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Post by comrade powell on Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:48 pm

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Post by stillmanjunior on Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:49 pm

I haven't really enjoyed their coverage of it in the past few years. I find it a bit patronising. I'll just keep an eye on the FA site I think.

Wrote down draws I'd be happy with and it's ludicrously low. Seven happy, 19 not, nine meh. I've listed some as 'very unhappy' (likes of Dover, Havant, Ebbsfleet, Boreham Wood etc).
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Post by yuffie on Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:44 pm

Can't understand why anyone would ever normally listen to Talksport but I will tune in log on as it is quite exciting waiting for us to get drawn out.

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Post by comrade powell on Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:52 pm

I agree it's usually awful, especially as they tend to draw the northern half first and then really rub our noses into it by going to 30 minutes of adverts. So tune in log on at around 5!
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Post by comrade powell on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:02 pm

These adverts!

Numbers on the balls...

1 Aldershot Town              
2 Boreham Wood              
3 Bromley                      
4 Dagenham & Redbridge      
5 Dover Athletic              
6 Eastleigh                  
7 Ebbsfleet United      
8 Leyton Orient              
9 Maidenhead United            
10 Maidstone United            
11 Sutton United              
12 Torquay United              
13 Woking                      
14 Paulton Rovers
15 Enfield Town
16 Havant & Waterlooville
17 Hereford
18 Slough Town
19 Brackley Town
20 Concord Rangers
21 East Thurrock United or Harlow Town
22 Chelmsford City
23 Hampton & Richmond Borough
24 Oxford City
25 Margate
26 St Albans City
27 Heybridge Swifts
28 Truro City
29 Bognor Regis Town
30 Bath City
31 Dartford
32 Haringey Borough
33 Folkestone Invicta
34 Hungerford Town or Billericay Town
35 Burgess Hill Town
36 Leatherhead
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Post by stillmanjunior on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:16 pm

Caved in and tuned in three minutes ago thinking they'd be halfway through the northern draw at least. They were still jabbering on and now it's endless ads.

Just bring back Graham Kelly, don't faff around and put us out of our misery. This is painful.
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Post by comrade powell on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:26 pm

Chelmsford at home!

(Paulton home to Sutton)
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Post by Ashley on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:26 pm

Chelmsford it is then. At least it's at home.
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Post by stillmanjunior on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:29 pm

At least Stubbs rattled through that bit quickly (probably to prevent his voice going). Colin Murray used to waffle on for ages.

It's ok, at least it's home where we have a decent record against them, bar the other week. They're not firing on all cylinders at the moment.

And I haven't got to do much for programme pen-pics/history. Which is nice.
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Post by Luton Roman on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:30 pm

Followed Torquay out of the hat !

Far worse ties we could have had.

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Post by Ashley on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:35 pm

Two huge cup games in 4 days....
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Post by comrade powell on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:37 pm

Chelmsford have had a pretty ordinary September with their only wins coming in home cup matches against Ramsgate and Weymouth. They saw the worst of us back in August so I fancy our chances. Will be a real pain if it's a draw as they're one of those clubs whose bright idea is to play on Mondays.
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Post by stillmanjunior on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:41 pm

Surely FA Cup rules will change that? I ask in desperation as it'll be unlikely I can make a Monday game.

Ash is right. I look forward to the hoards of Chelmsford scouts popping up at Cheddar. Throw the first team in and pick up that £5 cheque, stuff the few thousand we could make on the Saturday.
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Post by Ashley on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:46 pm

I've heard they're very fond of cave matured cheeses in Chelmsford so there's extra incentive for them to scout that game.
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Post by comrade powell on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:54 pm

Our luck with home draws seems to be changing. I was about to ask Junior when was the last time we had 3 consecutive home draws in the cup, but thought it would be quicker to find out myself... Wink

07/08 Torquay
08/09 Clevedon, Aylesbury.

The last time it happened in the same season was 96/97... Newport, Cirencester, Cheltenham (hopefully not an omen, as that led to the disastrous replay at Whaddon Road)

And since someone is bound to ask, we've had 4 consecutive home draws in the same season 3 times in our history... 13/14, 22/23, 85/86
On the last occasion we hosted Taunton, Clevedon, Exmouth and Croydon (eventually getting knocked out in that forgettable day at Peterborough)
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Post by BenE on Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:56 pm

As Comrade says they saw the worst of us. Hopefully we can give them a proper game this time.
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Post by stillmanjunior on Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:03 pm

It's also our first FA Cup meeting with Chelmsford since 14th November 1987. One week after my 2nd birthday.

We won 2-1 at New Writtle Street in a 1st round tie, goals from Dave Payne and Martyn Grimshaw.

Eventually exited to Mansfield in round three and were relegated a few months later.
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Post by comrade powell on Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:15 pm

I'm the stats man around here, Junior... Evil or Very Mad

This will be the 8th cup tie we've had with an Essex club, winning 4 (including one of our league scalps)

But the last 3 were against Dagenham, East Thurrock and Harlow...Embarassed
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Post by yuffie on Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:22 pm

My fifth ever away game.

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Post by kermit on Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:44 pm

yuffie wrote:My fifth ever away game.
Surely you've been to more than 4 away games in your long history!
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