Carabao Cup

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Cassetti's Beard, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. rochdale away

    rochdale away Reservist

    Norwich away would be convenient.....for me
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  2. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes First Year Pro

    Mine as well
  3. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    Damn! Thought we got Wimbeldon was well excited!! What a c**k up from Sky Sports there.
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  4. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

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  5. Watfordftw

    Watfordftw Reservist

    Hopes up for Wimbledon then crushed with boring Reading. Winnable, but such a bland draw for us.
  6. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Boom! Got it.
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  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Talk about a damp squib!
  8. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Crap tie, but one which paradoxically may work in our favour as they won't be as up for it as a lower league side who will see us a scalp, and playing away from home at a Championship side (even if not a very good one) may force our boys to step it up a bit and be less prone to complacency.

    We really need a decent run in this competition (mind I've been saying this for god knows how many years!), having only done really well in the League Cup twice, in 1978/79 and 2004/05. 2001/02 was a real missed opportunity, had we had anyone but that Italian ****** in charge with a struggling Blackburn awaiting in the semis we might have gone all the way to the final.

    Here's our record in the LC (scroll to near the bottom) - pretty grim reading since 2005. I'd forgotten once again that we got that far in 2008/09...
  9. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    The real missed opportunity was in 1984/85 when we lost at home to Sunderland in the quarter final. We were pretty much the best team left in but we messed up and the two teams that made the final both ended up being relegated (Sunderland & Norwich).
  10. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    **** ground. Boring
  11. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Good draw for me as it’s only a few miles away but pretty dull. I know we won’t play a full side but I hope we treat it as an opportunity to win something and not as a pre season friendly which is what it’s normally like. Good chance for players like Success, Sema and Masina amongst others
  12. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Does it not tell us something that we’ve done reasonably well in the FA cup over the past few years but terrible in the tin pot cup? Nobody gives a a **** about it!
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  13. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    As fans we never learn. Every year we trott along to whatever the League cup has been renamed as, full of hope that we can progress and maybe even win. We see the team sheet and think, well, surely our B team will want to prove a point to the new manager, only for them to plod through the game like an employee who has just been given a months notice.

    I’ll still be going as we lose 1-0 in the 119th minute.
  14. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Underwhelming draw
  15. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought MMC 2010/11 Prediction league 3rd 2011/12

    Not this year, as if it is a draw after 90 mins it is straight to penalties!!
  16. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    couldnt name a single reading player nor the manager. Really hard to get motivated to go to this one...
  17. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Not a great but will still be a good laugh, afternoon off work and a few beers and no need to stay overnight.

    Hope the ***** actually try though.
  18. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    I might actually go to this if it's on the Tuesday night that week, as I work in Reading. I'd hope I'll be able to get a ticket on the door for this as I suspect the attendance will be about one man and his dog.
  19. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    We are too thin on cover at the back and up front. In fact we daren't even play the reserves so let's thrown the U23 team in !
  20. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I expect they will be giving away a pair free with every pint in the Cornstores. I worked in Apex Plaza for 10 years.
  21. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    Excellent draw.

    Let's look at the facts: since the inception of the League Cup in 1960 Reading have NEVER won the whole thing. This means every year a team has knocked them out.

    That's 58 League Cup campaigns, 58 teams eliminating Reading at some stage.

    Why can't it be 59? What if #59 was Watford? We can dream!

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  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Surely it won't be on the Tuesday? We're on tv against Palarse on the Sunday afternoon before.
  23. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Fair point. These games are usually Tuesday/Wednesday though aren't they? If it's Wednesday, then I'm out.
  24. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Unless the penalties end up 1-0 in the 119th minute!
  25. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Who actually cares about this competition? We might as well play the under-23s.

    Do attendees of matches at least get a free, steaming-hot cup of carabao for their troubles?
  26. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Game's on a Wednesday according to the official site.
  27. East Stand Builder

    East Stand Builder Reservist

    £10 adult- reasonable
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  28. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Where do I collect my £10?
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  29. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Not a bad draw for us, winnable. Even if it is just the b-team. More effort than we showed last season against Bristol City would be appreciated too.
  30. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    You are too negative, with Cathcart and Hughes' return last Saturday we showed just how good we can be with our team back to full strength (even it was against a poor Brighton side with a terrible away record). And our weakened team, while by no means any great shakes, proved good enough to stay in the Premier League, so we can just put out the team that limped to 14th during the last six months of last season.

    I can understand us not bothering so much with the League Cup during the first few seasons after promotion when the priority was PL survival over chasing two cups, but now we have strength in depth and experience why not give this a go for once?
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  31. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    For Reading just substitute Watford!, You could say the same thing about us
  32. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Adam Le Fondre
    Shaka Hislop
    Jamie Cureton
  33. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I am taking your stats at face value and not fact checking them, but if true, that's an extraordinary piece of data
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  34. You should get someone else to do your ironing for you.
  35. vic-rijrode

    vic-rijrode First Year Pro

    Robin Friday - "The greatest footballer you never saw" - except I did when he scored a terrific goal against us in 1975 at Elm Park.......


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