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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #175: January 05, 2024, 02:03:49 PM »
FA Cup Round 3 on ESPN+

I'll be watching my favorite football team, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today as they play Burnley. However, ESPN+ will broadcast games from several of the not-so-famous teams and their not-so-famous stadiums. For instance, I saw a Spurs game at White Hart Lane thanks to an English friend. I suggested we see his team, Millwall, but he said "No. Even though we have a new Den, I would not invite a guest to Millwall at home". Now, at last, a chance to see Millwall at their Den.

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« Reply #176: January 05, 2024, 02:09:02 PM »
Incidentally, our Josh Harris is part-owner of Crystal Palace. They played to a (mostly) lethargic draw against Everton yesterday. I think Harris could put $500 million that he did not pay to little dan snyder for the Redskins / WFT / Commanders and improve Palace. Their Olise and Eze are pretty good, but the other players look mediocre.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #177: January 06, 2024, 08:41:45 AM »
I’m watching Maidstone United versus Stevenege.  Have to look those up.  The only camera they aren’t I have is not far off ground level.  It’s tough when the ball goes from one end to another. 

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« Reply #178: January 06, 2024, 08:47:33 AM »
Ok based on some googling.  Stevenage is north of London and plays in League One.  The third level for you gringos.  Maidstone is in the sixth level.  Turned on at the start of second half and Maidstone up 1-0 on a penalty.  Stevanage seems to have much better of the play as you might expect given their levels. 

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #179: January 06, 2024, 09:28:21 AM »
The “Stones” hang on for their first trip to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.  Beat two League One teams in a row.  They were +5000 to win the Cup pregame according to the announcers.  Not sure who they play next but I will be following.  Great story. Been around for a while but didn’t have their own stadium until 2012.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #180: January 06, 2024, 09:29:34 AM »
PWC - respect for getting into the true 'romance' of the Cup. Newport v Eastleigh, next... ;)

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« Reply #181: January 06, 2024, 09:56:34 AM »
PWC - respect for getting into the true 'romance' of the Cup. Newport v Eastleigh, next... ;)
Ok. I will try that one. 

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #182: January 06, 2024, 10:49:24 AM »
is the FA Cup on ESPN+ ?

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« Reply #183: January 06, 2024, 11:14:32 AM »
is the FA Cup on ESPN+ ?
Yes. In addition to the games they have a show where they bounce around between games.

I switched on Chestefield and Watford.  Chesterfield leading 1-0 and trying for the upset.

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« Reply #184: January 06, 2024, 11:56:13 AM »
Oh well. Watford comes back to take a 2-1 lead in extra time to apparently stop the upset bid.

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« Reply #185: January 06, 2024, 03:00:33 PM »
I watched much of Millwall / Leicester. Fans at The Den only on the lower level, so large belt of empty seats. I had read-up on The Den, learning that Millwall is averaging onl;y about 14,000 fans in their 20,000 seat Den.

Why?

Millwall was all over Leicester for most of the first half...good shots, but no goals. Leicester went ahead 3 - 1 (oops, 1 - 3?) in the second half, eventually winning 3 - 2 (2 - 3?)

The Maidstone game was a joy, seeing fans who could not get seats peaking around trees and bushes on a hill above the stadium. Stevenage looked slicker, but Maidstone scored the goals. I think this was the game where the announcers kept sniping at the play and the players.

Replays available for all the games.

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« Reply #186: January 06, 2024, 08:09:53 PM »

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« Reply #187: January 06, 2024, 08:55:46 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!  Millwall on TV!!
FA Cup Round 3 on ESPN+

I'll be watching my favorite football team, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today as they play Burnley. However, ESPN+ will broadcast games from several of the not-so-famous teams and their not-so-famous stadiums. For instance, I saw a Spurs game at White Hart Lane thanks to an English friend. I suggested we see his team, Millwall, but he said "No. Even though we have a new Den, I would not invite a guest to Millwall at home". Now, at last, a chance to see Millwall at their Den.

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« Reply #188: January 07, 2024, 06:32:35 AM »
Oh those Milwall fans. 

Ah, yes - the Club are regularly fined, by the soccer authorities, for fans racist / sexist / homophobic chanting. Clearly channelling that 1980's ambience... ;)

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #189: January 07, 2024, 06:44:29 AM »
Shrewsbury v Wrexham, today. K.O 09:00 ET (14:00 local).

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« Reply #191: January 07, 2024, 09:25:43 AM »
Shrewsbury v Wrexham, today. K.O 09:00 ET (14:00 local).
Just turned that on.  Some rough looking characters on Shrewsbury. 

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #192: January 07, 2024, 09:41:39 AM »
Looking at the League 2 table, Wrexham has a decent chance of moving up.  Our American celebrity owners will be pleased.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #193: January 07, 2024, 10:39:42 AM »
Just turned on west ham vs Bristol city. 1-1, 76th minute

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #194: January 07, 2024, 11:01:50 AM »
Bristol City Had a shot in extra time, free kick just outside the penalty area, got a head on it but pops it wide and high. Ends in a draw, 1-1.

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« Reply #195: January 07, 2024, 11:37:12 AM »
Wrexham moves on.  Arsenal and Liverpool now.  Battle of the big boys.  I guess they do a blind draw for the matches?

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #196: January 08, 2024, 12:26:02 PM »
I guess they do a blind draw for the matches?

Yes - it's numbered balls in the bag, time (there is no truth, to the rumor, that Man City have a square ball... :lol:)

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« Reply #197: January 09, 2024, 10:08:26 AM »
Yes - it's numbered balls in the bag, time (there is no truth, to the rumor, that Man City have a square ball... :lol:)

Ipswich, a pretty good Championship (aka, second division team) plays Maidstone. Somehow, Spurs picked out Manchester City.

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« Reply #198: January 09, 2024, 10:56:01 AM »
Ipswich, a pretty good Championship (aka, second division team) plays Maidstone. Somehow, Spurs picked out Manchester City.
eh, they were going to have to play them eventually or else rely on someone else to do the dirty work.

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Re: Soccer 2023-24 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #199: January 09, 2024, 02:23:50 PM »
In 15 minutes or so, Chelsea play(s) Middlebrough in the Carabao Cup. Wasn't that the Coca Cola Cup and the League Cup a few years ago?

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