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Cook: I'd Love Norwich at Home in the Third Round
Monday, 18th Oct 2021 10:46

Boss Paul Cook was delighted with the Blues’ home FA Cup first-round draw against Oldham Athletic and says he’d love a third round tie with Norwich City at Portman Road.

The Latics, who are 21st in League Two with relations between the owner and supporters currently very strained, are set to visit Suffolk over the weekend of Saturday 6th November.

“I think it is a great tie and I think the FA Cup is special for everybody,” Cook said. “I think for me as a manager, I'd love to get in the third round, I'd love to get Norwich at home, I think that would be great for us all, that's what I like to do.

“I think that would give our fans a really massive matchday feel that we probably haven't had for a bit. I think there is nothing better than having big games at your stadium.

“You know, in the first round, I'd have probably been happy with a Sunderland, Wigan or Portsmouth at home.

“I enjoy big games, I think big games are what we all live for, so I’m delighted to be at home and it's a cup competition we'll take seriously and we'll do our best to get in that third round, that's if we can get through the first two.”

The clubs have drawn one another in the FA Cup twice previously, in 1953/54 and 1963/64, both in round three.

On the first occasion the teams drew 3-3 at Portman Road - Neil Myles, Billy Reed and Tom Garneys the scorers - before the Blues won 1-0 away in the replay via a Garneys goal.

And in 1964 Town won 6-3 at home - the scoreline having been 5-2 at half-time - with Gerry Baker hitting a hat-trick and Danny Hegan two after Joe Broadfoot had given the Blues an early lead.

The most recent meeting between the sides was a 4-0 Town victory in the second tier in April 1997 when Mick Stockwell, Geraint Williams, Neil Gregory and James Scowcroft were on the scoresheet.

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danchances22 added 10:52 - Oct 18
When we are losing to teams like Accrington Stanley and Cheltenham???

No thanks

northernblues added 10:55 - Oct 18
3rd round? What's that?

Marcus added 10:55 - Oct 18
Knowing our luck we'll scrape a win against Oldham then lose to AFC Sudbury in the second round

Radlett_blue added 10:56 - Oct 18
"It's a Cup competition we will; take seriously".
OK - so not going to be 11 changes in the starting XI and another feeble defeat to a lower league team?

BlueBlood90 added 11:05 - Oct 18
As if our start to the season hasn't been embarrassing enough! No thanks.

TonyHumesIpswich added 11:21 - Oct 18
On game at a time. We've been embarrassed enough in the past.

DMDC added 11:59 - Oct 18
No thanks. We are an embarrassment, we dont need them up the road showing us up even more.

BLUEBEAT added 14:05 - Oct 18
Just trying to score fan points here.

Billybobblue added 14:11 - Oct 18
The comments on here.... You are a sad bunch aren't you.
I'd personally love us to play Norwich at home in the 3rd round, but we'll end up with Man City or Liverpool and be annihilated by them instead :)

Orraman added 14:26 - Oct 18
Now we know Cook is totally deluded. To get to play Naarwich in 3rd round we would have to beat 2 teams to get there

Pencilpete added 14:46 - Oct 18
Sad times when the Scum at home is our 'glamour tie'

barrystedmunds added 15:30 - Oct 18
This all assumes of course we’ll beat Oldham, something based on recent results is far from a given!!

tractorboybig added 16:03 - Oct 18
Surely the other way round Norwich would love to play us it would be a bye for them

BaddowBlue1 added 16:08 - Oct 18
Quite happy to wait for the League match against Norwich next season. Yes I am the eternal optimist

ringwoodblue added 17:00 - Oct 18
Last thing us fans need is another beating by Norwich.

Personally I’d rather wait until we have a team and manager capable of beating Norwich reserves which is some way off.

Until then we will have to settle for the next derby match with Cambridge eh Paul ;-)

clive_baker added 17:03 - Oct 18
If we can pull our finger out and stop giving away sh1t goals then Norwich home could be a league fixture next season.

planetblue_2011 added 17:13 - Oct 18
Your hopeful mr Cook you have to beat Oldham first & then we have the big 2nd round to get past😂

Jesney_Havoc added 20:10 - Oct 18
No, and no. Once again this butterball reveals that he doesn’t understand old farm matters. We are so far behind nodge, we’d get a proper hiding, and Cook would get sacked.

TimmyH added 20:16 - Oct 18
What ever happened to the 1 game at a time philosophy? I'd just love us to put out a strong team and beat Oldham!

Edmundo added 21:01 - Oct 18
You are a sad bunch. I'd live it too. By January we'll be sucking diesel and the Budgies will be almost down.

timkatieadamitfc added 21:25 - Oct 18
Is billybobblues post a piss take or what, calling everyone sad then admitting that Norwich would annihilate us 😂😂

istanblue added 22:47 - Oct 18
We'd get absolutely battered...again.

TheBlueGnu added 23:30 - Oct 18
3rd round - doubtful, whilst they concentrate on finishing 9th or 10th in the league

SpiritOfJohn added 10:51 - Oct 19
The team that can't score against the team that can't stop conceding - should be fascinating...

churchmans added 12:23 - Oct 19
Fool!! We would get battered

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