FA Cup 6th Round, Sunday: Open Thread

While there was only one FA Cup match yesterday where Arsenal thrashed Everton, today we have three FA Cup matches in store in determine who will make it into the semi-finals:

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

Sheffield United vs Charlton (FA Cup), 8am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go
Hull vs Sunderland (FA Cup), 10am, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2Go
Manchester City vs Wigan Athletic (FA Cup), Noon, 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 Sunday.

47 thoughts on “FA Cup 6th Round, Sunday: Open Thread”

  1. Time change in the US made this a tough one but it’s worth the effort to get up early. Seeing teams from a lower division advance or second tier Prem clubs make a run is the magic of the Cup. While it may have lost a lot of its allure as far as Cup competitions go it is still the top.

  2. Outstanding atmosphere at Bramall Lane, excellently loud rendition of “my greasy chip butty” (look it up) prior to kick off. One of my favourite away grounds to visit, sympathetically redeveloped over the years and a night match there is to be savoured when its a full capacity.

    Charlton went bottom of the Championship with not playing yesterday and their rivals pulling off surprises (jtm and Smokey will be well aware), they need a win to avoid the hangover of defeat affecting their league form.

    I have no loyalties either way so am just happy that one of them gets to go to Wembley, if I had to choose I’d prefer Sheffield to get there because of the Clough connection as he was one of my footballing heroes.

    Jon Brayford is from my little part of SOT and his sister in law cuts my missus’ hair, small world.

    1. I was hoping Charlton would continue to be distracted by the cup.

      Massive win for us yesterday. Keep hope alive!

  3. I agree with the above lads. Tune in to FOX Soccer Plus or FOX Soccer 2GO to watch the second half of Sheffield United against Charlton. You will not be disappointed!

    The winner will play at Wembley, so it’s a huge opportunity for both sides and their supporters.

  4. Blackburn 1 nil up against Burnley at half time. Blackwater have probably split there forces between the Crimea and this match. As vicious a derby game you could wish to see, the police will be hoping Burnley equalise late on.

  5. The Blades on the way to Wembley. Joe Eliot and Sean Bean will be getting leathered tonight.

    Super Johnny Brayford.

      1. Unfortunately, the US doesn’t have many other options, so despite how poor Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey have both been playing, both players are guaranteed spots on the World Cup team. There’s very little to no competition for spaces in the squad.

  6. Two goals in five glorious minutes and Burnley are eight points clear of third! Thirty-five years it’s been since they’ve beaten Blackburn and I am LOVING it! We’re headed back to the promised land!

        1. I hope so, was chuffed when we signed him but he’s Championship at best since his injuries. A real shame because he looked awesome when he first came through as a youngster.

      1. I have read articles on espn and bleacher report within the same vein. And where is this vaunted depth everyone seems to believe city possess?

  7. Navas is in terrible form. Milner and silva both should have started. 4-4-2 with navas doesnt seem to work.

  8. I know have been so disappointed with lately and Milner is such a workhorses, which in these type of games are so valuable. And Negrado has fallen off the face of the earth.

      1. I like that formation. When Dzeko is on his game he can create a lot of chances, now can finish those chances. And Milner is the kind of player who can give Barca trouble on the wings and really contribute in defense.

        1. Dzeko always tends to play well as a lone striker and with the other 2 off form id go with that. And i think Barça could underestimate Milner like Bayern did.

      1. Exactly. And my point is why do we need to play 2 strikers when Nasri is such a good goalscorer from attacking midfield role?

  9. City must be warming up the kitchen sink for the last 10 minutes.

    Ladies and gentleman, we have a cup tie. Come on Wigan!

  10. Well, Arsenal fans are feeling a lot better about their FA Cup chances. City losing to Wigan two years in a row smh.

      1. I agree, but lets be fair Arsenal won’t be starting a backline of Demechellis, Lescott, Clichy, and Richards with Garcia as DM either so I like their chances.

  11. It is setup for the Gunners but we thought that for the League Cup vs Birmingham.

    Great win for Wigan well done on to the big W!

  12. Don’t underestimate Wigan as they have only lost once in their last 9 since Uwe Rosler has been in charge. Arsenal will have their hands full. Still, I expect them to get to the final with a possible showdown with Hull.

  13. See Fox relegated FA Cup games to either only online (boo) or to Fox2, which very few people have.

    Fox has become a big joke.

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