The FA Cup Final – Live


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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19 Responses

  1. Webbie says:

    Ah man… horrible to see Sir Bobby like that..

  2. Webbie says:

    Another sad thing to see – Jimmy Floyd running for the ball.

  3. 200percent says:

    I quite like those Cardiff shirts, though. And I say that as someone that doesn’t usually approve of black football shirts.

  4. Webbie says:

    Enckleman is looking like a liability. I can see a couple going past him.

  5. 200percent says:

    You only see the difference between the two teams when Portsmouth push forward. They’re more direct and look more like scoring.

  6. Webbie says:

    Re: comedy Dutch footballers names – I don’t have one but what I do have is Feyenoord song sent to me. It’s singer – Cock van der Palm.

  7. 200percent says:

    Damn straight about Enckleman, there.

  8. Webbie says:

    I’m a bit concerned about Cardiff later on in the 2nd half. They don’t really have anybody to replace Jimmy Floyd when his batteries run out.

  9. Neil says:

    16:05 – ‘this may be the ‘fan’s final’ but there are plenty of them still in the tea room’ – Motson.

    That’s because the ones in the tea room are in the Corporate block and actually ‘fans’ John.

  10. 200percent says:

    We’re now listening to “Pearly Queen”. I may have to invoke the spirit of “John Barleycorn Must Die” to get Cardiff back into this.

  11. Webbie says:

    I see the first sub has been made and it’s that new FA Cup ball.

  12. Webbie says:

    So the “wonderkid” Ramsey is on…

  13. 200percent says:

    Motson’s having a shocker today, isn’t he?

  14. Webbie says:

    I don’t have the pleasure of Motty over here. Watching the Sky Sports coverage via Starsports Asia.

  15. Anonymous says:

    According to the Guardian: Aaron Ramsey is 17 years and 143 days and Curtis Weston (17 years 119 days) was the youngest ever finalist in 2004, playing for Millwall.

  16. Webbie says:

    The bloke you’ve got pictured and the same bloke I used on my Pompey post – just seen him in the crowd at Wembley.

  17. Webbie says:

    I think that’s it for Cardiff.
    Can’t see them taking it to extra time.

  18. 200percent says:

    Portsmouth just about shaded it. I’m delighted for David James – one of the nicer men in football deserves his medal.

  19. Gervillian Swike says:

    The right result, but it was a very dull final, even duller than last year’s. I saw a blog entry from a chap a few days ago – I think it was on the Guardian website – who said he was 28 years old, started watching football from about the age of 10, and thinks the FA Cup Final is rubbish, because it’s nearly always a boring game – and I guess he’s right; since the United-Palace classic first game of 1990, only the 2001 and 2006 finals have been memorably good games. Made me glad I’m 10 years older, I saw some belters in the 80’s.

    Back to the point – I thought that these two teams’ “imperfect” status would mean a bit more in the way of excitement, goals, incident. Instead, we had a scrappy game dominated by defences, won by a mistake from one of the keepers, and with very little quality indeed on display. I actually think that the League Cup Final is a much better game generally.

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