There is a chance that city get thrown out of it for whatever reason, ineligible player or crowd trouble or some nonsense. and then Burton beat whoever in the final. I wouldn’t expect this to happen 1 in every 500 times though
If city get 6 players sent off next week and match is abandoned does that just go down as a 3 or 5nil Burton win? Not enough lads!
Ooh, that’s a delicious looking cross-field ball if Jordan can latch onto it…
Fucking hell. PSG would have qualified in that champos tie against barca if 5 of their players just called the ref a cunt as soon as the 2nd leg kicked off
Have many memories of playing at 11 for my home estates team and losing 5/6/7 nil. Think we lost 12-3 once in a friendly.
After a couple of seasons of that I left to join the good team in the area and lost about 1 match in 4 years.
Have always wondered about this rule, supposedly it’s a 3-0 loss for a forfeit.
What happens if a team beats the other by 4-0 and just decides not to show up to the next leg? Say in a Champions League knockout match, like when PSG beat Barca 4-0… Could have just forfeited and progressed to the next round.
Could psg have just not rocked up to that barca 2nd leg and taken a 3-0 loss on the chin?
That’s what ahm saying m9
Can’t believe PSG are out of le tournoi! Why not just forfeit!
Why doesn’t Ross, the largest Friend, simply forfeit the second leg
In U14s we
(Sheffield Wednesday) Lost 22-0 against a team that was made up of players who had (A) joined from a much better side, and (B) seemed to all have gone through puberty, when we were all tiny - our keeper was the second-shortest player on our team.
At least 2 of their goals came straight from one of our kick-offs, and my older brother was reffing and blew for full time a full 5 minutes early. Think they finished the season with a goal difference of 300ish from 20 games, so we didn’t do so badly. They only beat us 9-1 the next time as well.
Two weeks later we beat the team that was second in our league 8-1, which was nice. I was in goal last-minute cos our usual keeper had dropped out last minute.
Could a side that has beaten their opponents by more than 3 goals, maybe even by as many as 3 times that number, not forfeit the second leg and take the 3-0 loss that would qualify them anyway?
As I’m relatively certain nobody’s tried this out in domestic cup competitions featuring second legs, could a side that could give less of a shit about the competition not try this out, just to see what the FA and their drink sponsor partner would do?
Apparently UEFA has some ruling on this:
If a club refuses to play or is responsible for a match not taking place or not being played in full, the Control and Disciplinary Body declares the match forfeited and/or disqualifies the club concerned in combination with the following fines
This is fascinating and heartbreaking…
That and/or is tantalising.
Wouldn’t surprise me if his namesake Phil went the same way
Apparently the fines can go as high as 1m Euros if a team does it before a major final but because it’s UEFA I imagine they just make it up as they go along.
Biggest win was 8-0 against Little Downham, one of only two braces of my career (I got to play midfield, what a day)
Got smacked 22 or 23-1 in the cup once - Fordham I think (they were A league, we were 3rd bottom of the E league)