Screaming English Soccer Fan Is Mesmerizing

Arsenal defeated Liverpool 2-1 yesterday in an exciting FA Cup match that's since served to draw considerable criticism toward referee Howard Webb. The match's intensity wasn't limited to the pitch, though. Watch this Liverpool supporter scream like a banshee for his boys to "come on," but look closer at his existential… » 2/17/14 11:11am 2/17/14 11:11am

Soccer Team Issues Wonderfully Bitchy Statement Over Pee Allegations

Boreham Wood, in the sixth tier of English soccer, lost an FA Cup heartbreaker on Tuesday night at Carlisle United. Afterward, media accounts and photos showed the visitors' locker room to be a mess, including a tea kettle in a urinal, a broken door, and what was reportedly a puddle of urine on the floor. Boreham Wood… » 11/21/13 5:22pm 11/21/13 5:22pm

Ben Watson's Added-Time Header Delivered Doomed Wigan The FA Cup

Wigan entered today's FA Cup final as 17-2 underdogs, and are facing a major uphill battle to stay in the Premiership. That Ben Watson—a late substitution who broke his leg early this season—scored the winning goal for the Latics makes today's story that much more improbable. » 5/11/13 2:28pm 5/11/13 2:28pm

Demba Ba's Side-Volley Against Manchester City Is One Of The Best You'll …

In the second half of today's FA Cup semifinal match, Chelsea found themselves 2-0 down against Manchester City, and looked to be headed out of the tournament. Chelsea striker Demba Ba chased down a long pass over the top, and looked to be in on goal until the ball bounced off his left leg. Ba then turned 180 degrees… » 4/14/13 12:54pm 4/14/13 12:54pm

Chelsea Storms Back To Force Manchester United FA Cup Replay; Winner…

It only took five minutes for Manchester United to draw first blood against their rivals Chelsea in today's quarterfinal FA Cup match. Michael Carrick drove a great ball over the Chelsea defense which found Javier Hernandez's head. Instead of heading it down, as forwards are taught, the Mexican striker lofted the ball … » 3/10/13 7:59pm 3/10/13 7:59pm

Tim Howard's Broken Back Has Huge World Cup And Premier League…

Eleven days ago, Everton FC and US Men's National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard fractured two bones in his back in an FA Cup win against Oldham Athletic. He's expected to be out for about a month. Though the bones aren't weight-bearing and the injury could've been much more serious, it probably couldn't have come at a… » 3/09/13 5:15pm 3/09/13 5:15pm

Snowmageddon And 18 Other Things Fox Affiliates Are Airing Instead Of…

For the first time in history, an English F.A. Cup match is being aired live on American broadcast television. The highly-anticipated West Ham-Man United match on Fox didn't grab the excitement of all the News Corp affiliates, though, and that's not especially surprising. It's happened before. In fact, it happens » 1/05/13 1:11pm 1/05/13 1:11pm

Meet The Most Lovable Team In The FA Cup

From now until the end of the season, we'll be posting a number of clips from the previous weekend's English Premier League/FA Cup games. If there's a goal, save, dive, lip-read profanity, or hocked sputum we should know about, drop us a line at tips@deadspin.com. (You might also enjoy our better-late-than-never FA Cup … » 2/23/12 10:43am 2/23/12 10:43am

Deadspin's Better-Late-Than-Never Guide To The FA Cup

The FA Cup is quite possibly the world's coolest sporting competition. Think Hoosiers, but soccer, in England, with 763 teams. Every accredited soccer team in England—from pub teams (read: beer league) all the way up to the best Premier League clubs—enters the tournament. The small clubs play six rounds of qualifying… » 2/18/12 7:00am 2/18/12 7:00am

One Of The Best Strikes You'll See All Season Just Put Tiny…

It's been a bad week for Bolton goalkeeper Ádám Bogdán. First he let Tim Howard score on him and now he's been victimized by this ridiculous strike off the boot of League Two Macclesfield Town's Arnaud Mendy in FA Cup action. It's 2-1 in Macclesfield 2-2 now after Bolton just equalized. Macclesfield Town… » 1/07/12 11:41am 1/07/12 11:41am