Watford will travel to Bristol City in FA Cup third round

Watford Observer: New Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill. Picture: Action Images New Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill. Picture: Action Images

Watford have been drawn away to Bristol City in the third round of the FA Cup.

The League One side reached round three with a 2-1 victory at non-league Tamworth this afternoon to get Steve Cotterill's reign as City boss off to a winning start after he was appointed as Sean O'Driscoll's successor on Tuesday.

Reacting to the draw, Cotterill told ITV Sport Gianfranco Zola has done a "fantastic job" and it will be a "tough game".

Following their relegation from the Championship last season, the Robins have struggled in the third tier and are currently second from bottom with 15 points from 19 games and have only two league victories to their name.

Despite the two teams contrasting fortunes in 2012/13, Watford did not beat City last season, drawing 2-2 at Vicarage Road before they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Ashton Gate.

The game, which is due to be played on the weekend of January 4 and 5, will be the Hornets' second visit to Bristol for a cup tie this season after they beat Bristol Rovers 3-1 in the first round of the Capital One Cup in August.

Comments (15)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

4:36pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

Well the bristol city players' response shuld be enough to motivate the watford team.

And GZ, DO NOT TINKER WITH THE team like you did last season!!!

HC
Well the bristol city players' response shuld be enough to motivate the watford team. And GZ, DO NOT TINKER WITH THE team like you did last season!!! HC Hornet Cornet

4:56pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Bigads123 says...

Crap draw
Crap draw Bigads123

5:30pm Sun 8 Dec 13

gloryhornet4 says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Well the bristol city players' response shuld be enough to motivate the watford team.

And GZ, DO NOT TINKER WITH THE team like you did last season!!!

HC
Well said. Disrespectful of BCFC players. Maybe they thought they would be dumped out of the cup on their own turf in front of 5,000 and no TV money and maybe they had a right to play at home to Man U, just for beaten a Conference side.

With the Rovers game its nice to get a pair of Bristols out.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Well the bristol city players' response shuld be enough to motivate the watford team. And GZ, DO NOT TINKER WITH THE team like you did last season!!! HC[/p][/quote]Well said. Disrespectful of BCFC players. Maybe they thought they would be dumped out of the cup on their own turf in front of 5,000 and no TV money and maybe they had a right to play at home to Man U, just for beaten a Conference side. With the Rovers game its nice to get a pair of Bristols out. gloryhornet4

5:49pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Stoney77 says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
Well the bristol city players' response shuld be enough to motivate the watford team.

And GZ, DO NOT TINKER WITH THE team like you did last season!!!

HC
What was their response?
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: Well the bristol city players' response shuld be enough to motivate the watford team. And GZ, DO NOT TINKER WITH THE team like you did last season!!! HC[/p][/quote]What was their response? Stoney77

6:04pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Hornet Cornet says...

Their players were hunched over a screen. They were drawn out and as soon as they said 'Watford', they looked disappointed and it was like they were fobbing us off. It was probably more disappointment than anything but it came across rude. I think it was their goalkeeper that was put his hands up and was about to say something.

Either way, our players need to play to their own strengths and not worry about who the opposition is. Might well go to the game as Bristol's not too far from here.

HC
Their players were hunched over a screen. They were drawn out and as soon as they said 'Watford', they looked disappointed and it was like they were fobbing us off. It was probably more disappointment than anything but it came across rude. I think it was their goalkeeper that was put his hands up and was about to say something. Either way, our players need to play to their own strengths and not worry about who the opposition is. Might well go to the game as Bristol's not too far from here. HC Hornet Cornet

6:38pm Sun 8 Dec 13

HunsburyHornet4 says...

I go to every league game home and away, but they'll have to win this one without me. I went to the abandoned game at Ashton Gate last season, Long drive home to Northampton having seen nothing except our players doing the splash in front of our supporters and throwing their shirts in to the crowd.
I go to every league game home and away, but they'll have to win this one without me. I went to the abandoned game at Ashton Gate last season, Long drive home to Northampton having seen nothing except our players doing the splash in front of our supporters and throwing their shirts in to the crowd. HunsburyHornet4

9:38pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Penrice says...

Bigads123 wrote:
Crap draw
Speak for yourself. Plenty of fans enjoy away days in the third round of the FA cup, and don't actually get excited about a 'glamour' draw at home to a big premiership club.

Macclesfield away and Sunderland away were great days in their own way in the recent (ish) past.
[quote][p][bold]Bigads123[/bold] wrote: Crap draw[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself. Plenty of fans enjoy away days in the third round of the FA cup, and don't actually get excited about a 'glamour' draw at home to a big premiership club. Macclesfield away and Sunderland away were great days in their own way in the recent (ish) past. Penrice

9:39pm Sun 8 Dec 13

jasonwatford says...

HunsburyHornet4 wrote:
I go to every league game home and away, but they'll have to win this one without me. I went to the abandoned game at Ashton Gate last season, Long drive home to Northampton having seen nothing except our players doing the splash in front of our supporters and throwing their shirts in to the crowd.
what has that got to do with this game ???
[quote][p][bold]HunsburyHornet4[/bold] wrote: I go to every league game home and away, but they'll have to win this one without me. I went to the abandoned game at Ashton Gate last season, Long drive home to Northampton having seen nothing except our players doing the splash in front of our supporters and throwing their shirts in to the crowd.[/p][/quote]what has that got to do with this game ??? jasonwatford

10:05pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Bruce.Wayne says...

Penrice wrote:
Bigads123 wrote:
Crap draw
Speak for yourself. Plenty of fans enjoy away days in the third round of the FA cup, and don't actually get excited about a 'glamour' draw at home to a big premiership club.

Macclesfield away and Sunderland away were great days in their own way in the recent (ish) past.
It's a cr@p draw if we lose to 'em!
[quote][p][bold]Penrice[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bigads123[/bold] wrote: Crap draw[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself. Plenty of fans enjoy away days in the third round of the FA cup, and don't actually get excited about a 'glamour' draw at home to a big premiership club. Macclesfield away and Sunderland away were great days in their own way in the recent (ish) past.[/p][/quote]It's a cr@p draw if we lose to 'em! Bruce.Wayne

10:06pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Bruce.Wayne says...

Bigads123 wrote:
Crap draw
It's a cr@p draw if we lose to 'em!
[quote][p][bold]Bigads123[/bold] wrote: Crap draw[/p][/quote]It's a cr@p draw if we lose to 'em! Bruce.Wayne

11:38pm Sun 8 Dec 13

neilhorn says...

Bigads123 wrote:
Crap draw
why? oh i suppose you think Chelsea away is a great draw, personally I'd rather we draw teams we can beat, to give us the chance to progress.
[quote][p][bold]Bigads123[/bold] wrote: Crap draw[/p][/quote]why? oh i suppose you think Chelsea away is a great draw, personally I'd rather we draw teams we can beat, to give us the chance to progress. neilhorn

12:16pm Mon 9 Dec 13

1234566789 says...

neilhorn wrote:
Bigads123 wrote:
Crap draw
why? oh i suppose you think Chelsea away is a great draw, personally I'd rather we draw teams we can beat, to give us the chance to progress.
I would prefer a "safe" home draw or a day away to a big club. This draw is a potential banana skin (they have the chance to cause an upset that would potentially give them the boost their league form needs).

The other reason it is a "crap draw" is that we get very little money from it. You get 25% of the gate receipts from an FA Cup tie. Say there are 10,000 people at this game at £20 per ticket, thats £50k for WFC. Say it was Man U away with 80,000 people at £20 per ticket, that's £400k for WFC. This makes a massive financial difference to the club. A home draw would also be good as it means 75% of the revenue.
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bigads123[/bold] wrote: Crap draw[/p][/quote]why? oh i suppose you think Chelsea away is a great draw, personally I'd rather we draw teams we can beat, to give us the chance to progress.[/p][/quote]I would prefer a "safe" home draw or a day away to a big club. This draw is a potential banana skin (they have the chance to cause an upset that would potentially give them the boost their league form needs). The other reason it is a "crap draw" is that we get very little money from it. You get 25% of the gate receipts from an FA Cup tie. Say there are 10,000 people at this game at £20 per ticket, thats £50k for WFC. Say it was Man U away with 80,000 people at £20 per ticket, that's £400k for WFC. This makes a massive financial difference to the club. A home draw would also be good as it means 75% of the revenue. 1234566789

1:28pm Mon 9 Dec 13

neilhorn says...

1234566789 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
Bigads123 wrote:
Crap draw
why? oh i suppose you think Chelsea away is a great draw, personally I'd rather we draw teams we can beat, to give us the chance to progress.
I would prefer a "safe" home draw or a day away to a big club. This draw is a potential banana skin (they have the chance to cause an upset that would potentially give them the boost their league form needs).

The other reason it is a "crap draw" is that we get very little money from it. You get 25% of the gate receipts from an FA Cup tie. Say there are 10,000 people at this game at £20 per ticket, thats £50k for WFC. Say it was Man U away with 80,000 people at £20 per ticket, that's £400k for WFC. This makes a massive financial difference to the club. A home draw would also be good as it means 75% of the revenue.
yes, i am fully aware that there would be a bigger crowd at Old Trafford than Ashton gate. However I don't see the FA Cup as simply a chance to get some gate receipts from Man Utd or whoever. I'm a fan so I prefer to watch the games and see my team win hopefully, rather than sit behind a calculator working out the share of the ticket money that I'm never going to see a penny of anyway
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bigads123[/bold] wrote: Crap draw[/p][/quote]why? oh i suppose you think Chelsea away is a great draw, personally I'd rather we draw teams we can beat, to give us the chance to progress.[/p][/quote]I would prefer a "safe" home draw or a day away to a big club. This draw is a potential banana skin (they have the chance to cause an upset that would potentially give them the boost their league form needs). The other reason it is a "crap draw" is that we get very little money from it. You get 25% of the gate receipts from an FA Cup tie. Say there are 10,000 people at this game at £20 per ticket, thats £50k for WFC. Say it was Man U away with 80,000 people at £20 per ticket, that's £400k for WFC. This makes a massive financial difference to the club. A home draw would also be good as it means 75% of the revenue.[/p][/quote]yes, i am fully aware that there would be a bigger crowd at Old Trafford than Ashton gate. However I don't see the FA Cup as simply a chance to get some gate receipts from Man Utd or whoever. I'm a fan so I prefer to watch the games and see my team win hopefully, rather than sit behind a calculator working out the share of the ticket money that I'm never going to see a penny of anyway neilhorn

1:37pm Mon 9 Dec 13

1234566789 says...

neilhorn wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
Bigads123 wrote:
Crap draw
why? oh i suppose you think Chelsea away is a great draw, personally I'd rather we draw teams we can beat, to give us the chance to progress.
I would prefer a "safe" home draw or a day away to a big club. This draw is a potential banana skin (they have the chance to cause an upset that would potentially give them the boost their league form needs).

The other reason it is a "crap draw" is that we get very little money from it. You get 25% of the gate receipts from an FA Cup tie. Say there are 10,000 people at this game at £20 per ticket, thats £50k for WFC. Say it was Man U away with 80,000 people at £20 per ticket, that's £400k for WFC. This makes a massive financial difference to the club. A home draw would also be good as it means 75% of the revenue.
yes, i am fully aware that there would be a bigger crowd at Old Trafford than Ashton gate. However I don't see the FA Cup as simply a chance to get some gate receipts from Man Utd or whoever. I'm a fan so I prefer to watch the games and see my team win hopefully, rather than sit behind a calculator working out the share of the ticket money that I'm never going to see a penny of anyway
And if you look at the first paragraph of what I wrote, it is about how that game has potential dangers and I would prefer a home fixture.
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bigads123[/bold] wrote: Crap draw[/p][/quote]why? oh i suppose you think Chelsea away is a great draw, personally I'd rather we draw teams we can beat, to give us the chance to progress.[/p][/quote]I would prefer a "safe" home draw or a day away to a big club. This draw is a potential banana skin (they have the chance to cause an upset that would potentially give them the boost their league form needs). The other reason it is a "crap draw" is that we get very little money from it. You get 25% of the gate receipts from an FA Cup tie. Say there are 10,000 people at this game at £20 per ticket, thats £50k for WFC. Say it was Man U away with 80,000 people at £20 per ticket, that's £400k for WFC. This makes a massive financial difference to the club. A home draw would also be good as it means 75% of the revenue.[/p][/quote]yes, i am fully aware that there would be a bigger crowd at Old Trafford than Ashton gate. However I don't see the FA Cup as simply a chance to get some gate receipts from Man Utd or whoever. I'm a fan so I prefer to watch the games and see my team win hopefully, rather than sit behind a calculator working out the share of the ticket money that I'm never going to see a penny of anyway[/p][/quote]And if you look at the first paragraph of what I wrote, it is about how that game has potential dangers and I would prefer a home fixture. 1234566789

10:32am Tue 10 Dec 13

neilhorn says...

1234566789 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
1234566789 wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
Bigads123 wrote:
Crap draw
why? oh i suppose you think Chelsea away is a great draw, personally I'd rather we draw teams we can beat, to give us the chance to progress.
I would prefer a "safe" home draw or a day away to a big club. This draw is a potential banana skin (they have the chance to cause an upset that would potentially give them the boost their league form needs).

The other reason it is a "crap draw" is that we get very little money from it. You get 25% of the gate receipts from an FA Cup tie. Say there are 10,000 people at this game at £20 per ticket, thats £50k for WFC. Say it was Man U away with 80,000 people at £20 per ticket, that's £400k for WFC. This makes a massive financial difference to the club. A home draw would also be good as it means 75% of the revenue.
yes, i am fully aware that there would be a bigger crowd at Old Trafford than Ashton gate. However I don't see the FA Cup as simply a chance to get some gate receipts from Man Utd or whoever. I'm a fan so I prefer to watch the games and see my team win hopefully, rather than sit behind a calculator working out the share of the ticket money that I'm never going to see a penny of anyway
And if you look at the first paragraph of what I wrote, it is about how that game has potential dangers and I would prefer a home fixture.
cos we are so strong at home you mean?
[quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1234566789[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bigads123[/bold] wrote: Crap draw[/p][/quote]why? oh i suppose you think Chelsea away is a great draw, personally I'd rather we draw teams we can beat, to give us the chance to progress.[/p][/quote]I would prefer a "safe" home draw or a day away to a big club. This draw is a potential banana skin (they have the chance to cause an upset that would potentially give them the boost their league form needs). The other reason it is a "crap draw" is that we get very little money from it. You get 25% of the gate receipts from an FA Cup tie. Say there are 10,000 people at this game at £20 per ticket, thats £50k for WFC. Say it was Man U away with 80,000 people at £20 per ticket, that's £400k for WFC. This makes a massive financial difference to the club. A home draw would also be good as it means 75% of the revenue.[/p][/quote]yes, i am fully aware that there would be a bigger crowd at Old Trafford than Ashton gate. However I don't see the FA Cup as simply a chance to get some gate receipts from Man Utd or whoever. I'm a fan so I prefer to watch the games and see my team win hopefully, rather than sit behind a calculator working out the share of the ticket money that I'm never going to see a penny of anyway[/p][/quote]And if you look at the first paragraph of what I wrote, it is about how that game has potential dangers and I would prefer a home fixture.[/p][/quote]cos we are so strong at home you mean? neilhorn

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree