FA Cup Round Three Preview

For many football supporters, FA Cup third round weekend is one of the most eagerly anticipated dates on the footballing calendar, throwing up a whole host of intriguing ties which give lower league clubs the opportunity to upstage more illustrious, higher ranked opponents. In 2016 it is no different; indeed it is epitomised by the opening encounter of the weekend which takes place in South Devon as Exeter City play host to Liverpool. Although they are currently in the midst of their poorest run of the season, Exeter have a…

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Arsenal vs Aston Villa – FA Cup Final Preview

An intriguing FA Cup final sees Arsenal aim to win the competition for a record 12th time against an Aston Villa side for whom success would be their first since 1957. Arsenal will be the favourites to retain the crown they won in dramatic fashion by beating Hull City a year ago, but they never seem to make it easy for themselves at Wembley. The semi-final against Championship strugglers Reading was a prime example as the Gunners struggled for fluency and needed an enormous goalkeeping error to win in extra…

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