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MERSTHAM FC

Post by OUFC4eva » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:59 am

The U's face a first round FA Cup tie at Isthmian League Premier
outfit Merstham FC during the weekend of November 4th.

The East Surrey club overcame Ebbsfleet Utd in the
fourth qualifying round at their Moatside Ground
and ex U Phil Wilson, 34 is between the sticks.

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by Kernow Yellow » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:14 am

Got to be a very strong contender for live TV, surely? And not just that pisspoor Sunday afternoon 'live roundup' please...

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by OUFC4eva » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:57 am

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I would think it will be televised live -probably on BT Sport.

Could be a nice little earner despite the potential for a massive banana skin.

Gavin Gordon (2002) is a player that has also played for both clubs.

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by Hog » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:06 am

Wiki gives capacity as 2,000.

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by OUFC4eva » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:10 am

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2,000 - would be reduced even further if televised?

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by SmileyMan » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:30 pm

OUFC4eva wrote:...ex U Phil Wilson, 34 is between the sticks.
The first touch of his professional career was a penalty save, after Richard Knight got sent off against Bristol Rovers in 2001, and then earned a yellow conceding another penalty in the same game.

Now let me just put that horror season back in its box.

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by OUFC4eva » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:47 pm

The U's go to deepest, darkest East Surrey for a BT Sports televised
12.30pm kick off on Saturday 5th November at Merstham FC - gulp.

(Hopefully no fireworks on the pitch of a cup shock variety)

Ticket details to be announced soon.

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by Hog » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:25 pm

Buy TWO tickets for Chelsea away and get entered in a draw to buy a Mertsham ticket?
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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by Radley Rambler » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:47 pm

Hog wrote:Buy TWO tickets for Chelsea away and get entered in a draw to by a Mertsham ticket?
Now that would get me annoyed at DE for the first time ever.

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by OUFC4eva » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:21 pm

Merstham will be without their best player, argubly,
for the FA Cup tie.

Striker Charlie Penny has damaged his ACL.

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by OUFC4eva » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:34 pm

United receive an allocation of 1,000
for the FA Cup clash at Merstham.
Tickets go on sale to STH's this Saturday AM.

http://www.oufc.co.uk/news/article/2016 ... 82802.aspx

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by Kernow Yellow » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:02 pm

Slightly surprising allocation! That's half their ground isn't it? I hope they don't live to regret it. Will we sell them all when it's on telly?

Also, are they putting temporary seats in? I haven't seen a picture of their ground with a stand that would seat 530...

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by captainox » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:13 am

Decent number of pictures on this site which show the majority of the ground

http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/08/dete ... surburbia/

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by OUFC4eva » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:42 am

Love the shed and club shop.

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Re: MERSTHAM FC

Post by slappy » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:44 am

Merstham sold their home allocation in 1 1/2 hours last night.
OUFC tickets on sale to season ticket holders in person from 9:30-12:00 on Saturday at the ticket office, or online.

It looks like there is a Southern rail strike planned for 5 November, which affects many of the trains calling at Merstham, but Thameslink is I think still running (every half hour).

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