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Royals face Liverpool

Before 2005 a home tie with Liverpool in the FA cup would have been any Royals fans dream but after drawing the Reds in the third round of the competition this season, there was a little bit of disapointment among the Reading faithful.


Don't get me wrong, a tie with one of the big four will always be welcome and a full house at the Madejski Stadium is sure to keep Mr Madejski and the clubs directors happy, but we have been there and done that!


Many Loyal Royals were hoping for a trip to Swindon (who face Fulham), Oxford (who will face Sunderland if they overcome a replay with Barrow) or Aldershot (who will play Wolves if they beat Tranmere in a replay at the Recreation ground).


The last time we met the Reds at the Mad Stad was in Deceber 2007 when goals from Stephen Hunt, Kevin Doyle and James Harper gave us a famous 3-1 win.


The full draw is here, and the ties will be played on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd January, and there's a good chance the game could be live on TV.


Tottenham v Peterborough United
Brentford v Doncaster Rovers
Middlesbrough v Manchester City
Stoke City v York City
Notts County v Forest Green Rovers
Huddersfield Town v West Bromwich Albion
Sheffield United v QPR
MK Dons v Burnley
Chelsea v Watford
Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City
Preston North End v Colchester United
West Ham United v Arsenal
Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers
Portsmouth v Coventry City
Sunderland v Oxford United or Barrow
Wigan Athletic v Hull City
Everton v Carlisle United
Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace
Tranmere Rovers or Aldershot Town v Wolves
Blackpool v Ipswich Town
Fulham v Swindon Town
Stockport County or Torquay v Brighton
Scunthorpe United v Barnsley
Southampton v Rotherham United or Luton Town
Bristol City v Cardiff City
Reading v Liverpool
Staines Town or Millwall v Derby County
Plymouth Argyle v Newcastle United
Leicester City v Swansea City
Bolton Wanderers v Lincoln City
Accrington Stanley or Barnet v Gillingham
Manchester United v Kettering Town or Leeds United



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Steve Guscott
Date:Monday November 30 2009
Time: 9:39AM

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