FAC Replay: Teams Schemes & Plymouth Payday Dreams
Worcester City will go to Lincoln City fuelled by Plymouth Argyle dreams as the Blues attempt what the FA Cup was designed for against The Red Imps in the very heart of Impdom. David is pitted against Goliath, but, as is the thing with modern day football, it is the cash that drives them as much as the charisma of the greatest challenge competition in world football. Be it jumpers for goalposts or Wembley itself, the field is the leveller where heroes are made and reputations are slain. Let battle commence, may football as ever be the winner, for there is no doubt fortune will favour the brave tonight with that plum Plymouth pay-day on offer…………………..
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FA Cup 4th Q replay KO 7.45, Tues 28th October 2013
Adults £12, Cons £8, U18’s £5
The FA Cup schemes and dreams
The prized pay-day is not for lenders for a change it’s for keeps as the FA Cup comes calling at Sincil Bank a theatre of dreams, screams and doubtless best laid plans and schemes. It would be a shame, from the gamely Blues perspective, if the exciting Thompson is forced to miss tonight’s game with a knock that forced him off in the latter stages of Saturday’s first instalment. The gods signs suggest that he will, however the tragic script says that he wont, miss the chance to maraud the right flank in an evenly balanced winner takes all replay, with the Pilgrims the prize in a comedy of errors encounter on what we Imps have come to know as the theatre of the truly absurd. Moore may start for Glover next to the exciting Nti, with Captain Thorley perhaps joined by goalscorer Aaron Williams, in for Taundry who also took a knock, plus Hales if Thompson fails to start.
The Imps have lost Nolan to a ban after his 5th yellow of the season on Saturday. The chances are that Simmo will bring in Fofana to keep things tight tonight although Dan Gray is perhaps the best passing defensive midfielder we have in the squad. Dan must feel unlucky at getting so few starts but Miller and Newton have both been superb at full-back and look set to terrorise tonight. As does Connor Robinson after a 23 minute cameo that eclipsed Wright who is still a shade of his ability after being hamstrung earlier in the season. Marlon Jackson will also keep his place and, if the gods are more favourable to the Imps this time around and ‘backs em’ young ‘Action Jackson’ should get a goal or two on his home debut this evening.
The Joie de vivre of the Blues on a great stage, with the proposition of a massive pay-day is one that we cannot afford to underestimate. Epitomised by the cat that is the Cape crusader, we certainly cannot take the heroics of keeper Jose Veiga as a one off. The 36-year-old Cape Verde stopper was in fantastic form on Saturday and has seen it all at Benfica, Levante, Macclesfield and now a loan from Tamworth to the Blues as he takes his coaching badges. A brilliant keeper it will take something or someone special to beat him and his adrenalin fuelled back four tonight. But then FA Cup nights always seem to throw forth a hero, enter Connor Robinson, one of our own for one feels he is about to write his name in Imp history.
The potential teams
Simmo 4-3-3 (Diamond)
Miller Brown Boyce Newton
Robinson Tomlinson Jackson
Heeley goes 4-4-2
2 G Williams Hutchison 6 Khan 3 Deeney
7 Thompson 4 Thorley 8 Taundry 11 Addy
10 Nti 9 Glover
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