FA Cup 4th Round. Shrewsbury Town vs Liverpool. Sun 26th Jan 2020. 1700 hrs.

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Would personally go with

———————-Adrian—————————-
——Williams—-Matip——Degsy——-Larouci-
———Jones——-Fab——Chiverilla————-
—Elliot————Origi————Minamino——-

Take Fab , Origi and Minamino off around 60.
Should win this.
 

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Really looking forward to this. Makes the weekend sweeter doesn't it? Sunday afternoon with the missus. Roast and a few beers.Lovely.

I reckon this will be the team to get the job done. Looks likely that Lallana may be out with his virus so would give Fabinho a start so he's match fit and firing in time for the defeat of West Ham.

.......................Adrian.............
Williams....Matip....Lovren....Larouci
..........Chirivella.........Fabinho........
.........................Jones..................
Elliot.................Origi.............Minamino

7-0 Redmen.
 

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I see a few people say they are not arsed about the FA cup, but i don't agree with that. We should be arsed , despite its drop in priority for us over the recent years, its still a big cup competition and something we can strive towards. Because we know that we are the best team in England, so why not strive for the FA cup. Its certainly not for a lack of squad depth.

I suppose the argument will be ,we lost Mane to injury and we shouldn't risk first teamers on the FA cup cause it might affect the league and UCL. But if we don't push forward and take advantage of the momentum we have, we would be doing this team a dis service. The Carabao cup was a different situation and can't be compared to this one. We had been wedged between a rock and hard place especially because we had to take our first teaMErs to Qatar for the Club World Cup tourney which we all knew held more significance at a global level. And that was fine. But now that we claimed the International treble, why shouldn't we go forth and try and win and claim the FA cup. You might call it greed or over confidence but i just think we should try and compete and claim the Domestic Big 2 that matters, The league and the FA Cup. Given we are playing at Shrewsbury


..........Adrian.............
Williams....Matip....Lovren....Larouci

Chirivella/Ox.........Fabinho......Jones..

Elliot...........Minamino...............Origi

Personally i would try Minamino out in a inverted 433 where he plays the False No 9 role. Certainly would not play him in the wing where he can't influence the game. That being said, Origi and him would probably swap positions in game and just provide that interplay if they can. Harvey Eliiott will be interesting as well to watch against a physically strong defensive side.

So i looked back at a few Shrewsbury lineups, particularly their last league game lineup.

They like to play 3 in the back probably folding into 5 in the back when the wings sit back Their wingbacks are Donald Love and Gouldbourne , and their Goalkeeper who is their starter is actually from Bristol City on loan. This Callum Lang striker they have on loan from Wigan has scored 2 in 5 appearances. Their biggest talent is Josh Laurent who is quite up and coming plays in advanced and central midfield roles, sometimes they do place him in the front 3 depending. Even with this player though they have a issue scoring goals. They do like to grind and a lot of their games have been draws.

Its going to be a physical test to see if we can break them, but if we score first, then we should be ok, this is also where we will get to see Minamino work against typical hard tackling setup which is a staple of English football in the lower leagues.
 

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I'm looking forward to this one. I don't get to see Shrewsbury Town on the TV very often, in fact I'm struggling to recall ever seeing them play, maybe 30 years ago back in the mists of time. I'm expecting a youthful look to the starting eleven and hoping for a cracking cup tie. Sunday late afternoon down the pub, heaven. Shame about work on Monday.
 

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We need to stop leaking goals. I was calculating the percentage of goals against over the past several games, and the increase was so bad that it was undefinable.

A shakeup in defence is needed, no players from the wolves game make the starting lineup. Now for the midfield and attack, whatever, as long as it contains Jones and Elliott, I’m fine. Just throw in some other to makeup the numbers.

0-3.
 

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The Incredibly Interesting & Informative Guide to the City Town you are visiting Today
This Week - The County Town of Shrewsbury


Mornin everybody and welcome to Ted's World tour of Shrewsbury. I will be your guide today alongside Barry our driver, so make yourself comfortable, settle in and be sure to ask any questions as we travel around the world-famous County Town of Shrewsbury. And remember what they say about people from Shropshire - "Shropshire born and Shropshire bred, strong in the arm and thick in the head." Ha Ha Ha. Oh but first of all, let me apologise for the smell on the bus - It was Alf Rickles stag party last night and after we left the Hairy Lemon things got a bit out of hand with a couple of sheep and Doris Hurcott who lives at number 47. Fine woman Doris...

Anyway, let's get this tour started.

Now on your left, you will see the world-famous Ditherington Flax Mill - a majestic structure and the first Iron framed building ever constructed in the world. Built in 1796 and standing at a very impressive 5 storeys tall it is the world's first ever skyscraper- an engineering marvel to rival the leaning tower of Pizza or the hanging baskets of Babylon.

Now as you can imagine after 9/11 everyone here was very very concerned that some foreign type would try the same thing here. So as a safety measure, every September we members of Shrewsbury Neighbourhood Watch borrow Toby Smith's model airplane and fly it straight into the side of the Mill as fast as we can. As you can see after nearly 20 tests, the Mill is completely undamaged. Not a scratch on it. Now ask yourself, is the Mill from 1796 better constructed than the Twin Towers, or is there something more sinister going on? A conspiracy perhaps that goes right to the heart of New York Parish Council's planning department? I will let you decide.

What's that? No Toby can fuck off we are not buying him another model airplane, he's a tight arsed bastard that never mows his verge.

Anyway moving on -

Now up ahead is the site of the 1403 battle of Shrewsbury. This battle is very important in English History as it was the first time that archers with Longbows were used. To the North of the river, you had Harry Hotspur with his Welsh & Cheshire army. To the South was Henry IV and his English Army. Two hours before sunrise the English archers unleashed on the Welsh Army. The Cheshire archers responded and soon gained the upper hand. At this point, half of the English Army ran away. Sniveling cowardly bastards, but luckily for King Henry, Harry Hotspur, in the midst of battle decided to lift his visor for a look around and caught two arrows fair in the face. His last words were "I killed more than anyone else I should get the golden boot." The battle was declared a score draw and a replay date has yet to be set.
You know down at the Hairy Lemon we often talk about Harry Hotspur and the Tottenham player Harry Kane - do you get it, Harry Hotspur? Ha Ha Ha. how we laugh. Alright Alright, no need for that language.

If you look out to the left you will see a park bench dedicated to former Lord Mayor Arthur Cadwell. It's on that bench that I first took my missus up the wrong 'un. Happy Days.

Over to your right is Mount House the birthplace of Charles Darwin who wrote the Origin of the Species - a book about genetics and interbreeding and such. Don't know why he had to sail halfway around the world and write a book about it, he could have just gone round to Doris at number 47 to see it all in action. Anyway, most people I talk to down at the Hairy Lemon think its all a load of bollocks anyway - I mean if we are supposed to come from Chimps why are there still Chimps around in the jungle? Even young Andy Potter thinks its bollocks and he's got a GCSE in Biology. Bet your last shilling you wont see any Chimps round here - load of bollocks.

Darwin is not the only famous person to come from Shrewsbury - Wilfred Owen the WWI poet also lived here as did Nick Hancock. Tony Blairs Dad lived here for a while and Sandy Lyle the golfer was born here. Most famous of all though is Percy Thrower custodian and head gardener of the Blue Peter Garden. The toffs' magazine Private Eye is said to have had its beginnings in Shrewsbury not that anyone cares about that round here. The worlds greatest ever DJ John Peel went to Shrewsbury school.

Just ahead in the distance is Gay meadow where Shrewsbury Town used to play all their matches. At the old Gay Meadow ground there used to be an old bloke who used to go out in a Coracle to retrieve any balls that landed in the river Severn behind the stand. Shrewsbury F.C moved to a different location in 2007 and there was a local competition to name the impressive modern ground. There were over twenty entries into the competition and the inspirational winner was ... New Meadow which is probably better than Gay meadow but I still think it sounds like a brand of fabric softener. As you all will know Shrewsbury Town F.C. have won the Welsh cup 6 times - way more than any other non-Welsh teams - pretty impressive don't you think? We would still be winning it if those bastards at the F.A. had not banned us from the competition due to the fact that Shrewsbury is not in fact in Wales. Corrupt bastards - bet it was that Sepp Bladder that ruined it for us.

Well that just about concludes the world tour of Shrewsbury, here we are back at the Hairy Lemon which should be just about opening by now. I do recommend you try a pint of stinky piss old original scrumpy or "the pipe cleaner" as its affectionately known in these parts. Thanks for joining us on Ted's World Tour of Shrewsbury.

" Oh sure yea - just follow the lane round to the left and number 47 is the pebble-dashed house with the rusty gate. Tell her Ted sent you."


Smash the theory of evolution loving bastards.

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Nobody that played against Wolves except for Minamino if fit, Origi and maybe Fab.

4-0

 

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As this will probably be one of the last games we ever play without VAR, I really hope in this case, we don't get a reminder of how much can go against the stronger team when a referee doesn't perform adequately.
 

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The Incredibly Interesting & Informative Guide to the City Town you are visiting Today
This Week - The County Town of Shrewsbury


Mornin everybody and welcome to Ted's World tour of Shrewsbury. I will be your guide today alongside Barry our driver, so make yourself comfortable, settle in and be sure to ask any questions as we travel around the world-famous County Town of Shrewsbury. And remember what they say about people from Shropshire - "Shropshire born and Shropshire bred, strong in the arm and thick in the head." Ha Ha Ha. Oh but first of all, let me apologise for the smell on the bus - It was Alf Rickles stag party last night and after we left the Hairy Lemon things got a bit out of hand with a couple of sheep and Doris Hurcott who lives at number 47. Fine woman Doris...

Anyway, let's get this tour started.

Now on your left, you will see the world-famous Ditherington Flax Mill - a majestic structure and the first Iron framed building ever constructed in the world. Built in 1796 and standing at a very impressive 5 storeys tall it is the world's first ever skyscraper- an engineering marvel to rival the leaning tower of Pizza or the hanging baskets of Babylon.

Now as you can imagine after 9/11 everyone here was very very concerned that some foreign type would try the same thing here. So as a safety measure, every September we members of Shrewsbury Neighbourhood Watch borrow Toby Smith's model airplane and fly it straight into the side of the Mill as fast as we can. As you can see after nearly 20 tests, the Mill is completely undamaged. Not a scratch on it. Now ask yourself, is the Mill from 1796 better constructed than the Twin Towers, or is there something more sinister going on? A conspiracy perhaps that goes right to the heart of New York Parish Council's planning department? I will let you decide.

What's that? No Toby can fuck off we are not buying him another model airplane, he's a tight arsed bastard that never mows his verge.

Anyway moving on -

Now up ahead is the site of the 1403 battle of Shrewsbury. This battle is very important in English History as it was the first time that archers with Longbows were used. To the North of the river, you had Harry Hotspur with his Welsh & Cheshire army. To the South was Henry IV and his English Army. Two hours before sunrise the English archers unleashed on the Welsh Army. The Cheshire archers responded and soon gained the upper hand. At this point, half of the English Army ran away. Sniveling cowardly bastards, but luckily for King Henry, Harry Hotspur, in the midst of battle decided to lift his visor for a look around and caught two arrows fair in the face. His last words were "I killed more than anyone else I should get the golden boot." The battle was declared a score draw and a replay date has yet to be set.
You know down at the Hairy Lemon we often talk about Harry Hotspur and the Tottenham player Harry Kane - do you get it, Harry Hotspur? Ha Ha Ha. how we laugh. Alright Alright, no need for that language.

If you look out to the left you will see a park bench dedicated to former Lord Mayor Arthur Cadwell. It's on that bench that I first took my missus up the wrong 'un. Happy Days.

Over to your right is Mount House the birthplace of Charles Darwin who wrote the Origin of the Species - a book about genetics and interbreeding and such. Don't know why he had to sail halfway around the world and write a book about it, he could have just gone round to Doris at number 47 to see it all in action. Anyway, most people I talk to down at the Hairy Lemon think its all a load of bollocks anyway - I mean if we are supposed to come from Chimps why are there still Chimps around in the jungle? Even young Andy Potter thinks its bollocks and he's got a GCSE in Biology. Bet your last shilling you wont see any Chimps round here - load of bollocks.

Darwin is not the only famous person to come from Shrewsbury - Wilfred Owen the WWI poet also lived here as did Nick Hancock. Tony Blairs Dad lived here for a while and Sandy Lyle the golfer was born here. Most famous of all though is Percy Thrower custodian and head gardener of the Blue Peter Garden. The toffs' magazine Private Eye is said to have had its beginnings in Shrewsbury not that anyone cares about that round here. The worlds greatest ever DJ John Peel went to Shrewsbury school.

Just ahead in the distance is Gay meadow where Shrewsbury Town used to play all their matches. At the old Gay Meadow ground there used to be an old bloke who used to go out in a Coracle to retrieve any balls that landed in the river Severn behind the stand. Shrewsbury F.C moved to a different location in 2007 and there was a local competition to name the impressive modern ground. There were over twenty entries into the competition and the inspirational winner was ... New Meadow which is probably better than Gay meadow but I still think it sounds like a brand of fabric softener. As you all will know Shrewsbury Town F.C. have won the Welsh cup 6 times - way more than any other non-Welsh teams - pretty impressive don't you think? We would still be winning it if those bastards at the F.A. had not banned us from the competition due to the fact that Shrewsbury is not in fact in Wales. Corrupt bastards - bet it was that Sepp Bladder that ruined it for us.

Well that just about concludes the world tour of Shrewsbury, here we are back at the Hairy Lemon which should be just about opening by now. I do recommend you try a pint of stinky piss old original scrumpy or "the pipe cleaner" as its affectionately known in these parts. Thanks for joining us on Ted's World Tour of Shrewsbury.

" Oh sure yea - just follow the lane round to the left and number 47 is the pebble-dashed house with the rusty gate. Tell her Ted sent you."


Smash the theory of evolution loving bastards.

Team
Nobody that played against Wolves except for Minamino if fit, Origi and maybe Fab.

4-0

Is there an archive of @BigJon's travel guides? Absolutely essential reading.
 

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Here's a look at the Shrewsbury team that we might be facing. Apologies that it's from the fail.

 

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Last Thursday's match was such a tense affair; today I'm hoping for something a little more relaxed as our youngsters are given a run out. There won't be VAR, so no doubt PGMOL's peons will be confident that their appointed man in the middle, andrea "myopic" marriner, will do the business for them. Let's hope our mentality-monsters-lite are up to the task.

Following a post by a particular member, in which he referred to certain "deviants" making threats to truncate other members' members, I feared the worse. I was fully prepared for reprisals, as I anticipated the chatelaine of the Lowton household resuming domestic hostilities.

So I was somewhat taken aback by the Mem's apparent sunny disposition at the breakfast table on Friday morning.

At first I thought Boudica might be overjoyed at the victory over wolves, however, as the married men on the forum will appreciate, you know when something is wrong with your better half, and that it's only a matter of time before the denouement.

I decided to grab the bull by the horns and face the situation head on.

"What’s the matter with you?" I demanded.

"There's nothing wrong we me. Why, should there be?"

Sensing a trap, I attempted an orderly retreat. "No, no nothing my dear. I just thought you might be brooding over the situation in Russia or something."

Evasive action came too late. Boudica, with surprising amiability, informed me that it had slipped her mind but that she had accepted an invitation, on our behalves, to dine with her three elderly spinster cousins that following evening. It was to be an eclectic celebration of St Dwynwen's Day, Burns Night and Chinese new year.

The atmosphere changed all of a sudden from that of a normal, happy English home into something Edgar Allan Poe might have written on a rainy Sunday.

"We shall have a pleasant evening" said Boudica, smiling a sort of lion-tamer’s smile…

…I consider last night's discomfiture a small price to pay if it prevents @ cynicaloldgit moping about, his jaw dropping, like a spavined horse looking over a fence. I just hope he appreciates my sacrifice.

Anyway, before I forget, "Gong Hei Fat choy" / "Gong Xi Fa Cai" to everyone. And:

This game has all the makings of a potential banana skin! :rolleyes: (well someone had to say it)

I'll take a scrappy 1-0 win to us. :oops:
 

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Last Thursday's match was such a tense affair; today I'm hoping for something a little more relaxed as our youngsters are given a run out. There won't be VAR, so no doubt PGMOL's peons will be confident that their appointed man in the middle, andrea "myopic" marriner, will do the business for them. Let's hope our mentality-monsters-lite are up to the task.

Following a post by a particular member, in which he referred to certain "deviants" making threats to truncate other members' members, I feared the worse. I was fully prepared for reprisals, as I anticipated the chatelaine of the Lowton household resuming domestic hostilities.

So I was somewhat taken aback by the Mem's apparent sunny disposition at the breakfast table on Friday morning.

At first I thought Boudica might be overjoyed at the victory over wolves, however, as the married men on the forum will appreciate, you know when something is wrong with your better half, and that it's only a matter of time before the denouement.

I decided to grab the bull by the horns and face the situation head on.

"What’s the matter with you?" I demanded.

"There's nothing wrong we me. Why, should there be?"

Sensing a trap, I attempted an orderly retreat. "No, no nothing my dear. I just thought you might be brooding over the situation in Russia or something."

Evasive action came too late. Boudica, with surprising amiability, informed me that it had slipped her mind but that she had accepted an invitation, on our behalves, to dine with her three elderly spinster cousins that following evening. It was to be an eclectic celebration of St Dwynwen's Day, Burns Night and Chinese new year.

The atmosphere changed all of a sudden from that of a normal, happy English home into something Edgar Allan Poe might have written on a rainy Sunday.

"We shall have a pleasant evening" said Boudica, smiling a sort of lion-tamer’s smile…

…I consider last night's discomfiture a small price to pay if it prevents @ cynicaloldgit moping about, his jaw dropping, like a spavined horse looking over a fence. I just hope he appreciates my sacrifice.

Anyway, before I forget, "Gong Hei Fat choy" / "Gong Xi Fa Cai" to everyone. And:

This game has all the makings of a potential banana skin! :rolleyes: (well someone had to say it)

I'll take a scrappy 1-0 win to us. :oops:
Discomfiture and spavined will be issues for @PeachesEnRegalia
 

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Me too. I loath the refereeing in FA Cup games. Another reason to rest the first team.
There was a game yesterday where the captain of one team literally rugby tackled the CF as he went though on goal. Full arms around both his legs, dragged him to the ground, referee didn't even give a free kick. There is a definite "give them a chance" in the referee's mind during FA Cup games.
 

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Last Thursday's match was such a tense affair; today I'm hoping for something a little more relaxed as our youngsters are given a run out. There won't be VAR, so no doubt PGMOL's peons will be confident that their appointed man in the middle, andrea "myopic" marriner, will do the business for them. Let's hope our mentality-monsters-lite are up to the task.

Following a post by a particular member, in which he referred to certain "deviants" making threats to truncate other members' members, I feared the worse. I was fully prepared for reprisals, as I anticipated the chatelaine of the Lowton household resuming domestic hostilities.

So I was somewhat taken aback by the Mem's apparent sunny disposition at the breakfast table on Friday morning.

At first I thought Boudica might be overjoyed at the victory over wolves, however, as the married men on the forum will appreciate, you know when something is wrong with your better half, and that it's only a matter of time before the denouement.

I decided to grab the bull by the horns and face the situation head on.

"What’s the matter with you?" I demanded.

"There's nothing wrong we me. Why, should there be?"

Sensing a trap, I attempted an orderly retreat. "No, no nothing my dear. I just thought you might be brooding over the situation in Russia or something."

Evasive action came too late. Boudica, with surprising amiability, informed me that it had slipped her mind but that she had accepted an invitation, on our behalves, to dine with her three elderly spinster cousins that following evening. It was to be an eclectic celebration of St Dwynwen's Day, Burns Night and Chinese new year.

The atmosphere changed all of a sudden from that of a normal, happy English home into something Edgar Allan Poe might have written on a rainy Sunday.

"We shall have a pleasant evening" said Boudica, smiling a sort of lion-tamer’s smile…

…I consider last night's discomfiture a small price to pay if it prevents @ cynicaloldgit moping about, his jaw dropping, like a spavined horse looking over a fence. I just hope he appreciates my sacrifice.

Anyway, before I forget, "Gong Hei Fat choy" / "Gong Xi Fa Cai" to everyone. And:

This game has all the makings of a potential banana skin! :rolleyes: (well someone had to say it)

I'll take a scrappy 1-0 win to us. :oops:
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