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FA Cup 18/19

Discussion in 'Domestic Cups' started by Super_horns, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. DeadlyDemon

    DeadlyDemon Spurs optimist

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    Expected we'd be the Sunday given the fixtures either side of the cup. Good to see they televised Barnet too.

    Chelsea v Wednesday / Luton 6pm on the Sunday.

    Squeezing another new kickoff time in to the weekend. Won't be long before you've got 10 televised Premier League games a week.
     
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    If we get through can we borrow those banners you had in the last round? Absolute c*nts at BT sport have possibly f*cked the best away we've had in seasons.
     
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  3. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Well most of them are on TV now with his new International broadcast deal ..

    Good selections generally and nice to see Barnet get on - BTdo a good job of non - league football .
     
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    7 live games seems excessive in itself but some of these kick off times are a joke.

    I could never get up for a Monday night game unless it was a title decider, it's just not a day for football outside of a bank holiday. Sunday evening is just as bad. Any later than the 4pm game and you're winding down what's left of your weekend, not getting ready to go to a match. At least they've had the good grace to put a London derby on for the Saturday night as the trains will still run after the game.

    I was right at least with the 6 I said would be on. Good for Barnet, Wimbledon and Accrington who along with United-arsenal and Millwall are the pick of the ties.
     
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    Two london derbies on at sensible times, one game where the fans potentially have to travel 251miles during train strikes put on at lunchtime.

    BT don't do a good job of anything other than f*cking us over.
     
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    Problem is just about any time they moved it too would do the same. Friday night, Saturday evening, Saturday night, Sunday evening, Monday night.

    The ideal time is 3pm on a Saturday.
     
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    I honestly wouldn't have minded the Sunday, even with the 12:30. It's good for Accy to get some money from TV as it'll make a huge difference to them, but the strikes on Northern have been known about for a long time, and they're on the saturday only.

    To make fans potentially travel that far on a day you know there's strikes for an early kick off is a f*cking disgrace if you ask me
     
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    Millwall vs Everton 5.30pm Saturday afternoon kick off..... :laugh:

    Magnificent planning, bravo! Why on earth that kick off time wasn't swapped with the Accrington Stanley game is a monumental mind boggler.

    That will be chaos at the New Den.
     
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    I'm amazed that MET have let that go ahead to be honest.
     
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    Early Sunday is probably the only time where you could get there and back on the train that day though out of the 7 tv slots.

    Sadly BT won't even think about stuff like train strikes.

    Two London derbies as night games is at least somewhat sensible.
     
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    GDP Palace

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    This reminds me of a few years back when Millwall played Wigan at Wembley, late kick off and the FA said that there would be enough stewards and Old Bill there to keep order. Well we all know how that one turned out, fookin bedlam.

    After the game they said they learned their lesson and wouldn't make the same mistake again.....

    Literally shocked when I saw those KO times.
     
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    Exactly and it's the one i expected/was hoping for. Instead we get this f*cking shit show. God i hate modern football and the tv viewers it's spawned
     
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    DeadlyDemon Spurs optimist

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    Monday night has been part of football long enough now that it doesn't overly bother me, evening games usually have a better atmosphere so even if it's a Monday it's better than the lunchtime weekend games. It's an inconvenience for away fans though which is the issue.

    Sunday evening is just unnecessary though. It's the one evening in a week you don't really have any football on and as you say, you begin to wind down.

    You've got games televised for the Friday night game, Saturday lunchtime, Saturday 5ish, Saturday evening, Sunday 12ish, Sunday 2ish, Sunday 4ish, Monday night football and now they've added Sunday 6ish into the schedule. It's nine potential TV slots, you'd fancy them to add either a Sunday 8pm game or a Saturday/Sunday morning game in soon enough just to round off the 10 game weekend for the top flight.

    It shouldn't be allowed. I've passed up on away games in the past because there's no way of getting home.

    One of the biggest selling points that they always advertise is the passion and atmospheres in the stands and then do nothing to help those that actually sell that product.

    Football needs a massive boycott / walk out weekend but it'll never happen. Even as unhappy as our fans have been this season, you're still getting minimum 30,000 at Wembley with the aid of daytrippers / tourists and we sell out every away game.
     
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    as long as the clubs keep getting the dosh they don't care.
     
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    Not cup related but our game at Norwich which is now on Friday night cost myself and others the train tickets we had booked in advance for the Saturday game.

    Nowhere to go in terms of complaint.
     
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    It such a ballache when that happens, apparently there's an early day motion in parliament at the moment around a "fans fare" for trains (backed by the FSF). The idea is that rail companies would honour the tickets on the day of the game if the game gets moved.

    It'd certainly save me a small fortune as there's always really good deals on trains but you can't take them because you don't know the TV fixtures. If you could pre-buy and have them honoured if they were moved it'd be amazing, you could bulk buy away day trains in advance or when there's a sale on.
     
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    Ain’t being funny but who the feck wants to watch Norwich v Blues? Apart from non attending fans of both clubs? And on a Friday night?

    No fecker does let’s be honest.

    I couldn’t tell you the last time I watched a full live game on telly and that includes England games despite having Sky Sports in two rooms. Complete overkill has deadened the anticipation I used to have at watching a whole game live on TV.
     
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    Kirby Wilf, Andros, Meyer Your defence is terrified

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    I'd like to say we have a great chance against Spurs with their fixture pile-up and the potential absence of Kane, Moura and Son, but they'll still blag a 0-1 win for the 500th time in a row at Selhurst.
     
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    Fancy Blackburn turn over Newcastle tonight
     

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