The Magic Of The FA Cup : Port Vale AWAY

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OUFC4eva
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The Magic Of The FA Cup : Port Vale AWAY

Post by OUFC4eva » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:10 pm

Not sure what to say about this other than it looks a winnable tie in Burslem.

Game could be played on the Sunday - Stoke City play at home on the Saturday afternoon
apparently.

We’ve only ever won four games at Vale Park - I saw the 1989 win under Brian Horton
with Mike Ford and John Durnin scoring. John Jeffers with Vale’s goal.
Ten losses and three draws make up the record in Burslem.

1983 - Port Vale 1 Oxford U 3
1989 - Port Vale 1 Oxford U 2
1990 - Port Vale 0 Oxford U 2 (League Cup)
2011 - Port Vale 1 Oxford U 2

Let’s make it five.

COYY

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Re: The Magic Of The FA Cup : Port Vale AWAY

Post by Dr Bob » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:34 pm

For a team in our position, near the top of Division 3, we would only be part of "the magic of the cup" if we were drawn away to someone like a tier 7 club or below. Otherwise it is all about getting through to the 3rd Round. This game is most certainly winnable - which makes it a good draw to me.

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Post by ty cobb » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:42 pm

First thoughts were this was a horrendous draw. Then I looked at the league table and rethought.

Now just really bad.

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Post by Kernow Yellow » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:56 pm

Cons - it's not at home, it's not a new ground to visit, it's not going to be on telly, it's nowhere near Cornwall.

Pro - it's definitely winnable. Though Vale had a very decent result tonight.

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Post by Kernow Yellow » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:32 pm

And just to make this draw even more attractive, it's been moved to the Friday night!

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Post by Jimski » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:25 pm

Is it on TV then?

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Post by Dr Bob » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:31 pm

Jimski wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:25 pm
Is it on TV then?
No indication that it will be. The move is because Stoke City are at home on the Saturday. I was planning on going, but the A50 on a Friday evening is not an appetising prospect (let alone the M6 for those travelling from Oxford).

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Re: The Magic Of The FA Cup : Port Vale AWAY

Post by OtmoorYellow » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:28 am

I don't see this as anything other than a poor draw.

We are expected to win, being the higher division side, so winning gains few plaudits.

Its a banana skin tie.

Its away on a Friday night necessitating a drive on some of Britain's worst roads in rush hour.

I shall be glued to the radio though.

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Re: The Magic Of The FA Cup : Port Vale AWAY

Post by OUFC4eva » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:34 pm

Quiz Question - how many different goalkeepers have played for Port Vale so far this season?

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