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Darkshadow

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Too Many Games?
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:51:18 pm »

For a while now premiership managers have been complaining about the fact they have too many games to play, so i thought i would compare the leagues.

In the Premiership. Your very own Middlesbrough:

The absolute minimum matches you can play this season is 40 games, assuming you get knocked out in the second round of the League Cup and the third round of the FA Cup.

The maximum matches you can play is 50, assuming you of course get to the finals of both cups.

Compare this to Darlington of the Coca Cola League Two.

The minimum matches they can play this season...is 49. Assuming they too get knocked out of all the cups in the first round.

The maximum matches they can play is a staggering 72, obviously theres no way they will progress to the final of the FA Cup, League Cup, Play-Offs and Johnstones Paint Trophy Cup...but if they did thats how many matches they would have to play.

I guess if theres a point to all this, its should the football league be reducing the amount of games in the lower leagues? As you can see Darlington will only play 1 game less than Middlesbrough if Darlington play the least amount of games and Boro play the most amount. Surely its got to be hard enough for lower league teams to progress in the cups without the huge addition of games.
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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 04:54:39 pm »

whats the minimum man united play?

next season will be 3 weeks longer as well i think

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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 05:01:27 pm »

The minimum United will play will be...38 in the league, 6 in the Champions League, 1 in the FA Cup, 1 in the League Cup, The Super Cup, Community Shield and Club World Championship.

Minimum 49. Maximum 67. (Obviously all this is discounting Cup Replays)
« Last Edit: June 18, 2008, 05:03:59 pm by Darkshadow »
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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 05:27:33 pm »

Doesn't the football league last longer?
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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 07:07:23 pm »

Premiership players will be playing internationals throughout the season though as well as their club games so they'll actually be playing more (on average, probably) than players in League One or Two...
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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008, 08:37:37 am »

i dont think there are enough games. there was more before the start of the premiership and players are getting paid obscene amounts of money these days im sure they can cope.

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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2008, 10:48:14 am »

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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008, 10:55:44 am »

The maximum matches you can play is 50

It's actually 55 assuming we need a replay in each round of the FA Cup before the semis. And that nearly happened a couple of years ago, I seem to recall.
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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008, 11:07:18 am »

didnt we play 64 or 65 games the season we got to the UEFA cup final?
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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008, 11:16:23 am »

Yeah, 65.
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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2008, 02:54:30 am »

The minimum United will play will be...38 in the league, 6 in the Champions League, 1 in the FA Cup, 1 in the League Cup, The Super Cup, Community Shield and Club World Championship.

Minimum 49. Maximum 67. (Obviously all this is discounting Cup Replays)

Surely if United are playing in the Club World Championship then they won't be playing in the FA Cup...  ;)
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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2008, 12:23:43 am »

It's actually 55 assuming we need a replay in each round of the FA Cup before the semis. And that nearly happened a couple of years ago, I seem to recall.

Yeah i realised that slightly after i made the post, the main point of the post was are lower league teams playing too many games to give them a realistic chance of a cup run, which in turn can be very profitable and give them a chance to improve the team/facilities.

People say that the gap between the premiership and the rest of the leagues is widening, but is it any wonder when the football league (starts a week earlier and finishes 3 weeks earlier) plays 9-12 more domestic games a season. With far smaller budgets to contract players, therefore far smaller squads. A level playing field would be more fair, all teams should play the same amount of games. We know its never going to be a level financial field.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2008, 12:27:15 am by Darkshadow »
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Re: Too Many Games?
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2008, 03:51:16 pm »

wot they whinging for getting paid all that money to kick a football around for x number of games a year. fucking grow up. i love football but footballers are pussies
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