Even though we are through by right, our opponents (Burnley or Liverpool) have yet to play their Third Round tie at Turf Moor as a result of torrential rain in Lancashire. The second attempt to play the match will take place on Jan 18th. If it goes to a replay (usually 10 days after the original game), it could mean that a Third Round replay might not be played until the day of the Fourth Round, which could mean that our trip might be a mid-week affair!
As it is, the Fourth Round ties are due to take place over the weekend of Jan 29 & 30.
Another tie of note is a small matter of a local derby between Southampton and Portsmouth at St Mary's! Given recent events, a lively affair is pretty much guaranteed!!