Sutton United keeper caught in betting scandal

Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is likely to face an FA investigation after he was seen eating a pie while the national league side were playing Arsenal in the fifth round tie of the FA Cup football tournament.

The deed from the keeper was a breach of FA’s betting rules which said: “A participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition.” Continue reading

Sutton United Assistant Manager Stevens: “It is a fantastic draw”

Sutton United Assistant Manager Micky Stevens said he was excited about the prospect of taking on Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round next month.

Stevens said, “I have had to come and sit down, I cannot quite believe that but we will take that. I am a life-long Chelsea fan so I had my fingers crossed for that but it cannot be much better. Craig Eastmond and Roarie Deacon have both been involved at Arsenal in their younger days and I have never seen them jump up and down as much.” Continue reading

Arsenal get Sutton United in FA Cup draw

Arsenal will make the long journey from the North to the South, of London that is, to take on National League side Sutton United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The Gunners, 12 time champions of the competition, including a record six times under Manager Arsene Wenger, will be relishing the prospect of being able to rotate their squad once again and use fringe players when they take on a side they will be expected to comfortably beat in Sutton United. Continue reading