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Arsenal vs Hull City, 2013/14 FA Cup Final Open Thread

fa cup final programme arsenal hull Arsenal vs Hull City, 2013/14 FA Cup Final Open Thread

Arsenal and Hull City battle today in the final of the 2013/14 FA Cup, which will be played at the legendary Wembley Stadium. It’s truly a clash of David against Goliath. It’s also an opportunity for Arsenal to win its first trophy in nine years, as well as Hull City’s first chance to win the FA Cup trophy.

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US:

Arsenal vs Hull City (FA Cup Final), Noon, FOX and FOX Soccer 2Go.

Starting line-ups:

Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud

Subs: Szczesny, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Wilshere, Monreal, Flamini, Sanogo

Hull City: McGregor; Davies, Bruce, Chester, Rosenior, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Quinn, Fryatt

Related stories:

Where to find Arsenal vs Hull City on US TV and Internet
Laurent Koscielny says we will do everything to win the FA Cup

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

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69 Responses to Arsenal vs Hull City, 2013/14 FA Cup Final Open Thread

    • francis says:

      That’s funny stuff, Ian. I can totally imagine Wenger saying that. And remember in 2011 they were making plans for the then-injured Fabregas to show up at the presentation ceremony to lift the League Cup – we know how that turned out….

  1. Mufc77 says:

    Great fox replaces Eric Wynalda with Vinney Jones and Doogie Howser MD.

  2. Abdirahman says:

    Legendary martin tyler and former arsenal man steward robson.

  3. gargoyle says:

    Wow Gus and Wynalda are match commentators.

  4. Flyvanescence says:

    What a Saturday to have to work. Just my luck. :-(

  5. Yepo says:

    I can’t believe this….BOTH Johnson and Wynalda?!?!?!? Oh boy………here goes nothing.

  6. Christopher Harris says:

    Hats off to FOX for including at least a small clip of the traditional anthem sung before the FA Cup Final (“Abide With Me”) — something FOX has never done before. It’s a sign of progress.

  7. Mufc77 says:

    These people at FOX never learn. They talk about the tradition of singing Abide with me per game then go to commercial 10 seconds later. Absolute joke of a tv station!!!

  8. Christopher Harris says:

    And full credit to FOX for not talking over the players coming out on to the pitch so viewers can hear the crowd noise. All of the hard work that ESPN and NBC has done is starting to rub off on FOX.

  9. Angry says:

    Time to hit the mute button… I was thinking I’d hear Martin Tyler… How could I be so stupid… Fox fails us fans yet again…

  10. goatslookshifty says:

    Suit up Prince William, centre half with Mertesacker.

  11. Mufc77 says:

    Lol God save the queen starts and the all the Irish exit the Bar as usual.

  12. scrumper says:

    Gormless Gus! And Wynalda! Is this on anywhere else? Any language will do.

  13. Hickorywind says:

    “Thank God Johnson and Wynalda are doing the game today”. Words spoken by no one ever.

  14. goatslookshifty says:

    “Elmo Harmody crossing the football” That’s it. I’m tapping out.

  15. Mufc77 says:

    Wynalda proclaiming “we have ourselves a game” after just 90 seconds. Lets not get carried away with ourselves Eric.

  16. Mufc77 says:

    Haha I change over to the Barca game for 30 seconds and Hull score. Arsene is getting sacked tomorrow

  17. Mufc77 says:

    2-0 brilliant!!

  18. Adam Heap says:

    2-0. Arsenal are performing their usual Cup final performance.

  19. Mufc77 says:

    Piers Morgan getting abused on twitter. The words Boom and C### seem to be a recurring theme

  20. Guy says:

    TalkSport has live commentary for those not wanting to listen to idiocy. Synced up my TV to the broadcast. Life is good!

  21. goatslookshifty says:

    This just in…Assem Allam now wants to change their name to Hull City FA Cup winners.

  22. Panda says:

    FOX thinks Hull wear yellow and black for some reason…

  23. Cantona says:

    VPN and the Glorious ITV broadcast for me… Chromecast imputing to the big screen via my laptop..

    A true FOX free broadcast…

    Loved the old Dickie Davis and Brian Moore bits in the pre match…

    Streaming is definitely the new norm for me.. A total non Fox screwup broadcast.. Very refreshing


  24. Abdirahman says:

    Martin tyler as ever as usuall fantastic. He made this final so special.

  25. nick p says:

    here is an example of why we hate Gus, he compared this game to the Man Utd, Bayern game in the Champions league, saying why aren’t Hull parking the bus, his football knowledge only goes as far as the last game he commentated on! Great job!

  26. Christopher Harris says:

    It’s hard to decide which game is better. Arsenal-Hull or Barcelona-Atleti. Both great first halves.

  27. Cantona says:

    ITV halftime punditry Lee Dixon, Roy Keane, and Tim Sherwood..

    Fox has what???


    • Mufc77 says:

      Doogie Howser and a Vinny Jones who looks like he’s been swallowing HGH like its going out of fashion.

  28. Christopher Harris says:

    Wynalda and Johnson completely oblivious to why the fans gave a standing ovation in the 56th minute. “The fans think something is going to happen here” when Arsenal took a free kick. No Eric. It’s a tribute from both sets of fans to the 56 people who died in the Bradford Stadium Fire Disaster.

    • Gringo says:




      • Mufc77 says:

        To be fair when it happened I didn’t know what it was for either. It was obvious something was happening I just didn’t know it was for the Bradford stadium victims. Very nice touch by both sets of fans.

  29. Yepo says:

    Am I the only one who feels Johnson and Waynada want Hull to win??? Maybe I’m just paranoid…… I don’t feel like I’m getting balanced commentary here :(

  30. goatslookshifty says:

    The Arsenal of old would’ve S#*tbombed this game away. Let’s see if they have the minerals to go and win it.

  31. Smokey Bacon says:

    I’m 5 minutes in and already had enough of the screaming idiot and his lazy ass sidekick.

  32. Canadien Bacon says:

    Cool match and all but time to switch over to some high quality German football, Munich and Dortmund for the DFB Pokal on ESPN3.

  33. Alex Riley says:

    I’ve got talk sport on my phone synched with the match on FOX. I gave Gus two minutes and gave up.

  34. Abdirahman says:

    Oh dear another confusion interms of choice, in “bavaria” germany bayern munich vs b.dortmund kicks off. The german fa cup. Great atmosphere in berlin.

  35. Smokey Bacon says:

    GJ and Wynalda are more tired than the players.

  36. Abdirahman says:

    Guardiola is furious tonight they are not in great form

  37. Abdirahman says:

    Guardiola is furious tonight they are not in great form .

  38. Smokey Bacon says:

    Gus you are f*cking embarrassing. It’s mostly dead air interspersed with ridiculous screaming.

    Fox you are a disgrace for allowing this. How you think this compares at any level with NBC is beyond me. Its insulting.

    I cannot wait for the day when these clowns no longer have anything to do with the sport.

  39. francis says:

    I guess Wenger just bought himself another 5 years on the job

  40. scott says:

    Finally, people can shut up about Arsenal’s trophy drought.

  41. Gringo says:

    I think we should start a petition to replace Gus et all with Martin Tyler et al

  42. De Selby says:

    fox apparently has decided i will not be watching the trophy presentation and instead will be seeing “road to perdition”.

    unbef**kinglievable. is i was an arsenal fan i would be going insane right now.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      It might be your local FOX affiliate because they showed the trophy presentation on FOX nationwide.

  43. Iancransonsknees says:

    Fair play to Arsenal, job well done.

    What grates is we’ll never hear the f@#k!ng end of it.

  44. Christopher Harris says:

    Congratulations to Arsenal on a well-deserved victory in what I thought was one of the most entertaining FA Cup Finals in years.

  45. Abdirahman says:

    So far it’s any one’s game in berlin.

  46. CanadianGooner says:

    Really happy for Wenger & the boys right now. Tears were in my eyes watching them hoist the FA Cup!! Congratulations Arsenal FC!!

    Glad I wasnt forced to watch this game on fox …rogers sportsnet i love u!!

    • Jeff says:

      And god bless that SBS Australia has a long-term relationship with Martin Tyler which means he gets to commentate things like the FA Cup final & the World Cup for us!

  47. Abdirahman says:

    Another decade of drought w’ll follow if the “specialest failure” remain there.

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