Albion get home draw

The Argus: Albion drew 0-0 at Reading this season Albion drew 0-0 at Reading this season

Albion have been drawn at home to Championship rivals Reading in the third round of the FA Cup.

The tie will take place on the weekend of Saturday, January 4, which is two months before the Royals come south in the league.

Oscar Garcia's men drew 0-0 at the Madejski Stadium earlier this season.

The draw means Albion will have three home games in the first 11 days of 2014.

Crawley have been paired with Birmingham City, providing the Reds first negotiate their replay with Bristol Rovers.

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4:31pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Meh...
Meh... Ex-pat Arnie

4:34pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Clean Sheet says...

Home draw is good. I would like a bit of a run in the FA Cup. I always think it is good for morale, and great for us fans. Assuming most of our injuries are sorted by Jan, then we have a squad capable of surviving 2 or 3 rounds in the cup.
Home draw is good. I would like a bit of a run in the FA Cup. I always think it is good for morale, and great for us fans. Assuming most of our injuries are sorted by Jan, then we have a squad capable of surviving 2 or 3 rounds in the cup. Clean Sheet

4:36pm Sun 8 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.
The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong. VegasSeagull

5:06pm Sun 8 Dec 13

To baldly go says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.
Agree, would be nice to see Solly get his chance, Chicksen, Dunk, Dickenson, all players with a future at this club. We might even see Cms return around this time as well. 3 home games in a row too which will be good for all involved, could be the ideal way to start the new year and push on to greater things.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.[/p][/quote]Agree, would be nice to see Solly get his chance, Chicksen, Dunk, Dickenson, all players with a future at this club. We might even see Cms return around this time as well. 3 home games in a row too which will be good for all involved, could be the ideal way to start the new year and push on to greater things. To baldly go

5:15pm Sun 8 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

Good to get a home draw against a big club.
Good to get a home draw against a big club. tonypulis

5:24pm Sun 8 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.
Agree, would be nice to see Solly get his chance, Chicksen, Dunk, Dickenson, all players with a future at this club. We might even see Cms return around this time as well. 3 home games in a row too which will be good for all involved, could be the ideal way to start the new year and push on to greater things.
Yep, I was thinking of Solly and CMS, Dunk would have to come into the reckoning too. Who knows we might even see two strikers start.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.[/p][/quote]Agree, would be nice to see Solly get his chance, Chicksen, Dunk, Dickenson, all players with a future at this club. We might even see Cms return around this time as well. 3 home games in a row too which will be good for all involved, could be the ideal way to start the new year and push on to greater things.[/p][/quote]Yep, I was thinking of Solly and CMS, Dunk would have to come into the reckoning too. Who knows we might even see two strikers start. VegasSeagull

5:34pm Sun 8 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.
You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up. tonypulis

5:57pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.
Agree, would be nice to see Solly get his chance, Chicksen, Dunk, Dickenson, all players with a future at this club. We might even see Cms return around this time as well. 3 home games in a row too which will be good for all involved, could be the ideal way to start the new year and push on to greater things.
Yep, I was thinking of Solly and CMS, Dunk would have to come into the reckoning too. Who knows we might even see two strikers start.
Why this continued hang up about two strikers? Look at most top teams these days, they only play with one with midfielders joining in. As the say on twitter #blindspot
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.[/p][/quote]Agree, would be nice to see Solly get his chance, Chicksen, Dunk, Dickenson, all players with a future at this club. We might even see Cms return around this time as well. 3 home games in a row too which will be good for all involved, could be the ideal way to start the new year and push on to greater things.[/p][/quote]Yep, I was thinking of Solly and CMS, Dunk would have to come into the reckoning too. Who knows we might even see two strikers start.[/p][/quote]Why this continued hang up about two strikers? Look at most top teams these days, they only play with one with midfielders joining in. As the say on twitter #blindspot Albion In Staffs

6:16pm Sun 8 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.
Agree, would be nice to see Solly get his chance, Chicksen, Dunk, Dickenson, all players with a future at this club. We might even see Cms return around this time as well. 3 home games in a row too which will be good for all involved, could be the ideal way to start the new year and push on to greater things.
Yep, I was thinking of Solly and CMS, Dunk would have to come into the reckoning too. Who knows we might even see two strikers start.
Why this continued hang up about two strikers? Look at most top teams these days, they only play with one with midfielders joining in. As the say on twitter #blindspot
Not hung up on it, I am happy with one striker, as you say it works for most clubs. The FA Cup being what it is allows for change, we might see change.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.[/p][/quote]Agree, would be nice to see Solly get his chance, Chicksen, Dunk, Dickenson, all players with a future at this club. We might even see Cms return around this time as well. 3 home games in a row too which will be good for all involved, could be the ideal way to start the new year and push on to greater things.[/p][/quote]Yep, I was thinking of Solly and CMS, Dunk would have to come into the reckoning too. Who knows we might even see two strikers start.[/p][/quote]Why this continued hang up about two strikers? Look at most top teams these days, they only play with one with midfielders joining in. As the say on twitter #blindspot[/p][/quote]Not hung up on it, I am happy with one striker, as you say it works for most clubs. The FA Cup being what it is allows for change, we might see change. VegasSeagull

7:19pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Conelli98 says...

If everyone fit, my starting 11 in a 4231 is
Tk
Bruno Greer Upson Ward
Bridcutt Ince
Orlandi Barnes Buckley
Ulloa

Promotion winning team?
If everyone fit, my starting 11 in a 4231 is Tk Bruno Greer Upson Ward Bridcutt Ince Orlandi Barnes Buckley Ulloa Promotion winning team? Conelli98

7:35pm Sun 8 Dec 13

To baldly go says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.
Agree, would be nice to see Solly get his chance, Chicksen, Dunk, Dickenson, all players with a future at this club. We might even see Cms return around this time as well. 3 home games in a row too which will be good for all involved, could be the ideal way to start the new year and push on to greater things.
Yep, I was thinking of Solly and CMS, Dunk would have to come into the reckoning too. Who knows we might even see two strikers start.
Why this continued hang up about two strikers? Look at most top teams these days, they only play with one with midfielders joining in. As the say on twitter #blindspot
Not hung up on it, I am happy with one striker, as you say it works for most clubs. The FA Cup being what it is allows for change, we might see change.
Reading will be a stiff test and will be a good to see how we are against them before they come down for the league match.
The 1-2 striker debate will go on and on, for me at home to prevent teams pushing up on us and preventing us playing our way it has to be the 2 striker route in a 4-4-2 formation and the 1 striker 4-5-1 route away from home but still with plenty of width, just my opinion of course.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.[/p][/quote]Agree, would be nice to see Solly get his chance, Chicksen, Dunk, Dickenson, all players with a future at this club. We might even see Cms return around this time as well. 3 home games in a row too which will be good for all involved, could be the ideal way to start the new year and push on to greater things.[/p][/quote]Yep, I was thinking of Solly and CMS, Dunk would have to come into the reckoning too. Who knows we might even see two strikers start.[/p][/quote]Why this continued hang up about two strikers? Look at most top teams these days, they only play with one with midfielders joining in. As the say on twitter #blindspot[/p][/quote]Not hung up on it, I am happy with one striker, as you say it works for most clubs. The FA Cup being what it is allows for change, we might see change.[/p][/quote]Reading will be a stiff test and will be a good to see how we are against them before they come down for the league match. The 1-2 striker debate will go on and on, for me at home to prevent teams pushing up on us and preventing us playing our way it has to be the 2 striker route in a 4-4-2 formation and the 1 striker 4-5-1 route away from home but still with plenty of width, just my opinion of course. To baldly go

8:06pm Sun 8 Dec 13

albion64 says...

tonypulis wrote:
You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.
Come on Tony, We need to start seeing the beautiful game (rugby) you introduced at Stoke. Smellhurst Park could be getting new shaped goalposts soon.
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.[/p][/quote]Come on Tony, We need to start seeing the beautiful game (rugby) you introduced at Stoke. Smellhurst Park could be getting new shaped goalposts soon. albion64

8:25pm Sun 8 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

albion64 wrote:
tonypulis wrote:
You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.
Come on Tony, We need to start seeing the beautiful game (rugby) you introduced at Stoke. Smellhurst Park could be getting new shaped goalposts soon.
I laid the foundations for Stokes win over Chelsea yesterday. Granted my tactics leave the midfield turf like a bowling green and each penalty area like a battle scene from 'All Quiet On the Western Front' but you can't argue that it hasn't been effective. Never relegated Tony. That's me that is.
[quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.[/p][/quote]Come on Tony, We need to start seeing the beautiful game (rugby) you introduced at Stoke. Smellhurst Park could be getting new shaped goalposts soon.[/p][/quote]I laid the foundations for Stokes win over Chelsea yesterday. Granted my tactics leave the midfield turf like a bowling green and each penalty area like a battle scene from 'All Quiet On the Western Front' but you can't argue that it hasn't been effective. Never relegated Tony. That's me that is. tonypulis

8:39pm Sun 8 Dec 13

mark5 says...

tonypulis wrote:
albion64 wrote:
tonypulis wrote:
You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.
Come on Tony, We need to start seeing the beautiful game (rugby) you introduced at Stoke. Smellhurst Park could be getting new shaped goalposts soon.
I laid the foundations for Stokes win over Chelsea yesterday. Granted my tactics leave the midfield turf like a bowling green and each penalty area like a battle scene from 'All Quiet On the Western Front' but you can't argue that it hasn't been effective. Never relegated Tony. That's me that is.
Brilliant!! Love it! Just don't understand how you have so much time to contribute on here, alongside the task of keeping Palace in the Prem?!
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.[/p][/quote]Come on Tony, We need to start seeing the beautiful game (rugby) you introduced at Stoke. Smellhurst Park could be getting new shaped goalposts soon.[/p][/quote]I laid the foundations for Stokes win over Chelsea yesterday. Granted my tactics leave the midfield turf like a bowling green and each penalty area like a battle scene from 'All Quiet On the Western Front' but you can't argue that it hasn't been effective. Never relegated Tony. That's me that is.[/p][/quote]Brilliant!! Love it! Just don't understand how you have so much time to contribute on here, alongside the task of keeping Palace in the Prem?! mark5

8:43pm Sun 8 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

mark5 wrote:
tonypulis wrote:
albion64 wrote:
tonypulis wrote:
You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.
Come on Tony, We need to start seeing the beautiful game (rugby) you introduced at Stoke. Smellhurst Park could be getting new shaped goalposts soon.
I laid the foundations for Stokes win over Chelsea yesterday. Granted my tactics leave the midfield turf like a bowling green and each penalty area like a battle scene from 'All Quiet On the Western Front' but you can't argue that it hasn't been effective. Never relegated Tony. That's me that is.
Brilliant!! Love it! Just don't understand how you have so much time to contribute on here, alongside the task of keeping Palace in the Prem?!
We don't do much training to be fair. It's all go match day but in between time it's, well......a bit dull to be honest.
[quote][p][bold]mark5[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.[/p][/quote]Come on Tony, We need to start seeing the beautiful game (rugby) you introduced at Stoke. Smellhurst Park could be getting new shaped goalposts soon.[/p][/quote]I laid the foundations for Stokes win over Chelsea yesterday. Granted my tactics leave the midfield turf like a bowling green and each penalty area like a battle scene from 'All Quiet On the Western Front' but you can't argue that it hasn't been effective. Never relegated Tony. That's me that is.[/p][/quote]Brilliant!! Love it! Just don't understand how you have so much time to contribute on here, alongside the task of keeping Palace in the Prem?![/p][/quote]We don't do much training to be fair. It's all go match day but in between time it's, well......a bit dull to be honest. tonypulis

9:05pm Sun 8 Dec 13

rpl123 says...

Not the worst draw we could have had! At least it's at home
Not the worst draw we could have had! At least it's at home rpl123

9:54pm Sun 8 Dec 13

mark5 says...

Perhaps you could get the players motivated with some sort of "incentive" programme. How about, if they work hard in training they get a smiley face sticker and once a player accumulates 5 smiley faces, you take him out for a pizza or a trip to the Cinema to see the new Spiderman movie for example? You never know, with this sort of psychology, you may get them out of the bottom 3 by Christmas!!
Perhaps you could get the players motivated with some sort of "incentive" programme. How about, if they work hard in training they get a smiley face sticker and once a player accumulates 5 smiley faces, you take him out for a pizza or a trip to the Cinema to see the new Spiderman movie for example? You never know, with this sort of psychology, you may get them out of the bottom 3 by Christmas!! mark5

9:56pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Thewithdeanyears says...

I wish we could win the cup, why couldn't smith just have scored in 1983, his wretched miss still causes me sleepless nights, then we wouldn't have to keep reliving the anguish. I want us to no longer be the nearly men and win a cup. If bloom spends big, well just spends, we might banish the ghosts of 83. If Wigan can win it, then we should, let's go all out for glory! The seagulls will step out of the shadows and conquer! This could be our year! Carpe diem, Tony Bloom, carpe diem...
I wish we could win the cup, why couldn't smith just have scored in 1983, his wretched miss still causes me sleepless nights, then we wouldn't have to keep reliving the anguish. I want us to no longer be the nearly men and win a cup. If bloom spends big, well just spends, we might banish the ghosts of 83. If Wigan can win it, then we should, let's go all out for glory! The seagulls will step out of the shadows and conquer! This could be our year! Carpe diem, Tony Bloom, carpe diem... Thewithdeanyears

10:19pm Sun 8 Dec 13

mark5 says...

Thewithdeanyears wrote:
I wish we could win the cup, why couldn't smith just have scored in 1983, his wretched miss still causes me sleepless nights, then we wouldn't have to keep reliving the anguish. I want us to no longer be the nearly men and win a cup. If bloom spends big, well just spends, we might banish the ghosts of 83. If Wigan can win it, then we should, let's go all out for glory! The seagulls will step out of the shadows and conquer! This could be our year! Carpe diem, Tony Bloom, carpe diem...
Priceless! "If Bloom spends big, well just spends".............
.......the last 3 words cast aside any misapprehension that we may have that this is a " meaningful " contribution! Ha,,ha, keep 'em coming!
[quote][p][bold]Thewithdeanyears[/bold] wrote: I wish we could win the cup, why couldn't smith just have scored in 1983, his wretched miss still causes me sleepless nights, then we wouldn't have to keep reliving the anguish. I want us to no longer be the nearly men and win a cup. If bloom spends big, well just spends, we might banish the ghosts of 83. If Wigan can win it, then we should, let's go all out for glory! The seagulls will step out of the shadows and conquer! This could be our year! Carpe diem, Tony Bloom, carpe diem...[/p][/quote]Priceless! "If Bloom spends big, well just spends"............. .......the last 3 words cast aside any misapprehension that we may have that this is a " meaningful " contribution! Ha,,ha, keep 'em coming! mark5

10:41pm Sun 8 Dec 13

albion64 says...

tonypulis wrote:
albion64 wrote:
tonypulis wrote:
You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.
Come on Tony, We need to start seeing the beautiful game (rugby) you introduced at Stoke. Smellhurst Park could be getting new shaped goalposts soon.
I laid the foundations for Stokes win over Chelsea yesterday. Granted my tactics leave the midfield turf like a bowling green and each penalty area like a battle scene from 'All Quiet On the Western Front' but you can't argue that it hasn't been effective. Never relegated Tony. That's me that is.
You've never won anything Tony, not even a raffle. You don't get cups for staying up. The way you wear those baseball caps with your baggy trackies reminds me of the diddy men. Next stop Wimbledon.
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.[/p][/quote]Come on Tony, We need to start seeing the beautiful game (rugby) you introduced at Stoke. Smellhurst Park could be getting new shaped goalposts soon.[/p][/quote]I laid the foundations for Stokes win over Chelsea yesterday. Granted my tactics leave the midfield turf like a bowling green and each penalty area like a battle scene from 'All Quiet On the Western Front' but you can't argue that it hasn't been effective. Never relegated Tony. That's me that is.[/p][/quote]You've never won anything Tony, not even a raffle. You don't get cups for staying up. The way you wear those baseball caps with your baggy trackies reminds me of the diddy men. Next stop Wimbledon. albion64

10:55pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Thewithdeanyears. says...

Great opportunity to silence that wretched nigel adkins, annoying obnoxious manager. Settle for 3-0 and then away tie at old trafford, then easy home draw dont care who. UTA.
Great opportunity to silence that wretched nigel adkins, annoying obnoxious manager. Settle for 3-0 and then away tie at old trafford, then easy home draw dont care who. UTA. Thewithdeanyears.

12:12am Mon 9 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

Ankergren/Brez
Calde - El-Abd - Dunk - Maksi
Solly - JFC - Ince - Kaz
Kemmy
CMS

That is not a bad line up considering none of them, yes including Ince, can be deemed regular starters.
Ankergren/Brez Calde - El-Abd - Dunk - Maksi Solly - JFC - Ince - Kaz Kemmy CMS That is not a bad line up considering none of them, yes including Ince, can be deemed regular starters. VegasSeagull

12:53am Mon 9 Dec 13

Vince says...

Thewithdeanyears. wrote:
Great opportunity to silence that wretched nigel adkins, annoying obnoxious manager. Settle for 3-0 and then away tie at old trafford, then easy home draw dont care who. UTA.
v Palace?
[quote][p][bold]Thewithdeanyears.[/bold] wrote: Great opportunity to silence that wretched nigel adkins, annoying obnoxious manager. Settle for 3-0 and then away tie at old trafford, then easy home draw dont care who. UTA.[/p][/quote]v Palace? Vince

9:05am Mon 9 Dec 13

OldGull says...

tonypulis wrote:
You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.
Morning Tony
Don't worry about us, Just worry about your false dawn.
To be fair, you were a good choice for the Travelers up the road.
They already knew how to launch a football into the selhurst skies.
UTA
[quote][p][bold]tonypulis[/bold] wrote: You need the cash. Put out the strongest team, get as far as you can in the competition and you're laughing all the way to the bank. Get knocked out early and watch the price of a pie and a pint creep up.[/p][/quote]Morning Tony Don't worry about us, Just worry about your false dawn. To be fair, you were a good choice for the Travelers up the road. They already knew how to launch a football into the selhurst skies. UTA OldGull

9:06am Mon 9 Dec 13

a1a1a1 says...

guaranteed to be the lowest crowd at the AMEX for this season, unless the prices are slashed to £5 for kids and £10 for adults throughout the stadium. Even then, I doubt the crowd will be over 20000?
guaranteed to be the lowest crowd at the AMEX for this season, unless the prices are slashed to £5 for kids and £10 for adults throughout the stadium. Even then, I doubt the crowd will be over 20000? a1a1a1

9:26am Mon 9 Dec 13

tonypulis says...

West Brom away. Passionate fans. Proper cup tie. Should we get through and The Albion do the same against a very difficult opponent in Reading (Mr Adkins - another Nigel with a bizarre dislike of Brighton) then I would love to see Brighton test their premiership credentials against my team. Don't think for one minute I would put out a weakened team. That would be an insult to Oscar Garcia. Even though he is inexperienced, he is learning fast and knows how important it is to test yourselves against the best. I'm salivating just at the prospect. Let's make it happen. Good luck against the Royals.
West Brom away. Passionate fans. Proper cup tie. Should we get through and The Albion do the same against a very difficult opponent in Reading (Mr Adkins - another Nigel with a bizarre dislike of Brighton) then I would love to see Brighton test their premiership credentials against my team. Don't think for one minute I would put out a weakened team. That would be an insult to Oscar Garcia. Even though he is inexperienced, he is learning fast and knows how important it is to test yourselves against the best. I'm salivating just at the prospect. Let's make it happen. Good luck against the Royals. tonypulis

9:53am Mon 9 Dec 13

Notters_Seagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.
Our bench is always strong though, isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.[/p][/quote]Our bench is always strong though, isn't it? Notters_Seagull

10:59am Mon 9 Dec 13

farside says...

Interesting to see how the club price this one. Expect standard league oricing and sell maybe 15K seats (plus 1901 Club which generate no added income) but would a reduction to around £20 entry plus kids' deals bring a bigger crowd/better return? Would certainly be better PR-wise.
Interesting to see how the club price this one. Expect standard league oricing and sell maybe 15K seats (plus 1901 Club which generate no added income) but would a reduction to around £20 entry plus kids' deals bring a bigger crowd/better return? Would certainly be better PR-wise. farside

11:14am Mon 9 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

Notters_Seagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.
Our bench is always strong though, isn't it?
Not as strong as it can be, not when you think about Ulloa and CMS are on their way back, and Orlandi.
[quote][p][bold]Notters_Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: The FA Cup, a competition where so many bench players get a chance to start, come the match our bench could look really strong.[/p][/quote]Our bench is always strong though, isn't it?[/p][/quote]Not as strong as it can be, not when you think about Ulloa and CMS are on their way back, and Orlandi. VegasSeagull

12:51pm Mon 9 Dec 13

TheSurfingToad says...

Not a bad draw, think we can definitely get past Reading at home, just think that Solly, JFC, and Ince need more game time as I can see them beingg a massive assest to the club, and think they could be a weapon to fire us into the play-offs. Im feeling a good cup run this year, just hope they keep the prices fair. UTA
Not a bad draw, think we can definitely get past Reading at home, just think that Solly, JFC, and Ince need more game time as I can see them beingg a massive assest to the club, and think they could be a weapon to fire us into the play-offs. Im feeling a good cup run this year, just hope they keep the prices fair. UTA TheSurfingToad

1:18pm Mon 9 Dec 13

VegasSeagull says...

TheSurfingToad wrote:
Not a bad draw, think we can definitely get past Reading at home, just think that Solly, JFC, and Ince need more game time as I can see them beingg a massive assest to the club, and think they could be a weapon to fire us into the play-offs. Im feeling a good cup run this year, just hope they keep the prices fair. UTA
I posted on this thread an alternative starting eleven, it shows what strength in depth we have in the squad, for some reason it gets 5 thumbs down. if you take the backbone of our regular team and add some from the back team I posted, we could be in for a decent cup run and some players will get deserved playing time.
[quote][p][bold]TheSurfingToad[/bold] wrote: Not a bad draw, think we can definitely get past Reading at home, just think that Solly, JFC, and Ince need more game time as I can see them beingg a massive assest to the club, and think they could be a weapon to fire us into the play-offs. Im feeling a good cup run this year, just hope they keep the prices fair. UTA[/p][/quote]I posted on this thread an alternative starting eleven, it shows what strength in depth we have in the squad, for some reason it gets 5 thumbs down. if you take the backbone of our regular team and add some from the back team I posted, we could be in for a decent cup run and some players will get deserved playing time. VegasSeagull

1:32pm Mon 9 Dec 13

fratsomrover says...

ANY HOME DRAW is a bonus as far as I'm concerned. It increases our chances of progression which in turn leads to greater prize money and also the chance of a lucrative "plum draw" in a later round.
The FA Cup is still the most famous cup competition in the world and any run in the Cup is great for moral, finance and kudos.
Roll on Reading and lets attack them with the strongest team we can muster and get to the latter stages of this wonderful competition.
ANY HOME DRAW is a bonus as far as I'm concerned. It increases our chances of progression which in turn leads to greater prize money and also the chance of a lucrative "plum draw" in a later round. The FA Cup is still the most famous cup competition in the world and any run in the Cup is great for moral, finance and kudos. Roll on Reading and lets attack them with the strongest team we can muster and get to the latter stages of this wonderful competition. fratsomrover

1:38pm Mon 9 Dec 13

TheSurfingToad says...

fratsomrover wrote:
ANY HOME DRAW is a bonus as far as I'm concerned. It increases our chances of progression which in turn leads to greater prize money and also the chance of a lucrative "plum draw" in a later round.
The FA Cup is still the most famous cup competition in the world and any run in the Cup is great for moral, finance and kudos.
Roll on Reading and lets attack them with the strongest team we can muster and get to the latter stages of this wonderful competition.
Couldnt agree more. UTA
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: ANY HOME DRAW is a bonus as far as I'm concerned. It increases our chances of progression which in turn leads to greater prize money and also the chance of a lucrative "plum draw" in a later round. The FA Cup is still the most famous cup competition in the world and any run in the Cup is great for moral, finance and kudos. Roll on Reading and lets attack them with the strongest team we can muster and get to the latter stages of this wonderful competition.[/p][/quote]Couldnt agree more. UTA TheSurfingToad

3:29pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Chi Gull says...

farside wrote:
Interesting to see how the club price this one. Expect standard league oricing and sell maybe 15K seats (plus 1901 Club which generate no added income) but would a reduction to around £20 entry plus kids' deals bring a bigger crowd/better return? Would certainly be better PR-wise.
... so 1901 club members do not generate any income for the club? Have you seen the price of food in the 1901 club !!
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see how the club price this one. Expect standard league oricing and sell maybe 15K seats (plus 1901 Club which generate no added income) but would a reduction to around £20 entry plus kids' deals bring a bigger crowd/better return? Would certainly be better PR-wise.[/p][/quote]... so 1901 club members do not generate any income for the club? Have you seen the price of food in the 1901 club !! Chi Gull

5:53pm Mon 9 Dec 13

farside says...

Chi Gull wrote:
farside wrote:
Interesting to see how the club price this one. Expect standard league oricing and sell maybe 15K seats (plus 1901 Club which generate no added income) but would a reduction to around £20 entry plus kids' deals bring a bigger crowd/better return? Would certainly be better PR-wise.
... so 1901 club members do not generate any income for the club? Have you seen the price of food in the 1901 club !!
that's why I don't buy it :-)
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see how the club price this one. Expect standard league oricing and sell maybe 15K seats (plus 1901 Club which generate no added income) but would a reduction to around £20 entry plus kids' deals bring a bigger crowd/better return? Would certainly be better PR-wise.[/p][/quote]... so 1901 club members do not generate any income for the club? Have you seen the price of food in the 1901 club !![/p][/quote]that's why I don't buy it :-) farside

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