FA Cup quarter-final buildup, European draws and more – are living! | Football
Too … Many … Cups! No, no longer true, the FA Trophy is excellent – I’ve been to a couple of finals at Wembley and it’s an afternoon out I’d extremely suggest. In our ropey celebration web hosting analogy, it’s the amiable outdated schoolfriend who’ll rub alongside properly sufficient along with your New Friends with out a possibility of being a free cannon slightly than the mate of a mate who makes up the numbers however vomits upstairs. Anyway. The video games are:
Leyton Orient v AFC Telford (Sat 3pm); Fylde v Stockport (Sat 3pm)
Those are first legs. There are excellent tales round all 4 golf equipment there – let’s see who makes it thru …
On the subject of that Watford v Palace tie – I truly loved this interview by means of Simon Burnton with Adrian Mariappa, and I’m assured you’ll, too:
Today feels somewhat like whilst you host a celebration and by no means in reality get to interchange more than a cursory phrase with somebody you’ve invited. Lovely to peer you and how’s lifestyles however what did I do with the vol au vents? We easily segue from the ones midweek European ties to a weekend of Premier League, FA Cup, Championship motion and a lot more – simplest we don’t, slightly, as a result of the ones large Champions League and Europa League draws start round 90 mins from now, in concept no less than, and all eyes can be on the ones. I’ll run separate blogs on the ones – so please regard this one as house, the keep watch over centre, a touchstone, a beacon at midnight, the place you’ll be able to air your boldest ideas and inner most fears about *any side* of the weekend’s soccer forward.
I’ll run thru probably the most fixtures we look ahead to.
FA Cup quarter-finals
Watford v Crystal Palace (Sat 12.15pm); Swansea v Manchester City (Sat five.20pm); Wolves v Manchester United (Sat 7.55pm); Millwall v Brighton (Sun 2pm)
West Ham v Huddersfield (Sat 3pm); Burnley v Leicester (Sat 3pm); Bournemouth v Newcastle (Sat 3pm); Fulham v Liverpool (Sun 2.15pm); Everton v Chelsea (Sun four.30pm)
Championship (decided on)
Leeds v Sheffield United (Sat 12.30pm); Rotherham v Norwich (Sat 3pm); Aston Villa v Middlesbrough (Sat 3pm); Brentford v West Brom (Sat 3pm)
OK, that will get us began so let’s crack on. Are you at a recreation anyplace this weekend? Get your emails and tweets in – addresses above – and off we cross …