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FA Cup Third Round Matches - 4-6th January, 2020

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Saturday 4th January, 2020
Birmingham vs Blackburn, 12.31
Bristol City vs Shrewsbury, 12.31
Burnley vs Peterborough, 12.31
Millwall vs Newport, 12.31
Rochdale vs Newcastle, 12.31 (Live on BT SPORT)

Brentford vs Stoke, 15.01
Brighton vs Sheff Weds, 15.01
Cardiff vs Carlisle, 15.01
Fulham vs Aston Villa, 15.01
Oxford vs Hartlepool, 15.01
Preston vs Norwich, 15.01
Reading vs Blackpool, 15.01
Southampton vs Huddersfield, 15.01
Watford vs Tranmere, 15.01

Bournemouth vs Luton, 17.31
Fleetwood vs Portsmouth, 17.31
Leicester vs Wigan, 17.31
Man City vs Port Vale, 17.31
Wolves vs Man Utd, 17.31 (Live on BT SPORT)

Sunday 5th January, 2020
(all 14.01 unless stated)
Bristol Rovers vs Coventry
Burton vs Northampton
Charlton vs West Brom
Chelsea vs Nottm Forest
Crewe vs Barnsley
Crystal Palace vs Derby
Gillingham vs West Ham, 18.16 (Live on BT SPORT)
Liverpool vs Everton, 16.01 (Live on BBC One)
Middlesbrough vs Tottenham (Live on BT SPORT)
QPR vs Swansea
Sheff Utd vs AFC Fylde

Monday 6th January, 2020
Arsenal vs Leeds, 19.56 (Live on BBC One)

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We'll change loads and still win comfortably, is my prediction.

3-0.

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Unfortuantely, Ancelotti has a good record against us. Hopefully Everton's record at Anfield outweighs that and they continue to bottle it against us.

Looking forward to seeing Minamino play for us though.

But I'm still seriously annoyed we got a derby for this & Man City get Port Vale visiting them.

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If they go near full strength we lose. If they play a bunch of kids we should win but probably won't.

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Really not sure what sort of side it'll be for us. The injuries mean there's not much room for rotation unless it's kids coming in. Adrian in goal you'd imagine. I think the full backs are likely rested. Milner at LB, possibly Hoever/Williams at RB? Wouldn't expect him to play two kids at CB, maybe one of them alongside VVD or Gomez. Midfield- no idea. Jones and Lallana probably start with one other. Shame Shaqiri probably won't be fit because he'd make the eleven. Origi and Minamino with one of the usual front three maybe. Or Minamino deeper with Elliott in the front three. Fuck knows haha

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Sheffield United to make eleven changes against Fylde, who are 16/1 on SkyBet, for anyone whose interested.

Got no problem with teams resting players. I mean, as a Football fan, I’m not and I’d love to see everyone put out their strongest XI but when you consider that the Fylde game will be Sheffield United’s fifth game in fifteen days, you can’t blame them or anyone else in the Premier League for doing this. 

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It's ridiculous that the games have been spaced out over the weekend

Nice of the FA to put the fans first!

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We will use the new kit for the 50th anniversary of winning the first Fa Cup on Sunday.

@Lucas should enjoy it the most :ph34r:

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3 hours ago, Redblood said:

It's ridiculous that the games have been spaced out over the weekend

Nice of the FA to put the fans first!

I really don't see the issue?

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16 hours ago, Dan said:

We'll change loads and still win comfortably, is my prediction.

3-0.

Yeah bound to change loads with a much more important game on Wednesday against Villa.

Ward

Justin - Morgan - Evans - Fuchs

Choudhury

Praet/Mendy - Tielemans

Albrighton/Gray - Iheanacho - Barnes

Barnes (especially) and Tielemans need to improve their form and confidence so this is a good game to let them do that. Would like Praet to play but he's been ill so I'd expect to see Mendy in if he doesn't play.

 

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2 hours ago, True Blue said:

We will use the new kit for the 50th anniversary of winning the first Fa Cup on Sunday.

@Lucas should enjoy it the most :ph34r:

It'a a compliment you guys felt the need to release a kit just for beating us :ph34r:

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I actually agree @Stan I'd play Tielemans. He's not had a good game since about early November. He's been the weak link. I do think he's that kind of player though, you need to carry him at times but he's got the ability to turn a game with one pass. I've not got any long term concerns about him although he does need to step it up a bit. I agree as well, give Barnes a game, in the middle as well, because he could do with that boost - still yet to score at home (as is the case for Perez, Gray and Albrighton this season which is ridiculous).

Benkovic in the squad tomorrow as well apparently. Vardy won't play.

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Just now, Dan said:

I actually agree @Stan I'd play Tielemans. He's not had a good game since about early November. He's been the weak link. I do think he's that kind of player though, you need to carry him at times but he's got the ability to turn a game with one pass. I've not got any long term concerns about him although he does need to step it up a bit. I agree as well, give Barnes a game, in the middle as well, because he could do with that boost - still yet to score at home (as is the case for Perez, Gray and Albrighton this season which is ridiculous).

Benkovic in the squad tomorrow as well apparently. Vardy won't play.

Yeah after seeing the Benkovic news I think he'll play with Morgan. Barnes centrally if we play with the diamond is a good shout. Perhaps Gray will start up front with Iheanacho. 

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Will need a strong lineup for this. Only trophy we have a chance of winning. 

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If this was at Goodison I probably wouldn't be that arsed about this game. Fuck letting them have their day at Anfield though and spoiling this run

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Klopp’s said he’s not going to pick his team based on it being Everton - so I suspect it’ll be a pretty weakened side.

The Anfield run could very well come to an end to Everton. But if it even gives us a 1% better chance of winning the league, it’s worth doing. The main players need a rest, the league and the CL are worth too much to risk a big injury now.

I’m all for playing the squad players and hoping for the best.

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8 hours ago, Bluebird Hewitt said:

We're gonna get slapped. Think we'll rotate a little and go out. 

By Carlisle? xD

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4 hours ago, Dan said:

By Carlisle? xD

He's so used to saying it it's just regularity now :P

 

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5 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Klopp’s said he’s not going to pick his team based on it being Everton - so I suspect it’ll be a pretty weakened side.

The Anfield run could very well come to an end to Everton. But if it even gives us a 1% better chance of winning the league, it’s worth doing. The main players need a rest, the league and the CL are worth too much to risk a big injury now.

I’m all for playing the squad players and hoping for the best.

No problem with playing squad players, how many are there though? Think Klopp said we have about 13 fit players that aren't kids. It's playing a League Cup type team that I wouldn't find acceptable

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What's with the weird kick off times?

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12 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

What's with the weird kick off times?

FA Heads Up campaign to get people to 'take a minute' to think about their mental health and mental wellbeing.

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13 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

What's with the weird kick off times?

Raising awareness for mental health I think

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Millwall 1-0 Newport

Birmingham 1-0 Blackburn

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11 minutes ago, Gunnersauraus said:

Five early kick offs I think but only one game on TV. So what was the point??

I would guess that they've split the games to make it at least more accessible to fans to watch/listen to their own game and also to others later/earlier in the day. And no doubt TV coverage around the world but I'm not sure who around the world, in large numbers, is seriously interested in the likes of Rotherham vs Hull or Millwall vs Newport...

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2-0 to Burnley against Peterborough.

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1-0 to Newcastle! Almiron volleys in to make their pressure pay off. Rochdale haven't been in it at all yet.

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