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Town and Lincoln Ball Number One in Fourth Round Draw
Sunday, 8th Jan 2017 18:18

Town and Lincoln City will be ball number one in the draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup on Monday evening. The Blues and Imps will meet in a third round replay at Sincil Bank on Tuesday 17th January (KO 7.45pm) after yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Portman Road, Tom Lawrence scoring twice for Town and Theo Robinson similarly netting a brace for the visitors.

The fourth round draw will be carried out by former England internationals Michael Owen and Martin Keown at the BT Tower at around 7.10pm ahead of the live broadcast of the Cambridge United-Leeds United third round tie on BT Sport 2. The draw will also screened live on BBC Two.

Fourth round ties will be played over the weekend of Saturday 28th January. If Town win their replay at Lincoln they will play in the fourth round for the first time since 2010.

FA Cup Fourth Round Draw
1 Ipswich or Lincoln City
2 Rochdale
3 Manchester United
4 Hull City
5 Sunderland or Burnley
6 Blackburn
7 Millwall
8 Manchester City
9 Brighton
10 Blackpool or Barnsley
11 Wigan or Nottingham Forest
12 Birmingham or Newcastle
13 Chelsea
14 Middlesbrough
15 Derby
16 Leicester
17 Liverpool or Plymouth
18 Wycombe Wanderers
19 Watford
20 Arsenal
21 Fulham
22 Wolves
23 Cambridge United or Leeds
24 Bristol City or Fleetwood Town
25 Huddersfield
26 Tottenham
27 Brentford
28 Bolton or Crystal Palace
29 Norwich or Southampton
30 Sutton United or AFC Wimbledon
31 Accrington Stanley
32 Oxford United

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rhubard added 18:28 - Jan 8
oh dear, not 8 or 8.05 pm, there goes national humiliation on the beeb :)

jpring89 added 18:40 - Jan 8
You mean Lincoln City are number 1 were already out.

ArnieM added 18:58 - Jan 8
I hope Lincoln gets drawn against number 3 or 8....away!

happybeingblue added 19:14 - Jan 8
well done Lincoln btw for yesterday I didnt go,as i am choosing to vote with my feet at the present moment due to the current way the club is being run but my friend went and said they were the better side playing the progressive football, and to bring 5000 fans was great, guess the magic of the cup is still alive ,unfortunately not for us itfc fans, there is no magic on any saturday just turgid awful times :(

Cheshire_Blue added 19:34 - Jan 8
We last played Lincoln in 1961 and I was at the match which we won 4-1.
Just take a look at what ITFC has achieved in the 55 years since then and compare that to what Lincoln have achieved.
Then compare the support given to Lincoln on Saturday, even though they have dropped out of the Football League, with our support. What a lesson in how to get behind your team despite hard times.

d0nk added 19:38 - Jan 8
At least we will still be in the cup........until the 17th of January

MickMillsTash added 19:56 - Jan 8
Any chance to moan-
TWTD posters must have taken some lessons from my wife over Christmas

WeWereZombies added 19:58 - Jan 8
Typical Mick McCarthy - the numbers for the cup draw aren't even in alphabetical order any more!

OwainG1992 added 20:10 - Jan 8
God..yes we were dreadful yesterday. But Lincoln had the chance to beat us surely we'll be much better in the replay. Lets hope we get a big team in the draw and something to look forward to i.e trip to anfield or old trafford etc.

SheptonMalletBlue added 20:52 - Jan 8
Getting drawn away to a top Prem club would end up in utter humiliation with the current manager!!

bobble added 21:00 - Jan 8
We should throw a party, because its the only time we will be number one at anything for decades.....

BlueMachines added 22:16 - Jan 8
It would be interesting if we did win the replay, and drew a top prem club away. What team would MM pick? He would pick a reserve 11 if normal service resumed, but he wanted to play a strong 11 versus Lincoln as a cup run might prompt better league form he said. So what would his excuse be not to play another strong 11 at say Man Utd away? I'd love to see him Squirm with that team selection and justify it!!

runningout added 22:58 - Jan 8
I will be at Sincel bank cheering on the not so super blues, like the sad mug I am..

itfchorry added 23:17 - Jan 8
Déjà vous -

A quality loan player making it 2-2
In the last minutes of an FA Cup match
at Portman Road.

McCarthy OUT

Evans - Please Sell up

Dissboyitfc added 23:23 - Jan 8
Cheshire blue, and lincoln have something to cheer, a football team! last years 3rd round replay at fratton park. I really think they will do us>

Edmundo added 23:25 - Jan 8
If Mick is even at the pre match conference for the replay then he's even more of an insult to the club who's badge he wears. If he can't resist insulting us like this and the owner stands by then by association they are both equally in contempt of OUR once proud club.

OwainG1992 added 00:30 - Jan 9
Fair enough. Just with the dire league campaign i'm clinging to the hopes of a cup run! Ideally without Mick in charge though. Bring back Magilton...

iaintaylorx added 00:32 - Jan 9
Hope we have a new manager by the replay...

Cheshire_Blue added 10:48 - Jan 9
As I said, such great support!!

BigAlsMate added 10:53 - Jan 9
Like others I can't see us getting past Lincoln in the replay - but come on guys get behind the team - the atmosphere Saturday was abysmal. It's the poor team selections and coaching that have brought us down, it's not all down to the players. Yhey need all the help they can get. Get behind the boys! COYB

Facefacts added 17:07 - Jan 9
The fourth round draw would be best if we/Lincoln are drawn to play away. There is something in what Tommy Smith said about the players more looking forward to the replay, because of the toxic atmosphere at home games. Our best possible team should be chosen for the replay at Lincoln, but it will depend on the injury situation and sudden lack of depth in the squad. By sudden, I mean only recently mentioned as a factor. Reg left last week, and there are now 3 or 4 short term and a couple of long term injuries. Imagining what it must look like from the outside, I can't see many new players wanting to join in the current transfer window. Like a lame duck president, Mick is definitely collapsing, which means less effort to bring players in, whilst he still may stay on to the end of his contract, if Marcus's recent 5 point plan hasn't been ripped up yet..

dirtydingusmagee added 17:27 - Jan 9
i'll be on the edge of my seat ,hope its quick in case anyone else is bustin !

Ferguson added 17:40 - Jan 9
Time to show Lincoln that we can actually make a noise. Even if it's just joining in with their "Sacked in the Morning, you're getting Sacked in the Morning" chant ..............


Cheshire_Blue added 18:31 - Jan 9
Yes, Ferguson, you have just summed up what our sad support amounts to at present.
If you have nothing better than that to offer I suggest you stay at home.

stevieiriswattii added 19:20 - Jan 9
Cheshire Blue, you are being rather selective on your use of stats. Yes, they brought 5000 fans, which is great support and impressive. This from a team top of their division, on a good run, scoring lots of goals, for a one off game. Against a team which cant put any run together, playing terrible football, not scoring many goals and getting sarcastic comments from their manager. Presumably when Lincoln get back to their National League fixtures, they will being playing in front of 3500-6000 fans. That doesn't compare so well. Don't be so quick to dismiss the support that the Ipswich supporters are still giving. UTB

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