When : Tuesday 4th February 2020, 7.45pm
Where : Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ
Capacity : 33,280
Away Stand : One side of the Grange Stand and the corner with the Ninian Stand
What might I see in the area : Wales again
Part 2 of the tie and a midweek home game against Sheffield United awaits the winners.
Unlike the first game though there must be a winner on the night with extra time and penalties ready to play a part if the sides still can’t be separated after ninety minutes.
Pretty much expect another load of changes for the game so players like Adam, Olise, Richards, Rinomhota and McCleary should be back in the reckoning to start. Not expecting the new boys, Timbe and Araruna, to be eligible to play any part so MB will be calling on pretty much the same squad as last Saturday though the bright spot maybe that Andy Yiadom could be fit enough to at least make the bench.
But then, as the league season is slipping into mid table obscurity, perhaps the management might decide to go for it.
22 Apr 2020 > Reading 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
12 Mar 2018 > Reading 0-3 Leeds United
01 Sep 2018 > Reading 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday
25 Aug 2015 > Portsmouth 1-2 Reading (League Cup)
20 Dec 2014 > Reading 0-1 Watford
25 Oct 2014 > Reading 3-0 Blackpool
17 Apr 2012 > Reading 1-0 Nottingham Forest
01 Feb 2011 > Cardiff City 2-2 Reading
16 Mar 2010 > Reading 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
11 Aug 2009 > Reading 5-1 Burton Albion (League Cup)
This is the 8th FA Cup game game against the Welshmen and so far it’s about as all square as you can get with 2 wins each to go with 3 draws.
SF 1927 - lost 3-0 (n)
R2 1934 - won 2-1 (a)
R4 1998 - drew 1-1 (a)
R4R 1998 - drew 1-1 (h) won on penalties
R3 2009 - lost 2-0 (a)
R4 2015 - won 2-1 (a)
R4 2020 - drew 1-1 (h)
How to follow the game
- Get a ticket and travel to the game
- Listen to Radio 5 Live and/or a myriad of other radio stations for score flashes
- Ring/text a mate for updates
- Use an iFollow subscription
- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)