Carabao Cup semifinals

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    ErranMorad Full Member

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    It's a bit of fun, isn't it? Didn't think there was anything wrong with it. The kid did alright.
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    Would make more sense to have only Football League clubs play in it to be honest.

    In terms of the FA Cup though, if you seed it then all the small clubs that get through to the third round could be guaranteed a pay day against a Premier League club, while you don’t get anyone coasting through to the later stages playing weak opposition. The majority of the games you get now with the open draw are fixtures nobody wants.
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    Reddy Rederson Full Member

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    Meh, is what it is. If he doesn’t give the youngsters a run out in the 2nd though, he’s a knob. IMO of course.
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    WensleyMU New Member

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    Oh yeh, forgot about that one.

    And yes, the 2008 game was the enjoyable one.
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    Andrew Wolf New Member

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    Just Scott the Red, the biggest United fan of all. Never does anything cringeworthy. Stands and applauds every goal for 5 seconds then remains seated incase he looks bad to others.

    Exactly why people are poking fun at an event that happens every home game andis solely aimed at children, I don't know.

    Liverpool fans got hold of a video of it last year at the CL game and were convinced we were trying to emulate their bus "welcome" :rolleyes:
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    dogwithabone Full Member

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    Completely agree, why should City have eased up ? There's all sorts of biggest win records they could have smashed and if I was one of their players I'd have wanted to be part of a team entering the record books that could stand for years and years to come, never mind the individual scoring possibilities that were in the offering.

    Pep is right, the disrespectful approach would have been to deliberately ease up at the just about palatable scoreline of 6-0. That would be taking the p*ss but to put on a first class performance and keep your foot to the floor and win by 9, although hard to take for Burton, is the most honourable way City could have played it.
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    Mrs Smoker Full Member

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    That's extremely embarrassing, Burton.
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    .Rossi ever get that feeling of déjà vu?

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    It's tough at the top, isn't it?
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    It is not that it was unprofessional but, it is just terrible to watch. When we destroyed Roma in 2007 and when Germany destroyed Brazil that was great spectacle since Roma actually beat us in the first leg and Brazil were home and the favorites when they got destroyed by Germany. See two teams that should be able to go toe to toe with each other and in one side getting curb stomped is shocking. But, when City destroys a side like Burton all you can think about is the vast difference in terms of wages between the two sides. And make you feel sad and empty about the current state of Football.
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    Oggmonster Full Member

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    It's all harmless but it is equally something people will take the piss of, the fact City deleted it implies people took the piss and they took it down. I think it's a bit cringing how they do stuff like this personally, part of the reason is because City have become everything they hated about United and stuff like this (ending in walking through tunnel club) just sums it up really.

    Feel a bit bad for the kid he's a young lad and I'm sure plenty of tweets were sent taking the piss of him which is a bit harsh but City doing all this is just embarrassing in my opinion.

    Didn't see the game but can't see how people want them to ease up, it's sport and Burton got there on merit so they deserve to have City play at their best and that's what they got. I don't think they expected anything less.
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    Nogbadthebad Full Member

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    Burton are my local team.

    The starting eleven cost less than a £1million.

    Cities cost £580 million.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    It's absurd to criticise a team for piling the goals. Call out the lack of gametime for the youth players all you want, which is far, but can't see a logical reason for the former.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    We should have scored 2 and sat back.

    Also beating arsenal 8-2 was a disgrace. Shoud have stopped at 4-2.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    It's amusing how people like professionalism and managers/ players who push themselves to the limit but see an issue with this. Surely, you'd want Martial and Rashford to be trying to create/score/make things happen even if we're 5-0 up? I'd want Martial to go try and get his 15th and 16th goals of the season.
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    Demolishing a team in a cup match (especially a lower league team) is very very different from hammering a team in the league. In a league season goal difference can be crucial. If City had only beaten United 0-1 instead of 1-6 in the 2011/12 season then we would have been champions and not them.

    I think its fair enough to keep your foot on the gas in the league.
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    The opposite. If it is a competitive fixture, then I don’t understand how a team becomes disrespectful by demolishing the opposition. In fact, it is disrespectful to your own set of fans if the winning team starts “throwing away” goals.

    I can understand not demolishing opponents in non-competitive friendly matches or matches played for charity etc.
    I can also understand slowing down in competitive sports like boxing if you fear you might seriously injure the opponent.


    But in competitive football matches, hell no!
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    Edinburgh New Member

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    You are a Liverpool fan - perhaps you were worried they were going to break your 10-0 League Cup record!! Did you go to that? Remember it? It was 1986 when Liverpool were at their peak. There were 13000 there - so you probably would have been ok getting a ticket. Anyway, what were you saying? Oh yeah, City’s 32000 was a joke
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    Edinburgh New Member

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    City have a first team squad of over 20 but can only play 11. If you play players “21-31” rather than “12-20” like a number of them last night were - when do those squad players get a game - or do they just get thrown in to a league game being really rusty?

    3 under 20s played. Seems fine to me.
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    dogwithabone Full Member

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    What City did to Burton, in current league standings, is no different to Norwich (2nd best team in championship) beating Tranmere (9th two divisions below) 9-0 in a cup semi. No one would have expected Norwich to slow up and no one should have expected City to ease up either.

    Burton aren’t a team bottom of L2 about to exit the Football League. They're a team with a very realistic chance of being in the mix to get promoted to the Championship.
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    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    Yes of course, I'm not suggesting they should have fielded the complete U23 team but my point was they played a bit of a dead rubber and, when you're 4 up at half time surely you bring on as many of your youth players rather than Danilo and B Silva. And why not start Foden as well.

    This kind of links into my hope that we one day abandon the current League cup format and make it more like the an U23's cup, basically forcing PL teams to use this as a way to develop younger players and give them game time. Would also be awesome for fans to actually see a range of prospects coming through from all positions as opposed to fleeting appearances on the bench in the first team and, especially looking at attendance figures, I doubt it would impact who turns up to be honest. In turn, makes the FA cup more prestigious as that becomes THE domestic cup for senior players. Bit of an aside but think it links into this example quite well.
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    Dirty Schwein Has a 'Best of Britney Spears' album

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    Football is a competition. Who cares about feelings.

    In 5-a-side there was this player once who played with us and was clearly leagues above us. He rounded the keeper on a 5-a-side pitch... TWICE! He literally scored at any moment he wanted.

    I kept seeing his face every time I closed my eyes for about a week :lol:

    But I don't hold it against him at all.
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    robinamicrowave Wanted to be bran, ended up being littlefinger

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    If we'd played a bunch kids we'd have been criticised for not taking the semi-final seriously enough. We played a strong team, battered the opposition and were still criticised for not being kind enough to our opponents. Damned if we do and damned if we don't - I'd rather we did, which we did. Now the second leg is a formality and we can look forward to our sixth cup final in eight years.
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    Pfmpd New Member

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    No I didn't go, I wasn't born.

    And yeah, city never sell out. Rarely get close to selling out. Even your CL games you get poor attendances.
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    dbs235 Full Member

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    Think that was more for the stupidity of risking Kane being injured.
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    starman Full Member

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    You are completely missing the point on what was said, never said they need to score xx goals to play youth players. The example was to continue to keep scoring, dont show mercy on your opponent they many in this thread were complaining about. Be "ruthless"

    But anyway, carry on..
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    stevoc Full Member

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    Ok fair enough mate, but to be fair to me if you re-read your post it's easy to see how it could be interpreted the way i did interpret it.

    And i was just being a bit of a sarcastic cnut, i wasn't entirely serious.