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Poll: Should FA Cup replays be scrapped?
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I personally think it is a bad idea as the smaller clubs can get big pay day and it affects their future, what do you think of The FA thinking of scrapping replays (poll included)
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Yea get rid. No reason why you can't find better ways to fund the smaller clubs without the lottery of the FA Cup draw.
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Yes. 2 legged League Cup semi finals need to go as well.

In fact i'd go further and say League Cup should be for sides who aren't in Europe
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Yes, get rid of replays, all they do is cause fixture bloat, which is already a huge problem for English football.

If you are worried about small clubs getting a pay day, well, I think making them financially viable outside a (generously) once in a decade tie against a big club would be a better use of time and money.

(Original post by sr90)
Yes. 2 legged League Cup semi finals need to go as well.

In fact i'd go further and say League Cup should be for sides who aren't in Europe
I'd go even further. Scrap the League Cup entirely.
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I'd go even further. Scrap the League Cup entirely.
No. Look at teams like Birmingham, Swansea and Boro. League Cup is the only thing they've won in **** knows how many years and they aren't exactly going to win anything else for a while. Gets their fans a day out at Wembley, a trophy to celebrate and a run in Europe the next year.

I'd be completely againt it being scrapped
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The FA Cup is boring the less of it the better
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(Original post by sr90)
No. Look at teams like Birmingham, Swansea and Boro. League Cup is the only thing they've won in **** knows how many years and they aren't exactly going to win anything else for a while. Gets their fans a day out at Wembley, a trophy to celebrate and a run in Europe the next year.

I'd be completely againt it being scrapped
In the case of Blues it's the only thing they've won in their entire history lel.
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(Original post by mojojojo101)
Yes, get rid of replays, all they do is cause fixture bloat, which is already a huge problem for English football.

If you are worried about small clubs getting a pay day, well, I think making them financially viable outside a (generously) once in a decade tie against a big club would be a better use of time and money.



I'd go even further. Scrap the League Cup entirely.
Replace the League Cup with a Giant Killers Cup?
Clubs split into seeded and unseeded with giants in one pot and small clubs in the other?
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(Original post by Zerforax)
Replace the League Cup with a Giant Killers Cup?
Clubs split into seeded and unseeded with giants in one pot and small clubs in the other?
That'd be awesome
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The FA Cup is boring the less of it the better
Not really, but it's lost prestige.

I reckon a Britannia Cup would be good. Merge the Welsh and Scottish FA Cups with our FA Cup. No semis at Wembley and finals to be alternated between Wembley, Hampden Park and the Millennium Stadium. Increase prize money. The winner gets a CL place.
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Yes.

And, while we're at it:

- get rid of the pink ball.
- make the final a 3pm Saturday kick-off.
- have semi-finals at Old Trafford and Villa Park, or even Old Trafford/the Etihad/the Emirates/Olympic Stadium/St. James'. Anywhere but Wembley.
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Yes. 2 legged League Cup semi finals need to go as well.

In fact i'd go further and say League Cup should be for sides who aren't in Europe
I'd like to see the league cup implement rules specific to Premier League teams.

All clubs below the Premier League would be able to pick whichever players they like.

Premier League clubs are restricted to a similar rule as is used in the Olympics. Players must be Under 21 with each team allowed 3 exceptions to that rule. Would force top division clubs to give a good number of youngsters some first team experience while also giving lower division clubs more of a chance of progressing.
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(Original post by mackemforever)
I'd like to see the league cup implement rules specific to Premier League teams.

All clubs below the Premier League would be able to pick whichever players they like.

Premier League clubs are restricted to a similar rule as is used in the Olympics. Players must be Under 21 with each team allowed 3 exceptions to that rule. Would force top division clubs to give a good number of youngsters some first team experience while also giving lower division clubs more of a chance of progressing.
I like that idea for your Uniteds, Arsenals and Chelseas but it seems a tad excessive if you're Sunderland or West Brom. Especially when the League Cup is probably the only chance those sides have of winning a trophy.
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Something obviously needs to be done about the FA Cup - and I'm glad the FA have announced they are deliberating changes to the tournament.
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Was it Exeter who survived off an FA Cup replay years back because of the money it brought?

Keep the replays.
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I think keep the FA cup as it is up to (and including) round 3. 3rd round day is always a good day and the little clubs holding your top 4 clubs to a replay is a little magical. Round 4 onwards scrap replays and make it a midweek fixture.
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The fact there was only four games yesterday was annoying, too. If there's eight across the round, you should be having six on a Saturday and two on a Sunday.
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(Original post by Mackay)
The fact there was only four games yesterday was annoying, too. If there's eight across the round, you should be having six on a Saturday and two on a Sunday.
Only two were 3pm games too.
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I very rarely agree with Martin Samuel, but he raised a very good point on today's Sunday Supplement. He suggested pooling the money raised on each matchday by every club per round, so everybody gets a fair share. Sure, the big clubs would take a hit, but it would make sure no teams went into games begging for a replay.
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It is physically impossible for Arsenal v Hull to be played before the next round due to fixture congestion. The same thing happened with United v Chelsea a few years back, both sides had to play 2 days after league games and it was a very dull game because both sides were knackered.

When replays start overlapping the next round that just indicates they have no place in the modern game.
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