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Deepmidwinter
06-01-2015, 11:13 AM
From being I child I have been enthralled by the FA Cup and the chances it threw up for one of the minnows to go on a giant-killing run. Although Cup Final Day was the highlight of the season for me, Third Round day came a close second. Now there is no such thing as Third Round Day, with the ties being spread over 5 days to suit the television companies.

Last night's game between Burnley and Spurs attracted 9000 spectators - unthinkable even 5 years ago.

gwru
06-01-2015, 11:34 AM
RUFC what is cup fever? last time we got in the 5th round was when Tommy Doc' was here.

millertop
06-01-2015, 11:37 AM
I still love it even if we are not in it.

Bournemouth got Aston Villa away

Lasterman
06-01-2015, 11:52 AM
Certainly felt like it on Saturday. Aside from the performance/result it was a low crowd, no enthusiasm and not so much as a chant or a song even when we were winning.

Deepmidwinter
06-01-2015, 11:55 AM
RUFC what is cup fever? last time we got in the 5th round was when Tommy Doc' was here.

Nevertheless the FA Cup has thrown up some magical moments for the Millers:

Beating Newcastle who had won the cup for the previous 2 years
Beating Arsenal after 3 games and that fantastic night at Hillsbrough
Drawing away at the mighty Man Utd and being robbed in the replay

And many many more

Archiemiller
06-01-2015, 01:24 PM
RUFC what is cup fever? last time we got in the 5th round was when Tommy Doc' was here.

Nevertheless the FA Cup has thrown up some magical moments for the Millers:

Beating Newcastle who had won the cup for the previous 2 years
Beating Arsenal after 3 games and that fantastic night at Hillsbrough
Drawing away at the mighty Man Utd and being robbed in the replay

And many many more[/quote]Nice to see dementia hasnt set in yet deepmid.XD Did you go to Great Harwood in the early 70s,went twice,postponed first time on the saturday due to fog i think,then played the following tues night(think we won 6-2)but cant remember what ground was like,seem to think it was like Herringthorpe playing fields with ropes round the pitch,anybody remember!!

Deepmidwinter
06-01-2015, 01:32 PM
RUFC what is cup fever? last time we got in the 5th round was when Tommy Doc' was here.

Nevertheless the FA Cup has thrown up some magical moments for the Millers:

Beating Newcastle who had won the cup for the previous 2 years
Beating Arsenal after 3 games and that fantastic night at Hillsbrough
Drawing away at the mighty Man Utd and being robbed in the replay

And many many more[/quote]Nice to see dementia hasnt set in yet deepmid.XD Did you go to Great Harwood in the early 70s,went twice,postponed first time on the saturday due to fog i think,then played the following tues night(think we won 6-2)but cant remember what ground was like,seem to think it was like Herringthorpe playing fields with ropes round the pitch,anybody remember!![/quote]

I was at that match. The only thing keeping spectators off the pitch along one side was a rop

Archiemiller
06-01-2015, 04:01 PM
RUFC what is cup fever? last time we got in the 5th round was when Tommy Doc' was here.

Nevertheless the FA Cup has thrown up some magical moments for the Millers:

Beating Newcastle who had won the cup for the previous 2 years
Beating Arsenal after 3 games and that fantastic night at Hillsbrough
Drawing away at the mighty Man Utd and being robbed in the replay

And many many more[/quote]Nice to see dementia hasnt set in yet deepmid.XD Did you go to Great Harwood in the early 70s,went twice,postponed first time on the saturday due to fog i think,then played the following tues night(think we won 6-2)but cant remember what ground was like,seem to think it was like Herringthorpe playing fields with ropes round the pitch,anybody remember!![/quote]

I was at that match. The only thing keepin

crashbang
06-01-2015, 04:07 PM
If anyone doesn't get a bit exited at the 3rd round draw, hoping for the big one.
They must be dead.