Barker hoping for trip to Emirates

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Crawley boss Richie Barker has set his heart on a third round FA Cup clash with Arsenal at the Emirates.

Reds booked their place in the hat tomorrow along with the big boys after cruising to a 3-0 win over ten-man Chelmsford City at Broadfield Stadium.

Nicky Adams had put Crawley ahead before further goals from Billy Clarke and a Gary Alexander penalty after Donovan Simmonds had seen red.

Barker said: "The attitude of the players was fantastic right from the first minute.

"For a cup upset to happen the team from higher up have got to be poor and not work hard enough but that was not the case today. We were very professional.

"If we are going to get a Premier League team in the next round I would rather it was away but if not then I would like a home tie.

"Personally I would like to go to Manchester United but the club have been to Old Trafford so perhaps the Emirates would be nice. I'm a big fan of Sir Alex but also of Arsene Wenger so it would be great to go and play against his side."

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8:55am Sun 2 Dec 12

Bowmanc says...

C City can be very proud of their achievments in the FA Cup this year and the huge support they brought to the Broadfield. Result aside I hope their fans enjoyed the trip to West Sussex.
However the home team were in no mood for a banana skin and worked their socks off. Well done to all concerned on a professional performance and congrats to Gary for getting his goal.
Richie wants Arsenal, I would like Newcastle or Everton away. New grounds for the list !
C City can be very proud of their achievments in the FA Cup this year and the huge support they brought to the Broadfield. Result aside I hope their fans enjoyed the trip to West Sussex. However the home team were in no mood for a banana skin and worked their socks off. Well done to all concerned on a professional performance and congrats to Gary for getting his goal. Richie wants Arsenal, I would like Newcastle or Everton away. New grounds for the list ! Bowmanc
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