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    nine nine nine
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    Agree with Pagan it’s the PL first for me too as it’s the bigger challenge over a whole season and much more difficult to win.

    I still love the FA Cup but unfortunately it doesn’t have quite the same prestige as it used to have for various reasons. The League Cup has always been the 4th priority trophy but Swindon Town fans would never agree with that.😊

    #51263 Score: 1
    Pagan
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    The thing about the FA Cup is it’s one game, and in the good old days you had replays which were great for the lower league clubs, if they got a draw at home they got a day out, and if they got a draw a away, you brought the big boys back home and made them get changed in a portacabin. The new format is a winner takes all which can produce surprise results, but a midweek replay on a field in the rain was a great leveller….Pagan

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    Brian blue
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    My choice has always been
    1. PL 2 FA Cup 3 CL 4 Any other Cup

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    Makaveli
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    Brian, you’d prefer the FA Cup over the CL? Genuinely? I would take a CL over 5 FA Cup wins in a row. Deadly serious. The CL is my favourite tournament, in many regards. The PL in some toher ones but nothing comes even close to either of them, after that.

    As for this LC game, we’ve got bloody Arsenal. That is a bit of a crazy draw for us but we’ve got to deal with it. Klopp hasn’t valued the domestic cups at all and I don’t expect that to change much, so I think we’ll rest players. On the other hand, this is a great opportunity to get some fitness/sharpness improvements for the fringe players. A chance for them to impress the manager.

    Our defensive options are not great right now and combined with the fact that we’ve got a pile up of fixtures, this will make for a really odd potential line up but I’ll have a go all the same

    Team :

    Adrian
    Hoever – Lovren – Van Den Berg – Gomez
    Lallana – Milner – Keita
    Firmino
    Mane – Origi

    Yuek. I imagine Klopp might just start trent and Robertson to avoid getting battered but we’ve got the Villa game to think about and a few players with knocks. Salah still hasn’t fully recovered from that awful tackle against Leicester. People talk about how lucky we are. That should have been a straight red but wasn’t. Our star player has been struggling since (although he was good enough against Spurs).

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    maverick1973
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    Mak-I would swap 5 PL titles & 5 FA cups =combined,for another 5 CL triumphs,for United.Compare Real Madrid to Glasgow Rangers.

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    threeps
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    Hoever is away at the U17 World cup so does pose a bit of a dilemma for the back line. Neco Williams might be in line for his debut I’ve heard.

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    maverick1973
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    Dont Hoever and V.D Berg play together for Holland???

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    threeps
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    V.D Berg is 18 in December so I think that makes him too old for the U17s.

    He certainly didn’t play in the 3-0 spanking by Japan yesterday. Hoever did.

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    Hightown hope
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    Mak. ..I think Ox is nailed on to start, and I would think Brewster and Elliot also. My prediction is…
    Adrian
    Milner
    Van de Berg
    Lovren
    Gomez
    Ox
    Keita
    Lallana
    Elliot
    Origi
    Brewster

    ..but who knows?

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    threeps
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    “..but who knows?”

    Well you used to HH, miss your mate Lucas much?

    That team looks likely to me, except the goalie. Pep Lijinders confirmed the young Irish lad will start.

    Think it will be a high scoring game, 4-2.

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    Hightown hope
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    I know threeps! Miss the old days when I could astound everybody on the Liverpool TT page with what looked an unlikely team, only for that to be the team the next day! Even some of the self-styled ‘experts’ on that forum had to admit they were wrong and I was right. But sadly, Lucas left the club, and his ‘bagman’ with him, and my mole left!!

    Looking forward to tomorrow night…it really is a no-lose scenario for me. Will be good to see some of the kids in the flesh…particularly looking forward to seeing Elliot and Brewster!

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    Adlab
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    Eah game will broadly be second string v second string so who knows!

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    Adlab
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    CITY X1: Bravo, Walker, E Garcia, Otamendi, Angelino, Doyle, Foden, Bernardo, Mahrez, Aguero (c), Jesus

    Subs: Carson, Stones, De Bruyne, D Silva, Cancelo, Bernabe, Poveda-Ocampo

    Reasonably strong line up.
    No:
    Ederson
    Fernandinho(suspended)
    Mendy
    Gundogan
    Sterling

    Lets see
    Garcia, Doyle,Foden, Angelino

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    Adlab
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    Nine changes from the side that played v Villa last Saturday.

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    nine nine nine
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    Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Lee Grant

    Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Brandon Williams

    Midfielders: Fred, James Garner, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard

    Forwards: Daniel James, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial

    Strong United squad travel to face Chelsea.

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