FA Cup Final (slaughter)

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  1. May 18, 2019 at 01:55
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    Full bodied red Full Member

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    Is it just me looking in the wrong places, but I've seen hardly anything in the papers or online about today's match.

    There was a time not so long ago when the week before the Final, the papers were full of it everyday - player profiles, how-they-reached-the-final, full page spreads on the managers, even pictures of the players' wives or, more interestingly, their cars....

    In the 70s, we even had special editions of It's a Knockout, for God's sake, on the Saturday morning, because Cup Final Day was special.

    Or is it just that today's match is just going to be a one-sided confirmation that Citeh are the best team we've seen for a generation, the result absolutely not in doubt, so nobody even bothers talking about the match ?

    Wigan Athletic, anyone ??
  2. May 18, 2019 at 02:04
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    haram Full Member

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    Literally had no idea the final was today.
  3. May 18, 2019 at 02:09
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    I didnt know it was today
  4. May 18, 2019 at 02:29
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    I saw a joke piece on ESPN about things Manchester United can do while the finals take place...

    ...they're using us , not in any of these cups, to get more clicks and interest than the teams playing in them :lol:

    And likewise didn't realize it was this weekend until I saw that piece, got annoyed and clicked to read it anyway
  5. May 18, 2019 at 03:17
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    Dumbstar Full Member

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    What cup final? Isn't that in two weeks time? :confused:
  6. May 18, 2019 at 03:44
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    I knew it is today but actually forgot and needed this thread to be remind me.
  7. May 18, 2019 at 04:13
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    Klopper76 "Did you see Fabinho against Red Star & Cardiff?"

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    Is it on BBC or BT?
  8. May 18, 2019 at 07:24
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    It's been diminishing in importance for years and is in danger of slipping to the levels of the League Cup. Having two teams nobody is interested in doesn't help.
  9. May 18, 2019 at 07:29
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    Didn't realise it was on until yesterday. Says a lot about it. And about City really.
  10. May 18, 2019 at 07:30
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    What's even more funnier is that city can do the domestic treble today if they win but no one really gives a shit. Hardly no media coverage about the cup final and talk of city doing the treble. Crazy, just media coverage of Utd transfer dealings and utd related.
  11. May 18, 2019 at 07:31
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Oh it's today. The magic really has gone out of the domestic cups hasn't it?
  12. May 18, 2019 at 07:46
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    I am pumped for days now, and knew it was today. Magic's still there, especially if Watford wins.
  13. May 18, 2019 at 07:49
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Me neither.

    This is Watford's day. I can feel it.
  14. May 18, 2019 at 07:51
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    SerenityValley Full Member

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    Didn’t realise it was today. Or that Watford were in it.
  15. May 18, 2019 at 07:51
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    Both. I think.
  16. May 18, 2019 at 07:57
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    Doucoure. Played really well against us.

    Interested to see how he plays in the final.
  17. May 18, 2019 at 08:40
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    The Domestic treble is something Sky Sports made up to sell tickets. With the diminishing importance of the FA CUP, there's not even a 'treble' anymore. The only thing that truly matters is the double now. Domestic League + Champions League. That being said, City takes the 'domestic treble' quite seriously for some reason and is hyper excited about this FA Cup Final. Will be utterly humiliating if they lose.
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  18. May 18, 2019 at 08:41
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    Nobody cares about City.
  19. May 18, 2019 at 08:44
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    Hope Watford can win it. Would mean a lot to them - won’t mean f*ck all to city.
  20. May 18, 2019 at 08:48
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    It’s City and Watford. Don’t think anybody cares as the outcome should be pretty straight forward. Not heard if it’s a sell out.
    On a side note Manchester City Centre was empty last Sunday after they won the league. Would that have happened if we’d won it?
  21. May 18, 2019 at 08:49
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    No one seems to give a shit even though the FA Cup carries prestige apparently.
  22. May 18, 2019 at 08:52
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    Disagree

    Watch how the City players react today when they score. This means a lot to City. FA Cup is still a trophy that's semi worthy in 2019. The league cup is the real farce and shouldn't even count. Hence why the domestic treble is the biggest joke there is. Might as well say the domestic quadruple and include the Charity Shield.
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  23. May 18, 2019 at 09:13
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    Everyone mentally checks out after the final league game. Cup final gets forgotten about. I forgot until I saw this thread.
  24. May 18, 2019 at 09:24
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    FireballXL5 New Member

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    Routine win for City. 2 or 3 nil. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  25. May 18, 2019 at 09:30
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    I didn't know it was today. Good, looking forward to this. Well the first 20 minutes at least while it still feels that Watford could win it
  27. May 18, 2019 at 09:46
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    5 o clock kick off... theyre not even trying ti reignite the magic. More concerned with selling the TV rights across the world.
  28. May 18, 2019 at 09:54
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Watford will get battered :yawn:
  29. May 18, 2019 at 10:22
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    It actually means a lot to City now as part of a treble rather than standalone. Pep needs to cover for the CL disappointment.

    Wolves could have done with not messing up against Watford. :rolleyes: This will be Watford's usual end of season 6-0 mauling by a top 6 club.
  30. May 18, 2019 at 10:25
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    I thought Utd fans are bringing out their well worn blue scarves again, as a Watford win means earlier EL qualifying for Utd?
  31. May 18, 2019 at 10:27
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    On the contrary. Much of this forum is obsessed with City.
  32. May 18, 2019 at 10:27
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    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    The interesting thing is that if City win United don't have to play the qualifying stages of the Europa League but get straight into the Group stages.

    In which case our Season will not start very early.
  33. May 18, 2019 at 10:30
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    Right
  34. May 18, 2019 at 10:31
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    I’d rather play a qualifier in July than piss off Half way around the world for no footballing reason anyway.
  35. May 18, 2019 at 10:31
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    Red00012 Full Member

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    If watford win we have to play 6 qualifying games.
  36. May 18, 2019 at 10:32
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    It just means an early exit from some Shanghai tournament I think so shouldn't affect pre-season training plans too much hopefully
  37. May 18, 2019 at 10:33
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    Two things you'll see today in the match build-up:
    Presenters/Media bemoan clubs lack of respect towards the Fa Cup.
    Presenters/Media continue to downplay the achievements of winning the Fa Cup.
  38. May 18, 2019 at 10:35
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    Is it not the opposite?
    Anytime I watch an fa cup game they never seem to stop mentioning how special it still is and the magic of it etc.
  39. May 18, 2019 at 10:36
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    You have to alter training plans. More players are involved than they were supposed to be and at a different intensity. Putting aside any lucrative trips.
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    Yeah I don't really care to be honest. feck City