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Reading To Face Arsenal In League Cup

22 September 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading will travel to Arsenal in the fourth round of the League Cup, following the 2-1 away victory at Brighton in the week. The game will take place at the Emirates Stadium on either 25 or 26 October. Arsenal were 4-0 away winners at Nottingham Forest in the week to book their place in the last 16 of the competition. Reading will be hoping to avoid a repeat of their last meeting with Arsenal in the League Cup four years ago - the Royals raced into a four goal lead at the Madejski Stadium only to go down 5-7 in extra time as the Gunners staged a dramatic comeback. With Reading's solid run of historical defeats against Arsenal it seems a near certainty that the draw will signal an end to Reading's run in the competition - but at least we have "nothing to lose".


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» 21 Sep 2016 10:58

1. Arsenal
2. Chelsea
3. Leeds United
4. Liverpool
5. Newcastle United
6. Norwich City
7. Preston North End
8. Reading
9. Fulham / Bristol City
10. Northampton Town / Manchester United
11. Queens Park Rangers / Sunderland
12. Southampton / Crystal Palace
13. Stoke City / Hull City
14. Swansea City / Manchester City
15. Tottenham Hotspur / Gillingham
16. West Ham United / Accrington Stanley

Anyone but a Championship team away. Wouldn't mind 1 of Spurs/Palace/Southampton/Chelsea away.

 No Fixed Abode

» 21 Sep 2016 11:02

It'll be Preston away for you.

 Brum Royal

» 21 Sep 2016 11:05

5 of the 8 teams through so far are from the Champo, and with one of Fulham/Bristol City through we're guaranteed at least 6 Champo sides in the last 16.

I'd be looking for one of Preston, Leeds or Fulham/Brizzle at home in the next round, yes it's not a very interesting draw but it gives us a good shot at the last 8.


» 21 Sep 2016 11:07

Nailed on Preston away

 Top Flight

» 21 Sep 2016 11:09

Let's have West Ham. They can't defend anymore. I'm sure we can stuff them.

Team to avoid has to be Liverpool. Their high pressing game will cause absolute havoc in our defense. The score could get embarrassing. I'm not sure we would have a tactical answer to the way that they play.

 Lower West

» 21 Sep 2016 11:23

Accrington Stanley away. :D

 Nuremberg Royal

» 21 Sep 2016 11:24

We may have some idea when we take on Klopps protégé on Saturday.

 Nuremberg Royal

» 21 Sep 2016 11:24

We may have some idea when we take on Klopps protégé on Saturday.


» 21 Sep 2016 11:28

I think the really crap ties would be Newcastle, Norwich, Swansea, or Stoke/Hull. Anyone else at home would be good.

 Ian Royal

» 21 Sep 2016 11:39

West Ham usually gets the blood pumping and they'd be a beatable top flight side given their current form.

It'd be nice to play a part in Mourinho's continued descent into madness and disaster too.


» 21 Sep 2016 11:44

Ooh, yes please! Classless oxf**d

 John Smith

» 21 Sep 2016 11:47

I do love a Northern midweek away day but I think you've got to look at Palace/Southampton at home surely for revenge from the Cup last year - or in the case of Saints - to revive the rivalry from 2012. Both would probably fill the away end and would be quite a good atmosphere for £12

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