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Old 02.01.2015, 03:46 PM
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3rd round is upon us.

Why oh why is Arsenal vs Hull on TV? I can't think of a much worse live tie in r3.

Anyone predicting big shocks from the round?

I think Blyth Spartans could beat Birmingham and Gateshead have a chance to beat the misfiring WBA, although the hiring of Pulis could trigger a reaction. Both of these games should have been televised.

Blackpool have a shot at beating Villa, Dover hoSt Palace And Giant Killers Sheff Utd travel to strugglers QPR.

Sunderland are struggling to score, if Leeds can nick one they could cause a shock.

Whenever it comes to shocks I like to predict Prem strugglers to lose, minds elsewhere
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Old 02.01.2015, 04:51 PM
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Yayyy FA Cup Weekend ("It's the most wonderful time of the year")

So not impressed with the TV coverage of this 3rd round.

No TV coverage whatsoever of the cup ties on Saturday which is disgraceful. I am glad United are live on BT on Sunday (Biased) but also more happy that the likes of Dover and Yeovil get some TV time. Although I feel for the likes of Blyth Spartans and Gateshead, two very winnable ties there and the TV companies decide it's not sexy enough for viewers. The spirit of the cup and the underdog has gone with conmercialism

And as for matches taking place on a Monday and Tuesday night, don't even get me started on that!!
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Just hope Wednesday can keep ManC to under 7, something we couldn't do in the League Cup.
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Old 02.01.2015, 10:42 PM
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Would not surprise me one bit if Wimbledon knock Liverpool out,we are truley awful at the moment.
Rodgers is well on the way to running Sterling into the ground by playing him too much,

Lovren is expected back too and that worries me
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Obviously Leicester will beat Newcastle since we'll be playing teens with the tea lady in goal. So I will be supporting Blyth for the weekend
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Old 03.01.2015, 01:13 AM
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Nothing says "Magic of the FA Cup" like Arsenal v Hull & Everton v West Ham on TV

I wouldn't be surprised to see Boro get knocked out at Barnsley today. We have a stinking record at Oakwell and have the league as a very big priority. I'm on Barnsley at 100/30.

Harry Redknapp seems to treat the FA Cup with utter distain these days, Sheffield United are the Cup Kings recently, so if one Premier League team is susceptible to an upset Id say its QPR. Also I can see Leeds going to a disinterested Sunderland and turning them over too.
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Luton are away at Cambridge today. I'd be happy with a draw and then see what the 4th round brings before deciding to go for it in the replay or not.
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Blyth 2-0 up against Birmingham
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Blyth 2-0 up against Birmingham
Games like this are what make for the FA Cup, that tradition that the BBC have been banging on about, only for they and other networks to show the likes of Arsenal vs Hull.

Sick of the main channels chasing the ratings rather than actually catering for fans of football. The armchair glory seekers still rule
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Games like this are what make for the FA Cup, that tradition that the BBC have been banging on about, only for they and other networks to show the likes of Arsenal vs Hull.

Sick of the main channels chasing the ratings rather than actually catering for fans of football. The armchair glory seekers still rule
More neutrals for sure would tune in to the Blyth game
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