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Another difficult and uninspiring draw. We won at Crawley though so it’s a winnable game
 

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Much more difficult than Crawley though, as Orient are a decent side.
Orient have the second highest goal defence in the league (13) we have a GD of “1”
I think we will need to play a better game than we played at Crawley !
 

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Agree a terrible draw for Rovers. Disappointing draw generally, there were few stand out ties.
 

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We'll have to up our game to get anything out of this game, it just couldnt have been much worse
 
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How many easy games are there, even in the FA Cup? Do you think Orient are delighted with the draw? We often struggle against non-leaguers but do better against league opposition.

I expect us to be in good form by the time the game is played in four weeks and there will be a lot of the Southern SWA there in addition to the normal travelling support. It promises to be a memorable occasion and I for one am looking forward to it.
 

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I reacted with dismay to the Orient draw for two reasons.

Firstly it’s going to be a difficult tie with the Os having an experienced manager and reasonable home form. That’s not to say we can’t win it but a higher bar to cross than Crawley methinks.

More crucially our cup draws in all three competitons have been very boring. Aside from Leeds kids every game has been against a L2 side and we’re meeting Oldham for the second time tonight.
 
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as long as we win and get loads of cash, and the club can bring in a few players I don't care who we play
 
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I reacted with dismay to the Orient draw for two reasons.

Firstly it’s going to be a difficult tie with the Os having an experienced manager and reasonable home form. That’s not to say we can’t win it but a higher bar to cross than Crawley methinks.

More crucially our cup draws in all three competitons have been very boring. Aside from Leeds kids every game has been against a L2 side and we’re meeting Oldham for the second time tonight.
A third reason for groaning, is that it is a five hundred mile round trip for the regular away supporters, sandwiched between games in Crawley, Bristol and Exeter......
 
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A third reason for groaning, is that it is a five hundred mile round trip for the regular away supporters, sandwiched between games in Crawley, Bristol and Exeter......
I seem to remember that back in the day the first two rounds used to be regionalised. It's a shame they changed it.
 
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I seem to remember that back in the day the first two rounds used to be regionalised. It's a shame they changed it.
Yes, I agree. I am against regionalisation generally, but I think it makes sense in the early rounds of the FA Cup.

I think the change was relatively recent. I am pretty sure it was still regionalised in the Eighties.
 
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