County could face Cardiff in Capital One Cup

CUP SHOCK: Goalscorers Conor Washington and Danny Crow celebrate victory at Brightion last August

CUP SHOCK: Goalscorers Conor Washington and Danny Crow celebrate victory at Brightion last August

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NEWPORT County AFC could face old rivals Cardiff City in the Capital One Cup first round after the seedings were announced this morning.

The Exiles are unseeded in the southern section of the first round draw, which takes place on Tuesday, June 17 at 10am.

But the Bluebirds, fresh from their relegation from the Premier League, are among the 18 seeded teams in the southern area.

That means that Justin Edinburgh’s men could be on collision course with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from the capital, rekindling a rivalry that last saw them play in the FAW Premier Cup in 2008.

County won that clash on penalties at Ninian Park but the last time they met in English competition was in April 1988 in the old division four where Cardiff won 4-0.

County, who dumped Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion out of the competition last year, could also face the Seagulls again or the likes of AFC Bournemouth, Birmingham City, Ipswich Town and Reading.

And there is also the possibility of a reunion with former players Lee Evans of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Conor Washington at Peterborough United or Sam Foley at Yeovil Town.

The full list of County’s possible opponents is: AFC Bournemouth, Birmingham City, Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol City, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic, Ipswich Town, Leyton Orient, Millwall, Milton Keynes Dons, Peterborough United, Reading, Swindon Town, Walsall, Watford, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Yeovil Town.

County are among the unseeded teams in the south alongside: AFC Wimbledon, Cambridge United, Cheltenham Town, Colchester United, Coventry City, Crawley Town, Dagenham & Redbridge, Exeter City, Gillingham, Luton Town, Northampton Town, Oxford Untied, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Southend United, Stevenage and Wycombe Wanderers.

Live TV games have will be on Monday, August 11, at 7.45pm and Wednesday, August 13, at 7.45pm and these games will be selected directly following the draw.
 

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2:35pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Clever Trevor says...

Lets hope it won't be another 11-0 or whatever it was last year against their 2nd team.
Lets hope it won't be another 11-0 or whatever it was last year against their 2nd team. Clever Trevor
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9:28am Wed 11 Jun 14

DDDog1 says...

I last time we played them at their place we beat them,took over a thousand and we were only Connie south.
I last time we played them at their place we beat them,took over a thousand and we were only Connie south. DDDog1
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2:41pm Wed 11 Jun 14

sooty001 says...

Clever Trevor wrote:
Lets hope it won't be another 11-0 or whatever it was last year against their 2nd team.
Pessimistic comment
[quote][p][bold]Clever Trevor[/bold] wrote: Lets hope it won't be another 11-0 or whatever it was last year against their 2nd team.[/p][/quote]Pessimistic comment sooty001
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9:41pm Fri 13 Jun 14

JimMachen says...

DDDog1 wrote:
I last time we played them at their place we beat them,took over a thousand and we were only Connie south.
To be fair, had it been against any team other than one of the Football League clubs in Wales, then we would probably have taken virtually zero supporters. When we played Druids in the BBC Wales Bowling Ball thing, we took about thirty supporters despite the fact that we were gong to win £15k by beating them.

The excuse used by most people?

"We are going to the FA Cup match at Didcot."

The prize money for that game was about £1500 or less if I remember correctly.
[quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: I last time we played them at their place we beat them,took over a thousand and we were only Connie south.[/p][/quote]To be fair, had it been against any team other than one of the Football League clubs in Wales, then we would probably have taken virtually zero supporters. When we played Druids in the BBC Wales Bowling Ball thing, we took about thirty supporters despite the fact that we were gong to win £15k by beating them. The excuse used by most people? "We are going to the FA Cup match at Didcot." The prize money for that game was about £1500 or less if I remember correctly. JimMachen
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8:04pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Tony Soprano says...

JimMachen wrote:
DDDog1 wrote:
I last time we played them at their place we beat them,took over a thousand and we were only Connie south.
To be fair, had it been against any team other than one of the Football League clubs in Wales, then we would probably have taken virtually zero supporters. When we played Druids in the BBC Wales Bowling Ball thing, we took about thirty supporters despite the fact that we were gong to win £15k by beating them.

The excuse used by most people?

"We are going to the FA Cup match at Didcot."

The prize money for that game was about £1500 or less if I remember correctly.
that maybe so but if you proceed in the FA Cup there is always the chance of a big tie & big bucks, £15k can be small fry in comparison!! Plus playing Cardiff away or Druids away, no contest really is it? #hardlyrocketscience
[quote][p][bold]JimMachen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DDDog1[/bold] wrote: I last time we played them at their place we beat them,took over a thousand and we were only Connie south.[/p][/quote]To be fair, had it been against any team other than one of the Football League clubs in Wales, then we would probably have taken virtually zero supporters. When we played Druids in the BBC Wales Bowling Ball thing, we took about thirty supporters despite the fact that we were gong to win £15k by beating them. The excuse used by most people? "We are going to the FA Cup match at Didcot." The prize money for that game was about £1500 or less if I remember correctly.[/p][/quote]that maybe so but if you proceed in the FA Cup there is always the chance of a big tie & big bucks, £15k can be small fry in comparison!! Plus playing Cardiff away or Druids away, no contest really is it? #hardlyrocketscience Tony Soprano
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