Merseyside Derby (and others) Live Thread

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Dejected Jack Rodwell of Everton after defeat in the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on March 13, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

As we've mentioned previously, today's FA Cup semifinal between Everton and Liverpool is potentially huge when it comes to Newcastle's chances of qualifying for European competition. Long story short: If Everton lose, it's a good thing, but it's not a guarantee of anything. If the Toffees pull it out, there's still plenty of room to get in, but it's a much harder road. There are no draws or replays at this stage of the competition.

The action starts at 1230 BST, and it will be shown on ESPN in the UK and on Fox Soccer in the US.

There are also some Premier League fixtures today (all times BST):

Norwich vs. Manchester City, 1245
Swansea vs. Blackburn, 1500
West Brom vs. QPR, 1500
Sunderland vs. Wolves, 1500

We've got some Championship matches relevant to the promotion push as well (all times BST):

West Ham United vs. Brighton, 1500
Birmingham City vs. Bristol City, 1500
Nottingham Forest vs. Blackpool, 1500
Barnsley vs. Cardiff City, 1500
Derby County vs. Middlesbrough, 1500
Millwall vs. Leicester City, 1500
Leeds United vs. Peterborough United, 1500

Other fixtures of interest to our commenters (all times BST for consistency's sake; let me know if you want me to add your team to this list in the future):

Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hertha Berlin, 1430
Schalke 04 vs. Borussia Dortmund, 1430 (BVB clinch the title with a win and a Bayern loss)
Hamburg SV vs. Hannover 96, 1430
Bayern Munich vs. Mainz, 1730

Serie A
AC Milan vs. Genoa, 1700
Udinese vs. Inter Milan, 1945


La Liga
Real Madrid vs. Sporting Gijon, 1900

MLS
New England Revolution vs. DC United, 2100
Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, 2100
FC Dallas vs. Montreal Impact, 0130
Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake, 0130
LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers, 0330

Eredivisie
Feyenoord Rotterdam vs. Excelsior, 1845

SPL
St Johnstone vs. Dundee United, 1230
Heart of Midlothian vs. Rangers, 1500

Saudi Premier League
Al-Hilal vs. Al-Ittifaq, 1240 (I'm sure that's a local time, don't know the conversion)

FMF
Atlante vs. UNAM, 1500

League Two
Cheltenham Town vs. Accrington Stanley, 1500
Crawley Town vs. AFC Wimbledon, 1500

Rugby
Gloucester Rugby vs. Newcastle Falcons, 1500
Brumbies vs. Melbourne Rebels, 1940 local (conversion?)

AFL
Gold Coast vs. Essendon, 1940 local (conversion?)

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