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January 1, 2019

2018-19 FA Cup 3rd Round Proper- map with attendances & fixture list./+ chart: 64 qualified clubs by division./+ illustration for Woking FC (lowest-placed club to qualify for the 3rd Round)./+ 3 updates: biggest cup-upsets in Saturday’s matches; biggest cup-upsets in Sunday’s matches./+Clubs in 4th Round draw (36 clubs/4 replays),

Filed under: >2018-19 FA Cup — admin @ 1:04 am

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2018-19 FA Cup 3rd Round Proper- map with attendances & fixture list./+ chart: 64 qualified clubs by division





By Bill Turianski on 1 January 2019; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup .
-2018-19 FA Cup/3rd Round (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC.com/fa-cup.

Update (8th of January): Clubs in 4th Round draw (36 clubs/4 replays)
Chart: 2018-19 FA Cup 4th Round draw – Clubs in the draw, by division.
Current crowd-size [league matches] shown for each club.
Clubs in draw: 14 from Prem/ 12 from C’ ship/ 7 from L1/ 2 from L2/ 1 non-League (Barnet).
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Attendance data: soccerway.com.

Updates (5th & 6th of January):
2018-19 FA Cup 3rd Round, from Saturday 5 January 2019: chart of the biggest upsets & the best results for lower-placed team.
Biggest upset: Gillingham over Cardiff (Gillingham was 45 places and 2 divisions lower).
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Update:
2018-19 FA Cup 3rd Round, from Sunday 6 January 2019: chart of the biggest upsets & the best results for lower-placed team.
3 big upsets…
Barnet over Sheffield Utd (Barnet: 84 places/3 div lower);
Newport County over Leicester City (Newport: 74 places/3 div lower).
Oldham Athletic over Fulham (Oldham: 59 places/3 div lower).
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Below: the 64 clubs in the 3rd Round, listed by division…
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    Woking FC (National League South/6th level): lowest-placed team in the 2018-19 FA Cup 3rd Round Proper…

Woking FC, established 1889, are nicknamed the Cards (as in the Cardinal red in their Red-and-White halved jerseys). Woking play at the Kingfield Stadium in Woking, Surrey (located, by road, 31 miles south-west of central London). The Kingfield is an unusual ground in that it has spartan lower-non-League type stands on three sides, and a steep, roofed modern stand behind one goal: the Leslie Gosden Stand (2,016 seats; opened December 1995). This came about when Woking had large ambitions 25 years, or so, ago. But then the money ran out, and it has been a matter of consolidation since the early 2000s.

Many parts of the London commuter belt contain clubs that never have been able to grow their fan-base very much, because of being overshadowed by all the nearby big London clubs. And the county of Surrey certainly falls into this category. Surrey is a home county that has had very little Football League presence. For more than a century before Crawley Town won promotion into the Football League in 2011, there had never been a Surrey-based club in the League. Woking have come close (finishing 2nd in the Conference National, in 1994–95 and ’95–96), but Woking have never been higher than the 5th division.

Woking were a mainstay in the 5th tier fifteen years ago (Woking played 17 straight seasons in the 5th division, from 1992-93 to 2008-09). But this is now their second spell in the 6th tier, after 3 seasons up in the 5th tier. So, in other words, Woking are becoming somewhat of a 6th-tier-/-5th-tier yo-yo club. Woking draw solid for a life-long non-League club (2.2 K last season), and still draw well above 1 K now that they are stuck back in the 6th tier. And Woking could bounce straight back to the National League…it is starting to look like the National League South could see a title-race between former League club Torquay United, and Woking. (As to the other NL-S promotion candidates: Billericay are fading now that the Tamplin-money is gone; Concord Rangers might be too small a club to mount a promotion-push; although Welling, Chelmsford, Bath, and Dartford could pose a threat.)

Woking have qualified for the FA Cup 3rd Round three times.
Woking’s first appearance in the FA Cup 3rd round, back in the 1990-91 season, was their greatest moment. At that point in their history, Woking had not yet been promoted to the 5th division, and were an Isthmian League side. Woking beat three 5th division sides to get to the 3rd round (Bath City in the 4th Q, Kidderminster in the 1st R, Merthyr Tydfil in the 2nd R). Then in the 3rd round, Woking beat Second Division side West Bromwich Albion, away, 2-4, to reach the 4th round. Woking beat a team four levels higher, playing away, and despite being 1-0 down at the half. The hero that day was Surbiton, Surrey-born and Gibralter cricket international Tim Bazaglo, who had a hat-trick {see image below}. (In the 4th round in 1991, Woking lost 1-0 to Everton.)

Video – FA Cup Upset – Woking (Non-League) 4-2 West Brom (1991) | From The Archive (1:35 video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com).

Below: January 1991: Woking beat West Bromwich, a team 4 divisions higher (1990-91 FA Cup 3R at the Hawthorns in West Bromwich)…
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Image above – screenshot from youtube.com. Old Woking badge from vintagefootballshirts.com. 1990-91 FA Cup wordmark from sportspages.com.

Woking’s second appearance in the FA Cup 3rd round came six years later, in 1996-97. Woking qualified for the 3rd round in ’96-97 by beating two Football League clubs: the then-3rd-tier-side Millwall (away) in the 1st round, and 4th-tier-side Cambridge United (away), in the 2nd round. (In the 3rd round, Woking lost to Coventry City, in a replay, 1-2.)

Now Woking will make their third appearance in the 3rd round.
Here are the 5 clubs Woking beat in mid-to-late-2018, to qualify:
2nd Qualifying round, Tooting & Mitcham Utd (8th tier)
3rd Qualifying round, Kempston Rovers (8th tier)
4th Qualifying round, Welling Utd (6th tier)
1st Round, (away at) Torquay Utd (6th tier)
2nd Round, (away at) Swindon Town (4th division). (Winning goal in the 54′, Jake Hyde (FW), headed in a cross from the left, by Josh Casey (LB; captain).

Video – Swindon Town 0 – 1 Woking | Match Highlights (12:00 video uploaded by Woking FC TV at youtube.com…Jake Hyde’s goal can be seen at ~5:30 in video).

In the draw for the 3rd round, Woking were handed a sweet home match, versus Premier League side Watford (on Sunday the 6th of January). Watford is located just north-west of Greater London, in south-west Hertfordshire, and is situated just 34 miles (by road) north of Woking. So that makes for a very good match for traveling Watford fans – and, as of 31st of December, the match has essentially been sold out (250 tickets remain). And the Woking v Watford tie has been selected for television coverage, so Woking will be earning a significant sum from the match.

Below: Woking beats Swindon Town, away, 0-1, to qualify for the FA Cup 3rd Round for the first time in 22 years…
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Photo and Image credits above – Aerial image of Kingfield Stadium, from bing.com/maps. Old Woking coat of arms, from old.woking.gov.uk/woking/people/crest. Photo of Family Stand, Directors Stand & Moaners’ Corner, photo by groundhopping.se/Woking. Leslie Gosden Stand, photo by DL Chadwick via geograph.org.
Jake Hyde scores winner v Swindon, photo by David Holmes via wokingnewsandmail.co.uk/sport. Jake Hyde goal at Swindon: Woking players celebrating with traveling fans, screenshot from video uploaded by Woking FC TV at youtube.com. Woking manager Alan Dowson, arriving back at the supporters’ celebration, at the Kingfield Stadium, later that night: screenshot from video uploaded by Woking FC TV at youtube.com. Traveling Woking fans at Swindon, photo from twitter.com/WokingFCFans. Woking players and coaches celebrate after win, photo unattributed at thenonleaguefootballpaper.com.

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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of West Midlands, by Nilfanion, at File:West Midlands UK relief location map.jpg -List of Greater Manchester settlements by population.
-Attendances from us.soccerway.com.

November 28, 2018

2018-18 FA Cup 2nd Round – map with attendances & fixture list/+ chart showing qualified clubs by league level./+ update, map of 3rd Round draw (69 clubs).

Filed under: >2018-19 FA Cup — admin @ 12:06 pm

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2018-18 FA Cup 2nd Round Proper- map with attendances & fixture list

By Bill Turianski on 28 November 2018; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-bbc.com/fa-cup.

2018-19 FA Cup 2nd Round – Qualified clubs by league-level…
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Update (9 December 2018)
Map of 3rd Round draw (69 clubs/ five 2nd R replays) Click on image below…

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3rd R draw (map of 69 clubs in the 2018-19 FA Cup 3rd R draw)

Update
(9 December 2018) -
Below: chart of clubs in the 2018-19 FA Cup 3rd Round draw (69 clubs/ five replays)…>
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Thanks to all at the following links…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg;
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg;
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of West Midlands, by Nilfanion, at File:West Midlands UK relief location map.jpg -Fixtures, bbc.com/sport/football/fa-cup/scores-fixtures/2019-01.
-Soccerway.com, for avg attendance figures (levels 3-6).

November 4, 2018

2018-19 FA Cup 1st Round map with current league attendances & fixture list. / + the team making its FA Cup 1st Round debut: Haringey Borough.

Filed under: >2018-19 FA Cup — admin @ 4:46 pm

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2018-19 FA Cup 1st Round map, with league attendances & fixture list


By Bill Turianski on 4 November 2018; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-bbc.com/fa-cup.

2018-19 FA Cup schedule…
Below: Saturday match dates shown for each Round. The Final is on Saturday the 18th of May 2019.
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7th division side Haringey Borough (of Tottenham, North London) reach the First Round of the FA Cup for the first time…
Haringey Borough were founded in 1973, via the merger of Haringey Borough and Edmonton. The club’s roots go back to 1911, when an off-shoot of Tufnell Park formed Tufnell Spartans (renamed Wood Green Town 9 years later in 1920). Wood Green Town began playing at Coles Park in Tottenham, Haringey, North London in 1930. 40 years later, in 1970, Wood Green Town changed their name to Haringey Borough, which was three years before the merger with Edmonton.

Currently, Haringey Borough are a just-promoted 7th division club that draws 262 per game, and still play at Coles Park, which is located on White Hart Lane in Tottenham N17. (Coles Park is about a mile west of the location of Tottenham Hotspur’s still-under-construction new stadium-site.)

Until somewhat recently, Haringey Borough were a 9th division club with a rather dilapidated ground which featured no clubhouse, and they drew less than 50 per game. That changed when Tom Loizou came aboard in early 2009. Loizou had previously been in the Leyton Orient coaching set-up, and was at that point manager of 8th-division-side Cheshunt (in Hertfordshire). Haringey Borough were in a relegation-battle, and Loizou helped them avoid the drop to the 10th level. Then Loizou was given free rein (and a stake), by the chairman, to do what was necessary to improve Haringey Borough’s finances, the club’s squad, and their ground. So Tom Loizou added groundskeeper-duties to his job description, which freed up several hundred quid a month. And he expanded the weekly car-boot sale [aka Weekend Market], which takes place every Saturday, in the Coles Park parking lot. You can see a photo of Haringey Borough’s car-boot-sale-/-football-match scheme in the illustration below [from April 2014], and more photos at the following link {here: andyfuryfootballgrounds.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/coles-park-haringey-borough}. As Tom Loizou later told the Creases Like Knives blog [in 2017], ‘They had a moan about it at first, but it was the only way we could survive. And guess what, from the boot sale profits, we were able to build a clubhouse.’

In the meantime Haringey Borough had also gotten themselves promoted, winning the Essex Senior League in 2014-15, by a healthy 11-point margin. At that point, Haringey Borough were drawing 67 per game in league matches {source: nonleaguematters.co.uk/divisions/26/4/}. The next season (2015-16), now up in the 8th tier Isthmian D-1 North, Haringey Borough finished in 15th place. The following season of 2016-17 saw the club introduce their new 3G pitch (which opened up more income opportunities via pitch-rental); and the improved Haringey squad went on to finish in 5th place (losing in the play-off semi-finals). And then, in 2017-18, Haringey finished in 4th, going on to win the 2018 Ishtmian D-1 North play-off final, 3-1 over Canvey Island. So in May of 2018, Haringey Borough under Tom Loizou had won their second promotion in 4 years.

At this point, Haringey Borough were drawing 161 per game. Six months later to the present-day, Haringey Borough, now in the 7th tier Isthmian Premier Division, are drawing a hundred more, at 262 per game (as of 4 Nov 2018). But Haringey could be in for a relegation battle, as they currently are in 18th place (although they have a few games in hand).

Those games in hand are the result, of course, of Haringey Borough’s Cup run this season: Haringey Borough have just qualified for the FA Cup 1st Round for the first time ever. Haringey Borough had to advance through 5 of the 6 Qualifying Rounds to make it to the 1st Round Proper. Here is how they got there…Haringey beat Stanway Rovers (9th level) in the Preliminary Round [before 151 at Coles Park]. Then Harginey beat Brentwood Town (8th level) [away] in the 1st QR. Then Haringey beat Erith Town (9th level) in the 2nd QR [before 187 at Coles Park]. Then Haringey beat AFC Sudbury (8th level) in the 3rd QR [before 209 at Coles Park]. Then Haringey beat Poole Town (7th level) in the 4th QR [before 402 at Coles Park]. In the final qualifying match, after conceding a 1st half penalty-goal to Poole Town, Haringey scored two 2nd half goals within a 6-minute span, with goals by Jorge Djassi-Sambu (77′) and by Joel Nobule (83′) {see photos and captions below}.

Haringey Borough’s reward for their Cup-run is a choice home draw in the 1st Round, versus AFC Wimbledon. Haringey Borough’s match versus the storied South-London-based 3rd-division supporter-owned club AFC Wimbledon will be televised live on BBC-2. It is the opening game for the weekend, kickoff at 7:55 [2:55 ET] on Friday the 9th of November, at Coles Park, which has a capacity of 2,500 (280 seated). At this posting [5 days before the event], the match had not been sold out, but tickets will probably go fast. {haringeyboroughfc.com.}

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Photo and Image credits above – Satellite image of Coles Park from bing.com/maps. Exterior shot of Coles Park: entrance, photo by BeautifulGame15 at facebook.com/pg/BeautifulGame15. Haringey Borough coaches’ jacket crest, photo from creaseslikeknives.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/come-on-boro-an-interview-with-tom-loizou. Car-boot sale at Coles Park [2014 photo], by andyfuryfootballgrounds.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/coles-park-haringey-borough. Haringey Borough manager Tom Loizou, photo by Simon O’Connor via hamhigh.co.uk. Shot of main stand from haringeyboroughfc.net. Shot of main stand during a match, photo by BeautifulGame15 via beautifulgame2015.blogspot.com. Jorge Djassi-Sambu (14) scores the equalising goal for Haringey Borough during their FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash at home to Poole Town, photo by George Phillipou/TGS Photo via hamhigh.co.uk/sport/football/haringey-borough-afc-wimbledon-broadcast-live. Joel Noubule, photo from tgsphoto.photoshelter.com. Haringey players and coaching staff celebrate after qualifying for the FA Cup 1st Round, photo unattributed at isthmian.co.uk/bostik-matchday.

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Thanks to all at the following links…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg;
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg;
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg (commons.wikimedia.org).

-Soccerway.com, for most avg attendance figures (levels 3-5).
-Non-LeagueMatters.co.uk, for avg attendance figures (levels 6 and 7).

-haringeyboroughfc.com/Club History.
-Come on Boro – an Interview with Tom Loizou [Jan 2017] (creaseslikeknives.wordpress.com).
-Interview of Tom Loizou of Haringey Borough by Bostik League site from Oct 2017 (isthmian.co.uk).
-andyfuryfootballgrounds.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/coles-park-haringey-borough.
-facebook.com/pg/BeautifulGame15/photos.
-Tottenham’s Mbappé – Haringey Borough FC Vs Mildenhall Town FC, Bostik League North, Coles Park (31/03/18) (beautifulgame2015.blogspot.com).

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