The FA Cup is back – MAGIC!
I was watching the draw the other week and as soon as you saw Yeovil get Manchester United, I could just imagine what was going through the heads of those Yeovil players. This sort of fixture will be the making of those lads’ seasons and let’s be fair, it’s a great opportunity for the club to earn a few quid as well.
No matter what level you’re playing at, you always want to play against the best; especially a juggernaut like Man United, so these players will be absolutely buzzing for it. All they’ll be worried about is not getting a hammering and the longer they can stay in the game for, the more they’ll build their confidence and if they can get to 60-70 minutes and they’re still within touching distance, you never know what could happen in the FA Cup.
As soon as the draw was made, this game would have been at the back of their minds. You always have managers and the board telling you to focus on the league games in hand, but deep down their main focus will be on facing Jose Mourinho’s side at their own gaff, in the fourth round of the FA Cup – it’s what dreams are made of.
Don’t get me wrong, United will win this, simply because they’ve got too much class and quality not to. But, with the FA Cup I can guarantee there’ll be a great atmosphere and it’ll be a good one to watch for neutrals.
Muchos Gracia, Silva…
I had a look at this new geezer’s CV and he’s been about a bit hasn’t he! I think that’s why Watford like him to be honest, because he doesn’t stay anywhere too long himself, which seems to be their mentality anyway. The hierarchy have always gone for guys that are there for a year, if even that long, and it seems that they don’t mind parting company with managers too much.
I’d love to be a fly on the wall during the interview process at Watford! They’ve had a ridiculous amount of managers at the club in the last nine years, but strangely, it seems to have done them the world of good: come in, do your thing and then off you pop!
Personally, I don’t know whether they need to do this because you risk getting rid of some top-quality managers like Silva, who will inevitably end up at a top draw club.
It would be nice to see him stay in the Premier League and I think Everton would have been the best next step for his career. They’ve got a few quid and he’d be able to get his way of playing across but now that Big Sam is on Merseyside, who knows what’s next for Silva.
Chelsea must have read my thoughts on Morata last week – but they’re going about this all wrong!strong>
This is what I don’t get, right, and if I was a Chelsea fan, it would be driving me up the wall…
They’ve got more money than they know what to do with at that club, and they’re being linked with the likes of Crouchy, Andy Carroll and Ashley Barnes. No disrespect to those players, but they ain’t the answer to Chelsea’s attacking problems – no way!!
Why aren’t they going for world elite players?! Chelsea are struggling to win the league this year and they’ll probably struggle to win next year as well.
If I was a Chelsea fan, I’d be saying: “Why are you eyeing them up?! Why?! ARE YOU ON THIS PLANET OR WHAT?!?!”
These fellas ain’t on the right wavelength. They need to be linked with the likes of Griezmann or Lewandowski – if the board came to me and said ‘yeah, we’re going for Crouchy or Carroll’ I’d think they must be pissed!!
I hope this is all just waffle from the press, because in all honesty I’m not sure Crouch or Carroll would go there anyway.
Chelsea don’t even need a target man now a days; they look to get it down and play. All you’ve got to do is look at lads like Hazard, Pedro, Willian and Kante to know that you can be five-foot-nothing and still mix it in the prem: you’ve not got to be built like a brick sh*t house any more!
All you’ve got to do is look at Man City – have they got a big man up top? No, and they’re absolutely romping the league. I’m telling you, it’s a different game now a days.
I don’t care if he’s 4ft or 8ft: JUST GO AND GET A QUALITY PLAYER!!
Get On This FA Cup Treble!
Punters are always looking for a David v Goliath bet during the early stages of the FA Cup and I think I’ve picked out a little gem for you here…
My weekend treble is Leicester (8/13) , Middlesbrough 6/5 and Notts County 10/3, which comes in at just over 14/1. Notts County are smashing it in the league and will be full of confidence going into their fourth-round tie against a very flaky Swansea side.
Leicester have got too much for my old club Peterborough and I’m not surprised at all to see Middlesbrough start as favourites against Brighton – I think they’ll win, especially with Pulis at the helm – he might not play the nicest footy but he knows how to get results!
Enjoy the FA Cup and have a good weekend everyone!