Next Up – Chelsea

Next Up – Chelsea 18 March 2012

Manager       Roberto Di Matteo (caretaker)

Founded    10 March 1905     Ground         Stamford Bridge

Address       Fulham Road, Fulham London,  SW6 1HS

Capacity      41,837


1        Petr Cech

2        Branislav Ivanovic

3        Ashley Cole

4        David Luiz

5        Michael Essien

6        Oriol Romeu

7        Ramires

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Next Up – Birmingham

Birmingham City 13 March 2012

Manager        Chris Hughton

Founded      1875              Ground      St Andrews  

Address    Birmingham, B9 4NH   Capacity    30,009 

Highest Gate       66,844 v Everton (FA Cup), 11/2/39  


1        Boaz Myhill              Goalkeeper (on loan from WBA)                

2        Stephen Carr           Defender 

3        David Murphy           Defender 

4        Steven Caldwell        Defender 

5        Pablo Ibanez           Defender 

7        Chris Burke              Midfielder 

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Oppos View – Reading

View from the opposition – Reading 10 March 2012

A bit about you:

Name: Esther Madden

Current home town: Sandhurst

Birthplace: Guildford

How long have you supported your team?

Since 8pm Tuesday January 15th 2008

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: That’s a hard one to answer… the clank of the turnstiles, the wind-turbine… I’m struggling here…

Favourite match played by your team & why: I know we lost, but the quarter finals of the FA Cup against Aston Villa was one of the most exciting games I’ve seen involving every emotion. We thought we were off to Wembley at half-time. It beats actually going there at the end of last season… although if I’d actually been there, beating Liverpool in the cup last year would be right up there. Beating Cardiff in the playoffs was good too.

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Dave Kitson. Saw him on Tuesday playing for Portsmouth . He wasn’t the same player he was for us. 

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Jobi McAnuff – player with a brain, a level head and our current captain, who goes on these mazy runs through the defence. Still my favourite.

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Next Up – Reading

Reading – 10 March 2012

Manager       Brian McDermott

Founded       1871             Ground         The Madejski Stadium

Address       Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0FL

Capacity      24,200

Highest Gate 33,042 v Brentford, FA Cup 5th Round, 19/02/1927


1        Adam Federici          Goalkeeper 

2        Andy Griffin              Defender 

3        Matthew Connolly     Defender (on loan from QPR)                   

4        Jem Karacan            Midfielder 

5        Alex Pearce             Defender 

6        Brynjar Gunnarsson Midfielder 

7        Jay Tabb                  Midfielder 

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Next Up – Bristol City

Bristol City – Tuesday 6 March

Manager       Derek McInnes

Founded       1894   Ground         Ashton Gate

Address        Bristol, BS3 2EJ

Capacity       21,497

Highest Gate          43,335 V Preston, F.A Cup 5th round 16/2/35


1        David James                      Goalkeeper 

2        Jordan Spence                   Defender (on loan from West Ham)         

3        Jamie McAllister                 Defender 

4        Liam Fontaine                    Defender 

5        Lewin Nyatanga                 Defender 

6        Louis Carey                       Defender 

7        Marvin Elliott                      Midfielder 

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