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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #105 on: September 26, 2020, 11:44:21 AM »
f*ck that. Play the kids next round.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #106 on: September 26, 2020, 11:44:52 AM »
Blimey, next thing you know there'll be a separate competition for Cup winners. Imagine that! Can't think what they'd possibly call it, mind...

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #107 on: September 26, 2020, 11:54:49 AM »
Mental. So 96 teams will be in some sort of European Competition next year. Totally devaluing the whole concept.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #108 on: September 26, 2020, 12:11:26 PM »
Mental. So 96 teams will be in some sort of European Competition next year. Totally devaluing the whole concept.

In 1981/82, we were one of 128 clubs to play first round games.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #109 on: September 26, 2020, 12:20:27 PM »
yeah but they were league winners. I seriously can't see the point of us winning the Caribou, stretching our squad to breaking point  to compete in 4 competitions for the booby prize of a Europa place. There's clubs the british sides played last season who i'm still not entirely sure where they're from. This idea makes the CWC look like a competition for the elite.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #110 on: September 26, 2020, 12:42:03 PM »
yeah but they were league winners. I seriously can't see the point of us winning the Caribou, stretching our squad to breaking point  to compete in 4 competitions for the booby prize of a Europa place. There's clubs the british sides played last season who i'm still not entirely sure where they're from. This idea makes the CWC look like a competition for the elite.

They weren't all league winners - there were 33 clubs in the European Cup.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #111 on: September 26, 2020, 12:48:20 PM »
sorry misread it. I'm old skool so champions league should be champions (its sort of implied by the name), Europa should be 2nd and i have no problem with cup winners, but winning the caribou cup to compete in a competition probably weaker than it.........nah.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #112 on: September 26, 2020, 01:11:52 PM »
What about winning an honour in itself? I agree that European qualification is little reward but the idea of a Villa captain lifting that wonderful 3 handled trophy at Wembley? In a hearbeat.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #113 on: September 26, 2020, 02:12:35 PM »
If there was no European qualification whatsoever I would still want to win the cup. It's a major competition. Aston Villa should be in the business of trying to win it.

Edit: basically, what Nev said.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #114 on: September 26, 2020, 02:15:18 PM »
yeah no problem with that. just play the kids in the conference or whatever its called. We'd probably still get to the semis with the arse in it anyway.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #115 on: September 26, 2020, 07:34:36 PM »
Whose idea was to make an even inferior version of the Europ League? Baby Face Infantino ? Fucking gobshite.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #116 on: September 26, 2020, 07:37:11 PM »
Am I the only one who quite likes the thought of returning to the good old days of 3 European tournaments?

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #117 on: September 26, 2020, 07:41:54 PM »
I'd be fine with the return of the CWC. This is more like the Watney Cup.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #118 on: September 26, 2020, 07:45:49 PM »
Maybe a stepping stone to it though, who knows.🤷🏼‍♂️

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #119 on: September 26, 2020, 08:01:33 PM »
Win the League Cup and then refuse to play in the corresponding European jamboree.
That should be the plan.

 


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