We won something anyway!

 By: TheMadDruid : August 1st, 2020-13:21

The FA Cup is to football...

 By: NickO : August 1st, 2020-13:42
What the Ms. Congeniality award is to a beauty pageant. Slightly higher than a participation trophy, but significantly less than being an actual winner.

If you’d like to know what winning sounds like, the resonance made by the Premier League trophy currently sitting at Anfield is a beautiful sound.

But hey, don’t let a Liverpool supporter ruin your day. Go Gooners! You did almost actually win something of some little consequence. Good job.


Yes, the Cup we won 5 times before Liverpool won its first, right?

 By: TheMadDruid : August 1st, 2020-14:41
That’s the one you’re talking about.

Actually, Arsenal only won the FA Cup three times before Liverpool won it in 1965

 By: NickO : August 1st, 2020-18:36
But respect is due, you guys have won it a record 14 times.

Now here’s the real question for an Arsenal fan: if you could only have one, would you prefer the FA Cup win today or Aubameyang signs a new long-term contract?? 🤔

I was talking about the Premier League trophy. [nt]

 By: TheMadDruid : August 1st, 2020-18:58
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And it was 3, not 5. My mistake. [nt]

 By: TheMadDruid : August 1st, 2020-19:03
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Not sure where you're getting your info from ya mad Druid

 By: NickO : August 1st, 2020-20:39
Liverpool were crowned English Champions in 1901. Arsenal didn’t win the title for the first time until 1931, after Liverpool already had 4 titles.

The Premier League didn’t start until 1991.

 By: TheMadDruid : August 2nd, 2020-14:38
This is the first time Liverpool won.

So everything pre EPL doesn’t count? [nt]

 By: Jay (Eire) : August 2nd, 2020-16:02
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Of course it counts.

 By: TheMadDruid : August 3rd, 2020-09:18
I was referring to the PL, and limiting what I was talking about to that era. Which is pretty much what everybody does when discussing English football these days. TV and newspapers.

You are right, they do.

 By: Jay (Eire) : August 3rd, 2020-11:30
It’d be pretty odd if we suddenly decided to rename (rebrand) the Super Bowl and then conveniently forget the Patriots were so dominant.

I don’t think that would be a bad idea. [nt]

 By: TheMadDruid : August 3rd, 2020-11:58
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Always had a soft spot for the Arsenal, had been to Highbury several times (when in London, and Bergkamp or Henry are there then why not).

 By: Jay (Eire) : August 1st, 2020-15:39
Nice to see them win. Shame the FA Cup has been relegated to almost insignificance. Those were the greatest soccer days of my childhood, regardless of who was playing.

Yes, I remember growing up the FA Cup meant something

 By: NickO : August 1st, 2020-16:16
Today, there’s too much football and it’s a second-tier competition. Shame. And the Gooners have had some great teams over the years (I’m just not telling the Druid that).

If you get a chance, check out the Netflix series “The English Game”. It’s all about the origins of football and the first ultimate prize.... the FA Cup! It’s written by the dude who wrote “Downtown Abbey” and it’s really quite good.

Will check it out. Did you watch “Sunderland till I die” ? I thought it was fantastic.

 By: Jay (Eire) : August 1st, 2020-17:31
I told Padj to watch it too, not sure if he did yet.

No, I’ll have to check that out, thanks!

 By: NickO : August 1st, 2020-18:37
And Padj doesn’t do anything we ask him to.

Sure I don't!

 By: TheMadDruid : August 1st, 2020-19:04

The Premier League started in 1991.

 By: TheMadDruid : August 2nd, 2020-14:37
This is the first time Liverpool won the PL.

Yes and No

 By: NickO : August 2nd, 2020-16:37
Yes, the Premier League started in 1991 and, yes, this is the first time Liverpool have won it. But it was hardly a new league, it was simply the rebranding of the FA Division One which was the top flight of English football for over a century. So nothing has really changed, a winner of the Premier League or the old Division One both have earned the right to call themselves Champions of England. Liverpool did the latter 18 times before now also doing the former and, for me at least, a rose is just as sweet by any other name and both achievements - winning the old Division One or the current Premier League - deserve equal credit.

As I responded to Jay above-

 By: TheMadDruid : August 3rd, 2020-09:24
I was talking about the PL. It's an era. It's what's discussed on TV and in the newspapers. That's all. How about this: since Liverpool last won a League Championship Arsenal won 3.

I’ll take that 👍🏻

 By: NickO : August 3rd, 2020-12:39
BTW, you didn’t answer my question on Aubameyang. I hope you guys come to terms with him, he’s a world-class striker.

I would say I’d rather have him signed than win the 14th FA Cup.

 By: TheMadDruid : August 3rd, 2020-16:03
I’ll be happy to have both.

Which cup? League's Cup? [nt]

 By: amanico : August 1st, 2020-13:45
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FA Cup

 By: NickO : August 1st, 2020-13:47
If you’ve never heard of it, that’s understandable.

If it is the equivalent of our " coupe de la ligue ", it is the last one in France. They just stopped it. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 1st, 2020-14:42
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FA is Football Association.

 By: TheMadDruid : August 1st, 2020-14:50
The tournament is played by teams from several levels of competition below the Premier League and the PL teams. The League Cup tournament is different.

Ha... I didn't know that one. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 1st, 2020-14:56
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