NEWS: City draw Southend in the Cup

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City’s reward for easily overcoming Middlesbrough yesterday is a Fourth Round tie  away to Southend.

They are of course managed by Phil Brown, lending even further interest to an already intriguing looking tie. Though presently in the bottom division, the Shrimpers are having a decent season, currently in fourth place. It means that despite the considerable gap between the two sides, Southend will approach the game fancying an upset.

For City, a fixture against lower division opposition presents both opportunities and threats: the risk of an embarrassing defeat being offset against the prospect of qualification should a strong team be selected, or if we perform as strongly against Middlesbrough.

A good Cup draw, and barring a television intervention, the game will be played on Saturday 25th January.

6 replies
  1. gjhdurham
    gjhdurham says:

    PBs doing well…think they’re still on a transfer embargo. Atkinson scored yesterday and will be well up to prove a point. Not too easy, but hopefully we’ll go through…COYH!

  2. Hardly Academical
    Hardly Academical says:

    “Brownie, Brownie give us a wave”
    Looking forward to this obviously have to bring our best game to the table when we cross the white line

  3. HazHullCity
    HazHullCity says:

    Can’t believe this fixture has not been chosen to be on tv. Who cares about Man city V Blackburn when Man city have probably won the game before its even started. Southend V City will be a proper cup tie.

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