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FA Cup Fifth Round, Saturday: Open Thread

fa cup trophy FA Cup Fifth Round, Saturday: Open Thread

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

Sunderland vs Southampton (FA Cup), 7:45am, FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2Go
Cardiff vs Wigan (FA Cup), 10am, FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2Go
Sheffield Wednesday vs Charlton (FA Cup), 10am, FOX Soccer 2Go - Postponed
Manchester City vs Chelsea (FA Cup), 12:15pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2Go

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 Saturday.

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52 Responses to FA Cup Fifth Round, Saturday: Open Thread

  1. Ianor says:

    Who will are the commentators for the big one vs chelsea? Mowbruy or tyler? Guess between those two.

  2. Brian says:

    Sheffield Wednesday vs Charlton game has been postponed due to waterlogged pitch. Weather still causing havoc in England.

  3. Ianor says:

    Yeh that game is off. interesting to see if the one in manchester will go head tonight.

  4. Brian says:

    Watching Fox Sports 2 in SD is such a difference to watching NBCSN and EXtera Time in HD. And both big games City-Chelsea and Arsenal-Liverpool are also on FS2. Hate it.

    • scott says:

      I know fox is such a disaster. Both the big games should be on fox over the air. I guess college basketball or racing take precedent, pathetic.

      • Brian says:

        Agree. That and the fact that FS2 has that annoying ticker at the bottom with scores and results from the world of sport. Fox is reminding me how much I hated them when they had the EPL.

        • AJ says:

          This is FOX’s attempt to create more demand for FS2. I am upset that instead of Sunderland/Southampton they showed Fox Sports Live replays.

  5. Ianor says:

    Just love the way peter drury annouces the goal. Great commentator!

  6. Smokey Bacon says:

    Look at all the empty seats. Pathetic attendance at the stadium of light. The FA Cup is dying.

  7. Laurent says:

    Fox not even working in NYC. Concerned for MCFC CHE. Watching Wigan. Fox is terrible on and FREE REBECCA LOWE!

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Speaking of Rebecca Lowe, has anyone seen her on the Olympics yet? I’ve tuned in but haven’t seen her once.

      • Brian says:

        I haven’t seen her either. Why did NBC bother to send her there I don’t know.

      • scott says:

        Me neither, which is strange nbc’s stable of talent kind of sucks, you think they would have found a way to use her.

      • CTBlues says:

        I have been watching a lot of the Olympics and I have not seen or heard her but I have seen and heard Lee Diffy that does their open racing coverage.

        • AJ says:

          I’m not sure where she is but I saw proof she’s been on. I saw a video where she bet Al Michaels (what he called) “a pence” or about a quarter that the Britain would beat the U.S. in women’s curling.

      • Javier says:

        She interviewed a couple US Hockey players in the studio yesterday. The video is on the NBC Live Extra app.

        • rory says:

          Pity FIFA doesn’t use the Hockey format for penalty kick shootouts – maybe England might actually win one. Just have Gerrard and Lambert take all the kicks!

      • Jeff says:

        She’s been hosting the early morning coverage from 3am ET to around 8am/9am ET. The reason why it’s hard to spot Rebecca or any of the hosts is because they only appear briefly between events or in breaks during said events

  8. Mufc77 says:

    Anyone know what channel # fox is on in the Philadelphia area.

  9. Brian says:

    Wigan beating Cardiff at halftime so the FA Cup holders are still in it. Another game in which the attendance is lacking. At this stage of the season teams like Cardiff and Sunderland are more interested in league survival so the FA Cup isn’t a priority.

  10. Ianor says:

    The fa cup certainly losing his prestigous! Those clubs like sunderland and cardiff making it worse,and ugly this beatifull and historic trophy. Expecting a full house etihad later.

  11. Christopher Harris says:

    Congratulations to Wigan Athletic on a well-deserved victory against Cardiff City. Wigan are now in the final eight.

  12. Ianor says:

    Do yu think chris they can go all the way again this year?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      It all depends what happens in the draw tomorrow. With two of the following teams getting knocked out of this round (Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal), it’s possible.

  13. CTBlues says:

    Did FOX think by putting these big games on FS2 it would get people to complain to their providers to add the channel? Putting preseason NASCAR on FS1 is just a joke.

  14. Christopher Harris says:

    Interesting to see FOX mixing things up a bit today. Host Will Selva instead of Rob Stone. And FOX has hired Dani Behr who could be a replacement for Julie Stewart-Binks. Although JSB is in Sochi, so it could be a temporary change.

    Good to see Mario Melchiot back on the screen especially with his ties to Chelsea in the past.

  15. Huw Roma says:

    Just got up to watch Chelsea and City only to find it’s on crappy FS2 which I don’t get. I don’t get these idiots, they showed Spurs-Arsenal on regular Fox and now they have two of the top sides in the league in a fifth round clash and it’s relegated to a channel nobody watches. Bloody ridiculous.

  16. scott says:

    Wish I could Jovetic’s goal.

  17. Christopher Harris says:

    Cue Jose Mourinho preparing his thoughts for his post-match press interview, saying that Chelsea didn’t want to win the FA Cup anyway ;)

  18. Guy says:

    Great call by the commentator on Nazri’s goal. If Luiz had kept on playing after Silva’s pass instead of stopping and raising his arm looking for an offside call he could have stopped Nazri.

    I really hate seeing players do that.

  19. scott says:

    I ‘m generally in agreement unless it leads to goal to beat Chelsea, in which case exceptions can be made.

  20. Smokey Bacon says:

    Northern Mercenaries 2 London Mercenaries 0.

  21. scott says:

    Well it’s done and dusted. Who knew the secret to beating Chelsea was to not play Hart or Demichelis. Wish we would have figured that out sooner.

  22. Ianor says:

    Its the time to say good by worldsoccer. The new comment system is so pooring. Its been wonderfull six months commenting this site.

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