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The FA Cup is a competition run by the FA. It has nothing to do with the EFL or its clubs. EFL clubs have to apply to enter. If they don’t like the arrangements then just don’t enter.
 

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This, replays are hardly lucrative and you have to be lucky to get the payday but it's the principle of the whole thing.

This decision has been taken between the FA and premier league. That's 20 clubs consulted on a decision affecting over 700, and what's worse is the premier league aren't even involved in rounds 1 and 2.

It's quite clear who is currently running English football and the sooner an independent regulator comes in the better, not that I'd have much confidence in the government running it either but it's got to be better than the big 6 running football
There are two different scenarios that benefit EFL clubs and their fans.
Getting the PL team back to your home ground after 90mins will create a better chance of a Cup shock than extra time - with 9 PL subs on the bench. Not PL but at Luton last season we only had 1 fit striker (not unusual for Paul Hurst’s GTFC) and couldn’t fill the bench. Luton would surely have done us in ET.

And then the big payday from holding a PL team at home.

It’s not just about the big 6 being faced with replays, it’s about the knock on effect for their PL fixtures from having to reserve midweeks for potential replays for all PL clubs.

Id be quite content if the big 6 fecked off into a Euro Super League. We could bring the rest of PL clubs back into the EFL and promote a few more from the NL (apart from Bromley of course, and Scunthorpe - we can let Scunthorpe back in at some point, but they need suffer a bit longer).
 

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If the Danes will be wiping the current debts and not looking to make their money back when they sell that's great for you, however FA Cup replays offer a very obvious and lucrative potential windfall for anyone trying to stay in the black. My point isn't about whether your model is sustainable or the debt is good or whether you are very lucky to have such wonderful owners. It's that not being arsed about it now because you don't see the benefit in your current setup is a short sighted view to take. For me, it's bizarre that any lower league club would not care about this.

Who said the club aren't arsed about this decision? Have they said they don't see the benefit in the current setup?

Personally I'm against it but one thing our owners are not is short sighted!! Quite the opposite. Just look at their infrastructure spend to date.
 

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Well someone is telling porkies as the FA are claiming EFL clubs were involved in the discussions.

Not great when the powers that be are at each others throats.

 

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Standard FA more backbone in a blade of grass.

Surely it would be better to keep replays and if you qualify for europe you’re exempt from the league cup (though then technically you’d never be able to defend your trophy)
 

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The FA Cup is a competition run by the FA. It has nothing to do with the EFL or its clubs. EFL clubs have to apply to enter. If they don’t like the arrangements then just don’t enter.

In that case it's nothing to do with the premier league either yet this agreement was done between the FA and premier league. 20 clubs out of 700+ it affects. That's the point and yeah it would be great if we didn't enter and everyone boycotted it, but as we know the fa/premier league will just offer some money and the EFL and the rest will just say thank you and carry on just like with the EFL trophy.
 

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Who said the club aren't arsed about this decision? Have they said they don't see the benefit in the current setup?
Nobody has said that, however to remind what I initially responded to...
No one at Notts has given a flying one about the fa cup or any other cup competition for years so I hope we don’t pretend to get our panties in a spin about it.
 

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That's just one fans view, that's all. Who incidentally will now no doubt be disappointed that the club have issued a statement.... pretending to care :lol:

He is referring to how the club have viewed the cup completions when in the National League, had next no interest when it comes to team selections and performances on the pitch. Maybe they wanted to focus all their efforts on promotion. Got there, 4th attempt.
 

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Big teams like Bradford City last season would rather have not travelled down to Exeter for a replay. Perhaps it was them who had a word in the FA’s ear.
 

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Keep laughing at all these takes saying "Let the Big 6 carry on and football will be better off for it"

Teams like Ipswich, Bolton etc wouldn't even share iFollow money with smaller clubs so what makes people think it'd be some sort of utopia without the Big 6? If anything, clubs would replace them in the power vacuum and we'd be having the same elitist arguments again.

It's a joke what's happened but the EFL and most the clubs have no backbone anyway so when the PL offer 30 pieces of silver as compensation the EFL clubs bar a small minority will soon shut up and take it.

Really becoming more and more disillusioned with the sport as each season progresses. I do wonder what the end game really is...
 

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Keep laughing at all these takes saying "Let the Big 6 carry on and football will be better off for it"

Teams like Ipswich, Bolton etc wouldn't even share iFollow money with smaller clubs so what makes people think it'd be some sort of utopia without the Big 6? If anything, clubs would replace them in the power vacuum and we'd be having the same elitist arguments again.

It's a joke what's happened but the EFL and most the clubs have no backbone anyway so when the PL offer 30 pieces of silver as compensation the EFL clubs bar a small minority will soon shut up and take it.

Really becoming more and more disillusioned with the sport as each season progresses. I do wonder what the end game really is...

The super league, it will happen in one format or the other, that’s why UEFA have expanded the champions league to accommodate more top sides to keep them happy.

No footballing body, whether it be the EFL, FA or UEFA have control of the clubs.

It’s not a good look.
 

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That's just one fans view, that's all. Who incidentally will now no doubt be disappointed that the club have issued a statement.... pretending to care :lol:

He is referring to how the club have viewed the cup completions when in the National League, had next no interest when it comes to team selections and performances on the pitch. Maybe they wanted to focus all their efforts on promotion. Got there, 4th attempt.
The fact that the FA and PL and decided this amongst themselves is obviously a disgrace. What I’m less certain about is that Notts and other clubs wouldn’t have agreed to scrap replays for a few extra quid if it had come up for discussion. These after all are roughly the same set of people who agreed to u21s in the piss pot trophy.

Of course the bandwagon has now departed and everyone is on board. Well with one or two notable exceptions…
 

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Big teams like Bradford City last season would rather have not travelled down to Exeter for a replay. Perhaps it was them who had a word in the FA’s ear.
Sadly we don’t have money to throw about like yourselves, see our statement.
 

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The upside is we all have more money to spend on other things as there will be less matches :whistle:

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This Sunday folks, I know you all want to be there.

 

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Shock, Karl Robinson banned AGAIN. I don't know why there aren't stiffer punishments for repeat offenders like him. He's been doing it ever since he became a manager and these small fines/touchline bans clearly aren't getting through to him. Are we not at the point where he needs an almost total ban from working in the EFL for a period of time?

Honestly, I would be embarrassed if this cnut was my manager.

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Shock, Karl Robinson banned AGAIN. I don't know why there aren't stiffer punishments for repeat offenders like him. He's been doing it ever since he became a manager and these small fines/touchline bans clearly aren't getting through to him. Are we not at the point where he needs an almost total ban from working in the EFL for a period of time?

Honestly, I would be embarrassed if this cnut was my manager.

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He's the sort that you love when he's yours and hate when he isn't. I absolutely adore the man for his spell here, but I totally understand the reaction he gets from everyone else.
 

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Shock, Karl Robinson banned AGAIN. I don't know why there aren't stiffer punishments for repeat offenders like him. He's been doing it ever since he became a manager and these small fines/touchline bans clearly aren't getting through to him. Are we not at the point where he needs an almost total ban from working in the EFL for a period of time?

Honestly, I would be embarrassed if this cnut was my manager.

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You mean Karl Gobinson? Gobbo for short.

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The Morecambe staff haven't been paid.
Anyone on top of possible disciplinary repercussions or more knowledge about what's going on / is likely to happen?
 

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