FA Cup 3rd Round - Who do we want?

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  1. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    He's still an effin' fickie, despite what he says.
     
  2. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Replay would be our cup final.
     
  3. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    There seems to be a lot of pessimism surrounding this match.
    However I am much more confident, I feel if we play really well, like we have been recently, we could come away with a draw.
     
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  4. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes but his given name is actually Richard.
     
  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    We are obviously going to field a reserve team, lose 2-1, and be on the FA cup highlights reel for the next 15 years.
     
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  6. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I recall the Great Man once used 'codging thickie'.
     
  7. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    By the time we play Woking we could have more than 30 points. I would like to see us play a strong team and take no risks. I think we have a brilliant opportunity to go far in the FA cup this year and we have shown that we can compete with any of the bigger boys in the league and lets be honest with the greatest respect to Woking who have done so well to get this far the draw has been very kind for us.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2018
  8. vic-rijrode

    vic-rijrode First Year Pro

    So long as they stop showing that bloody Ronnie Radford goal, I wouldn't mind.....
     
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  9. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I completely agree with you and expect us to beat Woking, however with one league place worth something like 1 million pounds, the powers that be may well think that a higher league place is worth more than a cup run!

    Its more or less the F.A. Cup is for the glory and the Fans, league places are for the coffers and accountants!
     
  10. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    Our league cup team only just got cheated by the ref out of beating a pretty strong spurs team so should be able to take on Woking.

    There's no reason to risk players to injury or unnecessarily fatigue them for a game that our fringe team should firstly win comfortably and secondly give them a good run out and an opportunity to impress for a place in the first 11.

    It both keeps the first 11 fresh and the fringe players happy and encouraged to get game time.
     
  11. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Disagree with this, winning the cup would make us a ‘bigger’ team in the eyes of the nation and the world and the long term gains would outweigh the short term finances
     
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  12. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I still remember last year at Southampton. Wet, horrible performance, conceded early. Day to forget.

    Best part of the game was Holebas offering one of our mouthing fans over for a punch up.

    Hopefully this season we can go further and perhaps really push. We’ve been finalists and semi finalists. It’s about time we won the damn thing.
     
  13. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I hate this concept of needing to give the deadbeats game time. Sure do some minor rotation and give Wilmot and Chalobah a run out but the likes Prodl, Okaka, Britos and Zeegelaar do not need game time. They need to be removed from the club as soon as possible. And please can we not give Gomes a game for sentimental value. We don't need to keep anyone fresh. We are not in Europe. If we get knocked out of the cup we'll end up with 6 games in 8 weeks during Feb/March.
     
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  14. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    To be fair it will be hilarious if we lose. FA Cup greatest moments - in 8th place..............
     
  15. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    It may be what he told you, but actually his full name is Billericay Great Success Dickie.
     
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  16. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    I think deadbeats is pretty harsh, but I'm talking about the fringe players.

    As you say, Wilmot and Chalobah plus Quina, Cleverley, Gray, Masina, Sema, Success, and anyone ready to come back from injury needing gametime should get a starting place.

    Those not getting regular first team games but are on the periphery.
     
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  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    My fantasy of seeing Kaboul wheeled out on a trolley for the Cup ended this week.
     
  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Woking could end our season.
     
  19. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Sure that's fine. But no need to make XI changes. Just don't get the deadwood anywhere near the team out of some misplaced duty to give them a chance.
     
  20. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    100 more tickets released tomorrow at noon to cat A++ and A+.
     
  21. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Quite right. Man U are massive not because of what they're doing now but of what they did in the past. One Cup win wouldn't put us up there, but it would be a start
     
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  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Will Hughes (sorry !) , Gray and others be fit ?

    Maybe not a game for GD but then we will need to score to win ..
     

  23. This is what we are up against.
    Why have they got such a big stand?
     
  24. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Yes impressive stand behind the goal, and a decent kit. What's not to like about our 3rd Round conquerors?
     
  25. goldpapaya

    goldpapaya Academy Graduate

    They've even got an official Moaners Corner
     
  26. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    I’m also struck by how reminiscent their sideline stand is of our former, but now retired East Stand.

    I might make them my second team after they batter us on Saturday.
     
  27. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    Their number 9 makes Gray look like Ronaldo.
     
  28. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Are they Feyenoord?!
     
  29. Woking_Fan

    Woking_Fan Academy Graduate

    Morning all...

    The general consensus from Woking fans is that we will get beaten very comfortably by you guys and of course we should/probably will. But what’s the harm in some dreaming? I’m 99% certain it won’t happen but it has in the past!

    For me I was buzzing when we got you in the draw, but I would have been had we got most of the premier league teams, I don’t care about the result on Sunday, for us, a team with around a 350k playing budget for the year this one game could change us. 150k for just the tv money alone is fantastic. Getting a premier league side at home guaranteed TV, a sell out and numerous sponsorship opportunities. Plus all the publicity leading up to the game.

    I for one can’t wait, it’s the biggest game for me as a fan, I missed the glory days of West Brom, Everton and Coventry so this is a huge moment for a lot of our fan base. We are a non league side, some, like me don’t have second teams, we spent a lot of money over the years following Woking home and away and this is our little reward.

    I hope you guys send down a strongish team, let us take the lead, have our 15 minutes of fun and then you can go ahead and ruin it for us.

    For those of you lucky/unlucky enough to get tickets I hope you enjoy the day and any questions on where to park, drink etc I’m happy to help
     
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  30. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    How's young Hester-Cook been playing?

    Mate of my son's.
     
  31. Woking_Fan

    Woking_Fan Academy Graduate

    Been injured for a while now but was fantastic before that when he got into the team, had a little run in it and was fantastic considering he was 1 of 3 in a midfield with an average age of about 19! One to look out for in the future I’m sure of it, and I hope he can get back involved asap
     
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  32. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Some parking/pub intelligence would be very welcome. We're in the Tennis Club Terrace. Is that behind the goal?
     
  33. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Can I be the first to say - you will undoubtedly get some people replying to you ‘tongue-in-cheek’ belittling your club. It’s happens to most visiting fans on here but it’s light hearted in its nature and not to be taken seriously. A quick skim over our pre-game threads will show you as much...

    Welcome!

    21-0 to us. But you’ll have us rattled for 85 mins before the floodgates open.
     
  34. Woking_Fan

    Woking_Fan Academy Graduate

    You will be in the uncovered terrace along the side of the pitch.

    Parking will entirely depend on what time you get there, if you are very early then you may get a spot directly opposite in the Leisure center but that only has 3 hours free and although I usually get away without a ticket I have a feeling they will have arseholes working to stop us parking there on the day. There is street parking around, should be plenty but obviously the later you are the further out you will have to park/walk.

    IMO you may as well park in the town centre. Only a 15/20 minute walk to the ground and there are pubs en route. You have an o’neils and spoons in the town center as well as other pubs. On the walk to the ground there is a Sovereigns which is the nicest place to drink imo. There is a snooker club at the away turnstiles but that only holds around 40/50 people int he bar so doubt they will be allowing fans in.

    Nearer the ground there is the Kingfield arms, about a 5 minute walk away. I’ve personally never been in there and from what I’ve heard I won’t be changing my mind...
     
  35. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Excellent! Thanks.
     

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