Fulham vs Bristol Rovers - 3rd Round FA CUP

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by timmyg, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. dtwondough

    dtwondough New Member

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    I really don't want to see Kuqi out there. I just don't think he gives us much opportunity and I really think he's more of a liability on the pitch.
     
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  2. jmh

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    Eh, they only played 35 minutes two men down. :lol:
     
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  3. HatterDon

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    Oh yeah; see what you mean. The Hatters actually held them with only EIGHT men. Hey, I'm a history major, not math!
     
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  4. jmh

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    Getting back on topic - I saw someone claim on TFI that if the pitch in Bristol is unfit to play on tomorrow (i.e. Bristol Rovers are unable to host on two consecutive scheduled match dates), the replay would get moved back to the Cottage on Thursday. Is that true?
     
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  5. andypalmer

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    Offal says that the match is on.
     
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  6. GaryBarnettFanClub

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    Hi jmh, never hear of that rule. The only thing I can find is:

    As far as I can tell from reading the competion rules it can be abandoned or posponed numerous times as long as neither club are responsible.

    However:

    If the club does not take every precaution to ensure that the pitch is fit for play then they could be responsible for the posponement which would then lead to further action by the FA.

    As far as I can tell there is no provision to force a venue change for a replay, I cannot find any precise examples of multiple postponements for replays, although the Newcastle replay against Hereford in the 70's is described as "much-postponed".
     
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  7. GaryBarnettFanClub

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    There was a pitch inspection at 12:30 and the match is currently on. There is a large patch of wet weather due to hit the Bristol area round 18:00 today and will not pass until the end of the match, so it could still be called off.
     
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  8. dtwondough

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    so is it just something about their pitch that has poor drainage or something? why don't other pitches have these same problems?
     
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  9. GaryBarnettFanClub

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    There have been a lot of postponements in the UK recently. There has been unseasonally high downpours and flooding in many area. The drainage at Bristol is no worse than most, but the ground is saturated at present. There have been flood warnings for other towns on the River Severn.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7201691.stm
     
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  10. HatterDon

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    There's the added problem of the rugby match held there Sunday. Don't know how many of you saw highlights from the Wigan home match this weekend, but their pitch was a shambles due to rugby being played there.
     
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  11. GaryBarnettFanClub

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    They are using special covers to keep standing water off the pitch

     
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  12. SoCalJoe

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    For the love of all that's holy can we please get a W today. I feel like we've all been crossing a desert and all we get is a thimble-filled ration of water a day.
     
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  13. GaryBarnettFanClub

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    It is going to be interesting as there are now names to put on the competition for places, we will either see some of our championship fodder disintergrate under the stress and perform even worse than usual or hopefully, see them step up and make their mark. I think we will win tonight. In fact, I am sure of it.
     
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  14. FarPost79

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    It appears as if Kuqi is gone. He is no longer listed on the official FFC website 1st team players. Probably for the best considering we are on the brink of signing Cousin and Andreasen! Take all of the points today and keep a clean sheet!!! COYW!!!
     
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  15. BarryP

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    With Kuqi's name off the roster (I am assuming he is not available for tonight) and Healy as our only available true striker it will be interesting to see what formation we will play and who will be on the pitch for us today.
     
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  16. ChicagoFan

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    Never fear, Fulham fans -- while the pitch may not be soaked, I surely will be. :coffee:
     
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  17. jmh

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    This is an... interesting...? lineup.
     
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  18. BarryP

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    OK that is a cliffhanger post! What is an interesting lineup?
     
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  19. HatterDon

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    Today's lineups. No new guys, but Wayne Brown gets a start! Also, no Murphy or Davies today. S. Davis and Batista are also on the bench, along with more youngsters.

    And, I just noticed that we're fielding 3 FBs and 3 CBs. Hmmmmm.

    1 Steve Phillips (G) ---------- (G) Tony Warner 12
    16 Danny Coles (D) --------- (D) Chris Baird 34
    6 Steve Elliott (D) ------------ (D) Carlos Bocanegra 3
    5 Craig Hinton (D) ----------- (D) Aaron Hughes 18
    3 Joe Jacobson (D) ---------- (D) Paul Konchesky 4
    7 Stuart Campbell (M) ------- (D) Dejan Stefanovic 6
    32 Aaron Lescott (M) --------- (D) Moritz Volz 2
    18 Chris Lines (M) ------------ (M) Wayne Brown 30
    14 David Pipe (M) ------------ (M) Jimmy Bullard 21
    9 Richard Lambert (S) ------- (M) Clint Dempsey 23
    8 Andrew Williams (S) ------- (S) David Healy 9
    Substitutes
    11 Chris Carruthers (D) ------ (G) Jorge Ricardo Batista 13
    20 Craig Disley (M) ----------- (D) Adrian Leijer 37
    4 Sammy Igoe (M) ----------- (D) Robert Milsom 28
    19 Sean Rigg (M) ------------- (M) Steven Davis 10
    10 Richard Walker (S) ------- (M) Seol Ki-Hyeon

    COYW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  20. BarryP

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    I hope that does not mean we are playing a 6-3-1.
     
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