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Jake still excited by the magic of the FA Cup

The Argus: Jake Forster-Caskey has fond memories of the FA Cup Jake Forster-Caskey has fond memories of the FA Cup

Albion youngster Jake Forster-Caskey insists the FA Cup has lost none of its magic.

The Arsenal fan is gunning for glory against Steve Bruce’s Hull in the last 16 at the Amex on Monday.

Forster-Caskey has fond memories of the competition when he was growing up and a wonder goal by Ray Parlour in the 2002 final against Chelsea.

The fit-again midfielder would love to be involved against the Tigers after featuring in the win against Newcastle two years ago.

Forster-Caskey told The Argus: “I think every player loves to play in the FA Cup. From a little boy you watch it. I’m an Arsenal fan, so the Ray Parlour goal when he smashed it into the top corner is one that I look back to.

“The League is important but the FA Cup is still special. People say it’s not as much anymore but I think if you speak to all the players and when you have got senior pros like Matty Upson wanting to play in it, it just proves to you that it’s a great Cup to be in and it’s exciting.”

Albion have already knocked Newcastle out of the FA Cup twice and Bruce’s Sunderland out of the League Cup at the Amex.

They also gave Arsenal an FA Cup scare before losing 3-2 in the fourth round last year.

Forster-Caskey said: “I was watching that game from the sidelines and they did really well but hopefully we can beat a Prem team this year.

“Anybody coming to the Amex will have a tough game, whether they are in the Premier League or the Championship.

“The way we keep the ball and play at the Amex is going to threaten anybody. I think it will be a good game, I think it will be tight, but you never know in the FA Cup. Let’s hope we can cause an upset.”

Forster-Caskey’s fellow central midfielder Keith Andrews is available for selection after missing the home wins against Doncaster and Leeds with a hamstring injury.

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10:39am Sat 15 Feb 14

Clean Sheet says...

Looking forward to a good game on Monday. Whoever gets to play, I hope they give it their all, and we get a good result.
Looking forward to a good game on Monday. Whoever gets to play, I hope they give it their all, and we get a good result. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 3

10:46am Sat 15 Feb 14

Weploughandmow says...

I love the Cup games at the Amex. It's so great to watch a competitive game where the result is not all-important, and I get to watch my team unclouded by the overriding need to win points. Much more relaxing and enjoyable!
I love the Cup games at the Amex. It's so great to watch a competitive game where the result is not all-important, and I get to watch my team unclouded by the overriding need to win points. Much more relaxing and enjoyable! Weploughandmow
  • Score: 5

11:09am Sat 15 Feb 14

seegull fly in sky says...

Na reed paiper a muddle a fotbawl gam e bawl ga post nut nottice. Dis um impotent fing wot e plyers most lurn. Joke fluster cakey e to bizzy a drink um cap ov tee wen bawl ga ta him
Na reed paiper a muddle a fotbawl gam e bawl ga post nut nottice. Dis um impotent fing wot e plyers most lurn. Joke fluster cakey e to bizzy a drink um cap ov tee wen bawl ga ta him seegull fly in sky
  • Score: -7

11:20am Sat 15 Feb 14

dave from bexill says...

I guess what Jake actually means is that Arsenal is his second favourite team. Good luck Monday if selected young Jake. You're a very young player who's come in for a bit of unfair criticism on here occasionally in my view, but I'm sure you have a brilliant footballing career ahead of you.
I guess what Jake actually means is that Arsenal is his second favourite team. Good luck Monday if selected young Jake. You're a very young player who's come in for a bit of unfair criticism on here occasionally in my view, but I'm sure you have a brilliant footballing career ahead of you. dave from bexill
  • Score: 6

11:42am Sat 15 Feb 14

Alfie T says...

dave from bexill wrote:
I guess what Jake actually means is that Arsenal is his second favourite team. Good luck Monday if selected young Jake. You're a very young player who's come in for a bit of unfair criticism on here occasionally in my view, but I'm sure you have a brilliant footballing career ahead of you.
Not pushed on enough for me,no pace or strength,Ince and March are streets ahead in their development,I expect to see the Icelandic lad coming into the first team set up soon.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: I guess what Jake actually means is that Arsenal is his second favourite team. Good luck Monday if selected young Jake. You're a very young player who's come in for a bit of unfair criticism on here occasionally in my view, but I'm sure you have a brilliant footballing career ahead of you.[/p][/quote]Not pushed on enough for me,no pace or strength,Ince and March are streets ahead in their development,I expect to see the Icelandic lad coming into the first team set up soon. Alfie T
  • Score: 2

1:23pm Sat 15 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

For me, Forster-Caskey's development has stalled and as Alfie has trenchantly posted, he has not pushed on. No reason why he cannot make the grade under Oscar but perhaps he needs to work harder on his stamina with extra sessions.
For me, Forster-Caskey's development has stalled and as Alfie has trenchantly posted, he has not pushed on. No reason why he cannot make the grade under Oscar but perhaps he needs to work harder on his stamina with extra sessions. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 0

2:14pm Sat 15 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

Jfc has been overshadowed by Ince firstly and now by Solly, when on the ball he needs to be a bit more positive imo.
The shine has gone out of the FA cup, just watching Poyets lot, a premiership clash with a place in the last 8 at stake and the place is empty! even at £15 a ticket, a few years ago it would have been a sell out at full price.
Jfc has been overshadowed by Ince firstly and now by Solly, when on the ball he needs to be a bit more positive imo. The shine has gone out of the FA cup, just watching Poyets lot, a premiership clash with a place in the last 8 at stake and the place is empty! even at £15 a ticket, a few years ago it would have been a sell out at full price. To baldly go
  • Score: -1

2:16pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Cory and Trevor says...

seegull fly in sky wrote:
Na reed paiper a muddle a fotbawl gam e bawl ga post nut nottice. Dis um impotent fing wot e plyers most lurn. Joke fluster cakey e to bizzy a drink um cap ov tee wen bawl ga ta him
Spot on there mate, took the words right out of my mouth
[quote][p][bold]seegull fly in sky[/bold] wrote: Na reed paiper a muddle a fotbawl gam e bawl ga post nut nottice. Dis um impotent fing wot e plyers most lurn. Joke fluster cakey e to bizzy a drink um cap ov tee wen bawl ga ta him[/p][/quote]Spot on there mate, took the words right out of my mouth Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 4

3:14pm Sat 15 Feb 14

wiseman of hove says...

To baldly go wrote:
Jfc has been overshadowed by Ince firstly and now by Solly, when on the ball he needs to be a bit more positive imo.
The shine has gone out of the FA cup, just watching Poyets lot, a premiership clash with a place in the last 8 at stake and the place is empty! even at £15 a ticket, a few years ago it would have been a sell out at full price.
Not sure I agree with you about the cup. It depends who you are drawn against. Southampton are hardly an attraction. Money is still tight and it was on BT Sport. I suspect a lot of Soton fans are pretty fed up. No draw to look forward to tomorrow. Season over for them.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Jfc has been overshadowed by Ince firstly and now by Solly, when on the ball he needs to be a bit more positive imo. The shine has gone out of the FA cup, just watching Poyets lot, a premiership clash with a place in the last 8 at stake and the place is empty! even at £15 a ticket, a few years ago it would have been a sell out at full price.[/p][/quote]Not sure I agree with you about the cup. It depends who you are drawn against. Southampton are hardly an attraction. Money is still tight and it was on BT Sport. I suspect a lot of Soton fans are pretty fed up. No draw to look forward to tomorrow. Season over for them. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 3

11:52pm Sat 15 Feb 14

OldGull says...

Give the lad a break
He is still only 19.
He has made 19 appearances this season and has never let the side down.
Give the lad a break He is still only 19. He has made 19 appearances this season and has never let the side down. OldGull
  • Score: 4

8:07pm Sun 16 Feb 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Alfie T wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
I guess what Jake actually means is that Arsenal is his second favourite team. Good luck Monday if selected young Jake. You're a very young player who's come in for a bit of unfair criticism on here occasionally in my view, but I'm sure you have a brilliant footballing career ahead of you.
Not pushed on enough for me,no pace or strength,Ince and March are streets ahead in their development,I expect to see the Icelandic lad coming into the first team set up soon.
Must take issue with you there Mr T, JFK has more pace than Ince and a better final ball than Solly, so I think all three have lots of improvements to make in there development. Jake's technical ability is much more advanced than the other DS lads, hence his break through season was last. As for the Icelandic lad, Asmundsson is Norwegian.
[quote][p][bold]Alfie T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: I guess what Jake actually means is that Arsenal is his second favourite team. Good luck Monday if selected young Jake. You're a very young player who's come in for a bit of unfair criticism on here occasionally in my view, but I'm sure you have a brilliant footballing career ahead of you.[/p][/quote]Not pushed on enough for me,no pace or strength,Ince and March are streets ahead in their development,I expect to see the Icelandic lad coming into the first team set up soon.[/p][/quote]Must take issue with you there Mr T, JFK has more pace than Ince and a better final ball than Solly, so I think all three have lots of improvements to make in there development. Jake's technical ability is much more advanced than the other DS lads, hence his break through season was last. As for the Icelandic lad, Asmundsson is Norwegian. 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 1

8:15pm Sun 16 Feb 14

2ndCitySeagull says...

Apologies all round particularly to Emil the Icelander!
Apologies all round particularly to Emil the Icelander! 2ndCitySeagull
  • Score: 1

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