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FA Cup Time is Here - Who Do You Fancy?

FA Cup Time is Here - Who Do You Fancy?


Wigan Athletic and the FA Cup

Its 3rd round time once again and all teams dream of glamour ties, when the Latics were in the lower reaches of the football league I always wanted a clash against a top club, now I want a lower or non-league side so that we can go on a good cup run

We have been to the Carling Cup final, wouldn`t the FA Cup final be fantastic and a good draw will get us on our way, the cup is also about a little romance and there are one or two clubs that would make a game between themselves and the Latics very interesting

With the sides left in I fancy Barrow at the JJB or away, not because I think it will be an easy tie, though it should but because they are managed by ex-Latic man Darren Sheridan and a real character he is, I remember an interview he did following his play-off semi-final goal against Millwall, one of the funniest football related items I have witnessed

Many people believe Jimmy Bullard to be the greatest 'character` that has played at Wigan but Sheridan is up there with Bullard and I cant go in to details for fear of getting sued or my legs broke ;)

The draw will be made by Ray Clemence and Sir Trevor Brooking after Sundays televised game around 2.15pm on ITV1.

The ties are due to be played over the weekend of January 3rd and 4th 2009.


Here are the teams and their numbers...we are 43 & Barrow 50:

1 Arsenal
2 Aston Villa
3 Barnsley
4 Birmingham City
5 Blackburn Rovers
6 Blackpool
7 Bolton Wanderers
8 Bristol City
9 Burnley
10 Cardiff City
11 Charlton Athletic
12 Chelsea
13 Coventry City
14 Crystal Palace
15 Derby County
16 Doncaster Rovers
17 Everton
18 Fulham
19 Hull City
20 Ipswich Town
21 Liverpool
22 Manchester City
23 Manchester United
24 Middlesbrough
25 Newcastle United
26 Norwich City
27 Nottingham Forest
28 Plymouth Argyle
29 Portsmouth
30 Preston North End
31 Queens Park Rangers
32 Reading
33 Sheffield United
34 Sheffield Wednesday
35 Southampton
36 Stoke City
37 Sunderland
38 Swansea City
39 Tottenham Hotspur
40 Watford
41 West Bromwich Albion
42 West Ham United
43 Wigan Athletic
44 Wolverhampton Wanderers
45 Chesterfield or Droylsden
46 Peterborough United or Tranmere Rovers
47 Eastwood Town
48 Notts County or Kettering Town
49 Leicester City
50 Barrow
51 Leyton Orient
52 Southend United
53 Forest Green Rovers
54 Histon or Leeds United
55 Scunthorpe United
56 Torquay United
57 Hartlepool United
58 Morecambe or Cheltenham Town
59 Gillingham or Stockport County
60 Millwall
61 Carlisle United or Crewe Alexandra
62 AFC Bournemouth or Blyth Spartans
63 Kidderminster Harriers
64 Macclesfield Town

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday November 30 2008
Time: 10:32AM

Comments

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I'd be happy for Chelsea to draw Eastwood Town or Histon when they beat Leeds :-)
merlin
30/11/2008 10:47:00
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I always loved the cup when we entered at round 1, entering at round 3 feels a little like cheating
worbo
30/11/2008 10:47:00
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I've always thought that all teams should enter the FA cup at round one......it would give the lower teams much much more chance of playing the big teams....and bring in much needed money for those lower teams.....they could seed the prem teams so they dont meet until the third round......it would make the FA cup much more interesting in the earlier two rounds then......
lincolnblue
30/11/2008 11:36:00
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peterboro or barrow please, home or away I don't care
baskerville
30/11/2008 12:15:00
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i'm hoping for a home/north-west tie cos i'll still be home for christmas when it's played!
paul41
30/11/2008 12:31:00
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