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Donnylad

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... 2 - 2 .. if the Whites had played in the first half as they did in the second and taken just a few of the chances ..... just wait till we get them at Eland Road - perhaps the manager will play the usual ; team and not the reserves and academy lads.

Owls and Newcastle ..... yes!!!! .... Stevenage ... Villa ..... !!! Whoo Hoo.

Had a weekend watching several of my favourite teams. Alas not Donny - we got turfed out in the last round by King's Lynn as previously reported
 

Newby

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The FA Cup third round is arguably the best weekend in the whole football season, unless your team gets to the final or you are involved in the play-offs.

Some talk of a move to get a result on the day but I quite like having replays at this stage of the competition.

Nothing better than a giant killing, unless your team is supposed to be the giant.
 

Hawke

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Oh dear I mostly find it a gloomy weekend when my club finds new and often embarrassing ways of being eliminated. Today they just managed to avoid the annual defeat. So I have a great sense of relief and almost elation. I prefer the 1st Round as we are usually not involved… and there are still occasionally clubs I have not heard of.
oh except for 2010. !!!!!!!!
 

DaveMorton

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The FA Cup third round is arguably the best weekend in the whole football season, unless your team gets to the final or you are involved in the play-offs.

Some talk of a move to get a result on the day but I quite like having replays at this stage of the competition.

Nothing better than a giant killing, unless your team is supposed to be the giant.
It's especially pleasing when the match programme reads: "Today, we are pleased to welcome the minnows from the North..." and the minnows bite their heads off.

The 3rd round always was the exciting one, then the wait for the 4th round draw. I think that's already happened? Wednesday face Lancashire minnows Fleetwood (home of the Fisherman's Friend lozenge), and United travel to the Welsh giant slayers Wrexham. Where are all the other Yorkshire teams?
 

byased

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The FA Cup third round is arguably the best weekend in the whole football season, unless your team gets to the final or you are involved in the play-offs.

Some talk of a move to get a result on the day but I quite like having replays at this stage of the competition.

Nothing better than a giant killing, unless your team is supposed to be the giant.
Agreed. I have watched quite a lot of it on TV this weekend. Shame clubs put promotion/avoiding relegation as the be all and end all, when a lot of fans would like to see their team have a cup run. Relegation and an FA cup win would be fine with me, but not with the club accountants.
 
I knew you were kidding about the other Sheffield team Karma! I knew that nobody discerning enough to recommend The Coffee and Cakes stall in Headingley (thanks for that) could actually prefer “Them”!!

Funny how a number of Premier League teams came unstuck at the weekend, or at least had a fright, playing against well motivated lower league opposition.
 

Karma

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I knew you were kidding about the other Sheffield team Karma! I knew that nobody discerning enough to recommend The Coffee and Cakes stall in Headingley (thanks for that) could actually prefer “Them”!!

Funny how a number of Premier League teams came unstuck at the weekend, or at least had a fright, playing against well motivated lower league opposition.

Thanks, and a great draw in the next round!

EDIT: And to be fair there were 3 great clubs founded in Sheffield , being Wednesday, Sheffield FC and YCCC.

Others might disagree with a fourth being Wednesday Reserves.

Once saw my home town team, York City, go out of a cup game at Sheffield United by a 'screamer' from United's Woodward. That was over 55 years ago , they deserved the winning
 
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Hawke

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I recall my lot losing at home to Wed 3-1 in a 3rd Rd replay in 1969 and losing 1-0 to Utd much more recently in a 5th or 6th Rd tie.
My first recollection of a final was West Ham Preston in 64 then Leeds Liverpool 65 and Wed Everton 66.
I have rarely watched one since 73.
 

DaveMorton

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I can remember listening to an FA Cup Final replay as I drove my car through the middle of Manchester. The other side, whoever they were, scored against Man Utd and I punched the air, and I looked up to see a car driving straight at me, driver's face furious! He didn't ram me, but I suppose he proved that it's a lie that no one actually from Manchester supports United.

The first Cup Finals I can remember involved Spurs, Danny Blanchflower, etc, around 1960. We didn't have a TV before that.

It's a shame that the crowd at next Saturday's Manchester derby will be so baldly affected by Sedgley Park v Harrogate, same afternoon. A Blue win would make my day, just a little
 

Karma

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The comment about the United supporter driving his car at you alarmed me but your final paragraph about your game affecting the gate for the Manchester Derby made me grin ear to ear.

It's years since I've actually watched an FA cup final such is my lack of interest in so-called higher level teams.

If a cup game is reduced to penalties after extra time I either change channels or, if I'm actually there, I'lĺ leave the ground. It's one of my foibles but to decide a game on penalties after so many games, so many 100's of minutes play, injuries, changed players, supporters travelling hundreds of miles at great expense, it just seems an anticlimax almost a pointless insult but a poor way to lose (or win)

I've been to Wembley more than once and seen my lower league team win a lower league Cup or trophy or promotion and enjoyed that. The win , the atmosphere, the cut and thrust of the game and meeting supporters from the other teams.
 

DaveMorton

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Penalty shoot outs - awful. But probably better than the way the Cricket World Cup was decided in 2019. Definitely better.
Soccer's problem is that there are so few goals/game, on average - 2.65 to date in this season's Premier league. So that's a high proportion of draws, inevitably - around 25%, which would be reduced a little by extra time in Cup competitions.
 

byased

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I recall my lot losing at home to Wed 3-1 in a 3rd Rd replay in 1969 and losing 1-0 to Utd much more recently in a 5th or 6th Rd tie.
My first recollection of a final was West Ham Preston in 64 then Leeds Liverpool 65 and Wed Everton 66.
I have rarely watched one since 73.
I watched Man Utd v Leicester in 1963, but was much more into it for the 1964 one. Some good ones in the 60s, especially 1968!
Sheffield Wednesday knocked us out of the cup in 1970, 2-1 but Tony Brown's goal that day got voted as goal of the season I think. Interest in the final has waned, mainly because the same teams get there, and there is so much live football on TV, whereas back in the 60s/70s, it was virtually the only live game you could watch.
 

Newby

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1964 is the first one I remember clearly, mostly because of the 17 year old Howard Kendall. My memory is selective though as for many years I had assumed he was playing for Everton rather the PNE. Just spent the last half hour watching highlights of the 1965 final when Leeds lost to Liverpool in extra time. I had to balance that out by watching us beat Arsenal in 1972, I'll not bother with the Sunderland debacle of 73.

As you say it's no longer a red letter day in football, unless your team is involved.
 

Donnylad

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First cup final I can remember watching was Spurs v Leicester in 19161 - for no reason I can think of I supported Leicester.
Len Chalmers played 80 minutes of the 1961 FA Cup Final hobbling on the wing after suffering a badly gashed shin which rendered him no more than nuisance value as no substitutions were then allowed. Leicester City lost 2–0 to Tottenham Hotspur.

I remember 1966 when Wednesday were there against Everton. Wednesday were doing well until Gerry Young slipped and Mike Trebilcock (known as '3 dicks' in our little group scored twice and that was that.

The CUp Final, The RL Cup Final (the Grand National and the St Leger) were all 'must watch' events chez Donnylad once we had a TV.
Dad followed Rovers but we all sat and watched these. I think it was a sort of 'thing that we did'. Mum always got very tearful during the community singing at the FA Cup Final - never supported a football team in her life but always looked in at the final for the singing. We always had a sweepstake on the horse races.

We do not speak of 1973. My brother in law was holding our first child when that unspeakable Sunderland wazzock scored and he dropped her - fortunately on the sofa seat not the floor. He was only supporting Sunderland to spite me because he was (and still is) a Chelsea fan.
 

Karma

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First cup final I can remember watching was Spurs v Leicester in 19161 - for no reason I can think of I supported Leicester.
Len Chalmers played 80 minutes of the 1961 FA Cup Final hobbling on the wing after suffering a badly gashed shin which rendered him no more than nuisance value as no substitutions were then allowed. Leicester City lost 2–0 to Tottenham Hotspur.

I remember 1966 when Wednesday were there against Everton. Wednesday were doing well until Gerry Young slipped and Mike Trebilcock (known as '3 dicks' in our little group scored twice and that was that.

The CUp Final, The RL Cup Final (the Grand National and the St Leger) were all 'must watch' events chez Donnylad once we had a TV.
Dad followed Rovers but we all sat and watched these. I think it was a sort of 'thing that we did'. Mum always got very tearful during the community singing at the FA Cup Final - never supported a football team in her life but always looked in at the final for the singing. We always had a sweepstake on the horse races.

We do not speak of 1973. My brother in law was holding our first child when that unspeakable Sunderland wazzock scored and he dropped her - fortunately on the sofa seat not the floor. He was only supporting Sunderland to spite me because he was (and still is) a Chelsea fan.
You do make me laugh Donnylad and in a good way.

At a gathering over Christmas we got talking about horse racing , footy, rugby and could we remember the first sport we saw on colour tv. For me it was actually the first time I'd seen anything on a colour set . March 1969 I think, Grand National. Didn't actually know anyone who had a colour set, we came straight out of the pub into The Co-operative Retail Services , 2nd Floor , Rougier Street , York . Massive crowd , after the race went next door into Co-ops Palm Buffet for something to eat , Two growlers with baked beans and a mug of tea I think. Funny how I can remember exactly what I had to eat but not the winner or the actual race itself. I had a bet but didn't win
 

DaveMorton

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First colour TV I ever saw was Wimbledon (tennis not the football team) in a shop window in York, where I was escorting a party of school kids on an educational trip...or raid, as they probably called it.
 

Hawke

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Having lived in the Hull area from the age of 8, I was able to watch both Yorkshire TV and Anglia TV. Anglia featured Hull City. I think Gerald Sinstadt was the usual commentator......wrong just checked Gerry Harrison
 
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Karma

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I went to watch a game of Associaton Football this evening, really enjoyed it as I have missed a few due to 'frozen pitches' It was lower league stuff, Farsley v Buxton , newly promoted . Enjoyed chips in the open air, mouth watering when the vinegar was shaken over them

Enjoyed the announcer trying to twist his tongue round some of the player's names:
Diago de Girolamo, Carlton Ubaezuonu and Joshua Granite ( I kid you not, he was Buxton's captain, not a Desperate Dan figure but compact ,skilled player)

Most of all I enjoyed the football , not stopping every couple of minutes for a foul as someone had their legs chopped from under them, no rolling over 10 times as players surrounded the referee. No this game flowed as the referee accepted the fact that football is a contact sport, skill as well as strength, battling for the 50:50 ball, not fouls but shoulder charges in a proper man's game. The referee was in fact the best person on the field, kept the game moving. She is called Helen Conley. Her linesmen:Matthew Langdon and Stephen Rushworth. And every other word didn't begin with an 'F' . Delightful.
 

Newby

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I hope the chanting likewise was also not littered with the 'F' word. I like the chanting, Leeds united fans are very good at coming up with new ones and of course they maintain the good old ones. Unfortunately there are a couple of really foul mouthed ones aimed at the opposition that make me cringe and despair of the human race.
 

Karma

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There was no chanting but plenty of 'coaching' and 'advice' from the modest family orientated crowd. No the 'f' words usually come from the players like " oh come on ref he was effing offside" or " he just scraped his effing studs down my shin". But not a lot in this game

Having a female referee was a revelation, the players seemed to be on their almost best behaviour and she did book two players for reckless tackles. Overall though she very good and there seemed more football and less stoppages or time-wasting than most games.

Some team's supporters set out to be as offensive as possible and for which I've no time. I do like the humorous chanting though. I can't remember which team's supporters it was but the chanting went something like "You're not as crap as us etc etc"
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