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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What we have learned this weeked – 8th/9th March 08

Somebody outside the ‘big 4′ will win the FA Cup this season. After a fantastic weekend of FA Cup action a name other than that of Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal or Liverpool’s will be etched on the famous trophy for the first time since 1995. Alex Ferguson still can’t take a defeat on the chin. […]

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 […]

What we have learned this weekend – 16th/17th Feb 08

Bit late this week so apologies for that. Four posts in one day? What’s going on? Anyway, what did we learn at the weekend exactly? The FA Cup is still alive: Bristol Rovers beat Southampton and Barnsley upset the apple cart by winning at Anfield to knock Liverpool out of the Cup. What price Benitez […]

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 […]

My New Home

As you will probably not be aware I have another blog on WordPress called “The Guru’s Goat” which is where I started my blogging life a couple of months ago. As you might expect most of the things I write about are Norwich City related, so having them all in an area called “The Goat” […]

What we have learned this weekend – 5th/6th Jan 08

Cup upsets can still happen. Seven clubs (Blackburn, Everton, Birmingham, Bolton, Colchester, Swindon and Brighton) were knocked out and another six (Derby, Fulham, Newcastle, Norwich, Swansea, and Tranmere) held to draws by lower league opposition. Norwich need a striker. It’s obvious for anyone to see that Jamie Cureton needs a ‘big man’ to play off, […]

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 […]