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Offline Dogtanian

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Re: League Cup 2019/20
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2019, 10:49:29 PM »
When Crewe was pulled out I sat there and willed em to pull us out as have always felt it a shame not to have seen us play there.

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Re: League Cup 2019/20
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2019, 10:57:05 PM »
1975 we played Crewe in the league cup semi final. It finished 2-2. We won the 2nd leg and of course won the final. I still owe my form teacher a note from my parents for my school absence for the one and only time Iíve been to Crewe to see Us.

Offline rougegorge

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Re: League Cup 2019/20
« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2019, 11:01:42 PM »
1975 we played Crewe in the league cup semi final. It finished 2-2. We won the 2nd leg and of course won the final. I still owe my form teacher a note from my parents for my school absence for the one and only time Iíve been to Crewe to see Us.
Crewe was in an early round and then a replay. I remember it was Chester in the semi and going to Sealand Road as a yoingster and only seeing half of the pitch with the large crowd and then scraping through in the second leg.

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Re: League Cup 2019/20
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2019, 11:03:54 PM »
Forest v Derby
Leeds v Stoke
Newcastle  v Leicester
Those are juicy ties

Leeds vs Stoke? Meh.

I'd agree with Forest v Derby, they really don't like each other.

Other ties of the round are Crewe v Villa, Lincoln v Everton and Newport v West Ham. You want the small clubs at home to the big clubs. And West Ham.

Struggling to think of a match I would give less of a toss about than Newcastle Reserves vs Leicester Reserves in front of a one-third full stadium.

Suspect we will just about miss out on television coverage because we have been televised in the first couple of rounds for the last four years. They'll go with Lincoln v Everton and the East Midlands Derby. Maybe West Ham, too, if they can squeeze in three live games.
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Re: League Cup 2019/20
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2019, 11:08:11 PM »
1975 we played Crewe in the league cup semi final. It finished 2-2. We won the 2nd leg and of course won the final. I still owe my form teacher a note from my parents for my school absence for the one and only time Iíve been to Crewe to see Us.
Crewe was in an early round and then a replay. I remember it was Chester in the semi and going to Sealand Road as a yoingster and only seeing half of the pitch with the large crowd and then scraping through in the second leg.

Youíre right. It was The Chester game I wagged. Crewe did finish a draw at their place. It seemed like Villa had half the ground that night.

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Re: League Cup 2019/20
« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2019, 11:27:45 PM »
Will probably have 2 stands this time round

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Re: League Cup 2019/20
« Reply #51 on: August 13, 2019, 11:34:13 PM »
Doubt that will be the live game when you got Newcastle/Leicester or Forest/Derby or Leeds/Stoke as more competitive games.


They often go for what they think is a potential giant killing rather than an evenly matched tie.
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We're Premier League. East Midlands and Leeds Stoke are just run of the mill Championship fixtures....

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Re: League Cup 2019/20
« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2019, 11:57:18 PM »
Forest v Derby
Leeds v Stoke
Newcastle  v Leicester
Those are juicy ties

Cardiff v Luton might be a bit tasty as well.

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Re: League Cup 2019/20
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2019, 11:59:38 PM »
A bit empty, more like.

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Re: League Cup 2019/20
« Reply #54 on: August 14, 2019, 12:33:34 AM »
Will probably have 2 stands this time round

Yes for Crewe the away end is touchline shed and then for overspill away support gets behind the goal aswell. Would imagine a few Villa will be in the gigantic main stand they have, think it's 6k capacity for a ground that just about holds 10k.

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Re: League Cup 2019/20 - Crewe away
« Reply #55 on: August 14, 2019, 12:41:44 AM »
Will probably have 2 stands this time round

Yes for Crewe the away end is touchline shed and then for overspill away support gets behind the goal aswell. Would imagine a few Villa will be in the gigantic main stand they have, think it's 6k capacity for a ground that just about holds 10k.

was there in 1989, such a memorable match.  but does memory serve me right that the away end was an unterraced earth bank, at least in part?

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Re: League Cup 2019/20 - Crewe away
« Reply #56 on: August 14, 2019, 12:45:58 AM »
Will probably have 2 stands this time round

Yes for Crewe the away end is touchline shed and then for overspill away support gets behind the goal aswell. Would imagine a few Villa will be in the gigantic main stand they have, think it's 6k capacity for a ground that just about holds 10k.

was there in 1989, such a memorable match.  but does memory serve me right that the away end was an unterraced earth bank, at least in part?

Wiganís old ground had one of those, I remember going with my old man a couple of times in the late 80ís early 90ís to watch Fulham. Easily the worst ground Iíve ever been to.

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Re: League Cup 2019/20 - Crewe away
« Reply #57 on: August 14, 2019, 01:25:57 AM »
Iím getting a bit confused already with all these Cup games...is the League Cup now the Carabao Cup or is that the EFL Cup where we play the kids/reserves? Since when has there been a north/south draw in the League Cup...or have I actually confused that with one or both of the EFL or Carabao Cups? Have Baggies just lost 2-1 to Millwall in front of barely 11,000 at home in the League Cup, Carabao Cup or EFL Cup? Are we supposed to care about this one and does winning it get you into the Europa League Cup thing? 🤔

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Re: League Cup 2019/20 - Crewe away
« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2019, 04:11:41 AM »
Looking forward to this one  20 mins in the he train ground only 5 mins from the station

This is the efl cup the other one - under 21s at Salford is the leasing. Com trophy

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Re: League Cup 2019/20 - Crewe away
« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2019, 07:25:41 AM »
I don't know what's happened to me since the Championship.  I've suddenly become obsessed with visiting grounds that I've never been to before.

I missed the Crewe league cup game (I think it was before Christmas so it would have been 74).  My mates from school went but I wasn't allowed the time off school.  I did Chester in the semi-final that season but also missed the FA cup game at Crewe when we overturned a 0-2 in the second half under GT.

I'l definitely be going to this one, ticket permitting.  Will also be agreat opportunity to see a few of our fringe players starting.