Fulham have been drawn against Accrington Stanley or Gillingham in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Depending on how the third round tie turns out, it’s either a great day or a horrid one.

I’ve never been to Stanley and would like to. Nobody, though, needs reminding of what happened at Gillingham a few years ago and I don’t want to go back there in a hurry. Accrington are eleventh in League Two whilst Gillingham currently sit seventeenth in League One, two points off the relegation zone.

Their game was called off on Saturday – as yet there isn’t a rescheduled date for them to try again in Lancashire.


Southampton v Ipswich Town
Reading or Liverpool v Burnley
Millwall or Derby County v Brentford or Doncaster
Bristol City or Cardiff City v Arsenal
Notts County or Forest Green Rovers v Wigan Athletic
Scunthorpe United v Manchester City
West Bromwich Albion v Plymouth Argyle or Newcastle United
Everton v Nottingham Forest or Birmingham City
Accrington Stanley or Gillingham v Fulham
Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United or Queens Park Rangers
Portsmouth or Coventry City v Sunderland
Preston North End v Chelsea
Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion
Tranmere Rovers or Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace
Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United

Ties to played on the weekend of 22 and 23 January