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FA Cup Third Round Draw

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One of the best moments of the football season. The moment a lot of fans can't wait for in the football calendar...

7pm on BBC Two.

1 AFC Bournemouth
2 Arsenal
3 Aston Villa
4 Barnsley
5 Birmingham City
6 Blackburn Rovers
7 Brentford
8 Brighton & Hove Albion
9 Bristol City
10 Burnley
11 Cardiff City
12 Charlton Athletic
13 Chelsea
14 Crystal Palace
15 Derby County
16 Everton
17 Fulham
18 Huddersfield Town
19 Hull City
20 Leeds United
21 Leicester City
22 Liverpool
23 Luton Town
24 Manchester City
25 Manchester United
26 Middlesbrough
27 Millwall
28 Newcastle United
29 Norwich City
30 Nottingham Forest
31 Preston North End
32 Queens Park Rangers
33 Reading
34 Sheffield United
35 Sheffield Wednesday
36 Southampton
37 Stoke City
38 Swansea City
39 Tottenham Hotspur
40 Watford
41 West Bromwich Albion
42 West Ham United
43 Wigan Athletic
44 Wolverhampton Wanderers
45 Blackpool
46 Portsmouth
47 Shrewsbury Town
48 Coventry City or Ipswich Town
49 AFC Fylde
50 Tranmere Rovers
51 Oxford United
52 Exeter City or Hartlepool United
53 Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra
54 Forest Green Rovers or Carlisle United
55 Solihull Moors or Rotherham United
56 Gillingham
57 Rochdale or Boston United
58 Peterborough United
59 Burton Albion
60 Newport County
61 Fleetwood Town
62 Port Vale
63 Northampton Town
64 Bristol Rovers or Plymouth Argyle

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I love this date, hopefully I am back in time tomorrow night to catch it, I've kept the weekend free in January too.

Hoping for a decent away day at a required ground, something like Leicester or West Ham; I'd even happily take a League Two or Conference side if it made for something a bit different.

Fully expecting however to end up with Port Vale at home. We'll lose 3-1 and the briefest of all chances to bring a modicum of joy to our abysmal existence will have gone for another year. 

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Here we go :D 

Leicester vs Wigan
QPR vs Swansea
Fulham vs Aston Villa
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest
Wolves vs Man Utd
Charlton vs West Brom
Rochdale or Boston vs Newcastle
Cardiff vs Forest Green or Carlisle
Oxford vs Exeter or Hartlepool
Sheff Utd vs AFC Fylde
Southampton vs Huddersfield
Liverpool vs Everton
Bristol City vs Shrewsbury
Bournemouth vs Luton
Brighton vs Sheffield Wednesday
Bristol Rovers or Plymouth vs Coventry or Ipswich 
Eastleigh or Crewe vs Barnsley
Man City vs Port Vale
Middlesbrough vs Tottenham
Reading vs Blackpool
Watford vs Tranmere
Preston vs Norwich
Millwall vs Newport
Crystal Palace vs Derby
Solihull or Rotherham vs Hull
Brentford vs Stoke
Fleetwood vs Portsmouth
Arsenal vs Leeds
Gillingham vs West ham
Burton vs Northampton
Burnley vs Peterborough
Birmingham vs Blackburn

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Everton at Anfield. Could've done without that as it limits the chances of resting players but looking forward to it all the same

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Stand out tie is obviously the Merseyside derby.

Walkover for Man City.

Rochdale/Boston vs Newcastle think will be on TV.

Arsenal vs Leeds is a decent tie given where both clubs are.

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Fucking shite, told you the expectation kills you.

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Wanted a lower league side at home as there are too many aways coming up. Given Wigan at home, the worst travellers in the Championship. Perfect. Get these beat.

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10 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

Evercursed xD

I actually spat my drink out when that draw came up. You lot just cannot catch any kind of break at all. It's scandalous.

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21 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Man City at home to lower league fodder. I'm shocked

So are you lot??? 

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4 minutes ago, Bluewolf said:

So are you lot??? 

Last I checked Everton are a Premier League side

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35 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Man City at home to lower league fodder. I'm shocked

 

7 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Last I checked Everton are a Premier League side

Everton

Current Position = Lower part of the league

Current Footballing Ability = Fodder

lower league fodder

Pretty sure I didn't need to explain that but trying to imply that City have an easier ride than you is laughable given Everton's current state.. xD

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2 minutes ago, Bluewolf said:

 

Everton

Current Position = Lower part of the league

Current Footballing Ability = Fodder

Pretty sure I didn't need to explain that but trying to imply that City have an easier ride than you is laughable given Everton's current state.. xD

Lower league clearly means anything outside the top couple of divisions. Trying to imply that playing a local derby against a side from the same division is the same as facing a mid table League 2 side is mental. City can make 11 changes in that game and still progress. Liverpool have to be pretty much at full strength because of what it means

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December, Jan and then March for the Merseyside derby. With the possibility of a replay as well when we meet them in Jan. You really couldn't have scripted this. 

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Eddie Howe to begin his Everton career with the first Anfield win in over 30 years and begin a complete collapse which sees Liverpool throwaway the league title. 

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19 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Lower league clearly means anything outside the top couple of divisions. Trying to imply that playing a local derby against a side from the same division is the same as facing a mid table League 2 side is mental. City can make 11 changes in that game and still progress. Liverpool have to be pretty much at full strength because of what it means

Like I said... 

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5 minutes ago, Mel81x said:

December, Jan and then March for the Merseyside derby. With the possibility of a replay as well when we meet them in Jan. You really couldn't have scripted this. 

Wel December and March were already scripted to be fair :P.

Wasn't against the total realms of possibility you could meet in this cup.

 

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1 hour ago, LFCMike said:

Man City at home to lower league fodder. I'm shocked

Port Vale are better than us to be fair.

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I have a hard time believing Man City aren't paying out bribes for their cup draws.

It's either that or the TV broadcasters have rigged easy draws for City because they know nobody watches City, so they pick sides that nobody will want to tune in to.

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Rochdale/Boston vs Newcastle, BT SPORT Saturday 4th Jan, 12.31pm

Wolves vs Man Utd, BT SPORT, Saturday 4th Jan, 5.30pm

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham, BT SPORT, Sunday 5th Jan, 2.01pm

Liverpool vs Everton on BBC on Sunday 5th Jan, 4.01pm. 

Gillingham vs West Ham, BT SPORT, Sunday 5th Jan, 6.16pm

Arsenal vs Leeds, BBC, Monday 6th Jan, 7.56pm.

 

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25 minutes ago, DeadLinesman said:

What with the random times xD

Starting a minute later for the 'first minute' to be dedicated to thinking about your wellbeing. Part of the wider football / mental health drive.

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Anyway, good to see some refreshing picks for a change - the potential Boston v. Newcastle, and Gillingham v. West Ham and Arsenal v. Leeds are proper old school shithouse FA Cup ties. Love it.

Sadly joined by the usual staples that are going to be league fixtures just a bit less arsed, but a decent set nonetheless. Thank god we didn't end up with City v. Port Vale or Chelsea v. Forest...

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32 minutes ago, tlr said:

Starting a minute later for the 'first minute' to be dedicated to thinking about your wellbeing. Part of the wider football / mental health drive.

Fantastic idea :friends:

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5 hours ago, tlr said:

Starting a minute later for the 'first minute' to be dedicated to thinking about your wellbeing. Part of the wider football / mental health drive.

Some people will use it to squeeze an extra point in :hh:

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6 hours ago, Stan said:

Rochdale/Boston vs Newcastle, BT SPORT Saturday 4th Jan, 12.31pm

Wolves vs Man Utd, BT SPORT, Saturday 4th Jan, 5.30pm

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham, BT SPORT, Sunday 5th Jan, 2.01pm

Liverpool vs Everton on BBC on Sunday 5th Jan, 4.01pm. 

Gillingham vs West Ham, BT SPORT, Sunday 5th Jan, 6.16pm

Arsenal vs Leeds, BBC, Monday 6th Jan, 7.56pm.

 

I think everyone knew Arsenal Leeds would be televised. But of all the TV slots, they pick a Monday night for Leeds fans to travel down to London and worry about travel back with trains etc? That will surely be pushing the last trains back.

Could the Merseyside derby not have been this night considering the difference in travel requirements for both?

Honestly. Just ridiculous.

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2 hours ago, Lucas said:

I think everyone knew Arsenal Leeds would be televised. But of all the TV slots, they pick a Monday night for Leeds fans to travel down to London and worry about travel back with trains etc? That will surely be pushing the last trains back.

Could the Merseyside derby not have been this night considering the difference in travel requirements for both?

Honestly. Just ridiculous.

Common sense often dodges those picking these games. Not that they give the slightest toss about the matchgoing fan anyway.

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