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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:57 pm 
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LinsladeDon wrote:
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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.

True, the club could well do with the money (unless Dele gets sold!). But for me as a fan the prize money is far less significant than us actually winning a cup. Promotions and relegations come and go but the rare piece of silverware remains forever, no-one can take that moment of history from us ( We tried it but we had to give the trophies to those AFC bastards in the end!)


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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:00 pm 
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BertieWoostersDonsClub wrote:
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.

True, the club could well do with the money (unless Dele gets sold!). But for me as a fan the prize money is far less significant than us actually winning a cup. Promotions and relegations come and go but the rare piece of silverware remains forever, no-one can take that moment of history from us ( We tried it but we had to give the trophies to those AFC bastards in the end!)


The trophies went to Merton Council and it is in their offices.

We do have two trophies in winkies filing cabinet at home. One of which is the Football League Trophy. Nobody moaned back then about it. 35,000 MK Dons "fans" who had a good day out at Wembley. It is the only realistic thing we can win now we need to take it seriously surely.


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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:46 pm 
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Purchased my ticket for the Chelsea academy match, hoping we can go all the way now :D

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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:47 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.


I can’t temember exactly how much prize money there is but literally the prize money is about absolutely pointless and would help us in no way whatsoever it’s that small

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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Alby wrote:
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.


I can’t remember exactly how much prize money there is but literally the prize money is about absolutely pointless and would help us in no way whatsoever it's that small

Setting aside the issue of prize money, as we're fans not directors, do you not think winning a trophy in front of about 60,000 fans at Wembley, and the TV cameras, would be a help to the club in other ways as well as simply being something for us fans to celebrate and remember, as well as being a great day out?


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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:08 pm 
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I’d genuinely be surprised if we took 20,000 fans.

Plus no I don’t think it’d help us any more if we won it or lost it or didn’t even make the final. Nobody watches the competition. Nobody cares except the team who wins it. Even Coventry fans were brought back down to Earth the week after winning it last time out when it changed their season not one bit and were subsequently relegated back in front of their average crowds.

Nobody cares. Yeah it’ll be a laugh but it’d be remarkable some of us would call it a successful season (and believe me I’ve seen some saying that) if we won it.

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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Alby wrote:
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.


I can’t temember exactly how much prize money there is but literally the prize money is about absolutely pointless and would help us in no way whatsoever it’s that small



This is how the prize money was distributed for last season from a £1,950.000 kitty. This season the kitty has been raised to £3m. and we earned £20k for topping our group but I don't know how much we got for winning/drawing each game. However, with a competition increase over more than £1m it has to be much more than for last season. Each club also gets 45% of match receipts.

Round Prize Money Total

Group Stages £10,000 per win £5,000 per draw = £960,000
Round Two £20,000 per win = £320,000
Round Three £40,000 per win = £320,000
Round Four £50,000 per win = £200,000
Runners Up £50,000
Winners £100,000
Total £1,950,000

As I said before, hardly irrelevant!.


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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:02 pm 
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Alby wrote:
I’d genuinely be surprised if we took 20,000 fans.

Plus no I don’t think it’d help us any more if we won it or lost it or didn’t even make the final. Nobody watches the competition. Nobody cares except the team who wins it. Even Coventry fans were brought back down to Earth the week after winning it last time out when it changed their season not one bit and were subsequently relegated back in front of their average crowds.

Nobody cares. Yeah it’ll be a laugh but it’d be remarkable some of us would call it a successful season (and believe me I’ve seen some saying that) if we won it.


Not true alby. I know a lot of cov fans who went to Wembley knowing full well they were going down. They were just too young to go to Wembley in 87 and will probably not get another chance unless they get to the play offs.

It was their ray of sunshine. Hell they were not expecting to beat oxford. They just wanted to enjoy the experience. If we can get to Wembley and maybe win it will be the shining light in a piss poor season so far. I am not say successful just better than not winning it.


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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:58 am 
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Would I say no to winning it? Obviously not, a trophy is a trophy and it’d be a good day out and memory whether we lost or won (Well. You can’t say it wouldn’t hurt or whatever before we know what happens) and it’s be a good occasion for many you g players and fans. Like myself. A 12 year old when we won at Wembley. At the time it was the best day of my life.

But things have changed. I truly believe that if any one in League One especially wanted to win that cup from the start of the season, and I mean set the goal to win it they’d win it. It’s not a good competition. It’s be embarrassing to celebrate a win at Wembley against Leicester’s U21s. This competition was fine how it was and I even defended it on here when others mocked it. I just find the current set up awful and it’s hard to get excited for a tie against under 21 sides.

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 Post subject: Re: Checkatrade
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:15 am 
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LinsladeDon wrote:
Alby wrote:
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.


I can’t temember exactly how much prize money there is but literally the prize money is about absolutely pointless and would help us in no way whatsoever it’s that small



This is how the prize money was distributed for last season from a £1,950.000 kitty. This season the kitty has been raised to £3m. and we earned £20k for topping our group but I don't know how much we got for winning/drawing each game. However, with a competition increase over more than £1m it has to be much more than for last season. Each club also gets 45% of match receipts.

Round Prize Money Total

Group Stages £10,000 per win £5,000 per draw = £960,000
Round Two £20,000 per win = £320,000
Round Three £40,000 per win = £320,000
Round Four £50,000 per win = £200,000
Runners Up £50,000
Winners £100,000
Total £1,950,000

As I said before, hardly irrelevant!.

That's split between 48 clubs at the beginning though. Under £2m between 48 clubs is pants.

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