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League Cup 17/18

Discussion in 'UK Cup Football Competitions' started by HertsWolf, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. HertsWolf

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    Would have thought the marketing opportunity for creatively using numbered ping-pong balls in Thailand was immense. Can think of few things more important to the fans of League clubs than the League Cup.
     
  2. tommy_b

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    It's important to me as it means we get to play the Janner bumpkins again and beat them, eh Oaf
     
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    Lower case t ommy underscore lower case b! Bloody heck, ain't seen you around here for ages.

    FYI, I actually started living in Bristol earlier this year, so I've been very much looking forward to a chance to see Argyle play City or Rovers. My only away game ever (besides the playoff final last year, but we don't talk about that) was at Ashton gate so I'm looking forward to going back there. And probably watching us lose there again.
     
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    I was hoping for a League Cup double-header but you appear to be playing on the same night that we visit Rovers. Actually, it would have been a SW triple header coz we're at St James Park on the first Saturday.
     
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    Hiya :)

    Looking at my previous posts, it's been a couple in the past year. So a few in two days is positively hectic.

    I have to miss our first two league games of the season so have actually paid to attend this game to compensate. I will wave in the away fans direction at you. I'd guess it is a "big day out" for your lot and you may bring a decent number?
     
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    Pah, we bring a decent number everywhere we go (Still got the biggest away attendance in the history of the Emirates stadium don't you know?)... a quick 2 hour trip up the road would bring a nice crowd of Argyle fans no matter what the occasion.
     
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    But we're a big draw, admit it.
    https://www.bcfc.co.uk/news/city-v-plymouth-clashes-examined/
    It's weird to think our last game was Gary Johnson's last in charge, back after we'd gone close but failed to reach the Premier League.
    It doesn't seem that long ago but you've visited a million different grounds since then in your tour of the lower leagues!
     
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    I think any time our away fans get the chance to only travel two hours it's a big draw :lol: So yeah, it's basically a local derby to us.
     
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    It was amusing at Watford Gap services yesterday - our supporters coach pulled in and parked right next to the Brentford supporters coach! Quick football chat in the toilets!! See you on Tuesday!


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    Accrington away, our squad is pretty huge at the moment so expecting a lot of changes from Saturday.

    I'd go for:

    Maxwell

    Vermijl, Boyle, Davies, O'Connor

    Gallagher, Welsh, Browne

    Mavididi, Hugill, Horgan

    Will be telling if the likes of May, Doyle, Grimshaw and Pringle don't feature, rumours Aberdeen are back in for May.
     
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    We're away at Sheffield Wednesday. Nice and local for the fan but expect us to make a few changes from the poor result on Saturday.
     
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    How was it?
     
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    I met some people who had come up from Plymouth and managed to mock them for having to travel 2 hours each way to watch that. So you know, I had that going for me.

    Blegh though. We played a B team against higher league opposition. Didn't take a genius to see where that was going :lol:

    Where's all your fans, though? Do they just turn up to nap? How the fuck did a team 5-0 down manage to completely outsing a team 5-0 up? Or was this just a game that all of the mums take their kids too, because nobody really gives a fuck about seeing Argyle?
     
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    Even at £11 a pop, no-one was that bothered. I went for the novelty of sitting in the Lansdown (to your right) as opposed to my ST (stand on left). I think I was surrounded by Plymouth fans/neutrals.

    Ultimately, winning 5-0 in what is basically a glorified pre-season friendly? It's hard to get much enthusiasm and it did feel flat from the 2nd goal onwards.
     

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