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BT To Show Royals Trip To Manchester United

08 December 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading's FA Cup third round match against Manchester United will be screened live on BT Sport. The game's selection for TV coverage will see the game kick-off at 12:30pm on Saturday 7 January 2017. The game was always likely to be picked for live TV with Reading manager Jaap Stam making a return to his old club, who find themselves out of form and struggling in the Premier League.

The lunch time kick-off will mean an early start for the Reading fans that choose to make the trip up to Manchester. Ticket prices, allocation and sale dates are yet to be confirmed by the clubs.


Discussion On This Story:


» 02 Dec 2016 21:21

On Monday the draw for the 3rd round of the FA Cup will be with us (live on BBC 2 at 7pm)

Reading will be number 32

For the last 3 years Reading have been give cr@p ties away at fellow Division 2 sides (Huddersfield twice and little tiny tinpot Brighton) and while you may feel a change should be on the cards my expectation is for something equally cr@p like Leeds, Norwich, Barnsley or some other game against a familiar old face

Personally I'd like a game against a non league team e.g. Woking or Brackley but looking at the 2nd round it seems that there aren't too many of those left (only one guaranteed to make the draw - Eastleigh or Halifax)

So failing that a game against Carlisle would be nice as I believe they are the team the we have gone the longest without playing (35 years?) plus who wouldnt want to go to Cumbria in January?

Anyway stick your guesses for the draw below...


» 02 Dec 2016 21:29

Fleetwood....our first meeting against a team that I once watched as a "park team"

Eastleigh....Jamie Cureton is cup-tied unfortunately.....would be a decent crowd home or away


» 02 Dec 2016 21:37

Millwall at home


» 02 Dec 2016 21:43

yeah....would be nice to see Shaun Cummings again

 Royal Ginger

» 02 Dec 2016 22:50

I'll take Huddersfield, if it ain't broke...


» 02 Dec 2016 23:10

Hoping Woking go through and we draw them tbh when was the last time we played them competitively? Would be a good big money draw for the 'cards'.

 Whitley Hoops

» 02 Dec 2016 23:27

Oxford or wycombe away if not then a localish lower league away trip will be nice.


» 03 Dec 2016 00:11

Away to Barrow.


» 03 Dec 2016 00:44

Sutton united or Cheltenham away

 Harpers So Solid Crew

» 03 Dec 2016 07:38

Home to the smallest local team left, a day out for their fans.
We have had plenty over the last few years.
4k Woking fans in the stand would be great


» 03 Dec 2016 10:38

Halifax away please. It's been a long long time since we last played there.

 Ian Royal

» 03 Dec 2016 15:59

Cambridge Utd away please.

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