Obika targets Gunners

Jonathan Obika scores the third goal (photo Simon Dack)

Jonathan Obika scores the third goal (photo Simon Dack)

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Jonathan Obika is eyeing an FA Cup return to Arsenal after opening his account for Albion.

The on-loan striker was on the bench for Spurs in their third round defeat at the Emirates.

Obika, scorer of the Seagulls' clinching goal in yesterday's 3-1 win at Port Vale, would not mind going back there in round five.

He told The Argus: "I would welcome that. I was on the bench for the FA Cup for Tottenham, so it would be nice to play there. You would love any big test. Big teams are still in there and you want to test yourselves up against them."

At least ten Premier League clubs will be in the last 16, including Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton and Chelsea if they beat Stoke at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Fulham, away to Sheffield United at lunchtime, could make it 11.

Albion are one of four Championship sides definitely through with holders Wigan, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton, while Nottingham Forest face a replay away to Preston.

The draw is live on ITV after coverage of the Chelsea game (3.30pm).

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10:57am Sun 26 Jan 14

Gazza by the sea says...

Arsenal away. Perfect. Another ground to tick off the list. But you just know it'll be the DW or Hillsborough don't you.........
Arsenal away. Perfect. Another ground to tick off the list. But you just know it'll be the DW or Hillsborough don't you......... Gazza by the sea
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11:36am Sun 26 Jan 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Like a home game, against the big guns might even persuade some players to stay
Like a home game, against the big guns might even persuade some players to stay Tonyuk175
  • Score: -1

11:38am Sun 26 Jan 14

Steveg1958 says...

Id settle for Sheffield Wed, and one of the big boys in round six. !
Anymore news on non league or league one signings ?
Id settle for Sheffield Wed, and one of the big boys in round six. ! Anymore news on non league or league one signings ? Steveg1958
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11:59am Sun 26 Jan 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Oscar v Roberto Martinez would be an intriguing tie. UTA
Oscar v Roberto Martinez would be an intriguing tie. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: -1

12:46pm Sun 26 Jan 14

saraman says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Id settle for Sheffield Wed, and one of the big boys in round six. ! Anymore news on non league or league one signings ?
One of the big guns home or away to make some good money and maybe an upset. Failing that, Charlton or SW at home in next round, then we are in the QF's.
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Id settle for Sheffield Wed, and one of the big boys in round six. ! Anymore news on non league or league one signings ?[/p][/quote]One of the big guns home or away to make some good money and maybe an upset. Failing that, Charlton or SW at home in next round, then we are in the QF's. saraman
  • Score: 1

2:35pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Conelli98 says...

Sunderland please!
Sunderland please! Conelli98
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2:55pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Sunderland please!
Oh thank goodness for that. I was beginning to think I had only dreamed Slumberland's thumping 1-0 victory over the mighty Kidderminster Harriers.

I'm surprised that the Fartgas journalists haven't been touting the possibility of an early return to the Amex for Gus.

Actually, as I'm seven jours ahead of UK time I can now exclusively reveal that we are at home to the @rse in the 6th round... and before anyone says it, I'm not referring to Gus!!

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: Sunderland please![/p][/quote]Oh thank goodness for that. I was beginning to think I had only dreamed Slumberland's thumping 1-0 victory over the mighty Kidderminster Harriers. I'm surprised that the Fartgas journalists haven't been touting the possibility of an early return to the Amex for Gus. Actually, as I'm seven jours ahead of UK time I can now exclusively reveal that we are at home to the @rse in the 6th round... and before anyone says it, I'm not referring to Gus!! UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
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3:41pm Sun 26 Jan 14

and another thing.... says...

Surely has to be Sunderland at home!
Surely has to be Sunderland at home! and another thing....
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4:21pm Sun 26 Jan 14

brightonup says...

and another thing.... wrote:
Surely has to be Sunderland at home!
Yes, that really would be top draw(er)!
[quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: Surely has to be Sunderland at home![/p][/quote]Yes, that really would be top draw(er)! brightonup
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4:37pm Sun 26 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

brightonup wrote:
and another thing.... wrote:
Surely has to be Sunderland at home!
Yes, that really would be top draw(er)!
I would prefer any of the opposition at home, any, EXCEPT, Sunderland. I think too much cup magic would be lost by the split in thinking among Brighton fans re Poyet, the game would become too personal. If it were to be Sunderland, then play it at their ground.
[quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: Surely has to be Sunderland at home![/p][/quote]Yes, that really would be top draw(er)![/p][/quote]I would prefer any of the opposition at home, any, EXCEPT, Sunderland. I think too much cup magic would be lost by the split in thinking among Brighton fans re Poyet, the game would become too personal. If it were to be Sunderland, then play it at their ground. VegasSeagull
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5:12pm Sun 26 Jan 14

fratsomrover says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
brightonup wrote:
and another thing.... wrote:
Surely has to be Sunderland at home!
Yes, that really would be top draw(er)!
I would prefer any of the opposition at home, any, EXCEPT, Sunderland. I think too much cup magic would be lost by the split in thinking among Brighton fans re Poyet, the game would become too personal. If it were to be Sunderland, then play it at their ground.
What absolute rubbish Vegas. I couldn't disagree more. Bring the black cats to The Amex and lets give them a pasting. We have a great record at The Amex against teams from the North East having beaten both Sunderland and Newcastle three times in cup competitions. Who in their right mind would prefer to go all the way up to Sunderland in preference to playing at home.
Actually an Albion v Sunderland draw would probably be the tie of the round and attract more publicity than any other game.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: Surely has to be Sunderland at home![/p][/quote]Yes, that really would be top draw(er)![/p][/quote]I would prefer any of the opposition at home, any, EXCEPT, Sunderland. I think too much cup magic would be lost by the split in thinking among Brighton fans re Poyet, the game would become too personal. If it were to be Sunderland, then play it at their ground.[/p][/quote]What absolute rubbish Vegas. I couldn't disagree more. Bring the black cats to The Amex and lets give them a pasting. We have a great record at The Amex against teams from the North East having beaten both Sunderland and Newcastle three times in cup competitions. Who in their right mind would prefer to go all the way up to Sunderland in preference to playing at home. Actually an Albion v Sunderland draw would probably be the tie of the round and attract more publicity than any other game. fratsomrover
  • Score: 1

5:33pm Sun 26 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

fratsomrover wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
brightonup wrote:
and another thing.... wrote:
Surely has to be Sunderland at home!
Yes, that really would be top draw(er)!
I would prefer any of the opposition at home, any, EXCEPT, Sunderland. I think too much cup magic would be lost by the split in thinking among Brighton fans re Poyet, the game would become too personal. If it were to be Sunderland, then play it at their ground.
What absolute rubbish Vegas. I couldn't disagree more. Bring the black cats to The Amex and lets give them a pasting. We have a great record at The Amex against teams from the North East having beaten both Sunderland and Newcastle three times in cup competitions. Who in their right mind would prefer to go all the way up to Sunderland in preference to playing at home.
Actually an Albion v Sunderland draw would probably be the tie of the round and attract more publicity than any other game.
Step back a bit mate, I simply said what, 'I,' would prefer, you don't have to agree but to say that my preference is rubbish, is, well, rubbish.
If a person doesn't agree with you or others they are talking RUBBISH?

I think you over stepped the mark with your opening words. You have your preference and I have mine, simples.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]and another thing....[/bold] wrote: Surely has to be Sunderland at home![/p][/quote]Yes, that really would be top draw(er)![/p][/quote]I would prefer any of the opposition at home, any, EXCEPT, Sunderland. I think too much cup magic would be lost by the split in thinking among Brighton fans re Poyet, the game would become too personal. If it were to be Sunderland, then play it at their ground.[/p][/quote]What absolute rubbish Vegas. I couldn't disagree more. Bring the black cats to The Amex and lets give them a pasting. We have a great record at The Amex against teams from the North East having beaten both Sunderland and Newcastle three times in cup competitions. Who in their right mind would prefer to go all the way up to Sunderland in preference to playing at home. Actually an Albion v Sunderland draw would probably be the tie of the round and attract more publicity than any other game.[/p][/quote]Step back a bit mate, I simply said what, 'I,' would prefer, you don't have to agree but to say that my preference is rubbish, is, well, rubbish. If a person doesn't agree with you or others they are talking RUBBISH? I think you over stepped the mark with your opening words. You have your preference and I have mine, simples. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

5:38pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Alan G Skinner says...

Brighton v. Hull City
Brighton v. Hull City Alan G Skinner
  • Score: 3

10:38pm Sun 26 Jan 14

tonypulis says...

Seagull versus a Tiger. Only one winner there I'm afraid. Seagulls fight dirty. He'll peck his eyes out then nick his chips.
I think you might just reach the quarter finals my seagull friends. Good luck.







He'll peck his eyes out then nick his chips. I think you might just reach the quarter finals.
Seagull versus a Tiger. Only one winner there I'm afraid. Seagulls fight dirty. He'll peck his eyes out then nick his chips. I think you might just reach the quarter finals my seagull friends. Good luck. He'll peck his eyes out then nick his chips. I think you might just reach the quarter finals. tonypulis
  • Score: 3

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