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FA Cup: Another Premiership Opponent

FA Cup: Another Premiership Opponent

Surprise surprise. The FA clearly wants a United v Chelsea final again. And clearly they wish that we negotiate our way through top-flight opposition all the time.

The path is clear. We will play Portsmouth at Old Trafford on the weekend of March 8/9. If we go through (and it's highly likely given Pompey's atrociuos record at Old Trafford) we will meet Middlesbrough in the semi-final if they beat two Championship sides at home.

Meanwhile Chelsea waltz through lower-league opponents and will await us in the final eagerly to repeat last season's victory. Very exciting, isn't it? No, I know it isn't.

Another, even more cruel scenario would be to squeeze an FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea into April when we will face them in the league, will have a little meeting with Arsenal and travel to unpleasant places like Middlesbrough and Blackburn...

Wouldn't it be better to send out the U18 and go out against Pompey? And why can't we once face a lower league team if my wish of meeting Chelsea so early could not be guaranteed?

Writer:Zae
Date:Monday February 18 2008
Time: 1:53PM

Comments

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I agree send out your U18 side against us... Well maybe this season is our time to finally beat you at Old Trafford
imazav
18/02/2008 14:06:00
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imazav lol.
kaybee
18/02/2008 14:40:00
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Might as well play you then Barnsley in the semi's
imazav
18/02/2008 14:43:00
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United v West Brom final.
SweetLeftFoot
18/02/2008 14:54:00
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agree, send out the kids - they arent a patch on arsenal's kids so we could beat them :-) the gods have shined on us against ipswich, plymouth and preston they have shown their vengence on us now with a tie with united, and at old trafford no less... its gonna take a mighty fine effort to win but im not giving up hope - we'll do you, and without a replay ;-)
pompeyrug
18/02/2008 15:23:00
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you guys are lucky not getting your a** kicked by Chelsea so early....wait till the final though!
chelseaforever
18/02/2008 15:23:00
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chelseaforever you couldnt even kick huddersfield
rooneyisgod
18/02/2008 15:35:00
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Whatever happens we will out sign united which is always fun :)
imazav
18/02/2008 15:58:00
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you mean sing not sign i presume.
SweetLeftFoot
18/02/2008 16:01:00
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Sorry type error...
imazav
18/02/2008 16:09:00
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