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.

69 thoughts on “Arsenal vs Hull City, 2013/14 FA Cup Final Open Thread”

    1. 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. 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.

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

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

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

  7. 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


      1. Haha Cheers GLS,

        I still would prefer Martin Tyler!!… I have to tell you though the HD clarity is as good as my directv feed!


  8. 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!

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

  10. 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.




      1. 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.

  11. 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 :(

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

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

        1. Another reason why FOX is a joke. The ENTIRE broadcast should have been mandated to be shown by all affiliates. Such f***ing amateurs.

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

  18. 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!!

    1. 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!

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