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as Jim Bowen famously said...

By Paul Butler (legacy user)13/10/2014 12:18Mon Oct 13 12:18:55 2014

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..."Lets have a look at what you could have won"

Bristol Rovers at home, the biggest home FA Cup tie since I started watching Hendon in 1999-2000, would have been our reward for beating Dorchester.

Even more gutted now.

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Could have

By Jeff Hill (legacy user)13/10/2014 14:05Mon Oct 13 14:05:40 2014In response to as Jim Bowen famously said...Top of thread

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but probably not. The butterfly effect from a changed result on Saturday would have made the chances of drawing Bristol Rovers revert to 63 to 1.

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It would have been the same

By David B (legacy user)14/10/2014 00:14Tue Oct 14 00:14:48 2014In response to Could haveTop of thread

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One of the joys of the FA Cup draw is that you know who you would have got because the ball number is the same as the tie number in the previous round - or whatever it would have been when the teams enter come in (teams entering are always the first in numbering).

The 32 tie winners from the fourth qualifying round will be numbered from 49 in the first round draw. Dorchester (ball 42, because the Hendon match had been tie 18) v Bristol Rovers (ball 7) is tie 14, so the winner will be ball 62.

Arsenal will be No.1 in the third round draw until AFC Wimbledon (or any other AFC team), Aldershot, Alfreton or Altrincham get into the Championship.

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By Jeff Hill (legacy user)14/10/2014 01:13Tue Oct 14 01:13:42 2014In response to It would have been the sameTop of thread

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The draw was not predetermined prior to our match, the balls still had to be pulled out of a hat. Having the same number as Dorchester would indictate we would have got the same draw, but even a rudimentary understanding of the butterfly effect shows that the course of history would have changed if Saturday's match had finished differently, enough to have affected the puling of balls from a hat.
Repeat the draw now, using the same numbers, and what are the odds of it being the same.

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