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F.A. Cup 3rd Round Weekend a few quick thoughts


  • All the big names are in the hat for Tonight’s 4th Round Draw, although Liverpool and Tottenham will have to overcome a replay before they find out who their 4th Round opponents
  • Tottenham had a stroke of luck with a slightly debatable penalty call while Adam Bogdan is probably the most unpopular man on Merseyside right now
  • Routine wins for Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.
  • Sunderland and Norwich definitely had one if not both eyes on Premier League action this Midweek
  • As for Manchester United they made the 4th Round, but it really wasn’t pretty. Sarcastic cheers were the order of the day as Wayne Rooney keeps Louis Van Gaal in a job for at least another week
  • It was a miserable weekend for Welsh interests as Cardiff were knocked out to Shrewsbury and Swansea were arguably victims of the biggest Giant Killing of the Weekend as they lost 3-2 to Oxford. Not the best start for Alan Curtis’ permanent reign as Swansea coach
  • You could argue that Wycombe holding Aston Villa was an upset but they were Remi Garde’s side have been playing as of late how much of a surprise was that draw on Saturday
  • Eastleigh were minutes away from beating Bolton but Darren Pratley managed to secure a replay next week, although a big shout out to the pitch invader if he had scored that would have been the greatest moment in F.A. Cup history
  • Another invader at Goodison Park, this time of the feline variety as a Cat on the pitch was probably the highlight of Everton’s comfortable win over Dagenham & Redbridge
  • Ronald Koeman gets angrier with each week as Southampton crash out to Crystal Palace, while West Ham, Watford and Bournemouth are safely through to the next round
  • West Brom left to very late to break Bristol City hearts with a 95th Minute equaliser to save their cup blushes
  • But the moment of the 3rd Round has to be Mark Lawrenson saying “Mirallas…Penis…Pienaar” on Match Of The Day


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