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#1081

Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:17 PM

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Football nowadays is more a big big commercial cookpot.

Priorities are monetised and ranked.

Glory is for the folksy dreamland romantics.

$$$ is the real king.

:D


U are right $ is king in modern day Football and perhaps its right to prioritise UCL qualification and fight for top 4 over domestic Cups which is what Poch is saying at Spurs and Wenger previously at Arsenal.

But I’m old school glory romantic so I prioritise silverware as its a chance to show off over other fans and it looks good on our club’s CV😀. So maybe I’m silly but I’ll take Mickey Mouse League Cup over 4th place anytime👍

When I reminisce back in my later years, I can count x League Cups, x FA Cups etc but I wont be able to count x UCL qualifications though the club’s Accountants surely can!
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#1082

Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:21 PM

Spring

i think a.w is the first 1 to start using kids for cups training.

after that alot of big clubs follow.

only a clubs like man c,
with almost 24 first choice players, then u can go all out in cups completeion


Yes Wenger was the perfect Club Mgr from owner’s perspective as he towed the line and was ever mindful of bottom line but he fell out with the terraces ie fans in his last years so I’m not sure if this is the correct way to handle matters?

His legacy was tarnished in his pursuit for 4th place which to his credit he delivered year in, year out and it was only in his final year or 2 that he didn’t manage it.
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#1083

Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:23 PM

Spring

When Pool win the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup people say its just Mickey Mouse Cup.

When they don't win it people say they don't take the cups seriously enough.

Win and people belittle your winnings. Don't win and also people criticise.

True or not?

:D


Quite true from the Money Men(cos they feel 4th place is better than Cup silverware) and jealous rival fans but u will nvr hear me saying this!
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#1084

Posted 19 February 2019 - 07:50 PM

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Actually Iâm not sure what is the better way to participate in the FA Cup.

When Pool was weak, they still preferred to play youngsters knowing that the Cups offered them a chance for silverware. Now when Pool is strong, they still played weaken teams with the excuse that EPL title was the priority. Iâve no intention of knocking Pool nor telling them what to do but it is sad that the FA Cup has been downgraded so much when in the old days, the highlight of a professional was to play in a Wembley Cup Final, haiz......

B4 the champions league became non fiction. Domestic cups in most european leagues are widely supported. Lifting a cup. Finishing as champions of their respective league was the main goals only. Only the league champions gets to play european cup. Finishing 2nd and 3rd. The uefa cup. And winning the cup. Goes to cups winners cup.

Those were the days.

The fa cup was the most prestigous domestic cup accross europe. The prize monies waa good then. But champions league got bigger and the monies is like 30times more than the fa cup and will continue to get bigger unfortunately.

Thus the shine of the fa cup loses.

Then the financials of playing in epl is so great. Relegation will means 100million lost. Winning the fa cup and pocketing 3million is ermm not attractive anymore.

So even the mid and relegation threatened teams dun treat the fa cup seriously liao
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 10:33 PM

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Actually I’m not sure what is the better way to participate in the FA Cup.

When Pool was weak, they still preferred to play youngsters knowing that the Cups offered them a chance for silverware. Now when Pool is strong, they still played weaken teams with the excuse that EPL title was the priority. I’ve no intention of knocking Pool nor telling them what to do but it is sad that the FA Cup has been downgraded so much when in the old days, the highlight of a professional was to play in a Wembley Cup Final, haiz......

 

i think it was some conscious decision of years gone by, that the fringe/young players who don't normally get to play in the league matches, be given some game time to gain some competitive experience during the cup games. That way, hopefully it will offer those players some hope and not grow restless and leave for other clubs in search of game time.

 

Might be a valid reason, but it's true that such approach devalues the cup competitions, and also subconsciously led to the teams not treating them seriously.

 

In terms of glory, my view is that:

long ago, the club revenue/profit and the players' salary were not exorbitant for the top players. Attractive, but not astronomical. So the players and clubs were not so fixated on $$, but rather more focused on the glory.

 

Fast forward to the age where broadcast rights going into billions of dollars, and all clubs and players then throw the glory out of the windows, and instead only think about the $$ lor...


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https://www.skysport...ifa-regulations

 

Chelsea given two transfer-window ban after breaching FIFA rules

good loh, as a chelsea fan i hope they kenna ban.

so many good players any how sell.

buy already all loan out.

good youngester dun want to play them.

 

but keep signing youth player.

the 1 incharge of buy/sell players in recent years need to be sack




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