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FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 03 Dec 2018, 22:01

Draw for the 3rd round proper .... :)

Only two all-premier league ties (the first and last in the list below).... updated the kick-off times .... plenty of flanges ....transfers at the ready?

Fri 4th
19:45 Tranmere v Spurs

Sat 5th
12:30 Bournemouth v Brighton
12:30 Burnley v Barnsley
12:30 Man United v Reading
12:30 West Ham v Birmingham

15:00 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
15:00 Derby v Southampton
15:00 Everton v Lincoln
15:00 Gillingham v Cardiff

17:30 Blackpool v Arsenal
17:30 Bristol City v Huddersfield
17:30 Palace v Grimsby
17:30 Newcastle v Blackburn

Sun 6th
14:00 Fulham v Oldham
14:00 Man City v Rotherham
14:00 Woking v Watford

16:30 Newport v Leicester

Mon 7th
19:45 Wolves v Liverpool

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 02 Jan 2019, 22:27

There is plenty of scope for 'bonus' points with this lot .... and plenty of chance to waste some transfers. This is where the season really kicks off

I can see Lukaku & Sanchez getting some game time v. Reading which could be profitable. Maybe Jesus & KDB (depends if he plays tomorrow or not) v. Rotherham...?

Who will do a 'Saido Berahino' this year?

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FA Cup 2018/19

Post by Maldini » 02 Jan 2019, 22:33

For every Saido Berahino, there are twenty five duff transfers.

I’ve ignored the early rounds of cup games for the last few seasons and it’s served me very well.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by murf » 02 Jan 2019, 23:24

If you are definitely doing an A to B transfer then no harm going via C if he gets a chance of doing a Rondon.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by Striker » 03 Jan 2019, 18:24

murf wrote:
02 Jan 2019, 23:24
If you are definitely doing an A to B transfer then no harm going via C if he gets a chance of doing a Rondon.
Generally aiming a transfer at a single game "haul" is for mugs. However in certain circumstances it may be justified. For example as long as A doesn't play before B in the immediate post Cup set of games, and the player brought in for the Cup plays before B in that set of games, the case for the en route transfer is significantly strengthened.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 07 Jan 2019, 22:34

4th round draw (only the ties featuring TFF players)

6 Premier League teams are already out .... Bournemouth, Cardiff, Fulham, Huddersfield, Leicester & most notably Liverpool
Replays for - Newcastle & Southampton

Ties to be played the weekend of 26th/27th January ....

Accrington Stanley v Derby or Southampton
Arsenal v Man United
Brighton v West Brom
Chelsea v Sheff Wed or Luton
Crystal Palace v Spurs
Man City v Burnley
Millwall v Everton
Newcastle or Blackburn v Watford
Shrewsbury or Stoke v Wolves
Wimbledon v West Ham

There are 3 (potentially 4) all premier league ties with Arsenal v Man United being the headliner. Man City have a home draw again and Chelsea have another home game v. lower league opposition.

The absence of Liverpool will throw up some 2 for 0s and 3 for 1s etc when the dates are announced.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 11 Jan 2019, 11:53

Updated with the 3rd round replays & 4th round timings, lots of flanges to waste/utilise those transfers ....

3rd round replays
Tue 15th Jan
19:45 Blackburn v Newcastle .... Newcastle won 4-2 AET

Wed 16th Jan
19:45 Southampton v Derby County .... Derby won on penalties

4th round games
Fri 25th Jan
19:55 Arsenal v Man United

Sat 26th Jan
12:30 Accrington Stanley v Derby or Southampton

15:00 Brighton v West Brom
15:00 Man City v Burnley
15:00 Shrewsbury or Stoke v Wolves
15:00 Newcastle v Watford

17:30 Millwall v Everton

19:45 Wimbledon v West Ham

Sun 27th Jan
16:00 Crystal Palace v Spurs

18:00 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday
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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by murf » 11 Jan 2019, 12:41

brencarr wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 11:53
Updated with the 3rd round replays & 4th round timings, lots of flanges to waste/utilise those transfers ....
Note- the Premier League are continuing efforts to undermine the FA Cup by scheduling league fixtures in the midweek immediately after Round 4 (Tues/Weds 29/30) so don't expect strong teamsheets to maximise those flange opportunities :(

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by js234 » 11 Jan 2019, 12:46

Not specifically related to TFF but I’m very suprised by the timing of the Millwall Everton game

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 16 Jan 2019, 22:35

Round 4 is now sorted, these are the TFF-related ties .... 13 Premier League clubs remain after Southampton lost their replay and join Bournemouth, Cardiff, Fulham, Huddersfield, Leicester & Liverpool on the sidelines.

Fri 25th Jan
19:55 Arsenal v Man United

Sat 26th Jan
15:00 Brighton v West Brom
15:00 Man City v Burnley
15:00 Shrewsbury v Wolves
15:00 Newcastle v Watford

17:30 Millwall v Everton

19:45 Wimbledon v West Ham

Sun 27th Jan
16:00 Crystal Palace v Spurs

18:00 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by Striker » 17 Jan 2019, 14:45

Makes things interesting down the line when a maximum of 9 Premiership teams will be in the last 16, and if West Brom and Millwall say were to step up ........

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 27 Jan 2019, 21:56

So - apart from Arsenal, Burnley, Newcastle & Spurs - who got knocked out in the all-premier league matches .... we also lost Everton and West Ham, who both lost to lower league opposition. That leaves just 7 Premier League sides still in the bag for tomorrows 5th round draw ....

Chelsea
Crystal Palace
Man City
Man United
Watford

Wolves or Shrewsbury
West Brom or Brighton

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by forestfan » 27 Jan 2019, 21:58

All-Manchester final looks odds on if they can avoid each other in the draw...

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 27 Jan 2019, 23:04

murf wrote:
27 Jan 2019, 22:45

....Scrap the FA Cup in TFF, becoming too much of a lottery
I know what you're saying and many will agree with you but I love the added layer the FA Cup brings to the game, especially with regards to transfer usage ... tortoise v Hare etc.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by mincer » 28 Jan 2019, 00:05

I agree. I’d rather have a weekend of some fantasy football than none at all. Also differentiates TFF from FPL and Sky.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by Canaryfan » 28 Jan 2019, 09:48

Keep the Cup for me too - wise use of transfers means you can afford to try a few gambles on FA Cup weekends.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by murf » 28 Jan 2019, 17:19

brencarr wrote:
murf wrote:
27 Jan 2019, 22:45

....Scrap the FA Cup in TFF, becoming too much of a lottery
I know what you're saying and many will agree with you but I love the added layer the FA Cup brings to the game, especially with regards to transfer usage ... tortoise v Hare etc.
Used to be my opinion too and I realuse it makes more sense now to keep it with the stupid number of transfers we get these days. Personally I prefer to slowly mould and craft my team with far fewer transfers (different topic). FA Cup used to be part of that when your team would play and so you could get in players still in the Cup but gambling on reserve forwards doing well or diving in with a Cup teamsheet on the one regular defender who does start isn't, to me, what fantasy football is about.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 28 Jan 2019, 21:05

The fifth-round ties will take place between 15th-18th February ....

Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town or Wolves
AFC Wimbledon v Millwall
Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough or Newport County v Man City
Chelsea v Man United
Swansea v Barnet or Brentford
Portsmouth or QPR v Watford
Brighton or West Brom v Derby County

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by murf » 28 Jan 2019, 21:46

If the TV companies keep rigging these big name ties there will be nobody left for the final! Hashtag warm balls

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 31 Jan 2019, 21:30

Replays featuring Premier League teams;-

Tues 5th Feb
19:45 Wolves v Shrewsbury (3-2)

Wed 6th Feb
20:05 West Brom v Brighton (1-3)


All 5th ROUND ties
Fri 15th Feb
19:45 QPR v WATFORD (BT Sport 2)

Sat 16th Feb
12:30 BRIGHTON v Derby County (BT Sport 2)
15:00 AFC Wimbledon v Millwall
15:00 Swansea v Brentford
17:30 Newport County v MAN CITY (BT Sport 2)

Sun 17th Feb
13:00 Bristol City v WOLVES (BT Sport 2)
16:00 Doncaster Rovers v CRYSTAL PALACE (BBC 1)

Mon 18th Feb
19:30 CHELSEA v MAN UNITED (BBC 1)
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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 06 Feb 2019, 22:39

Wolves & Brighton made it through their replays so we still have 7 Premier League teams in the 5th round.

If Pep stays true-to-form and puts out a strong team at Newport it could be carnage .... or a really big upset.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by murf » 06 Feb 2019, 22:52

brencarr wrote:
31 Jan 2019, 21:30
15:00 Swansea v Barnet or Brentford
In case anybody cares / for completeness: Brentford won through. I thought it was on BBC Welsh Wales but surely not if 3pm??

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 06 Feb 2019, 23:48

murf wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 22:52
brencarr wrote:
31 Jan 2019, 21:30
15:00 Swansea v Barnet or Brentford
In case anybody cares / for completeness: Brentford won through. I thought it was on BBC Welsh Wales but surely not if 3pm??
Oops - good save - I've updated it above.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 07 Feb 2019, 01:54

You're right again Murf, the Swansea game has been moved .... this isn't as easy as I make it look you know :lol:

All 5th ROUND ties

Fri 15th Feb
19:45 QPR v WATFORD (BT Sport)

Sat 16th Feb
12:30 BRIGHTON v Derby County (BT Sport)
15:00 AFC Wimbledon v Millwall
17:30 Newport County v MAN CITY (BT Sport)

Sun 17th Feb
13:00 Bristol City v WOLVES (BT Sport)
16:00 Doncaster Rovers v CRYSTAL PALACE (BBC 1)
16:00 Swansea v Brentford (BBC Wales)

Mon 18th Feb
19:30 CHELSEA v MAN UNITED (BBC 1)

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by murf » 07 Feb 2019, 08:47

Sky's Soccer Saturday will be pretty dull. No Premier League and only one (non TFF) FA Cup game at 3pm

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by brencarr » 18 Feb 2019, 21:51

Draw for the Quarter Finals .... ties to be played 15th-18th March

Swansea v Man City
Watford v Palace
Wolves v Man United
Millwall v Brighton

.... I was hoping for an 'easier' tie for my Wolves block defence, and a home tie for my Man City attackers - but I guess we're at the 'anything can happen' stage now so we'll have to see how these games fit in with the overall fixture list, and re-arranged games, to see if there are any opportunities.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by 7lb claimer » 19 Feb 2019, 07:36

Citeh will need to counter Swansea flying machine winger so I would expect Walker to get a game. Not a pretty draw for me either.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by SPR » 19 Feb 2019, 09:06

Yeah was hoping City, Utd, and Wolves would be kept apart.

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Re: FA Cup 2018/19

Post by buttonphobic » 19 Feb 2019, 15:38

SPR wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 09:06
Yeah was hoping City, Utd, and Wolves would be kept apart.
But then probably so was everyone else.

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FA Cup scheduling

Post by SamD » 19 Feb 2019, 17:39

Quarter Finals ... to be played 15th-18th March
No, they're more likely to be spread between Sat 16 & Sun 17 March like last year as
- BBC1 transmits Comic Relief from 19:00 on Fri 15th
- international break begins on Mon 18th.

BT and (especially) BBC face further complication in deciding TV timings of the four FA cupties as fifth and final round of Rugby Six Nations is already scheduled for Sat 16th.

For info, two of the remaining five Premier League matches that weekend are set for Sky TV on Sun 17th:
- Fulham v Liverpool, 14:15
- Everton v Chelsea, 16:30.

The general 2018-19: Fixture Schedule and Changes thread is likely to be first with news of when cupties and postponed league games will be played: viewtopic.php?f=104&t=127425

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