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Newletter - Octagon Archive

1 January 2006

Octagon Archive welcomes the New Year offering footage from a number of top sporting events…

Future Sporting Events Represented by Octagon:

Football 7th - 8th January 2006 FA Cup 3rd Round

The excitement of the FA Cup is unparalleled, and the third round is no exception. The draw brings together the countries non-league survivors with the premiership elite. Heroic Tamworth’s victory against League One Hartlepool United has been rewarded with a draw away at Championship side Stoke City. But for the tie of the round, Manchester United will travel to lowly Burton Albion in a potential giant-killing match. While Northwich Victoria will travel to Stadium of Light to face premiership Sunderland.

The full draw is as follows:

West Bromwich Albion v Reading
Fulham v Leyton Orient
Brighton v Coventry
Wolves v Plymouth
Port Vale v Doncaster
Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton
Torquay v Birmingham
Manchester City v Scunthorpe
Newcastle United v Mansfield
Luton Town v Liverpool
Preston v Crewe
Stoke v Tamworth
Derby v Burnley
Southampton v Milton Keynes Dons
Blackburn v QPR
Arsenal v Cardiff
Stockport v Brentford
Norwich v West Ham
Ipswich v Portsmouth
Wigan v Leeds
Sunderland v Northwich Victoria
Chelsea v Huddersfield
Cheltenham Town v Chester City
Leicester v Tottenham
Watford v Bolton
Sheffield United v Colchester United
Nuneaton Borough v Middlesbrough
Hull City v Aston Villa
Barnsley v Walsall
Burton Albion v Manchester United
Crystal Palace v Northampton Town
Millwall v Everton

Football January 2006 Carling Cup – Semi-Finals

Arsenal and Manchester United have been kept apart in this month’s Carling Cup semi-finals. Arsenal travel to Wigan for the first leg of their tie whilst Manchester United are also away at Blackburn for their first game.

Semi-Final Draw:

Wigan V Arsenal (10th and 24th January)

Blackburn V Manchester United (11th and 24th January)

Recently Available Footage:

Football League – Update

Success in the hectic Christmas fixture list has often been the make or break point in many a team’s season. With 12 points available in only 8 days, wins during the festive season are vital. League leaders Reading have continued to press ahead in their quest for promotion to the Premiership, with 3 wins and a draw, including an emphatic 5-1 win over Cardiff at the Madejski Stadium. The goals came from Ibrahima Sonko and two each from the prolific Dave Kitson and Steve Sidwell securing the points for Steve Coppell’s team. Neil Warnock’s second place Sheffield United started the Christmas campaign badly, losing 3-1 at home to Norwich City. The Blades bounced back with three consecutive Championship victories leaving them seven points behind the league leaders.

Australia’s Home World Cup Qualifiers:

Relive Australia’s amazing World Cup Play-Off victory against Uruguay at the Telstra Stadium, Sydney. Spanish based striker, John Aloisi, scored the decisive penalty to put the Socceroos through to their first World Cup Finals in over 20 years.

England’s Home World Cup 2006 Qualifiers:

Octagon CSI can provide footage of all England’s home World Cup qualifiers from David Beckham’s wonder goal in the 2 – 0 defeat of Wales at Old Trafford to Frank Lampard’s sweet volley against Poland securing England’s passage to Germany 2006.

Tennis: Aberdeen Cup (Scotland v England)

Teenage tennis sensation Andy Murray sealed victory for Scotland at the inaugural Aberdeen Cup after a hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, (10-4) victory over Greg Rusedski in a third set champions tie-break.

Victory hung in the balance until the final match of the two day event, but Murray’s first career victory over Rusedski sealed a 4½ to 2½ win for Scotland in the annual series against England. Murray said of the event, “Once again the atmosphere was truly amazing, so they kept me in the match. The people of Aberdeen have really taken this event to their hearts and I’ve got to thank them for all the support they gave me and the Scotland team this weekend.”

Contact Octagon for any footage of this event.

Octagon’s Stock Footage

Octagon CSI’s vast library of stock footage contains generic shots from around the globe. Phone Octagon Archive if you require any general views, stadium shots or cityscapes from around the world.

Acquisition & Restoration:
Let us represent your collection:

Octagon Archive licenses and distributes footage to many different organisations globally including agencies, production companies, broadcasters and independent producers for use in a wide range of programming. We are currently looking to represent/acquire all types of footage; this can be any kind of footage - for example, nature, travel, entertainment, sport, war, home movie footage etc. Competitive commercial terms are offered. Octagon Archive is the ideal home for any footage you may have and wish to commercialise.

If you feel this arrangement could be of benefit to you please contact Matt Wills, Head of Acquisitions and Restoration. / +44 20 7751 2957.


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