Monday, February 19, 2007

FA Cup quarter-final draw

Well, that dampened a little of the Wembley dreams didn't it?

Handed an away draw at either Arsenal or Blackburn is not the easiest of tasks now facing us, and I'm sure we weren't the only team out there rueing the pairing of Plymouth and Watford.

Still - and trying to take a positive spin here, it could have been a whole lot worse. Either of the teams we face will likely be bang in the middle of European action and if it is Arsenal they are likely to play several members of their 'shadow' side.

Personally, I think drawing either of Chelsea, United or Tottenham away would have been a far tougher prospect than the one we have been handed, but wouldn't it have been a whole lot nicer to be playing at home?

Full draw:

Middlesbrough or West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United or Reading
Arsenal or Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur
Plymouth Argyle v Watford

vote it up!


Wigan Blue said...

Prefer Arsenal myself. If Wenger plays those juniors, we could do a lot worse than to throw our young lads at them (with the back-up of our Old Guard of course). Plus, half the takings from the Emirates (God - what a sad name. The sooner we rename our outside concourse 'Maine Road', the better!). We can win this!

City in the States said...

You have to expect a tough row when you get to the final eight. Yes away to Arsenal or Rovers is difficult but I'll take either over away to Utd. or Chelsea. Lookng forward to the match either way.