Newton Heath 1-0 Watford Fc - 09/01/2021 - Fa Cup 3rd Round

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by Smudger, Jan 3, 2021.


Is there life on Mars, Europa or Ganymede or even Callisto

Poll closed Jan 10, 2021.
  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
  3. Send Gray to discover

    7 vote(s)
  4. Send Deeney to discover

    3 vote(s)
  5. Send them both

    48 vote(s)
  1. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

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    It's that time of year. The sheer overwhelming excitement of the FA Cup Third Round where the minnows slay giants left, right and centre, are immortalized forever and remain in the lower levels of the pyramid in perpetuity and out of pocket.

    No matter what sides the so called big clubs put out one can with confidence predict that the finalists for the showpiece event whenever that is will not be us or indeed any side outside of the super six clubs who seem intent as they have been over the last three decades of controlling the domestic game for their sole benefit.

    This applies to Newton Heath. I am sure the original founders of the club would be horrified to see their game turned into the soulless, corporate, dull affair it has become. Little to do with sport everything to do with finance. No longer can a club with a clever manager or tactics win anything or establish a cycle of dominance. Clubs are now limited to glass ceilings. Even former giants of the game are subservient to the whims of the Super Six.

    From losing their star player(s), to having their academies raided while the smaller clubs do not even have the luxury of having money pouring in from a replay. The super six as journalists call them but should be called the scummy six have done everything they can to denigrate what used to be a wonderful tournament.

    Despite continual moans about playing too many games that do not apply to flying out to all corners of the globe to collect cash boxes, the enormous squads these clubs wield with impunity (any legislation attempting to curb the power of these teams is continually mocked and derided by the lawyers employed at these entities) means we have no chance next week.

    Defeatism ? Pragmatism ? The playing field is so biased and tilted in favour of these teams and their plastic fans and flags (so no long queues on the motorways north or so called fans of this team wondering who Bill Foulkes was with a tepid minutes applause) one has to ask the question what is the point ? Our sole aim is to try somehow despite the shambles on and off the pitch to get promoted.

    I for one would happily field the under twenty three side. Stuff the regulations.

    Get Pedro and Perica fit. Zinckernagel integrated into the side, find a new centre forward and midfielder and for the love of God get Deeney and Gray out of the door. Break up the cabal. One member is gone the others need to go as well.

    Boringly predictable. Note how the occupants of the Emptyhad have suddenly become a force in the game solely down to petrodollars. What a wonderful sport it is.

    2010–11 Manchester City 1–0 Stoke City
    2011–12 Chelsea 2–1 Liverpool
    2012–13 Wigan Athletic 1–0 Manchester City
    2014–15 Arsenal 4–0 Aston Villa
    2015–16 Newton Heath 2–1 * Crystal Palace
    2016–17 Arsenal 2–1 Chelsea
    2017–18 Chelsea 1–0 Newton Heath
    2018–19 Manchester City 6–0 Watford
    2019–20 Arsenal 2–1 Chelsea

    Opposition forum:
    A masterclass in entitlement, parochialism, self righteousness and lack of self awareness like their cousins at Bluemoon, RAWK, Goonermania, TheFightingCock and Chavsea.
  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    How many penalties will we give away ?
  3. Utd 6 - Watford 0

    We are utterly destroyed

    Disco is sacked
  4. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    What minute will Manchester United be awarded their penalty ?
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  5. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    We will absolutely batter this lot.
    ITK platypus and Bwood_Horn like this.
  6. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    How strong a team will we put out? We've had a fair few first teamers who have got injured but who are on the verge of getting back to full fitness (WTE, JP, Masina, Hughes) plus guys like Perica (who for some reason hasn't got much of a look in ahead of Deeney and Gray) and Zinckernagel who could be in a position to start, so hopefully we'll avoid a battering at least
  7. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    An absolutely horrible tie, even if we play our strongest team and play to our maximum, their youngsters are going to cruise past us, I just hope we can keep it below 6 tbf
    iamofwfc likes this.
  8. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    All these players are yours. Except Deeney. Do not attempt any other players there.
  9. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Realistically the FA Cup is our last chance of picking up some silverware this season. Hopefully The Kid knows that this competition is hugely important to all English football fans and will put out our strongest XI. Get a draw at Old Trafford and get back them back to Vicarage Road for a replay under the lights.
    Shakespearo and Carpster like this.
  10. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Can we bring back Dennis Booth,Rankin and Luther?
  11. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Good opportunity to see their heroes for those on our forum who moonlight as Watford fans when Man Utd aren’t playing.
    Carpster likes this.
  12. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Brian Pollard and Bobby Downs.
  13. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Well a good Saturday night out annoying the masses of Norwegian Mancs to look forward to. ******* them off by informing them that I've been to Old Trafford more than their pathetic collective and I've only been three times. I'd be extremely happy if we can get to halftime level, that's when I'm usually asked to leave. So gives me time to hunt the rest of the pack out during the break.
  14. Abdi

    Abdi Academy Graduate

    Always a surprise when this comes around. I think subconsciously I usually just assume we are already out.
    Cthulhu likes this.
  15. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    Hoping for a draw as I support both teams
    folkestone orn likes this.
  16. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    With United’s fixtures either side of this game, presumably Ighalo will play and score a hat-trick.
  17. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Djibril Toure masterclass incoming.
  18. BeersThen

    BeersThen Academy Graduate

    Deeney will be eyeing a seat in the studio alongside Keane, McManamamamaman etc
    SkylaRose and iamofwfc like this.
  19. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    Play the young lads and rest the senior players, two massive league games coming up that I think may define our season.
  20. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Isn't Ganymede the cup bearer to Zeus?
    Can't see the captain genuflecting to any other god bar "Troy Deeney".
    He's a big boy now you know.
  21. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Will be going to my half and half scarf wardrobe and picking the ManUtd-Watford one from my vast selection .

    Am hoping one day we qualify for Europe as I might get to take my Barca-Watford scarf out the packet.
  22. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I'm really not all that bothered about the Cup this season, so as long as we don't suffer a complete humiliation I'll be happy with any result, though I suppose a win would be nice, just because it's Man U.
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  23. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Play the under 12's. Might give Pogba and Co. a game. Give the gloves to Buchanan, put coats down for goal posts and use a plastic figure of a ref in charge. Mark Goldridge is one of the most insufferable Manure fans on the Internet, so watching him squirm if we do actually win could be entertaining.

    Just get it over with so we can all forget about it for twelve months.

    Moosegasm likes this.
  24. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Thankfully we’ve recalled Cucho from his loan and Dahlberg is back.

    Fully expect us to line up like this;


    Ngakia Ekong Wilmot Estupinan

    Capoue Hughes

    Sarr Zinckernagel Cucho


    With that starting 11 we should batter them.
  25. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    An ideal game for Zinckernagel to make his debut. He can get it out of the way without any pressure on the result, play with freedom and the enthusiasm he seems to have, with the bonus that Man U won’t know much about him.
    Jumbolina likes this.
  26. lm_wfc

    lm_wfc Squad Player

    Time to make some money - auction off the starting 11 places to our players who would benefit from playing United for their media careers.
    Forzainglese likes this.
  27. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    I will watch this as it will be the first appearance of the season of our joint saviours Isaac Success and Philip Zinckernagel.
  28. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Hope we lose this one.

    We're back in the title race for the first time since Sir Alex and we need to focus.
    K9 Hornet likes this.
  29. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    I'd assumed we do that most weeks?
  30. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    “We’ll lose and I couldn’t care less.” - Deeney, Foster, Gray et al

  31. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    'That's football' - Ben Foster
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  32. ISO

    ISO Academy Graduate

    When you play a team like United you just have to stand there and admire them.
  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Nigel Pearson is going to be on the BT coverage for Saturday's game .
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  34. lm_wfc

    lm_wfc Squad Player

    Success has been doing well on my 5 games of FIFA 21.
    That's probably puts me equally as qualified to have an input as the rest of the club's management experience.
    BigRossLittleRoss likes this.
  35. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Solsjaer will.

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