Do you fancy our chances on Saturday?

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Do you fancy our chances on Saturday?

by Tony Le Mesmer » 14 Feb 2007 12:32

Here's something to consider if you fancy us to pull off a shock at Old Trafford.

over the last 3 seasons there have been over 170 premiership matches where a big 4 team has been at home to a non big 4 team.

The away team has won on just 2 occasions.

:?

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by rotherwick_royal » 14 Feb 2007 12:33

Make that 3 after the weekend.

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by Matt de K » 14 Feb 2007 12:35

But what about premiership clashes from the 5th round onwards? Surely that'll make the stats look a bit more better (if not slightly fudged)

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Re: Do you fancy our chances on Saturday?

by Berthwaite » 14 Feb 2007 12:35

Tony Le Mesmer Here's something to consider if you fancy us to pull off a shock at Old Trafford.

over the last 3 seasons there have been over 170 premiership matches where a big 4 team has been at home to a non big 4 team.

The away team has won on just 2 occasions.

:?


I think I should point out, at this stage, that we will not be playing a premiership match this weekend.

Its the Cup.

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Re: Do you fancy our chances on Saturday?

by Greenwich Royal » 14 Feb 2007 12:37

Tony Le Mesmer Here's something to consider if you fancy us to pull off a shock at Old Trafford.

over the last 3 seasons there have been over 170 premiership matches where a big 4 team has been at home to a non big 4 team.

The away team has won on just 2 occasions.

:?


Should get decent odds on a Royals win then.... :lol:


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Re: Do you fancy our chances on Saturday?

by Tony Le Mesmer » 14 Feb 2007 12:37

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Tony Le Mesmer Here's something to consider if you fancy us to pull off a shock at Old Trafford.

over the last 3 seasons there have been over 170 premiership matches where a big 4 team has been at home to a non big 4 team.

The away team has won on just 2 occasions.

:?


I think I should point out, at this stage, that we will not be playing a premiership match this weekend.

Its the Cup.


You're more than welcome to add cup games to that stat. Doubt it will make much difference.

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by readingbedding » 14 Feb 2007 12:41

I think we have the best chance of getting a result Manchester United in their back yard than we will have for a long time...

We're in the best form, they have Rooney out, they have a CL game on Wednesday and I just have a little feeling of a draw or even perhaps a win.

Certainly better than 11-1 to win.
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by Gordons Cumming » 14 Feb 2007 12:42

Fergie will not underestimate us for one.

Secondly it depends on what team we put out.

Thirdly we need to play out of our skins and get very lucky.





You never know...........it's a funny old game.

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by Doyler » 14 Feb 2007 12:44

I think we've got as good a chance as anyone, unbeaten in 2007 how's that for a stat? We're on form so why not? Come on URZ!


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by starbug » 14 Feb 2007 12:50

definitely in with a good chance but its all down to Ronaldo, if they leave him out I dont think there's much to choose between the teams and it'll be 50/50 as to which way it goes. Unfortunately I dont think Fergie will be stupid enough to leave him off the bench as well :(

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Re: Do you fancy our chances on Saturday?

by jm_cooper » 14 Feb 2007 12:52

Tony Le Mesmer Here's something to consider if you fancy us to pull off a shock at Old Trafford.

over the last 3 seasons there have been over 170 premiership matches where a big 4 team has been at home to a non big 4 team.

The away team has won on just 2 occasions.

:?


that sounds almost unbelievable

which two teams and what is your source?

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by Gordons Cumming » 14 Feb 2007 12:58

starbug I dont think there's much to choose between the teams :(



:shock:

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by Corky341 » 14 Feb 2007 12:59

As I can't be there I'm splashing out on a £25 bet to win. (I never bet on anything, usually).


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Re: Do you fancy our chances on Saturday?

by londinium » 14 Feb 2007 13:00

jm_cooper
Tony Le Mesmer Here's something to consider if you fancy us to pull off a shock at Old Trafford.

over the last 3 seasons there have been over 170 premiership matches where a big 4 team has been at home to a non big 4 team.

The away team has won on just 2 occasions.

:?


that sounds almost unbelievable

which two teams and what is your source?


Not a great stat really, if we could have a stat about F.A. cup games against Man Utd at old trafford I think it will be a lot more relevant. Not that that even matters, as history counts for nothing.

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by Ashfordroyal » 14 Feb 2007 13:06

We have a reasonable chance either way, the posts on other threads suggest our reserves will start.
Why not a first choice team? if we are deamed to be "safe" in the league.
Why not have a real go at the cup?, or is a possible place in Europe more lucrative or likely than the FA cup?

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Re: Do you fancy our chances on Saturday?

by A1ndy » 14 Feb 2007 13:14

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Tony Le Mesmer Here's something to consider if you fancy us to pull off a shock at Old Trafford.

over the last 3 seasons there have been over 170 premiership matches where a big 4 team has been at home to a non big 4 team.

The away team has won on just 2 occasions.

:?


Should get decent odds on a Royals win then.... :lol:


Reading are 8/1 with Coral and Ladbrokes...Thats worth a £5 bet definitely. Not sure what the odds are on a draw.

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by londinium » 14 Feb 2007 13:15

Ashfordroyal We have a reasonable chance either way, the posts on other threads suggest our reserves will start.
Why not a first choice team? if we are deamed to be "safe" in the league.
Why not have a real go at the cup?, or is a possible place in Europe more lucrative or likely than the FA cup?


I reckon we have more chance to get a European place through the league than the cup. We will probably have to face Chelsea or Arsenal eventually in the cup along with of course Man Utd on Saturday and we havent beaten any of them in 5 attempts. Whereas in the league we only have Arsenal to play once more, coupled with the fact bar that Arsenal game our run in is fairly good, I can see the league being a better oportunity.

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Re: Do you fancy our chances on Saturday?

by BarryWhiteRFC » 14 Feb 2007 13:15

jm_cooper
Tony Le Mesmer Here's something to consider if you fancy us to pull off a shock at Old Trafford.

over the last 3 seasons there have been over 170 premiership matches where a big 4 team has been at home to a non big 4 team.

The away team has won on just 2 occasions.

:?


that sounds almost unbelievable

which two teams and what is your source?


I'm pretty sure Middlesbrough, Fulham and Blackburn have won at OT in the past 2 and a half seasons.

Anyone confirm?
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by Harps stay sharp » 14 Feb 2007 13:19

I have to say I think Reading will nick it. The whole club is buzzing with our current league form and the boys put in a great performance at Brum. I really do believe we will upset the odds once again and victory at Old Trafford will be one of our many outstanding achievements of this season.

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by rg6royal » 14 Feb 2007 13:28

3-1 untd on saturday lads

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