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Premier League and FA Cup Saturday, Gameweek 29 and 6th Round: Open Thread

fa cup Premier League and FA Cup Saturday, Gameweek 29 and 6th Round: Open Thread

In gameweek 29 of the Premier League, we now have 10 games left in the Premier League. As Sir Alex Ferguson says, we’re entering ‘squeaky bum time,’ where the matches get harder for all clubs involved. The ones near the bottom are fighting for survival, while the ones are the top are fighting for silverware.

In Premier League action today, we have just two matches (the remainder are spread between Sunday and Wednesday because of this weekend’s FA Cup matches). At 11am ET/3pm GMT, Wigan plays West Brom, while Fulham is at home against Swansea. Suffice to say, out of those two matches, Wigan is the team who is in a must-win situation today.

In the FA Cup, we’re now in the sixth round — just one match away from the semi-finals at Wembley. Everton takes on Sunderland at 8:45am ET in a match where both sides would love to get a win, to get a step closer to a trophy. Then, in the late kick-off, Tottenham plays Bolton at 1:30pm ET. You would imagine that this will be an easy win for Spurs, but based on their performances in recent weeks, Bolton might be in with a chance today.

Before, during and after the FA Cup and Premier League matches today, post your rants, raves, questions and observations in the comments section below.

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9 Responses to Premier League and FA Cup Saturday, Gameweek 29 and 6th Round: Open Thread

  1. The Gaffer says:

    Very impressive to see 6,000 Sunderland fans at Goodison, in full voice. But Sunderland looks like the walking wounded out there — Nicklas Bendtner with his face mask, and John O’Shea with his hand and arm all wrapped up. And that’s before the match even kicked off.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  2. The Gaffer says:

    Excellent first half between Everton and Sunderland. Should be a cracking second half.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  3. jtm371 says:

    Would have been nice if Everton would have shown this kind of fight against LFC.

  4. toffees58 says:

    Agreed, pathetic display last tuesday from the blues. much better effort today.

    • Paul says:

      The fact he didn’t field a full strength squad on Tuesday because he had today to think of played a huge part in that

  5. olivert says:

    Muamba of Bolton collapsed at 41st minute mark of FA Cup tie at Spurs. Cardiac arrest. CPR administered by medics. Match abandoned by Referee Howard Webb after consultation with managers. Expect The Gaffer to post later tonight on this.

  6. Gary says:

    Very sad to see Muamba fighting for his life after collapsing on the field. Very sensible by Howard Webb to abandon the game. Hope and pray Muamba survives. Things like this puts priorities in perspective.

  7. The Gaffer says:

    Fabrice Muamba collapsed in the first half against Tottenham, with a suspected heart attack. Resuscitation attempted on pitch, rushed to hospital where ambulance workers tried to resuscitate him en route.

    Let’s pray for Fabrice Muamba and hope that he survives.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

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