Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Preview: Portsmouth and Cardiff Break Mold
Reuters, May 16th, 2008 3:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

For the first time since 1991, that none of  England's "big four" -- Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea or Arsenal -- reached the English FA Cup final, which will be contested by Portsmouth and Cardiff City (second division) on Saturday (TV: Setanta pay-per-view, live, 10 am ET).

You have to go all the way back to 1927 to find the last time Cardiff made the final. That was the year Cardiff became the only non-English club to win the Cup in what was its last appearance in the final until this season. "Portsmouth and ourselves have broken the mold this season," says Cardiff manager Dave Jones, "and I don't think that will happen again for a long, long time."

Portsmouth must go back to 1939 for its only success. For Pompey manager Harry Redknapp, who has never made a Wembley final in more than 40 years as a coach and player, it is an overdue reward for a lifetime's dedication to the game. "It's great for everyone at the club," he said. "I look at where we were two years ago [almost relegated from the Premier League)] or five years ago when we were near the bottom of the Championship and now we are in the Cup final."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
High school vs. club debate rages in New Jersey    
High school vs. club has long been an issue on the boys side, culminating with the ...
Man United's Falcao Out Two Weeks    
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao will be out for another two weeks with a "new injury", ...
Arsenal's Injury Woes Ahead of Man United Clash     
While much has been made of the injury crisis facing Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal, ...
Bolton Coach Fumes at Klinsmann    
Bolton Wanderers coach Neil Lennon on Friday slammed USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann for what he called ...
Liverpool Investigates Sturridge Injury    
Liverpool has opened an investigation into Daniel Sturridge's persistent injury problems after the striker suffered yet ...
Report: Messi Could Leave Barca over Tax Threat     
According to unnamed sources cited by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, Lionel Messi may leave Barcelona due ...
Chelsea's Costa 'Totally Recovered' From Injury    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that star striker Diego Costa, who missed Spain's 3-0 win against ...
Klopp Hints at Reus Departure     
Jurgen Klopp admitted that he is powerless to keep Marco Reus at Borussia Dortmund, and hinted ...
Report: Blind Injury Not as Bad as Feared     
Manchester United on Thursday was boosted by the news that defender Daley Blind will be out ...
Parma Deducted Points for Missing Payments    
Serie A club Parma will be deducted between one and six points this season for failing ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives