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FA Cup Replays Scrapped 12:05 - Apr 18 with 12280 viewsCamberleyR

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/68844583

RIP The FA Cup

Well done the Premier League and Sky you utter thunderc*nts.

Poll: Which is the worst QPR team?

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:10 - Apr 18 with 5038 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Bastards.

Those games are oxygen for smaller clubs.

"The opposite of love, after all, is not hate, but indifference."
Poll: Player of the Year (so far)

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:10 - Apr 18 with 5031 viewssdm19994

Bring back the super league, get rid of them, couldn’t care less. Disgrace.
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:11 - Apr 18 with 4988 viewsWatford_Ranger

Pathetic kowtowing by the FA
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:13 - Apr 18 with 4963 viewsCamberleyR

What planet is this guy on?

"The FA Cup is our biggest asset," said FA chief executive Mark Bullingham.

"This new agreement between the FA and the Premier League strengthens the FA Cup and gives this very special tournament exclusive weekends in an increasingly busy calendar.

Poll: Which is the worst QPR team?

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:15 - Apr 18 with 4938 viewsPaddyhoops

The journalist , Henry Winter banging on about Phil Foden having to play 70 games this season.
Rest him and put the other 100 million player Citeh have cheated their way to getting on board in his place. Absolute C****.
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:21 - Apr 18 with 4866 viewsRangers67

Given our record in this competition I don,t think it really affects us !!. Point taken about it affecting the lower league clubs though
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:24 - Apr 18 with 4828 viewsAntti_Heinola

FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:10 - Apr 18 by BrianMcCarthy

Bastards.

Those games are oxygen for smaller clubs.


I dunno. Are they?
For maybe one club a season. Maybe.
I know I'm going to be in a massive minority on this, but I won't miss them. No ET either - straight to pens please.
(Although I have no truck with the 'too many games' arguments spouted lately. Just rest and rotate your players you moaning tw@ts. Particularly Guardiola, who has enough players to field three teams who'd do well in the Prem - or, you know, just don't bother playing in the Champions League?).
[Post edited 18 Apr 12:26]

Bare bones.

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:24 - Apr 18 with 4815 viewsdigswellhoop

if premier league teams dont like it dont enter
as in efl cup they shouldn't be allowed in there not English football league
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:28 - Apr 18 with 4766 viewsted_hendrix

My conscience is clear having told Sky to shove their 'package' up their 'package' bottoms Years ago.

My Father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:30 - Apr 18 with 4744 viewsWatford_Ranger

FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:24 - Apr 18 by Antti_Heinola

I dunno. Are they?
For maybe one club a season. Maybe.
I know I'm going to be in a massive minority on this, but I won't miss them. No ET either - straight to pens please.
(Although I have no truck with the 'too many games' arguments spouted lately. Just rest and rotate your players you moaning tw@ts. Particularly Guardiola, who has enough players to field three teams who'd do well in the Prem - or, you know, just don't bother playing in the Champions League?).
[Post edited 18 Apr 12:26]


No issue with straight to pens though I wish there were a better method than pens.

For me the replay thing is just another tradition they’re taking away. It’s a lottery win for the club who gets it and 99% won’t but there’s a tiny bit of ‘magic’ left in the cup and they’re taking much of that away.
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:43 - Apr 18 with 4665 viewsTheChef

FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:10 - Apr 18 by BrianMcCarthy

Bastards.

Those games are oxygen for smaller clubs.


Yep screwing over the smaller clubs yet again.


Poll: How old is everyone on here?

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:46 - Apr 18 with 4635 viewssmuttsontour

possible solution (prepared to be challenged):

- if a PL team is drawn at home in the first leg, the EFL/NL club should have an option to trigger a replay should the tie end in a draw, prior to kick off.

protects revenue and tradition with a sprinkle of pragmatism.
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:50 - Apr 18 with 4608 viewsWatford_Ranger

FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:46 - Apr 18 by smuttsontour

possible solution (prepared to be challenged):

- if a PL team is drawn at home in the first leg, the EFL/NL club should have an option to trigger a replay should the tie end in a draw, prior to kick off.

protects revenue and tradition with a sprinkle of pragmatism.


Think you could have it where if either team wants a replay they say so before the first match. If both want it done on the day then fine.
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:59 - Apr 18 with 4534 viewsrbee

FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:46 - Apr 18 by smuttsontour

possible solution (prepared to be challenged):

- if a PL team is drawn at home in the first leg, the EFL/NL club should have an option to trigger a replay should the tie end in a draw, prior to kick off.

protects revenue and tradition with a sprinkle of pragmatism.


Everybody knows the financial implications of this rule change. Manchester City couldn't care less but the likes of Grimsby Town do.

So why not simply grant teams in the lower leagues a home tie in the 3rd Round onwards.
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:00 - Apr 18 with 4516 viewsAntti_Heinola

FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:28 - Apr 18 by ted_hendrix

My conscience is clear having told Sky to shove their 'package' up their 'package' bottoms Years ago.


What's it got to do with Sky?

Bare bones.

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:09 - Apr 18 with 4433 viewsAntti_Heinola

FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:30 - Apr 18 by Watford_Ranger

No issue with straight to pens though I wish there were a better method than pens.

For me the replay thing is just another tradition they’re taking away. It’s a lottery win for the club who gets it and 99% won’t but there’s a tiny bit of ‘magic’ left in the cup and they’re taking much of that away.


I do agree with you, I used to love multi-replays. But maybe because the FA Cup doesn't have the cache it once did, or maybe because we are so bad in it, I don't have much interest in it. i think the vast majority of teams want games to be done on the first go, and actually I think that might benefit some smaller sides. If we're arguing about the finances, how many teams have had a genuinely money-spinning *replay* in the last 5 years? A few? But hardly any, and in fact, far more teams probably lose money putting on replays with poor attendances. It is a bit of a shame, but I also think cup competitions should be cup competitions: you get one crack at it, not multiple cracks. When we beat Everton on pens in the other cup, it was fantastic - we'd have likely got gubbed in any replay.
If we're talking purely finances, then whoever covers the Cup (currently BBC and ITV) should be forced to be more interesting with their game picks. Maidstone should have been a live game the Round before they finally got on telly, for example, instead of one of the boring all Prem ties. In fact, all Prem ties should be banned from having full match coverage until Round 5. that TV money would be far better distributed to smaller clubs.

Bare bones.

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:25 - Apr 18 with 4368 viewsCamberleyR

FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:00 - Apr 18 by Antti_Heinola

What's it got to do with Sky?


Haven't Sky over the last 30 + years helped make the Premier League the (IMO) force for evil it is today then?
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:29 - Apr 18 with 4333 viewsOldPedro

This is the bit that annoys me:

"In its current format, the FA Cup has no replays from the fifth round onwards, but the FA says the move to eliminate them from an earlier stage has been made "in light of changes to the calendar driven by the expanded Uefa competitions".

Uefa launched the Europa Conference League in 2021 and the number of teams in the Champions League group stage will rise from 32 to 36 next season. Fifa has announced an expanded 32-team Club World Cup for 2025."

So basically, scrapping replays because 6 or 7 teams will be playing extra games in European competitions!!

Then, no doubt, a couple of those clubs will play weakened teams in those european comps because they need to make sure they finish mid-table in the Premier league


Extra mature cheddar......a simple cheese for a simple man

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:32 - Apr 18 with 4304 viewsNorthernr

While the World Cup, Euros, World Club Cup and Champions League all rapidly expand into stodgy, bloated tournaments, played increasingly in the US and Middle East.

We all know what's going on here, who's driving it, and why. Completely unequal, uncompetitive competitive games between the haves and have nots, with rotating pitchside advertising telling you about the real quiz - Liverpool v Man Utd, Philadelphia, July 27.

League Cup will be ditched next, or become like the EFL Trophy where idiot scum like us are privileged to draw "Chelsea U21s" to "create more first team opportunities" for the thousands of teenagers they've hoovered up from clubs that would have given them actual first team opportunities.

Sick sport really, I have very little love for it any more outside of QPR.

Even as a general spectacle I find the Premier League largely unwatchable because of the omnipresent involvement of the VAR. I'll get into a game, a goal will be scored, 'fck me we've got a big 20 minutes coming up here' I'll think to myself getting ready to settle in, five minutes later some cnt with a laptop has discovered that somebody had an arse cheek an inch offside in 'the first phase' during which they brushed a defender who may subsequently have been impeded from getting to the guy who actually scored in 'the second phase' and therefore we can't have a goal for that. It's usually at that point I put The Hairy Bikers Mediterranean Tour on again.

I used to rabidly consume everything, every minute, every game, every channel. There were two Champions League quarter finals last night and I had 20 minutes of Man City on while I ate my dinner, then curled up with a book instead.

I watch every bit of Championship, but even that's basically so I can cover it properly for LFW. Those games often completely ruined by the refereeing, the gamesmanship, and the parachute payments. Leeds Blackburn Saturday, Blackburn goalkeeper standing with the ball in his hands for 30 seconds, a referee who sent Jimmy Dunne off for re-entering the field without permission and then scuffing up a penalty spot unwilling to do anything because "referees feel the punishment of an indirect free kick in the box is not proportionate to the offence, and is hard to set up and police anyway".

I reckon I genuinely watch more Australian rugby league than British football outside the Championship now, and as soon as that inevitably goes down the ten-match ban for an accidental clash of heads route the British game has taken that'll be me done with that as well.
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:45 - Apr 18 with 4217 viewsLandshark

I am sure you all know this anyway, but just in case...FA Cup gate receipts are split 45/45 between clubs with the FA getting 10%. Sometimes it's more valuable for a lower league team to be playing away in a bigger stadium.

It's not just the Premier League that suffers from fixture congestion, lower levels also have the same issues. While a replay can be great for a lower league teams it can also be a pain for them.

Yes we're losing a tradition but I am sure in 5-10 years people won't care.
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:50 - Apr 18 with 4181 viewsBluce_Ree

I literally feel nothing but disdain for the FA Cup (solely because of QPR and their unrelenting shitness in it) but this is a dick move.

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH MARTI THE REDEEMER WHO STRENGTHENS ME.

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:53 - Apr 18 with 4171 viewsHarbour

I stopped watching the FA Cup several years ago..even the Rs game i stopped going to. The competition is won by the same 4 clubs every year. Was farcical when they decided VAR was used for games involving Prem clubs but not for games with no Prem club involved. Then the semi finals at Wembley that’s crap. Would be good if there was a cup competition for the championship L1 and L2 clubs and below without prem league clubs entering with the final at Wembley.
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:55 - Apr 18 with 4151 viewsloftus77

Was it a third replay for us against Forest in 1978? Epic stuff to a very young fan. 40,000 at the City Ground when Stan scored, apparently.

A real shame but a sign of the times. No surprise at all.
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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:56 - Apr 18 with 4148 viewsR_from_afar

FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 12:21 - Apr 18 by Rangers67

Given our record in this competition I don,t think it really affects us !!. Point taken about it affecting the lower league clubs though


Yep, sadly. This thread should've been labelled: "Off topic".

"Things had started becoming increasingly desperate at Loftus Road but QPR have been handed a massive lifeline and the place has absolutely erupted. it's carnage. It's bedlam. It's 1-1."

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FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 14:06 - Apr 18 with 4078 viewsJevlar

FA Cup Replays Scrapped on 13:32 - Apr 18 by Northernr

While the World Cup, Euros, World Club Cup and Champions League all rapidly expand into stodgy, bloated tournaments, played increasingly in the US and Middle East.

We all know what's going on here, who's driving it, and why. Completely unequal, uncompetitive competitive games between the haves and have nots, with rotating pitchside advertising telling you about the real quiz - Liverpool v Man Utd, Philadelphia, July 27.

League Cup will be ditched next, or become like the EFL Trophy where idiot scum like us are privileged to draw "Chelsea U21s" to "create more first team opportunities" for the thousands of teenagers they've hoovered up from clubs that would have given them actual first team opportunities.

Sick sport really, I have very little love for it any more outside of QPR.

Even as a general spectacle I find the Premier League largely unwatchable because of the omnipresent involvement of the VAR. I'll get into a game, a goal will be scored, 'fck me we've got a big 20 minutes coming up here' I'll think to myself getting ready to settle in, five minutes later some cnt with a laptop has discovered that somebody had an arse cheek an inch offside in 'the first phase' during which they brushed a defender who may subsequently have been impeded from getting to the guy who actually scored in 'the second phase' and therefore we can't have a goal for that. It's usually at that point I put The Hairy Bikers Mediterranean Tour on again.

I used to rabidly consume everything, every minute, every game, every channel. There were two Champions League quarter finals last night and I had 20 minutes of Man City on while I ate my dinner, then curled up with a book instead.

I watch every bit of Championship, but even that's basically so I can cover it properly for LFW. Those games often completely ruined by the refereeing, the gamesmanship, and the parachute payments. Leeds Blackburn Saturday, Blackburn goalkeeper standing with the ball in his hands for 30 seconds, a referee who sent Jimmy Dunne off for re-entering the field without permission and then scuffing up a penalty spot unwilling to do anything because "referees feel the punishment of an indirect free kick in the box is not proportionate to the offence, and is hard to set up and police anyway".

I reckon I genuinely watch more Australian rugby league than British football outside the Championship now, and as soon as that inevitably goes down the ten-match ban for an accidental clash of heads route the British game has taken that'll be me done with that as well.


Couldn’t agree more. My love for the game has slowly dwindled over the years.
So far this season, I’ve not watched a single PL game in its entirety, which would have been unthinkable to me 10 years ago.

The more that money has taken over the worse it’s become.
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