The midweek win over Oxford in the Paint Pot Trophy, while not exactly inspiring for some 60-minutes, was a win nevertheless and moved us into the quarter finals...
Saturday lunchtime – ahead of our game with Plymouth – saw the draw for this made live on Soccer AM, as usual.
Again as usual it was on a regional basis draw and we have been reunited with a Pompey old boy as the draw saw us given the visit to Newport, managed by our former fullback Justin Edinburgh.
Once more, like we have with all our games in this competition so far, we have been handed an away game with the Welsh outfit.
The week beginning the 11th of November will be when this is played, but what are we thinking about this draw?
Not easy, and could have been harder I guess but could also have been worse and we must feel we have a chance to move another step closer to the regional final and then the overall final!
Lets have some views on this below please guys...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
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Tbh Welly I didn't really know .. so I looked it up ..This is what FA say about JPT ties
<i>21.1 The proceeds of all matches including replayed matches shall, after paying thereout the travelling expenses of the Visiting Club, the ground and other expenses of the match including VAT, floodlighting of the playing pitch and ancillary lighting (not to exceed £200), advertising, printing, postage, police charges, turnstile operators, stewards, contribution to first aid helpers and clearing the ground of snow, (provided in the case of the last mentioned item the Visiting Club is notified in advance of the match in question of the approximate cost) be divided as follows: -
21.1.1 45 per cent to each Club;
21.1.2 10 per cent to the Pool Account for division by the Board.</i>
So an away game costs us nothing and we might end up with 45% post expenses
A home game is the same but I would have thought there would be more expenses as we have a bigger ground ... (Just a thought)
What it doesn't say is how much of an attendance is required at what cost to 'generally' meet the costs ... but surely if it was run at a loss clubs would moan and not want to take part .. wouldn't they ?