Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sweet FATV

The FA Cup Fifth Round tie between holders Chelsea and 2008 Finalists Cardiff City will be streamed live on TheFA.com.

At noon on Saturday 13 February, fans will have the opportunity to see the match for free on FATV.

It's the first FA Cup meeting between the two clubs for 83 years. The 1927 Sixth Round tie finished 0-0 at Stamford Bridge, and the Welsh side triumphed 3-2 in the replay. That season, Cardiff went on to win The Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley.

A 1986 League Cup game was the last time the two clubs met. Ninian Park hosted another win for the Bluebirds (2-1), but overall the record between the sides is equal with 15 wins apiece.

This is an interesting development. I am pretty sure that no cup tie has been streamed like this before, so I will be tuning into http://www.thefa.com/FATV.aspx at noon on Saturday.

Can't help but notice that it is immediately followed by the Wales Scotland Six Nations game at 2pm. After that we have to wait until the evening for the next important Welsh event when Nathan Cleverly goes up for the European light heavyweight crown.

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