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Aston Villa vs. Blackpool: How to watch the FA Cup online

Lineups, open thread, and how to follow Aston Villa vs. Blackpool in the third round of the FA Cup.

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Aston Villa get set to take on Blackpool in the third round of the FA Cup today. If you're unfamiliar with the FA Cup, it's England's most and longest-running cup competition. As such, you'd probably figure that you could watch it online or on TV somehow. Well, you'd be wrong. Seeing the opportunity for free money, the higher-ups in English football have collectively said "no, thanks" and screwed us all out of being able to watch. No, really. Take a look at the LiveSoccer TV listings for today. Good news if you want to watch Tottenham-Chelsea.

Available TV: Hahaha, silly you. Nothing. Not even if you want to pay.

Available streaming: Not even anything illegal!

Available radio: Oh, well there are actually options here. Jack Woodward is on AVTV which you can get here, or if you are in the UK you can listen (we think) to BBC Lancashire.

And it's a real shame, too, because this is a pretty great Villa lineup today.

Aston Villa Starting XI

Shay Given, Alan Hutton, Jores Okore, Ciaran Clark, Aly Cissokho, Tom Cleverley, Joe Cole, Ashley Westwood (yay!), Carlos Sanchez, Christian Benteke, Jack Grealish

Aston Villa Subs

Brad Guzan, Leandro Bacuna, Andi Weimann, Gary Gardner, Charles N'Zogbia, Matthew Lowton, Ricardo Calder

Blackpool Starting XI

Joe Lewis, David Perkins, Peter Clarke, Steve Davies, Andrea Orlandi, Nathan Delfouneso, Charles Dunne, Tony McMahon, Jamie O'Hara, Mark Waddington, Darren O'Dea

Blackpool Subs

Elliot Parish, Chris Eagles, Ishmael Miller, Tom Barkhuizen, Dom Telford, Nyron Nosworthy, Henry Cameron