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With the FA Cup first round draw being made on Monday at  7 pm I was wondering who everyone would like to play and why. Personally I would like to play a non league team away from home because I believe that is what the FA Cup is about and quite unique. 

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You'll be pleased to know Truro got through. What a journey that would be!

Chorley drew 0-0- at home to Boston and replay Tuesday.

Fylde won 1-0. Wouldn't mind a trip there. Looks a nice ground.

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10 hours ago, AllRoverAsia said:

I would like Truro City away and selected for TV as a giant-killing possibility......yes I know........

Just a 706 mile round trip from Blackburn. 

I remember driving back from Plymouth after a 3-0 defeat...

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26 minutes ago, blueboy3333 said:

You'll be pleased to know Truro got through. What a journey that would be!

Chorley drew 0-0- at home to Boston and replay Tuesday.

Fylde won 1-0. Wouldn't mind a trip there. Looks a nice ground.

It's one of the new faceless and soulless stadiums that are emerging. Can't hold many so pointless drawing them

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Kidderminster - 20 minutes from my front door :tu:

But actually anyone away from home, I know Truro really well through work so thats an easy one, but still 3hrs+ from West Midlands!

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4 hours ago, Claytons Left Boot said:

Just a 706 mile round trip from Blackburn. 

I remember driving back from Plymouth after a 3-0 defeat...

It is a bit far for sure! but would be a candidate for TV which would, selfishly, suit me.

I drove down a few times for family holidays from Heysham to the Perranporth area. Some trips were pre Oakhampton Bypass times..........:wacko:........can't get lost though just aim for Exeter and turn right.

Once you get there it's Paradise with Pasties.

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On 14/10/2017 at 11:45, AllRoverAsia said:

I was only checking up on the FA Cup a few hours ago. Trying to work out how often we have been in the First Round proper.

I would like Truro City away and selected for TV as a giant-killing possibility......yes I know........

Mainly as I love proper Cornish Pasties :rover:

http://m.bbc.com/sport/football/41580484

It wasn’t until 1925-26 that First & second division teams were exempted until Round 3. 

So far as the FA Cup as we presently know it is regarded, this will be the 6th time in the First Round proper- the seasons 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1979-80 and this season. 

Out first round opponents in those seasons respectively were Port Vale (h) - lost after a replay

Lincoln City A - won after a replay then lost at H  to Crewe in R2

Willington A - won at H in replay, did exactly same v Altrincham in R2 then went out at Goodison in R3

Matlock A won 4/1 beat Darlington at H in R2 then lost at H to Bristol Rovers R 3

Kidderminster Harriers Away  - won 2-0 then beat Stafford Rangers, Fulham & Coventry before losing A to Villa in a 5th R replay 

It’s a long long time since Rovers lost to a non league club! 

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1 hour ago, meadows said:

It’s a long long time since Rovers lost to a non league club! 

Drum roll please.....Venky’s need it on their cv.

I went to the Willington game with EiT amongst others.

Also remember when we played Altricham at Ewood because they brought around fifty coaches which was pretty impressive for a non league outfit.

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Yes and a sight correction to my earlier post. we drew the first game at Ewood 0-0 before winning the replay at Moss Lane ....Alty who were scandalously never voted into the league when  it went on a vote lost very very few at Moss Lane to anybody at that time  

Think the replay like the Willington replay may have taken place on a weekday afternoon when the three-day week/power cuts were the order of the day but I can’t swear to it. 

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21 minutes ago, meadows said:

Yes and a sight correction to my earlier post. we drew the first game at Ewood 0-0 before winning the replay at Moss Lane ....Alty who were scandalously never voted into the league when  it went on a vote lost very very few at Moss Lane to anybody at that time  

Think the replay like the Willington replay may have taken place on a weekday afternoon when the three-day week/power cuts were the order of the day but I can’t swear to it. 

It was replayed on an afternoon Jim and we won. From memory the reason for an afternoon game was that Altrincham didn't have any floodlights at that time. I recall three things from the game. We won 1-0, Neil Wilkinson was sent off and one of the Altrincham players worked for Blackburn Council.

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8 hours ago, Lancashire lad said:

Number 53 chorleyfc verses number 4 Blackburn rovers...here's hoping

Good call. Maybe I prefer that match at Victory Park above Truro.

On TV so I can watch too :rover:

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My local side is Woking and I was watching the draw looking to see who they would Get. Then the penny dropped... I forgot that we enter this round... I felt depressed. It’s embarassing 

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