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Chance For Shrews Cup Game To Still Be Played ?
at 15:57 11 Jan 2021

Here is a little theory I heard that, depending on how the draw pans out tonight, there is a chance we still may have to play our 3rd Round Tie.

The FA announced earlier this week the next two rounds would be both drawn, one after the other, on Monday, during the BT Sport broadcast of Stockport’s clash with West Ham.

That ensures the FA will know the path the winners of the postponed tie face to get to the last eight of the cup.

And should the winners be drawn against none of the seven Premier League sides still in European competition in the next round, and also avoid a potential clash in the last 16, there could to be enough 'wriggle room' for rescheduling.

If Shrewsbury and Saints do come out of the hat with one of Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester, Liverpool, the two Manchester giants or Tottenham, then Southampton seem certain to be handed a walkover.

What they fail to mention, is that we have games every weekend and midweek between now and the actual date of the 4th round, so what happens ? We play our 3rd round game on the 4th round weekend and see what happens, then try to sandwich everything thing in after that ?

It seems a lot more trouble than it is worth from a fixture perspective and we can't be sure when Shrews will be back and ready to play over the coming days or weeks anyway.

I think there is only 1 solution, but we shall see !!
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Time For The FA To Step Up
at 14:57 2 Jan 2021

With so many Prem players breaking Covid rules of late, now is a perfect opportunity for the FA to step up and introduce tough measures.

Spurs - 3 players
West Ham - 1 player
Fulham - 1 player
Palace - 1 player

Plus all those others in the first lockdown, such as Kyle Walker, Mount, Rice, Zaha, Grealish, etc etc

If they take the hard line and impose bans and fines, it should make players think twice.

I reckon a 3 or 5 match ban, together with a £50,000 fine, would be a sufficient deterant.

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