Sunday, March 09, 2008

Portsmouth for the Cup!

London, UK

I've been saying for quite some time that Portsmouth have their name on the FA Cup. The south-coast team have only won the Cup once, in 1939. Also through to the semis are Cardiff City who famously beat Arsenal in the 1927 final. Barnsley, conquerors of Chelsea yesterday, captured the trophy in 1912. West Bromwich have won the Cup on 5 occasions and are expected to despatch Bristol Rovers later this evening.

UPDATE - West Brom beat Bristol Rovers 5-1 to reach the semi-finals.

It'll be the first time in 100 years that only one side from the top flight of football has reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.


Colin Campbell said...

Go Barnsley.

Louis said...

What made you think for some time that Portsmouth were going to win the FA Cup? I've had a sneaky suspicion for them this season two, from the round before they played Man United.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Intuition. Mind you would be great if Cardiff won it.