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TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by morganb » 14 Feb 2019, 09:09

FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

FIFTH ROUND

QPR 19:45 Watford

The first of this weekend's 6 FA Cup ties is a Friday night fixture featuring Queen's Park Rangers of the Championship against the Premier League’s Watford. QPR have been on a poor run since Christmas and are currently lower mid table so shouldn't pose too much of a threat to a Watford team who will probably rest the majority of their first teamers.


SATURDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

FIFTH ROUND

Brighton 12:30 Derby

Just the two matches with any TFF involvement on Saturday, the first of which is the early kick-off between Brighton and Frank Lampard's Derby County. A month ago Brighton would have probably considered giving the FA Cup a good go, now however their League form has turned to poo so Prem survival should be their main focus. FLDC are in form and might cause a cupset today.

Newport 17:30 Man City

The second fixture is the late match where Manchester City must travel to the Welsh side of the bridge to take on Newport County of League 2. I think everyone is expecting another Man City cricket score but the League Two style of play might be a bit of an eye opener for the Premier League prima-donnas. Expect Jesus to start.


SUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY

FIFTH ROUND

Bristol City 13:00 Wolves

Two more games on Sunday, the earlier of which gets underway at 1pm and has Bristol City hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bristol City are another Championship side who are still in the Cup. They are sat in the play-off positions at the moment so may see the Cup as an unwanted distraction. Wolves however should treat this competition as their best chance of silverware. They fielded a strong defensive line-up in the last round.

Doncaster 16:00 Crystal Palace

At 4pm the second match gets underway and features Crystal Palace versus Doncaster. Donny are occupying a play off spot in League One so might not put up too much of a fight today. Crystal Palace will be torn between keeping their Cup run going and the possibility of being sucked into a Premier League relegation battle. A rotated Palace side should still be strong enough to get through.


MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY

FIFTH ROUND

Chelsea 19:30 Man Utd

And finally, the weekend's big match - Chelsea versus Manchester United. Both teams come into this match off of the back of a high profile loss. OGS lost his first match as Utd manager in mid-week but more importantly lost Lingard and Martial to injury. Chelsea were drubbed by Man City last time out. The FA Cup might be considered a lesser competition by these two but the winner here will receive a huge morale boost.

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Post by SamD » 14 Feb 2019, 12:30

From this year, Fifth Round ties will be decided* on the day. Any match drawn after 90 minutes will be settled by extra time and penalties.
In the TFF game, points are not awarded for FA Cup penalty shoot-outs.

* The FA had agreed in 2018 that fifth round replays in 2019-20 would be scrapped to make way for a winter break that season. However, after Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all qualified for this month's European knockout stages, the FA chose to bring forward the decision and remove fifth round replays in 2018-19.

For info, just two of this weekend's cup ties will benefit from a Video Assistant Referee:
- Brighton v Derby
- Chelsea v Manchester Utd

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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by muldoon » 14 Feb 2019, 16:51

I think its rubbish that penalty shoot out points don't count anymore, makes them totally meaningless from a fantasy perspective.... all those points going begging....

That VAR is only in 2 of the games is just daft too, its not a level playing field, VAR all of them, or none if they can't all be done.

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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by Darbyand » 14 Feb 2019, 19:09

Chelsea team at Malmö tonight:
Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Emerson, Jorginho, Kovacic, Barkley, Willian, Giroud, Pedro.
Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Zappacosta, Kante, Hudson-Odoi, Hazard, Higuain.

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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by brencarr » 14 Feb 2019, 21:15

muldoon wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 16:51
.... That VAR is only in 2 of the games is just daft too, its not a level playing field, VAR all of them, or none if they can't all be done.
I disagree on your VAR point muldoon .... it only has to be a level playing field between the 2 teams playing each other, not between different matches .... for example, one game may have a ref who is more likely to brandish yellow cards or give penalties .... one game may be on a 'dodgy' tier-three pitch .... as long as the two opponents have the same conditions then I think it is fair :)

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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by Tadpole » 14 Feb 2019, 21:58

brencarr wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 21:15
muldoon wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 16:51
.... That VAR is only in 2 of the games is just daft too, its not a level playing field, VAR all of them, or none if they can't all be done.
I disagree on your VAR point muldoon .... it only has to be a level playing field between the 2 teams playing each other, not between different matches .... for example, one game may have a ref who is more likely to brandish yellow cards or give penalties .... one game may be on a 'dodgy' tier-three pitch .... as long as the two opponents have the same conditions then I think it is fair :)
I see your point here, but surely the bigger picture is the level playing field of the tournament?

If one team progresses courtesy of an offside goal or dive, and another team doesn’t because - that’s not a level playing field?

Giving one game extra officials to make a decision is like playing to different rules, shorter games, smaller pitches etc etc

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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by hancockjr » 14 Feb 2019, 22:26

Pitches are not a universal size.

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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by Tadpole » 15 Feb 2019, 07:29

Fair point
In my mind I was thinking 5 or 7 a side pitches, as opposed to the yards perimeters for 11 a side. But I’ll give you that one. 👍

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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by SPR » 15 Feb 2019, 08:28

Quite happy for penalty shootout points not to count and think it makes sense.

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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by murf » 15 Feb 2019, 18:56

No Pererya

Watford

1Gomes

2Janmaat

27Kabasele

3Britos

25Holebas

29Capoue

8Cleverley

19Hughes

12Sema

9Deeney

18Gray

Substitutes

6Mariappa

7Deulofeu

16Doucouré

17Peñaranda

20Quina

23Navarro

30Dahlberg


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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by Tadpole » 15 Feb 2019, 19:07

murf wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 18:56
No Pererya

Watford

1Gomes

2Janmaat

27Kabasele

3Britos

25Holebas

29Capoue

8Cleverley

19Hughes

12Sema

9Deeney

18Gray

Substitutes

6Mariappa

7Deulofeu

16Doucouré

17Peñaranda

20Quina

23Navarro

30Dahlberg
I’ve still got Pereyra, can’t quite decide who to rid him for, none of the other Watford players appeal either

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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by brencarr » 15 Feb 2019, 22:58

So, just for the record, Watford won 1-0.

Capoue (Cleverley, Holebas)

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Re: TFF chit chat 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th February

Post by happyhoppy » 16 Feb 2019, 07:42

Tadpole wrote:
murf wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 18:56
No Pererya

Watford

1Gomes

2Janmaat

27Kabasele

3Britos

25Holebas

29Capoue

8Cleverley

19Hughes

12Sema

9Deeney

18Gray

Substitutes

6Mariappa

7Deulofeu

16Doucouré

17Peñaranda

20Quina

23Navarro

30Dahlberg
I’ve still got Pereyra, can’t quite decide who to rid him for, none of the other Watford players appeal either
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