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

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

Just like yesterday, today we have two FA Cup matches and two Premier League games. The action begins with the early kick-off at Molineux between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United (9:30am ET kickoff). The key to this match will be the first 20 minutes. If Wolves isn’t playing well, it’s quite possible that their own supporters may turn on the team, so the last thing Manchester United will want is to let Terry Connor’s side score or play well.

Thirty five minutes after Wolves and Man United kick off in the Premier League, Chelsea plays Leicester City in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge. I wouldn’t be surprised if Di Matteo rests some of the Chelsea players who battled back against Napoli to win in the mid-week. Leicester, however, will be dreaming of a FA Cup upset to make it to Wembley for the semi-final.

Two hours later, Liverpool plays Stoke City in the second FA Cup match of the day. The Reds will be gunning for a win here to help them move closer to getting their second piece of silverware this season.

Last but not least, Newcastle United plays Norwich City in the Premier League (Noon ET kickoff time). Both teams have gone through a dip in form. United hasn’t won their past four matches, while City hasn’t won their last three.

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

  1. Jon says:

    Will anybody miss Wolves when they’re gone?

    • The Gaffer says:

      Here are a few reasons I would miss Wolves in the Premier League:

      1) They’re a financially sound Premier League that has little to no debt,
      2) They’re expanding Molineux and building for the future,
      3) At the heart of the team, they have talented footballers like Jamie O’Hara, Steven Fletcher, Kevin Doyle, Roger Johnson and Matt Jarvis, and
      4) The club is one of the greats of English football, made most famous by their cup winning side of the ’50s and ’60s.

      But the brand of football they play could be far better. They’re not a team in the proper sense.

      I’ll be sad to see them go down. But if they do relegated, I hope a better footballing team replaces them from the Championship.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  2. CTBlues says:

    When will the draw be for the next round of the FA Cup?

    Also I saw what you did there Gaffer, ” United hasn’t won their past four matches, while City hasn’t won their last three.” ;)

    • The Gaffer says:

      CTBlues, ah you caught me there. That was on purpose, to prove a point! :)

      The semi-finals for the FA Cup are:

      Spurs or Bolton vs Chelsea
      Liverpool vs Sunderland or Everton

      We could end up with two derbies in the semi-finals, or there could be one or two surprise teams there. I wouldn’t count Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland out. O’Neill is a good cup manager.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  3. CTBlues says:

    Gaffer,

    Chelsea will be playing Celtic at Yankee Stadium this summer no date yet.

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1032645/chelsea-and-celtic-to-meet-at-yankee-stadium?cc=5901

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