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Liverpool fan pokes himself in the eye

Little Liverpool fan pokes himself in the eye

Liverpool won the Carling Cup yesterday after beating Cardiff City on penalties at Wembley Stadium, but for one little Scouser it all could have gone wrong as poked himself in the eye…

Congratulations AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon won promotion to the Blue Square Premier League today after a 3-0 home win over St Albans City. A crowd of nearly 5,000 were at Kingsmeadow to see the Dons move up the football ladder yet again, and they’re now only one promotion away from the Football League. Congratulations to everyone associated with […]

FA Cup Final Poll Results: Portsmouth of Cardiff City?

The results are is: Who will win the FA Cup? Portsmouth – 82% Cardiff – 18% I knew Pompey were favourites but I didn’t think the poll would be quite so one-sided – but I’m sure that’ll suit the Bluebirds just fine. Less than half an hour to go now…

FA Cup Memories: Liverpool v West Ham, 2006 Final

Probably the best final in recent years, it’s also the only one I have missed in recent years as I was visiting my grandfather in hospital. Enjoy… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSpMXPszfPA]

FA Cup Memories: Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur, 1987 Final

The first FA Cup Final I can remember was the 1987 showpiece between Coventry and Spurs when I was six. My main memory of the day was feeling really really sorry for Gary Mabbutt when he scored the own goal, and the look on Kilcline’s face when he lifted the cup. It was great. It […]

The Road to Wembley 2008: Portsmouth

One of my favourite parts of Cup Final Day used to be the segments on the “Road to Wembley”. Here’s Portsmouth’s… Third Round – Ipswich Town (A). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS6I8NbbmiY] Fourth Round – Plymouth Argyle (H). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hbI_ksziWg] Fifth Round – Preston North End (A). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVaGq4fLEOg] Quarter Final – Manchester United (A). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHBVBhvsUJw] Semi Final – West Bromwich […]

The Road to Wembley 2008: Cardiff City

One of my favourite parts of Cup Final Day always used to be the segments on the “Road to Wembley”. Here’s Cardiff’s (with a little bit of naughty language)… Part One [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UDRWHQ8aKY] Part Two [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=affiCedddE0&feature=related]

FA Cup Final Preview: Portsmouth v Cardiff City

It’s the biggest day on the English football calendar – FA Cup Final day. When I was growing up the FA Cup Final really was a full day of brilliant build-up leading to the game. That’s all kind of been diluted these days with the advent of satellite television and round-the-clock televised matches, but if […]

FA Cup Final Poll: Portsmouth or Cardiff City?

The FA Cup Final is this Saturday, but who do you think will win? Make your vote count in the poll. Poll: Who will win the FA Cup? Voting will close on Saturday morning.

Ebbsfleet United 1 Torquay United 0 and my big day out at Wembley

Regular readers (!) will probably know that I tend to err ever so slightly on the side of caution when attending football matches, so it should come as no surprise to hear that we set off for Wembley – approximately a one hour drive away – at 11am for the 2:30pm kick-off (much to the […]

I’m going to Wembley tomorrow – come on the Fleet!

I can’t believe I’ve not written about MyFootballClub or Ebbsfleet United on here before. I’m sure by now everybody knows the idea behind MyFC so I won’t waste any time going over it here (if you are not familiar with the MyFootballClub concept you can visit the website and find out more by clicking here). […]

You’re not the only one ‘Arry…

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is said to be puzzled by the Welsh FA’s decision to overturn the red card Darren Purse received for putting a nice hole in Andy Cole’s leg, thus making him now available for the FA Cup Final: I do not want to see the boy missing the FA Cup final but […]

Political Correctless Gone Mad 2 The FA 0

They’ve well and truly done it this time. The bottlers at the Football Association have, in their infinite wisdom, come to two ridiculous decisions: Should Cardiff win the FA Cup next month, they will represent England in the UEFA Cup next season. The Welsh National Anthem will be played before the game. The first point […]

It’s our Cup Final, it’s our anthem. Simple.

The Welsh Sports Minister (I know, I didn’t know they had one either) Rhodri Glyn Thomas has called for “common sense to prevail” and for the Welsh National Anthem to be played before the FA Cup Final. He said: I hope the FA is going to be sensible about things because there will be great […]

FA Cup Semi-Final Predictions

My record on predictions hasn’t been too hot lately, but I can’t let an occasion like the FA Cup Semi-Finals go by without having a go can I? West Brom vs. Portsmouth (Live on BBC1 from midday today): When the draw was made I was kind of hoping that this would be the final, but […]