Carabao Cup

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

  1. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    My first ever away game.
  2. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Back in the day Reading's arch rivals were Aldershot. Wonder how many Reading fans still feel that.
  3. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    12 quid off peak return too, cheapest away game you'll get all season
  4. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    1,200 tickets sold as of today actually looking forward to this one, hopefully we put a reasonable team out. I really think the club should show some ambition in the League cup its a great opportunity for one of the smaller teams as most top clubs dont take it seriously.
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  5. Jossy

    Jossy Reservist

    Whilst it certainly seems that it's not taken seriously by a lot of clubs, and appears to be a more attainable trophy than the FA Cup - if you have a look at the winners over recent years, the list makes for depressing reading:

    2018: Man City
    2017: Man Utd
    2016: Man City
    2015: Chelsea
    2014: Man City

    The next 9 years saw only two clubs not within the 'big 6' to win it, which is perhaps where the impression of this cup being the most likely chance of silverware comes from - even if in reality, they're the only two 'other clubs' to be successful in the last 14 years:

    2013: Swansea
    2012: Liverpool
    2011: Birmingham
    2010: Man Utd
    2009: Man Utd
    2008: Spurs
    2007: Chelsea
    2006: Man Utd
    2005: Chelsea

    In all likelihood, if we somehow got to the final instead of going out in round 2, we'd probably have to beat one of the 'big clubs' (unlike Swansea, who thrashed league 2 Bradford).
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  6. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    What I think happens in the Cups these days is that no-one in the Premier League or the Championship takes them seriously, so upsets in the early rounds are few and far between. The big teams can just cruise through until around the semi-final when they start meeting each other. Years ago some of them would occasionally have been knocked out by lesser teams, so it was more likely that a smaller club would get to the final.
  7. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Interesting. I’m still not going to let this small fact get in the way though! And I still think that we should have progressed further than recent seasons.
  8. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    The problem is that on recent years we have put out teams of fringe players, I don't agree with this as it short changes the fans, the only benefitters are the bookies as punters are betting on the form book, however with a different set of players there is no form!
  9. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    It's our ******* year
  10. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    How could you forget Trevor Senior ?
  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Are we out yet ?
  12. Roger Irrelevant

    Roger Irrelevant Reservist

    Wonder if we are one of the neutral grounds Spurs are considering.

    If they draw us at home we could end up the away team and no beer at half time.
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  13. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Agreed. It’s coming home.
  14. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    £13 for me and Diamon jr. I've paid more than that for friendlies before.
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  15. goldenstate-goldenboy

    goldenstate-goldenboy First Year Pro

    And we've been drawn against.... Tottenham. Away. Couldn't we have gotten something soft!?
  16. sdc_watford

    sdc_watford First Year Pro

    Yep but where ?
  17. Milton Keynes...
  18. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    It’ll be played at the Vic but as it’s Tottinghams home match Watford will only get 3000 ticket in the Vicarage Road end.

    It’ll be a pub quiz question in 30 years time: When did Watford play an away fixture at Vicarage road?
  19. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    So the draw is taking place in Morrisons in Colindale with John Barnes and Ray 'Obviously' Parlour.
  20. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    Supermarket Sweep? They have to find the tin with the football club name on the underneath?
    That would be fun!
  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Barnes no doubt going to found propping up the pie counter.
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  22. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Oh, I use to work over the road and go there most lunchtimes. Absolute ********.
  23. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    So from Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok to Colindale.
  24. Bloke

    Bloke Reservist

    I wonder if there’s an outside chance that Barnes will do his World in Motion rap. I know he tends to play it down these days, but I live in hope
  25. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Oh good, a rematch against Manchester City
  26. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    A nice reminder that, despite all the fawning/excitement over Poch, Spurs last trophy came 12 seasons ago.
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  27. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Am bang up for this tournament , as I am every year .

    Will be nice to see Penaranda, Lukebakio, Cucho and Pedro get some minutes in their legs before never seeing them again .
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  28. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

  29. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    A Morrison’s in Colindale? I can’t think of anything less glamorous
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  30. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    You've clearly never been to the Wrexham Indoor Tennis Centre!
  31. Davidmsawyer

    Davidmsawyer Statto Statto Statto

    A Morrisons in Luton?
  32. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    It has been something of a Watford traditional to give fan favourites a twirl in the League Cup before abruptly sending them to Sheffield Wednesday
  33. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    Lukebakio prefers Lindt.
  34. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    When do the tickets for this go on sale?
  35. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Have staked a place in the queue now . Let me know when you get here and I’ll get one for you .

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