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Author Topic: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)  (Read 8228 times)

Offline Nev

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #135 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 #136 on: September 26, 2020, 01:18:02 PM »
What's so unappealing is the word 'conference' and the competing against lower rated teams.
It's essentially the  3rd tier of European competition.

Can see fun matches against the likes of leagues from Republic of Ireland , Northern Ireland and Conaghs Key or the New Saints from Wales. Teams from likes of Estonia , Iceland, Gilbratar , Faroe Islands, Malta, Armenia we all be playing off in qualifiers to compete in the league

So there are trips there to be had if thinking long term and positively.

Still get the glorious failures of those  eliminated in the Europa League play-offs who drop into the competition.

The rest of leagues are made up  from the winners of each Conference League qualifier.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #137 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.

Offline sickbeggar

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #138 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 #139 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 #140 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?

Offline sickbeggar

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #141 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 #142 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 #143 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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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #144 on: September 29, 2020, 11:35:53 PM »
Hoping for this thread to continue after Thursday but putting out there that Villa are 25/1 to win the Cup!
Why not !

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #145 on: September 29, 2020, 11:43:39 PM »
Am I the only one who quite likes the thought of returning to the good old days of 3 European tournaments?

Me too mate. The Europa League is too bloated and I miss the Cup Winner's Cup.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #146 on: September 30, 2020, 01:36:11 AM »
Hoping for this thread to continue after Thursday but putting out there that Villa are 25/1 to win the Cup!
Why not !


Because come Feb. 28 it will 25 years since we last won it. However it will also be 60 since years since we won the first League Cup so...

Offline manic-road

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #147 on: September 30, 2020, 08:54:01 AM »
I would love us to win the league cup and then play the youngsters in that new European mickey mouse trophy.

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #148 on: September 30, 2020, 09:45:53 AM »
Can a moderator combine this with the other stoke thread?

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Re: Carabao Cup Round 4 v Stoke (H)
« Reply #149 on: September 30, 2020, 07:20:52 PM »
Can a moderator combine this with the other stoke thread?

No need. This is the general EFL Cup thread which gets updated as we progress to the final, the other is the specific pre-match thread for the Stoke game.

 


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