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Pompey FA Cup Date Confirmed
Thursday, 29th Oct 2020 17:09

Town have confirmed that the FA Cup first round tie against Portsmouth at Portman Road will be played on Saturday 7th November with a 3pm kick-off.

The match will be played behind closed doors but will be available via the BBC and BT digital platforms with the sides yielding £12,500 each as a result.

The teams have drawn one another three times in the competition before, all in the last 15 seasons.

In both 2006 and 2008 then-Premier League Portsmouth beat the Blues 1-0 at Portman Road in third round ties, while in 2016 Pompey - by then in League Two - beat Town 2-1 in a third-round replay at Fratton Park after a 2-2 draw in Suffolk.

The Hampshire club went on to win the trophy for a second time in 2008, having previously carried it off in 1939.

Last season Town defeated Lincoln City 1-0 in a first round replay - ending their 15-match winless run in the competition stretching back to January 2010 - following a 1-1 draw at Portman Road, before losing 2-1 to Coventry in a second round replay at home having drawn 1-1 at St Andrew’s.

FA Cup First Round
1 Leyton Orient v Newport County
2 Havant & Waterlooville v Cray Valley (PM)
3 Sunderland v Mansfield Town
4 Bolton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra
5 Oxford United v Peterborough United
6 Exeter City v AFC Fylde
7 Tonbridge Angels v Bradford City
8 Walsall v Bristol Rovers
9 Rochdale v Chesterfield
10 Swindon Town v Darlington
11 Barnet v Burton Albion
12 Wigan Athletic v Chorley
13 Tranmere Rovers v Accrington Stanley
14 Oxford City v Northampton Town
15 Maldon & Tiptree v Morecambe
16 Bromley v Yeovil Town
17 Torquay United v Crawley Town
18 Eastbourne Borough v Blackpool
19 Cheltenham Town v South Shields
20 Stevenage v Concord Rangers
21 Harrogate Town v Skelmersdale United
22 Gillingham v Woking
23 Charlton Athletic v Plymouth Argyle
24 Hayes & Yeading United v Carlisle United
25 FC United of Manchester v Doncaster Rovers
26 Salford City v Hartlepool United
27 Scunthorpe United v Solihull Moors
28 Hull City v Fleetwood Town
29 Colchester United v Marine
30 Barrow v AFC Wimbledon
31 Dagenham & Redbridge v Grimsby Town
32 Cambridge United v Shrewsbury Town
33 Brackley Town v Bishop's Stortford or St Albans City
34 Eastleigh v MK Dons
35 Hampton & Richmond Borough v Oldham Athletic
36 Boreham Wood v Southend United
37 Ipswich Town v Portsmouth
38 Port Vale v King's Lynn Town
39 Lincoln City v Forest Green Rovers
40 Banbury United v Canvey Island

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Bergholt_Blue added 17:12 - Oct 29
Hopefully it's better then IFollow to watch on

ShropshireBluenago09 added 17:56 - Oct 29
No wonder there is such a monetary gap between the premier league and league 1 when both teams only receive £12.5k each.

Robert_Garrett added 18:26 - Oct 29
It's a massive game between two First Division Champions!

Karlosfandangal added 08:02 - Oct 30
Hope we lose this one.
More games for Portsmouth which will hopefully start to take its toll.

Town need to get out of this league this season, before the Prem and the Championship become a closed league and League 1 and 2 are cut adrift.

dingus added 08:46 - Oct 30
£32.5k according to the FA website as it's a 'multi camera boradcast'. Games on single camera get £12.5k

MonkeyAlan added 09:04 - Oct 30
Does this mean it's just on iPlayer? My Samsung TV has decided it no longer supports the iPlayer app, which l think is a con to get you to buy a newer TV every so often.

Billybobblue added 09:06 - Oct 30
If you look at the prize money associated with the FA Cup you can see why alot of the bigger clubs dont take the earlier rounds more seriously. T.V money does bump up the earnings but its very low each round from a premier league/championship club perspective.
I think the winnings of the FA Cup wouldn't cover a years wages of the average paid premier league player! whereas that money to a league 1/2 team could transform it. This shows why wages and overheads needs to be looked at for the longevity of the sport and to try and make it more competitive again rather than "big 6" reaping all the benefits.

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