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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #165 on: August 25, 2022, 06:36:53 PM »
(Glasgow) Rangers?
Played them in the semi final of the FA Cup in 1887. Its the last time a Scottish side was aloud the play in the English FA Cup.

I know, I was suggesting it was an outlier as it was the only time we played a professional Scottish team in either cup. :)

I wonder what became of them?

Dunno, last I heard they took a bit of a pasting at an away tie in Stalingrad.

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #166 on: August 25, 2022, 06:39:40 PM »
Full list here, see if you spot the outlier:


Great work. No idea on the outlier

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #167 on: August 25, 2022, 06:51:24 PM »
Is it going to be something like Lincoln City, a side we've never played in a cup?

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #168 on: August 25, 2022, 07:03:07 PM »
(Glasgow) Rangers?
Played them in the semi final of the FA Cup in 1887. Its the last time a Scottish side was aloud the play in the English FA Cup.

I know, I was suggesting it was an outlier as it was the only time we played a professional Scottish team in either cup. :)

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 7 March 1887


Scotland’s last hope of winning the English Cup has have now fled. The combination team which met the Aston Villa on Saturday under the cognomen of the Glasgow Rangers, fighting hard, were yet forced to submit to the prowess of the Midland team.

The Crewe Alexandra ground was the arena in which the great combat was waged, and in the early stages of the English Cup competition the Rangers were lightly though of, and little was it imagined that they would reach the semi-final tie.

Their deeds were eclipsed by the achievements of two clubs greater than they - namely, Queen’s Park and Renton - and the canny Scots looked to one of these two clubs to bring the cup over the border. But when both succumbed to the Preston North End, every effort was made to strengthen the Rangers, and the report quickly went forth that the finest players in Scotland had been enrolled in the ranks of that club to make a last despairing bid for victory.

The strikingly miscellaneous team that played Aston Villa on Saturday comprised players from the Hibernians, Vale of Leven, Queen’s Park, and Dumbarton. One quality only did this team lack to make it one of the finest in the United Kingdom, and that was the combination which comes from a longer experience by the players of each other’s powers and style.

As eleven individual players the Rangers surpassed the Villa, but as a while the latter team were far and away the better. Exclusive of Saturday’s match, the Rangers throughout the competition have scored thirteen goals against four, whilst the Villa have obtained thirty four goals as compared with eight goals scored by their opponents.

Both teams has been in active preparation for the game, and when the Rangers arrived in Crewe on Friday night they were all looking fit and well. The Villa team have for one past week been trained at Holt Fleet, near Droitwich, to which place they have several times journeyed, and tested the efficacy of brine baths.

They arrived in Birmingham from Worcester shortly after eleven o’clock on Saturday morning, and were received by a number of their admirers. A saloon carriage was attached to the 12 o’clock express to Crewe and as the train steamed out of the New Street Station three hearty cheers were given.

The weather in Birmingham was most uninviting, but when the train arrived at Crewe the sun was shining brightly.

At about two o’clock the gates of the football ground were thrown open, and there was soon a good sprinkling of spectators present. The numbers were gradually augmented until three o’clock, by which time there were about five thousand persons assembled, and then the game commenced this number had doubled itself, the Birmingham contingent being about four thousand strong.

The field is a magnificent one, being very level, and the turf was in fine condition. The arrangements reflect great credit upon the local club, for they were perfect. Every spectator present was enabled to see the game by reason of there being a sloping bank of ashes all round the field - an arrangement well worthy of imitation by local clubs.

The Rangers were the first to put in an appearance, and their splendid physique excited much comment. They were shortly followed by the Villa, who were received with tremendous cheering, and it at once became evident that they were the more popular team. Indeed the Crewe people were, if we might use the term, Villa mad, and they actually went so far as to beg cards with “Play up Villa” on them, which they stuck in their hats, and of which they seemed very proud.
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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #169 on: August 25, 2022, 07:33:57 PM »
Wheres the Villa vs. West Ham thread that's on Sunday.

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #170 on: August 25, 2022, 07:37:22 PM »
Wheres the Villa vs. West Ham thread that's on Sunday.

Feel free to start it. Don't forget the poll.

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #171 on: August 25, 2022, 07:47:40 PM »
Wheres the Villa vs. West Ham thread that's on Sunday.

Feel free to start it. Don't forget the poll.
Will cash do.
Bednarek hasn't signed yet.
I don't want to be the starter.

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #172 on: August 25, 2022, 08:41:14 PM »
Wheres the Villa vs. West Ham thread that's on Sunday.

Started it for you mate.

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #173 on: August 25, 2022, 08:54:23 PM »
Wheres the Villa vs. West Ham thread that's on Sunday.

Started it for you mate.
For us all!
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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #174 on: August 27, 2022, 10:10:47 PM »
Ah well!

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #175 on: September 25, 2022, 09:57:08 PM »
Have got the full allocation, 7,504 tickets at a more reasonable than last season £28 each.
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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #176 on: September 25, 2022, 10:09:49 PM »
Why is this round so late? Usually R3 takes place, well, around now. I would've thought the Qatar World Cup would've lead to EFL Cup matches being brought forward as much as possible, not spread out beyond same

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #177 on: September 25, 2022, 10:12:20 PM »
Because the European games have been squeezed in extra early so that the Group Stages are completed before the World Cup starts, so there are no available midweek dates for the League Cup.

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #178 on: September 26, 2022, 09:18:19 AM »
7,500 tickets, be interesting to see if we sell them all

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Re: League Cup round 3 fix. Man U (A)
« Reply #179 on: September 26, 2022, 12:16:39 PM »
Hope they get to general sale as I'm up for it as is my son who just happens to live in Stretford.

 


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