FA CUP SPECIAL EDITION (3rd Round)
The FA Cup has a special place for me, and the 3rd round is when it really gets to be fun. The survivors from the lower and amateur leagues now get the opportunity to face off against the top flight teams. The FA Cup started in 1871 and it is still one of the most popular Soccer tournaments in the world.
The picture above was taken in 1967, the gentleman in the stripes (Millwall) was my uncle, Len Julians. (scoring one of his many goals)
Millwall plays today, but we will not be following them, but we do have 11 games in the cup and a few in other leagues to follow. Stoke and Geoff Cameron will be visiting London and Crystal Palace, Dempsey and Friedel will be welcoming Coventry to White Hart Lane and Aston Villa will host Ipswich at Villa Park. These are just 3 of the games that we are following that hold promise of excitement and goals. The late game, West Ham with Sebastian Lletget hosting Manchester United will certainly be tense, and West Ham will hope that they will be playing at Wembley in the Cup Final (they are possible moving to Wembley as their home ground)
We will have also have matches from Spain as both Malaga with Oguchi Onyewu and Racing Santander with Carlos Bocanegra will square of against league foes Deportivo La Coruna and Ponferradina respectively.
On Sunday, Roma and Michael Bradley travel to Napoli, as Serie A #5 take on #6. Then in the evening Mexico Liga MX kicks-off the Clausura in earnest, and the Ascenso MX has a full menu of games.
So, as usual your chat, comments, questions and interaction is encouraged.