FA Cup Thread

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by An Tarbh, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Draw has been made for the 3rd round of the FA Cup, will be interesting to see where the final takes place though. Not that many standout draws, obvious ones being Liverpool/Arsenal, Man Utd/Villa, Cardiff/Tottenham and Birmingham/Newcastle have the look of an upset about them but teams going well at the top of the championship rarely cause an upset when drawn in the 3rd round against a premiership team, particularly ones that are struggling themselves.

    Draw in full:

    Blackpool v Aldershot/Basingstoke
    Barnet v Colchester
    Sheff Utd v Swansea
    Reading v Burnley
    Portsmouth v Wigan
    Mansfield/Doncaster v Bolton
    West Ham v Brighton
    Leicester v Fulham
    Derby v Wrexham
    Wolves v Oldham
    Bury/Chester v Ipswich
    Man Utd v Aston Villa
    Sheff Wed v Man City
    Tamworth v Norwich
    Salisbury/Nottm For v Charlton
    Cardiff v Tottenham
    Preston v Sunderland
    Liverpool v Arsenal
    Bristol Rovers/Bournemouth v Hereford
    Watford v Stockport
    Crystal Palace v Swindon
    Bristol City v Coventry
    Peterborough v Plymouth
    QPR v Luton
    Southend v Barnsley
    West Brom v Leeds
    Hull v Middlesbrough
    Birmingham v Newcastle
    Torquay/Leyton Orient v Southampton
    Everton v Blackburn
    Chelsea v Macclesfield
    Stoke v Bradford/Millwall
     
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Arse. You just beat me to it.

    Anyway, we have Villa again. Therefore, we're getting knocked out in the 3rd round. again.

    Arse.
     
  4. Black-Monday

    Black-Monday Guest

    Well, I am Happy. My team Stockport County have got a tie against a prem team. Okay it is Watford, and its a fair distance to go. However I feel an upset.

    BM
     
  5. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Well at least we have Arsenal at Home, Like we do in the Carling Cup how different is that!!!

    All I say is come on Macelsfield Town!!
     
  6. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I feel a trophy win coming this season but I also see it accompanying relegation so it's not all good, but then we'll have a decent chance of winning something else next season as we'll only want to be seen playing Sunderland just the twice and get ourselves straight back to the premiership.
     
  7. Black-Monday

    Black-Monday Guest

    b'starding Macclesfield Town. They are rubbish, absolute rubbish. They may be our local team but they are one of the worst supported.

    They brought 200 fans to the game at Edgeley Park a week ago, 200! For a game 20 minutes away.

    How the hell will they fill their section of stamford bridge.

    BM
     
  8. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    ah but they will and you'll no doubt have some club big wig on Sky Sports News or News 24 saying we could sell our allocation twice over blah blah blah yackidy smackidy.
     
  9. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Its amazing the fans that come out of the woodwork when local small clubs have Big Teams!!!
     
  10. Black-Monday

    Black-Monday Guest

    Thats why I am somewhat happy County's game is away. I'll be able to get a ticket. I could imagine if we had United at home I wouldn't. United fans would be all around the ground because it may be their only chance to see a game.

    BM
     
  11. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    well the fans you see are hardly crawling out of the woodwork, they're chauffured there in their fancy car after a spot of lunch and a glass or two of bollinger.
     
  12. Tough draw, but we need to roll up our sleeves and get on with it. We did it the hard way last year, I'm sure that we can do it again this year.
     
  13. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I'd be worried by that draw if I was a Liverpool fan despite it being a home draw. Arsenal just seem to turn it on against the top sides and won't be daunted by a trip to Anfield cause Liverpool won't do a Bolton on them.
     
  14. Our record at Anfield against Arsenal is really good mate, I would take anyone on at home to be honest.
     
  15. ALLBLACKS

    ALLBLACKS Guest

    WHat do you think of CRISTIANO RONALDO now PPL ?? See last yr ppl thought I was crazy. Hes already turning into one of the best Players int eh Competition. At only what 21 yrs of age Hes improving really afst. The best player for Man U says Fergie.
     
  16. superb player but that diving display was shameful...I can't believe the ref fell for the second one.

    There is no doubt in my mind that he practices that trailing leg arrester hook, flail, spin & fall routine during the week.

    Great player...why not just be honest. Not singling him out either...Van 'the man' der Meyde did a couple of easy falls for us at the weekend. It's just not what the game's about.
     
  17. He's a diving arsehole.
     
  18. He's just the average know-nothing footy fan's pantomime villain...the media know that if they ask for opinions on him their phone lines will be buzzing for hours.

    Diving arsehole he maybe...unique he is not. He's a superb player.

    They need to have a diving review board that hands out retrospective yellow cards. They do it someone stamps on a player and the ref misses it, why not for cheats?

    All clubs have got them.

    SB
     
  19. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Retrospective cards would be a great idea but for the huge can of worms it might open and given FIFA's reluctance to make use of technology I doubt they'd go for it as they'd feel they're undermining the ref. Plus you'd then be treading on dangerous grounds because you'd be giving grounds for a replay or a reduction of points, depending on whether it's a knockout or league fixture. How many high profile games have been won where a player has cheated to get a pen, I can think of numerous examples? but we're not going to get replays or points deductions.

    Maybe clubs should start taking responsability and fining their players serious money, that'll make them take note.
     
  20. ALLBLACKS

    ALLBLACKS Guest

    You find this in Rugby as well, Not diving, But doing whatever you must to win. It annoys me as well. I remember my first Rugby match and how much different is was to organised school games. Eye gauging , Punching in the rucks, Grabbing you know where. I mean People cheat all the time to win. It is sad, But thats the way it is.

    You cant take away from Ronaldos skills though ST HELENS. He has been united best player, and is learning to play the game. With his skills and the knowledge he is choosing to use he is going to just get better.
     
  21. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    well I simply refuse to believe that Ronaldo has been United's best player, you wouldn't be where you'd be were it not for Scholes, even in the Chelsea match where they gave Carrick mom, it was Scholes who was the best United player.
     
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