Watford or Bristol City to travel to Blackburn Rovers or Manchester City in FA Cup fourth round

Watford Observer: The Hornets fans at Manchester City last season. Picture: Action Images The Hornets fans at Manchester City last season. Picture: Action Images

Watford could visit Manchester City in the FA Cup for the second season running if Beppe Sannino's men win their third round replay against Bristol City.

The Hornets will face the Robins at Vicarage Road on Tuesday, January 14 following yesterday's 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate, with the winners meeting the victors of the replay between City and Blackburn Rovers.

They also drew 1-1 at Ewood Park after Alvaro Negredo's goal at the end of the first half was cancelled out by Scott Dann ten minutes after the restart.

Watford travelled to the Etihad Stadium in the third round last season but were beaten 3-0 through goals from Carlos Tevez, Gareth Barry and Marcos Lopes.

The fourth round ties will be played over the weekend of Saturday, January 25.

 

 

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2:35pm Sun 5 Jan 14

jasonwatford says...

Last year went there with a real chance of beating them I thought...then read the teamsheet and wished I havnt bothered with the trip......This year would go there thinking not a chance....so maybe.....
Last year went there with a real chance of beating them I thought...then read the teamsheet and wished I havnt bothered with the trip......This year would go there thinking not a chance....so maybe..... jasonwatford

2:57pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Watforce says...

Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth)
Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs!
I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper.
I left proud and loud.
I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC.
I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust!
Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth) Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs! I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper. I left proud and loud. I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC. I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust! Watforce

3:11pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Deeney96.44' says...

Looking on a Man City forum, they are well up for this draw, writing us and Bristol off before even turning up. Hopefully we can stuff Bristol and they beat Blackburn. Then we go, without anything to lose and put out a first XI, and at least put up a good fight. No repeat of last year please!
Looking on a Man City forum, they are well up for this draw, writing us and Bristol off before even turning up. Hopefully we can stuff Bristol and they beat Blackburn. Then we go, without anything to lose and put out a first XI, and at least put up a good fight. No repeat of last year please! Deeney96.44'

3:13pm Sun 5 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

I don't think MC are as good as last year. League cup games etc meaning no peace for the wicked. Shame the 'orns have put another fixture to the list, but that if Watford had won we would not have been given ball 5 in the draw, to go to BR/MC.

If it be BR then 3rd time lucky for WFC turning up!

To open a new topic, Watford are not getting their fare share of TV money for the FA Cup. Last season we were not given TV billing and often miss out despite who we are playing in the Cup. Yet Forest get TV for playing against West Ham Juniors.
I don't think MC are as good as last year. League cup games etc meaning no peace for the wicked. Shame the 'orns have put another fixture to the list, but that if Watford had won we would not have been given ball 5 in the draw, to go to BR/MC. If it be BR then 3rd time lucky for WFC turning up! To open a new topic, Watford are not getting their fare share of TV money for the FA Cup. Last season we were not given TV billing and often miss out despite who we are playing in the Cup. Yet Forest get TV for playing against West Ham Juniors. gloryhornet4

3:38pm Sun 5 Jan 14

exeterhornet says...

Was hoping for Sunderland or Carlisle away, failing that a day in Rochdale. Never mind !
Was hoping for Sunderland or Carlisle away, failing that a day in Rochdale. Never mind ! exeterhornet

4:27pm Sun 5 Jan 14

WessexLad says...

Watforce wrote:
Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth)
Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs!
I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper.
I left proud and loud.
I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC.
I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust!
My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...
[quote][p][bold]Watforce[/bold] wrote: Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth) Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs! I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper. I left proud and loud. I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC. I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust![/p][/quote]My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story... WessexLad

4:29pm Sun 5 Jan 14

onion8837 says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
I don't think MC are as good as last year. League cup games etc meaning no peace for the wicked. Shame the 'orns have put another fixture to the list, but that if Watford had won we would not have been given ball 5 in the draw, to go to BR/MC.

If it be BR then 3rd time lucky for WFC turning up!

To open a new topic, Watford are not getting their fare share of TV money for the FA Cup. Last season we were not given TV billing and often miss out despite who we are playing in the Cup. Yet Forest get TV for playing against West Ham Juniors.
er, I think we would still be ball 5 as it is determined by the tie number from the previous round...We were tie 5 drawn out so the winner is number 5 in the next round. It's only alphabetical for the top 2 divisions at 3rd round stage. That's why e.g. Coventry were ball 1 drawn against Aresnal (27)
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: I don't think MC are as good as last year. League cup games etc meaning no peace for the wicked. Shame the 'orns have put another fixture to the list, but that if Watford had won we would not have been given ball 5 in the draw, to go to BR/MC. If it be BR then 3rd time lucky for WFC turning up! To open a new topic, Watford are not getting their fare share of TV money for the FA Cup. Last season we were not given TV billing and often miss out despite who we are playing in the Cup. Yet Forest get TV for playing against West Ham Juniors.[/p][/quote]er, I think we would still be ball 5 as it is determined by the tie number from the previous round...We were tie 5 drawn out so the winner is number 5 in the next round. It's only alphabetical for the top 2 divisions at 3rd round stage. That's why e.g. Coventry were ball 1 drawn against Aresnal (27) onion8837

4:43pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Essex Hornet says...

Las year it was all going well until the guy in front of me decided to take a photo of the scoreboard showing us 0-0 with City. This was as the wall was being arranged for the Tevez free kick. We all know what happened next!!. I told him that it mght be an idea to put his phone away for he rest of the game which he did but it didn't make much difference. I remember a bad FF miss,a great atmosphere and a bloody long journey home.

Hope we get the chance to repeat the trip.
Las year it was all going well until the guy in front of me decided to take a photo of the scoreboard showing us 0-0 with City. This was as the wall was being arranged for the Tevez free kick. We all know what happened next!!. I told him that it mght be an idea to put his phone away for he rest of the game which he did but it didn't make much difference. I remember a bad FF miss,a great atmosphere and a bloody long journey home. Hope we get the chance to repeat the trip. Essex Hornet

4:43pm Sun 5 Jan 14

AngelHornet says...

To stand any chance at Man City we will need to make sure there is pace in our attack. Yesterday there was little on show and we had nothing down the flanks.
To stand any chance at Man City we will need to make sure there is pace in our attack. Yesterday there was little on show and we had nothing down the flanks. AngelHornet

4:46pm Sun 5 Jan 14

onion8837 says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Last year went there with a real chance of beating them I thought...then read the teamsheet and wished I havnt bothered with the trip......This year would go there thinking not a chance....so maybe.....
Agree - they are stronger than last year and we are weaker. Will be worse than 0-3 this time
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Last year went there with a real chance of beating them I thought...then read the teamsheet and wished I havnt bothered with the trip......This year would go there thinking not a chance....so maybe.....[/p][/quote]Agree - they are stronger than last year and we are weaker. Will be worse than 0-3 this time onion8837

5:14pm Sun 5 Jan 14

mickallen57 says...

Hey I am sure that if we beat B.C in the replay we will give it a good go .
Last years result was just that . We have a new manager new team members if we are not going to give it a go then we may as well give City (or Blackburn ) a bye in the next round . I am sure we will be up for this and let who ever we meet know they are in a match. COYH
Hey I am sure that if we beat B.C in the replay we will give it a good go . Last years result was just that . We have a new manager new team members if we are not going to give it a go then we may as well give City (or Blackburn ) a bye in the next round . I am sure we will be up for this and let who ever we meet know they are in a match. COYH mickallen57

5:52pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH Stoney77

6:01pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Man from Pinner says...

WessexLad wrote:
Watforce wrote:
Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth)
Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs!
I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper.
I left proud and loud.
I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC.
I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust!
My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...
Or if Forresteri had scored when he should have!
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Watforce[/bold] wrote: Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth) Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs! I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper. I left proud and loud. I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC. I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust![/p][/quote]My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...[/p][/quote]Or if Forresteri had scored when he should have! Man from Pinner

6:24pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Harry's Bar says...

Watforce wrote:
Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth)
Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs!
I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper.
I left proud and loud.
I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC.
I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust!
Hope springs eternal.
[quote][p][bold]Watforce[/bold] wrote: Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth) Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs! I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper. I left proud and loud. I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC. I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust![/p][/quote]Hope springs eternal. Harry's Bar

6:37pm Sun 5 Jan 14

chadderton orn says...

Wonder if we will get 6000 tickets again. I only live 5 miles away from city's ground. For one's i don't have to use my car for an away game. Well second time in twelve months, i hope. Seeing manchester city centre full of yellow & red made me proud to support watford fc Fingers crossed we get to turn manchester yellow again. COYH
Wonder if we will get 6000 tickets again. I only live 5 miles away from city's ground. For one's i don't have to use my car for an away game. Well second time in twelve months, i hope. Seeing manchester city centre full of yellow & red made me proud to support watford fc Fingers crossed we get to turn manchester yellow again. COYH chadderton orn

6:48pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Wooter bout that! says...

Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed. Wooter bout that!

7:11pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

Wooter bout that! wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game.
As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.
[quote][p][bold]Wooter bout that![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game. As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery. Stoney77

7:30pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Apsley Ralph says...

Stoney77 wrote:
Wooter bout that! wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game.
As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.
Agree on pricing, £15 fair in all honesty. However, balls to your 1881 schoolboys sitting where they like, people buy season tickets for 20+ years not only to watch good and bad football but also to sit with family and friends in their own seats!
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wooter bout that![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game. As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.[/p][/quote]Agree on pricing, £15 fair in all honesty. However, balls to your 1881 schoolboys sitting where they like, people buy season tickets for 20+ years not only to watch good and bad football but also to sit with family and friends in their own seats! Apsley Ralph

7:34pm Sun 5 Jan 14

rousman 2 says...

I think we need to beat Bristol City before we all start planning trips to Manchester, after yesterday's performance it will not be easy. The Club should be charging £10 not £15 get a bigger crowd more atmosphere.
I think we need to beat Bristol City before we all start planning trips to Manchester, after yesterday's performance it will not be easy. The Club should be charging £10 not £15 get a bigger crowd more atmosphere. rousman 2

8:03pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Apsley Ralph says...

Apsley Ralph wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Wooter bout that! wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game.
As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.
Agree on pricing, £15 fair in all honesty. However, balls to your 1881 schoolboys sitting where they like, people buy season tickets for 20+ years not only to watch good and bad football but also to sit with family and friends in their own seats!
Sorry wasn't meant to sound offensive either, purely my opinion re the seating. I do like the debates and banter on here when people respect each others opinions though rarely bother to comment as a lot of child's play at times!
[quote][p][bold]Apsley Ralph[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wooter bout that![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game. As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.[/p][/quote]Agree on pricing, £15 fair in all honesty. However, balls to your 1881 schoolboys sitting where they like, people buy season tickets for 20+ years not only to watch good and bad football but also to sit with family and friends in their own seats![/p][/quote]Sorry wasn't meant to sound offensive either, purely my opinion re the seating. I do like the debates and banter on here when people respect each others opinions though rarely bother to comment as a lot of child's play at times! Apsley Ralph

8:41pm Sun 5 Jan 14

jasonwatford says...

WessexLad wrote:
Watforce wrote:
Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth)
Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs!
I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper.
I left proud and loud.
I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC.
I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust!
My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...
Vydra didn't play it was forest
[quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Watforce[/bold] wrote: Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth) Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs! I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper. I left proud and loud. I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC. I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust![/p][/quote]My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...[/p][/quote]Vydra didn't play it was forest jasonwatford

9:00pm Sun 5 Jan 14

onion8837 says...

jasonwatford wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
Watforce wrote:
Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth)
Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs!
I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper.
I left proud and loud.
I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC.
I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust!
My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...
Vydra didn't play it was forest
Vydra did play, just that Zola decided to play him in midfield alongside Eustace who was in treacle
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Watforce[/bold] wrote: Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth) Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs! I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper. I left proud and loud. I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC. I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust![/p][/quote]My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...[/p][/quote]Vydra didn't play it was forest[/p][/quote]Vydra did play, just that Zola decided to play him in midfield alongside Eustace who was in treacle onion8837

9:01pm Sun 5 Jan 14

longcliffe says...

I wouldn't bother even if you do play Man City. It will be a waste of money as usual.
I wouldn't bother even if you do play Man City. It will be a waste of money as usual. longcliffe

9:25pm Sun 5 Jan 14

harrowboy says...

Apsley Ralph wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Wooter bout that! wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game.
As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.
Agree on pricing, £15 fair in all honesty. However, balls to your 1881 schoolboys sitting where they like, people buy season tickets for 20+ years not only to watch good and bad football but also to sit with family and friends in their own seats!
Agree 100%. I have been a season ticket holder for 40 years and there is no way I am giving up my seat behind the Rookery goal!
[quote][p][bold]Apsley Ralph[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wooter bout that![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game. As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.[/p][/quote]Agree on pricing, £15 fair in all honesty. However, balls to your 1881 schoolboys sitting where they like, people buy season tickets for 20+ years not only to watch good and bad football but also to sit with family and friends in their own seats![/p][/quote]Agree 100%. I have been a season ticket holder for 40 years and there is no way I am giving up my seat behind the Rookery goal! harrowboy

9:49pm Sun 5 Jan 14

berkshire orn says...

I was there last year we lost 3.0 looking forward to the return already looking at train fares . Bristol city we will do at the Vic . With Beppe I think we will get a
draw at Man City then back to the Vic and then smash them come on you orrrnnnss yellow army yellow army uuuuuuuoooorrrnnnsss
ssssssssssssssssssss
sss
I was there last year we lost 3.0 looking forward to the return already looking at train fares . Bristol city we will do at the Vic . With Beppe I think we will get a draw at Man City then back to the Vic and then smash them come on you orrrnnnss yellow army yellow army uuuuuuuoooorrrnnnsss ssssssssssssssssssss sss berkshire orn

10:03pm Sun 5 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

onion8837 wrote:
gloryhornet4 wrote:
I don't think MC are as good as last year. League cup games etc meaning no peace for the wicked. Shame the 'orns have put another fixture to the list, but that if Watford had won we would not have been given ball 5 in the draw, to go to BR/MC.

If it be BR then 3rd time lucky for WFC turning up!

To open a new topic, Watford are not getting their fare share of TV money for the FA Cup. Last season we were not given TV billing and often miss out despite who we are playing in the Cup. Yet Forest get TV for playing against West Ham Juniors.
er, I think we would still be ball 5 as it is determined by the tie number from the previous round...We were tie 5 drawn out so the winner is number 5 in the next round. It's only alphabetical for the top 2 divisions at 3rd round stage. That's why e.g. Coventry were ball 1 drawn against Aresnal (27)
Thanks for that. Much appreciated. No trip to MU whatever number.
[quote][p][bold]onion8837[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: I don't think MC are as good as last year. League cup games etc meaning no peace for the wicked. Shame the 'orns have put another fixture to the list, but that if Watford had won we would not have been given ball 5 in the draw, to go to BR/MC. If it be BR then 3rd time lucky for WFC turning up! To open a new topic, Watford are not getting their fare share of TV money for the FA Cup. Last season we were not given TV billing and often miss out despite who we are playing in the Cup. Yet Forest get TV for playing against West Ham Juniors.[/p][/quote]er, I think we would still be ball 5 as it is determined by the tie number from the previous round...We were tie 5 drawn out so the winner is number 5 in the next round. It's only alphabetical for the top 2 divisions at 3rd round stage. That's why e.g. Coventry were ball 1 drawn against Aresnal (27)[/p][/quote]Thanks for that. Much appreciated. No trip to MU whatever number. gloryhornet4

10:10pm Sun 5 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

berkshire orn wrote:
I was there last year we lost 3.0 looking forward to the return already looking at train fares . Bristol city we will do at the Vic . With Beppe I think we will get a
draw at Man City then back to the Vic and then smash them come on you orrrnnnss yellow army yellow army uuuuuuuoooorrrnnnsss

ssssssssssssssssssss

sss
I admire your bullish view of the next 3 cup games. Fair warn I nearly put £5 on a Watford win y'day and then I thought what if we have another mare at Ashton Gate. Gather Almunia nearly got caught out again with a cross.
[quote][p][bold]berkshire orn[/bold] wrote: I was there last year we lost 3.0 looking forward to the return already looking at train fares . Bristol city we will do at the Vic . With Beppe I think we will get a draw at Man City then back to the Vic and then smash them come on you orrrnnnss yellow army yellow army uuuuuuuoooorrrnnnsss ssssssssssssssssssss sss[/p][/quote]I admire your bullish view of the next 3 cup games. Fair warn I nearly put £5 on a Watford win y'day and then I thought what if we have another mare at Ashton Gate. Gather Almunia nearly got caught out again with a cross. gloryhornet4

12:39am Mon 6 Jan 14

SJM...laugh at luton says...

Love to see Watford get a result against Man City.

But there is more chance of The England Cricket team winning team of the year...

It's the league that counts,not playing extra pointless games.

The F.A cup is a dying completion look at all the empty seats on tv in most stadiums,all this rubbish about the romance of F.A cup,non event...
Love to see Watford get a result against Man City. But there is more chance of The England Cricket team winning team of the year... It's the league that counts,not playing extra pointless games. The F.A cup is a dying completion look at all the empty seats on tv in most stadiums,all this rubbish about the romance of F.A cup,non event... SJM...laugh at luton

9:14am Mon 6 Jan 14

northofwatfordpete says...

exeterhornet wrote:
Was hoping for Sunderland or Carlisle away, failing that a day in Rochdale. Never mind !
mmmmmmmmm.......don'
t think so.
[quote][p][bold]exeterhornet[/bold] wrote: Was hoping for Sunderland or Carlisle away, failing that a day in Rochdale. Never mind ![/p][/quote]mmmmmmmmm.......don' t think so. northofwatfordpete

12:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Abbotshorn says...

onion8837 wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
Watforce wrote:
Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth)
Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs!
I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper.
I left proud and loud.
I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC.
I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust!
My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...
Vydra didn't play it was forest
Vydra did play, just that Zola decided to play him in midfield alongside Eustace who was in treacle
vydra didnt play , Fessi missed the chance
[quote][p][bold]onion8837[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Watforce[/bold] wrote: Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth) Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs! I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper. I left proud and loud. I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC. I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust![/p][/quote]My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...[/p][/quote]Vydra didn't play it was forest[/p][/quote]Vydra did play, just that Zola decided to play him in midfield alongside Eustace who was in treacle[/p][/quote]vydra didnt play , Fessi missed the chance Abbotshorn

12:41pm Mon 6 Jan 14

neilhorn says...

the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis.

Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares
the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis. Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares neilhorn

12:49pm Mon 6 Jan 14

neilhorn says...

Abbotshorn wrote:
onion8837 wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
WessexLad wrote:
Watforce wrote:
Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth)
Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs!
I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper.
I left proud and loud.
I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC.
I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust!
My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...
Vydra didn't play it was forest
Vydra did play, just that Zola decided to play him in midfield alongside Eustace who was in treacle
vydra didnt play , Fessi missed the chance
Vydra played, but in a 5 man midfield with Deeney up front on his own

http://www1.skysport
s.com/football/live/
match/281097/teams
[quote][p][bold]Abbotshorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onion8837[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WessexLad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Watforce[/bold] wrote: Last Year we had just lost Hogg to Injury after a busy but brilliant December, and then had been beaten 4-3 by Charlton (Neuton back in defense). Some of the guys who had to come in for that Man City match hadn't had a match in months (ie Eustace, Nosworth) Manchester City were fantastic, especially Milner who made Pudil look like Briggs! I loved the occasion, the performance was a disappointment, but understandable, at least we didn't go out with a whimper. I left proud and loud. I think Sannino is the man to do a tactical match against MC, and I believe we have a squad to nick something, If we get past BC. I will be booking my rail tickets before the replay, in Pozzo's and that animated bald guy we trust![/p][/quote]My memory from that game was right at the start. When the Man Cily attack broke down, Vydra burst out of defence and looked for all the world as if he was going to bury it past a rather nervous reserve goalkeeper. Instead he squared it to Deeney, who was caught in possession. If the stand-in's first task had been to pick the ball out of the net, it could have been a different story...[/p][/quote]Vydra didn't play it was forest[/p][/quote]Vydra did play, just that Zola decided to play him in midfield alongside Eustace who was in treacle[/p][/quote]vydra didnt play , Fessi missed the chance[/p][/quote]Vydra played, but in a 5 man midfield with Deeney up front on his own http://www1.skysport s.com/football/live/ match/281097/teams neilhorn

1:35pm Mon 6 Jan 14

mellow yellow says...

neilhorn wrote:
the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis.

Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares
If indeed the cup is dead, and attendances would certainly support that view, than the sanctimonious elite at the FA have destroyed their own competition at the expense of the Holy Grail that is their own premier league. How apt.
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis. Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares[/p][/quote]If indeed the cup is dead, and attendances would certainly support that view, than the sanctimonious elite at the FA have destroyed their own competition at the expense of the Holy Grail that is their own premier league. How apt. mellow yellow

2:06pm Mon 6 Jan 14

neilhorn says...

mellow yellow wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis.

Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares
If indeed the cup is dead, and attendances would certainly support that view, than the sanctimonious elite at the FA have destroyed their own competition at the expense of the Holy Grail that is their own premier league. How apt.
well yes, but to be fair the Prem is the richest, most watched league in the world, so its not as if they've made a Horlix of it, its just that what comes with having an all important league is that the Cups suffer. There is no solution to it, its just the way it is
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis. Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares[/p][/quote]If indeed the cup is dead, and attendances would certainly support that view, than the sanctimonious elite at the FA have destroyed their own competition at the expense of the Holy Grail that is their own premier league. How apt.[/p][/quote]well yes, but to be fair the Prem is the richest, most watched league in the world, so its not as if they've made a Horlix of it, its just that what comes with having an all important league is that the Cups suffer. There is no solution to it, its just the way it is neilhorn

2:16pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

neilhorn wrote:
the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis.

Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares
I wouldn't say the cup is dead but it's certainly not what it used to be, and we all know that money / allures of the premier league / champions league is the reason for this. Hell, even the Europa league is distinctly second rate these days;
The romance of the earlier rounds is still well and truly alive though, IMO.
However, certainly the cup has lost some of its magic. The only solution I can think of is to offer a Champions league spot to the FA Cup winner and perhaps, controversial as it would be, make the winners exempt from relegation?????!!!!
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis. Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares[/p][/quote]I wouldn't say the cup is dead but it's certainly not what it used to be, and we all know that money / allures of the premier league / champions league is the reason for this. Hell, even the Europa league is distinctly second rate these days; The romance of the earlier rounds is still well and truly alive though, IMO. However, certainly the cup has lost some of its magic. The only solution I can think of is to offer a Champions league spot to the FA Cup winner and perhaps, controversial as it would be, make the winners exempt from relegation?????!!!! Stoney77

2:39pm Mon 6 Jan 14

bigmeuprudeboy says...

I would have preferred a rubbish tam away from home, like Rochdale.
Dont like home games in the early rounds of the cup, worse atmosphere than usual and not many turn up.
I would have preferred a rubbish tam away from home, like Rochdale. Dont like home games in the early rounds of the cup, worse atmosphere than usual and not many turn up. bigmeuprudeboy

4:07pm Mon 6 Jan 14

CaptainPC says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
I don't think MC are as good as last year. League cup games etc meaning no peace for the wicked. Shame the 'orns have put another fixture to the list, but that if Watford had won we would not have been given ball 5 in the draw, to go to BR/MC.

If it be BR then 3rd time lucky for WFC turning up!

To open a new topic, Watford are not getting their fare share of TV money for the FA Cup. Last season we were not given TV billing and often miss out despite who we are playing in the Cup. Yet Forest get TV for playing against West Ham Juniors.
Every time I think the depths of stupidity have been plumbed up pops a UB fan to prove me wrong.
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: I don't think MC are as good as last year. League cup games etc meaning no peace for the wicked. Shame the 'orns have put another fixture to the list, but that if Watford had won we would not have been given ball 5 in the draw, to go to BR/MC. If it be BR then 3rd time lucky for WFC turning up! To open a new topic, Watford are not getting their fare share of TV money for the FA Cup. Last season we were not given TV billing and often miss out despite who we are playing in the Cup. Yet Forest get TV for playing against West Ham Juniors.[/p][/quote]Every time I think the depths of stupidity have been plumbed up pops a UB fan to prove me wrong. CaptainPC

4:10pm Mon 6 Jan 14

CaptainPC says...

mellow yellow wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis.

Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares
If indeed the cup is dead, and attendances would certainly support that view, than the sanctimonious elite at the FA have destroyed their own competition at the expense of the Holy Grail that is their own premier league. How apt.
Erm..actually it's the fans who have chosen to blank the FA cup....Market forces.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis. Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares[/p][/quote]If indeed the cup is dead, and attendances would certainly support that view, than the sanctimonious elite at the FA have destroyed their own competition at the expense of the Holy Grail that is their own premier league. How apt.[/p][/quote]Erm..actually it's the fans who have chosen to blank the FA cup....Market forces. CaptainPC

7:07pm Mon 6 Jan 14

mellow yellow says...

CaptainPC wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis.

Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares
If indeed the cup is dead, and attendances would certainly support that view, than the sanctimonious elite at the FA have destroyed their own competition at the expense of the Holy Grail that is their own premier league. How apt.
Erm..actually it's the fans who have chosen to blank the FA cup....Market forces.
The fans choose to blank the FA Cup due to second strength teams on show, overall football pricing, and the weight of significance the premier league has over cup competitions. Plus, of course, the number of live TV games... All of which can be linked directly to the FA Breakaway from the rest of the football league, and the influx of (in the main) Sky money.
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis. Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares[/p][/quote]If indeed the cup is dead, and attendances would certainly support that view, than the sanctimonious elite at the FA have destroyed their own competition at the expense of the Holy Grail that is their own premier league. How apt.[/p][/quote]Erm..actually it's the fans who have chosen to blank the FA cup....Market forces.[/p][/quote]The fans choose to blank the FA Cup due to second strength teams on show, overall football pricing, and the weight of significance the premier league has over cup competitions. Plus, of course, the number of live TV games... All of which can be linked directly to the FA Breakaway from the rest of the football league, and the influx of (in the main) Sky money. mellow yellow

7:15pm Mon 6 Jan 14

watfordrick says...

Stoney77 wrote:
Wooter bout that! wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game.
As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.
Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wooter bout that![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game. As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.[/p][/quote]Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it? watfordrick

7:54pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

watfordrick wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Wooter bout that! wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game.
As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.
Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?
Why is it embarrassing?
[quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wooter bout that![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game. As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.[/p][/quote]Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?[/p][/quote]Why is it embarrassing? Stoney77

8:24pm Mon 6 Jan 14

watfordrick says...

Stoney77 wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Wooter bout that! wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game.
As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.
Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?
Why is it embarrassing?
What a load of pubescents pretending they're in the Kop. Some of us want to watch the match!!
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wooter bout that![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game. As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.[/p][/quote]Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?[/p][/quote]Why is it embarrassing?[/p][/quote]What a load of pubescents pretending they're in the Kop. Some of us want to watch the match!! watfordrick

8:34pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

watfordrick wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Wooter bout that! wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game.
As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.
Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?
Why is it embarrassing?
What a load of pubescents pretending they're in the Kop. Some of us want to watch the match!!
Golly. Shame on them for doing their best to create an atmosphere. Perhaps you can clarify exactly what the 1881 says or does which prevents you watching the game? Or are you advocating silence at football games?
[quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wooter bout that![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game. As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.[/p][/quote]Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?[/p][/quote]Why is it embarrassing?[/p][/quote]What a load of pubescents pretending they're in the Kop. Some of us want to watch the match!![/p][/quote]Golly. Shame on them for doing their best to create an atmosphere. Perhaps you can clarify exactly what the 1881 says or does which prevents you watching the game? Or are you advocating silence at football games? Stoney77

8:49pm Mon 6 Jan 14

watfordrick says...

Stoney77 wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Wooter bout that! wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game.
As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.
Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?
Why is it embarrassing?
What a load of pubescents pretending they're in the Kop. Some of us want to watch the match!!
Golly. Shame on them for doing their best to create an atmosphere. Perhaps you can clarify exactly what the 1881 says or does which prevents you watching the game? Or are you advocating silence at football games?
I sat in with them by mistake once and I think they were singing loads of nonsense throughout. Half of them weren't watching the game - standing up looking behind themselves at everyone else. Honestly we could have been losing 4 nil for all they cared. Whats wrong with noise reflecting the pattern of the game. You know like in the old days. I'm all for a few verses of "Come on you Horns" when we get a corner. I just don't like this constant chanting throughout even when we're defending/turning away from the match. It reminds me of watching some of the World Cup games in South Africa with that Vuvuzela. Just pointless noise made by people with little understanding of football!! These kids would have been told to shut up in the good ole days!
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wooter bout that![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game. As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.[/p][/quote]Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?[/p][/quote]Why is it embarrassing?[/p][/quote]What a load of pubescents pretending they're in the Kop. Some of us want to watch the match!![/p][/quote]Golly. Shame on them for doing their best to create an atmosphere. Perhaps you can clarify exactly what the 1881 says or does which prevents you watching the game? Or are you advocating silence at football games?[/p][/quote]I sat in with them by mistake once and I think they were singing loads of nonsense throughout. Half of them weren't watching the game - standing up looking behind themselves at everyone else. Honestly we could have been losing 4 nil for all they cared. Whats wrong with noise reflecting the pattern of the game. You know like in the old days. I'm all for a few verses of "Come on you Horns" when we get a corner. I just don't like this constant chanting throughout even when we're defending/turning away from the match. It reminds me of watching some of the World Cup games in South Africa with that Vuvuzela. Just pointless noise made by people with little understanding of football!! These kids would have been told to shut up in the good ole days! watfordrick

8:54pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

watfordrick wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
watfordrick wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Wooter bout that! wrote:
Stoney77 wrote:
Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game....

On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH
Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.
Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game.
As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.
Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?
Why is it embarrassing?
What a load of pubescents pretending they're in the Kop. Some of us want to watch the match!!
Golly. Shame on them for doing their best to create an atmosphere. Perhaps you can clarify exactly what the 1881 says or does which prevents you watching the game? Or are you advocating silence at football games?
I sat in with them by mistake once and I think they were singing loads of nonsense throughout. Half of them weren't watching the game - standing up looking behind themselves at everyone else. Honestly we could have been losing 4 nil for all they cared. Whats wrong with noise reflecting the pattern of the game. You know like in the old days. I'm all for a few verses of "Come on you Horns" when we get a corner. I just don't like this constant chanting throughout even when we're defending/turning away from the match. It reminds me of watching some of the World Cup games in South Africa with that Vuvuzela. Just pointless noise made by people with little understanding of football!! These kids would have been told to shut up in the good ole days!
Fair enough! I'm all for as much noise as possible myself!
[quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wooter bout that![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: Should be a money spinner if we get past BC, and City beat Blackburn. However I would have rathered a home draw against a team outside the prem top 5. City are just too strong and will have to have a complete nightmare for us to get anything from the game.... On a more positive note, nice to see the replay ticket cost is £15 per adult and £5 for kids. Looking forward to it. Hopefully see Merkels full debut. COYH[/p][/quote]Sorry, but £15 is a rip-off and will lead to a low attendance. Should have been £10 adults. Opportunity missed.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not a rip off in my opinion. Not far off half price compared to a standard league game. As a one off trial, I would like to see the 1881 singers allocated a more central block behind the goal in the Rookery.[/p][/quote]Oh come on its embarrassing enough isn't it?[/p][/quote]Why is it embarrassing?[/p][/quote]What a load of pubescents pretending they're in the Kop. Some of us want to watch the match!![/p][/quote]Golly. Shame on them for doing their best to create an atmosphere. Perhaps you can clarify exactly what the 1881 says or does which prevents you watching the game? Or are you advocating silence at football games?[/p][/quote]I sat in with them by mistake once and I think they were singing loads of nonsense throughout. Half of them weren't watching the game - standing up looking behind themselves at everyone else. Honestly we could have been losing 4 nil for all they cared. Whats wrong with noise reflecting the pattern of the game. You know like in the old days. I'm all for a few verses of "Come on you Horns" when we get a corner. I just don't like this constant chanting throughout even when we're defending/turning away from the match. It reminds me of watching some of the World Cup games in South Africa with that Vuvuzela. Just pointless noise made by people with little understanding of football!! These kids would have been told to shut up in the good ole days![/p][/quote]Fair enough! I'm all for as much noise as possible myself! Stoney77

4:10pm Tue 7 Jan 14

CaptainPC says...

mellow yellow wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
neilhorn wrote:
the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis.

Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares
If indeed the cup is dead, and attendances would certainly support that view, than the sanctimonious elite at the FA have destroyed their own competition at the expense of the Holy Grail that is their own premier league. How apt.
Erm..actually it's the fans who have chosen to blank the FA cup....Market forces.
The fans choose to blank the FA Cup due to second strength teams on show, overall football pricing, and the weight of significance the premier league has over cup competitions. Plus, of course, the number of live TV games... All of which can be linked directly to the FA Breakaway from the rest of the football league, and the influx of (in the main) Sky money.
If fans were bothered about the FA Cup then they would go. They're not, so they don't.

It's easy to blame Sky and the big money teams but you can't complain that much if you are a consumer and you've changed your habits because of them.


Basically football has gone from the fans because they were seduced by Monday night TV.....It's finished and you mugs donating your money to prop up Murdoch are sad and delu
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: the cup is dead as a dodo and I can't really see what can be done about it. Last season Blackburn won away at Arsenal and got Millwall back to their place for a quarter final replay. 20 years ago that would have been their match of the season, a guaranteed sell out with the chance to make it through to the semis. Attendance at Ewood Park that night :7000. Half their lowest league crowd. Says it all, no-one cares[/p][/quote]If indeed the cup is dead, and attendances would certainly support that view, than the sanctimonious elite at the FA have destroyed their own competition at the expense of the Holy Grail that is their own premier league. How apt.[/p][/quote]Erm..actually it's the fans who have chosen to blank the FA cup....Market forces.[/p][/quote]The fans choose to blank the FA Cup due to second strength teams on show, overall football pricing, and the weight of significance the premier league has over cup competitions. Plus, of course, the number of live TV games... All of which can be linked directly to the FA Breakaway from the rest of the football league, and the influx of (in the main) Sky money.[/p][/quote]If fans were bothered about the FA Cup then they would go. They're not, so they don't. It's easy to blame Sky and the big money teams but you can't complain that much if you are a consumer and you've changed your habits because of them. Basically football has gone from the fans because they were seduced by Monday night TV.....It's finished and you mugs donating your money to prop up Murdoch are sad and delu CaptainPC

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