The spirit of the FA Cup has returned, as Barnsley--Championship team Barnsley--have beaten Chelsea in the FA Cup quarterfinal this evening!
I can't remember the last time I screamed in such delight--after listening to such a fantastic match, one that truly had it all: close shaves, fouls, spills, and a superb amount of determined, soulful playing from Barnsley.
This plucky little club has now beaten Liverpool and Chelsea--two giants of the EPL--and has made it to the semi-finals at Wembley!
This will be their first time there in almost 100 years, and this--THIS--is the magic of the FA Cup!
I'm sorry, but a proper match report? I'm too excited to write one!
Alright, a second-half header from Barnsley's Kayode Odejayi has sensationally dumped Chelsea out of the FA cup!
Chelsea fought hard, but Barnsley held on, and held on...and despite a crowd invasion (quickly dealt with) two minutes from the end...stayed ahead to record a historical win!
For the first time in two decades, the winner of the FA Cup will not be Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool--and it can only be a good thing!
Chelsea fans will be devastated--their dreams of a quadruple have been destroyed in two weeks. Do I care? Not really! Given that I am more concerned and delighted for the courageous Barnsley!
From a Charlton fan to the whole host of Barnsley fans--I will be supporting you guys in the next round, and to the final!
Good luck, and well done!
COME ON YOU REDS!
The magic of the FA Cup has well and truly returned!