Monday, February 20, 2006

Cup Draw - It's home to Boro!

Number 5...Charlton Athletic, will play...Number 8 Middlesboro!

So there we have it. Our midweek FA Cup quarter final is against the Boro.

The other ties are

Villa or City Vs Bolton or West Ham
Chelsea Vs Newcastle
Birmingham Vs Liverpool

As Chelsea/Liverpool are still in the Champions League, their games will be a one-off match with no replay.

As the rest of us are not in the Champions League, there will be a replay if the scores are level at 90 minutes.

The Charlton game is to be played week commencing March 20th, on either the Tuesday or Wednesday night, and we may even make it onto the TV this time, though it's not certain!

I've only been to one FA Cup quarter final with Charlton before - the sixth round tie at Old Trafford twelve years ago. That was a great day out; Smeichel sent off, drawing at half time, Things Can Only Get Better booming out as all the fans jumped up and down and joined in, then Andrei Kanchelskis running riot and spoiling the day before Carl Leaburn scored a late consolation.

The only other time we've made it to the sixth round in recent history was six years ago, when Bolton, and a certain Claus Jensen, ruined another chance of cup glory.

Hopefully, this year we can win and get even closer to first a FA Cup final appearance during my lifetime.

Come on you reds!

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