FA Cup QF Draw: Time, Channel, Palace’s Ball Number & Prize Money Breakdown

1 Posted by - February 18, 2019 - News

Crystal Palace booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the second time in three years with a 2-0 win over Doncaster Rovers yesterday, prompting Eagles fans everywhere to ask when and where the draw for the last eight will take place. 

With Chelsea v Manchester United all set to be screened live on BBC One at 7:30 this evening, we’ll see the draw straight after live on the same channel, with the balls being picked by former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher and ex-Chelsea man Wayne Bridge. 

This year’s competition has seen a number of less fashionable teams make their way through the pack with just Manchester City (4) and one of Chelsea or Manchester United (5) left in the bag from the stereotypical “Big Six”, alongside them are Wolverhampton Wanderers (1), Millwall (2), Crystal Palace (3), Swansea City (6), Watford (7) and Brighton & Hove Albion (8).

Whilst prize-money is seldom discussed as a particularly important factor in FA Cup success for Premier League sides, each of the eight teams are now guaranteed at least £360,000 for reaching the quarter-finals, with that sum jumping to £720,000 if they make it into this season’s semis.

The potential for ties against Brighton or Millwall is obviously exciting from a Palace perspective but in truth, I’ll just be happy to avoid Manchester City, United or Chelsea in the last eight. Let’s hope luck is on our side by the time the balls are let out of the bag. 

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2 Comments

  • Eric The Ninja February 18, 2019 - 10:43 am Reply

    We can beat anyone on our day. In a perfect world, we’d get Utd in the final. 3rd time lucky.

  • Gordon February 19, 2019 - 9:46 am Reply

    I might be wrong, but I’d interpreted the FA Cup prize fund payments for each round to be cumulative. If so we’ve already won £675k.

    This is how the FA list the payments on their website:
    The Emirates FA Cup
    Season 2018-19
    Payments made from The FA’s prize fund
    Extra preliminary round winners (184) £2,250 Losers receive £750
    Preliminary round winners (160) £2,890 Losers receive £960
    First round qualifying winners (116) £6,000
    Second Round Qualifying winners (80) £9,000
    Third Round Qualifying winners (40) £15,000
    Fourth Round Qualifying winners (32) £25,000
    First Round Proper winners (40) £36,000
    Second Round Proper winners (20) £54,000
    Third Round Proper winners (32) £135,000
    Fourth Round Proper winners (16) £180,000
    Fifth Round Proper winners (8) £360,000
    Quarter-Final winners (4) £720,000
    Semi-Final winners (2) £1,800,000
    Semi-Final losers (2) £900,000
    Final runners-up (1) £1,800,000
    Final winners (1) £3,600,000

    Amounts are per club in each round. Numbers in brackets represent the number of winning clubs per round

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