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06 Jan 2019 19:59 #1 by cufcmike
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It seems like every other football league club has pulled off an upset against top flight opposition apart from us. At least not in my life time, have we ever?

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06 Jan 2019 20:09 #2 by Urban Designer
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QPR 1986

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06 Jan 2019 20:10 #3 by 182blue
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We beat QPR in the mid-80s when they were in the top flight , though this probably stretches the definition of an upset.
Oldham and Newport beating top flight sides is head scratching stuff, when you consider how poor the football in League 2 has been, this season.
You would imagine that fringe players that are not regular starters for Premier League sides, given the riches of the Premier League, would easily be good enough to see off League 2 sides. Also you would be expecting any such players to be up for the game as a chance to impress the manager.
When Carlisle play a Premier League side , as we have done a few times over recent years, I find it hard to get excited about it.
When we played Blackburn earlier in the season they could have scored 10 and we were 2-0 down after 5 minutes.
Anyhow , well done to all the clubs who have pulled it off this weekend.

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06 Jan 2019 20:20 #4 by nobbyblue
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We beat Newcastle at St James in 1968. What more do you want?
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06 Jan 2019 20:40 #5 by I love jamesphillips
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cufcmike wrote: It seems like every other football league club has pulled off an upset against top flight opposition apart from us. At least not in my life time, have we ever?



Ha ha ha ha ha ........
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06 Jan 2019 22:32 #6 by Mouldy
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I saw us beat a tasty looking Pirelli team in the Cumberland Cup once. Does that count?

all views my own

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06 Jan 2019 22:34 #7 by Mr Quint
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One draw back to supporting a ‘lower league club’ means I derive no pleasure or satisfaction from other ‘lower league teams’ winning. Even Burnley being beaten by Lincoln. I hate Barnet, I want to vomit when I hear the cowleys. Gillingham are a bunch of [censored] and bollocks to Accrington.
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06 Jan 2019 22:54 - 06 Jan 2019 22:56 #8 by Tonyhemmings
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Beat Chelsea 1-0 in the 1969/70 league cup, they finished 3rd in the 1st division & won the F.A cup that season. Also in the league cup we beat Manchester City 2-1 in 1970-71.

In the F.A cup we've had some decent draws against Arsenal, Birmingham City, Liverpool and Manchester United. Probably our biggest F.A cup upset against a top tier team not counting the already mentioned Newcastle match would be when we beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 in a 3rd round replay in 1970.
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06 Jan 2019 22:54 #9 by ParcelPete
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Bottom half of the Premier don't give a [censored] about the F A cup making 7,8 or 9 changes,it's all about not being relegated and keeping on the gravy train.
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06 Jan 2019 23:02 #10 by crunchblue
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Not in my lifetime we haven’t. The closest we’ve been is taking Liverpool to penalties.

When we took the lead after 2 minutes against premier league Portsmouth under Abbott I really did believe, but that didn’t last long.

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06 Jan 2019 23:10 #11 by CCU
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ParcelPete wrote: Bottom half of the Premier don't give a [censored] about the F A cup making 7,8 or 9 changes,it's all about not being relegated and keeping on the gravy train.


Co-incidence of the current bottom six that Fulham, Huddersfield and Fulham have all gone out, Newcastle and Southampton only drew against Championship opposition, and Burnley laboured to a 1-0 over L1 Barnsley?

Win or Lose, Up The Blues!

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06 Jan 2019 23:22 #12 by DeckchairBlue
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Mr Quint wrote: One draw back to supporting a ‘lower league club’ means I derive no pleasure or satisfaction from other ‘lower league teams’ winning. Even Burnley being beaten by Lincoln. I hate Barnet, I want to vomit when I hear the cowleys. Gillingham are a bunch of [censored] and bollocks to Accrington.


Completely agree, that run Lincoln task is the reason they are where they are now, the money they took in from it cleared their debt and paid for a new training ground.

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06 Jan 2019 23:45 #13 by I love jamesphillips
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ParcelPete wrote: Bottom half of the Premier don't give a [censored] about the F A cup making 7,8 or 9 changes,it's all about not being relegated and keeping on the gravy train.

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[censored] off Pete ya mad mush

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06 Jan 2019 23:54 #14 by deeksme
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QPR were a decent outfit in 86, beat Liverpool (who won the double that season) over 2 leagues in a (bonkers) league cup semi-final; we were pretty awful at the time, after a dismal first half of the season.
We lost to peterborough in the next round though.

I think I'm right in saying that when we beat Tranmere in 97, it was the first time we'd beaten a team more than 1 division above us. Almost all of our brilliant cup results came in the 65-86 era when we usually in the 2nd tier.

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07 Jan 2019 00:04 #15 by crunchblue
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Speaking of QPR, our victory at Loftus Road in 2015 was pretty impressive for a league 2 team considering they’d just came down from the premier league.

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07 Jan 2019 00:05 #16 by DeckchairBlue
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CCU wrote:

ParcelPete wrote: Bottom half of the Premier don't give a [censored] about the F A cup making 7,8 or 9 changes,it's all about not being relegated and keeping on the gravy train.


Co-incidence of the current bottom six that Fulham, Huddersfield and Fulham have all gone out, Newcastle and Southampton only drew against Championship opposition, and Burnley laboured to a 1-0 over L1 Barnsley?


Spurs and City both made 8 changes for their games, didn't seem to impact their results.

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07 Jan 2019 00:06 #17 by munchymagic
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crunchblue wrote: Speaking of QPR, our victory at Loftus Road in 2015 was pretty impressive for a league 2 team considering they’d just came down from the premier league.


That one wont count to some as it was under Keith Curle….

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07 Jan 2019 00:18 #18 by Urban Designer
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We knocked out the cup holders Sunderland in the 70s? They were Division 2, I think but we beat them at their own place.

As for League 2 teams Im happy for none of them as they will have money to spend in the January transfer window. I think Oldham are now a good outside bet to go up and Lincoln will certainly invest and go up.

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07 Jan 2019 05:24 #19 by Dancingbear
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We beat Spurs 2-1 at half time once in the 90s

There's only one way of life and that's your own!!!

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07 Jan 2019 08:29 #20 by heilkmoon
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Aidan McCaffery knocked over a tea service in Bulloughs once and had to pay for it.

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07 Jan 2019 12:37 #21 by High Street
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What league were Blackburn in, when we knocked them out of the league cup a few years ago?

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07 Jan 2019 13:13 #22 by CCU
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High Street wrote: What league were Blackburn in, when we knocked them out of the league cup a few years ago?


We were L1 and they were Championship...

Win or Lose, Up The Blues!

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07 Jan 2019 14:44 #23 by ParcelPete
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How about.
Manchester United 1 Carlisle United 2 in the F A youth cup,quite an achievement knocking them out in a team including Danny Drinkwater and Danny Welbeck,Eric Kinder's team were very good though and included Tom Aldred,Andy Cook and Gary Madine.
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08 Jan 2019 03:54 #24 by cufcmike
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ParcelPete wrote: How about.
Manchester United 1 Carlisle United 2 in the F A youth cup,quite an achievement knocking them out in a team including Danny Drinkwater and Danny Welbeck,Eric Kinder's team were very good though and included Tom Aldred,Andy Cook and Gary Madine.


And of course Steven Hindmarch scored an absolute screamer in that game. So much potential wasted.

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08 Jan 2019 13:25 #25 by cousinscotty
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It seems ridiculous now but we had quite a giant-killing when, as a fourth-tier club, we knocked out second-tier Tranmere from the League Cup. John Aldridge was sent off, I think...

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08 Jan 2019 13:31 #26 by CCU
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cousinscotty wrote: It seems ridiculous now but we had quite a giant-killing when, as a fourth-tier club, we knocked out second-tier Tranmere from the League Cup. John Aldridge was sent off, I think...


That was FA Cup in Jan 97, you can enjoy the sending off again here:



We then had Sheff Wed at Home in the 4th Round...

Win or Lose, Up The Blues!
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