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FA Cup

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by IrchyWolf, Dec 6, 2008.


Blues - Wolves - What is your attitude?

Poll closed Jan 3, 2009.
  1. The Cup is the Cup. Sacred of inviolable memory. You try to win it.

  2. Que sera, sera. If we win - okay, if we lose - that's no bad thing.

  3. If you wanna go up, get out of the Cup! Field the fringe squad players and any youth.

  1. IrchyWolf

    IrchyWolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Reading the Carling Cup thread, I was surprised to see people feeling that Derby and Burnley would be struggling under a disadvantage in the League as a result of playing in the semis. My feeling is that a good Cup run can often galvanise a club into action rather than proving a needless distraction. With us drawn against Blues, what would people prefer the outcome to be?

    I must admit that I'm a traditionalist; you should never even enter a competition unless you intend to do your damnedest to try and win it and I would field a full strength XI aginst Birmingham without attempting to save any powder for further on in the League campaign.
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  2. PabloWolfo

    PabloWolfo Guest

    Use it as a rest period for some of the 1st XI and to serve out some 1 match suspensions, for 5th yellows picked u pat the Blackpool match. Whilst some reserve players are there, they may as well injure some of the Birmingham team as well.
  3. Mr Zuki

    Mr Zuki Guest

    I like your style :D:D:D
  4. I hate to see any Wolves side lose a game, but I don't want to risk any injuries to our 1st team squad, so I voted for the third option. Mick will send out a full strength squad to win the game, but I really don't care too much if we go out. Concentrate on the league - this is the best chance we've ever had of getting into the Prem and I don't want any chances for fate to rear it's ugly head.

    best case scenario - the reserve side give those Blue Nose $$$$$$$s a right pasting (4-0 would do), with a few injuries to their key players.
  5. singwolf_1

    singwolf_1 Just doesn't shut up

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    I saw Cardiff nearly win the Cup last seaon, and how I wished it was Wolves in the final. I want us to win the Cup AND go up as Champions. And if its the reserve squad that beats Brum, so be it. :)
  6. envillewolf

    envillewolf Guest

    Spot on! Every footballer wants to WIN every game - I want Wolves to WIN every game - bring 'em on!

    We could get 1/2 dozens injuries tomorrow night! The knack is having the squad to cope! I believe in most positions we currently do!
  7. WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax

    WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax Moderator

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    I don't want us to lose, if we could go on a cup run that'd be great, but I'd play as little of/none of our first choice 11 as possible. This'll sound stupid, but do what Arsenal do and have a cup team, obviously with a lot less quality in this case! Gives starts to Vokes, Keogh, Edwards, Shackell, Hill, etc etc, all the players on the fringes, and maybe even some youth players. If Birmingham also put out a weaker side, then we'd have a chance of beating them and keeping those squad players match sharp.
  8. If we could win the fa cup and go up it would give us european football as a bargaining chip for bringing in quality players. But mainly I want a win as winning breeds confidence, and also I hate losing!
  9. dont care about the Cups this year, promotion is key
  10. PabloWolfo

    PabloWolfo Guest

    I'd like to see Shackell and Hill get a game in particular, and it wouldn't bother me if even the likes of Potter and Rosa. This is one FA Cup year I truly couldn't give two $$$$s about.
  11. Brizzlewolf

    Brizzlewolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Sep 22, 2005
    I think that history shows that it's difficult to sustain a promotion challenge in conjunction with a good cup run. I would be more than happy for Wolves to prove that wrong, but the priority has to be the league, absolutely.
  12. If we werent realistic contenders for promotion then yes, a cup run would be great. But in fear of injuries/suspensions/fatigue/etc. id play the reserves and see what happens. Blues could play a full strength team and beat us 5-0 but I wouldnt be too bothered as long we finished above them in the league.

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