Always interesting to play the “what if” game - we would have been Ball number 28 had we have won this week.
No we would have been ball 27. Macclesfield would not have been in the draw so as the numbers are allocated in alphabetical order we would have been 1 number lower than our current alphabetical position just ahead of Watford and after Tottenham.
By my calculations, we’d have had Watford at home.
West Ham away surely, the physical ball of Macclesfield would be swapped for ours, so it doesn’t matter what number it is. ???
Either way, Watford or West Ham, so a bad miss.
Forget about it… it would be against a reserve team with about 4000 inside a massive stadium… League all the way
Dodged a bullet there.
According to the BBC, though not verified by Welsh S, 24,833 were there which is a bit of a surprise.
We would not have got West Ham, the proposition “we would have got that team or been that ball” is not true.
If we would have beaten Macclesfield and been in the draw, the draw would have been a different draw, we would have had an equal chance of getting any team in the draw.
In the end if we would have got West Ham away (1 in 31 chance) then we probably did dodge a bullet…
Who cares…we lost!!