Make home advantage pay again says Upson

Matt Upson believes the home draw is key for Albion

Matt Upson believes the home draw is key for Albion

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Matt Upson has urged Albion to make home advantage count again in the FA Cup against his old club Reading.

The Seagulls have been inconsistent in the Championship at The Amex but have prospered in one-off ties since moving into the stadium.

Only Liverpool and Arsenal have beaten them in 90 minutes in eight FA Cup and League Cup clashes.

And they have dumped Newcastle out of the FA Cup in each of the last two seasons.

Centre-half Upson, who had a spell at Reading and won the FA Cup with Arsenal, said: “I think it’s a good draw.

“Obviously there could be easier ties we might encounter but I think it will be a really good game.

“We’ve got the home draw, which I think is key, and we’re thoroughly looking forward to the game.

“It will be two really well-matched similar teams, so it should make for a good cup tie.”

Albion are expecting a crowd of over 20,000 after reducing prices for the visit of their Championship rivals.

Tickets exclude travel arrangements but Albion have decided to open the Mill Road Park and Ride due to high demand.

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6:55am Fri 3 Jan 14

Dolph Ins says...

Do we try for a cup run or do we give some of the fringe players a game (particularly the young ones). Who makes the decision Tony or Oscar?
Do we try for a cup run or do we give some of the fringe players a game (particularly the young ones). Who makes the decision Tony or Oscar? Dolph Ins
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8:19am Fri 3 Jan 14

impose our game gull says...

Dolph Ins wrote:
Do we try for a cup run or do we give some of the fringe players a game (particularly the young ones). Who makes the decision Tony or Oscar?
It's well known I believe in inner circles at the Amex that Tony picks the team for every match we play ....!!!!???? :-)
[quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: Do we try for a cup run or do we give some of the fringe players a game (particularly the young ones). Who makes the decision Tony or Oscar?[/p][/quote]It's well known I believe in inner circles at the Amex that Tony picks the team for every match we play ....!!!!???? :-) impose our game gull
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8:20am Fri 3 Jan 14

oksouthstander says...

Another game to win with Oscars Best available squad.
Another game to win with Oscars Best available squad. oksouthstander
  • Score: 4

8:53am Fri 3 Jan 14

lowerbeedingseagull says...

On current form we would be better off away!!!!!!!!!!!

Some decent money to be made with a Cup run so let's hope we go for it.
On current form we would be better off away!!!!!!!!!!! Some decent money to be made with a Cup run so let's hope we go for it. lowerbeedingseagull
  • Score: 5

9:48am Fri 3 Jan 14

wiltshire seagull says...

oksouthstander wrote:
Another game to win with Oscars Best available squad.
Yep, let's have Ashley AND Barnes up front tomorrow Oscar and attack, attack, attack!! PLEASE.....
UTA...........
[quote][p][bold]oksouthstander[/bold] wrote: Another game to win with Oscars Best available squad.[/p][/quote]Yep, let's have Ashley AND Barnes up front tomorrow Oscar and attack, attack, attack!! PLEASE..... UTA........... wiltshire seagull
  • Score: 2

9:49am Fri 3 Jan 14

wiltshire seagull says...

wiltshire seagull wrote:
oksouthstander wrote:
Another game to win with Oscars Best available squad.
Yep, let's have Ashley AND Barnes up front tomorrow Oscar and attack, attack, attack!! PLEASE.....
UTA...........
Idiot (Me). Of course I meant Ashley and Leo....
[quote][p][bold]wiltshire seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oksouthstander[/bold] wrote: Another game to win with Oscars Best available squad.[/p][/quote]Yep, let's have Ashley AND Barnes up front tomorrow Oscar and attack, attack, attack!! PLEASE..... UTA...........[/p][/quote]Idiot (Me). Of course I meant Ashley and Leo.... wiltshire seagull
  • Score: 4

2:46pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Sheil says...

Well that's nice of the club to make Mill Road available....I do like the way the club appreciates it's supporters. It goes without saying there would be no club without us,but all the same it's nice to be appreciated.....chee
rs Albion!

Lets hope we can make the difference tomorrow with our support.
Well that's nice of the club to make Mill Road available....I do like the way the club appreciates it's supporters. It goes without saying there would be no club without us,but all the same it's nice to be appreciated.....chee rs Albion! Lets hope we can make the difference tomorrow with our support. Sheil
  • Score: 4

6:42pm Fri 3 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

I'm doing my bit. I've grown an Oscar style beard over the holidays to try and bring us some luck!
I'm doing my bit. I've grown an Oscar style beard over the holidays to try and bring us some luck! sussexram40
  • Score: 0

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