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GUARDIAN – FA Cup quarter-finals: breaking down each of the last-eight ties

How will Bradford handle being favourites now they’re on TV? Will Villa do the double over West Brom? Rodgers and the risk of resting Moreno and Arsenal bid to finally win at Old TraffordThere’s a certain irony to Cup underdogs Bradford City finally being given a live slot on free-to-air TV for an FA Cup game – and then being built up as favourites. The TV appeal was in their plucky status. With bookies fancying the Bantams to book a semi-final spot at Wembley, it seems a shame that Phil Parkinson’s team will now have to play under the weight of expectation. Championship side Reading haven’t won in three games and are low on confidence. They appear to be there for the taking. Continue reading…

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