Oxford United discover potential FA Cup opponents

Oxford United discover potential FA Cup opponents

Oxford United discover potential FA Cup opponents

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THE winner of Oxford United's FA Cup tie with Charlton Athletic will be away to Huddersfield Town in the fourth round.

It would mean tough back-to-back away trips to Championship opposition if Chris Wilder's men can reach the last 32.

The original tie with Charlton was due to be played yesterday, but was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

It has been rearranged for Wednesday evening, but the Addicks have already raised doubts over whether the playing surface will be playable by then.

The fourth round tie is scheduled to be played on Saturday, January 25.

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2:34pm Sun 5 Jan 14

onthebench says...

Just watched West Hams youngsters get thumped by Notts Forest. Their development team are top of their league but are clearly not good enough. That is a sobering thought for us. Our squad is so small that we have to play young lads who may be good enough in the future, but simply are not up to it yet. With Asa Hall back at Shrewsbury, Potter, Whing, Meades all injured Kitson continually suspended, forget Huddersfield, we won't be playing them! (How I hope I am wrong!). The FA Cup is only a distraction anyway, it's the league that counts. Any chance of a new midfielder or two during January? - preferably before we meet Pompy.
Just watched West Hams youngsters get thumped by Notts Forest. Their development team are top of their league but are clearly not good enough. That is a sobering thought for us. Our squad is so small that we have to play young lads who may be good enough in the future, but simply are not up to it yet. With Asa Hall back at Shrewsbury, Potter, Whing, Meades all injured Kitson continually suspended, forget Huddersfield, we won't be playing them! (How I hope I am wrong!). The FA Cup is only a distraction anyway, it's the league that counts. Any chance of a new midfielder or two during January? - preferably before we meet Pompy. onthebench
  • Score: 4

2:44pm Sun 5 Jan 14

dave from witney says...

I've not written off beating Charlton yet, but it would have been nice to get an away game at a big club, just for the finances.
I've not written off beating Charlton yet, but it would have been nice to get an away game at a big club, just for the finances. dave from witney
  • Score: 5

3:27pm Sun 5 Jan 14

bigchet says...

on thesubject of the fa cup can older fans remember the days before sky took over football that the fa obliged clubs to play their strongest side in it or face a fine nowadays premier clubs admit the cup is well down their list of priorities and they only field s strong side if they are paired with premier opposition. just watched west ham res get stuffed by forest and though forest played well the win would have meant more if it had been against a west ham first eleven. fans buy tickets in the expectation that they are going to see their team take on the opponents first eleven and to field a reserve side is taking money under false pretences. it would maybe help if the fa ruled that they had to field at least 8 of the previous weeks league team or not be allowed to enter the cup the next year, but this is very unlikely as the fa only flexes its muscles where small club are involved.
on thesubject of the fa cup can older fans remember the days before sky took over football that the fa obliged clubs to play their strongest side in it or face a fine nowadays premier clubs admit the cup is well down their list of priorities and they only field s strong side if they are paired with premier opposition. just watched west ham res get stuffed by forest and though forest played well the win would have meant more if it had been against a west ham first eleven. fans buy tickets in the expectation that they are going to see their team take on the opponents first eleven and to field a reserve side is taking money under false pretences. it would maybe help if the fa ruled that they had to field at least 8 of the previous weeks league team or not be allowed to enter the cup the next year, but this is very unlikely as the fa only flexes its muscles where small club are involved. bigchet
  • Score: 8

4:44pm Sun 5 Jan 14

dorsetyellows says...

Without question the BIG,BIG MATCH for Oxford is saturday v Pompey.
Without question the BIG,BIG MATCH for Oxford is saturday v Pompey. dorsetyellows
  • Score: 8

11:37am Tue 7 Jan 14

adlibber says...

My Wilder predictions for Pompey game - if we win Wilder will say 'the postponements of Newport&Charlton games helped the players get over niggling injuries'

If we lose 'well the players were a bit rusty due to lack of games recently.

You heard it here first.

I think we'll be lucky to scrape a draw on our current form. Happy to be wrong.
My Wilder predictions for Pompey game - if we win Wilder will say 'the postponements of Newport&Charlton games helped the players get over niggling injuries' If we lose 'well the players were a bit rusty due to lack of games recently. You heard it here first. I think we'll be lucky to scrape a draw on our current form. Happy to be wrong. adlibber
  • Score: 1

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