FA Cup - The Road To Wembley - We Made it to The Final

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by EB Hornet, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    will be cheering on Sheff Wed though.
  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Remember playing them in the League Cup 1/4 final in 2001.

    Vialli played David Noble up front and we lost 4-0!
  3. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes looking like it could be Palace's year !
  4. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    That matched Millwall under Nutty Walt for sheer ineptitude.
    My word what a day.
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Wednesday will moan but the ref was right on both accounts - eventually.
  6. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought MMC 2010/11 Prediction league 3rd 2011/12

    Why was it a drop ball after the Wednesday decision was overturned, the ball clearly went out for a corner so why was that not given once it was decided it was not a penalty?
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  7. Mighty Mo

    Mighty Mo Reservist

    We’ll draw Palace at Selhurst
  8. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Alex Scott says she's baffled why Spurs rested players vs Palace because they're next game is only at home to Watford.
  9. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I also think this.
  10. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    The nightmare scenario.
    ANYONE but Palarse or City.
  11. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Will be millwall away
  12. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I also think this.
  13. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Typical woman. Clueless about football. Probably thinking about shoes, handbags and the player's legs. ****.
  14. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Tbf she is a relatively new pundit to the men’s game.
    She’s spent her research time getting up to speed on every player in the big 6 squads and maybe some time on Lesta to keep in with influential big ears.

    As a relative junior she’s trying to keep in with her male punditry colleagues by deliberately refusing to research anything on clubs like Watford - she can’t get ahead of herself and show them up, it’s not part of her BBC (female, lower) pay scale.
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  15. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    As soon as the penalty's given the ball's dead. Sheff Weds should have contested the drop ball but I think so many aren't these days your average thick as mince footballer forgets they can.
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  16. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    So just need Man Utd and Man City to be drawn against each other, followed by Chelsea and Wolves.
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  17. Bloke

    Bloke Reservist

    She can't even get that right...
    Surely she should say " their next home game is only against little Watford, and Spurs should be beating the likes of them"
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  18. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    She is an Arsenal fan too !

    Cheeky mare ..

    They play Newcastle at home too afterwards .

    Tbh Spurs dominated the 2nd half but lacked any quality ..
  19. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Perhaps she is still irritated about the song that we sang about her when she was Loon manager?
  20. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Of the 3 remaining out of the big 6, they all have European matches around the time of the 5th round (remember City @ Wigan last season in round 5), if any of them get a poor result in their first leg ties then the 5th round will be a much lower priority.
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  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Then do we win the final 7-0 or perhaps 5-4 after being 0-4 down , Cathcart hat-trick ?
  22. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    It’ll be a prem team we get. Away
  23. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Before the first balls are drawn as it stands we have a 60% chance of being drawn against a non P.L. team (15 other teams with max of 6 P.L. Teams), hopefully the first draw with be 2 P.L. teams together which would then give the other P.L. teams a 70% chance of avoiding a P.L. team! Brighton have got to replay at West Brom which won't be easy!

    Avoid the two Manchester clubs and we have the best chance of getting to the final that we have had in recent years and I include 2013 in that! Remaining teams:-

    1. Swansea City
      AFC Wimbledon
      Shrewsbury or Wolves
      Brighton or West Brom
      Bristol City
      Middlesbrough or Newport
      Man City
      Barnet or Brentford
      Portsmouth or QPR
      Man Utd
      Crystal Palace
  24. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    And we will still contrive a way to lose whoever we draw, doubly the case for Millwall or Palace
  25. If you factor a 50% chance of WBA beating Brighton and a 25% chance of Shrewsbury beating Wolves, our chances of actually playing a PL club in the 5th round reduce to 35%.

    Just saying.
  26. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    I can't wait to get the easy route to Wembley to face Man City in the final and lose 8-0.
  27. Man City at Millwall please. If anything’s going to stop City it’s Millwalls pitch which resembled a map of the Somme.​
  28. Pob

    Pob First Year Pro

    I was pleased to see Spurs go out as I am with any of the big 6. However, if we don’t win the Cup but we manage to finish 7th don’t we need one of the big 6 to win the cup for us to get into Europe? I still root for the underdogs in my heart but it is potentially more confusing these days.
  29. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    If we were truly going for the FA Cup then there wouldn't have been 11 changes on Saturday. Don't get your hopes up.
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  30. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    Well 2 of the top 4 are in the league cup final so let's see what happens in the FA Cup. 7th in the league will still be hard for us and more likely we end up lower but you never know. The next 3 matches will be important towards that target.
  31. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Agreed. Saturday was a fig leaf because of the god-awful opposition and obviously as we won. But when he puts out the same team against Man City it might just click with people that the cup isn't on the Pozzo radar.
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  32. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    One could say results wise the first eleven are under achieving and the second eleven over achieving!
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  33. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    If we draw Man City we should play Ist XI AND 2nd XI!
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  34. That's okay. Palace are this year's Newcastle. 6 points and a pass to the next round.
  35. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Pretty much yes. As the EFL Cup final is between two teams who will probably finish in the top 4, the 6th place team will now get a Europa Cup berth.

    The only two ways that 7th would get a place this season would if (a) someone in the top 6 wins the FA Cup or (b) Arsenal or Chelsea finish outside of the top 4 but win the Europa League.

    If both of the above happen then the 8th placed team would get a Europa League place.
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