The Trophy formerly known as the Pizza Cup 2023/24

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Apologies all but we're nearing 7,000 pre sold tickets for tonight.

It seems that a combination of kids for a quid, fans normally struggling to purchase tickets having a chance to watch the team, and just the general feel good factor around the club, have obliterated any chance of a low turn out. I don't think we got much more for a semi-final against Exeter.
 

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Our second string got battered 5-2 by AFC Wimbledon last night. Ryan Schofield with arguably the worst goalkeeping performance I've ever seen.

I really couldn't care less. No more distractions and hopefully next season we won't have to play in this shitty competition.
 

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Dont worry you will still be there, I think the Wembley pitch must have some jizz left on it from the Sunderland game
 

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fixtures this week and next.

Are we excited?

No?

oh. As you were then...


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Not remotely interested. If we lose 5-0 or win, it’s not really important. Derby away Monday is all I’m focused on.
 

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To ever-dwindling interest from everyone who isn't left in it (and probably even some of those that are), here's the QF draw:

Northern Section

Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers or Wigan Athletic
Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers

Southern Section

Peterborough United or Crawley Town v AFC Wimbledon
Wycombe Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion U21
 

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This week's MASSIVE fixtures, then:

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You'd have to say, either Posh or the winner of the Blackpool v Bolton game would be the favourite to win the overall thing as things stand.

For our game, Brighton kids have done pretty well (and thumped the Franchise 4-0 en route, though I can't be arsed to check whether that was a First XI or the Franchise stiffs).

But I imagine we'll want to give a few fringe players a run-out. Would be good to boost morale with a win though however crap the competition.
 

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Posh seem keen.

2-0 up inside 5 minutes.
 

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Disappointing that no under 21 sides will be at Wembley. Looks like Brighton went out with a whimper.
 

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Disappointing that no under 21 sides will be at Wembley. Looks like Brighton went out with a whimper.

I didn’t see the game, but yes, given how shite we’ve been in the league, and that BHAFC U21s had previously dicked a Franchise XI 4-0, I was not expecting that result to say the least.

We did make 5 changes but still put out a strong side and were obviously taking it seriously.

Fingers crossed to face the other crap side left in it (Bradford) before we lose the final to Blackpool or Posh, but we can’t take *any* game for granted right now.
 

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Peterborough off to Wembley .

How many will actually go ..
 

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Well the last time that PUFC played in the Tinpot final v Chesterfield, the total audience was 35,000, not sure how that was split between the two clubs but I’d think 20,000ish was doable for a club of Peterborough’s size.

*If*, and I’m absolutely taking nothing for granted, we can get past Bradford tomorrow, then we should be able to muster a similar amount of daytrippers.

Bradford are currently in the middle of the L2 form table though - just as we are mid-tableish on L1 form.

We have beaten them already once in a cup game this season, but that means nothing on the night.
 

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Well the last time that PUFC played in the Tinpot final v Chesterfield, the total audience was 35,000, not sure how that was split between the two clubs but I’d think 20,000ish was doable for a club of Peterborough’s size.

*If*, and I’m absolutely taking nothing for granted, we can get past Bradford tomorrow, then we should be able to muster a similar amount of daytrippers.

Bradford are currently in the middle of the L2 form table though - just as we are mid-tableish on L1 form.

We have beaten them already once in a cup game this season, but that means nothing on the night.
Tricky with it being at Bradford, are they expecting a huge crowd for it.

Good chance for both sides to make the final, shame the U21's diluted it as we've had some great times winning it as the LDV and Autoglass (beating the Stokies away both times in the Area Semi Final!)
 

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Well woo - we face Posh on April 7 in the final.

We're far from done and dusted when it comes to ensuring our L1 safety, so I can only hope that we can at least continue to tread the path of acceptable mediocrity that we've been on lately league-wise, as it is in no way acceptable to take our eye off the ball for the league bread and butter, in favour of focusing on the big shiny Tinpot.

We've drawn with Posh away and thumped them 5-2 at home this season, so they're not a bad team for us to have ended up with - but as ever, all past results go out of the window in a one-off cup tie.

I guess my main hope right now is that at least we fucking well show up, which we absolutely failed to do last time we were at Wembley (play-off final v Sunderland) - it's just unbelievably disappointing to have come so far and then put in a limp, nothing-y performance on the day.
 

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