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Old Jan 8th 2011, 9:21 am
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Does anyone know if any of the local channels are showing any of the games this weekend? I believe its on ESPN but we don't get that here.
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Old Jan 8th 2011, 9:43 am
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[QUOTE=lionheart;9086103]Does anyone know if any of the local channels are showing any of the games this weekend? I believe its on ESPN but we don't get that here.[/QUOTE

The F.A Cup is all on the Al Jazeera plus channels.
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Just answered my own question by phoning Waxys and the Players Lounge, where they are both showing the games from 4.45pm with their excellent roast dinner deals. Just what the doctor ordered with the missus being away.
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Just answered my own question by phoning Waxys and the Players Lounge, where they are both showing the games from 4.45pm with their excellent roast dinner deals. Just what the doctor ordered with the missus being away.
Lots of possible upsets today.........

Most of all, I fancy Southampton to take Blackpool out...............
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Lots of possible upsets today.........

Most of all, I fancy Southampton to take Blackpool out...............
............ too easy, this prediction stuff...............
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............ too easy, this prediction stuff...............

I was offered 40-1 for a Stevenage, Notts County double yesterday and scoffed at it.... FA Cup 3rd round day used to be one of the highlights of the year but now it seems nobody is interested
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I was offered 40-1 for a Stevenage, Notts County double yesterday and scoffed at it.... FA Cup 3rd round day used to be one of the highlights of the year but now it seems nobody is interested
The once greatest cup competition on earth reduced to bit part schoolboy cup .

It needs a Champions League place added for the winners so that teams take it seriously again.
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The once greatest cup competition on earth reduced to bit part schoolboy cup. It needs a Champions League place added for the winners so that teams take it seriously again.
Only teams from the North East seem to regard the FA Cup as no longer being important. If you had watched the effort put in by most of the players in the Arsenal-v-Leeds cup tie, you will realise how silly your comments are. Having said that, I will probably join you if/when Man City lose at Leicester.
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I was offered 40-1 for a Stevenage, Notts County double yesterday and scoffed at it.... FA Cup 3rd round day used to be one of the highlights of the year but now it seems nobody is interested
Why did you scoff? Not good enough odds? That's almost as good as an 11/2 double.

LH is right - teams do take it seriously, but one-off 90 minute matches can always produce upsets, which a 38-game League season won't.

No way should a CL place be available for the FA Cup winners - the CL should revert to Champions only (i.e. only one team from each country) like it was in the classic years.

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I was offered 40-1 for a Stevenage, Notts County double yesterday and scoffed at it.... FA Cup 3rd round day used to be one of the highlights of the year but now it seems nobody is interested
yep NEwcastle were utterly dreadful last night, they just thought they could turn up and win. Pathetic.

And even worse Tiote is banned for 3 games now, including the game next weekend against the great unwashed.
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what really pisses me off is Sunderland have proven they can beat anyone on their day this season, having already been humiliated in the League Cup the FA Cup was the only thing we had a chance of winning so why field the reserves ?

Are we going to win the league ? No
Qualify for the champions league ? No
In danger of relegation ? No

So we hold out in the hope of qualifying for the Europa League where we get drawn away to some cloggers from Khazakstan in front of 4000 and field the reserves again because we have at least 8 games to play in a stupid competition

I'd rather have a day out at Wembley thanks

* all will be forgiven if we beat one of the top 8 teams in the world next weekend
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Only teams from the North East seem to regard the FA Cup as no longer being important. If you had watched the effort put in by most of the players in the Arsenal-v-Leeds cup tie, you will realise how silly your comments are. Having said that, I will probably join you if/when Man City lose at Leicester.
Arsenal reserves wasn't it ? What about the mighty Blackpool fielding their reserves too ?
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Only teams from the North East seem to regard the FA Cup as no longer being important. If you had watched the effort put in by most of the players in the Arsenal-v-Leeds cup tie, you will realise how silly your comments are. Having said that, I will probably join you if/when Man City lose at Leicester.
Most of the Leeds side granted , Wenger couldn't give a fu## about the F.A Cup .

Wenger and Old Purple nose are the ones who started to devalue the competition in the first place.

I'ts a disgrace that Sunderland have been knocked out of the F.A.Cup , that competition is exactly what a side like Sunderland should be aiming for , that and a top ten finish.
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yep NEwcastle were utterly dreadful last night, they just thought they could turn up and win. Pathetic.

And even worse Tiote is banned for 3 games now, including the game next weekend against the great unwashed.
I fancy us Sunday , i think the Wife Beater is injured as well...
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Arsenal reserves wasn't it ? What about the mighty Blackpool fielding their reserves too ?
No it wasn't their reserves. Arshavin, Bendtner and Chamakh up front. When they went behind, Fabregas and Walcott came on so, by the end of the game, it was nearly a full strength team...and I hate Leeds by the way, so no axe to grind there.
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