Well it was the FA Cup draw this week and lo and behold it went really well for teams that in the former first division that enjoy the thrills and spills of a long cup run. Here’s to you Watford… a gift in the first real round… a trip to Chelsea. Not only is it Chelsea, it’s likely to be a Chelsea actually interested in winning every trophy there is to win.
On the bright side, there are those that will say that a loss early in the cup will allow the team to focus on the Championship and a promotion push. That sounds good in principle but that’s just a way to placate losers. The other member of my household has a little thing for Sheffield Wednesday and the Citeh – so that’s one team into the round of 4th.
Arsenal vs Hull is interesting because it’s a repeat of last year’s final but then it’s Hull so that’s about as interesting as it gets.
With Liverpool struggling an away game to Wimbledon will invoke thought’s of Lawrie Sanchez (though strict lineage makes it a different team).
FA Cup third-round draw
|Dover Athletic||v||Crystal Palace|
|Manchester City||v||Sheffield Wednesday|
|Aldershot or Rochdale||v||Nottingham Forest|
|Blyth Spartans||v||Birmingham City|
|Oxford or Tranmere||v||Swansea|
|Scunthorpe or Worcester City||v||Chesterfield|
|Cambridge United or Mansfield||v||Bury or Luton|
|Barnsley or Chester||v||Middlesbrough|
|Accrington or Yeovil||v||Manchester United|