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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #440 on: January 12, 2021, 11:36:09 AM »
How exactly do you think they've fixed this draw?

Youd think Bill Gates had enough on his plate, with injecting chips into OAPs at the moment.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #441 on: January 12, 2021, 11:37:53 AM »
How many fix shouts have there been this week...if you’re counting.... Does it offend you?
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #442 on: January 12, 2021, 11:48:31 AM »
Man City's FA Cup opponents since 2017/18:

Burnley
Cardiff
Wigan
Rotherham
Burnley
Newport
Swansea
Brighton
Watford
Port Vale
Fulham
Sheff Wed
Newcastle
Arsenal (final)
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Cheltenham

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #443 on: January 12, 2021, 11:52:15 AM »
Shouts of fixing is the football equivalent of "its not fair!!" shouts from a 4 year old being told they're not allowed a Mars Bar.

Even more pathetic when we are reigning champions and easily one of the best, if not the best, team in the world. By all means bemoan our 'luck' with domestic cup draws, but the claims of fixing are embarrassing (of course in the internet age a section of fans from nearly every club do the same)

People should be looking forward to the chance to knock one of our most hated clubs, who we know we are better then, out of the competition. Of course it is not a gimme. It would be a pointless competition if it was. As with everything else this season, it is mainly just a massive shame that there will be no fans. I for one am excited by the prospect.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #444 on: January 12, 2021, 11:53:32 AM »
How many fix shouts have there been this week...if you’re counting.... Does it offend you?

It doesn't offend me personally, I just find it amusing and embarrassing in equal measures I suppose. I'm certainly not counting, but for those who 'counted' all City's 'fixed' draws over recent reasons, that must have been quite time consuming I guess!
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #445 on: January 12, 2021, 11:54:23 AM »
How many fix shouts have there been this week...if you’re counting.... Does it offend you?

There are loads all over the forum, the VAR thread especially - its exhausting.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #446 on: January 12, 2021, 11:54:25 AM »
Both rounds are between some really important fixtures. We cannot afford any more injuries going forward if we want a chance to win the league because City are now really starting to get back to previous high levels. Play a heavily rotated side at Old Trafford.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #447 on: January 12, 2021, 11:54:52 AM »
Shouts of fixing is the football equivalent of "its not fair!!" shouts from a 4 year old being told they're not allowed a Mars Bar.

Even more pathetic when we are reigning champions and easily one of the best, if not the best, team in the world. By all means bemoan our 'luck' with domestic cup draws, but the claims of fixing are embarrassing (of course in the internet age a section of fans from nearly every club do the same)

People should be looking forward to the chance to knock one of our most hated clubs, who we know we are better then, out of the competition. Of course it is not a gimme. It would be a pointless competition if it was. As with everything else this season, it is mainly just a massive shame that there will be no fans. I for one am excited by the prospect.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #448 on: January 12, 2021, 11:58:04 AM »
I'd be disappointed to learn 'ar Crouchie was in on the fix and he'd allowed them (whoever them are) to teach him how to find hot and cold balls.

They must have been straight out of the freezer and microwave, hence us getting drawn early.

If anyone is following this closely they'll be interested to know that 6 balls were drawn out before our game.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #449 on: January 12, 2021, 11:59:14 AM »
I'd be disappointed to learn 'ar Crouchie was in on the fix and he'd allowed them (whoever them are) to teach him how to find hot and cold balls.

They must have been straight out of the freezer and microwave, hence us getting drawn early.

If anyone is following this closely they'll be interested to know that 6 balls were drawn out before our game.
6 eh...

Something about that number....

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #450 on: January 12, 2021, 12:03:29 PM »
Not ideal at all, i think how serious United take the fixture would depend on their result against us in the League. If they lose, they may see the FA Cup as a realistic chance of a trophy.

Will be a very tough week, United - United - Spurs, the type of week this time thrives in

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #451 on: January 12, 2021, 12:06:21 PM »
It doesn't offend me personally, I just find it amusing and embarrassing in equal measures I suppose. I'm certainly not counting, but for those who 'counted' all City's 'fixed' draws over recent reasons, that must have been quite time consuming I guess!

Imagine if I started doing that with you. I could come up with something witty or biting, like you’re a bit.....but I don’t, cos I’m a professional.
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #452 on: January 12, 2021, 12:15:34 PM »
A chance to beat the Manc's in their own backyard in the cup. This opportunity comes around once every 20 years, I'm well up for it and hope we put out our strongest team.
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #453 on: January 12, 2021, 12:28:38 PM »
There are loads all over the forum, the VAR thread especially - its exhausting.

Honestly....why would you find something written on a forum exhausting? We’ve been battered this season, absolutely battered. What could possibly have gone against us has done. Why do people get so ‘embarrassed’ or whatever about people potentially venting or whatever? I’m sure there isn’t a fix in the cup draws, it’s just fucking annoying to see us constantly getting tough ties and other notable teams constantly getting easy ones. As for refereeing and VAR....different subject but it’s clearly dodgy as fuck this season. There’s been decisions made STILL with no explanation and nothing for officials to hide behind. The best ref in the league has just come out and said ‘oh yeah I should have sent Pickford off’ in the derby and STILL no explanation of how that was allowed to happen or any repercussions.

Just let people fire off if they want
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #454 on: January 12, 2021, 01:58:11 PM »
A chance to beat the Manc's in their own backyard in the cup. This opportunity comes around once every 20 years, I'm well up for it and hope we put out our strongest team.

Same. Shame there is no fans, nothing tops emptying thier gaffe in 2009. Love to do that again.
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #455 on: January 12, 2021, 02:01:44 PM »
If it is fixed then I am delighted! An exciting fixture and opportunity to spank them twice in quick succession! Shame there won't be any fans :(
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #456 on: January 12, 2021, 02:17:47 PM »
Same. Shame there is no fans, nothing tops emptying thier gaffe in 2009. Love to do that again.
We did in 2014 haha, but another win there is overdue.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #457 on: January 12, 2021, 02:31:40 PM »
There are loads all over the forum, the VAR thread especially - its exhausting.

is it really exhausting?

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #458 on: January 12, 2021, 02:33:36 PM »
Not a fix, unless there are a lot of previously gobby people keeping quiet, but I'd rather be playing some League 1 side than United. I might be a wool but that's how I am at this stage.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #459 on: January 12, 2021, 02:38:01 PM »
Honestly....why would you find something written on a forum exhausting? We’ve been battered this season, absolutely battered. What could possibly have gone against us has done. Why do people get so ‘embarrassed’ or whatever about people potentially venting or whatever? I’m sure there isn’t a fix in the cup draws, it’s just fucking annoying to see us constantly getting tough ties and other notable teams constantly getting easy ones. As for refereeing and VAR....different subject but it’s clearly dodgy as fuck this season. There’s been decisions made STILL with no explanation and nothing for officials to hide behind. The best ref in the league has just come out and said ‘oh yeah I should have sent Pickford off’ in the derby and STILL no explanation of how that was allowed to happen or any repercussions.

Just let people fire off if they want

And now we've just been given a referee from Salford for a potentially vital game against Man United. A referee that gives Man United a penalty in half the games he refs them. What could possibly go wrong? I'm sure he will referee the game fairly and objectively though.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #460 on: January 12, 2021, 02:45:30 PM »
chiming in
mad the draws we've had the last few seasons in the domestic cups...and City's easy ones equally so  :o

is what it is. i don't think klopp will differ much from the team he would have put out if it were cheltenham at home or united away so just hope we beat them.
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #461 on: January 12, 2021, 03:50:21 PM »
An FA cup trophy win would do us all good, I still want to win it every season. I was hoping the extra squad depth would allow us to try for real to win it. More incentive now, can't be losing to Man u. Been awhile since the last one.
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #462 on: January 12, 2021, 06:09:14 PM »
how did the recount go?
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #463 on: January 12, 2021, 07:06:53 PM »
And now we've just been given a referee from Salford for a potentially vital game against Man United. A referee that gives Man United a penalty in half the games he refs them. What could possibly go wrong? I'm sure he will referee the game fairly and objectively though.

Someone must have edited his Wiki page as it says he is a lifelong Liverpool supporter ;D

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #464 on: January 12, 2021, 08:42:26 PM »
Fuck me, it’s like Parler in here you daft twats.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #465 on: January 12, 2021, 08:51:00 PM »
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #466 on: January 13, 2021, 11:31:12 AM »
Someone must have edited his Wiki page as it says he is a lifelong Liverpool supporter ;D
I'll bite. No mention of Liverpool FC on his wiki page. If he did "come out" as a Liverpool fan he would never referee a top game again(which is why Anthony Taylor maintains that he supports Altrincham)

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #467 on: January 13, 2021, 03:10:20 PM »
A full winning FA cup run of 6 games would net us £3,391,500 (not including TV money and gate receipts (£0 anyway))

Just being in the group stage of the champions league (without even kicking the ball) is €15,250,000. Our run so far this season has got us €36,450,000. That's not even adding the TV money

Why the fuck would I want to win the cup that helps the FA pay for the shithole Wembley stadium.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #468 on: January 13, 2021, 07:24:15 PM »
I'll bite. No mention of Liverpool FC on his wiki page. If he did "come out" as a Liverpool fan he would never referee a top game again(which is why Anthony Taylor maintains that he supports Altrincham)

And... to be fair to Tony the loss of income from not being allowed to referee Altrincham games must be astronomical.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #469 on: January 13, 2021, 09:28:21 PM »
A full winning FA cup run of 6 games would net us £3,391,500 (not including TV money and gate receipts (£0 anyway))

Just being in the group stage of the champions league (without even kicking the ball) is €15,250,000. Our run so far this season has got us €36,450,000. That's not even adding the TV money

Why the fuck would I want to win the cup that helps the FA pay for the shithole Wembley stadium.

Because it is a trophy that we haven't won for 15 years.

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #470 on: January 14, 2021, 04:17:53 AM »
A full winning FA cup run of 6 games would net us £3,391,500 (not including TV money and gate receipts (£0 anyway))

Just being in the group stage of the champions league (without even kicking the ball) is €15,250,000. Our run so far this season has got us €36,450,000. That's not even adding the TV money

Why the fuck would I want to win the cup that helps the FA pay for the shithole Wembley stadium.
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #471 on: January 14, 2021, 04:25:24 AM »
Its the Football Association Cup.

That's THE Trophy. The very first one.

You want it and you want it bad. Fierce. Especially if you are a football player for that matter. But pretty bad as a fan also. You just want it. Its Mother.
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #472 on: January 14, 2021, 04:34:14 AM »
Yet, one can always read the title as the "fuckup draws". Because they are just that.

Sure it'd be nice to win the FA Cup, but it's not defining or even influencing history as it once was. I feel that this is like a game of online poker - first hand in a tournament and 5-6 people on the table go "all in". because of the draw, one wins, and that one is set for a good amount of time if playing smartly. but when you get 17 out of 23 draws pairing you with PL teams when the second closest can't even compare, it beggars belief. So, whatever. Win it, and I'd be happy, lose and I won't lose any sleep.
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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #473 on: January 14, 2021, 08:08:18 AM »
A full winning FA cup run of 6 games would net us £3,391,500 (not including TV money and gate receipts (£0 anyway))

Just being in the group stage of the champions league (without even kicking the ball) is €15,250,000. Our run so far this season has got us €36,450,000. That's not even adding the TV money

Why the fuck would I want to win the cup that helps the FA pay for the shithole Wembley stadium.

That´s a pretty depressing way to look at things. Whats wrong with winning the trophy for winnings sake? If you are aspiring to be the best, you should be wanting to win everything there is.

And despite it not carrying the same prestige it once did, you can be damn sure our players want to win it as well.

Even in the modern game, winning the oldest football competition on earth, with an amazing history, should still mean something.

When we won the Super Cup and the Club World Cup, or even the League Cup in 2012, I wasn´t off checking what that meant for clubs books!!

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #474 on: January 14, 2021, 01:03:54 PM »
any date for the united game yet?

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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #475 on: January 14, 2021, 05:17:07 PM »
We're on the Beeb for the manc cup game.


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Re: FA Cup draws
« Reply #476 on: January 14, 2021, 06:23:53 PM »
One bonus is spurs fa cup on the monday giving them less prep time for us on the Thursday