Chris O (follow on Twitter: @COakleyFtbl)
Sat 24 January 2009

Catch the FA Cup 4th Round with ITV.com

Yes it's FA Cup Fourth Round weekend this weekend, so time for us to obligingly point all you UK football fans in the direction of our good friends at ITV.com.

As you may be aware, ITV have the rights to broadcast all the action from the FA Cup this season on TV, but their website has lots more exclusive stuff to get you in the mood before, during and after the matches take place.

Visit the site now and you'll find preview interviews with all the managers involved in FA Cup games this weekend as soon as they arrive from ITV's many and varied regional newsrooms. There’ll also be running text updates on team news and reports right up to the games, with team news as soon as its available.

Also today, there’ll be some classic Brian Clough moments online to mark the Notts Forest v Derby match that took place last night, as well as some classic cup upset clips.

Ahead of the Hartlepool v West Ham and Man United v Tottenham games that ITV1 are showing live this weekend, you'll find exclusive interviews with Ronaldo, James Collins and any other players ITV Sport speaks to ahead of the games. There’s also a ‘player to watch’ feature for both live matches and an exclusive extra 15 minutes of analysis after the Man United game which will only be available on ITV.com and via the interactive red button on your remote.

Finally, from midnight on Sunday there’ll be extended highlights of every game from the Fourth Round on ITV.com - even games that could only be broadcast for a few minutes due to running time on the Saturday evening highlights show will be available with up to 8 minutes of footage on ITV.com.

So there we are. Lots of reasons to visit ITV.com this weekend and in case you were wondering, no, we're not being paid to plug ITV. We just happen to think they're doing a bloomin' good job covering the competition and are providing a wonderful service for you, our humble audience.

Whether your team's playing in the FA Cup or not this weekend, enjoy your football!

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