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FA Cup Third Round, Sunday: Open Thread

man united swansea programme FA Cup Third Round, Sunday: Open Thread

Manchester United plays Swansea City in the final FA Cup match of the day. At Old Trafford, the starting line-ups are in:

Manchester United: Lindegaard; Smalling, Evans, Ferdinand, Büttner; Valencia, Fletcher, Cleverley, Kagawa; Welbeck, Hernandez.

Subs: De Gea, Fabio, Anderson, Carrick, Giggs, Zaha, Januzaj.

Swansea City: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Amat, Chico Flores, Taylor, Britton (capt), de Guzman, Shelvey, Pozuelo, Routledge, Bon

Subs: Cornell, Davies, Williams, Rangel, Canas, Donnelly, Vazquez

Out of the six FA Cup matches today, three of them will be televised.

Here’s today’s TV schedule for soccer fans in the United States:

Nottingham Forest vs West Ham (FA Cup third round), 7am, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Derby County vs Chelsea (FA Cup third round), 9:15am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Manchester United vs Swansea (FA Cup third round), 11.30am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go

Today’s FA Cup matches that are not being shown on television or Internet in the United States are:

Sunderland vs Carlisle United (FA Cup third round), 9am ET
Liverpool vs Oldham (FA Cup third round), 10am ET
Port Vale vs Plymouth Argyle (FA Cup third round), 10am ET

Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

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102 Responses to FA Cup Third Round, Sunday: Open Thread

  1. Rizki says:

    Who Commentator Derby-Chelsea,MUFC-Swansea game??For World Feed?

  2. Guy says:

    What? No commentary from jtm? Wake up!

  3. goisles01 says:

    a whole nother channel to be used by fox. why no LFC?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      The game isn’t being televised by anyone. Possibly LFC TV. But BT Sport isn’t showing the game either.

      • DaveM says:

        Correct. This is a case of FOX showing what is available to them and the 3 matches they are showing today are the same 3 being broadcast in the UK.

        Even the “unofficial” streaming sites are not listing the other 3 matches as being available anywhere.

      • Paul says:

        No and it’s a farce! There’s no live feed being offered to any international broadcaster. Ridiculous considering there’s no closed window on a Sunday and Anfield is completely sold out… there’s nothing to protect and yet they’re still blacking it out.

  4. Christopher Harris says:

    Watching the first half of the Forest-West Ham game, there’s only one team that is playing like a Premier League side and it isn’t the Hammers.

  5. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Forest should be 3 up, could do with a draw in this from a selfish POV.

  6. Guy says:

    Tricky Trees ready to march on!

  7. Smokey Bacon says:

    How does Allardyce survive this one?

  8. Abdirahman says:

    any body who has an idea is there any internet feed that streaming live liverbool vs oldham?its black out here!

    • Paul says:

      The FA aren’t offering a live feed from Anfield. Not being shown live by any broadcaster anywhere in the world I’m afraid! Time to go back in time and all sit around the radio :-o

  9. goisles01 says:

    which is the premier league side again?

  10. Guy says:

    I don’t care what team WHU has out there, that’s embarrassing.

  11. IanCransonsKnees says:

    I hope jtm has managed to see this game. Danny Higginbotham is co-commentator on Talksport, first time I’ve heard him and he’s excellent (and that’s without any Stoke bias).

  12. scrumper says:

    Come on Derby stuff Chelsea!

  13. Christopher Harris says:

    How more incompetent can FOX Sports be? They had the opportunity to show the FA Cup Fourth Round Draw live on FOX Sports 1. The draw only took a few minutes but they decided to joke about Martin Allen instead of concentrating on the draw itself.

  14. goisles01 says:

    I may be crazy but I nominate Sunderland as the side to make a run this year. I have no facts to support it. :D

  15. scrumper says:

    Fox (typically) missed a great opportunity to provide some history on Derby for US viewers and explain why their old stadium was called “The Baseball Ground”

  16. goisles01 says:

    Brendan Rodgers 20 yr old son Anton is on the bench to start at Anfield

  17. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Graham Courtney giving an update on the Sunderlsnd v Carlisle match “Jozy Altidore, absolutely useless”.

  18. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Bugger, fancied a trip to Derby.

  19. goisles01 says:

    great 1-touch passing and 2nd goal from Chelsea from the throw in

  20. jtm371 says:

    Guy,IAN,Marc L
    Thanks for all the kind words for me and Forest.It has been a tough couple of weeks and football and Forest did not matter.Some health concerns for my wife but i think were on the right track.The win today was great had to watch it at a friends house in the basement with no computer to post.I hope Forest will get the striker they need and push on to promotion.GO FOREST COYRS!

    • IanCransonsKnees says:

      Good news on both scores then. I’ve got an image of you locked downstairs, screaming and shouting at the screen, with a family oblivious to the joys of football sitting upstairs wondering what the hell’s going on.

    • Smokey Bacon says:

      Welcome back buddy.

    • Marc L says:

      Best wishes to you and your wife. These things are immeasurably more important that any football result.

      But I come in just now and see HOLY &^%$ing HELL WHAT A RESULT!!!!!

      Who is this Jamie Paterson? Whoever he is, well done lad!

      • jtm371 says:

        Marc L
        Thanks a lot you have that right football and promotion takes a backseat to life.I hope this is not the high water mark for Forest.They still need a striker.

  21. goisles01 says:

    Iago Aspas scores! Liverpool 1:0

  22. Abdirahman says:

    Shock of the round liverbool drawing oldham

  23. Mufc77 says:

    Oh great its the first half kick.

  24. Christopher Harris says:

    Just lovely FOX Sports. The cameras get ready to show the teams shaking hands, and then they break to commercial.

    • goisles01 says:

      I never minded fox coverage last year. That said this year going from NBC to Fox is like going from HD back to standard

  25. goisles01 says:

    An OG from oldham has doubled Liverpools lead 2:0 at the 78′

  26. Smokey Bacon says:

    I just don’t see how Swansea can win in that kit. It’s hideous.

  27. goisles01 says:

    Anton Rodgers is on to face his fathers side. A moment of pride for the Rodgers family. 85″

  28. goisles01 says:

    FT @ Anfield; Liverpool 2:0 Oldham Athletic. payback for last year. >:)

  29. goisles01 says:

    had to double take on that Forest-West Ham scoreline. Thought it was a hockey score. :O

  30. Abdirahman says:

    United one man down struggling at the moment they are very lucky if they see out draw this one.

  31. Christopher Harris says:

    Someone should tell commentator Gary Taphouse it’s Michael Laudrup, not Brian Laudrup. He’s been saying the wrong name all game.

  32. velocity_grl says:

    I’ve been ABU for as long as I’ve been watching the EPL, but I’m gonna confess right now that every time I see that sinking look on Moyes’ face I want to give him a hug.

    What a terrible position he’s in.

  33. Abdirahman says:

    Every time jim begling commentating manchester united it ends defeat

  34. Smokey Bacon says:

    I’ll say it now. Moyes is out at the end of the season.

  35. goisles01 says:

    Not so shocking result, given this years forms, @ Old Trafford with Swansea winning

  36. Christopher Harris says:

    Wilfried “Daddy Cool” Bony scores Swansea’s biggest goal of the season.

  37. goisles01 says:

    Uniteds worst fear. Out of the cup, @ home and have to worry about an injury to Ferdinand on top of that

  38. Canadian Bacon says:

    What an embarrassing club..

  39. Paul says:

    So then United supporters… how does it feel now that the shoe is finally on the other foot? Remember when you could all come and gloat at the expense of other clubs while you were riding high on your wave under Fergie’s rule?

    Wonder if the final nail in the coffin be seeing Liverpool take a top 4 spot at your expense?

    • JJ says:

      Well we are a bigger club than Liverpool and make more money than you guy so even if we have a bad season we will be back.

      • Paul says:

        Without one of the best managers that has ever walked this earth, you’re now experiencing what it’s like to live in a world of mediocrity. Man United and Liverpool are the two biggest English clubs on the planet. The supposed bigger club is heading in the wrong direction at what seems like a rapid rate.

        You’ll be surprised at how much the lack of Champions League football can affect a club not only in cash generated but also the type of player that can be attracted. Do you think the likes of Rooney will stick around if top 4 is missed this season? Or maybe he’s just stalling on signing a new contract until after the World Cup for other reasons?

        It’s a pivotal season for United and at the moment, with a manager who is so clearly out of his depth, the problem needs addressing now. These days in football, you snooze… you lose big time!

  40. goisles01 says:

    Lets remember no Van Persie or Rooney. Last year Van Persie was @ the end of so many last minute comebacks by United. His skill is sorely missed.

    • velocity_grl says:

      Fair point, but it seems like MU’s mojo is absolutely missing.

      Happens all the time in sport-an untouchable team has a stumble, loses a few surprise games, the shine comes off all their trophies a little, the fans start screaming, and suddenly…the shoulders start to slump.

      What is most sad to me (and I’m really gritting my teeth here, not liking MU in the least) is that it doesn’t seem like there’s anything to pull them out of their funk, to make them believe that they can pull out all those ‘Fergie time’ goals, to put that confident swagger back. I’m beginning to wonder if Moyes can do it.

      It’s one thing to try to make a team play better, but a more difficult thing to make them believe again. That’s how you find out who the true legends are.

      • Smokey Bacon says:

        Moyes needs to find his hairdryer.

      • goisles01 says:

        Velocity. It was Van Persie that scored all those “Fergie Time” goals last year. I would say if Sir Alex had an injury prone Van Persie last year, which was his reputation, it would’ve been a different story for ManU. Maybe Ferguson would’ve found himself in the same position Moyes is in now.

      • goisles01 says:

        Mojo goes as far as your top players can take you

        • velocity_grl says:

          Not arguing with you, goisles-just wondering aloud about Moyes and how one goes about managing a club that has had an absolute legend at the helm for many years.

          VanPersie, and Rooney (if he’s motivated) should markedly improve things.

  41. ianor says:

    moyes has to go other wise this club will be in the relegation zone in may… get out mooooyeeees simply…

  42. Keep Calm and Carry On Glory Hunting says:

    Man Utd started XI imposters on Sunday.

    Moyes is saving the “A” team for the League Cup on Tuesday.

    Mission Accomplished for the XI impostors. No need to worry about replays or fixture congestion.

    The FA Cup is NOT a priority for the big money clubs.

    Keep Calm and Carry On Glory Hunting

    • goisles01 says:

      So when Chelsea gets the double or ManU gets the treble its by accident?

    • Paul says:

      “The FA Cup is NOT a priority for the big money clubs”

      So by your reckoning, the League Cup is?

      At least the FA Cup prize fund is just under £2million, which is still pretty poor, but a whole lot better than the paltry £100,000 or so that the League Cup winner gets.

      The only clubs that would appreciate the money granted from the League Cup are in the lower leagues… it’s small change to Premier League clubs.

      Let’s say your scenario was correct – Moyes should pack his bags now because no manager should ever prioritise in any order other than:

      Premier League
      Champions League
      FA Cup
      League Cup

      • goisles01 says:

        Actually think clubs prioritize the Champions league above league champions

        • Paul says:

          It’s subjective, but my personal opinion is that the domestic league title is the most important. The Champions League is a BIG priority – who wouldn’t want to be regarded as the best in Europe? I’d rather win the marathon that is domestic league first though.

      • Keep Calm and Carry On Glory Hunting says:

        The League Cup SEMIFINAL is much more important than an FA Cup Round of 64 match.

  43. Abdirahman says:

    This is rubbish!how can you said league cup is bigger than fa cup. Come on. This is the oldest competion in the world and the most respectifull trophy.

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