Date: 4th December 2006 at 12:51pm
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I’m sure the old cliches will be trooped out thick and fast today – ‘we wanted a home draw’; ‘it will be a tough tie’; etc

Yet I get the feeling Glenn Roeder will be saying: ‘Oh bollocks!’ after Newcastle were drawn against Birmingham City at St Andrews.

THIRD ROUND

Blackpool v Aldershot or Basingstoke
Barnet v Colchester
Sheffield United v Swansea
Reading v Burnley
Portsmouth v Wigan
Mansfield or Doncaster v Bolton
West Ham v Brighton
Leicester v Fulham
Derby v Wrexham
Wolves v Oldham
Bury or Chester v Ipswich
Manchester United v Aston Villa
Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City
Tamworth v Norwich
Salisbury or Forest v Charlton
Cardiff v Tottenham
Preston v Sunderland
Liverpool v Arsenal
Bristol Rovers or Bournemouth v Hereford
Watford v Stockport
Crystal Palace v Swindon
Bristol City v Coventry City
Peterbrough v Plymouth Argyle
QPR v Luton
Southend v Barnsley
West Brom v Leeds
Hull City v Middlesbrough
Birmingham City v Newcastle
Torquay or Leyton Orient v Southampton
Everton v Blackburn
Chelsea v Macclesfield
Stoke City v Bradford City or Millwall


Ties to be played on weekend of January 6&7.
Second-round replay dates

Tuesday December 12

Basingstoke v Aldershot (1945)
Bournemouth v Bristol Rovers (1945)
Chester v Bury (1945)
Doncaster v Mansfield (1945)
Leyton Orient v Torquay (1945)
Millwall v Bradford (1945)
Nottingham Forest v Salisbury (1945)