Friday, March 24, 2006

Cup draw favours us again

If a place in the Semi Final’s of the most famous cup competition in the world isn’t motivation enough for the side, the fact that we have now been paired with London rivals West Ham will surely further reinforce our desire to beat Boro in the replay.

Of the teams left in the hat, we have once again been given possibly the easiest route to progress.

There is no doubt that the draw has been kinder to us than it had been to any side left in the competition. Sheff Wed, Orient, Brentford, Boro and West Ham is possibly the easiest route to a final that any team could dream of in FA Cup terms, but before we get too carried away with the possibility of a major final, there is still the small matter of Middlesbrough to deal with. We HAVE to win this replay now. A Semi Final against The Hammers (probably at either White Hart Lane, Villa Park, or Stamford Bridge), would be a wonderful occasion for all of us. If you weren’t planning on going to the replay at Boro, do whatever you can to convince whoever needs convincing that a trip up there is crucial. You still have three weeks to negotiate time off with your employer, and we need as much support as possible up there if we are going to make the dream come true.

The club have announced free coach travel for all fans travelling up to The Riverside. Match tickets remain at £20 adults, and £10 concessions.
Tickets are going straight onto general sale, and we have an allocation of 1500.

The Semi Final draw in full:

Chelsea Vs Liverpool
Charlton or Middlesbrough Vs West Ham United

Ties to be played 22nd/23rd April


Blogger Pedro45 said...

I thnk Millwall a couple of years ago had a slightly easier route than Charlton may have this season! They didn't face a Premiership side till they got stuffed by Man Yoo in the final; if we make it, we will at last have played two Premiership teams!

Also, the semi-venue is unlikely to be London, as it will be chosen prior to the replay. My money is on Villa Park...

6:02 pm  
Anonymous Uncle Dave said...

I remember telling my young nephew about 10 years ago of my dream about him driving me to Villa Park for a cup semi final. Will these be prophetic words?


7:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes P45 and Uncle D. Villa Park it is!

8:00 pm  

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