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Arsenal Travel To West Ham In FA Cup 3rd Round

Arsenal Travel To West Ham In FA Cup 3rd Round

As long as I can remember two of my favorite dates in the domestic footballing calendar are FA Cup semi final weekend, and the New Years 3rd round ties as everyone is still trying to recover from JD and Coke induced hangovers.

However with the brouhaha leading up to, and following yesterday's crushing, and embarrassing defeat to Chelsea, the draw for the 3rd round of the FA Cup completely passed me by.

The 3rd round always offers us a tasty tie or two, (A possible tie between Man Utd and Leeds would be fun to watch) however this seasons drawmasters obviously weren't schooled by the same people who provided us with a relatively tame passage through to the knock out stages of the Champions League.

Instead we were given the task of going to Upton Park to take on West Ham on January the 2nd/3rd. A task, I fear, that could prove to be quite difficult.

So, as I always, I'm looking forward to the 3rd round ....... but not with as much optimism as usual.

FA Cup 3rd round draw in full:

Tottenham Hotspur v Peterborough United

Brentford v Doncaster Rovers

Middlesbrough v Manchester City

Stoke City v York City

Notts County v Forest Green Rovers

Huddersfield Town v West Bromwich Albion

Sheffield United v Queens Park Rangers

MK Dons v Burnley

Chelsea v Watford

Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City

Preston North End v Colchester United

West Ham United v Arsenal

Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers

Portsmouth v Coventry City

Sunderland v Oxford United or Barrow

Wigan Athletic v Hull City

Everton v Carlisle United

Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace

Tranmere Rovers or Aldershot Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Blackpool v Ipswich Town

Fulham v Swindon Town

Stockport County or Torquay United v

Brighton & Hove Albion

Scunthorpe United v Barnsley

Southampton v Rotherham United or Luton Town

Bristol City v Cardiff City

Reading v Liverpool

Staines Town or Millwall v Derby County

Plymouth Argyle v Newcastle United

Leicester City v Swansea City

Bolton Wanderers v Lincoln City

Accrington Stanley or Barnet v Gillingham

Manchester United v Kettering Town or Leeds United

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday November 30 2009
Time: 10:51AM


Middlesborough to beat Man City is my giant killing pick.
30/11/2009 15:08:00
***** having to play other Prem teams, for the fourth consecutive time!
30/11/2009 15:50:00
Not a fun draw; unless, WHU rests some players like I know we shall. Surely, we should have more in reserve than they do and scrape through. It is important to focus on our next game (Man City)and win, otherwise Stoke will begin to believe they have a chance, even in the Grove.
30/11/2009 17:02:00
Don't like the draw but there's nothing we can do about it now. Still feeling down from yesterday but that don't mean i stopped believing. I think we'll get through this one.
30/11/2009 21:28:00
Cant we get any easy team the draw has to be fixed
01/12/2009 14:26:00
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