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View bifffabazz's Profile bifffabazz Flag Witney, Oxon 09 Apr 19 7.01am Send a Private Message to bifffabazz Add bifffabazz as a friend

Cup Final anyone?

With Watford's ignominious achievement alongside a very healthy league position, does anyone now think that the whole 'cup or survival' argument holds any water?

Did our defeats at Boro and Watford help our survival cause?


 


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View Ian-VI's Profile Ian-VI Flag Vicenza 09 Apr 19 7.17am Send a Private Message to Ian-VI Add Ian-VI as a friend

We would have been safe even with the cup run. And everybody knew it.

 


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View Uphill's Profile Uphill Flag Bedford 09 Apr 19 8.09am Send a Private Message to Uphill Add Uphill as a friend

Well it wasn't a weak team against Watford, they just played like one.

Not helped by a sub par performance by 'flapper' Guaita.

I suppose the disappointment was not as great as Wolves felt after Sunday but still very annoying.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 09 Apr 19 10.21am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

There are three or four periods during the season when, if you have successful cup runs, you have a fixture pile up which means you may have to play 4 matches in two weeks. For the bigger teams with large squads they can cope with it but to the sides with limited resources, this is the time when the Cup vs Survival dilemma comes to the fore.

For this reason, resting players for cup matches becomes almost a necessity if you want to consistently play a strong team in the league.

 

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View bifffabazz's Profile bifffabazz Flag Witney, Oxon 09 Apr 19 4.45pm Send a Private Message to bifffabazz Add bifffabazz as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

There are three or four periods during the season when, if you have successful cup runs, you have a fixture pile up which means you may have to play 4 matches in two weeks. For the bigger teams with large squads they can cope with it but to the sides with limited resources, this is the time when the Cup vs Survival dilemma comes to the fore.

For this reason, resting players for cup matches becomes almost a necessity if you want to consistently play a strong team in the league.

Ahh, I see. So is this why Watford and Wolves made it so far in the Cup but struggled to break into the top six this season?

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 09 Apr 19 4.55pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

We screwed our chances of the cup final by not doing our league business earlier.

No one will care that Watford lost to City in a couple of years anyway. Well, except Watford fans.

I am happy that we are virtually safe for another year.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 09 Apr 19 5.40pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Revive this thread next season. Moot now.

 


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View bashy2's Profile bashy2 Flag 09 Apr 19 8.36pm Send a Private Message to bashy2 Add bashy2 as a friend

why not both

 

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View ARGILE OLD GEEZER's Profile ARGILE OLD GEEZER Flag PORTIMAO 10 Apr 19 9.06am Send a Private Message to ARGILE OLD GEEZER Add ARGILE OLD GEEZER as a friend

Originally posted by Ian-VI

We would have been safe even with the cup run. And everybody knew it.

Errr. i didn't, speak for your self.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 10 Apr 19 11.29am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by bifffabazz

Ahh, I see. So is this why Watford and Wolves made it so far in the Cup but struggled to break into the top six this season?

I think you are totally missing the point. Watford and Wolves have had good seasons and were never stressing about league position. Not sure why you mention the top 6 because that is s different league anyway. If we were to win our league it would be 7th position.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 10 Apr 19 11.48am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

I think you are totally missing the point. Watford and Wolves have had good seasons and were never stressing about league position. Not sure why you mention the top 6 because that is s different league anyway. If we were to win our league it would be 7th position.

Seventh position could qualify for the Europa League which seems to present its own set of problems for a lot of clubs. Would the reward of appearing in a European competition be enough?

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 10 Apr 19 12.46pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Seventh position could qualify for the Europa League which seems to present its own set of problems for a lot of clubs. Would the reward of appearing in a European competition be enough?

I agree it caused Burnley problems. We would need more squad depth to play in Europe and I think we are 3/5 years away minimum from getting to that level (even if we do head in the right direction with our purchases, management and stadium), however it is something I very much look forward to seeing at some point in the future.

 

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