Tuesday, January 13, 2009

FA Cup Round 3 Reeeeeeeeeplay

Even though the FA Cup Round 4 matchups have already been announced, there's still the matter of Round 3 to settle. Today is the start of the Round 3 Reeeeeeplays. How many games will go to penalties? How many minnows will be moving on? How many Norwich jokes can we make at Bigus's expense?

Fixture list after the jump, and as always have your say in the comments.

Today's FA Cup Round 3 Reeeeeeeplays (all games at 2:45 EST)...

Bristol City v Portsmouth
Norwich City v Charlton Athletic
Peterborough United v West Bromwich Albion
Crewe Alexandra v Millwall
Burnley v Q.P.R.

These next four are not replays per se but rather weather-delayed first matches....

Birmingham v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
Histon v Swansea City
Cheltenham Town v Doncaster Rovers

Tomorrow it's the big fishes, as Chelsea hopes to avoid embarrassment and Noocastle does battle with brave Hull City...

Southend United v Chelsea
Newcastle v Hull City
Crystal Palace v Leicester City

Oh, and while we're at it, tomorrow is also the makeup Man U v Wigan match in the Premier League. Hoorah for midweek fixtures!


Eladio said...

By the amount of comments/feedbacks on today's fixtures, I'd say the reaction is more "humbug" than "hoorah". Maybe everyone is tying up the net with The Dead ticket preorder today.

Nothing too exciting yet, and Bigus's Canaries are down 0-1 at the half.

Spectator said...

Yup, Pompey and WBA are leading as well. Looks like there could be a couple penalty shootouts, but otherwise not too much to get excited about is there?

Spectator said...

According to the Guardian's live blog, Crouchy committed a double handball in his own penalty area that wasn't called, and then ran all the way down the pitch and scored the Pompey goal. That should be a fun video highlight. Sounds like Pompey are playing pretty pants and are very lucky to be leading.

Eladio said...

Tony Adams said he wanted more from Kranjcar...guess he got his wish.

The Blades woke up in the 2nd half in a big way.

Spectator said...

Burnley v. QPR in extra time.

Doncaster v Cheltenham Town ends in a draw, meaning they have to schedule a replay before the Fourth Round match against Aston Villa on Jan. 24. Ahhh, the romantic beauty of the FA Cup.

Keith said...

yay, we don't know where we're going two weeks before the match!

Spectator said...

And Burnley score in the 118th minute. Booooo, no penalty shootouts.

jjf3 said...

Wow, just watching it now, and nice double hand-ball by Crouchaldinho (the first definitely in the box) before the counter gets him a goal...