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huge FA Cup upset is on the cards

Post by daib0 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:02 am

Suffolk Gazette

http://www.suffolkgazette.com/sport/fa-cup-upset


Third-round draw brings chance of huge FA Cup upset

By Our Football Staff

A huge FA Cup upset is on the cards after the draw for the third round matched Ipswich Town with non-league Lincoln City.

Experts say that with a bit of luck, or a fluke “worldly” goal, Ipswich could sneak a shock win against the part-timers and progress to the fourth round for the first time since 2010.

Ipswich’s cup record matches this year’s league form under manager Mick McCarthy – woeful. He insists on ridiculing cup competitions and taking loyal fans for granted by fielding inexperienced sides because he would rather concentrate on the league… which has not gone well.

In recent seasons, Town’s FA Cup record has seen them fall at the first hurdle to Portsmouth, Southampton, Preston, Hull, Aston Villa and Chelsea. The League Cup record is worse, with embarrassing defeats to Crawley, Stevenage, Carlisle and Northampton.

The stage is set, therefore, for a sure-fire win for Lincoln when the match is played at Portman Road in early January. A look at Lincoln’s recent form, in all competitions, is slightly different to Ipswich’s stuttering season. The Lincoln results are:

W W D D W D W W W D W W W W W

Meanwhile, Ipswich have failed to strong two wins together all season, are languishing in 15th position in the Championship with relegation a real danger, and in McCarthy have a manager who, when asked how could things improve, said: “By keeping playing the way we are.”

An Ipswich fan said: “It’s all very predictable – we will get dumped out of the cup by non-league opposition so we can concentrate on relegation.”

But there is always the chance of a cup upset, with Ipswich sneaking a win by catching Lincoln on an off day. Bookies have made Lincoln, a team made up of postmen, a fishmonger and a shoe salesman, red-hot favourites for the tie.

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Post by WacoRover » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:38 pm

Lincoln & Sutton make it to round of 16. Wow. First time ever two non-league teams have non it.

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Post by Rover the Top » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:34 am

WacoRover wrote:Lincoln & Sutton make it to round of 16. Wow. First time ever two non-league teams have non it.
Clearly untrue since the FA Cup pre-dates league football. You've got to go back over 100 years to find the last occurrence though. (1914-15, Southampton, QPR and Norwich City - all league teams now, of course.)

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Post by WacoRover » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:11 pm

I was just going by what the bbc said. They said going back to 1888.

It will be interesting. Even if Leicester beats Derby in the replay, only half the teams will be PL clubs. I am hoping Arsenal draws MU, & ManCity draws Chelsea :D

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Post by WacoRover » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:29 pm

Blackburn/ManUre

It figures, all the big clubs get easy draws- Sutton/Arsenal, Wolves/Chelsea, H'fld/ManC, etc

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Re: huge FA Cup upset is on the cards

Post by Gibbon » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:45 pm

Except for Man U! :hyper:

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Re: huge FA Cup upset is on the cards

Post by WacoRover » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:44 pm

Gibbon wrote:Except for Man U! :hyper:
Lets hope so!

Right after relegation, didn't Rovers bounce Arsenal from FA Cup at Emirates?! Maybe its time to pull another unlikely upset!

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