City have been drawn at home against Ipswich in the Third Round of the FA Cup. It’s the customary unexciting Cup draw for the Tigers – though there’s some added interest in that perma-crocked cockney wastrel Jimmy Bullard may be forced to face the Circle two months earlier than expected. And at least it’s not sodding Wigan again.
City haven’t won an FA Cup game since beating Sheff Utd 2-1 at the Circle nearly three years ago as part of a Cup run that took us to the Sixth Round for the first time since 1970/71, losing to Wigan last season and the season before. The Tigers have already beaten Ipswich this season, and as uninspiring as the draw as, it represents a reasonable chance of making progress.
It seems inconceivable that the game will attract the interest of ITV or ESPN, meaning the fixture will be played on Saturday 7th January.