Gurgler’s FA Cup 3rd Round Extravaganza

It’s the favourite weekend of the Gurgler Sport section – the best week of the best sporting team comp in the world – FA Cup Round 3.

 

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– Whilst the top European leagues continues their festive siesta, the English know what punters want and are attempting to cram as many games as possible over the Xmas-New Years period. EPL teams are lining up for their 4th game in 8 or 9 days.

– The Big Boys of the EPL and Championship join the scrappers from the lower leagues and non Leagues in a delicious mix of footballing histories and statuses.

– Speaking of the Non Leagues – there are 4 teams left at the third round stage: Blyth Spartans from the far flung Northern Unibond League, and Dover Athletic, Gateshead, Southport, all from the 5th tier Vanarama Conference Premier. The smart money says none will progress to the fourth round, which is why we’ve predicted at least  one to go through and cause the big upset for the round.

– For the rest there are a few EPL v Third/Fourth tier games from which another of the feted Cup upsets and thankfully very few of the EPL only fixtures.

– After the most recent round of EPL games which threw up some surprises, we hope it continues to 3am early Sunday morning. and beyond

 

 

FOOTBALL - UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

 

ARSENAL v HULL – Last year’s Final replayed

AFC WIMBLEDON v LIVERPOOL – 1988’s Final replayed

DOVER ATHLETIC v CRYSTAL PALACE – David v Goliath 1

BLYTH SPARTANS v BIRMINGHAM – D v G II

YEOVIL v MAN UTD – D v G III

DERBY v SOUTHPORT – D v G IV

TRANMERE v SWANSEA – D v G V

WBA v GATESHEAD – D v G VI

CAMBRIDGE v LUTON – Free Pass to 4th round for one fourth tier team.

 

FULL FIXTURE LIST HERE

 

FOOTBALL - BETS

So it’s all come to this, our best selections and tips for you to turn into many dollar, pound, euro or rupee. Please accept our best bets.

 

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Selection,Game Details

BLYTH SPARTANS to win,v Birmingham

DRAW,Southampton v Ipswich

OVER 2.5 Goals,Chelsea v Watford

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Selection,Game Details

SHEFFIELD UTD to win,v QPR

DOVER ATHLETIC to win,v Crystal Palace

PRESTON to win,v Norwich

BRADFORD to win,v Millwall

WIMBLEDON/DRAW,v Liverpool

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Selection,Game Details

SPURS to win,v Burnley

MIDDLESBROUGH to win,v Barnsley

LUTON to win,v Cambridge

BRIGHTON to win,v Brentford

SWANSEA to win,v Tranmere

BOURNEMOUTH to win,v Rotherham

MAN UTD to win,v Yeovil Town

BRISTOL CITY to win,v Doncaster

NOTTS FOREST to win,v Rochdale

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Selection,Game Details

DERBY to win,v Southport

BOLTON to win,v Wigan

WBA to win,v Gateshead

STOKE to win,v Wrexham

SUNDERLAND to win,v Leeds

ASTON VILLA to win,Blackpool

MAN CITY to win,v Sheffield Wed

ARSENAL to win,v Hull

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Selection,Game Details

NEWCASTLE to win,v Leicester

WOLVES to win,v Fulham

WEST HAM to win,v Everton

DRAW,Huddersfield v Reading

DRAW,Charlton v Blackburn

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FOOTBALL - MORE STATS

 

 

 

 

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Stat,Teams,Score/Round

Final,Arsenal v Hull,3-2

Semi,Hull v Sheffield Utd,5-3

Semi,Arsenal v Wigan,1-1 pens

Highest Champ Team,Wigan,Semi

Highest L1 Team,Sheff Utd,Semi

Highest L2 Team,Rochdale/Southend,4th

Highest Non League,Kidderminster,4th

Biggest Upsets,(EPL) Fulham 0-1 Sheffield Utd (L1),4th round

Biggest Upsets,(L2) Rochdale 2-0 Leeds (CH),3rd round

Biggest Upsets,(EPL) Aston Villa 1-2 Sheffield Utd (L1),3rd round

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Stat,Teams,Score/Round

Final,Wigan v Man City,1-0

Semi,Man City v Chelsea,2-1

Semi,Wigan v Millwall,2-0

Highest Champ Team,Millwall,Semi

Highest L1 Team,MKeynes/Oldham,5th

Highest L2 Team,Aldershot,4th

Highest Non League,Luton,5th

Biggest Upsets,(L1) Oldham 3-2 Liverpool (EPL),4th round

Biggest Upsets,(EPL) Norwich 0-1 Luton (NL),4th round

Biggest Upsets, (NL) Macclesfield 2-1 Cardiff (CH),3rd round

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Stat,Teams,Score/Round

Final,Chelsea v Liverpool,2-1

Semi,Chelsea v Spurs,5-1

Semi,Liverpool v Everton,2-1

Highest Champ Team,Leicester,6th

Highest L1 Team,Stevenage,5th

Highest L2 Team,Crawley,5th

Highest Non League,4 Teams,3rd

Biggest Upsets, (CH) Hull 0-1 Crawley (L2),3rd round

Biggest Upsets,(L2) Swindon 2-1 Wigan (EPL),3rd round

Biggest Upsets,(L2) Macclesfield 2-2 Bolton (EPL),3rd round

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Stat,Teams,Score/Round

Final,Man City v Stoke,1-0

Semi,Man City v Man Utd,1-0

Semi,Stoke v Bolton,5-0

Highest Champ Team,Reading,6th

Highest L1 Team,L-Orient/Brighton/Shef Wed,5th

Highest L2 Team,4 Teams,4th

Highest Non League,Crawley,5th

Biggest Upsets,(L1) Leyton Orient 1-1 Arsenal (EPL),5th round

Biggest Upsets,(EPL) Sunderland 1-2 Notts Co (L1),3rd round

Biggest Upsets, (L2) Stevenage 3-1 Newcastle (EPL),3rd round

Biggest Upsets,(NL) Crawley 2-1 Derby (CH),3rd round

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Stat,Teams,Score/Round

Final,Chelsea v Portsmouth,1-0

Semi,Chelsea v Aston Villa,3-0

Semi,Portsmouth v Spurs,2-0

Highest Champ Team,Reading,6th

Highest L1 Team,L-Orient/Brighton/Shef Wed,5th

Highest L2 Team,Notts County,5th

Highest Non League,Crawley,5th

Biggest Upsets, (EPL) Wigan 0-2 Notts Co (L2),4th round

Biggest Upsets, (EPL) Man Utd 0-1 Leeds Utd (L1),3rd round

Biggest Upsets,(NL) Staines Town 1-1Millwall 1 (L1),2nd round

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Born and raised on the banks of Yebri Creek, Theydon Bois has always been obsessed by sport. A stellar career of Underage B sides, RSL Social Golf, C Grade Warehouse and D Grade Indoor Cricket didn’t showcase much talent, but provided a window into the love for any game, any time. Theydon follows as much as he can and will provide opinion, ideas, and best tips and bets for most sports*. A particular interest in English Football sees Theydon Bois up every Saturday night until 2am with two laptops, smartphones, IPad and a radio feed of Soccer Saturday. A lifelong fan of underperforming, mediocre, disappointing teams will not sway his enthusiasm for sport. *Rugby Union not included.