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I love the Premiership sides in the FA Cup. When they know their sides playing a bunch of reserves you see a clip and there's 3 people in view behind the goal eating pasties.

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Full draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup

Arsenal v Stoke City/Newcastle

Coventry v Walsall/Millwall

Oldham v Huddersfield Town

Swindon/Barnet v Fulham/Bristol Rovers

Wigan v Chelsea

Luton/Liverpool v Swansea/Havant & Waterlooville

Southend v Barnsley

Southampton v Norwich/Bury

Man Utd v Tottenham/Reading

Portsmouth v Plymouth

Derby/Sheff Wed v Preston

Watford v Wolves

Peterborough v Charlton/West Brom

Sheff Utd v West Ham/Man City

Mansfield v Middlesbrough

Tranmere/Hereford v Cardiff Ties to be played on 26 & 27 January

Happy with Spurs or Reading in Round 4. Though to be honest, I'm just happy we're at home, whoever we were drawn against. If Spurs win at the Madjeski, Utd-Spurs will probably be the tie of the round...and most likely televised.

...Closely followed by Arsenal-Newcastle if they manage to do the job at St James' against Stoke in the replay.

I also noticed that Bristol Rovers haven't got a bad tie in Round 4 if they manage to beat Fulham at home...Swindon or Barnet away isn't exactly the huge money-spinner, but victory won't be beyond them there, and there's a better possibility of that "big tie" in the following round.

Good draw overall, and it seemed like each ball was drawn and called properly this time. :shifty:

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United always seem to get a fairly tough run against premierhip competition. Glad to see Chelsea didn't get a League Two team as they usually do.

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Surely that's what Fulham thought about the Bristol Rovers game?

Home to Stoke or Newcastle will do, always nice to be at home and I suspect the next round will see the continued mix of first and second team players. The reserves did the job at home to Newcastle in the Carling Cup, so there's cause to be confident whatever the outcome of their tie with Stoke.

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Surely that's what Fulham thought about the Bristol Rovers game?

Actually, I think the club thought it was a definite chance of a cup upset, which is what was suggested before the game by Hodgson. Swindon or Barnet at home would be the same, with our crappy away record.

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Before Roy Hodgson I would've tipped you to go out, however if he can do a bit of work with the team and bring some decent people in I think you'll be ok.

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Ugh, come on Fullham. Rovers getting that far in the cup would actually be unbearable.

Liverpool are gonna have an easy route once we scrape past Luton at home, though. We'll probably win it or something, just so Rafa manages to "hang on" to his job for another season.

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Well, we lost to Swindon earlier in the season (thanks to, in part, Rob Styles and his 4 red cards), so it's by no means a guaranteed easy tie. If we got Barnet, then maybe so. I'd like to get one on Swindon, but a tie at Barnet would help our league status a bit more I feel - it's a little bit easier (no disrespect to Barnet) to take on a team from the league below now. But then, you never know with the FA Cup.

Whatever the case maybe, the focus is on Fulham at the Mem. As long as we compete, then it's all good as far as I'm concerned. I wouldn't begrudge Fulham anything. You have an awesome Clinton Dempsey - anytime the ball went out or a free kick was given, the lovely man went and retrieved it for us. Lovely fella :)

Shame really. Fulham did actually play well. The victory just never came for them, thanks to our stubbornness.

Looking forward to the match - I found a job, so I will be going. YAY!!! :D

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If Swansea overcome Havant and Waterlooville and Liverpool beat Luton then it's about time Swansea had a tough match. I don't think they've played league opposition yet. Part of me wants Luton to beat Liverpool for the laughs. Part of me wants Liverpool to win and then shit on Swansea.

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Argyle vs. Pompey will be excellent too. Argyle seem to keep drawing teams with great goalkeepers in average squads. Last year they had Watford with Ben Foster, now they have Pompey and David James.

Now, don't get me wrong, Pompey are way better than Watford, but Paul Sturrock is back, so anything is possible.

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Pompey are far from an average team with a great goalkeeper if you ask me.

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Well 3 bids have come forward with the money, so Anfield here we come. One consortium is led by Watford Legend Graham Taylor and SKY TV presented Matt Lorenzo, one by TV presenter Nick Owen and a third by a hated Ex-Director. The Nick Owen led one is a Fans group with some wealthy people in and thats the choice of many. So heres hoping the future is bright.

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The FA Cup third-round replay between Manchester City and West Ham United will be screened live on BBC One on Wednesday 16 January.

The BBC's fourth-round coverage starts with Mansfield v Middlesbrough (1230 GMT) on Saturday 26 January.

The all-Premier League game between Wigan and Chelsea follows at 1715 GMT.

BBC One's third live game of the weekend is between Manchester United and either Reading or Tottenham on Sunday 27 January (1400 GMT). Sky Sports will televise the third-round replay between Liverpool and Luton Town at 2000 GMT on Tuesday 15 January, followed by West Ham or Manchester City's trip to Sheffield United on 27 January (1600 GMT).

Some good games on TV there. United on the Sunday...hopefully, Motty will be at the Wigan-Chelsea game the day before, and we'll have JP or something for our game.

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Great.

" Bristol Rovers' third-round replay against Premier League Fulham is postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. "

That's the third FA Cup Replay off already. I hope they don't say the Anfield pitch is waterlogged...it should be a tight game for the first ninety seconds or so.

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Meh, even if we beat Reading, Utd will beat us.

Just another extra game tbh.

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1-0 Bury, fuck yeah!

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2-0! Dreamland stuff!

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Watch out Liverpool! :shifty:

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