It looked like 4411 with Maddox behind Payne and Jennings and Spellman in midfield. I would go to the next game if we drew a league team, but I am still completely opposed to any involvement for under 21 teams.RHM gone to hospital for an x-ray according to MM
How did we line up, where was Connor Jennings deployed and Spellman?
I can only take this competition positively when there are no U21 teams left in and there are at least two still in; Leicester City and Manchester City.
That's exactly what it is and I am bemused as to why there isn't more vociferous and united objection by the fans of the "real" clubs in the competition.I fear this competition is just a foothold for the big teams to enter teams elsewhere in the football league
Interestingly MM seems to see it differently now- he was in his post match interview delighted to have had the game and delighted that the youngsters were able to play in a "proper" game of football mentioning how nowadays he has no other such games to blood the youngsters. He clearly felt that for Pilling Walker Rice Spellman etc. such games were the best opportunity he has to see what they can do so he can judge better how far off the first team they are....They may be blinkered by the pound signs. 20k for winning a match might seem a reasonable amount for lower league clubs and enable them to bury their head in the sand until they start getting pushed down the pyramid by these U21 teams. Then they'll have something to say by which point it will be too late.
Like RLC says, 20k is a small price to pay for what lies ahead.