Skip to comments.Wigan's shock FA Cup win keeps football romance alive
Posted on 05/11/2013 6:39:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
In a sporting world where the big boys invariably grab all the glory, there is one competition where the romantic notion of the underdog toppling the giant sometimes becomes reality. Not often, but regularly enough to keep seemingly hopeless dreams alive. The English FA Cup is soccer's oldest knockout competition, and while it is often won by the greatest teams in the Premier League it is also the source of some of the greatest upset results.
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"A sometimes controversial figure -- a backer of the Conservative party, he was the only leading football figure to call for a minute's silence to honor the late former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher....." City's Muzzie owners are sad. I wasn't very familiar with Wigan until today, but after reading the story about Dave Whelan, I may become a fan.
Now Wigan has two games to keep itself alive. Looks like a straight math exercise, they’re not playing the other possibles heads up. Stan Collymore had a nice comment today about how his late dad was a Wigan supporter.
A Conservative upset over the Muslim horde... hopefully a sign of things to come.
Love how these smaller teams are shaking things up. Hull City, too! Used to live nearby. Love Hull.
Wigan seems to always be in this position and somehow manages to escape every year....it won’t be easy this time, though.
But that’s one of things I love about the EPL, the fight to avoid the drop.
I really wasn’t too excited about the match going in, but as it went on, and it looked like Wigan had a chance, I started really getting into it....City thoroughly deserved to be a man down, that tackle by Zabaleta should have been a straight red, if he didn’t already have a yellow. The goal was a beauty.
I was out with my youngest who is has been in West Ham’s Academy [says proudly] and he;s only 10 but when I heard about this I jumped like mad at the pitch.
Mancini is off and to be honest , his decisions to not play Tevez or Sergio A sometimes in the league or take Tevez off was sheer madness.
Now as a Manc on the red side I’m chuffed to see city win nothing at all HA HA
Wigan is fighting relegation from Barclays premier league, and beat No 2 in the BPL Man City in the cup final. It goes to show that any team can beat any team on any given weekend. Man City have a load of money to burn. I have a feeling there is about to be 2 clubs in Manchester looking for new managers. FTM
Great news! Wish I had seen the game.
The English league us without a doubt the best in the world.
La Liga only two clubs
Germany thought has a more average better crowd and has good football
Seria A , HA HA, thought Napoli is my Italian team you never know who wins because of corruption
we got Moyes from Everton, City on the other hand HA HA, THE CLUB FOR the other side of manc which provides comedy central
the final few minutes of Zabaletta getting sent off, and them scoring was great
If Wigan goes down, there’s a good chance Martinez will move to Everton...I think he’s a good manager....especially with the limited resources that Wigan has.
I’d heard from from one of the lads at work that you had got Steve Bruce. Lol! Knew it couldn’t be true.
I wonder now if City will enter the Mourinho sweepstakes?
I don’t think Wigan is going down. I think they just might beat arsenal. I think QPR is will upset the Geordies, and I think Di Canio is going head hunting at Tottenham. I think Newcastle will go down this year. I hope so. FTM
exactly what I heard ,
you can piss off with Bruce, top player but bloody ell as a coach and manager, no chance
I was watching baseball and did not see this. I certainly wasn’t expecting this result.
I think Mourinho will go back to Chelsea though I was hoping he would come to us but I think Moyes is cheaper and more of a yes man to the board.
Saying that we’ve done well with jocks Fergie and Busby though he has never won anything and no euro knowledge.
Reports are Fergie tipped him
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