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FA Cup Saturday, Fourth Round: Open Thread

FA Cup with Budweiser FA Cup Saturday, Fourth Round: Open Thread

After Millwall beat Aston Villa in the FA Cup yesterday, what shocks — if any — can we expect to see today?

Depending on weather conditions, we may have five FA Cup matches on TV/Internet today for viewers in the United States. View the schedule here.

Join in the conversation with soccer fans from around in the comments section below.

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38 Responses to FA Cup Saturday, Fourth Round: Open Thread

  1. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Warm in Stoke today. 6 inches of snow dumped from the sky by 12am last night, had me worried the match would be off but the roads are moving and there should be little issue. Not sure if the Man City fans will all get here though.

    Man City have matched Stoke in size with the team hey’re putting out. Realistically n form they should beat us, I can see a draw today and the obligatory 3-0 defeat at Eastlands.

    I’m not going today, to busy with an assignment due in on Wednesday so I can’t afford the time. I’ll be listening to it with Ray Parlour on Talksport. He’s notg that big a muppet for an ex-gooner.

    Odds on Mancini’s got his scarf on. I reckon he’ll get clobbered by snowballs from teh Stoke fans.

  2. Timm says:

    Watching in the States this morning. So hoping that Stoke can win this one.

  3. Marc L says:

    Hoof it long, hoof it high, when at Stoke it’s in the sky.

  4. The Gaffer says:

    Good match so far between Stoke and Manchester City. Both teams creating plenty of chances. Man City is doing exceedingly well at passing the ball around the Stoke players. Lots of gaps opening up at the back. It’s only a matter of time before MCFC scores.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  5. Marc L says:

    He wears the club shop
    He wears the club shopppppp
    Ton-ny Pulis!
    He wears the club shop!

  6. IanCransonsKnees says:

    I thought Garcia needed life support when he went down like that. Then jumps up and sprints like Usain Bolt, cheating prick.

  7. Why? says:

    That tackle by Whelan, in fact it wasn’t even a tackle that was a purposeful attempt to injure as two footed stamps can’t play a ball, there is mo excuse for that. This is the kind of thing Stokes bad name comes from. If he isn’t punished after the fact that’s wrong as the F.A need sacking.

  8. Drock says:

    The match was listed for hd on directv guide, yet it isn’t being shown. What’s up with that?

  9. IanCransonsKnees says:

    That’s what we need to sign, a proper full back like Zabaleta.

  10. Smokey Bacon says:

    Well at least one boring team is out. Shame they could not both lose.

    Where was this thread yesterday? No love for the Lions from EPL Talk? It’s true…..

    No one likes us
    No one likes us
    No one likes us
    We don’t care
    We are Millwall
    Super Millwall
    We are Millwall
    From The Den

    Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    • The Gaffer says:

      Smokey Bacon, I’m embarrassed to say but I totally forgot there even was a FA Cup match yesterday until about 10 minutes before the match ended. I don’t think the match was on television or Internet in the States, though.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  11. Marc L says:

    Getting three points at Stoke? I literally cannot remember that happening. 1-1, 1-1, 1-1, 1-1, 0-1 going back to ’08 and then I think the clubs were in different divisions most of the ten years previous.

    Just love that Zabba! Rescues a match of generally good play but persistent failure to get that last ball right.

    VK’s calf injury hopefully not too bad, and did not appear to lose anyone else to Stoke’s characteristic violent thuggishness. (Oh, Stoke, you know I like you. The violent thuggishness is part of your charm.)

    • Marc L says:

      Plus at least one Cup loss down there that I can think of over the last five years. That place is a nightmare for City.

    • IanCransonsKnees says:

      Vincent Kompany went off, and is out for 2 games with a calf strain. How that muscle injury was caused by Stoke I’m unsure. More likely playing at less than a 100% fitness in the temperatures we’re having over here at the minute.

  12. The Gaffer says:

    Which matches are you watching? I’ve got Macclesfield vs Wigan on FS2Go and Brighton vs Arsenal on FOX Soccer.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  13. CTBlues says:

    Good segment on Match Day about how the “ball boy” is a muppet and how Hazard shouldn’t get a ban longer than Terry but probably will. Oh, and how nothing will happen to the kid because his daddy is one of the owners of Swansea.

  14. The Gaffer says:

    Should be a great second half between Brighton-Arsenal.

    Andre Santos is appalling once again. Why does Wenger continue to give these players chances to pull on the Gunners shirt when they’re obviously out of their depth? Wenger would be better off giving an Arsenal youngster a chance — someone who is hungry to play for the club.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  15. Marc L says:

    QPR getting rolled by the “Franchise?”

    Oh, I so hope we draw them in the next rounds. Hate those bastards and would love to drop about 4 on them.

  16. The Gaffer says:

    Congratulations to Luton Town and MK Dons at a couple of massive wins today against Premier League opposition.

    Good performance by Brighton today, too, but an even better one for Arsenal up front.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

    • Jack Tomczuk says:

      Giroud was great today, but I’m very worried about the defence without Vermaelen.

      Brighton played very well. Wouldn’t be surprised to see them at Wembley in the playoff final, though they do have a little catching up to do at the moment.

      • IanCransonsKnees says:

        By the sounds of yesterdays little tantrum Newcastle have signed all the players Arsene was scouting Jack.

        • Jack Tomczuk says:

          It’s appears so IanCransonsKnees because his rant was inexplicable.

          Wenger misses the days when he had the pick of the French League.

  17. The Gaffer says:

    Game over at Old Trafford within 2 minutes.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  18. Dust says:

    Great result for Luton… & MK Dons, pleased for the dons people hate on them without really understanding the issues that forced the club to move.

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