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1 hour ago, lookersstandandy said:

Draw is this Satdi.... so we'll know who awaits the winner in the 3rd round by the time it's played.

 

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I hope we get...

 

Nope, really not bothered.

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11 minutes ago, the_mighty_bosh said:

 

I hope we get...

 

Nope, really not bothered.

1,2,5 or 6 would be good 

though we did beat Newcastle last season at home 

 

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I don’t boycott. I’ve been to a handful over the years. I just find it extremely hard to give a fuck, I really do. Leaves me feeling weird. Usually gutted when we lose. And delighted when we win. Strange to feel like a neutral. 

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We must put a full strength team out next week. At the end of the day it is a Wembley final and most if not all on here would go if we got in the final 

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6 hours ago, Flemboy said:

We must put a full strength team out next week. At the end of the day it is a Wembley final and most if not all on here would go if we got in the final 

I think you may be misjudging the levels of apathy. 

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8 hours ago, Flemboy said:

We must put a full strength team out next week. At the end of the day it is a Wembley final and most if not all on here would go if we got in the final 

I’d love to see my team walk out to play at Wembley, but for me only in a competition with prestige and not this abomination. I wouldn’t be there I’m afraid to say. 

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50 minutes ago, Dick_Valentine said:

I’d love to see my team walk out to play at Wembley, but for me only in a competition with prestige and not this abomination. I wouldn’t be there I’m afraid to say. 

Me neither, really couldn’t be arsed making the trip, shelling out the money, I just don’t think I would give a shit. I wouldn’t have gone in the old  format, I know it’s hated with the u21’s but at least there is Money in it. It was shit before with no money.

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1 hour ago, Dick_Valentine said:

I’d love to see my team walk out to play at Wembley, but for me only in a competition with prestige and not this abomination. I wouldn’t be there I’m afraid to say. 

 

Each to their own Dick (no pun intended!) but I reckon plenty would go.

 

We were lucky enough to see our team play at Wembley twice, but many of our current fans were not around then. Let's be honest apart from in this competition they will probably never get the opportunity to see us there again.

 

My 12 year old boy would be so excited to see Latics at Wembley in any competition, and it could help attract some new younger fans to the club....or even encourage some of the many fans who have deserted the club over the years to come back.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Londonboy said:

 

Each to their own Dick (no pun intended!) but I reckon plenty would go.

 

We were lucky enough to see our team play at Wembley twice, but many of our current fans were not around then. Let's be honest apart from in this competition they will probably never get the opportunity to see us there again.

 

My 12 year old boy would be so excited to see Latics at Wembley in any competition, and it could help attract some new younger fans to the club....or even encourage some of the many fans who have deserted the club over the years to come back.

 

 

That's an interesting point, I wonder if any clubs that won had an upturn in attendances. Or if it was just like our reduced ticket days, and it never made a difference to even the next match. Might have a look.

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20 minutes ago, singe said:

That's an interesting point, I wonder if any clubs that won had an upturn in attendances. Or if it was just like our reduced ticket days, and it never made a difference to even the next match. Might have a look.

 

Be interesting to know Singe.

 

Just looked at the winners over the past 5 years and they have either got to at least the play offs that season, or the following one, with most getting promoted, so in my book success can only be a good thing. Last years winners Lincoln are also doing pretty well at the moment.

 

Average attendance at the final for the past 5 years is 56,000 so maybe the cash they get from the competition explains the success...just saying.

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48 minutes ago, Londonboy said:

Each to their own Dick (no pun intended!) but I reckon plenty would go.

 

We were lucky enough to see our team play at Wembley twice, but many of our current fans were not around then. Let's be honest apart from in this competition they will probably never get the opportunity to see us there again.

 

My 12 year old boy would be so excited to see Latics at Wembley in any competition, and it could help attract some new younger fans to the club....or even encourage some of the many fans who have deserted the club over the years to come back.

 

I think, as with a lot of clubs, there is a pretty good chance of playing at Wembley in the play off finals (about 80 different teams have done so in the league playoffs). Add on the possible future FA Trophy final (and if we miss that we may catch the Vase on the way down). We'll be regulars!

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2 hours ago, Londonboy said:

 

Each to their own Dick (no pun intended!) but I reckon plenty would go.

 

We were lucky enough to see our team play at Wembley twice, but many of our current fans were not around then. Let's be honest apart from in this competition they will probably never get the opportunity to see us there again.

 

My 12 year old boy would be so excited to see Latics at Wembley in any competition, and it could help attract some new younger fans to the club....or even encourage some of the many fans who have deserted the club over the years to come back.

 

 

That’s fair enough and I wouldn’t say anything against anyone that did go, just not for me. I wouldn’t even get close to the feeling I had when Neil Pointon scored there in 94 even if we won the damn thing. 

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1 hour ago, Londonboy said:

 

Be interesting to know Singe.

 

Just looked at the winners over the past 5 years and they have either got to at least the play offs that season, or the following one, with most getting promoted, so in my book success can only be a good thing. Last years winners Lincoln are also doing pretty well at the moment.

 

Average attendance at the final for the past 5 years is 56,000 so maybe the cash they get from the competition explains the success...just saying.

Yeah, had a quick look. Despite my vehement objection to it, I don't think you can eliminate that the money helped the following season.

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6 hours ago, Dick_Valentine said:

I’d love to see my team walk out to play at Wembley, but for me only in a competition with prestige and not this abomination. I wouldn’t be there I’m afraid to say. 

 

I'd go down for the trip. Not sure I'd be bothered with the game either. 

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21 hours ago, Simpo said:

 

Quality. Save up the money you save on swerving the Checkatrade and spend it on a Dukla Prague away kit.

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45 minutes ago, rudemedic said:

Man City's kids at ISZ if we beat Rochdale. 

That'll swell the gate. Local glory hunters out in force to see "their" yoofs.

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29 minutes ago, Magic Mikey said:

That'll swell the gate. Local glory hunters out in force to see "their" yoofs.

 

Academies like that are almost turning into businesses where they develop and sell players on most of which will never play for them.

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Sunderland v Newcastle u21

gate bound to be boosted by Geordies looking for their kids to beat Sunderland first team .

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31 minutes ago, GlossopLatic said:

 

Academies like that are almost turning into businesses where they develop and sell players on most of which will never play for them.

There was an article in the times last week which made that point.

Chelsea have 107 professionals, 40 of whom are out on loan. They have made £180M in recent years selling on some of that stockpile. 

City were also cited as an example.

Some thoughts that FIFA will limit the number of players a club can loan out, 6-8 suggested.

Not sure what the effect will be. Might be harder for smaller clubs to get loanees, doubt many of these stockpiled players will be released, the greedy league might just keep them on £10k/week in the hope of selling a few for £Xmillion. 

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34 minutes ago, LaticsPete said:

Sunderland v Newcastle u21

gate bound to be boosted by Geordies looking for their kids to beat Sunderland first team .

Yeah the same warmed balls as they used for the Stoke and Port Vale game. 

 

Skews the stats for attendances even further. 

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50 minutes ago, Longlostfan said:

Not sure what the effect will be. Might be harder for smaller clubs to get loanees

Might not need them as there will be more players available to sign potentially if they know they won't get game time by going on loan

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