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Bournemouth Await Town or Pompey in Fourth Round
Monday, 11th Jan 2016 19:25

Town will face Premier League AFC Bournemouth at home in the fourth round of the FA Cup if they beat Portsmouth in next Tuesday's replay at Fratton Park.

The Blues have been drawn against the Cherries twice in the FA Cup previously. In 1952, a first round tie went to two replays with Town ultimately beating the club then known as Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 3-2 at Highbury after games at Portman Road and Dean Court had ended 1-1 and 2-2.

More recently, Town defeated the Dorset side 3-0 at the fourth round stage at Portman Road in February 1992 with Chris Kiwomya, Jason Dozzell, Steve Whitton scoring the goals.

Brett Pitman will be up against his former club if the Blues make it through but on-loan Cherry Ryan Fraser will be ineligible against his old club, while ex-Blues full-back Tyrone Mings is out for the season with a knee injury.

Bournemouth won 2-1 at Birmingham City in the third round on Saturday.

The draw took place live on The One Show earlier this evening where Horry Money, the chairman of the London Branch of the Supporters Club, was Town's representative in the studio along with fans from all the other clubs in the draw.

Fourth round ties will be played between Friday 29th January and Monday 1st February.

FA Cup Fourth Round Draw
West Brom/Bristol City v Peterborough
Eastleigh/Bolton v Leeds
Arsenal v Burnley
Derby v Manchester United
Huddersfield/ Reading v Walsall
Exeter/Liverpool v West Ham
Wycombe/Aston Villa v Manchester City
Shrewsbury v Sheffield Wednesday
Nottingham Forest v Watford
Carlisle/Yeovil v Everton
Crystal Palace v Stoke
Oxford v Newport/Blackburn
Ipswich/Portsmouth v Bournemouth
Colchester v Tottenham/Leicester
Bury/Bradford v Hull
Northampton/MK Dons v Chelsea

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Green_Army added 19:27 - Jan 11
Take it or leave it...

kozmik added 19:27 - Jan 11
Either of Grabban or Afobe cup-tied I wonder?

jas0999 added 19:31 - Jan 11
I suspect this will give Pompey some extra motivation to beat us!

Reading at home could be cancelled then if either of us win our replays.

bluefeast added 19:34 - Jan 11
if mick picks the same side as on saturday we will get well beaten by portsmouth. Difficult giving players time that need to play , especially when clearly they absolutely lack championship standard ,neither having played championship football before ,but thats MMs fault isn't it, we do not have strength in depth ,we just have more depth tha last season. Anderson was better than coke , dig by , knudson and the polish chap.

Gipeswic added 19:37 - Jan 11
kosmik - Neither Grabban or Afobe are cup-tied, and Fraser can't play for us.

hadleighboyblue added 19:42 - Jan 11
Will be interesting how MM approaches the replay now we now who we would meet in the next round ?

magnus68 added 19:43 - Jan 11
Now, just beat Portsmoth, and get a nice crowd for Bournmoth. We can beat them, easier game than last year against Soton.

BlueMachines added 19:45 - Jan 11
IF, we beat Portsmouth.

StowTractorBoy added 19:46 - Jan 11
Agree with JAS what an incentive for Portsmouth to beat us and to pack out Fratton Park against their South Coast rivals. Please play a decent side at Portsmouth MM as would love to put one over Bournemouth. I suspect if Pompey beat us their match with Bournemouth will get TV screening. Oh well lets concentrate on Leeds and the following league fixtures for the time being.

pinewoodblueboy added 19:48 - Jan 11
Good incentive to beat Pompey. Hope we take the replay seriously, will be a big test against a very good footballing team.

carsey added 20:08 - Jan 11
Assuming McCarthy takes the Portsmouth replay seriously and assuming we get through this will be interesting since where Bournemouth are and the style they play is what most Town fans aspire to.

TimmyH added 20:30 - Jan 11
If we scrape past Portsmouth (which is what we'll do at best) we could then be shown by Bournemouth how they've progressed since promotion and basically how we haven't.

TimmyH added 20:32 - Jan 11
@pinewood - If we keep playing very good footballing teams it might just rub off on some of the players - probably won't come to think of it, McCarthy will put a stop to it.

yorksblue added 20:35 - Jan 11
Vaguely remember seeing Bournemouth in early 90s at Pr. They scored first on that occasion. No mention of that in your stats above. Reason I remember is an old school mate was playing for them

warktheline added 20:36 - Jan 11
Couldn't give a tuppence! The club has no ambition towards the competition, thus pointless.

Cloddyseedbed added 20:39 - Jan 11
Just what MM does not want, supporters getting excited by a cup run. It's detracting from getting our "strong" squad into the playoffs!

pinewoodblueboy added 20:42 - Jan 11
Timmy, unfortunately, Bournemouth have overtaken us in terms of ability & status. We now have to aspire to being in their position. Sad but true.

Cloddyseedbed added 20:44 - Jan 11
carsey, I aspire to the type of football Portsmouth who are two league's below us play, let alone Bournemouth.

yorksblue added 20:45 - Jan 11
Disregard my previous. It was League Cup. Doh

Facefacts added 21:00 - Jan 11
Disappointing draw. Better away. Another team who will outplay us on our own ground. Used to be a free Saturday for the 4th round. Now a league game has to be rearranged. It is not worth getting through against Portugal when AFC Brazil are up next. Sorry to say it but the FA Cup is dead to me now. Hope I get to eat my words.

wayway added 21:06 - Jan 11
Assuming we beat Portsmouth and play Bournmouth, whatever the result I would like to see the players swap shirts and the clubs swap managers

blueboy1981 added 21:47 - Jan 11
Would be great to have a good Cup run for a change, but if we get past Portsmouth (doubtful) - we have about as much chance of progressing, playing our style of Football, as an icicle staying frozen in a heatwave.

Sad, but true.

PSGBlue added 22:38 - Jan 11
I notice that Blackburn have only fot overcome Newport and Oxford (albeit both away) to progress to 5th round. We are due to play them at home on that date, potentially another lost Saturday league game. I hate the FA Cup, just play it on a Tuesday evening and stop mucking up the league fixtures!

Gazelle added 22:40 - Jan 11
We've got some right optimists on here.
Many years ago I remember drawing 1-1 against Man City away in the cup when we should have won but then losing 0-3 in the replay at home. After Saturday's game Portsmouth will think we're a doddle but if we put our full side out we'll beat them, no trouble.

bohslegend added 23:01 - Jan 11
The draw is the draw. I think we'll make up for Saturday in the replay and then the Cherries will not find it easy to beat us even if they are expected to. Might suit us that way.
(seems absolutely everything that's posted here these days brings out the moans and groans)


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