January 9, 2011

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FA Cup Third Round Weekend 4: Norwich City 0-1 Leyton Orient

Josh Clarke supports Leyton Orient, but in his younger days was an apprentice with Norwich City. Sod’s Law meant that they would draw each other in the Third Round of the FA Cup, which meant an unexpected trip back to Norfolk for him. In what is normally the most romantic weekend of the English football…

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January 9, 2011
Ian

FA Cup Third Round Weekend 3: Manchester United 1-0 Liverpool

If there is one thing that the last few weeks of Roy Hodgson’s time in charge of Liverpool Football Club became notable for, it was the mass of contradiction that enveloped it. Hodgson was the wrong man for the job at the wrong time, but the hysteria that seemed to engulf the club as the…

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January 9, 2011
Ian

FA Cup Third Round Weekend 2: Stevenage 3-1 Newcastle United

It was in 1969, before man had walked upon the moon and before the introduction of colour television on BBC1 or ITV, that Newcastle United last won a major trophy. They beat Újpesti Dózsa of Hungary over two legs in the final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, a tournament that metamorphosised into the UEFA Cup…

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January 9, 2011
Ian
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