Good morning! Who has two thumbs and forgot to schedule an FA Cup open thread today? This guy. The third round of the FA Cup is always a kind of fun one because its the first round that the Premier League enters into the fray, and no matter which ping-pong balls come out of the bowl you’re guaranteed to see a bunch of lower-division teams that you almost never get to watch any other time.
Like Tranmere, for example.
The cool thing for American viewers is that every single third round match is being streamed on ESPN+, so if you’re bored this morning you can tune in to see Accrington Stanley play Iswich Town! Isn’t that awesome?
I know I missed the early games, but here’s a schedule for the rest of the matches that start at 10 a.m. ET, 3 pm UK. The usual open thread rules apply.
10:00 a.m. games
- Bolton vs. Walsall
- Gillingham vs. Cardiff
- Brentford vs. Oxford City
- Aston Villa vs. Swansea
- Middlesbrough vs. Peterborough
- Everton vs. Lincoln City
- Accrington Stanley vs. Ipswich Town
- Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest
- Fleetwood vs. AFC Wimbledon
- Derby County vs. Southampton
12:30 p.m. games
- Bristol City vs. Huddersfield
- Crystal Palace vs. Grimsby Town
- Blackpool vs. Arsenal
- Norwich City vs. Portsmouth
- Newcastle vs. Blackburn