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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by Quakerz » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:41 pm

HarrytheQuaker wrote:Home draw is good more revenue and they are beatable let's not be defeatist before the day, yes tough but they won't fancy us.. Come on darlo
Exactly. They are hardly going to be slapping each other on the back over this, they will be thinking "what a crap draw"
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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by banktopp » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:36 pm

Home draw is a big advantage. Bradford may be third in league but we put paid to second in the league on Saturday.
Bradford's away form is hardly promotion form as they have let in more goals than anyone else in the league. Styche, Ainge, Saunders fill your boots.

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by H1987 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:41 pm

For fluck sake.

It’s not unwinnable, but it could have been a *lot* easier, and I can’t imagine it’ll be a big crowd either.

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:02 am

Yes it's not ideal, but I doubt Bradford PA will be too happy either.

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by Quaker85 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:45 am

Quaker85 wrote:If anything, today's regionalised cup draw highlights the southern bias of the pyramid at steps 1 and 2 as there are some teams in our division that we can't be drawn against e.g. Kiddy, Leamington & Brackley spring to mind.
A fact that hasn't gone unnoticed by the FA Cup guru himself :

https://twitter.com/FACupFactfile/statu ... 2620110848

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:25 am

Possible date change due to the Egg chasers playing at home, so watch this space possible Friday or Sunday game

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by spen666 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:00 am

HarrytheQuaker wrote:Possible date change due to the Egg chasers playing at home, so watch this space possible Friday or Sunday game

Aren't Darlington required by the FA to have primacy over the Rugby club in respect of fixtures?
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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by spen666 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:05 am

Quaker85 wrote:
Quaker85 wrote:If anything, today's regionalised cup draw highlights the southern bias of the pyramid at steps 1 and 2 as there are some teams in our division that we can't be drawn against e.g. Kiddy, Leamington & Brackley spring to mind.
A fact that hasn't gone unnoticed by the FA Cup guru himself :

https://twitter.com/FACupFactfile/statu ... 2620110848

Also very strangely, it seems that Saffron Walden Town/ St Ives v Grantham was in the Northern sector of the draw. Saffron Waldon is south of Cambridge
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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by Makka Pakka » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:09 am

spen666 wrote:
HarrytheQuaker wrote:Possible date change due to the Egg chasers playing at home, so watch this space possible Friday or Sunday game

Aren't Darlington required by the FA to have primacy over the Rugby club in respect of fixtures?
For league games, yes.
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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:15 am

If the game has to be changed, I think a Sunday afternoon would bring in a better crowd than a Friday night.

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by H1987 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:56 pm

Really? I'd think the opposite. Friday night crowds generate a lively atmosphere, and people can make a night of it. I sort of hope we do the Friday, and make the tickets cheap to entice people in.

Sunday, when people have to go to work the next day, invariably a chunk of the fans are hungover, the Premier League is on TV.... Friday definitely the better option imo.

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by spen666 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:18 pm

H1987 wrote:Really? I'd think the opposite. Friday night crowds generate a lively atmosphere, and people can make a night of it. I sort of hope we do the Friday, and make the tickets cheap to entice people in.

Sunday, when people have to go to work the next day, invariably a chunk of the fans are hungover, the Premier League is on TV.... Friday definitely the better option imo.

I suspect Bradford would not agree to a Friday night as it will be more difficult for the players as they would need time off work to get up for the game.

Perhaps the solution would be for BBC to select it for live coverage and then clubs have no say over it being moved - whoops silly suggestion, it doesn't involve salford and its too far from BBC in Manchester
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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by D_F_C » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:36 pm

spen666 wrote:
H1987 wrote:Really? I'd think the opposite. Friday night crowds generate a lively atmosphere, and people can make a night of it. I sort of hope we do the Friday, and make the tickets cheap to entice people in.

Sunday, when people have to go to work the next day, invariably a chunk of the fans are hungover, the Premier League is on TV.... Friday definitely the better option imo.

I suspect Bradford would not agree to a Friday night as it will be more difficult for the players as they would need time off work to get up for the game.

Perhaps the solution would be for BBC to select it for live coverage and then clubs have no say over it being moved - whoops silly suggestion, it doesn't involve salford and its too far from BBC in Manchester
Granted I don't know where any Bradford PA players live, but it's only an hour and a bit up the road. Not like it's 2/3 hours drive

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by SwansQuaker83 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:05 am

H1987 wrote:For fluck sake.

It’s not unwinnable, but it could have been a *lot* easier, and I can’t imagine it’ll be a big crowd either.
It will be if we do the sensible thing and charge a fiver with kids for a quid... flood the advertising across town so that everyone knows and we may get a fair few thousand... rather that than 900 paying full price

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by shawry » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:35 am

SwansQuaker83 wrote:
H1987 wrote:For fluck sake.

It’s not unwinnable, but it could have been a *lot* easier, and I can’t imagine it’ll be a big crowd either.
It will be if we do the sensible thing and charge a fiver with kids for a quid... flood the advertising across town so that everyone knows and we may get a fair few thousand... rather that than 900 paying full price
Surely we'd need a full house to get pretty much the same money as if we charged full price and only got 900 in? There's no way we'd get that many.

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by poppyfield » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:02 am

shawry wrote:
SwansQuaker83 wrote:
H1987 wrote:For fluck sake.

It’s not unwinnable, but it could have been a *lot* easier, and I can’t imagine it’ll be a big crowd either.
It will be if we do the sensible thing and charge a fiver with kids for a quid... flood the advertising across town so that everyone knows and we may get a fair few thousand... rather that than 900 paying full price
Surely we'd need a full house to get pretty much the same money as if we charged full price and only got 900 in? There's no way we'd get that many.

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I thought FA Cup games the gate recites were shared between the clubs, I could be wrong though.
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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:04 am

SwansQuaker83 wrote:
H1987 wrote:For fluck sake.

It’s not unwinnable, but it could have been a *lot* easier, and I can’t imagine it’ll be a big crowd either.
It will be if we do the sensible thing and charge a fiver with kids for a quid... flood the advertising across town so that everyone knows and we may get a fair few thousand... rather that than 900 paying full price
The volume of people attending would most likely not make up for the loss from the 900/1k. Not saying we shouldn't do it's an attempt to bring people in and back other weeks, however not convinced people would then come back the next week for £14 etc.

The two clubs have to agree the price anyhow and I believe there is a minimum level set by the FA on cost which will most likely remove any chance of an offer. In fairness to BPA an offer just reduces the chance of gate receipts for them, it may increase but not guaranteed.

Would love a Friday night game if possible but obviously this relies on the Rugby Club and the two football clubs agreeing to that.

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:06 am

poppyfield wrote:
shawry wrote:
SwansQuaker83 wrote:
H1987 wrote:For fluck sake.

It’s not unwinnable, but it could have been a *lot* easier, and I can’t imagine it’ll be a big crowd either.
It will be if we do the sensible thing and charge a fiver with kids for a quid... flood the advertising across town so that everyone knows and we may get a fair few thousand... rather that than 900 paying full price
Surely we'd need a full house to get pretty much the same money as if we charged full price and only got 900 in? There's no way we'd get that many.

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I thought FA Cup games the gate recites were shared between the clubs, I could be wrong though.
After certain costs yes they are, hence the price having to be agreed. Why would BPA want to risk a guaranteed say 3.5k to help us make the game cheaper for about 30 BPA fans.

I think Salford done this the other year and had to take the hit, paying gate receipts on full price and then giving those who claimed it the cash back.

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:51 am

Remember 500 club members and ST have to pay on the gate, which always means a reduced crowd whatever admission prices are charged.

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:59 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:Remember 500 club members and ST have to pay on the gate, which always means a reduced crowd whatever admission prices are charged.
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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by Nigel Batches Beard » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:19 am

thought the F.A set the price for cup ties? isnt that why some of the Northern League teams charge more for the preliminary rounds than league games?

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The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:49 am

Nigel Batches Beard wrote:thought the F.A set the price for cup ties? isnt that why some of the Northern League teams charge more for the preliminary rounds than league games?
The 2 clubs have to agree a price

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by spen666 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:14 am

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Nigel Batches Beard wrote:thought the F.A set the price for cup ties? isnt that why some of the Northern League teams charge more for the preliminary rounds than league games?
The 2 club have to agree a price

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FA only set prices if clubs can't agree themselves

NL clubs ( and other lower ranked clubs) usually only charge higher prices where there opponenets are higher ranked and opponents want more from gate receipts than would be obtained at NL price levels.
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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by JE93 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:49 pm

Confirmed on the website as a Saturday 22nd, 3pm Kick off

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:38 pm

JE93 wrote:Confirmed on the website as a Saturday 22nd, 3pm Kick off
Phew I'd booked me train for the Saturday as soon as we were drawn at home..

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by Darlopartisan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:25 am

Egg chasers are playing Saturday with a 7 pm kick off, everyone’s a winner

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by loan_star » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:41 am

Darlopartisan wrote:Egg chasers are playing Saturday with a 7 pm kick off, everyone’s a winner
Thats all the football fans getting chased out by 6pm then!

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by tezza » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:15 pm

SwansQuaker83 wrote:
H1987 wrote:For fluck sake.

It’s not unwinnable, but it could have been a *lot* easier, and I can’t imagine it’ll be a big crowd either.
It will be if we do the sensible thing and charge a fiver with kids for a quid... flood the advertising across town so that everyone knows and we may get a fair few thousand... rather that than 900 paying full price

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:13 pm

loan_star wrote:
Darlopartisan wrote:Egg chasers are playing Saturday with a 7 pm kick off, everyone’s a winner
Thats all the football fans getting chased out by 6pm then!
Why do many fans stay beyond 6pm??

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Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

Post by JE93 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:39 pm

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
loan_star wrote:
Darlopartisan wrote:Egg chasers are playing Saturday with a 7 pm kick off, everyone’s a winner
Thats all the football fans getting chased out by 6pm then!
Why do many fans stay beyond 6pm??
If we win an FA cup game a few might be there till midnight.

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