Bristol Rovers are up for the cup as they face Barnet on Sunday. The Gas travel to the National League side for the game, which has been designated as one of eight featured televised games by the BBC. These matches differ to other televised games, due to the fact they all take place at the same time. Will the game be televised? Sort of - but not all of it. The key action will be. The game will be part of BBC Two's Final Score programme, which will show all the goals as they go in across the eight matches. Jason Mohammad presents the show, and it will start at 12.30. What are the other games? The matches that will feature on the programme are: Alfreton Town vs Fleetwood Town Barnet vs Bristol Rovers Chorley vs Doncaster Rovers Guiseley vs Cambridge United Hitchin Town vs Solihull Moors Mansfield Town vs Charlton Athletic Shrewsbury Town vs Salford City Weston-super-Mare vs Wrexham Is there any way to watch the game live on TV? Unfortunately not. A presenter will be at The Hive for the … [Read more...] about How to watch Bristol Rovers against Barnet in the FA Cup on Sunday
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THE FA Cup Final takes place on the same day as the Royal Wedding - and Prince William is expected to present the coveted trophy after the match. But is it possible for Harry's best man to be in two places at the same time? Here's what we know. Will the Royal Wedding clash with the FA Cup Final? Fans of the royals and the FA Cup Final will be relieved to know that the two events will not clash. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to tie the knot at midday on May 19, but the footie's showpiece doesn't kick-off until 5.15pm. The wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle will be followed by a carriage procession through the town. An FA spokesman previously said: "May 19 promises to be a wonderful day with such a special royal occasion being followed by English football’s showpiece.” Could Prince William attend the wedding and the Cup Final? As president of the Football Association, Prince William attends the Cup Final every year to dish out the trophy to the eventual winners. This … [Read more...] about Will the royal wedding clash with the FA Cup final, could Prince William attend both and what time does the match start?
IN PICTURES: PNE's FA Cup final win 80 years on Preston threw a party 80 years ago when the North End squad returned triumphant from Wembley after winning the FA Cup Final. The final on April 30, 1938, was won by PNE in the most dramatic style.They beat Huddersfield Town, George Mutch scoring from the penalty spot in the last minute of extra-time.Mutch’s spot-kick went in off the underside of the bar, giving the club their first cup success since 1889.It had been Mutch who was fouled for the penalty in the 119th minute.At the time, Scotsman Mutch recalled: “I knew I was down to take it but I stayed down after the tackle hoping somebody else would step up.“I asked our trainer to ask any of the other lads if they wanted it, but he came back and said no one did.“Usually I put my penalties to the keeper’s left but Hesford the Huddersfield keeper, who was a big guy, looked twice as big as I steped up to take it.“So I just closed my eyes and thumped it … [Read more...] about 80th anniversary of PNE winning the FA Cup
Ticket price hikes, crazy kick-off times, Premier League clashes – Craig Salmon looks at the devaluation of the FA Cup, which was once the premier cup competition in the worldThe thorny issue of FA Cup final tickets reared its head this week when it was a nnounced that the Football Association were hiking up the prices considerably to attend this year’s showpiece match. Get all your latest Lancashire Post sports news by following @LP_Sport on TwitterFans of finalists Manchester United and Chelsea – who defeated Tottenham and Southampton respectively in the semi-finals last weekend – will have to contend with an increase of as much as 35% for some seats compared to previous finals.In 2016 and 2017 there were 27,578 and 27,289 category two tickets respectively and they cost £85. The equivalent tickets for this season’s final are priced at £115. Category one tickets, of which there were 13,471 and 13,641 in 2016 and 2017, are now £145, a … [Read more...] about Craig Salmon’s Soapbox: Ticket price hikes add to FA Cup’s devaluation
Football fans are planning to turn this year’s FA Cup final into an emotional tribute to England star Ray Wilkins. The match between Chelsea and Manchester United features the two sides Wilkins, who died earlier this month at the age of 61, played for most. He wore the No 8 shirt for both clubs and supporters will sing “There’s only one Ray Wilkins” in the eighth minute of the Final. Before the match at Wembley both clubs are also planning a series of tributes. Tim Rolls from the Chelsea Supporters Trust said: Ray Wilkins was an inspiring player and captain for Chelsea, taking the role at the unbelievably young age of eighteen. “Given he also starred for Manchester United, after Chelsea were forced to sell him for financial reasons, a joint tribute at the FA Cup Final seems a great idea and entirely fitting.” ChelseaBecky tweeted: “Let’s make the @EmiratesFACup final Ray day. On the 8th minute, we all sing there’s only one Ray … [Read more...] about Chelsea and United fans plan to turn FA Cup final into tribute to late Wilkins