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Is the FA Cup dead?

Just when you thought all was well in the world and the FA Cup had regained it’s magic, the Sun’s Shaun Custis says that Manchester United and Chelsea being knocked out has resulted in the cup being “killed stone dead“. Custis says he is concerned that the progress of so-called “lesser” teams could have a […]

FA Cup Quarter-Final Predictions

The FA Cup has rolled around again with the quarter-final matches which take place this weekend, so as per the norm let’s make a few predictions… Barnsley vs. Chelsea (Live on BBC1 from 17:15 today): Knocking Liverpool out at Anfield in the Fifth Round would have given Barnsley plenty of confidence as they prepare to […]

Phil Thompson taking it like a man

I feel duty-bound to post this video here. Just look at Phil Thompson’s face. Priceless. PS I love Jeff Stelling and Soccer Saturday. Absolute class. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGHGbVrNcuk]

FA Cup Quarter Final draw

The draw for this season’s FA Cup Quarter Finals take place shortly. I hope, nay pray that Manchester United and Chelsea get drawn together. In fact, my ideal draw would probably be: Man Utd V Chelsea Middlesbrough or Sheffield United V West Brom Bristol Rovers V Portsmouth Barnsley V Cardiff Not ideal for Barnsley fans […]

FA Cup Fifth Round Predictions

It’s FA Cup time again. The round matches take place this weekend, so as per the norm let’s make a few predictions… Bristol Rovers vs. Southampton (Live on BBC1 from 12:10 on Saturday): The game most likely to provide an upset (hence it being televised), I don’t think we will see any surprises. My prediction: […]

FA Cup Fourth Round Predictions (Part 2)

Ok let’s see how I got on this time round with my predictions… Arsenal V Newcastle. My prediction: Arsenal win. Final score: Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0. Off to a good start. 1-0 to me. Barnet V Bristol Rovers. My prediction: Draw. Final score: Barnet 0 Bristol Rovers 1. Always a hard one to call so […]

FA Cup Fourth Round Predictions

If you’ve been reading this blog for longer than a couple of weeks you’ll know that I love the FA Cup, and with this weekend being Fourth Round weekend I thought I’d turn my attention to that and make a few predictions – hopefully I’ll be more successful than I was last time: Arsenal V […]

At least we’re in the hat

That’s pretty much the only positive that could be taken from yesterday’s game against Bury. My word we were lucky today. Missing an open goal after 40 seconds wasn’t exactly the best way to start the game and we created enough chances in the first five minutes alone to put Bury to the sword. The […]

Kitson comments a symptom not the problem, but it’s not all doom and gloom

“We are not going to win the FA Cup and I do not give two s***s about it, to be honest. I care about staying in the Premier League, as does everybody at this club. Our Premier League status is not protected by winning the FA Cup and it is as simple as that. It […]

FA Cup Giant-Killings: Part Four

This coming weekend is one of the most anticipated of the football calendar – FA Cup Third Round weekend. In this final part I’m going to take a look through the games taking place in the next couple of days and try to pick out some where I think we could see an upset: Bristol […]

FA Cup Giant-Killings: Part Three

This coming weekend is one of the most anticipated of the football calendar – FA Cup Third Round weekend. Here’s part three of my memorable giant-killings… Tranmere Rovers 4 Southampton 3. Tranmere were in the First Division and Southampton the Premiership so although not a giant-killing when compared to Wrexham beating Arsenal and Sutton beating […]

FA Cup Giant-Killings: Part Two

This coming weekend is one of the most anticipated of the football calendar – FA Cup Third Round weekend. Here’s part two of my memorable giant-killings… Saturday 4th January 1992. Wrexham 2 Arsenal 1. Arsenal were the league champions. Wrexham had finished the previous season bottom of the football league, and only avoided relegation to […]

FA Cup Giant-Killings: Part One

This coming weekend is one of the most anticipated of the football calendar – FA Cup Third Round weekend. I love the FA Cup. No other weekend this season will generate as much excitement up and down the country as we will experience in the coming days. While it may be true that since the […]