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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Ed » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:09 pm

The BBC introduced us to most sports long before upstart channels. All free including Ali boxing (how much would that cost nowadays?), test cricket, motor racing, tennis, rugby etc.
I propose the 23 million licence payers pay BBC an extra £20 a year each (=460 million) to help them outbid Sky and return low cost sports viewing to us all. And if they are considering Chorley live matches then that's worth another £10 pa.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Paul Brennan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:28 pm

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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby andrewa » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:49 pm

Whilst this is a great thing for the club, also with a bit of added income, the team will have to be at their best. It's now an even bigger occasion for both teams which will no doubt bring out the best in Ashton and hopefully us. Passion, professionalism, cool heads and wise management needed, these games can easily go awry!
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Ed » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:19 pm

Found this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41361797
I don't know if it will change before Saturday. Earlier rounds had a direct link.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Ian Livesey » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:18 pm

Ed wrote:Found this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41361797
I don't know if it will change before Saturday. Earlier rounds had a direct link.


Wow, you only just found that out?
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Ed » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:38 pm

Ian Livesey wrote:
Ed wrote:Found this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41361797
I don't know if it will change before Saturday. Earlier rounds had a direct link.


Wow, you only just found that out?


Also on red button BBC 1.
Now trying to find a way to turn down bbc commentary and sync in Chorley fm commentary, Ian.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby magpie1875 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:31 pm

Ed wrote:
Ian Livesey wrote:
Ed wrote:Found this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41361797
I don't know if it will change before Saturday. Earlier rounds had a direct link.


Wow, you only just found that out?


Also on red button BBC 1.
Now trying to find a way to turn down bbc commentary and sync in Chorley fm commentary, Ian.



Why??? Listen to the pro's for a change :lol:
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby andrewa » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:39 am

Did anyone go to Ashton last night to size up the opposition? I would have expected someone from management to be there, but did any fans see them draw 3-3. They seem to have a lively attack that scores quite freely.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Paul Brennan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:44 am

andrewa wrote:Did anyone go to Ashton last night to size up the opposition? I would have expected someone from management to be there, but did any fans see them draw 3-3. They seem to have a lively attack that scores quite freely.


Fair point Andrew but apparently they were 2-0 and 3-2 up and only drew -so they can also let them in. Barnton are second bottom and have not won in 10 matches so far this season.
Only 49 in attendance -hope that included a CFC observer. Despite all the points above we need to be fully focused.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Ed » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:11 pm

Ian 'Wow, you only just found that out?[/quote]

Also on red button BBC 1.
Now trying to find a way to turn down bbc commentary and sync in Chorley fm commentary, Ian.[/quote]


Why??? Listen to the pro's for a change :lol:[/quote]

BBC will be replacing John Motson soon.
Ian will be wearing his sheepskin for this one in case BBC listening.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Zidane » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:41 pm

Has anybody actually been there?
Was just looking at car Parking, (Google Earth), it looks as though the place is in the middle of nowhere !
Single track road & very small car park.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby man in the stand » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:20 pm

I went there a couple of seasons ago when we played them in a mid-season friendly. I was quite amused with the description of a car park for 150 cars and plenty of street parking. I had to check whether this was actually the same ground I had been to. Google earth does not lie. The car park is probably just larger than the Duke Street car park and the road to the ground is down a single track country lane, with the nearest (limited) street parking probably about a quarter of a mile walk from the ground.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby mark » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:34 pm

Who would you like in the next round? I wouldn't mind whoever wins Stockport vs FCUM at home
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby mike1 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:58 pm

mark wrote:Who would you like in the next round? I wouldn't mind whoever wins Stockport vs FCUM at home


Absolutely anyone - at home! Job done this afternoon but not without a struggle. Ashton played surprisingly good football for a team at their level and were a credit to their friendly club. We had a few scares in the first half and Matt Urwin produced one very good save. With the slight slope and the elements in our favour in the second half, we bossed more of the proceedings. Nick Haughton crowned a fine afternoon's work with a glorious strike for the late winner - what a capture he is proving to be! Defensively we were solid as usual and in the end the result was just about right in my view. Ashton were not to be underestimated and thankfully we didn't just turn up expecting to win. It was a good honest shift by all twenty-odd players on a tricky pitch made greasy by the rain. Well done to all concerned for a very sporting contest!
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby andrewa » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:05 pm

A very good hard fought win, it was obvious that Ashton would raise their game and they did just that. Is it me but was the grass very long on the pitch? The ball was hardly rolling at all.
How nice it was to watch a live game ( even though it was on i player) :D
A home draw needed in the next round - keep that prize money coming in lads!
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby blackcountrymagpie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:54 pm

£ylde at home may be interesting
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby andrewa » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:04 pm

They wouldn't boost the crowd much though, Stockport or FCUM at home would be a brilliant pay day for the club, especially if coupled with a win. At this stage of the competition there is the potential for serious money to be earned.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Tempie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:25 pm

Yes Andrew the grass was very long! Biggest day in their history and they didn't cut the grass. If it was tactical then fair enough but I doubt it.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Ed » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:32 pm

1874 Northwich are through. They'd do. Also Hyde.
I want an easy 4th qualifier then a league 2 club that doesn't score many.
Then another league 2. Then Bolton. Then Liverpool in 4th.

I don't think we can expect to emulate Lincoln City v Arsenal, but ...
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby andrewa » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:38 pm

An obvious tactic Tempie, they knew we had pace and movement (who would have thought 2 months ago!) so they sought to negate this and fair play to them, maximise home advantage. Have to say it worked to a point, fortunately we stuck at it and realised a chance would come and if converted that would be that.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby chorleyboy » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:37 pm

Great winner by a quality player....
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Ian Livesey » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:22 am

Potential Northern half of the draw - It's on Talksport as per at 1pm on Monday:

AFC Fylde
FC Halifax
Hartlepool
Gateshead
Barrow
Guiseley
Macclesfield
Tranmere
Chester
Wrexham
Solihull
1874 Northwich/Ossett Town
Boston Utd
Shildon
Kettering
Hyde Utd
Buxton
Harrogate Town/Bradford (Park Avenue)
Leamington/Gainsborough Trinity
Nantwich Town
Kidderminster Harriers
Scarborough Athletic/Stratford
Shaw Lane AFC
South Shields
Stafford Rangers/Telford United
Stockport County/FC United of Manchester
Stourbridge
oh and Chorley :)
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Ian Livesey » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:23 am

I would also like a home draw the next round. If it had to be away, I would gladly take Buxton.
Ones to avoid, anyone in National league and North East teams, or Shaw Lane
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby magpie1875 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:53 am

If we get through to the first round proper we news to avoid Fleetwood; Urwin and Haughton wouldn't be able to play against their parent club.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Tempie » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:56 am

Why did we name 7 subs with 4 unfit subs among them? Surely darr, evens and Pratt should have been named?!
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby andrewa » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:19 am

The "give youth a chance" topic re emerges! I agree Tempie, aparently Jordan Darr had a cracking game the other day, along with the rest of the U21s and MJ was watching ( which is a positive sign) . Sometime soon though the management will have to solve this " men and boys" problem and make a bridge between the two levels. Young players that go out on loan as part of this boys to men thing, seem to dissapear ( and quite often don't get much game time anyway) so perhaps its time to go a step beyond this and take some bold decisions.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Tempie » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:12 pm

Not trying to start the youth debate again! Just can't see the point in naming subs that are limping and didn't even get changed whilst darr kicks a ball about at half time but isn't named on the bench. That just makes no sense to me
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby mark » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:58 pm

I have to agree, what is the point in naming players who can't play?

The only possible reason I can think of is we'd have to pay the under 21s if named, but the injured first team players are on contract so get paid anyway.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby Tempie » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:14 pm

That's probably it mark. Makes sense! Crazy but it makes sense.
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Re: FA Cup draw

Postby ste faz » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:16 pm

One club to avoid would be South Shields who are on another giant killing run having despatched both Darlington and York so far.
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