FA Cup Fourth Round Preview

It’s the last weekend in January, and this can only mean one thing. The FA Cup Fourth Round. We’re down to the last thirty-two now, and by the time that we’ve made the last sixteen, at least eight of the clubs involved won’t even be from the Premier League, half of whose clubs bit the dust at the first hurdle. It all kicks off tonight with Southend United playing Barnsley at Roots Hall, and then spreads luxuriously over the following three days. The clubs still involved range from the Big Four down to Havant & Waterlooville from the Conference South. Havant have been lapping up their time in the media limelight and it’s almost certainly too much to expect them to go to Anfield and get a result, but they have already won, relatively speaking, far more than anyone else will in this year’s tournament – they stand to make over £600,000 from their match tomorrow, which is probably enough to pay their wage bill for the next year at least. I covered Havant’s rise from the primordial gloop that is local league football on Pitch Invasion yesterday, but this isn’t the only match to be taking place this weekend, so here are a further five stand-out ties from this weekend’s matches. Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur: After all the ranting and raving over their League Cup win against...

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