Replay Winners Will Face Brighton at Home Monday, 9th Jan 2017 19:17
Town will play Championship leaders Brighton and Hove Albion at home in the fourth round of the FA Cup if they defeat Lincoln City in next Tuesday's third round replay at Sincil Bank.
The Blues and the Vanarama National League leaders drew 2-2 at Portman Road on Saturday.
Town have previously faced the Seagulls in the FA Cup on two occasions. In November 1949 the Blues won a first round tie at Portman Road and won 2-1 with Harry Baird and Jackie Brown netting the goals.
Coincidentally, the teams met the following season at the second round stage at the Goldstone Ground in December 1950 with the Sussex side winning 2-0.
Overall, Town have the upper hand historically, having won 31 of the games (28 in the league) between the sides, Brighton 24 (22) and with 14 (13) having ended in draws.
The teams last met at Portman Road in the Championship in September when the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
If Town win their replay against the Imps they will play in the fourth round for the first time since 2010. Lincoln last made the fourth round in 1976.
Fourth round ties will be played over the weekend of Saturday 28th January.
FA Cup Fourth Round Draw Tottenham vs Wycombe Derby vs Leicester Oxford vs Newcastle/Birmingham AFC Wimbledon/Sutton United vs Cambridge/Leeds Plymouth/Liverpool vs Wolves Southampton/Norwich vs Arsenal Lincoln/Ipswich vs Brighton Chelsea vs Brentford Manchester United vs Wigan Millwall vs Watford Rochdale vs Huddersfield Burnley/Sunderland vs Fleetwood/Bristol City Blackburn vs Barnsley/Blackpool Fulham vs Hull City Middlesbrough vs Accrington Stanley Crystal Palace/Bolton vs Manchester City
I love how everyone saying a good draw for Lincoln is getting voted down. We couldn't beat them at home, what makes us think we can beat them away? Seems realistic to think our journey is coming to an end. No evidence to believe otherwise.
As a club we have to be looking at the Brighton game , if we cannot beat a non league team over two games something is dreadfully wrong with the club and needs a massive overhaul as simple as . One off game anything can happen but over two the class if there should definitely show # More to the point where are the signings promised in August , were they not lined up to sign in January like other clubs have or are we saving the months wages by signing them at the end ? Also no news on Dids injury ? And Varney out for 6 weeks for Burton , normally happens when you sign injury prone players
If we really wanted to progress in the cup we would prioritize it over the league, and I can't see that happening. Academic as it may be, any away draw would have been better than at home, because the toxic home crowd is "affecting the players". It's anyone's guess what team will be picked for the replay at Lincoln - as there's a league game just before it. Mick may even have to pick some of those young substitutes who weren't considered suitable for the first cup game. Whether the replay is picked for TV also is a factor, as Mick is less likely to want to fall to a humiliating defeat if on TV. We don't really know the situation with Luke Chambers or Cole Skuse, whether they're 'on their way', or injured only for cup games.
MM is as much interested in the FA Cup as I am Croatian 17th Century basking weaving.
MM will survive until at least the end of the season - if no new signings are made in January window I'm assuming ME will have lost faith in MM and a managerial change will be made at the end of the season.
Progression in the FA Cup is surely a bonus to the club.I fear the season for us is over now much to my disappointment. We must try to win at Lincoln and then a home tie against Brighton could be winnable,surely we deserve a little excitement at PR as the league matches have been to say the least,Dire.! Loose at Lincoln and it's season over and a change in management is a MUST.☹️
Soooo the dreaded Dino is STILL here??? SurpriZzze SurpriZzze...
(which only leaves one wonder 'What Might Have Been' without this sudden influx of 85 min or later crucial goals within about the last 2 months or so.... )
Special Note to Mr. Lawrence: Your a great player Tom, propably much too talented for not only this here SAD oufit but lso this league too!, but ehmmm please stop scoring all them truly awesome and not the least pure 'Dino-Saving' goals for us will you please??? .... as by doing so you are INADVERTENTLY doing not only us beyond fed-up fans but also in The Long Run the club as whole a humoungous disservice!!! :-) lol
Above draw is only of marginal interest to me until after the replay has been won.
WirralBlue.Think you will find that Marcus Evans deals with the financial side of any transfers now,probably accounts for lack of signings.Manager,according to him,just provides the shopping list,as he calls it.
Couldn't agree more with guentchev. Lets face it this isn't the first time we have been here. With MM in charge not the last either. I'm looking forward to the summer already. Nothing else to look forward to! Or is there? Maybe MM might resign! Nah cows may fly before then.