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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:47 pm 
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Sausage wrote:
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MK Dons v Chelsea Academy.

We must crush them. Like a tank running over a dog. Or running over anything really.

I think we'll have to put out a reasonably strong team in order to win. Chelsea and Man City youngsters best in country last ten years or so, so I wouldn't back us if we put out a mostly U23 team ourselves. Players like Nesbitt, Pawlett, Ariyibi, Seager, etc, have hardly been over used and in need of a rest so be disappointed if they didn't feature in the cup games.


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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:32 am 
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Neither is getting to the final of this shit excuse of a cup.

It's each to their own, and I know many share that view, but I personally want us to be successful at any competition we enter. OK, the Football League Trophy (in its many guises, not just Checkatrade) is a small competition, but that's the very reason why we have a chance of winning it! If we had a choice of winning the CL, Europa League, FA Cup, etc, then the Football League Trophy would be very low on the list. But we don't have that choice. Our only hopes of success each season is promotion and winning the Football League Trophy (and a "run" in the FA and League cups). I personally don't think the only cup we can realistically win, or a day out at Wembley, is "beneath" us, and I really hope we take the games serious.

This. We took it seriously enough in 2008. Silverware. History.

As an aside, we all remember Drewe’s legendary winning penalty in the semi, but who remembers Drissa’s penalty into the top corner which won an earlier round that season?


Gillingham away wasn’t it? Also memorable because the aforementioned Drewe had a great game and looked like a striker at times.


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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:13 am 
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Don Direction wrote:
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A different time for MK Dons and a different competition..

No, same competition just under one of its many changes. If you read it's history it's been the Associate Members Cup, Football League Trophy, now the EFL Trophy; it's had about 9 different sponsors so many name changes. It's had changes in format - sometimes groups, sometimes knockout all the way. It's had invited non-league clubs joining in (in same way as current invited U-23 teams.) It's had fines for teams in the past for picking weakened teams (just like now). You might not like the current set of changes, but you can't say it's a different competition when it's whole existence has been one of regular changes in format. This is just its latest incarnation.


Ignore Alby, he's a bit Mary Whitehouse when it comes to the Checkatrade.


Myself and most other football fans. Don’t do it just to stick it to the man. I don’t like the competition because it’s a shit competition worth fuck all and absolutely irrelevant prize money

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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:44 am 
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Alby wrote:
Don Direction wrote:
BertieWoostersDonsClub wrote:
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A different time for MK Dons and a different competition..

No, same competition just under one of its many changes. If you read it's history it's been the Associate Members Cup, Football League Trophy, now the EFL Trophy; it's had about 9 different sponsors so many name changes. It's had changes in format - sometimes groups, sometimes knockout all the way. It's had invited non-league clubs joining in (in same way as current invited U-23 teams.) It's had fines for teams in the past for picking weakened teams (just like now). You might not like the current set of changes, but you can't say it's a different competition when it's whole existence has been one of regular changes in format. This is just its latest incarnation.


Ignore Alby, he's a bit Mary Whitehouse when it comes to the Checkatrade.


Myself and most other football fans. Don’t do it just to stick it to the man. I don’t like the competition because it’s a shit competition worth fuck all and absolutely irrelevant prize money


So if we get to Wembley in this comp then don't buy a ticket or watch it on Sky.


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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:00 am 
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Why??

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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:26 am 
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Alby wrote:
Why??


Cause you obviously want to "stick it to the man".


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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:49 am 
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I quite literally said I don’t do it for that reason

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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:09 am 
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Sausage wrote:
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MK Dons v Chelsea Academy.

We must crush them. Like a tank running over a dog. Or running over anything really.

Anything except an anti tank mine......

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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:32 pm 
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Alby wrote:
Myself and most other football fans. Don’t do it just to stick it to the man. I don’t like the competition because it’s a shit competition worth fuck all and absolutely irrelevant prize money


When in the situation we apparently are in, no prize money is irrelevant. The Premier League has added additional money to allow their underage teams to play and the prize money for this competition is now greater than it has ever been.


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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:55 pm 
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LinsladeDon wrote:
Alby wrote:
Myself and most other football fans. Don’t do it just to stick it to the man. I don’t like the competition because it’s a shit competition worth fuck all and absolutely irrelevant prize money


When in the situation we apparently are in, no prize money is irrelevant. The Premier League has added additional money to allow their underage teams to play and the prize money for this competition is now greater than it has ever been.


Chelsea played Hazard yesterday. Not the Hazard?


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