Nottingham Forest will start their bid for FA Cup glory once again in January - and they will be finding out their opponents very soon. Here are all the details you need to know about the draw when it comes to when, where and which ball number are Forest. When is the draw? The draw will take place Monday December 3 at 7.30pm. What ball number are the Reds? The number you need to look out for is 29. Where is the draw taking place? This year's third round draw will be at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea. What channel is it on? As ever the draw is on the BBC, this year BBC Two will broadcast it to the nation. Who is conducting the draw? BBC Sport presenter Mark Chapman will be joined by former England international Paul Ince and Dutch great Ruud Gullit. When will the games be played? All the games will be played on the weekend of January 5 with some of those ties being televised. A decision on which games get the nod will be made at a later date. How did Forest get on last season? … [Read more...] about When is the FA Cup third round draw? Which ball are Forest?
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By Neil Johnston BBC Sport 30 Nov From the section FA Cup Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46199516 Read more about sharing. FA Cup second round: Solihull Moors v BlackpoolVenue: Damson Park Date: Friday 30 November Kick-off: 19:55 GMTCoverage: Live on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app, live text commentary on the BBC Sport websiteTim Flowers is already a Premier League and League Cup winner, England international and Britain's most expensive goalkeeper (1993-2001).On Friday, the 51-year-old hopes to add another entry to his impressive CV: FA Cup giant-killer with Solihull Moors.Flowers manages the non-league club aiming to topple 1953 winners Blackpool in the second round in front of the BBC Two cameras at Damson Park, a former golf driving range one mile from Birmingham Airport.Four … [Read more...] about FA Cup second round: Tim Flowers leads Solihull Moors against Blackpool
CJ Hamilton believes home advantage could be key to Mansfield Town pulling off an FA Cup shock when League One giants Charlton Athletic visit the One Call Stadium on Sunday (12.45pm). The wing back also believes Stags can take inspiration from their 6-1 Carabao Cup demolition of Accrington Stanley earlier this season with Stanley up there in the play-off hunt with the Addicks.“Charlton are doing very well in League One and are up there in the play-offs. They are a very good team and like to play football,” said Hamilton.“It will be a tough game, but we are good at home. I am confident that being at home will see us do the job.“We have made it a little fortress here this season, which you have to do when you’re going for promotion. You have to make it that when people come here they are frightened to play here.”He added: “Accrington are also up there around it and they are a good team. If we can play the way we played against them, hopefully we … [Read more...] about Hamilton believes home advantage is key to Mansfield Town’s FA Cup hopes
Grimsby Town famously reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup on two occasions during the 1930s. By any club’s standards, it was a great achievement – and it really did mark a golden era for the Mariners. Arsenal edged past Town in March 1936, with Cliff Bastin scoring the winner at Huddersfield Town’s former Leeds Road base. And just a few years later, the club helped create history at Old Trafford, but they agonisingly short of a Wembley showpiece once again. Coming up against the mighty Wolves, a crowd of 76,962 witnessed the action as Town slipped to a 5-0 defeat. It’s a figure that has yet to be surpassed. Here, sports writers James Findlater and Liam Wood take a look at the players who featured in those historic ties. Grimsby Town 0-1 Arsenal FA Cup Semi-Final - Saturday, March 21, 1936 GEORGE TWEEDY Known as Teeny by his team-mates, Tweedy was between the sticks as Town were defeated by Arsenal, and is regarded by many as the club’s greatest … [Read more...] about A look at the club’s FA Cup Semi-Final heroes
At the start of the 1947-48 season, Derby County were one of the most powerful teams in the top flight of English football. The Rams boasted a class defence and a forward line as formidable as any in the game. No wonder that, by the end of the campaign, supporters could look back on some epic victories, including an FA Cup run that took their heroes to within 90 minutes of Wembley. They also said goodbye to one great Rams star – and prepared to say hello to another. In June 1947, Derby manager Stuart McMillan broke the British transfer record by paying £15,500 for Morton’s Billy Steel. The previous April, Steel, hitherto largely unknown, had appeared for Scotland against England at Wembley and so impressed that he was chosen for Great Britain against the Rest of Europe at Hampden Park a month later. One month after that, he was a Rams player. Ironically, Derby had a bad start to the season. Cup Final hero Jack Stamps was injured and the Rams tried Frank Broome, Angus … [Read more...] about When Derby broke the British transfer record and reached an FA Cup semi-final