FA Cup: Watford face four games in nine days after replay postponement
14/01/2020 | sport | football | 135
Watford potentially face four games in nine days after the postponement of their FA Cup third-round replay at Tranmere due to heavy rainfall.
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14/01/2020 17:30:31 8 2
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Rediclous
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14/01/2020 17:30:31 13 0
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Thank God for that, really didn't fancy going out in this weather tonight!
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14/01/2020 17:32:31 31 0
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With a potential Man U game scheduled for TV on the Sunday it just HAD to be played before somehow. TV dictates.
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14/01/2020 20:01:19 7 0
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3 games in 9 really, he'll send the fringe sqaud out in the FA cup for some much needed game time. No biggie really, they're in good form and have momentum, it's probably good for Watford they'll have a chance to get even more points on the board in a short period while they're firing. I bet Pearson sees this more of a blessing than a hindrance. His team are on fire, they'll get results.
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14/01/2020 22:02:41 2 1
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3 games in 6 days, 4 games in 9? Wolves already did that due to ridiculously stupid TV schedule demands. Time to tell the TV companies that sporting integrity is more important than their schedules!
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14/01/2020 17:34:12 2 22
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Even more reason to knock the replays on the head ... or simply don't play Cup games at tin pot clubs.
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14/01/2020 20:35:57 6 3
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4 games in 9 days. Welcome to the "real" world!!
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14/01/2020 17:35:02 2 4
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They should not have replays, either extra time or go straight to penalties. You might say it gives lower clubs a chance to make more money but if it went to penalties they would have a greater chance of winning and making more money when they go to the next round. Seed Premier league teams so it will give smaller teams a greater chance to meat a bigger team in round 3.
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14/01/2020 17:58:24 4 1
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@5 definitely NOT seeding. Whole competition would be dull after 4th round with prem v prem ties.
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14/01/2020 17:35:22 5 5
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It’s lovely weather here in Merseyside just now Always is ??
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14/01/2020 17:35:39 4 3
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This is gonna push Pearson over the edge and end in a mass dissing of journos!
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14/01/2020 17:36:13 1 4
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There is no way Nigel Pearson's Watford the hornets will knock out Micky Mellon's Tranmere Rovers the rovers side in the FA cup third round replay next Thursday night
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14/01/2020 17:36:23 5 7
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Welcome to Liverpool's world. Nevertheless 2 wrongs don't make a right. I hope the fa are more sympathetic than the EFL!
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RIDICULOUS- WHY WATFORD OF ALL CLUBS!! If I were Nigel Pearson I'll lose the cup on purpose and play my u-18s so that the first team players aren't tired for the MORE IMPORTANT PREM games. #NOMOREREPLAYS SHOULD ALWAYS GO TO PENALTIES - REPLAYS ARE A WASTE OF ENERGY, TIME AND MONEY
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14/01/2020 17:37:03 68 5
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Play the bloody game for gods sake , 25 yard sliding tackles , ball not rolling , players slipping left right nd centre , itll be just like the early 60's fantastic. Soft gits .
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14/01/2020 17:38:14 25 4
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Maybe if Trannys pitch didn't have 40+ games a season on it we would have half a chance of getting games on
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Meanwhile, Tranmere Rovers will definitely play three games in six days as it stands but that seems to deserve no mention. Nice, well balanced reporting from the BBC as ever.
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14/01/2020 19:27:22 35 6
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@13 "Tranmere will definitely play three games in 6 days as it stands but that seems to deserve no mention. Nice, well balanced reporting from the BBC as ever" Tranmere will play a midweek game between their weekend games, that's nothing unusual. Watford might end up playing 2 midweek games between their weekend games, that's unusual. But yeah, twist it to try and feed your anti-BBC agenda.
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14/01/2020 17:40:15 46 2
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Well in that case expect our under 23s to play Tranmere as there is no way we are going to jeopardise staying up due to FA cup replay dates. I would prefer Tranmere to win as progressing would be brilliant for them and they would get more from it.
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14/01/2020 17:52:11 5 5
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14. Your prefer the club you support to not win a trophy?
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14/01/2020 17:42:46 7 33
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Compared to what lfc had to deal with in December. This is nothing.
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14/01/2020 17:57:54 11 0
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@ 15 BBC RTI This thread has nothing to do with LFC. Its about Watford.
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14/01/2020 17:47:08 35 5
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If premier league teams didn't overestimate their squad players, underestimate the opposition and make a serious attempt to win first time, they wouldn't need to worry about replays
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14/01/2020 17:47:39 17 4
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Easiest way for Watford would be next Tuesday (21st) to postpone the match against Aston Villa and instead play Tranmere. Then re-schedule the match against Aston Villa for later in the season.
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14/01/2020 17:49:30 12 25
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If a club can’t keep their pitch playable despite a bit of rain they should forfeit. Especially a northern club where it’s always raining anyway.
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14/01/2020 17:40:15 46 2
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Well in that case expect our under 23s to play Tranmere as there is no way we are going to jeopardise staying up due to FA cup replay dates. I would prefer Tranmere to win as progressing would be brilliant for them and they would get more from it.
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14/01/2020 17:52:11 5 5
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14. Your prefer the club you support to not win a trophy?
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14/01/2020 17:52:11 12 4
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Many people from around the globe would give everything for this kind of weather. Think of Australians, Africans.... Mild, wet Btitish weather but nothing serious + not too hot summers and if you really miss hot or really cold weather you get on a plane to South of Spain or to Iceland. Your choice. To be honest the best things about UK are 1. Weather 2. Football 3. Beer 4. Privacy and anonymity
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14/01/2020 17:55:12 3 5
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Elton John
Should not have thrown away a 3 goal lead in the first place.
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14/01/2020 17:42:46 7 33
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Compared to what lfc had to deal with in December. This is nothing.
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14/01/2020 17:57:54 11 0
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@ 15 BBC RTI This thread has nothing to do with LFC. Its about Watford.
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14/01/2020 18:09:50 5 6
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@23 harryboys That is true, yet the point is I cannot feel sorry for Watford...
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14/01/2020 17:35:02 2 4
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They should not have replays, either extra time or go straight to penalties. You might say it gives lower clubs a chance to make more money but if it went to penalties they would have a greater chance of winning and making more money when they go to the next round. Seed Premier league teams so it will give smaller teams a greater chance to meat a bigger team in round 3.
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14/01/2020 17:58:24 4 1
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@5 definitely NOT seeding. Whole competition would be dull after 4th round with prem v prem ties.
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14/01/2020 17:58:24 9 6
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As said by jim White on TalkSPORT this am , footballers can’t moan, they ‘work’ very few hours compared to the majority of fans and many earn more in a week than those same fans earn in a year. The amount of £££ sloshing around the game, is there really an excuse for pitches being unplayable and players / managers moaning about fixture congestion..
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14/01/2020 17:58:44 9 1
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Disappointed tonight’s game is off, however every Watford supporter will tell you that PL survival this season is the first priority. NP will rightly put out the reserve squad against Tranmere and should the team progress will likely put out a less than full strength team against either Wolves or Man Utd. Rather than project this as a fixture clash, this should be seen as an opportunity.
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14/01/2020 18:02:36 2 4
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And?
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14/01/2020 18:09:50 6 4
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10k in 90 minutes? Tough sport. Players spend more time at the hairdressers than training. Hilarious.
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14/01/2020 17:57:54 11 0
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@ 15 BBC RTI This thread has nothing to do with LFC. Its about Watford.
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14/01/2020 18:09:50 5 6
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@23 harryboys That is true, yet the point is I cannot feel sorry for Watford...
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14/01/2020 18:13:53 9 5
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@29. BBC RTI Well all you have to say then is that can't feel sorry for Watford. No need to bring any other team into it. Especially LFC!!
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14/01/2020 18:10:10 7 10
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So that works out at about 6 hours 'work' over 8 days and they get paid thousands per week. Nice cushy life and maybe the prima donnas should think what real people have to work over an 8 day period
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HC
14/01/2020 18:10:31 10 1
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Nobody heard of "waterhogs" it seems like little effort has been made to sort this out. It's Britain, it's winter, it rains, for goodness sake!
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14/01/2020 18:11:11 21 5
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Absolute farce to keep the TV companies happy. How are the BBC going to spin this for their ram the "magic" of the FA cup down everyone's throats agenda? I hope Pearson plays only the under 23s and I don't care if we lose. 3 days to sort out ticketing for the winner will be a nightmare, but that's not the TV companies' concern.
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14/01/2020 18:13:02 9 0
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Watford wouldn’t have fielded anything like a full strength side if tonight’s game had gone ahead and they certainly won’t when it’s rescheduled. Talk of a packed schedule reminds me of when Arsenal played Sheff Wed in the FA Cup in January 1979. Drawing the first game on 6th, there were replays on 9th, 15th, 17th and 22nd, added to which Arsenal played a league game on 13th Jan too!!
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14/01/2020 18:09:50 5 6
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@23 harryboys That is true, yet the point is I cannot feel sorry for Watford...
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14/01/2020 18:13:53 9 5
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@29. BBC RTI Well all you have to say then is that can't feel sorry for Watford. No need to bring any other team into it. Especially LFC!!
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14/01/2020 18:20:27 2 5
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@34 harryboy55, Yes, but lfc are great... even you have to admit that...lol Ps.. I will get of the hys now.
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14/01/2020 18:14:13 8 3
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What a joke. i guess Watford are more interested in survival this year rather than a cup run. May as well play the youth side. Decisions like this, plus VAR, are ruining football.
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14/01/2020 19:17:27 2 0
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@35 The game is at Tranmere you clown
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14/01/2020 18:16:34 11 3
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Good job some of these over-rated, over-paid poor little sods don’t play tennis then. An awful lot of tennis players could have to play 3 or 4 hour matches on consecutive days. And most do play every other day in their tournaments.
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14/01/2020 18:17:14 11 2
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There are no midweek Premier League games until early December and then a barrage of games in that month. By the time the FA Cup comes around managers rightly rest players for fear of burnout. Why do we need a fixture on the 28th December? Surely Boxing Day and New Years is sufficient, with one or two empty midweeks in August or September being used instead.
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14/01/2020 18:17:35 10 5
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And you don't hear big Nige moaning like Klopp.
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14/01/2020 18:29:45 3 0
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38. Alexander3187 Don’t talk daft lad he was on the radio. Moaning about the FA Cup not being important and avoiding relegation and would therefore make 11 changes By all means have a troll if you want but forget the outright lies
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14/01/2020 18:19:26 3 9
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Why couldn't Tranmere cover the pitch , can't they afford covers in merseyside. Not rocket science is it .
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14/01/2020 18:19:46 11 3
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Imagine the outcry if it was Liverpool or Man Utd in this position. There'd be some serious yapping from the usual hacks.
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14/01/2020 18:28:14 6 2
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@40 and 43. Liverpool played 4 games in 9 days in December - including 2 in 2 days. Wouldn't worry about it too much - it's only Watford. They'll prioritise the game against Villa, and if they go out of the FA Cup who cares. Not going to win it, don't need the money.
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@29. BBC RTI Well all you have to say then is that can't feel sorry for Watford. No need to bring any other team into it. Especially LFC!!
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14/01/2020 18:20:27 2 5
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@34 harryboy55, Yes, but lfc are great... even you have to admit that...lol Ps.. I will get of the hys now.
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14/01/2020 18:21:50 9 0
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Watford are not treating fa cup with ist team players in fa cup so these are not extra ist team games
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14/01/2020 18:22:11 4 8
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Sorry this is a Mickey take the so called big four clubs wouldn't accept it so why should watford
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14/01/2020 18:30:16 1 1
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@43 TrueBlue, They didn't get any help... 10 games in 4 weeks....
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14/01/2020 18:23:52 3 3
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So Jim White comments about footballers working a few hours. Great comment from the king of Radio Managers Job Centre.
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14/01/2020 18:25:02 2 3
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Don't expect any help from the EFL. Bunch of lazy rogues
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14/01/2020 18:26:03 19 1
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And Tranmere dont have a fixture pile up either? Or is that ignored as they arent a Premier League Club?
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14/01/2020 18:19:46 11 3
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Imagine the outcry if it was Liverpool or Man Utd in this position. There'd be some serious yapping from the usual hacks.
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14/01/2020 18:28:14 6 2
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@40 and 43. Liverpool played 4 games in 9 days in December - including 2 in 2 days. Wouldn't worry about it too much - it's only Watford. They'll prioritise the game against Villa, and if they go out of the FA Cup who cares. Not going to win it, don't need the money.
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14/01/2020 18:32:08 2 2
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@47 Yes they did and we'll never hear the bloody end of it.
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14/01/2020 18:17:35 10 5
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And you don't hear big Nige moaning like Klopp.
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14/01/2020 18:29:45 3 0
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38. Alexander3187 Don’t talk daft lad he was on the radio. Moaning about the FA Cup not being important and avoiding relegation and would therefore make 11 changes By all means have a troll if you want but forget the outright lies
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14/01/2020 18:22:11 4 8
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Sorry this is a Mickey take the so called big four clubs wouldn't accept it so why should watford
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14/01/2020 18:30:16 1 1
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@43 TrueBlue, They didn't get any help... 10 games in 4 weeks....
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14/01/2020 18:28:14 6 2
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@40 and 43. Liverpool played 4 games in 9 days in December - including 2 in 2 days. Wouldn't worry about it too much - it's only Watford. They'll prioritise the game against Villa, and if they go out of the FA Cup who cares. Not going to win it, don't need the money.
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14/01/2020 18:32:08 2 2
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@47 Yes they did and we'll never hear the bloody end of it.
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14/01/2020 18:32:39 9 2
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It is not so much about fixtures but the logistics of ticketing with only 2 days to spare (and one of them a Saturday). It doesn't matter who wins the game, either team would have to organise a match possibly against the most supported team in the UK and still maintain the integrity of home and away supporters.
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14/01/2020 18:36:01 7 0
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So many commenters here are obviously too young to remember Easter “six pointers” - Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday at two points a game! Exciting for fans but hard work for the programme printers!
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14/01/2020 18:36:21 5 3
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Well they could end up with 12 more points in 9 days, so not all negative ;-)
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14/01/2020 18:36:53 1 1
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It's a real mixed bag of a competition these days. Lower league clubs dream of getting the big boys and all the financial rewards. Yet many have poor crowds themselves in the competition in earlier rounds or if opponents are less glamorous. So it seems we have reached the point where replays aren't really justified any more. It's a shame but the competition is becoming a bit of a joke.
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55. Posted byroadkillon 4 minutes ago When I went to my girlfriends house to meet her parents, I had to use the toilet. Once I was done I took the towell which they use to wipe their hands, and wiped my behind with it. Am I an evil person? Not at all, I do it all the time ;-) Removed
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14/01/2020 19:22:39 0 0
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@ 55 roadkill Ha ha... yes you are...
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14/01/2020 18:43:15 3 3
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Most working folk work for five days in seven, for 8 hrs a day with a working life of 40 years...soccer players should stop moaning they get paid more in comparison for much shorter hours....
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56. Posted byoldschoolon 14 minutes ago Most working folk work for five days in seven, for 8 hrs a day with a working life of 40 years...soccer players should stop moaning they get paid more in comparison for much shorter hours.... True, but millions around the world don't watch them on the media do they?
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55. Posted byroadkillon 4 minutes ago When I went to my girlfriends house to meet her parents, I had to use the toilet. Once I was done I took the towell which they use to wipe their hands, and wiped my behind with it. Am I an evil person? Not at all, I do it all the time ;-) Removed
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14/01/2020 18:46:00 2 1
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Just put the kids out, they will get some experience and might even get a result! Prem survival HAS to come forst.
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14/01/2020 18:47:21 4 7
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At least they now have an excuse for being knocked out of the cup and then relegated. It was the FA’s fault.
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14/01/2020 18:49:12 6 0
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2 days notice for the away fans in next round, the FA Cup doesn't help itself. Should be the option to delay the Rd 4 game.
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14/01/2020 18:54:35 2 19
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Tranmere should either be fined or booted out of the comp for lack of effort to stage such a huge game.
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14/01/2020 19:30:33 1 0
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@61 HC An unfair parallel I know. Yet the weather condition will not be safe for anyone. To flip it on its head. I cannot imagine that too many Australians will be complaining about any sporting fixture pile ups, considering the circumstances there.
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Most working folk work for five days in seven, for 8 hrs a day with a working life of 40 years...soccer players should stop moaning they get paid more in comparison for much shorter hours....
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56. Posted byoldschoolon 14 minutes ago Most working folk work for five days in seven, for 8 hrs a day with a working life of 40 years...soccer players should stop moaning they get paid more in comparison for much shorter hours.... True, but millions around the world don't watch them on the media do they?
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14/01/2020 23:33:55 0 1
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@62: "... but millions around the world don't watch them on the media do they?" So you approve that the people who keep us entertained are considered to be worth so much more than those who actually keep the economy functioning?
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14/01/2020 19:04:00 3 4
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Remember Liverpool put out a second XI when the bigger prize was in another country, with luck they won through. A bigger club with better resources. Watford, on the other hand, are minnows with less resources, so they should prioritise & like Liverpool put out a make shift team for the cup & save first team players for the league game. Soon the FA cup will worthless, more so than it is now.
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14/01/2020 19:15:26 4 3
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@63 "Watford, on the other hand, are minnows with less resources, so they should prioritise & like Liverpool put out a make shift team for the cup & save first team players for the league game." Maybe if they'd respected the cup and played a strong team in the first place they wouldn't be in this situation?
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14/01/2020 19:04:00 3 1
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Sat-Tue-Thu-Sun (assuming we were to win the replay which is not a given), is not a problem as we would be rotating the players heavily. But not knowing away opponents until 10pm on Thursday night for Sunday game is outrageous. And the logistics are bad as well. Fans at Prenton Park should get first dibs but when exactly is their window supposed to be?
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14/01/2020 19:06:11 4 0
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Looks better than most of the pitches I've played on ????
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14/01/2020 19:08:22 3 0
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Its a bit like this week really in terms of the space between a league game and the replay.. But I feel sorry for the ticket office staff of the winning team who will have to arrange ticket sales and marketing with just 2 days notice! TBF a lot of games over Christmas didn't do us any harm|! Another game for our youngsters too against professionals..
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14/01/2020 19:09:12 7 2
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Ha Ha Ha Had to laugh at the other headline Henderson voted best England player of 2019 Who makes these up???
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14/01/2020 19:11:03 17 0
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Hats off to Tranmere for calling it off early by the way. Lesser clubs would have waited until our away fans were all the way up the M6 before announcing what was obvious at lunchtime.
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14/01/2020 19:12:44 9 0
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Nice to know Watford fans are able to afford to watch four games in a week Most fans can,t afford to watch one game such are the ridiculous prices
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14/01/2020 19:12:44 6 5
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Should of turned out full strength and done the job in the first place. No sympathy.
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14/01/2020 19:12:54 8 4
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Pitches like that are unfair on the likes of Jack Grealish who likes nice lush dry grass to fall over onto!
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14/01/2020 19:14:25 1 0
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BTW Yes footballers are well paid but the Tranmere guys and our youngsters won't be millionaires. its not all about the big name Premier league footballers. Also most footballers would rather be playing than trying! Its the managers who do work long days that complain more.
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Remember Liverpool put out a second XI when the bigger prize was in another country, with luck they won through. A bigger club with better resources. Watford, on the other hand, are minnows with less resources, so they should prioritise & like Liverpool put out a make shift team for the cup & save first team players for the league game. Soon the FA cup will worthless, more so than it is now.
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14/01/2020 19:15:26 4 3
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@63 "Watford, on the other hand, are minnows with less resources, so they should prioritise & like Liverpool put out a make shift team for the cup & save first team players for the league game." Maybe if they'd respected the cup and played a strong team in the first place they wouldn't be in this situation?
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14/01/2020 19:17:27 7 1
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What is it with modern footie? No tough tackling; no farmers field pitches,; everything taken care of ref nutrition, diet, fitness; large squads; umpteen substitutes yet they can’t hack a few games in short space of time. Too much football? Too much European and International football methinks
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14/01/2020 18:14:13 8 3
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What a joke. i guess Watford are more interested in survival this year rather than a cup run. May as well play the youth side. Decisions like this, plus VAR, are ruining football.
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14/01/2020 19:17:27 2 0
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@35 The game is at Tranmere you clown
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14/01/2020 19:18:17 7 1
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Football has gone soft
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14/01/2020 19:19:38 4 1
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Too late to winge about this after the fact. But for the future in this scenario, couldn't both teams just agree with the winner of Wolves vs Man United that there will be no fourth round replay (which either of them would be absolutely fine with), and then just play the fourth round on the replay date?
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14/01/2020 19:19:38 4 0
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so will Northampton Town FC, they will just get on with it, atleast Watford have a second team to pick.
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14/01/2020 19:22:39 0 0
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@ 55 roadkill Ha ha... yes you are...
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14/01/2020 19:23:30 3 6
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Simply solution. No FA Cup replays at all. ET and pens. Draw made as normal, lower ranked side has choice (& risk) of venue, if it's two teams from same division, home team as drawn. If home team can't fulfil fixture due to weather etc. away team gets a bye. In this fixture TRFC would have had the choice of venue, but if they'd had the waterlogged pitch on R3 weekend, WFC get a bye into R4.
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Meanwhile, Tranmere Rovers will definitely play three games in six days as it stands but that seems to deserve no mention. Nice, well balanced reporting from the BBC as ever.
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14/01/2020 19:27:22 35 6
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@13 "Tranmere will definitely play three games in 6 days as it stands but that seems to deserve no mention. Nice, well balanced reporting from the BBC as ever" Tranmere will play a midweek game between their weekend games, that's nothing unusual. Watford might end up playing 2 midweek games between their weekend games, that's unusual. But yeah, twist it to try and feed your anti-BBC agenda.
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14/01/2020 19:30:33 4 2
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This is why you don't throw Three nil leads away!
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14/01/2020 18:54:35 2 19
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Tranmere should either be fined or booted out of the comp for lack of effort to stage such a huge game.
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14/01/2020 19:30:33 1 0
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@61 HC An unfair parallel I know. Yet the weather condition will not be safe for anyone. To flip it on its head. I cannot imagine that too many Australians will be complaining about any sporting fixture pile ups, considering the circumstances there.
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14/01/2020 19:31:04 10 0
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On the issue of replays. As much as I despise them and want nothing to do with them ever, I think we could learn something from the French. One tie, extra time and penalties, and regardless of the draw, whoever is the lower ranked side gets to play at home. Should also give 100% of gate to the home side if they’re smaller when playing a PL/Ch side
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14/01/2020 19:33:45 10 4
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Hello Watford, best wishes with your 4 games, I hope you win the lot.
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14/01/2020 19:37:47 1 5
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The Villa PL match should be postponed to be respectful to the FA Cup, otherwise Watford is likely to put out a 2nd 11 against Tranmere.
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14/01/2020 19:43:40 7 1
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So a bit like Liverpool had to, or any other top team competing on several fronts. I'm sure they'll get over it. At least £30k a week would make me get over anything.
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14/01/2020 19:59:28 2 2
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87. Liverpool fair enough had to play 2 games in a day but most teams only play 3 games a week at best.. I don't think anyone can grumble at that TBH. Not that it will worry Pearson - he has already said a weaken side will play the replay regardless of when it had been. It's the club staff I feel sorry for having to organise tickets etc in 2 days just so BT can show Man U potentially
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14/01/2020 19:47:52 13 1
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Pearson will just got on with it, he won’t complain. That’s the measure of the man. So underrated.
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14/01/2020 19:49:03 12 0
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So the players will train less and play more that week. The full squad will be used. That can only be a good thing for the fringe players and youngsters. I'm a Watford supporter and I have no issue with this.
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14/01/2020 19:43:40 7 1
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So a bit like Liverpool had to, or any other top team competing on several fronts. I'm sure they'll get over it. At least £30k a week would make me get over anything.
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14/01/2020 19:59:28 2 2
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87. Liverpool fair enough had to play 2 games in a day but most teams only play 3 games a week at best.. I don't think anyone can grumble at that TBH. Not that it will worry Pearson - he has already said a weaken side will play the replay regardless of when it had been. It's the club staff I feel sorry for having to organise tickets etc in 2 days just so BT can show Man U potentially
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14/01/2020 17:32:31 31 0
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With a potential Man U game scheduled for TV on the Sunday it just HAD to be played before somehow. TV dictates.
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14/01/2020 20:01:19 7 0
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3 games in 9 really, he'll send the fringe sqaud out in the FA cup for some much needed game time. No biggie really, they're in good form and have momentum, it's probably good for Watford they'll have a chance to get even more points on the board in a short period while they're firing. I bet Pearson sees this more of a blessing than a hindrance. His team are on fire, they'll get results.
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14/01/2020 20:15:06 7 4
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Ridiculous schedule, no wonder the fa cup is devalued, most famous cup in the world now for fringe players at least in the early rounds. The cardboard cup though should be scrapped.
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Good news, the "winter break" is coming up soon! Yes, just when you don't need it, & crammed all the fixtures into a tight timescale not being allowed postponements, you can have a week off! Football governed by idiots, run for TV by TV Removed
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djk
14/01/2020 20:20:59 10 3
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It's a lot of games to pack in to a few days. But the lower league sides like Rovers have to fit in eight more league games over the season plus games in the associate members cup, whatever they're calling it this week. Who has it tougher?
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14/01/2020 20:26:12 2 11
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This is the problem with footballers. Give them a rugby ball and make REAL men out of them.....!!!!!! Softies.
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14/01/2020 17:34:12 2 22
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Even more reason to knock the replays on the head ... or simply don't play Cup games at tin pot clubs.
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14/01/2020 20:35:57 6 3
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4 games in 9 days. Welcome to the "real" world!!
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Good news the "winter break" is coming up soon Yes, just when you don't need it, & crammed all the fixtures into a tight timescale not being allowed postponements, you can have a week off! Football governed by fools run for TV by TV How the X is this off topic?! Watford have fixture pile up, yet can't postpone Prem game to a time they have no fixtures! logically stupid! just like the mods Removed
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14/01/2020 20:51:55 4 3
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whenever did you EVER hear of PL Rugby teams playing 4 games in 9 days ?? You're totally deluded pal
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14/01/2020 20:56:37 7 1
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Pearson while only there is doing a fantastic job. Hope he keeps Watford up. Some teams should have looked at him when needing a Manager.
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14/01/2020 20:59:29 5 5
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When I see them run 4 marathons in 9 days I might have some sympathy for these divas