Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
StanSP

FA Cup 4th Round - Brentford Away

Recommended Posts

Click on the FT calendar...

 

Check out the Google maps address for this "event".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENT ADDRESS

4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, 90027, United States

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Play some of the academy lads, and rest all our key players for Villa!....

Perhaps this season we need to sacrifice an F A Cup run.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, weller54 said:

Play some of the academy lads, and rest all our key players for Villa!....

Perhaps this season we need to sacrifice an F A Cup run.

Nah fvck that, go for both.

 

We have a 2 week break after Chelsea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, weller54 said:

Play some of the academy lads, and rest all our key players for Villa!....

Perhaps this season we need to sacrifice an F A Cup run.

Hate to admit it but I think I agree. A top 4 push, hopefully a wembley visit and a long fa Cup run is too much to ask on a relatively small squad

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, weller54 said:

Play some of the academy lads, and rest all our key players for Villa!....

Perhaps this season we need to sacrifice an F A Cup run.

I was going to post the very same Keith, it’s all well and good a decent FA cup run but we have bigger fish to fry.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Development squad players plus Albrighton, Choudhury, Justin, Fuchs, Benkovic, Morgan and Gray for this match for me.

 

We'd be insane to risk any first team players in this match.

Edited by tickler28
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, mazarron fox said:

I was going to post the very same Keith, it’s all well and good a decent FA cup run but we have bigger fish to fry.

We’ve got the squad to play strong sides in both the FA Cup and premier league. 

 

Id make big changes though. 

 

Ward

Justin Morgan Benkovic Fuchs

Albrighton Choudhury Praet Gray

Perez 

Iheanacho

 

would be my side!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They have a massive game on Tues v Forest so they'll inevitably rest players.

 

So on reflection I think we should play a mix of first team and fringe players, they should be enough to put them away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, TJB-fox said:

We’ve got the squad to play strong sides in both the FA Cup and premier league. 

 

Id make big changes though. 

 

Ward

Justin Morgan Benkovic Fuchs

Albrighton Choudhury Praet Gray

Perez 

Iheanacho

 

would be my side!

I think Cags in for Benkovic for me and thats your team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd argue that nacho and perez deserve a shot as spearheads in a 4-4-2 bring in Gray, Hamza, Praet, Ward, Albrighton, Wes, Justin, and Benko, perfect opportunity to let the regular subs impress the boss whilst still having a leader on the pitch.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, TJB-fox said:

We’ve got the squad to play strong sides in both the FA Cup and premier league. 

 

Id make big changes though. 

 

Ward

Justin Morgan Benkovic Fuchs

Albrighton Choudhury Praet Gray

Perez 

Iheanacho

 

would be my side!

This side but Muskwe for Iheanacho Gray behind Muskwe and Kapustka out wide.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Remember that players like Gray, Albrighton, Praet, Hamza etc need to play, they need to feel rewarded for working hard in training and so should def be playing on Saturday

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Realjimbo said:

Remember that players like Gray, Albrighton, Praet, Hamza etc need to play, they need to feel rewarded for working hard in training and so should def be playing on Saturday

Praet is a first team potential starter and may be wise to not risk him given Mendy is injured and Ndidi is only just back from injury....think Praet plays a major role in the following 2 matches tbf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

****s sake. We are 14 points clear of 5th. If we can't go for the FA Cup - a trophy we have never won - then I'm done with football (I'm not - obviously!). For what it's worth I am sure Brentford won't play a full strength team, as this will be low priority for them, but we do stand a chance of winning this competition, and I hate to be knocked out by them. We are genuinely the 3rd best team in England and could always fluke it against Man City or Liverpool - should we have to play them.

Edited by trabuch
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, trabuch said:

****s sake. We are 14 points clear of 5th. If we can't go for the FA Cup - a trophy we have never won - then I'm done with football. For what it's worth I am sure Brentford won't play a full strength team, as this will be low priority for them, but we do stand a chance of winning this competition, and I hate to be knocked out by them. We are genuinely the 3rd best team in England and could always fluke it against Man City or Liverpool - should we have to play them.

No one saying we don't want to win just that it's not high on our list of priorities therefore key players should not be risked

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sacrifice the FA Cup. If the U23 boys can get us through then fantastic, but really we should be prioritising securing Champions League football and making the final of the League Cup

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Nalis said:

I think Cags in for Benkovic for me and thats your team.

No way should Cags be risked

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, tickler28 said:

No one saying we don't want to win just that it's not high on our list of priorities therefore key players should not be risked

I can't see us losing a top 4 place. Maybe if we lost Wilf for the rest of the season and another team went on an extraordinary run, but otherwise I think that's safe - I really do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If Mendy's fit, I'd like too see him play. I was hugely impressed after his brief run out v WHam and I'd like to see him again. Could well be a player to hang on to if/when we have extra matches next season.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, trabuch said:

I can't see us losing a top 4 place. Maybe if we lost Wilf for the rest of the season and another team went on an extraordinary run, but otherwise I think that's safe - I really do.

You may very well be right but unfortunately there is no way on god's earth we are going to take that chance when the riches for top 4 are so huge....look at Liverpool in the 3rd Round....a complete youth team plus Lallana and Gomez best a full strength Everton and look how far ahead they are in the league.....Christ they even Jacked off the League Cup for the Club World Cup which in my mind is a nothing cup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, tickler28 said:

You may very well be right but unfortunately there is no way on god's earth we are going to take that chance when the riches for top 4 are so huge....look at Liverpool in the 3rd Round....a complete youth team plus Lallana and Gomez best a full strength Everton and look how far ahead they are in the league.....Christ they even Jacked off the League Cup for the Club World Cup which in my mind is a nothing cup.

Exactly especially when you have just seen two players pull up in a game today; we need to prioritise the league and a potential final in the league cup. If we didn’t have that league cup game then I would say go for it. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, tickler28 said:

You may very well be right but unfortunately there is no way on god's earth we are going to take that chance when the riches for top 4 are so huge....look at Liverpool in the 3rd Round....a complete youth team plus Lallana and Gomez best a full strength Everton and look how far ahead they are in the league.....Christ they even Jacked off the League Cup for the Club World Cup which in my mind is a nothing cup.

This is a good point - and Everton were unforgivably bad for not knocking them out. I just really really want us to win the FA Cup - selfish, I know, but it's been a dream for years (it was massive in my younger days - sadly not so much now).

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we can field a strong team albeit perhaps not one you'd select for a league match. No need to field academy players, unless there is some promising ones who deserve a chance. No, managed and balanced, with a good 'get out of jail' subs bench, you can field a decent looking side more than capable of progressing.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...