no evidence of racist language. If this holds up then surely Firmino should do the little **** for slander? Also if the ref was in the middle of it and heard any of the n-word variations which doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out what was said even in Portuguese; then surely he'd have instantly dismissed Firmino and the reasons given would already be out?
     
  6. Pagnell

    Pagnell Fuck You Little Bear

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    Unless the lip reader has access to another camera angle, I don't think it's conclusive. I read the initial comment from Firmino was that he called Holgate a son of a bitch after asking if he was crazy. But what set Holgate off was a comment made when Firmino's face was obstructed by Kenny's head on the BBC's camera footage.

    Hopefully it's nothing and Holgate misheard or made something out of nothing. But with the referee so close we will find out.
     
  7. Bilo

    Bilo Well-Known Member

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    This usually doesn't end well for us guys let's lay low on this one.
     
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  8. Dirk

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    Exactly, G.B!!

    @ "It was only Luton...." response from mm.Don't underestimate them. Luton is actually top of League 2

    On the other side: Aston Villa....my Arse. I lost all my £2000 @oakroader 's FA Cup Predicta....and it was only against Peterborough :lol:

    Later this evening I'll watch Forest vs Arsenal. It's shown live here at Eurosport.
     
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  9. AnkleBiter

    AnkleBiter Active Member

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    Well I was hoping for a West Yorkshire derby in the 4th round, with both of our neighbours playing League Two sides.

    It would appear they're both rather shite.
     
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  10. codaplenty

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    Still basking about our superb display against the Foxes yesterday, great day for the club, town and fans and plenty of mileage still in the tie !
     
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  11. Super_horns

    Super_horns Well-Known Member Moderator

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    3rd surprise of the day? - again Forest full value for the scoreline so far.
     
  12. silkyman

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    Only heard the last ten minutes in the car. Sounded... Interesting..
     
  13. Laker

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    Was a cracking game of football, so much action and controversy plus the underdog was victorious. Great stuff.
     
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    Super_horns Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Wenger was gracious in defeat - or maybe he was told to be!
     
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  16. SALTIRE

    SALTIRE Slàinte mhath! Staff Member Moderator

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    Coward.
     
  17. Meadow

    Meadow Not a lad

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    Well, we held off Spurs for 62 minutes and a lacklustre L1 team losing 3-0 to a high flying Prem team is no disgrace.

    Apart from after the goals, there didn't seem to be much noise from the Spurs supporters whereas a lot of ours sang throughout the match.
     
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    i agree Holgate should have been booked or sent off i was referring to the dive by Lallana..........ruins the game for me.
     
  19. Pagnell

    Pagnell Fuck You Little Bear

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    Right. So I presume you hold the same view on Calvert-Lewin from last month's league game? Both were soft penalties, and both Calvert-Lewin and Lallana went down from contact but could have stayed upright had they chosen to do so.
     
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    not seen that one so have to take your word for it but i did google just and most people say that one was a pen. I just thought it was an unfair decision that's all as i watched the game.
     
  21. Super_horns

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    Palace got a stronger team than Brighton out?

    FA Cup draw:

    Liverpool v West Brom
    Peterborough v Fleetwood/Leicester
    Huddersfield v Birmingham
    Notts County v Wolves/Swansea
    Yeovil v Manchester United
    Carlisle/Sheffield Wednesday v Stevenage/Reading
    Cardiff/Mansfield v Manchester City
    MK Dons v Coventry
    Millwall v Rochdale
    Southampton v Watford
    Middlesbrough v Brighton/Crystal Palace
    Bournemouth/Wigan v Shrewsbury/West Ham
    Hull v Nottingham Forest
    Newport County v Tottenham
    Norwich/Chelsea v Newcastle
    Sheffield United v Preston

    Some clear cut TV ties there.

    Saints away for us - playing them Saturday so one will win then and the other in a few weeks!
     
  22. DarkSithLord

    DarkSithLord Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Notts County may be a TV game too?
     
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    Some superb ties there, one of the best draws in a long time!

    Any other year, Notts County Vs Swansea/Wolves would be a great watch, but it’s been totally blown out of the water by the obvious.

    Congrats to Newport and Yeovil! That’s now 2 of our rivals this season playing Utd at home... No bother, we had West Ham U21’s in the pot Trophy
     
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    Chelsea v Norwich is the BBC pick of the replays - so they can show that Zola back heel flick from about 2002 again?
     
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    They usually pick an all Prem game but none of them seem that inspiring so hopefully they’ll stick the County game on. Liverpool v West Brom would be so dull!
     
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    Brighton are 1-0 up at half-time. Hodgson is playing a very defensive 451 with a LB playing LW (van Aanholt) and 3 CMs with very limited technical ability taking the ball forward (Cabaye, McArthur and Riedewald). Sako is the only player interested in doing something for the visitors and it just isn't enough. Fair play on Brighton who don't really need to push on for a 2nd such is Palace's lack of threat. Their bench is horribly uninspiring too. Looks like Hodgson doesn't give two shits about bowing out of the Cup to the club's bitterest rivals (not having a go at him there, nowt wrong with prioritizing Premiership status and financial stability over a game but I doubt the fans will be too impressed with that).

    Not really looking forward to the second half.
     
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    Super Sullay Kaikai is on now. It’ll al be ok...!
     
  28. HarvSFC

    HarvSFC Jaffa Cake Quiz Champion 2015

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    Brighton fans don’t seem too bothered either.
     
  29. Super_horns

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    Has VAR been used at all?

    Doesn't sound like a great game.

    EDIT: Dramatic ending though.
     
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    The guy that was monumental in getting us to where we are as a club now dumps us out of a meaningless FA game, I won't lose any sleep over it.

    BT desperate for the VAR to be brought into discussion, brushed his arm but you can't rule that out ffs
     
  31. MrGloverLover

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    Fantastic draw for us, the 2nd time we've play them at home in 3 years. Some much-needed income (not that we'll probably see any of it invested into players).
     
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  32. Posh Hammer

    Posh Hammer Stop. Hammertime. Site Supporter

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    Posh v Leicester/Fleetwood chosen for BT Sport 2 on Saturday 27th Jan, 12:30pm kick off.

    Would be hilarious if Fleetwood won the replay, I'm sure everyone would be tuning in for Posh v Fleetwood.
     
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