FA Cup draw

The draw for the third round (AKA the first round about which anyone cares) of the FA Cup was today. Last year, as everyone will probably remember, Liverpool were drawn away to Manchester United and lost due a dodgy penalty. Our draw is a lot more favourable this year, as we’ll host the winner of the Oldham Athletic v Southend United replay. United, meanwhile, will travel to Eastlands in the first round, so there’s a good chance they’ll go out in the first round this year. The matches will take place during the first (full) weekend in January. I would imagine it will be on the seventh, as the first leg of our League Cup semi-final is on the eleventh.

Given our form in the League Cup this year I am cautiously optimistic. We already have one more home tie than we have had in the League Cup and I think an average draw will see us go deep in the competition.

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