Carabao Cup

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Ionman34, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. WorcesterTHFC

    WorcesterTHFC Well-Known Member

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    They could always go back to the old system of using small wooden (?) balls and a bag, with one person drawing out the home teams and another person the away teams. The simpler it is, the less can go wrong.
     
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  2. hughy

    hughy I'm SUPER cereal.

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    I remember the days when football draws weren't fixed.
     
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  3. SugarRay

    SugarRay Well-Known Member

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    The year it’s drawn in China and we are faced with a semi final line up that includes United, City, Chelsea and Arsenal...

    Not even attempting to make it look genuine
     
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  4. Spurger King

    Spurger King can't smile without glue

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    United will be coming to my neck of the woods, down the road v Bristol City.

    Going to be a lot of excited locals looking forward to seeing their team play Bristol City.
     
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  5. L.S.U.Yiddo

    L.S.U.Yiddo Drink responsibly. Don't spill it.

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    I see ManU, ManC, Chelsea and West Ham all got easy ties.
     
  6. tony0379

    tony0379 FUCK YOU CHICCO!

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    Any mathematicians here kindly work out what the odds of the top 4 teams avoiding each other
     
  7. hughy

    hughy I'm SUPER cereal.

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    In an FA competition draw?

    Probably 3 to 1 on.
     
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  8. nightgoat

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    Presumably the glitch was as long as it took to complete the draw with the Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal all avoiding each other.
     
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  9. Marty

    Marty Throbbing member

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    Can't get a more obvious example of a hot and cold ball draw. Four hot, four cold, make sure all pairings are one of each.
     
  10. Danners9

    Danners9 Used in a Squad Rotation system

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    Fixing the draw follows on nicely from selling the naming rights to a company who then schedule the draw for overseas viewers and then make a mistake by drawing Charlton twice. Trophies are cool, losing when 2-0 up and going out is really not, but it's a crap competition from start to finish.
     
  11. nightgoat

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    People get their knickers in a twist gleefully deriding anyone who even hints at any kind of corruption in football as tin foil-hatted conspiracy nutjobs, but there has never been a cup draw environment more rife for fiddling than one that isn't shown live and is eventually released nearly two hours later on Twitter.
     
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  12. WorcesterTHFC

    WorcesterTHFC Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they should introduce seeding for the Sky clubs. At least that way the organisers would be honest about their intentions.
     
  13. spursfan77

    spursfan77 Well-Known Member

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    More games for them though if they all get through to the semis so not exactly bad. As long as West Ham beat Arsenal.
     
  14. Shadydan

    Shadydan Well-Known Member

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    Hypothetical scenario:

    What team would we have played tonight if we had beaten West Ham, bearing in mind we're going away to the Emirates in a NLD and needing a win on Saturday against Burnley to keep up with the top four chase?
     
  15. TheChosenOne

    TheChosenOne The only way is up

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    Arsenal would underplay the importance of wanting to win this game but I reckon the truth be known they are in it for the money with silverware a bonus.

    Arsenal win for me.
     
  16. TheChosenOne

    TheChosenOne The only way is up

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    I would like to think for pride and pride alone that we would have put out a very strong side to start then dabble with subs as necessary.

    Our Burnley game is Saturday .. Goons play Pool on Friday night.
     
  17. spursfan77

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    hope Leicester beat Man City to bring those pricks down to earth a little bit
     
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  18. TheChosenOne

    TheChosenOne The only way is up

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    Mancs winning
     
  19. TheChosenOne

    TheChosenOne The only way is up

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    Got a feeling it's gonna be a 93rd minute winner for Arse. As usual.
     
  20. TheChosenOne

    TheChosenOne The only way is up

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    Welbeck scoring might have changed things a bit.
     

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