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Newcastle (EFL Cup) - Match Thread (28/08/2019)

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LCFC Twitter corrected that it's going to be Mendy not Wilf. 

 

Honestly I would've liked to see a few more fringe guys in the 11 - we have had a good start to the league and let's keep that firing. Running Vardy for 90 every game won't do.

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Excellent. About time we saw a Leicester team going for the win in a cup competition with a strong lineup. Tbh all this playing reserves or a b team from most clubs annoys me. If you want to win silverware have a feckin good crack at it and do it properly!

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Like a couple of others, I'd have liked to see some of the fringe players get a go. But at the same time pleased we seem to want to win and have sufficient time for the first team players to rest.

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8 minutes ago, Izzy said:

Cowabunga Cup :D

In our house it's known as the Diadora Dogshit Cup :ph34r: I can't remember where it came from, and obviously it's only called that until we're likely to win it :)

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2 minutes ago, FIF said:

Don't see the point in having a squad if they don't get to play in the league cup.

 

Very disappointing and a loss would really mess up the mentality going into the next prem game.

 

Was looking forward to other guys trying to prove themselves.

 

We're even playing Fuchs!

I would have loved to see Justin and Benkovic. Is the latter injured? Nacho seems to be on his way out if he isn't even on the bench for this game.

 

On the other hand, Rodgers saw what happened to Puel...

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6 minutes ago, Langston said:

 

We're allergic to semi finals. 

Unless I'm mistaken the last time we were in a domestic semi was the last time we won the League Cup. Twenty seasons ago.

2001 ain't 20 years ago yet!!

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Bit disappointed.

 

For fitness, form and morale I'd have included a few more who haven’t been getting in. Not wholesale changes to break up the rhythm, but just a few more. Probably just add: Ward, Justin, Albrighton to Morgan and Barnes and one or two new ones on the bench

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17 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

So after all of these years of fans on here moaning about second string sides in these competitions, I bet some will be outraged if Vardy or Tielemans pick up an injury lol

Categorically can confirm I won't. Could've happened in any game.

 

Fantastic XI Brendan. Breath of fresh air.

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Would have liked to see Justin + one of Gray/Albrighton. Also thought Ward was nailed on to start but glad to see we’re going for it

 

Hopefully the back up players don’t cause any fuss about it.

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Really really pleased with that line up. It's what we've been begging for, shows real intent. We're on the way to Wembley :scarf:

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Wow strong team. Slightly disappointed Justin isnt getting a start.

 

Ward is the most expensive keeper to ever not make a cup opening round lol

 

Lets win dis bitch

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We pld man city in the quarters last season and lost on penalties at home. But if I remember right Puel didnt field the best team he could have for that game, and that was the QF!

 

Dont even want to talk about newport in the fa cup. Joke.

 

Think Brendan has possibly taken stock of this. And also, he must be thinking, well we're not going to get relegated this season as we have too much talent (not arrogant, just decent) but we most likely wont finish top 4, so somewhere between 5th but more realistically 6th-10th so we may as well get full throttle for both Cup competitions.

 

The good thing is, by selecting our best team (pretty much) for the first round of the league cup. It's a given that we'll see our best team fielded for the FA Cup as well. I'd love us to win either, but the FA cup would be a dream and especially as my Dad really wants us to win that, having seen us first hand come close a few times.

 

(and on cue my Dad's just messaged me to say he'd love to see us win the FA cup in his lifetime) :) means a lot to a lot of the older supporters I reckon as we've got to finals but never won it!

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It’s great that we’re going for it but at Vardys age you’ve got to give him a break when you can. I would probably have given Justin an opportunity as well. 

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In all honesty,  I am happy with this. Yes, it's good to see fringe players, but we were unlucky to draw a Premier League opponent. If we win, and draw a Football League team, I'd expect to see Gray, Justin and Nacho.

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