Town at Home to Crystal Palace in Carabao Cup Or Are They?
Thursday, 10th Aug 2017 22:03
Town have drawn Premier League Crystal Palace at home in the second round of the Carabao Cup, at least as things stand.
However, the tie may yet switch to Selhurst Park due to confusion during the draw. A third ball was drawn to indicate whether the first team out of the hat would be home or away.
After Palace were drawn, a red ball denoting a home tie came out of the hat, but the game was announced as an away match before they were subsequently paired with Town.
The teams last met in the Championship at Portman Road in April 2013 when the Blues won 3-0. Earlier that season the Eagles had beaten Town 5-0 at Selhurst Park.
The sides have met once before in the League Cup back in 1996 when the Blues won 4-1 with Alex Mathie and Paul Mason both scoring twice. Carl Veart netted for the visitors.
The game could see a return to Portman Road for ex-Blues defender Damien Delaney and former loanees Jonny Williams and Andros Townsend. One-time Town striker Connor Wickham is still recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained last season.
The tie will be played in the week commencing Monday 21st August.
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|lightingblue added 22:06 - Aug 10|
Does Delaney still play for palace
|Taricco_Fan added 22:07 - Aug 10|
A very winnable game at home. Depends what sort of side Palace bring but all the pressure will be on them.
|ArnieM added 22:08 - Aug 10|
Yes and Wickham
|pistolknight added 22:08 - Aug 10|
I wouldn't hold your breath on the home draw I think they've cocked the draw up!!
|John added 22:10 - Aug 10|
I agree fearonshair they've cocked it up under this stupid system, they called a red ball as away, should have been hime
|Skip73 added 22:10 - Aug 10|
Is it home or away? What a joke!
|sixtouchfootball added 22:11 - Aug 10|
They ballsed the draw up. We should be away. They had one job to do.... one job!!!!!
|Taricco_Fan added 22:12 - Aug 10|
The home/away ball thing is ridiculous. If it aint broke, don't fix it.
|Monarch_Blue added 22:12 - Aug 10|
I reckon it's away as well. The draw is a shambles......the blind leading the blind!!!
|Superblue95 added 22:12 - Aug 10|
If Delaney is playing centre back we stand a great chance of going through
|Green_Army added 22:15 - Aug 10|
Shambles of a draw...we will be away!
|coolcat added 22:17 - Aug 10|
I think it's away, looking at the live text on sky sports.
|Monarch_Blue added 22:19 - Aug 10|
This draw is a joke.....they know there has been a massive mistake as they haven't confirmed the southern half of the draw......SHAMBLES!!!!
|RobITFC added 22:20 - Aug 10|
Sky sports confirming it is "AWAY".. what a right balls up!!!!
|Taricco_Fan added 22:21 - Aug 10|
What's wrong with one pot with all the teams in, drawing out the home team first, as draws have been done since forever?
|Roo added 22:21 - Aug 10|
I'd call that a balls up !
|RobITFC added 22:26 - Aug 10|
And now it has changed again , we are now at home again , what the hell is going on?
|Umros added 22:28 - Aug 10|
Tie to be played week beginning 21st August.......or is it?
|Bergholtblue added 22:30 - Aug 10|
One pot was seeded. The other pot was unseeded. Hence the need for a "home and away" pot.
Having established the need for a third pot for Pete's sake put balls with an A and H in it or tell the presenters what the colours mean!
No apology from Sky! And I pay all that money! Will be and thanks to Sky will always be " the Mickey mouse cup".
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