TV Rights (Optus have EPL, CL and EL. BeINSports have League Cup. Nobody has FA Cup yet)

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Surprised Optus haven’t picked up the FA cup yet. Would really be the last one they need.
 
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Would be great if SBS came from the clouds and got some FA Cup rights considering they were royally screwed over by Floptus in regards to the CL
 

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I think you might be able to watch the fa cup through Sportsbet. Just need an active account
Only for a limited time otherwise you need funds in your account. I was watching the Blackpool/Arsenal game on Sportsbet, I logged out to LiveScore the rest and around the 80th minute mark I went back to watch the rest and I was hit with a “Sports streaming is free if you have funds in your account. Please deposit to continue.” message.

This happened even though I had a multibet with the same match I was trying to watch active on my account.
 

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What priors?

It's no state secret the FA Cup has declined greatly in popularity (empty seats galore) and quality (best players rested).
Priors coming on this board saying something deliberately provocative and then reacting with a "Who, me?" when people get annoyed with you.

In your opinion. Clearly a lot of us are still keen to watch it.
 

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Players are rotated, they can't play 3 games a week.

Love the FA cup, still magic to me.
 

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I don't think we did. Very much a changed XI with a cup semi in mind
Son, Aurier, Kane, Lucas, Alli, Sanchez? That's a decent chunk of your first XI. Yeah some kids in there too, but not any that hadn't started PL games this season.
 

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Son, Aurier, Kane, Lucas, Alli, Sanchez? That's a decent chunk of your first XI. Yeah some kids in there too, but not any that hadn't started PL games this season.
Well from a starting POV no. Most of the squad seeing PL action is par for the course when you're in Europe, but I'd say it was a side that didn't have its best 6 players this season starting. Kane, Lloris, Eriksen, Alderweireld, Vertonghen and Sissoko.

We had a 6th CM from the academy.
3rd and 4th CBs
Davies did play but at CB
3rd choice RB (at LWB).
CF with next to no game time in 18 months.
Back up GK.

Alli, Son and maybe Aurier the only one's I'd consider in the best team atm.
Heavily rotated
 

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Well from a starting POV no. Most of the squad seeing PL action is par for the course when you're in Europe, but I'd say it was a side that didn't have its best 6 players this season starting. Kane, Lloris, Eriksen, Alderweireld, Vertonghen and Sissoko.

We had a 6th CM from the academy.
3rd and 4th CBs
Davies did play but at CB
3rd choice RB (at LWB).
CF with next to no game time in 18 months.
Back up GK.

Alli, Son and maybe Aurier the only one's I'd consider in the best team atm.
Heavily rotated
I don't really consider guys like Llorente, Moura, Sanchez to be kids though, which was the point.

The point being that the FA Cup is still something a lot of people enjoy watching, and a lot of teams do take it seriously.
 

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I don't really consider guys like Llorente, Moura, Sanchez to be kids though, which was the point.

The point being that the FA Cup is still something a lot of people enjoy watching, and a lot of teams do take it seriously.
I agree on the last part. I love watching it, when we have someone to broadcast it that is, and we've in the past sailed too close to the wind with the team and nearly lost or been knocked out. Wycombe, Rochdale, Newport, Palace spring to mind. Can be frustrating to take it too lightly.

I guess the depth is a little better than many people think then. 3rd, in a cup semi, CL knockouts and bought no one. Have injuries and can still rotate and have people thinking we were reasonably strong.
 

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I agree on the last part. I love watching it, when we have someone to broadcast it that is, and we've in the past sailed too close to the wind with the team and nearly lost or been knocked out. Wycombe, Rochdale, Newport, Palace spring to mind. Can be frustrating to take it too lightly.

I guess the depth is a little better than many people think then. 3rd, in a cup semi, CL knockouts and bought no one. Have injuries and can still rotate and have people thinking we were reasonably strong.
I think Spurs depth is underrated. It’s almost a default position without actually analysing the squad,

You could say Spurs have been hit hardest with injuries, unavailability etc yet are still alive in all 4 competitions and doing well in all of them
 
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