THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

The FA Cup with fizzy yankee lager

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12 Dec 2012 17:31 #740742 by Gangster Octopus

Notts County said all day yesterday that there was no need for a pitch inspection. Right up until the moment when the game was called off an hour before kick-off...

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12 Dec 2012 20:42 #740790 by imp

Mansfield-Lincoln 1-1 at half-time: that was an abominable 45 minutes. I won't even say 'an abominable 45 minutes of football', it was just an abominable 45 minutes. Though Lincoln somehow scored with their first hint of a shot after 41, and then almost scored again a minute later. It's fair to say both sides have a fairly unsecret tactic - take a long throw-in deep into the opponent's box and hope for the best. Again and again and again.

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12 Dec 2012 20:56 #740792 by Bizarre Löw Triangle

I feel slightly sick that one of those teams gets to host Liverpool.

Hopefully it's Lincoln as they're less obnoxious off the pitch. Though the thought of a pissed Carolyn Still kicking off on ITV does appeal.

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12 Dec 2012 21:50 #740799 by imp

Bollocks to football. Stupid fucking game.

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13 Dec 2012 00:01 #740826 by axel

GO, I already had a ticket, I was after another for a friend. Unfortunately I didn't find one for her, but still had an amazing night.
It was a bit surreal to begin with. Sitting in a different seat, at a full ground. Not looking phased by Arsenal. Thought I had wandered into the wrong club. Soon got into it.
When our poorest player so far this season scored, it felt like it was probably going to be our night. Although when they scored (one of the few times they exploited Dukes slight dodginess at corners/free kicks) with 3 minutes left, I got worried.
All round, an unforgettable night..not least because I seem to have picked up a dose of food poisoning too.

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13 Dec 2012 09:34 #740859 by RobW

Fucking shite, football. Shouldn't have been a bloody replay if we learnt how to defend properly, and as for last night, if you don't take chances when you're on top as we were after 60 minutes, you're gonna get punished. Not sure why Farman was left so exposed at the back there. So fucking annoying.
City have made a complaint following the pitch invasion after the final whistle, possible that Holdsworth got a load of abuse.

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13 Dec 2012 10:21 #740870 by Gangster Octopus

You useless imps, we now have to watch the Scabs on telly...

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13 Dec 2012 10:32 #740872 by Duncan Gardner

Quick question for GO- did they scab in 1926, 1984, both, or other? Ta.

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13 Dec 2012 10:34 #740874 by Gangster Octopus

We used to sing it before '72, so '26 it is. A pointless bit of long-standing grudgery; you'd understand it totally...

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13 Dec 2012 10:37 #740877 by Duncan Gardner

Heh. I see from the census that there's a significant population of miners in Kensington, London. I suppose they're mainly directors of Lonrho, Rio Tinto and the like.

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13 Dec 2012 11:23 - 13 Dec 2012 11:32 #740894 by Bizarre Löw Triangle

RobW wrote:

City have made a complaint following the pitch invasion after the final whistle, possible that Holdsworth got a load of abuse.

Oh for fuck's sake. Can't everyone just get on with it? I guess complaining about a pitch invasion is slightly less pathetic than reporting Elding for whatever it was he was meant to have done after being racially abused by Lincoln fans last year.

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13 Dec 2012 15:06 #740955 by Janik

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Did the FA not set a precedent when they expelled Bury from the cup for the self-same reason in 2006?


In much the same way, the FA had clear precendents that if a player wasn't properly registered, his club lost all points gained from games he played in. Even if the club was clearly not at fault (see the Altrincham issue , for example). That was up until Wimbledon's mostly successful appeal against their swingeging point deduction for Jermaine Darlington playing without the required international clearance . Which was very helpful for the FA in dealing with West Ham/Tevez a few months later.

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13 Dec 2012 22:59 #741112 by Sundeporino

Hastings go through 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Ive not been to Pilot Field for a couple of years now but Im "over the moon" for The Arrows. If my mate still lived down there I may have even gone down for it. Therell be a cracking atmosphere in the "old town" tonight.

Carey scored the normal time penalty and he was easily their best player on the half dozen times I saw them play. A Peter Whittingham type player.

Their other outstanding player was the smaller of the two black brothers/cousins who appeared occasionally back then. Possibly the Okijie who scored the final penalty according to the BBCs website. IE the slow Ian Wrightish one who played up front not the midfield enforcer type who was built like Frank Bruno...and played like him.

A record crowd apparently and I hope their game with the Boro is televised.

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14 Dec 2012 10:37 #741195 by Fussbudget

Ah crap I was hoping Harrogate (DING!) would make it, at least they would have taken a few fans and we would have avoided all this "fairytale of the cup" nonsense.

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14 Dec 2012 11:17 #741205 by mirko bolesan

Middlesbrough will be glad that it's not at Hastings, it's a long old way (as Harold Godwinson found out to his cost).

If there was any romance left in the cup Hastings would be travelling to Stamford Bridge in Round 3 rather than the Riverside.

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14 Dec 2012 11:17 #741206 by Ray de Galles

Fussbudget wrote:

Ah crap I was hoping Harrogate (DING!) would make it, at least they would have taken a few fans and we would have avoided all this "fairytale of the cup" nonsense.

Hastings have a banner saying '1066 Away Boys' so you should expect over a thousand travelling supporters.

Having seen them "pull off a Cup upset" at Staines in the 2nd Qualifying Round I really should have adopted them for in that other thread.

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15 Dec 2012 12:27 #741647 by TonTon

Janik wrote:

Giggler wrote:
Did the FA not set a precedent when they expelled Bury from the cup for the self-same reason in 2006?


In much the same way, the FA had clear precendents that if a player wasn't properly registered, his club lost all points gained from games he played in. Even if the club was clearly not at fault (see the Altrincham issue , for example). That was up until Wimbledon's mostly successful appeal against their swingeging point deduction for Jermaine Darlington playing without the required international clearance . Which was very helpful for the FA in dealing with West Ham/Tevez a few months later.

We didn't get back in the Trophy, mind.

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18 Dec 2012 22:32 #742686 by axel

After all that malarky we lost the replay. Valient effort from a second string team but couldn't hold out a decent Brentford team.
On a plus point nice to see Reid back and on the scoresheet. Should give the team a big boost.
One final point (maybe), the BBC has one of Brentfords team (Trotta) as ineligible to play, and the Fulham loanee scored twice tonight. I do hope thats a BBC error, or we could have major issues!

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18 Dec 2012 23:23 #742694 by cantagalo

Was getting a bit worried there in extra time. It seemed like a good effort by Bradford after making nine changes to Saturday's team.

It's OK about Trotta. We'll just say it was an honest mistake and they'll re-instate us. <winky thing>

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19 Dec 2012 10:07 #742766 by Gangster Octopus

Two victories over teams from a higher division in the same season. It's a Millers' first...

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