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  1. Tyk

    Tykes Member

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    Letting a game of football ruin your every day life. Yes, this is aimed at you Dragon Tyke.

    For the record, i’m glad we’re out of this sham of a competition. Let’s concentrate on the promotion push.
     
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    It's a pile of **** tournament.

    Glad we're out of it. Up the Reds.
     
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    As long as we haven’t picked up any injuries everything is fine and we move onto a more important game this Saturday.
     
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    Django Well-Known Member

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    Just reading the comments, I can’t take anyone serious as a Barnsley fan if they’re glad we’ve lost. Strange mentality. I can’t grasp why anyone wouldn’t want to see their team win a trophy at Wembley
     
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    Menai Tyke Well-Known Member

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    Because it’s no longer a legitimate competition.
     
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    Personally, I would have treated it with the same contempt those that set up the competition have. I can think of nothing more fitting than a last 4 of u21 teams with empty grounds and a showcase final with around 30 fans rattling around. Maybe then it will be visible to all how ridiculous the "tournament" now is and it can be changed for the benefit of the bottom two leagues, not for overpaid kids from around the world.
     
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    fitzytyke2 Well-Known Member

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    Not glad we lost, because our unbeaten home record has gone, but other than that I'm not fussed.

    I've not been to any of the games in this competition. I hope two premier league clubs contest the final in front of a tiny crowd at Wembley.
     
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    Two developmental teams in the final would be really bad. It would make the FA feel even more justified for allowing them in it. They will think they have strengthened and improved the tournament by doing better than the usual lower league clubs.
     
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    I'm far from glad that we lost, and even less so in the manner that we did (in that we should have been out of sight by the time they equalised, as well as the fact our lads are vastly more experienced than an admittedly talented bunch of kids), but I'm certainly not going to dwell on it. It's a poor competition that was nice when we won it, but the introduction of these U21 sides had taken away any prestige it may have had and I am glad that we can now concentrate on more important competitions, starting Saturday.
     
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    Technically we drew, just like in the last round.
     
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    Geddiswasguud Well-Known Member

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    Imho....we should have beaten them from what i saw just based on physicality....however i wont lose sleep over this one.
    Ive said all along that is a competition to try a few things and new players....if we got to wembley ...great but it wouldnt be the be all and end all.
    Lets look at this from another perspective if we had won last night at the cost of an injury to say mowatt or woodrow for 6 weeks....would it have been worth it then?
     
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    Of course it's a legitimate competition. We may not like its current format but it remains a competition that clubs signed up to participate in.
    If people want to address the massive power of the big clubs they should stop buying Sky, BT Sport, watching Match of the Day etc.
     
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    That still makes no sense to me. Even if someone’s not interested in a day out at Wembley losing games / getting knocked out of a competition does nothing for confidence & limits the game time for many of our fringe players
     
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    That would prove just how out of touch they are with everything outside the premier league.
     
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    Sorry I don't qualify as a serious Barnsley fan.

    I'm still happy we lost.
     
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    No it’s not, not in my view - we didn’t lose the game. The tie, yes, we lost on penalties. But the match result was a draw. We’ve not been beaten at home this season.
     
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    Had it been in the group matches for the bonus point, I'd agree, but as it's dumped us out of the competition I count it as a defeat.

    When we beat Swansea on penalties in 2006 that was definitely a win, and the prize was promotion.

    Will be interesting to see how it shows up in the recent form charts. It'll either be a D or a L.
     

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