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Archives: FA Cup

FA Cup Romance Is Over For Most Premier League Clubs Before A Ball Is Even Kicked

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert raised eyebrows this week with his comments about the FA Cup, questioning the importance of the competition. “If they (Premier League managers) were being honest, they probably would do. Not just because of the money … Continue reading

WATCH Classic Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Clashes [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

While this weekend’s marquee FA Cup match is Arsenal against Tottenham Hotspur, there have been plenty of classic FA Cup encounters between the Gunners and Spurs in the past. Names that come to mind include Paul Gascoigne, Alan Smith, Tony … Continue reading

Manchester United Is Facing The Defining Point Of Their Season

Posted on by Peter Quinn

With eighteen Premier League matches left in the season, Manchester United trail league leading Arsenal by eleven points and are five points behind Liverpool in the race for the BPL’s final Champions League spot; United would actually need to finish higher … Continue reading

A Glorious FA Cup Third Round Tradition Is Here: The FA Cup Map From Billsportsmaps

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Since 2006, sports fan and map connoisseur Bill Turianski has been creating custom soccer maps and posting them to his website to share with fellow sports fans who are enamored with the history, tradition and — most importantly — the … Continue reading

US TV/Internet Schedule Revealed For This Weekend’s FA Cup Third Round Games

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The third round of the FA Cup, the oldest soccer competition in the world, kicks off this weekend featuring several Premier League and Football League teams, with several of the key matches scheduled to be aired live on US television … Continue reading

FOX to Broadcast FA Cup Final and Arsenal-Spurs FA Cup Match On Over-the-Air Network

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX has scheduled two major FA Cup games to be shown live on the free-to-air FOX Network in 2014, according to a World Soccer Talk source. FOX will televise the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur … Continue reading

Draw for the FA Cup Third Round Revealed

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Here’s the draw for the 3rd round of the 2013-14 FA Cup: Ipswich Town v Preston North End; Derby County v Chelsea; AFC Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton Albion; Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers or Crawley Town; Grimsby Town v … Continue reading

Bert Trautmann: Farewell Manchester City Legend

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
Bert Trautmann

When goalkeeper Bert Trautmann signed for Manchester City in 1949, 20,000 people demonstrated against the signing of a former German paratrooper. When Trautmann would retire in 1964 after 545 appearances for the Blues, his name was sung along with Bill … Continue reading

Arsenal’s New Away Shirt Connects Me to 1979′s FA Cup Final Triumph Against Man Utd

Posted on by Jon Shay

The unveiling of Arsenal’s new away-kit brought to mind the away-kits of the 1970′s, specifically those worn in the 1979 FA Cup, a glorious 3-2 victory over Manchester United. The new away-kit features the same (or similar) bright yellow and … Continue reading

Wigan Players Celebrate FA Cup Final Victory; Plus Behind-The-Scenes Player Tunnel Footage [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Many people thought that Roberto Martinez was mad last summer when he reportedly passed up the opportunity to manage Liverpool or Aston Villa, but decided to stay with Wigan Athletic instead. But the sacrifice by him certainly paid off today. … Continue reading

Post-Match Interviews With FA Cup Final Winners Martinez, Watson, McManaman & Others

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Congratulations to Wigan Athletic, the club, players and supporters on a historic FA Cup Final victory against Manchester City. Here are several post match interviews with Wigan manager Roberto Martinez, goal-scorer Ben Watson, Callum McManaman and others. Post-match interview with … Continue reading

Wigan 1-0 Manchester City; Ben Watson Scores Gamewinner: Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In one of the greatest upsets in FA Cup Final history, Wigan Athletic’s Ben Watson will go down in the history books as the goalscorer who headed the ball into the back of the net to beat Manchester City one-nil … Continue reading

Wigan Athletic Win FA Cup Final After Stunning Victory Against Manchester City

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup Final history, Wigan Athletic defeated Manchester City 1-0 today at London’s Wembley Stadium. With minutes to go before the full-time whistle blew, Wigan substitute Ben Watson came up for a corner … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Wigan Athletic, 2013 FA Cup Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The 2012-13 FA Cup Final, one of the most prestigious days on the English football calendar, kicks off today live from Wembley Stadium in London. The match features David versus Goliath. Wigan Athletic are in their first major final against … Continue reading

FA Cup Final Preview: Manchester City vs Wigan Athletic [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In today’s FA Cup Final between Manchester City vs Wigan Athletic (Noon ET on FOX network), it’s a clash between two clubs desperate to win the trophy for completely different reasons. Building up to the suspense of this year’s final, … Continue reading

John Motson Relives His Favorite FA Cup Finals at Wembley [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Famous BBC commentator John Motson walks through his memories of his favorite FA Cup Finals at Wembley Stadium. During the four minute video, Motson discusses the 1981 FA Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, and that goal by … Continue reading

The FA Cup Final’s Greatest Goals [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Watch some of the best FA Cup Final goals from over the years — everything from Charlie George’s goal for Arsenal in 1971, Denis Law for Manchester United in 1963, Stuart Pearce for Nottingham Forest in 1991, Ricky Villa for Tottenham in … Continue reading

If You Live in Indianapolis or Hartford and Want to Watch the FA Cup Final Live, You’re Screwed

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The FA Cup Final is being shown nationwide throughout the United States for the first-time ever on free-to-air national television. Except if you live in Indianapolis or Hartford. The TV coverage begins tomorrow at Noon ET on FOX. However, two … Continue reading