Top 5: FA Cup Third Round Teams
Jan11

Top 5: FA Cup Third Round Teams

The FA Cup third round took place this weekend as 22 teams from across the country took a step closer to Wembley. As 44 clubs from the Premier League and the Championship joined the competition, only 16 of them progressed? But who were the standout sides of the round? Here’s Shoot’s Top 5 FA Cup team performances….. 5. Bristol City (Championship) Despite being in the Championship relegation zone, Bristol City came within a minute of...

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Top 5: FA Cup Third Round Teams
Jan10

Top 5: FA Cup Third Round Teams

4. Wycombe Wanderers (League Two) Aston Villa extended their winless run to 16 games and 109 days as boss Remi Garde looks for his first victory since succeeding Tim Sherwood. However, this time, it was largely due to an excellent Wycombe performance, especially as the Chairboys trailed 1-0 at half time due to Villa captain Micah Richards’ finish. Five minutes after the interval, referee Michael Oliver deemed Ashley Westwood to have...

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Top 5: Potential FA Cup 3rd Round Upsets
Jan08

Top 5: Potential FA Cup 3rd Round Upsets

The most famous domestic cup competition has reached the third round stage, where sides from the top two divisions enter and, as always in the FA Cup, football fans will be on the lookout for shocks and giant-killings. Out of the 64 clubs in action over the course of the weekend, just one non-league outfit remains, while a number of lower ranked teams have matches at home to out-of-form sides higher up the English footballing pyramid....

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League Two: Manager, Player and Goal of the Month (December)
Jan05

League Two: Manager, Player and Goal of the Month (December)

Player of the Month: Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) Pompey’s 27-year-old winger has been a key player for the South Coast team this season, having scored six times in 21 appearances since joining from Fleetwood in the summer. Four of those goals came in December, with the most crucial one being a 33rd minute equaliser in a 2-1 away win at Northampton which saw Paul Cook’s side close the gap on the automatic promotion places. If the...

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Top 5: Potential FA Cup 3rd Round Upsets

1) Wycombe Wanderers vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 12:45pm) Bottom of the Premier League table with just one win from 20 games and staring relegation in the face, Aston Villa certainly won’t be looking forward to their trip to League Two high-flyers Wycombe on Saturday. Remi Garde’s side have no confidence, and lost their last two matches against teams around them in the standings – Norwich City and Sunderland. It...

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League Two Round-Up: Plymouth, Northampton and Oxford all win
Jan04

League Two Round-Up: Plymouth, Northampton and Oxford all win

Table-toppers Plymouth Argyle won for the fourth game in a row to remain at the top of League Two with a 2-0 victory over Carlisle. Carlisle, who were playing their ‘home’ game at Blackburn Rovers’ Ewood Park, fell behind when Ryan Brunt’s shot took a deflection to bypass goalkeeper Mark Gillespie. Gregg Wylde then doubled the Pilgrims’ lead in stoppage-time when his low strike arrowed into the net. Northampton continued to...

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