Archives: FA Cup

Premier League and FA Cup Saturday, Gameweek 29 and 6th Round: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In gameweek 29 of the Premier League, we now have 10 games left in the Premier League. As Sir Alex Ferguson says, we’re entering ‘squeaky bum time,’ where the matches get harder for all clubs involved. The ones near the … Continue reading

FA Cup Sunday, 5th Round: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

After yesterday’s shock results in the FA Cup with both Arsenal and Norwich being knocked out, we have a few potential upsets in the 5th Round of the FA Cup today. Plus we’ll learn later today who will play whom … Continue reading

FA Cup Saturday, 5th Round: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

We have five matches on the cards in the 5th Round of the FA Cup today, the tournament that was founded in 1871. Chelsea are at home to Birmingham City in the early kick-off at 7:30am ET/12:30pm GMT, which is … Continue reading

What Was The First English Football Match You Remember Watching On TV?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

httpv://youtu.be/9KgiPGAYQYk For some of us, this may be an easy answer. For others, it may be practically impossible to say. But what was the first English football match you remember watching on television? Living in Britain in the 1970s, football … Continue reading

Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United: England’s Best Two Clubs Give Us A Battle to Savor

Posted on by Bob Ruediger

Over the years there have been few events in sport that can rival the excitement of the FA Cup. This Manchester Derby was a perfect example of the magic that this tournament embodies. It was exciting for fans of both … Continue reading

FA Cup Preview: Manchester City vs Manchester United: Red Devils Look to Stake Revenge in Battle of Manchester

Posted on by Stephen OBrien

Almost 3 months have past since the ‘noisy neighbours’ and blue half of Manchester claimed the latest bragging rights of the city, as Roberto Mancini’s City thumped United 6-1 in their own backyard back in October. A much anticipated FA … Continue reading

If England Doesn’t Care About the FA Cup, Why Not Export Selected Matches Overseas?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This morning I was listening to BBC Five Live commentator Alan Green complaining about poor attendances in this weekend’s FA Cup matches. The two examples he gave were the crowd of less than 15,000 for a west Midlands derby between … Continue reading

Arsenal vs Man United, 1999 FA Cup Semi-Final Replay: Friday Flashback Videos

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had a new episode in our weekly series, Friday Flashback Videos. So since Arsenal will be playing Manchester United this Sunday in the Premier League, I thought it’d be worthwhile to go back … Continue reading

How Important is the FA Cup to You?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In Soccer America today, writer Paul Gardner argued that The FA Cup just ain’t what it used to be. While I agree with some of his points, I believe the magic of the FA Cup still exists based on Leyton … Continue reading

FA Cup Upsets and Cupsets #5: Crawley v Derby 2011

Posted on by Kristian Downer

After the dramatic FA Cup upsets on Saturday only the greediest football fan would have expected any further third round upsets to come. However Blue Square Premier side Crawley Town decided that they would usurp all that had proceeded them … Continue reading

FA Cup Upsets and Cupsets #4: Third Round 2011

Posted on by Kristian Downer

The third round should in my eyes be the neutral’s favourite round of the worlds oldest and most famous knock out competition. This annual football ritual sees the country’s best teams square up not just against each other but also … Continue reading

FA Cup Third Round: A Tough Draw for The Championship

Posted on by Kristian Downer

Overall the draw is a tough one for the Championship with more than 10 sides facing Premiership opposition, whilst increasing the chances of a relative upset it also means that a strong Championship presence in the fourth round and beyond is limited. Continue reading

Wrexham vs Arsenal, 1991-92 FA Cup: Friday Flashback Videos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

For this week’s installment of Friday Flashback Videos, we head back to 1992 when Arsenal went to North Wales to play Wrexham in the FA Cup at the Racecourse Ground. At the time, Arsenal were second in the top flight … Continue reading

Pompey’s Freefall to Continue?

Posted on by Paul Scanling

Recently relegated Portsmouth’s troubles are not over.  Far from it.  They may have just begun.  As someone who has followed the whole sordid affair since the first signs of trouble in the summer of 2008, I can tell you it’s … Continue reading

Plastic & Artificial pitches – 25 years on & we’re still no closer to beating the weather!

Posted on by Mark Ross

Last Saturday was another frustrating day as for the second time in four days (& the third time in a month) Crystal Palace’s Championship fixture was called off – not due to Peaches Geldof’s pending divorce, Michael Phelps being pictured … Continue reading

Possible Upsets In the FA Cup?

Posted on by Shakira Graham

The 5th round of the FA Cup gets underway this Saturday and Sunday and the question is will there be any upsets or will it be business as usual? Watford v Chelsea – Vicarage Road Just last week I would … Continue reading

Derby-Nottingham Forest Show FA Cup Magic Still Alive

Posted on by Shakira Graham

The magic of the FA Cup was on display during the replay of the Derby-Nottingham Forest cup tie. This was more then just your average Derby match, the rivalry between these two clubs is fierce and the fact that one … Continue reading