Pep Guardiola wants FA Cup replays scrapped

first_img The Manchester City manager said earlier this week that ditching the Carabao Cup would be a good way to ease fixture congestion. But he accepts that is not going to happen and instead would like to find ways to make the competitions better. Speaking at a press conference to preview Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Fulham, Guardiola said: “I’m not saying what the FA has to do. When I said my comment I never expected the Carabao Cup or FA Cup was going to go. “What is nice about this country is how you maintain the traditions. In traditions you can involve some new things to make the competitions nicer, but all the traditions are there, not just in sport but in culture and society and that is top. I admire that. The Carabao Cup and FA Cup will be played. “But maybe we could cancel the replays, have less teams in the Championship or Premier League. “I tried to be honest and answer the question but I don’t think about what they have to do, it’s not my business. Pep Guardiola insists he enjoys the FA Cup and its traditions but would like to see replays scrapped. “My business is to prepare my team better every day. “When they decide to play these games, and the other games, we do it.” City won both domestic cups last season and they will target them again with the Premier League title now out of reach. City are second in the table but trail runaway leaders Liverpool by 16 points. The Merseysiders are on target to break City’s record 100-point tally of two years ago. “It can happen. The records are always there to be broken. We broke it when someone thought it couldn’t be broken,” said Guardiola. read also:Guardiola names who to blame for Kane, Rashford injuries “Sooner or later it is going to happen – this season or in the future. History speaks clearly about that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: ST PATRICK’S DAY AROUND CO DONEGAL – AND NEW YORK

first_imgMullachdubh Band has been going for 121 years since the 1st outing in 1881 on St’Patricks day and still going strong. (send your pix to [email protected])Below Jimmy Kavanagh is certainly enjoying the Big Apple – New York City! While TV3’s Noel Cunningham was back home here waving to the crowds in Donegal, captured by Carol O’Donnell.Meanwhile the all-day session at McGrory’s in Culdaff is a real winner below: In Letterkenny the sunshine brought out one of the biggest crowds in years to Market Square and Main Street.Supermodel Faye Dinsmore from Ballintra meanwhile was plugging thre How to Be Irish show on RTE on her blog!The Bundoran Lifeboat crew were snap happy on their parade belowAnd there was giant Dog in Donegal Town!And there were furry animals too in Buncrana below:And the new Clonmany scouts on show in Buncrana too below:PICTURE SPECIAL: ST PATRICK’S DAY AROUND CO DONEGAL – AND NEW YORK was last modified: March 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PICTURE SPECIAL: ST PATRICK’S DAY AROUND CO DONEGAL – AND NEW YORKlast_img read more

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