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FA Cup Fourth Round Draw ! Saints Will Play At Home
Sunday, 9th Jan 2022 16:55

Last season Saints reached the semi finals of the competition but a restricted attendance meant to be just for local residents meant that very few Saints fans were present, can Saints go one game further this year, here is the FA Cup 4th round draw.

Back in the good old days the FA Cup draw was always on a Monday lunchtime and I still remember the whole school awaiting the semi final draw of 1976 and also the excitement in 1984 when we were paired with Portsmouth in what turned out to be the classis meeting between the two sides.

Last season saw us reach the semi finals and although it was a disappointing game with Leicester playing their full part in sitting back in a game that saw few chances

These days the FA Cup has been devalued by the big clubs paying it scant respect up until the semi finals, but for older fans it is still the competition to win.

The big news though is that Saints will play.

Home To Coventry City

This was once a regular fixture in the Saints calendar, but this will be the first time the club have met since the final game of 2011/12 when the Sky Blues were beaten 4-0 in front of a record crowd of 32,363 at St Mary's with goals by Billy Sharp, Jose Fonte, Jos Hooiveld and Adam Lallana to seal promotion back to the the Premier League.

The Sky Blues were already relegated to League One by this stage as were Portsmouth who joined them in the drop.

Draw in full
Crystal Palace v Hartlepool United

Bournemouth v Boreham Wood

Huddersfield Town v Barnsley

Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers

Cambridge United v Luton Town

Southampton v Coventry City

Chelsea v Plymouth Argyle

Everton v Brentford

Kidderminster Harriers v West Ham United

Manchester United/Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton and Hove Albion

Liverpool v Cardiff City

Stoke City v Wigan Athletic

Nottingham Forest/Arsenal v Leicester City

Manchester City v Fulham

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City

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wibbersda added 18:12 - Jan 9
I remember us beating them 8-2 at the Dell. Great overhead kick by Danny Wallace, great match.

dirk_doone added 18:50 - Jan 9
Saints have been in THIRTEEN FA Cup semi-finals (that's a lot more than teams like West Ham and Leeds); Coventry have been in 1

Saints have won 1 FA Cup; Coventry have won 1

Our conversion rate isn't great, is it? Hopefully, this year, we can improve on it.

underweststand added 15:28 - Jan 10
Nice memory jog from wibbersda (above) (8-2) and that looks great in the record books , but can also recall the 5-5 Draw at The Dell in May 1982 - what a game that was.
Coventry led throughout the game, only for Saints to come back and equalise, then went ahead 5-4 late on, but Tony Hateley completed his hat-trick in the 89th minute to give Coventry one point at the death.

Still a way to go , but I hoped that Saints would have some " easier" ties this time around and hopefully progress a bit further, get to Wembley - and win the bl***ing thing.


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