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24 minutes ago, redblood said:

True but the hype I suppose is justified unlike the FA Cup.

BBC over hyping a second rate competition

Disgusting talk. The oldest football competition in world football is "second rate"? Bollocks.

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2 minutes ago, YIDDO said:

Disgusting talk. The oldest football competition in world football is "second rate"? Bollocks.

Just because it's the oldest does not mean it's the best. I think very few teams prioritise the competition nowadays.

What would you rather Spurs win if given the choice? 

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20 hours ago, redblood said:

Just because it's the oldest does not mean it's the best. I think very few teams prioritise the competition nowadays.

What would you rather Spurs win if given the choice? 

The only thing I'd take over an FA Cup win this season would be the title itself, for obvious reasons. Finishing fourth or the FA Cup? Cup all day long. I'd take the Carling Cup (or whatever it's called now) over fourth as well. The game is about glory and winning things.

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1 minute ago, YIDDO said:

The only thing I'd take over an FA Cup win this season would be the title itself, for obvious reasons. Finishing fourth or the FA Cup? Cup all day long. I'd take the Carling Cup (or whatever it's called now) over fourth as well. The game is about glory and winning things.

See what you mean

I think most clubs make the league the priority whether that's aiming to win it, battle relegation or achieve promotion.

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20 hours ago, redblood said:

Just because it's the oldest does not mean it's the best. I think very few teams prioritise the competition nowadays.

What would you rather Spurs win if given the choice? 

Sadly, It was Man UTD, that fucked the FA cup, withdrawing in favour of whatever shite it was they wanted to do. They should not have had an option, Man U are not bigger than the FA, (tho they may think differently) They should not have had the choice, Play in the FA cup, or forever be banned from anything FA related. THey were also the first club to play weakened teams in it.

The very fact that they complained about having to play to many games. Then on a free weekend arranged a glamour  friendly,(money spinner) at old trafford, playing a virtually full strength team. Kind of took the piss. 

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Don't care about it or rugby in general. What really ticks me off is all the people who pretend to give a shit about the Superbowl each year, when 99% don't watch the weekly games. Much like people pretending they care about tennis when Wimbledon is on or the Rugby WC. Don't get why people do it personally but whatever

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Just now, superally said:

Sadly, It was Man UTD, that fucked the FA cup, withdrawing in favour of whatever shite it was they wanted to do. They should not have had an option, Man U are not bigger than the FA, (tho they may think differently) They should not have had the choice, Play in the FA cup, or forever be banned from anything FA related. THey were also the first club to play weakened teams in it.

The very fact that they complained about having to play to many games. Then on a free weekend arranged a glamour  friendly,(money spinner) at old trafford, playing a virtually full strength team. Kind of took the piss. 

The FA made United play that tournament in Brazil back in 2000. Apparently it would have boosted England's chances of hosting the World Cup in 2006. But I do agree it did degrade the competition. United were offered a bye to the 5th round that year but decided that 65-70 games a season would kill the players.

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3 minutes ago, redblood said:

See what you mean

I think most clubs make the league the priority whether that's aiming to win it, battle relegation or achieve promotion.

Unfortunately, that's where the money is. I doubt the prize money for winning the FA Cup is even half of what a club earns for finishing 17th in the Premier League. Obviously clubs want to stay in the top division of English football, but there is no cash incentive for those clubs to try and win the FA Cup, which ultimately there needs to be for money-driven owners to take the competition seriously.

Despite hating them, Arsenal (with the help of some very favourable draws the last two years) have reassessed the way they approach the competition and have won it two years on the trot. Hopefully other clubs who do not take it as seriously follow suit in the future.

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1 minute ago, redblood said:

The FA made United play that tournament in Brazil back in 2000. Apparently it would have boosted England's chances of hosting the World Cup in 2006. But I do agree it did degrade the competition. United were offered a bye to the 5th round that year but decided that 65-70 games a season would kill the players.

Nothing the FA or UTD have ever done, Looked as good as Beyonce at the bowl tho. She is the future former Mrs sa. Only woman i would leave Mrs sa for.

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1 minute ago, redblood said:

The FA made United play that tournament in Brazil back in 2000. Apparently it would have boosted England's chances of hosting the World Cup in 2006. But I do agree it did degrade the competition. United were offered a bye to the 5th round that year but decided that 65-70 games a season would kill the players.

Indeed, it was all politics. The FA Cup has infinite more worth than that awful competition though so it's a shame the way it went down. I think FIFA realised it was terrible timing so they now play it mid December to avoid such incidences happening again.

I remember Fergie saying that they decided to withdraw because if we had drawn Leeds/Liverpool/Arsenal away, we'd be forced to play kids and he felt it would have killed their confidence when we would inevitable have been heavily beaten

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1 minute ago, United Road said:

Indeed, it was all politics. The FA Cup has infinite more worth than that awful competition though so it's a shame the way it went down. I think FIFA realised it was terrible timing so they now play it mid December to avoid such incidences happening again.

I remember Fergie saying that they decided to withdraw because if we had drawn Leeds/Liverpool/Arsenal away, we'd be forced to play kids and he felt it would have killed their confidence when we would inevitable have been heavily beaten

We would have got Villa away (who beat the reserves 3-0 in the League Cup that season) but Darlington got them instead as they were the lucky team to be drawn out.

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sa reading some serious shite here. How old are you lot?? The outrage at the time, was massive.Forget later on UTD propaganda. UTD wanted to be in the competition, for financial reasons.It was man u, who asked to withdraw from the fa cup. If they never they should have sent the kids to Brazil. It was all about the money, and fuck the fans.Also the usual mirky cover ups.

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13 minutes ago, St Andrew said:

Back on topic girls...

This thread is about Superbowl you bunch of skirt wearers.

I have been to the NFL game at Wembley for the last two years....Great day out.

Something I would like to experince

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19 minutes ago, St Andrew said:

Back on topic girls...

This thread is about Superbowl you bunch of skirt wearers.

I have been to the NFL game at Wembley for the last two years....Great day out.

Too many Man U fans, who dont know what it's like to actually follow the team fella. Other than and sky and the internet. I would love these guys to go through the crap us real loyal fans do. Imagine utd going through the shit Blues are going through, Yet i am there. (actually there in the stadium paying large amounts of money and going through this crap).Love it, love the club, money is no excuse to me, the i have a decent paid job, i havent always been flush. I just sacrificed other thing's for the love of my club. I can absolutely guarantee if it was choice between a playstation, or xbox, or using the money for football, I would be at the football. 

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5 minutes ago, Red Devil said:

How can United fans prove it if we've never been in that position for the last 30 years?

Stop being so touchy. 

Thing i find unreal or amusing, cant decide which, Is the fact that none of you ever actually go to a game, Believe me. If you really wanted to be there you would. Bullshit excuses dont wash. I have overcome every obstacle ever to be there, And i have been there.

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