0 Have your say Leeds United travel to face Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup this weekend at Loftus Road with the fixture set for a rather unusual kick-off time. The Whites will face Steve McClaren's side on Sunday with kick-off set for 2pm in west London - not the traditional time for the third round of FA Cup action. United are used to having matches altered for television broadcast having seen the majority of their Championship fixtures changed for Sky Sports this season.The FA Cup trip to the capital, however, has been selected for 'overseas broadcast' and won't be readily available to watch in the United Kingdom.Traditionally the third round of the famous competition takes place at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon though this season only 10 of the 32 scheduled ties will take place at that time.There have been a number of matches selected for broadcast on UK television by rights holders BT Sport and the BBC but there have also been eight fixtures moved for … [Read more...] about Why FA Cup TV deal has forced Leeds United to play QPR on Sunday
0 Have your say Pompey favourite David James has been sacked as head coach of Kerala Blasters. The Indian Super League side have gone 11 matches without victory since winning the opening match of the campaign. The outcome was nine points from 12 matches, with a 6-1 defeat at Mumbai City on Sunday proving to be James’ final game in charge.The Blues Hall of Famer was in a second stint as Blasters boss, having replaced Rene Meulensteen in January and been handed a three-year deal.Ex-Pompey team-mate and fellow 2008 FA Cup winner Hermann Hreidarsson was also appointed as James’ assistant.However, the retired goalkeeper has now paid the price for his side’s poor form.In a statement, Blasters chief executive, Varun Tripuraneni, said: ‘The club would like to thank David for his efforts towards the team and wishes him all the very best in his career.’James added: ‘I’d like to thank the management, players … [Read more...] about Portsmouth FA Cup hero David James dismissed as boss
Video PUBLISHED: 19:53 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 20:29 03 December 2018 Janoi Donacien, a quick return to Stanley in the FA Cup with Ipswich Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM © Copyright Stephen Waller Ipswich Town will travel to League One Accrington Stanley in the third round of the FA Cup. The Blues, winners of the FA Cup in 1978 have endured a miserable time in recent years in the competition.Indeed Town haven’t got past the third round since they beat Blackpool in the third round in 2010.Since then the Blues have lost eight third round ties, including a infamous 2017 clash against then-non-league Lincoln City, who Town failed to beat despite two attempts to do so.For current Ipswich Town players Kayden Jackson and Janoi Donacien, it will be a quick return to a club they left in the summer to join the Blues at Portman Road when Paul Hurst signed them, Donacien on loan.Kayden Jackson, back to former club Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup with … [Read more...] about FA Cup draw: Ipswich Town will travel to Accrington Stanley after third round draw
PUBLISHED: 14:18 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:30 03 December 2018 Norwich City academy product Cameron King was unable to force an upset as non-league Halifax were beaten 3-1 by AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup second round on Saturday Picture: Ian Hodgson/PA Wire PA Wire The FA Cup third round draw is being held this evening and there are still six non-league teams that Norwich City could be facing in January. Beyond the 44 Premier League and Championship teams joining the world’s oldest club competition, there are a further 20 teams from lower levels who will play in the third round.Five second round ties have gone to a replay and the final tie is being played tonight, when National League North side Guiseley host League One club Fleetwood at 8pm, following the draw.The lowest ranked team going into the hat is Southport, who sit 19th in National League North, but they still have a replay against Tranmere to overcome.Woking are the only other team from step two of non-league … [Read more...] about Who could Norwich City be drawn against in the FA Cup third round?
Jamal Lewis scored a dramatic FA Cup goal at Chelsea for Norwich City last season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Norwich City will discover their FA Cup third round opponents on Monday evening. The 44 Championship and Premier League sides enter the world’s oldest club competition in the last 64, joining the lower level sides who have made it into the third round.The majority of the second round ties are being completed today, with another eight games to follow on Sunday before the final tie on Monday sees League One side Fleetwood travel to non-league Guiseley.Norwich went close to a giant-killing in the third round last season, holding top-flight Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at Carrow Road before dramatic late equaliser from Jamal Lewis in the televised replay at Stamford Bridge. The Blues eventually won a penalty shootout 5-3, with Nelson Oliveira seeing his effort saved.The Canaries have fallen at the first … [Read more...] about When is the FA Cup third round draw being made?